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On August 18, 2019, scientists will be among those who gather for a memorial atop Ok volcano in west-central #Iceland . The deceased being remembered is Okjökull a once-iconic #glacier  that was declared dead in 2014 Credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens

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Finally made it to the Lennon Tunnel in Taipo. It’s a gigantic explosion of creativity and individual, pluralistic, political expression which stands in stark contrast to the topdown political posters of mainland China. Many HK dreams vs China dream?

Today marks 99 years since the #19thAmendment  was ratified. We remember the women who fought for ballot access throughout history and those who continue the fight for equality today. Pass the #ERA .

Opinion: When it comes to concern about global warming, the good news is that a growing number of Americans are alarmed. The bad news is that most still are not alarmed.

This galaxy has jets coming from its supermassive black hole that don't just go in straight lines, they bounce around inside the galaxy and punch huge holes through it. One of the holes is 25% as wide as the Milky Way.

Alzheimer’s disease destroys command centers in the brain stem that keep people awake.

Magical path through bluebell forest with early morning sunrise #photography  #nature  #photo  #garden  #travel  #happiness  fairytale landscape and bluebells flowers

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Man accused of making online threat to Ohio Jewish center arrested, police say

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Scoops of the Day

When our #Mars2020  rover lands on the Red Planet in 2021, it will carry a microchip etched with the names of millions of people from planet Earth. Is yours on it? Don't miss out: get your boarding pass and fly your name on our #Mars2020  rover! Book now:

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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:

Pete Buttigieg, asked by @jaketapper  whether voting for Trump in 2020 is a racist act, says, "At best it means looking the other way on racism.”

Delve into one of the greatest rivalries in history on Cola Wars, tonight at 9/8c. And you thought your sibling rivalry was big. #ColaWars 

Dubbed the “Freedom Riders” and sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), they planned to travel a series of routes taking them from Washington DC to New Orleans.

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We need your help! From the nearby to the far out, our panel ideas are up for a vote at @sxsw  & you get to choose! This interactive festival gathers creatives to share new ideas and new technologies in our lives. Voting for #SXSW2020  ends Aug. 23:

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It's #SunDay ! ☀️ We wanted more Sun, so we're extending #ParkerSolarProbe 's science observations for its next close pass by the Sun! The spacecraft will gather data for about 35 days instead of 11, helping scientists learn more our star:

Changing students’ attitudes about their abilities through a short, online intervention can increase their grades and advanced course-taking, according to a Nature study. Read the paper:

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Scoops of the Week

Want to wish Chandrayaan 2 on its journey to the Moon? Just follow these simple steps and prepare to be featured on our handles. Hurry! #AllTheBestChandrayaan2 

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Hello! This is Chandrayaan 2 with a special update. I wanted to let everyone back home know that it has been an amazing journey for me so far and I am on course to land on the lunar south polar region on 7th September. To know where I am and what I'm doing, stay tuned!

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Interesting fact: The total weight of all the ants on Earth is about the same as the total weight of all the humans on Earth.

"Black holes" is a highly searched term about our universe. There’s a fascination with the idea that there is a region of space having a gravitational pull so strong, nothing could escape its grasp. So what are they? Sort out the facts from the fictions:

At 1.71°F above average, the July 2019 global temperature ranked as the warmest July and the warmest month on record: #StateOfClimate 

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Ok I’ll admit the Epstein case is weird enough that this is pretty funny

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How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars? Based on simulations, researchers estimate that planets very close to Earth in size with orbital periods ranging from 237 to 500 days, occur around approximately one in four stars. @physorg_space 

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Happy #NationalHoneyBeeDay ! Watch an incredible time lapse captured by photographer Anand Varma to see what the buzz is all about

Summer fog rolls over the hills of Northern California in this gorgeous view captured by Your Shot photographer Tanmay Sapkal

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