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Most people don't know that earwigs have wings—let alone some of the most incredible wings in the animal kingdom

CATS ARE NOT TEST TUBES. RETWEET if you want to help PETA end all experiments.

Stuart Robert on his feet in QT saying “not a single participant has seen a decrease” in their support packages. But he’s talking about the AVERAGE per participant package going up. Many have experienced big cuts.

'Very Aggressive' Swooping Magpie Causes Deadly Cyclist Crash in Australia

Pleasant road through forest with light beams and sun rays through green trees #photography  #art  #nature  art photography nature

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Was it #Putin  who got some treasonous promise from @realDonaldTrump ? It’s hard to imagine who else the intel agent whistleblower so outraged about. And what was the promise? Can’t tell what it means until the @washingtonpost  finds out more. Lord knows what #Trump  has given away.

Young people in China are demanding action. One is a student engineer who became obsessed after watching an incendiary film about air pollution. The other is a 16-year-old who went on China’s first #climatestrike . And they're inspiring a generation.

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🔥 We’re turning up the heat on our #Artemis  I spacecraft, testing @NASA_Orion  under extreme simulated in-space conditions. With a job like returning humans to the Moon by 2024, this craft must be ready for anything. Check out its training regime 💪 :

Final budget outcome released today confirms the NDIS underspend in past financial year was $4.6 billion. Plus another $1.3bn from the quarantined Disability Care Australia Fund because of shenanigans with the agreements for final rollout, delaying payments to states.

#HappyBirthday to the Air Force! 🎈 Did you know that 4 out of the 12 people who walked on the moon were test pilots for the @usairforce ? @TheRealBuzz , Charles Duke, James Irwin, and David Scott. [Photo: James Irwin saluting the flag on the moon during Apollo 15]

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A whistleblower filed a complaint to the intelligence IG. Why is it being withheld from Congress?

This hat and scarf were brought to Afghanistan by the communications equipment officer on team JAWBREAKER, who wore the New York ballcap as a reminder of the importance of the team's mission. #15Days 

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Ending my first Engineering and Science calibration subroutine. END PESCAL. END PMPCALLR CCS:BR11 (2019:261:092753:2T)

Brexit is proving a harsh lesson for many politicians. Because there is a real deadline when reality will strike, it’s more like engineering - you can’t dodge the consequences of your decisions. No amount of bluster will keep the bridge from falling down.

Awe-inspiring: The galaxies in our universe are as various as snowflakes Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech - WISE Team

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Scoops of the Week

This is incredible: 1. North Carolina GOP Sen. Alexander walks into the redistricting room and discovers that his district has been made competitive. 2. He quietly slices up the district to cut out Democratic voters. 3. He gets caught. 4. He announces his retirement.

Airplanes fly about 600mph, but the @Space_Station  orbits Earth at 17,500mph and looks like a very bright star moving across the sky. Did you know that you can track when the station will pass overhead? Find out when and where to look up:

Thank you for standing by us. We will continue to keep going forward — propelled by the hopes and dreams of Indians across the world!

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When you see women defending Brett Kavanaugh this morning it’s a good reminder that this isn’t a gender war, it’s a war between those who believe we should raise men and boys better, and those who don’t.

We are going to the Moon — to stay. Our #Artemis  program will lay the groundwork for a sustainable infrastructure to support missions to Mars and beyond. This is what we’re building. This is what we’re training for. We are going. Explore:

Incoming call … from space! 👨‍🚀 Tomorrow, @AstroHague  will call #AdAstra  actor Brad Pitt to talk about what it’s like to live and work aboard the @Space_Station . Discover how we work with Hollywood to portray fictionalized accounts of space:

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Early in its history, the Moon had “fire fountains” erupting from its surface. But how did our celestial neighbor cool down and become the quiet, cratered world we know today? Find out by listening to the latest episode of our #GravityAssist  podcast:

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A study in Nature challenges a long-standing idea that multi-celled animals evolved from a single-celled ancestor resembling a modern sponge cell. Instead, it was probably quite similar to a stem cell. Read the paper here:

Sorry, meat-eaters. The soy that the Amazon is being burned down for isn't to feed #vegans . It's actually to feed the cows that were killed for your beef burger.

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Gorgeous comparison of the Tarantula nebula in infrared and visible light Credit: ESO/VMC Survey

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