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Google Doodle honors Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Mount Everest

Google Doodle honors Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Mount Everest

Google on Sunday is honoring Junko Tabei with an animated doodle marking what would have been the Japanese mountain climber’s 80th birthday. Tabei was the first woman to summit Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, in 1975. Before her death in 2016, Tabei also became the first woman to conquer the “Seven Summits,” the highest…MORE

Cities across the world flash the Bat Signal on Batman Day

Cities across the world flash the Bat Signal on Batman Day

Cities across the world on Saturday marked Batman Day by flashing the Bat Signal across buildings and into the night sky, a nod to the Caped Crusader on his 80th birthday. Fans of the DC Comics superhero spotted his famous distress call at 8 p.m. local time in Melbourne, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Berlin, Rome and London,…MORE

Google celebrates the start of Oktoberfest with a pretzel doodle

Google celebrates the start of Oktoberfest with a pretzel doodle

A salty, mouthwatering pretzel doodle is how Google is welcoming Oktoberfest, a 16-day celebration known as the Bavarian fall festival. Today’s especially delicious doodle is a short video tribute showing pretzel dough being transformed into the golden knotted treats so many people know and love. Google said the pretzels were baked by a local German…MORE

International Day of Peace: Preventing conflict through climate action

International Day of Peace: Preventing conflict through climate action

The International Day of Peace is observed every Sept. 21, in order to renew the world’s commitment to seeking peace. Peace Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations and is usually marked with a particular theme. The theme is announced on the 100-day countdown to Peace Day by the UN Secretary-General. This year’s…MORE

A viral challenge is sending the internet on a garbage hunt

A viral challenge is sending the internet on a garbage hunt

Instead of encouraging social media users to do something potentially dangerous, like choking down a spoonful of cinnamon or sticking a shot glass on your lips to copy Kylie Jenner, an altogether more wholesome viral challenge is spreading across the web. In February, the #trashtag challenge inspired people to go to locations covered in garbage,…MORE

New images show Mars as you’ve never seen it before

New images show Mars as you’ve never seen it before

One of the latest images of Mars looks more like cookies and cream than it does the so-called Red Planet. A photo taken this week by the European Space Agency and Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s camera actually shows north polar dunes on Mars. Winter at the poles causes carbon dioxide ice to cover the…MORE

Venus was potentially habitable until a mysterious event happened

Venus was potentially habitable until a mysterious event happened

Venus likely maintained stable temperatures and hosted liquid water for billions of years before an event triggered drastic changes in the planet, according to a new study. Now, Venus is a mostly dead planet with a toxic atmosphere 90 times thicker than ours and surface temperatures that reach 864 degrees, hot enough to melt lead.…MORE

Why does the sun get sunspots? Scientists may finally know

Why does the sun get sunspots? Scientists may finally know

The sun may be the focal point of our solar system, but astronomers are still trying to understand some strange processes that unfold on the star, including sunspots. Sunspots show up like dark spots on the sun’s surface. And every 11 years, the number of sunspots peaks. New research, rooted in fusion energy research, suggests…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

“The category is love, y’all,” actor Billy Porter said while accepting his Emmy award for lead actor in a drama series. Porter, who was honored for his work in FX’s ground-breaking period drama “Pose,” made history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win in this category, according to the Television…

‘GOT’ wins final Emmy battle

‘GOT’ wins final Emmy battle

‘Game of Thrones’ has won its final Emmy battle. The HBO series picked up the best drama Emmy at Sunday’s ceremony, capping off its final season with a coveted achievement. (HBO, like CNN, is owned by WarnerMedia.) “We loved every minute we spent with you,” executive producer D.B. Weiss said to the cast on stage.…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge earns surprise win for best actress in a comedy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge earns surprise win for best actress in a comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won’t make Emmy history this year. The odds had been in the legendary actress’ favor to pick up the Emmy award for best comedy actress, but “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge ended up besting her in a surprise win. Waller-Bridge’s success in the acting category came just a few awards after she picked up…