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Chinese mission uncovers secrets on the far side of the moon

China’s Chang’e-4 mission, the first to land on the far side of the moon, is shedding light on one of the moon’s biggest mysteries, according to a new study. For all of the jokes suggesting the moon is made of cheese, researchers have actually been trying to understand the composition of the lunar mantle, which…MORE

A 5,000-year-old mass gravesite reveals a family tragedy

When a mass grave containing 15 women, children and young men who lived 5,000 years ago was found in a southern Polish village, a mystery surrounded their demise. The discovery, made eight years ago, revealed that each person had been killed by blows to the head. Conversely, the bodies were placed neatly together with gifts.…MORE

Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says

The moon is slowly shrinking over time, which is causing wrinkles in its crust and moonquakes, according to photos captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Unlike Earth, the moon doesn’t have tectonic plates. Instead, as the moon’s interior has cooled over the last several hundred million years, it has caused the surface to wrinkle as…MORE

Duchess Meghan celebrates her first Mother’s Day with new photo of baby Archie

Though the UK celebrates Mother’s Day in March, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is still an American at heart. An Instagram account she shares with husband Prince Harry released a sweet new photo of the newborn royal as the US, along with Canada, Australia and several other countries, celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday. The duchess,…MORE

A dust devil passed over NASA’s lander on Mars

Dust storms on Mars have a bad reputation for covering the planet and spelling doom for solar-powered rovers, like Opportunity. But when a wind vortex, also known as a dust devil, recently passed over NASA’s InSight lander, it actually provided some assistance for the stationary mission. On February 1, InSight detected a wind vortex just…MORE

Gliding dinosaur with bat-like wings discovered in China

A new species of dinosaur with bat-like wings has been discovered in China, shedding light on the origin of flight and how dinosaurs evolved into birds. The dinosaur’s fossilized remains were found in Liaoning, in northeast China, in 2017 and at first they confused Min Wang, a Chinese paleontologist and lead author of a study…MORE

Archie?!? That doesn’t sound like a royal name

Archie! It doesn’t sound like a name for a potential future prince. Archie is an approachable, nicknamey, old-school sort of name. Guys like Archie don’t usually live in a palace. Archie is the buddy you go bowling with. The world is still processing Prince Harry and Meghan’s bold decision to name their first child Archie…MORE

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