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This glowing ring of light is from a distant galaxy

New instruments on telescopes are allowing us to look back in time at the early universe, when it was only a few billion years old, including spectacular rings of light that represent halos around galaxies. Far from the center of each galaxy is an abundance of neutral hydrogen. This is where gas is exchanged between…MORE

Curiosity rover detects highest levels of methane on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover encountered something new on the Red Planet last week and the results could potentially have implications for life on Mars. The rover’s tunable laser spectrometer, called SAM, which stands for Sample Analysis at Mars, detected the largest amount of methane ever measured during its mission. The reading indicated 21 parts per billion…MORE

A 10th American has died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic

A man from New York died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to a US State Department official, making him the 10th American tourist to have died during or after their stay in the Caribbean nation. The official confirmed the death in response to questions from CNN about media reports regarding…MORE

The bodies of 7 missing climbers have been recovered in the Himalayas

The bodies of seven climbers who went missing in the Indian Himalayas late last month were recovered by rescue teams on Sunday, according to a tweet from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Eight climbers — four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and their Indian liaison officer — went missing near Nanda Devi East, one of the…MORE

Alex Morgan was subbed out with an injury and fans are worried

It might be too early to celebrate the US Women’s National Team’s win over Sweden in their highly anticipated grudge match in the World Cup on Thursday. Despite the team’s victory, one dark cloud looms: What exactly happened to the US’s star striker, Alex Morgan? Morgan was subbed out halfway through game after she suffered…MORE

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court rules as war in Yemen rages on

British arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful because they did not properly consider whether the weapons would be used to commit “serious violations of international humanitarian law,” the UK Court of Appeal ruled Thursday. The ruling will not halt British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is deeply involved in the civil war in…MORE