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COP28: How 7 policies could help save a billion lives by 2100

A recent study found one billion people are likely to die prematurely by the end of the century from climate change. Here are seven energy policies that could save their lives.

NASA's first successful recovery of asteroid samples may reveal information about the origins of the universe

In September 2023, a NASA mission successfully brought samples of an asteroid down to Earth in a sealed capsule. Analysis of these samples may reveal information about the origins of the universe.

School portables aren't a solution to student overcrowding, but a symptom of it

Normalizing temporary structures as permanent educational facilities undermines the goal of providing quality public education to all children.

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