Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies. The government commission for natural protected […]

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene hangs sign mocking congressional neighbor’s transgender pride flag in Twitter spat – NBC News

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene hangs sign mocking congressional neighbor’s transgender pride flag in Twitter spat  NBC News Lawmaker responds to Taylor Greene’s tweet about transgender daughter  CNN Marjorie Taylor Greene gets into Capitol Hill office spat over transgender flag  New York Post Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene mocks Illinois Rep. Marie Newman’s transgender pride flag  WGN TV Chicago Close […]

Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team. Systems engineer Ian Clark used a binary code to spell out “Dare Mighty Things” in the orange and white strips of the 70-foot (21-meter) parachute. […]

NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Monday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust kicking up as rocket engines lowered the rover to the surface. The footage was so good — and the images […]

Trump aide preps primary against Ohio impeachment supporter – POLITICO

Trump aide preps primary against Ohio impeachment supporter  POLITICO Biden upends Trump’s calculation of who gets federal vaccination help  NBC News Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers  Minneapolis Star Tribune Distinguished pols of the week: It takes a village to build a foreign policy  Washington Post How Trump Set Up Biden for Success  Bloomberg View Full Coverage […]

UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will begin to offer United Nations inspectors “less access” to its nuclear program as part of its pressure campaign on the West, though investigators will still be able to monitor Tehran’s work, the U.N. atomic watchdog’s chief said Sunday. Rafael Grossi’s comments came after an emergency trip to Iran in […]

Russian Court Denies Appeal Of Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny – NPR

Russian Court Denies Appeal Of Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny  NPR Alexey Navalny remains in jail as court rejects his appeal. Then he’s fined $11,500 in defamation case  CNN Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny’s appeal  Fox News Mr. Putin is a threat to world peace  Washington Post Navalny calls for a ‘happy’ Russia after losing appeal against prison […]

Cheney: ‘We’ve seen anti-Semitism, white supremacy, Holocaust denial’ in both parties | TheHill – The Hill

Cheney: ‘We’ve seen anti-Semitism, white supremacy, Holocaust denial’ in both parties | TheHill  The Hill McConnell’s Strategy Has Republican Party in Turmoil  The New York Times Leaving the Arizona Republican Party? Reconsider. We don’t have to be the party of Trump  The Arizona Republic Mitch McConnell may still get the last laugh  CNN Mitch McConnell got exactly what he […]

NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacecraft aiming to land on Mars have skipped past the planet, burned up on entry, smashed into the surface, and made it down amid a fierce dust storm only to spit out a single fuzzy gray picture before dying. Almost 50 years after the first casualty at Mars, NASA is […]

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