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Hottest Decade - Graph of Global Mean Temperature Difference

Hottest Decade Ever Recorded Announced By UN

The hottest decade ever recorded is how the WMO, NASA and NOAA all described the last ten years. Find out why we're past the point where we should have to convince anyone of the truth of the climate crisis. (3:00 min read)

China's Human Rights - Protestors Hold Up Phones with Lights On

China's Human Rights Highlight HRW Report

China's human rights record took centre stage in the Human Rights Watch 2020 World Report and for all the wrong reasons. Find out why HRW says that China's government views human rights as an existential threat. (5:00 min read)

Faint Young Sun Paradox Explained by Microbes?

The faint young sun paradox asks why the early Earth had liquid oceans when the young sun was much fainter than it is today. Scientists from the University of British Columbia think they have an answer. Find out more. (3:30 min read)

Student Intern discovered this plan with two suns

Student Intern Discovers Planet With Two Suns

A student intern at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has discovered a planet orbiting two binary stars. It's the first one the TESS team has spotted. Find out why this discovery tells us more about our own planet's formation. (3:30 min read)

Starchy Plants - Yellow Star Flower of Hypoxis Augustifolia

Starchy Plants Cooked 170,000 Years Ago

Starchy plant remains have been found in 170,000 year old cooking fire ashes in South Africa. Find out what this tells us about our human origins. (4:00 min read)

Life Began - Flamingos and Zebras at Lake Magadi

Did Life Begin in Soda Lakes?

Life could have begun in soda lakes. That's a new idea being proposed in a new study from the University of Washington. It would help scientists resolve an issue called the phosphate problem. Find out more. (3:30 min read)

Earthlike Planet Found by NASA's TESS

Earthlike planets are the target of NASA and MIT's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). This week TESS found its first earth-sized planet orbiting in its suns' habitable zone. Find out why NASA scientists are calling this discovery "exciting." (4:00 min read)