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Kobe Bryant will be mourned for a whole week in Italy, the country where he grew up

Kobe Bryant will be mourned for a whole week in Italy, the country where he grew up

Italy, where Kobe Bryant grew up, will mourn the basketball player’s death for a full week. Every professional team in all levels of basketball will pay homage to Kobe with a moment of silence in every game for seven days, the Italian basketball federation said. Italian Basketball Federation’s president Giovanni Petrucci told CNN, “We are…MORE

The heroines STEM: Ten women in science you should know

The heroines STEM: Ten women in science you should know

Science is often considered a male-dominated field. In fact, according to United Nations data, less than 30% of scientific researchers worldwide are women. Studies have shown that women are discouraged from, or become less interested in, entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) beginning at a young age. And according to the…MORE

‘Forever one of us’: Kobe Bryant’s global roots

‘Forever one of us’: Kobe Bryant’s global roots

Kobe Bryant was one of those superstars who transcend their sport, and become known simply by a single name. At his peak, the graceful NBA legend with a competitive streak seemed to float down the court. He became a basketball, cultural and fashion icon, and was a frequent visitor to the White House, celebrating yet…MORE

Ugandan climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

Ugandan climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

The Associated Press news agency (AP) has apologized after cropping a Ugandan climate activist from a photograph where she had posed with her white peers after a press conference in Davos, Switzerland. Climate activist Vanessa Nakate said she was invited to attend a youth climate science event. When news coverage of the event emerged, she…MORE

Researchers make surprising discovery in one of the universe’s oldest stars

Researchers make surprising discovery in one of the universe’s oldest stars

It’s one of the oldest known stars in the universe and it’s been hiding a surprise, according to new research. The primitive star is known as J0815+4729. It’s 5,000 light-years away from us in the Lynx constellation. And when astronomers used the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii to study it, they were…MORE

Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, another first in space

Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, another first in space

The first batch of cookies in space have been baked in a zero-gravity oven, but the astronaut bakers didn’t even get to try them. Instead, three of the five cookies returned to Earth on one of SpaceX’s Dragon capsules on January 8 and were moved to cold storage in Houston. But in a nice bonus,…MORE

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