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OSIRIS-REx Mission Milestones

July 1, 2019           |                                       

This is an excerpt from the Arizona Public Media documentary OSIRIS-REx Countdown to Launch. OSIRIS-REx is the University of Arizona led mission to asteroid Bennu, set to return to earth in 2023 with a collected sample. This is a look back at some of the highlights and milestones from this decade long mission. Currently, a […]

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I grew up with the idea that leaving Earth was inevitable. The Space Age had arrived and the sky was no limit. Per ardua ad astra was no longer a metaphor; it would happen, it was happening. Invisible radiation traveled through the air every afternoon to bring me indelible images of humans in space, benignly, […]

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[Bill Kucha art] Rodea Point, Broken Circle, A Nautilus Shaped from Basalt and Pig Iron By Paul Haeder words like slow trowel wet alabaster, cupped hands incantations of synesthesia as loud as basalt prodded by lichen he comes to me with law of time universal expansion, he feels cosmogenesis transmuted drawn into climate crisis his […]

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Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Lesley Rankin and Darren Baxter Februhe at the Institute for Public Policy Research in Britain are warning in a new study as frantically as they can that “the extent, severity, pace and closing window of opportunity to avoid potentially catastrophic outcomes has led many scientists to conclude that we have entered a new […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Those involved in what’s become a major component of the evangelical right in the United States call themselves “dominionists.” They follow “dominion theology.” Pointing to the Bible, they emphasize that in it God gave humans “dominion” over the natural world and life in it. This, they believe, gives them license […]

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With the 2018 mid-term election and the prospect of 2020, people are finally beginning electing more climate realists over fossil fuel apologists. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her band of newly elected progressive congresswomen, and Bernie Sanders, the most popular politician and likely presidential candidate, have proposed a Green New Deal. This paln would put the government’s […]

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“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” – Ursula Le Guin When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the […]

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West is losing and so it is bashing China and Russia “Left and Right” Literally

October 19, 2018           |                                       

The insanity and vileness of Western anti-Chinese propaganda used to make some of my Chinese friends cry late at night. But things are changing. The lunacy of what is said and written about China (and Russia, of course), in the US and Europe, is now clearly reflecting frustration and the bad manners of sore losers. […]

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Photo by SPACES Gallery | CC BY 2.0 How much longer can it be before demand is openly made for universal abandonment and eradication of Capitalism? Already a few wise, principled, deeply informed voices are fiercely, acutely critical of the system. Some assert it can’t be reformed, ameliorated and argue that efforts to broaden it, […]

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The world’s population of 7.6 billion humans represent only 0.01% of earth’s biomass, but contribute to 83% of extinctions and have caused domesticated mammals to represent the 60% of earth’s mammals The post Study: Humans 0.01% of World’s Biomass, Cause 83% of Extinctions appeared first on The Real News Network.

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