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Joan Whitaker is a news writer for Daily Content Newsletter. She writes about politics, health, business, and finance. Joan has been writing professionally since she was a teenager. She started her career as a journalist in high school, where she wrote articles for the school newspaper. After graduating from college with a degree in journalism, Joan went on to write for several local newspapers.

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11-year-old’s fossil discovery reveals ancient creature larger than a blue whale

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. As Earth Day approaches and the Wonder Theory newsletter celebrates three years of arriving in your inboxes, I look to the future with hope. We all start somewhere. Encouragement and the

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This Week In Space podcast: Episode 107 — Mars Sample Return Blues

On Episode 107 of This Week In Space, Rod and Tariq talk with journalist Leonard David about NASA’s troubled Mars sample return mission. The robotic program has its roots in the 1960s, when NASA started thinking about sending robots to fetch Mars soil even before Mariner 4’s first flyby of the planet. The Russians pondered

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Pakistani province issues flood alert and warns of heavy loss of life due to glacial melting

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani province has issued a flood alert due to glacial melting and warned of heavy loss of life, officials said Saturday. The country has witnessed days of extreme weather, killing scores of people and destroying property and farmland. Experts say Pakistan is experiencing heavier rains than normal in April because

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Tall flowers, dead shrubs, ephemeral lake: Death Valley has become a picture of climate whiplash

In California’s boom-and-bust climate, Death Valley has offered some of the strangest scenes over the past few years. Some of the area’s perennial creosote bushes died back during a severe drought that hampered the region through 2022. Then torrential downpours — from the remnants of Hurricane Hilary and subsequent storms — revived annual wildflowers from seed

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NASA satellite's 'shocking' space junk near-miss was even closer than thought

Humanity dodged an orbital bullet recently by an even slimmer margin than we thought. In the wee hours of Feb. 28, the dead Russian spy satellite Cosmos 2221 and NASA’s TIMED craft, which has been studying Earth’s atmosphere since 2001, made an uncomfortably close pass in orbit, zooming within a mere 65 feet (20 meters)

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Geoffrey Osborne subsidiaries apply for administration

Geoffrey Osborne subsidiaries, Osborne Construction and Osborne Homes, have joined their parent in applying to go into administration. Early yesterday (19 April), Geoffrey Osborne’s chairman, Andrew Osborne, announced that his company had filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators. Later yesterday, the High Court received three more similar applications from the other parts of

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