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Abortion retrial for Evelyn Hernandez begins again in El Salvador

Abortion retrial for Evelyn Hernandez begins again in El Salvador

The retrial of a teenage rape victim will resume on Thursday in El Salvador, in a case that has drawn global attention to the country’s strict anti-abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, now 21, will return to the Ciudad Delgado courtroom, after being accused of inducing an abortion and convicted of aggravated murder when she was…MORE

The ‘dark side’ of Finland’s famous free health care

The ‘dark side’ of Finland’s famous free health care

In his search for examples of a more equitable society, Bernie Sanders has long looked north … to Northern Europe, that is. The “Nordic model” consists of strong welfare states funded by relatively high levels of taxation, which enable governments to provide high-quality education and health care for all. Sanders, an independent US senator from…MORE

Astronomers spot ‘unprecedented’ bright flashes in our galaxy’s black hole

Astronomers spot ‘unprecedented’ bright flashes in our galaxy’s black hole

Astronomers never know exactly to expect when they point a telescope in a specific direction — and sometimes what they see is completely unexpected. In this case, astronomers were using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to observe the supermassive black hole at the…MORE

A NASA mission’s delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid

A NASA mission’s delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid

Since arriving at the asteroid Bennu in December, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has been mapping its surface to determine the best spot to collect samples in 2020. This will be the first NASA mission to return samples collected from an asteroid, and the samples are expected back on Earth in 2023. But Bennu, which is 70…MORE

Scientists studied 2,500 coral reefs to figure out how to save them

Scientists studied 2,500 coral reefs to figure out how to save them

An international group of scientists has surveyed more than 2,500 coral reef systems across 44 countries to determine how to save them in the face of damage caused by climate change and humans, according to a new study. A hundred scientists were involved in the survey that looked at coral abundance in the Indian and…MORE

Parker Solar Probe sends back images from its orbits of the sun

Parker Solar Probe sends back images from its orbits of the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched a year ago on a mission to touch the sun. Since that fiery early morning liftoff with the mission’s namesake, Eugene Parker, in attendance, the probe has made two full orbits of the sun, according to NASA. Humanity’s first mission to a star is also the first mission to be…MORE

UFC fighter Mike Perry got his nose shattered

UFC fighter Mike Perry got his nose shattered

Mike Perry’s nose might never look the same again. The American MMA fighter took a bloody beating by Brazilian-American Vicente Luque in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night in Uruguay on Saturday. The two went at it in an intense back-and-forth that ultimately ended in a split decision win for Luque. But the gruesome…MORE

Fire in Spain’s Canary Islands leaves rescuers ‘fighting for our island’

Fire in Spain’s Canary Islands leaves rescuers ‘fighting for our island’

A fire raging in Spain’s Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa has prompted the evacuation of a thousand people, the islands’ President Ángel Víctor Torres said on Sunday. Speaking at a news conference, he said that the affected area was 1,000 hectares (about 2,500 acres). The neighborhoods concerned were from the municipalities of…MORE