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Canada objectives to ban single-expend plastics by 2021

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When Hubble Stared at Nothing for 100 Hours

In 1995, astronomer Bob Williams wanted to point the Hubble Space Telescope at a patch of sky filled with absolutely nothing remarkable. For 100 hours. It was a terrible idea, his colleagues told him, and a waste of valuable telescope time. People would kill for that amount of time with the sharpest tool in the…

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Profiles of Britain’s “wild swimmers,” who’re drawn to begin water, no topic how cool.

As stay-at-home orders have eased and temperatures risen, one question keeps bobbing up: Where can we swim? Pools may still be closed, but leaping into a natural body of water has become a symbol of freedom. Trendsetters have brilliantly rebranded the ancient pastime as “wild swimming,” a breakthrough wellness pursuit. And the number of wild-swimming…