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NASA's Juno spacecraft is getting its closest look yet at Jupiter's moon

NASA's Juno mission is set to make a historic close flyby of Jupiter's moon Io, bringing it closer than any spacecraft has in two decades. This will allow Juno to gather valuable data on Io's volcanic activity and how it is connected to the flow of charged particles in Jupiter's magnetosphere. Despite experiencing radiation damage, Juno continues its remarkable science mission and will continue investigating the Jovian system until September 2025 before intentionally crashing into Jupiter.

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How Viral Librarian Mychal Threets Found His Joy

In a world where libraries face challenges, Mychal Threets is shining a positive light. With 2 million social media followers, this former Solano County librarian shares his love for books and community. Through Instagram and TikTok videos, he promotes "library joy" and unique resources like free tax help, music instrument rentals and more. Despite facing mental health struggles, Threets says he plans to advocate for libraries nationwide with hopes of becoming the next LeVar Burton in promoting literacy.

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How Special Programs Are Helping Children in Haiti Overcome Trauma

In Haiti, parents are learning games to help their children cope with trauma caused by ongoing gang violence. The training sessions aim to bring smiles and support to families in need. Despite the challenges, there is hope as parents receive tools like crayons and inflatable balls for their kids. Efforts are being made to address mental health taboos and provide much-needed assistance in a country facing a difficult situation.

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These Robotic 'SuperLimbs' Could Help Moonwalkers Recover from Falls

Looking for a good laugh? Check out NASA's videos of astronauts falling on the moon, which are both funny and relatable. MIT engineers have taken inspiration from these lunar bloopers to create SuperLimbs - wearable robotic limbs that can help fallen astronauts get back on their feet easily. These innovative limbs will be able to support astronauts in low-gravity environments like the moon and could prove crucial during NASA's upcoming Artemis mission.

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This Farmer Recreated a Special Lamb Moment 40 Years Later

Get ready for a heartwarming story of a farmer recreating a childhood moment after his ewe gave birth to four healthy lambs, just like 40 years ago. Farmer Tom Martin, 44, was shocked yet thrilled by the unexpected event at his family farm near Peterborough. With lambing season in full swing across the UK, Mr. Martin and his wife are now caring for the quads around the clock as they marvel at this rare occurrence.

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Mental Time Travel Helps Birds Remember Food Stashes

Eurasian Jays surprise scientists by showing they have episodic memory similar to humans, recalling where they store food. Researchers found evidence of mental time travel in these birds, expanding our understanding of animal intelligence. In experiments, the jays demonstrated excellent memory skills by remembering specific details and visual features to find hidden food 70% of the time. This study opens up new possibilities for exploring the cognitive abilities of birds like Eurasian Jays beyond survival instincts.

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See the Funniest Photos From The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Get ready to chuckle at some hilarious wildlife photos! The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards just wrapped up, with Jason Moore snagging the top prize for his "Air Guitar Roo" kangaroo shot. Among 5,300 entries from 85 countries, this funny photo stood out in both the overall competition and Creatures of the Land category. Started in 2015 by Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, these awards bring humor to wildlife photography while supporting conservation efforts.

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Majestic Sei Whales Have Reappeared in Argentine Waters After Nearly a Century

Whales are making an incredible comeback in Argentina! Sei whales have returned to the nation's coastal waters after nearly a decade, thanks to conservation efforts. These massive blue-grey giants were once hunted near extinction but are now rebounding. Other marine life, like blue whales and Southern fin whales, are also thriving in various regions around the world. Great news for our planet's largest creatures!

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A Mexico City Taco Stand Has Made History as the First to Earn a Michelin Star

In a historic move, the Michelin Guide has awarded its first star to a tiny taco stand in Mexico City. Taquería El Califa de León, known for its simple yet high-quality tacos, has been recognized for its delicious offerings. The 70-year-old taquería offers four varieties of tacos cooked to perfection by Chef Arturo Rivera Martínez. This milestone marks a celebration of indigenous innovation and contemporary Mexican culture on the world stage.

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The Full Flower Moon is Blooming Soon! Here's When and How You Can See It.

2024 has been an amazing year for stargazers with a total solar eclipse and the northern lights visible as far south as Florida. Don't forget about the beautiful full moon we see every month, especially in May when we can expect the Flower Moon. This special name comes from various sources like Native American traditions. The optimal viewing time for this stunning event will be on May 22 at around 7:40 p.m., so mark your calendars and find a cozy spot to enjoy this natural wonder!

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How a Herd of Bison Could be the Secret Key to Combatting Climate Change

In exciting news for the environment, a recent study reveals that animals like bison could play a key role in reducing carbon emissions. Lead author Oswald Schmitz studied how a single herd of bison has the potential to store 2 million tons of carbon annually. This groundbreaking research highlights the importance of rewilding efforts in combating climate change and protecting biodiversity. Scientists believe that further studies on various animals could lead to more nature-based solutions for our planet's future.

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How Viral Librarian Mychal Threets Found His Joy

How Special Programs Are Helping Children in Haiti Overcome Trauma

These Robotic 'SuperLimbs' Could Help Moonwalkers Recover from Falls

This Farmer Recreated a Special Lamb Moment 40 Years Later

Mental Time Travel Helps Birds Remember Food Stashes

See the Funniest Photos From The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Majestic Sei Whales Have Reappeared in Argentine Waters After Nearly a Century

A Mexico City Taco Stand Has Made History as the First to Earn a Michelin Star

The Full Flower Moon is Blooming Soon! Here's When and How You Can See It.

How a Herd of Bison Could be the Secret Key to Combatting Climate Change