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Australians face worst flooding in almost half a century

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as the rains in Australia keep pouring down. Torrential rains have swept away houses, roads, and livestock. Images of the damage has hit social media. Photos show bridges being washed away,…

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What’s an NFT and why are people buying them?

NFT stands for "non-fungible token.” It’s a digital work of art, like music, video clips, or a meme. People pay a lot of money to own the original code. Why? It is like owning an original art piece or a…

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NASA rover, Perseverance, touches down safely on Mars

After 203 days and 293 million miles, NASA’s latest Mars rover landed safely on the Red Planet. After the usual “seven minutes of terror,” the rover became the fifth vehicle to land on Mars. It touched down in Jezero Crater…

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NASA to fly Ingenuity where no aircraft has been before—Mars

Ingenuity will attempt the first flight on another planet. The four-pound helicopter is strapped to NASA’s Perseverance rover. On Mars, the aircraft will perform a series of test flights to demonstrate if flight is possible. If the missions are a…

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Weather disasters cost US about $95 billion in 2020

Weather and climate disasters have a devastating—and pricey—tole. In 2020, there were 22 billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. This is a record number. The most damage came from the seven billion-dollar tropical cyclones. They created over $40 billion in…

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