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A New State of Water Reveals a Hidden Ocean in Earth’s Mantle

Scientists have thought for a while now that there may be water trapped within the earth’s mantle. Yeah, a secret ocean–underneath our oceans–inside the earth! This would change our common understanding of what the earth looks like on the inside.

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Continents Are Cracking, What Will They Look Like in the Future?
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Continents Are Cracking, What Will They Look Like in the Future?

You’re probably too young to remember, but at one point, almost all the Earth’s landmass was clumped into one gigantic supercontinent called Pangea. Land was like you and your friends from high school: one tightly knit bunch. But then you

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Missing Chapter: A new series about hidden histories
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Missing Chapter: A new series about hidden histories

Hey everyone, I’m Ranjani, here to announce a new series we’re starting called Missing Chapter! The goal of this series is to tell stories that often don’t make it into our history textbooks — that are overlooked or underreported. Our

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All student debt in the US, visualized
Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
China’s trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade
Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway
The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice
The big problem with comparing Trump to Nixon
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The big problem with comparing Trump to Nixon

Nixon and Trump. Both presidents faced major FBI investigations, were accused of obstructing justice. called their investigations “witch hunts,” and oozed raw sexual charisma. It’s not a perfect analogy, but the similarities have led some to argue that, like Nixon,

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Why Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem
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Why Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem

“It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” The US has officially moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and in doing so, President Trump has reversed decades of consensus about the city’s

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