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Mashable. NASA just announced its newest class of astronauts, a crew of Americans from around the country who are entering the space agency at a time of transition.

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The 12 new astronauts could have the chance to fly to orbit aboard privately built space capsules, and launch to deep space destinations like the moon or Mars aboard NASA-made ships that are still in development today. In total, NASA chose these 12 people from the record number of 18,300 applications they received, far more than the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978, NASA said. You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you. Comics Blog Books.

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

Meet the Scirens, the Screen Sirens for Science. The Spark Behind the STEAM In February of 2014, actress, writer and science enthusiast Taryn O’Neill turned off the debate between scientist Bill Nye and anti-evolutionist Ken Ham with disgust.

Meet the Scirens, the Screen Sirens for Science

California wildflower erupt in super bloom. The state had been under a drought state of emergency since 2014, but Gov.

California wildflower erupt in super bloom

Jerry Brown lifted the order for all but four counties, earlier this month. The wet winter strained reservoirs to the max and replenished mountain snowpacks, which are now at 164 percent of the season average. You can see the difference from space. Satellite images shot in December, 2016, and March of this year show a dramatic increase in greenery. This Loop Musician Found The Cleverest Way To Make Her Music Video. This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23.

Einstein For Millennials At age 14, Sabrina Pasterski walked onto the MIT campus to request notarization of aircraft worthiness for her single-engine plane.

This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23

She built it herself and had already flown the craft solo, so even within the bastion of brilliance that is MIT, people were interested. Nine years have passed, and now Pasterski is an MIT graduate and Harvard Ph.D. candidate in physics at age 23. (You can stay up to date with her many published papers and talks on her website, PhysicsGirl.com.) Pasterski focuses on understanding quantum gravity, explaining gravity within the context of quantum mechanics. Someone Donated $1 Million worth of of NYT Subscriptions for Students.

An anonymous donor contributed $1 million to a pool that will fund free access to NYTimes.com for students across the U.S., the New York Times Company said in a press release, Thursday.

Someone Donated $1 Million worth of of NYT Subscriptions for Students

The $1 million donation was one of more than 15,000 collected by the Times since it launched its "sponsor a subscription" program on Feb. 3. Besides news subscriptions, the Times plans to offer sponsored public schools a range of educational programs such as interactive 'webinars' with journalists. So far, 1.3 million students have benefited from the program. “The genesis of the ‘sponsor a subscription’ program came directly from readers who approached us with the desire to help support independent journalism and promote news literacy after the U.S. elections," said Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of the Times.

President Trump has lashed out at various news outlets but has had a particularly tempestuous relationship with the Times. On Women's Day, Iceland Becomes First Country to Require Pay Equality. While women's rights activists marched worldwide to demand equal pay on Wednesday, Iceland celebrated International Women's Day by becoming the first country in the world to require that businesses prove they offer equal pay to their employees.

On Women's Day, Iceland Becomes First Country to Require Pay Equality

The Nordic nation is the first to make this mandatory for both public and private firms, where wages are difficult to mandate, the Independent reports. The new law will require every company with 25 or more staff to obtain a certificate demonstrating that they pay all employees equally “regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality.” Thousands of Icelandic women left their workplaces at 2:38pm in October and joined a demonstrated outside parliament to protest the gender pay gap. According to unions and women's groups, differences in pay with men mean that women in Iceland effectively work for free after that time each day. For more on International Women's Day, watch Fortune's video: Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex. A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar.

Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex

New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, which looks like something out of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadowy Knights Templar order is said to have used the caves. This Video Shows How You're Not Really In the Majority In the World. 3,000-year-old royal tomb discovered in Egypt. Archaeologists cleaning the forecourt of a high official’s tomb in Egypt poked through a hole and discovered another tomb behind it — one that was built for a man more than three millennia ago.

3,000-year-old royal tomb discovered in Egypt

The team, led by Egyptology professor Jiro Kondo of Waseda University in Tokyo, was cleaning up the tomb of Userhat, a high official under Amenhotep III, the ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, when they discovered the hole. Beyond it lay the transverse hall of a previously unknown tomb built for a royal scribe named Khonsu. The 11-Year-Old Suing Trump Over Climate Change - The Atlantic. It was supposed to be Avery McRae’s first day back at school after winter break, but fat snowflakes were falling outside and class was canceled.

The 11-Year-Old Suing Trump Over Climate Change - The Atlantic

Her horseback-riding lesson wasn’t happening either. At lunch with her mom and dad at Hot Mama’s Wings, in Eugene, Oregon, Avery slumped in her seat and stuck out her lip, disappointed the way 11-year-olds are when they’ve been waiting for something forever. “I haven’t seen the horses in three weeks,” she cried. Religion Cheat Sheet. Share this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Religion Cheat Sheet" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href=" Embed this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Religion Cheat Sheet" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href=" Surprised by your answer?

Scathing Donald Trump poem wins New Zealand competition. Last updated 10:32, January 27 2017 Play Video Caption Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. Close Modal Dialog. Four female judges were the heroes of the fight against Trump’s executive order. Rashid Umar Abbasi/Reuters In 2005, Donald J. Trump told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, “I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them.

It's like a magnet. Just kiss. ACLU Received "Unprecedented" $19.4 Million. Many Americans are disgusted and disturbed by Donald Trump’s immigration bans, and one of the myriad ways they showed that was through donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). On Saturday, the ACLU and its state organizations helped argue the cases that resulted in a temporary stay against Trump’s executive orders. A new study shows American democracy is getting weaker. And not because of Trump. Fine, I'll Do It: 14 Quotes From Famous Black Women To Jump-Start Your Self-Empowerment Journey. “Fine, I’ll do it,” said every black woman who has ever felt the need to step up to the occasion for the lack of everyone else’s effort. As women, we work tirelessly to build up those around us — our men, our children, our families, our peers. But who works to build us up? Who keeps us grounded while we try to uplift everyone else? Liana Finck's cartoon diary of the Women's March on Washington.

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