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In this edition: Children around the world demand action on climate change, a Mars lander detects strange magnetic pulses, and Greenland's ice sheet shows "unprecedented" behavior.
 
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      Climate Change     
‘Listen and help us’: Why kids worldwide went on strike for the climate
From Sydney to Warsaw to London and beyond, millions of young people across 200 nations took to the streets, as they skipped school to stage strikes demanding urgent action on climate change. The blunt message to world leaders: Listen to the science.
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      Starstruck     
Mysterious magnetic pulses discovered on Mars
NASA's InSight lander has also found hints that the red planet may host a global underground reservoir of liquid water.
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      From Genes to Bones     
DNA reveals first look at elusive human relative
For years, researchers have puzzled over what the Denisovans looked like. Now, we have our best model yet of their skeletons.
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      The Story of Plastic     
Tires: The plastic polluter you never thought about
Because tires are made of natural rubber and plastic, it’s easy to miss just how much they contribute to pollution in our oceans.
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      Game of Bones?     
New 'frozen dragon' pterosaur found hiding in plain sight
The flying reptile was mostly head and neck—and had at least a 16-foot wingspan, if not bigger.
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Metal space volcanoes may have forged gem-studded meteorites
The tumult of the early solar system may have been even more metal than astronomers realized, a new theory suggests.
Steel Yourself
 
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      'Terrifying' Ice     
Something strange is happening to Greenland's ice sheet
What should be like a snowcone is becoming more like a popsicle, speeding up the runoff from the melting ice sheet. "We have never observed an ice sheet behaving this way before," one scientist says. "It’s unprecedented in human scientific history."
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What We're Reading
A solar eclipse painted a spooky "black hole" on the surface of Jupiter. (Gizmodo)  ››
New robots aim to end India's caste-based sewer cleaning. But are they enough? (Undark)  ››
 
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