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Science protest stretches from Oceania to North Pole

Science protest stretches from Oceania to North Pole The Trump administration's assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global.The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia.

Let Justin Trudeau lull you to dreamland with his mesmerizing Earth Day message

Let Justin Trudeau lull you to dreamland with his mesmerizing Earth Day message Justin Trudeau is here to lull you to sleep, and wish you a happy Earth Day.The Canadian prime minister released an incredibly soothing video on Saturday wishing everyone an active, outdoorsy, socially responsible holiday.

The science march is about 'hope' for a fact-based future

The science march is about 'hope' for a fact-based future In cities all over the world Saturday, scientists and fans of fact and reason have come out in droves to support science.We went to the New York City March for Science to ask people exactly what brought them into the streets to march in support of science.

Even Trump's Earth Day message was anti-science

Even Trump's Earth Day message was anti-science President Donald Trump just released a statement for Earth Day, and it doesn't seem like he really loves the Earth?Along with some faint praise of America's "abundant natural resources and awe-inspiring beauty," Trump used Earth Day to talk about jobs.

Trump tweets Mexico will 'eventually' pay for the wall 'in some form' after Democrats also agree to pay for it

Trump tweets Mexico will 'eventually' pay for the wall 'in some form' after Democrats also agree to pay for it So Trump is upset Democrats won't fund his border wall.6 billion border wall (according to estimates from the U.

American Airlines in hot water after flight attendant almost gets in fight with passenger

American Airlines in hot water after flight attendant almost gets in fight with passenger This time, it's American Airlines under scrutiny after a passenger posted a video on Facebook showing an angry confrontation between a passenger and flight attendant.AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby.

This 57-year-old woman just beat out every other astronaut to set a space record

This 57-year-old woman just beat out every other astronaut to set a space record Stand up and take notice of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.Not only is Whitson the first woman to command the International Space Station twice, she's the oldest woman to fly to space for NASA, and we think she might be the record holder for most records set in space (though we don't know that for sure).

Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya

Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya The testimonials of gay and bisexual men recently targeted, detained, and tortured in Chechnya are nothing short of harrowing.-based advocacy organization Human Rights First, gay men from Russia read personal accounts of abduction and violence from survivors of torture in Chechnya.

Global warming is increasingly being felt in our weather

Global warming is increasingly being felt in our weather Around the world, global warming is making unprecedented weather and climate events far more likely to occur, with the planet now teetering on the edge of a new era of routinely damaging global warming-related extremes, a new study found.What the researchers found was surprising: The influence of global warming is already clear globally, with the greatest certainty concerning hot weather records.

Tinder wants you to swipe right on this rhino to help save his species

Tinder wants you to swipe right on this rhino to help save his species The platform hopes to save Sudan's species from extinction.Southern white rhinos aren't endangered, but they are a different subspecies from northern white rhinos.

Striking portrait series celebrates the resilience of black Muslim Americans

Striking portrait series celebrates the resilience of black Muslim Americans As a black Muslim American, the photographer and visual artist was often overlooked in conversations around blackness as well as Muslim identity, with many people not realizing how deeply the two identities intertwine.On April 19, he launched a striking portrait series called "#BeingBlackAndMuslim.

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic These are the conclusions of a new, comprehensive assessment of the Arctic climate by a division of the Arctic Council — a cooperative, governing body that helps oversee development in the Far North.Compared to the previous SWIPA report, which was produced in 2011, the new assessment paints a far more dire picture of an Arctic climate in overdrive.

Take a virtual tour of NYC's historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map

Take a virtual tour of NYC's historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map A new interactive map is "making an invisible history visible" by letting users uncover the LGBTQ community's impact on New York City.The map, launched by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project in late March, highlights queer contributions and culture throughout the last 200 years.

The sea would swallow these cities under an 'extreme' scenario

The sea would swallow these cities under an 'extreme' scenario Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century.Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published an extreme high-end sea level rise scenario, showing 10 to 12 feet of sea level rise by 2100 around the U.

This view finally makes me want to risk my life to fly to space

This view finally makes me want to risk my life to fly to space I know that this is a weird thing for a space reporter to admit publicly, but here's the truth: I've never had any desire to travel to space.Let's just say that I've seen one too many rockets explode to make me comfortable with flying up to space.

The Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings: Here are the photos to prove it

The Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings: Here are the photos to prove it The Saturn-exploring spacecraft managed to successfully fly through the 1,500 mile gap between Saturn and its rings and survive seemingly unscathed.At its nearest point, Cassini flew about 1,900 miles above  Saturn's clouds, which are mainly comprised of hydrogen and helium.

Antarctica's Blood Falls mystery has been solved

Antarctica's Blood Falls mystery has been solved We may finally have an explanation for a red waterfall in Antarctica that has puzzled visitors and researchers since its discovery in 1911.Blood Falls may owe its rusty, bloody color to salty water that has been trapped under the Taylor glacier for more than 1 million years.

NASA doesn't have replacements for its aging spacesuits

NASA doesn't have replacements for its aging spacesuits According to a new report from the space agency's Office of Inspector General, NASA may not have enough spacesuits to make it through 2024—the year when the Space Station is expected to end its operational life under NASA and the other international agencies.This isn't entirely NASA's fault, however.