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Rare ‘blue flower moon’ will appear in Saturday night’s sky

May’s full moon is typically known as the flower moon because of all the blooms this month. This year it coincides with a rare occurrence: a blue moon. Of course, Saturday’s moon won’t actually be blue. And the reason for the name is a little confusing. A blue moon is the second of two full…MORE

Bedbugs hung out with dinosaurs but didn’t bite them, study finds

Bedbugs roamed the earth with dinosaurs but the tiny blood-sucking pests likely didn’t bother T. rexes and their kin, scientists say. New research has found that bedbugs have been around for more than 100 million years — much longer than previously thought. “To think that the pests that live in our beds …were walking the…MORE

Hubble captures image of a galactic ‘hit and run’

About 30 million light-years from Earth, two galaxies came together in an epic collision, and the beautiful fallout was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The collision was more like an accidental hit and run between two neighboring galaxies, NGC 4485 and NGC 4490, that can be found in the Hunting Dogs constellation. Given the…MORE

Chinese mission uncovers secrets on the far side of the moon

China’s Chang’e-4 mission, the first to land on the far side of the moon, is shedding light on one of the moon’s biggest mysteries, according to a new study. For all of the jokes suggesting the moon is made of cheese, researchers have actually been trying to understand the composition of the lunar mantle, which…MORE

A 5,000-year-old mass gravesite reveals a family tragedy

When a mass grave containing 15 women, children and young men who lived 5,000 years ago was found in a southern Polish village, a mystery surrounded their demise. The discovery, made eight years ago, revealed that each person had been killed by blows to the head. Conversely, the bodies were placed neatly together with gifts.…MORE

Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says

The moon is slowly shrinking over time, which is causing wrinkles in its crust and moonquakes, according to photos captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Unlike Earth, the moon doesn’t have tectonic plates. Instead, as the moon’s interior has cooled over the last several hundred million years, it has caused the surface to wrinkle as…MORE

Duchess Meghan celebrates her first Mother’s Day with new photo of baby Archie

Though the UK celebrates Mother’s Day in March, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is still an American at heart. An Instagram account she shares with husband Prince Harry released a sweet new photo of the newborn royal as the US, along with Canada, Australia and several other countries, celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday. The duchess,…MORE

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