A strange rock in a box is linked to a shooting star that fell 54 years ago

She and her team hunted down image negatives containing fireballs stored at the German Aerospace Center in Augsburg. After digitizing the images, the researchers estimated various parameters related to the incoming meteors, such as their masses, shapes, speeds and entry angles. Using this data, the researchers identified a dozen events that most likely produced sizable…

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As Ukraine expands its military draft, some men are in hiding

Tymofii Brik, a sociologist at the Kyiv School of Economics, said polls “suggest that the willingness to defend the nation among Ukrainians has remained constant” throughout the war, with about a third of people indicating a willingness to serve. However, Ukraine’s mobilization has opened up painful divisions in society. Vitaliy Bondarenko, a 29-year-old conscript officer…

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Crisis in the Middle East: The United States imposes sanctions on the Israeli group for blocking humanitarian convoys in Gaza

The State Department announced Friday that it will impose sanctions on a right-wing Israeli group that tried to prevent aid from reaching people in the Gaza Strip by blocking trucks traveling from Jordan to the coastal enclave. The department’s statement said the sanctioned organization, Tzav 9, was “a violent Israeli extremist group that blocked, harassed…

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Middle East crisis: Israel says it will reduce fighting in southern Gaza

The announcement came seemingly out of the blue on Sunday, when it was first publicized across the Israeli army’s English- and Arabic-language channels: The army would “pause” daytime fighting along a key corridor for humanitarian aid in southern Gaza until further notice. Amid some immediate confusion about the scope of the pause, a clarification quickly…

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