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Epstein donations force resignation at international peace organization

Epstein donations force resignation at international peace organization

The president of an international think tank has resigned following revelations that he accepted a loan from accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and secured $650,000 in donations from foundations linked to Epstein for the peace organization. The International Peace Institute, based across the street from the United Nations, announced that diplomat Terje Rød-Larsen had apologized to…MORE

Astronomers find smallest ‘rogue planet’ in the Milky Way

Astronomers find smallest ‘rogue planet’ in the Milky Way

Astronomers have detected the smallest rogue planet in our Milky Way galaxy, and it’s between the sizes of Mars and Earth. Rogue planets are free-floating planets that don’t orbit stars. The planet, named OGLE-2016-BLG-1928, was found by astronomers using the Warsaw Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The astronomers are part of the OGLE…MORE

New NASA posters share galactic horrors for Halloween

New NASA posters share galactic horrors for Halloween

Although our universe is full of wonders, it’s equally riddled with horrors. Colorful posters styled like vintage horror movie adverts highlight some of these cosmic frights in the latest release from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The posters are free to download from NASA’s site, and they’re also…MORE

NASA spacecraft safely seals up asteroid sample to return to Earth

NASA spacecraft safely seals up asteroid sample to return to Earth

Pieces of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu are ready to return to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully stowed the sample collector head, which is full of surface material gathered from Bennu on October 20, in the sample return capsule on Wednesday. This will prevent any more of the sample from leaking into space. The mission team…MORE

Koala populations are in decline due to increased human impacts on nature

Koala populations are in decline due to increased human impacts on nature

It has been a stressful year for Australia’s koalas. Their health and natural environment, however, have been under threat for a long time. Bushfires, habitat fragmentation, vehicle collisions and dog attacks — all which hurt koalas — have been getting worse over the last decade. That has led to species population decline and increased disease…MORE

How octopuses taste their meals by touching them, according to a new study

How octopuses taste their meals by touching them, according to a new study

“A lot of people say an octopus is like an alien,” says filmmaker Craig Foster in his new Netflix documentary “My Octopus Teacher.” “But the strange thing is, as you get closer to them you realize that you’re very similar in a lot of ways.” One of those ways the octopuses are both familiar and…MORE

These spiders lack ears. But they can hear you, study says

These spiders lack ears. But they can hear you, study says

Spooky season is here — so let’s talk about spiders. Ogre-faced spiders are believed to have the largest eyes of all known spider species, and they are known for their reported ability to see in the dark 2,000 times better than humans. That formidable eyesight, however, is just one of the sensory tools these arachnids…MORE

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