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Explaining cricket, the world’s second-most popular sport, to Americans

Explaining cricket, the world’s second-most popular sport, to Americans

The Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand will take place this Sunday in the UK, and the whole world is feeling the excitement! Well, almost the whole world. In America, almost nobody cares about cricket unless they’re from a cricket-literate county or knows someone who is. It’s kind of embarrassing. If we…MORE

A Dutch runner breaks the 23-year-old record for the women’s mile

A Dutch runner breaks the 23-year-old record for the women’s mile

The women’s world record in the mile run, which has stood for 23 years, finally fell on Friday. The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan broke the record Friday night at the Monaco Diamond League with a time of 4:12.33. Hassan took the lead with 600 meters remaining in the race and did not look back. The next…MORE

Hubble spies something mysterious around a supermassive black hole

Hubble spies something mysterious around a supermassive black hole

There’s something unusual happening at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147, and the Hubble Space Telescope caught a good look. The galaxy, which is 130 million light-years away, contains a supermassive black hole at its heart, as expected. What wasn’t expected is the thin disc of material around the black hole. The black…MORE

A fish called Wakanda: New purple fish honors ‘Black Panther’

A fish called Wakanda: New purple fish honors ‘Black Panther’

Although the nation of Wakanda exists only in the Marvel Comics universe, where it is superhero Black Panther’s home, researchers believe they have found a version of it underwater. And here, 260 feet below the surface in secretive reefs, the warriors accented with vibrant purple are fish. Previously unknown, the fish species lives in dark…MORE

The world’s population is nearing 8 billion. That’s not great news

The world’s population is nearing 8 billion. That’s not great news

It took thousands of years for the global population to hit 5 billion, which happened in 1987. Some 32 years later, we’re closing in on 8 billion. This explosive growth concerns leaders at the United Nations, who created World Population Day in 1989 to raise awareness about the problems caused by overpopulation. The holiday is…MORE