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Adélie penguins poop pink guano. It’s so bright, you can see it from space.

You can join the scientific quest to track penguin poop from space. It could help protect the species.

How Trump made the North Korea crisis worse

An expert explains how Obama left Trump a North Korea mess, and how Trump found a way to make it more dangerous.

The Geminid meteor shower — one of the best of the year — peaks Thursday and Friday

Fragments from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon will burn brightly in the sky.

North Carolina GOP admits a new House election is probably needed after election fraud scandal

State officials have discretion under state law to call for a new election if the basic fairness of the election is in question.

Why women have better sex under socialism, according to an anthropologist

An interview with Kristen Ghodsee on her provocative thesis.

California’s cap-and-trade system may be too weak to do its job

It was designed to please Big Oil. That may be all it does.

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Mary Poppins Returns — with a sadder story and forgettable songs

Trump doesn’t want the wall. He wants a fight about the wall.

Gillette owner Procter & Gamble is acquiring one of its razor startup competitors

I’ve never had a student ask for a safe space. Here’s what they have asked for.

Obamacare enrollment is almost over and sign-ups are lagging

“You can make anything a crime”: Republicans shrug at Trump being implicated in felonies

“In stepping forward, you took a huge risk”: Christine Blasey Ford honors Rachael Denhollander, who spoke up about Larry Nassar

There are lots of reasons to worry about Google. Congress just picked the wrong one.

Wild Thing, one of 2018’s most delightful new podcasts, dares to take Bigfoot seriously

It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president

What I learned go-karting around Tokyo dressed as Spider-Man

Inside Venezuela’s YouTube prank economy

When the “best” busts: the spectacular rise and fall of smart luggage startup Raden

I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me

Republicans’ civil war over criminal justice reform, explained

Searching for the perfect lipstick could change your life

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Japan plans to purchase nearly 150 F-35 fighter jets from the US

Vox Sentences: Trump is still remaking the judiciary

Video of police ripping a black child from his mom has sparked debate over NYPD practices

Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from the EU after Brexit deal chaos

Why Trump wants to repeal an Obama-era clean water rule

CNN urges people to ignore climate change deniers they regularly feature on TV

Delta is now restricting emotional support animals on flights. This could be a good thing.

House Republicans don’t agree on why they lost the 2018 midterms

The hypocrisy of Trump’s immigration agenda is getting harder to ignore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to rule out launching a censored search engine in China

Embattled French President Macron announces concessions to quell weeks of violent protests

Why Netflix could have lost Friends — and what it means for the future of streaming

Kevin Hart’s Oscars controversy feeds the stereotype of the black homophobe

The fiery meeting between Trump, Schumer, and Pelosi about the border wall, explained

Advertisers can easily track you, your kid, your doctor, and the president

How this African beat spread through Latin America

Aquaman goes for broke and lands somewhere between overstuffed opera and comic book fun

Trump’s labor secretary once helped a sex offender stay out of prison

White supremacist who drove into a Charlottesville crowd sentenced to life in prison

The VA’s latest issues paying student veterans their benefits, explained

Roma is coming to Netflix on Friday. You should still see it in a theater.

Time’s 2018 Person of the Year runner-up is special counsel Robert Mueller

Why criticism of Amazon isn’t sticking