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Virtual contact was worse for older people during the pandemic than no contact, study finds

Virtual contact was worse for older people during the pandemic than no contact, study finds

As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, people around the world found themselves confined to their homes and limited to speaking to friends and loved ones via phone or video chat. But rather than helping alleviate isolation, this virtual contact was more likely to result in older people feeling lonely, according to…MORE

Meteor lights up the night in Norway

Meteor lights up the night in Norway

An “unusually large” meteor illuminated the night sky over southern Scandinavia early Sunday morning before at least some of it came rumbling down near Oslo, the capital of Norway. The meteor “lit up the sky for a brief time as if broad daylight,” just after 1 a.m., Steinar Midtskogen, a spokesperson for the Norwegian Meteor…MORE

Secrets of Mars’ core revealed for the first time
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Secrets of Mars’ core revealed for the first time

Have you ever spotted another planet in the sky? It’s a celestial thrill without compare. The first time I spied Mars, it appeared like a red star among a sea of glittering white ones. It was a mind-blowing moment, as I thought about the many spacecraft that humans have sent across millions of miles to…MORE

Marsquakes reveal the mysterious interior of the red planet
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Marsquakes reveal the mysterious interior of the red planet

When NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars in 2018, the mission team hoped the stationary spacecraft would be able to perform a checkup on the red planet’s interior. Now, InSight and its instruments have exceeded those goals, revealing the mysteries of the Martian crust, mantle and core that have eluded scientists until now. It’s…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

NFL GOAT Tom Brady lobs jokes at the White House, a new bride tests her “in sickness and in health” vow at the reception and Olympic athletes TikTok-test their cardboard beds in the athletes’ village (yes, cardboard). These are the must-watch videos of the week. ‘Sleepy Tom’ Brady Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady visited…MORE

Watch the July full ‘buck’ moon illuminate the sky tonight
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Watch the July full ‘buck’ moon illuminate the sky tonight

Lunar lovers, grab a cozy spot outside and set your sights to the southeast to gaze upon July’s full moon, dubbed the “buck” moon, as it rises Friday after sunset. The moon will reach peak illumination at 10:37 p.m. ET Friday, according to NASA. In all its glory, the celestial treat will hang in the…MORE

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