Starlink: Light pollution from SpaceX satellites


There could soon be thousands of them orbiting Earth. These bizarre lines of glowing dots recently spotted in the night sky are Starlink satellites. Here's why Elon Musk's latest project is so controversial.

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Trump competes with other nations on COVID-19 response


"We're lower than the world." — Donald Trump on the COVID-19 death toll in an interview with Axios. The president seems to regularly compare the U.S. to other countries badly hit by the coronavirus.

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#TBT: The deadliest pandemic in modern history


Cities across the U.S. closed schools, churches, and theaters to stop this deadly virus from spreading... And no, it wasn't coronavirus.

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China's panda diplomacy, explained


They're cute, they're cuddly ... and they're a source of China's soft power. Here's how panda diplomacy works.

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The largest tapir in the world


This solitary animal only spends time with fellow members of his species for food and reproduction. 😏 Meet the Malayan tapir.

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The story of Nauru, the "country that ate itself"


This island in the Pacific used to have one of the highest standards of living in the world, but eventually collapsed. This is the story of Nauru, the "country that ate itself".

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The life of Taylor Swift


She went from America's sweetheart to outspoken advocate for women's rights and LGBTQ+ rights. She just released a surprise studio album, "Folklore," that is breaking music records. This is the story of Taylor Swift.

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A day in the life of a transgender sex worker


They face violence and discrimination. They are transgender. And they have been sex workers since they were teenagers. This is a day in their lives.

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Judge Esther Salas speaks out after attack


Federal judge Esther Salas, whose son was slain and husband gravely wounded by a self-described "anti-feminist," has spoken out for the first time. She calls for greater protection of judges' privacy.

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2019, deadliest year for environmental activists


212 activists were killed in 2019 for trying to protect their land and the environment, according to the NGO Global Witness. A record number...

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