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A complex tangle of social factors may encourage girls to prioritize verbal skills from a young age. But being excellent at reading doesn’t make a person bad at math—no matter their gender.

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Smoke from wildfires in the #AmazonRainforest  spreads across several Brazilian states in this natural-color image taken by a @NASAEarth  instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite. Although it is fire season in Brazil, the number of fires may be record-setting:

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Coconut crabs are the largest land invertebrates—and a big threat to birds

Former US Amb to Denmark @rufusgifford  - “Danes have fought and died alongside Americans in war after war…this chaotic version of diplomacy and foreign policy just feels un-American to me.”

Over 500 people have been flown into space—but little is known about how spaceflight impacts the human body. @NASA  learned more by comparing twins Scott Kelly, who spent nearly a year in orbit, with Mark, who stayed on Earth. ($) #SpaceScienceSummer 

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The illegal commercial elephant skin trade was just described by researchers last year—but it's already spreading

DEVASTATING CRISIS: #AmazonRainforest  wildfires are destroying land & displacing humans & animals at a record-breaking pace—animal agriculture is a culprit. Some cattle ranchers deliberately started fires to make room for more animals. #PrayforAmazonas 

@NBCNightlyNews  @annenbcnewsIf  you blink, you'll miss my comments on Amazon fires & climate change on @NBCNightlyNewstonight . For further context, watch my considerably longer interview with @AliVelshiearlier  this afternoon on @MSNBC : @VelshiRuhle 

Why would leaders propose listing a creature that went extinct 4,000 years ago as endangered? To protect elephants.

GN-z11, the oldest and most distant galaxy ever found!

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