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Water Has Been Detected on the Surface of Asteroids for the First Time Thanks to an Old NASA Mission

In an exciting discovery, scientists have found water on the surface of two asteroids thanks to a retired NASA mission. By studying silicate-rich asteroids close to the sun, researchers identified molecular water previously mistaken for hydroxyl. This breakthrough could offer insights into how water became abundant on Earth and aid in the search for life beyond our solar system. With plans to investigate more targets using advanced technology, this research opens new doors in understanding the distribution of water in space.

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Scientists Have Created a Family Tree of Coffee for Clues to Fight Climate Change

Arabica coffee, the world's most popular bean, has a fascinating history dating back over 600,000 years and researchers believe this knowledge could help it withstand climate change. Scientists have traced Arabica's origins to Ethiopia where it naturally developed through crossbreeding before being cultivated in Yemen in the 15th century. By studying its lineage, researchers hope to find ways to ensure Arabica coffee thrives despite changing climates - offering hope for a sustainable future for our beloved brew.

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How One Chicago Teacher is Working to Help Marginalized Kids Break Into Baseball

Monday marked Jackie Robinson Day, honoring the MLB legend who broke barriers for Black players 77 years ago. Despite progress, only 6% of current MLB players are Black. Coach Earnest Horton is working to change that by providing opportunities for underserved communities through his organization, Black Baseball Media. High school athletes like Khamaree Thomas and Demir Heidelberg are already seeing success with college ball prospects thanks to Horton's efforts.

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How Fencing is Helping Disadvantaged Youth in Rwanda Find a Safe Space

In Rwanda, a dedicated fencing coach named Patience Wamungu is teaching orphans and less fortunate children the art of fencing at Gisimba Memorial Centre. The kids, wearing borrowed gear, are eager to learn the sport's techniques and terminology from their patient instructor. Founded over 75 years ago as a haven for genocide victims' children, the centre now focuses on after-school programs for youth in need. Patience received top-notch training in Senegal and hopes to inspire his students to excel in fencing both locally and internationally.

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Never Seen an Exploding Star? This Year, You'll Have Your Chance.

Look up at the sky, space enthusiasts! Astronomers predict a rare event - the explosion of a star system in our Milky Way galaxy. The T Coronae Borealis star system is set to nova for the first time in 80 years, creating a spectacular light show visible to viewers on Earth. NASA astronomers say this celestial event will be even rarer than a solar eclipse and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for stargazers. Keep your eyes peeled as T Coronae Borealis could brighten from an invisible magnitude to shine as brightly as the North Star within days.

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This Female Comic Book Superhero Fights Villains — And a Painful Women's Health Condition

A new comic book featuring the Chinese Dominican superhero Lúz La Luminosa is gaining positive feedback for shedding light on endometriosis. The solo comic showcases her battling supernatural villains while dealing with the painful condition, resonating with readers who see themselves in the diverse character. Despite a challenging fight due to a flare-up, Lúz overcomes her pain to save the day and receives treatment for endometriosis. Creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez hopes this story will educate and empower young women.

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In a Historic Deal, 200 Islands Have Been Given Back to the Indigenous Haida Nation

In a groundbreaking agreement, nearly half a million hectares of Crown land on Haida Gwaii will be returned to the Indigenous people in a first-of-its-kind deal. After decades of negotiation, British Columbia has recognized the rightful ownership of more than 200 islands by the Haida Nation. The transfer of Indigenous land title was celebrated at a signing ceremony attended by key government officials and members of the Council of the Haida Nation.

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Molly the Magpie Was Just Reunited With Her Dog Best Friend

In heartwarming news, Instagram-famous magpie Molly is back home with his best friend Peggy after a separation that sparked an Australian scandal. The Queensland Department of Environment granted a special licence to the couple who had been caring for Molly illegally. Fans rallied behind them, and more than 155,000 signatures were gathered in support of their reunion. Now, videos on their "Peggy and Molly" Instagram account show the pair happily playing together again as they settle back into normal life.

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The Fiery Birth of the ‘Dragon’s Egg Nebula’ is Solving a Stellar Mystery

Astronomers studying a mysterious nebula discovered the fascinating history of how massive stars can become magnetized. They captured a stunning image of the 'Dragon's Egg' nebula in constellation Norma. Researchers at ESO in Chile found an asymmetrically magnetic binary star system, shedding light on its creation story. The discovery suggests that two stars collided and merged, creating the beautiful surrounding nebula rich in hydrogen, nitrogen, and helium.

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In a World First, Scientists Share What Was Likely a Conversation with a Humpback Whale

In an amazing breakthrough, marine biologists successfully communicated with a humpback whale named Twain in Southeast Alaska. Using recorded calls, the team engaged in a fascinating exchange with the whale over two days. Twain's responses showed excitement and engagement as she interacted both physically and acoustically with the researchers. This groundbreaking research opens up new possibilities for understanding and cooperation between humans and whales - truly a giant leap for Earthling communication skills!

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Morgan Price Made History as the First National Gymnastics Champion From an HBCU

Morgan Price, a standout gymnast from Fisk University, made history by winning the national collegiate gymnastics championship. She clinched the title with an impressive all-around score of 39.225 and expressed pride in representing her heritage at an HBCU. Inspired by her coach Corrinne Tarver, Price hopes to inspire future generations of African American gymnasts and dreams of becoming an HBCU gymnastics coach herself one day.

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Scientists Have Created a Family Tree of Coffee for Clues to Fight Climate Change

How One Chicago Teacher is Working to Help Marginalized Kids Break Into Baseball

How Fencing is Helping Disadvantaged Youth in Rwanda Find a Safe Space

Never Seen an Exploding Star? This Year, You'll Have Your Chance.

This Female Comic Book Superhero Fights Villains — And a Painful Women's Health Condition

In a Historic Deal, 200 Islands Have Been Given Back to the Indigenous Haida Nation

Molly the Magpie Was Just Reunited With Her Dog Best Friend

The Fiery Birth of the ‘Dragon’s Egg Nebula’ is Solving a Stellar Mystery

In a World First, Scientists Share What Was Likely a Conversation with a Humpback Whale

Morgan Price Made History as the First National Gymnastics Champion From an HBCU