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UK lawmakers declare China’s treatment of Uyghurs is genocide

UK lawmakers declare China’s treatment of Uyghurs is genocide

British lawmakers have unanimously declared China’s ongoing crackdown in Xinjiang a genocide, joining the United States, Canada and the Netherlands in condemning Beijing’s actions against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the far-west region in the strongest possible terms. China has been accused of detaining up to 2 million people in a system of camps…MORE

Mars Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second, riskier flight

Mars Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes second, riskier flight

The Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed a second flight on Mars Thursday, and it was even more challenging than the first. Ingenuity autonomously flew for almost 52 seconds this time, climbing 16 feet (4.9 meters) up through the Martian atmosphere. After a brief hover, it tilted at a 5-degree angle and moved sideways for 7 feet…MORE

On Earth Day, here’s the view from space

On Earth Day, here’s the view from space

The view from space of our planet’s most impressive natural and constructed landmarks is striking, and not just on this year’s Earth Day. The long and winding Grand Canyon; the European Union’s longest river, the Danube; and the 13,000 miles of the Great Wall of China become almost abstract works of art when photographed from…MORE

Perseverance rover just made oxygen on Mars

Perseverance rover just made oxygen on Mars

The Perseverance rover may be parked at an overlook to capture any flights by the Ingenuity helicopter over the next two weeks, but it’s not wasting any of its time on Mars. The rover on Tuesday successfully converted some of the plentiful carbon dioxide on Mars into oxygen as a first test of its MOXIE…MORE

Record-breaking flare erupts from neighboring star

A giant flare that is 100 times more powerful than any flare our sun has ever released has erupted from a nearby star, a new study says. Proxima Centauri is our sun’s nearest stellar neighbor at 4 light-years, or 25 trillion miles, away. It’s a small, dim red dwarf star with just an eighth of…MORE

India’s health care system close to collapse

India’s health care system close to collapse

India’s health care system and other essential services are close to collapse as a second coronavirus wave that started in mid-March tears through the country with devastating speed. On Wednesday, the country saw its highest daily rise in infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic — 295,041 new Covid-19 cases and 2,023 fatalities…MORE

Lyrid meteor shower peaks predawn April 22. Here’s how to watch

Lyrid meteor shower peaks predawn April 22. Here’s how to watch

Every year from January to mid-April, we experience a “meteor drought,” without a single shower for months. That all ends April 22 this year with the first show of the season: the annual Lyrid meteor shower. “These dazzling meteors are fast and bright, with a striking golden trail of dust streaking behind them,” CNN meteorologist…MORE

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