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Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

There are more than 3,000 emojis, and there’s no one way to use these little digital icons. You see, emoji isn’t a language. And Unicode Consortium, the organization that globally standardizes every character no matter the platform, isn’t trying to make it one. So today, on World Emoji Day, tell those emoji elitists to back…MORE

Rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder

Rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder

UK-based rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder and violent disorder, according to the Metropolitan Police. The 19-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Lena, has been charged along with Ramani Boreland for the murder of Steven Narvaez-Jara. Mohammed Musse, while not charged with murder, has been charged with violent disorder. Lena is best known…MORE

Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life

Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life

When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned to Earth after their historic moon landing, they brought back lunar samples for scientists to study. In light of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, which occurs Saturday, NASA has released rare footage of those scientists checking the samples for signs of life. The previously unreleased 16-mm…MORE

Red giant stars create new way to measure how quickly the universe is expanding

Red giant stars create new way to measure how quickly the universe is expanding

The universe is expanding, but the rate of that expansion is proving to be elusive. A new measurement of the universe’s expansion rate falls between two previously established rates, leading to more questions than answers. About a century ago, Carnegie Institute of Science astronomer Edwin Hubble made the discovery that the universe had continued to…MORE

Canada releases a Canada-shaped coin

Canada releases a Canada-shaped coin

Step aside America, Canada just reinvented the coin. The Royal Canadian Mint decided to break the mold — literally — and design a coin in the shape of Canada in honor of Canada Day. Erica Maga, product manager at the Royal Canadian Mint, told CNN this was a first for the Mint. The engineering and…MORE

This material could make parts of Mars habitable for humans, study says

This material could make parts of Mars habitable for humans, study says

Earth is the only currently habitable planet in our solar system, but that’s never stopped scientists from proposing ways to make Mars a little more human-friendly. In a 1971 paper, astronomer Carl Sagan suggested a way of terraforming Mars, or making it more habitable for humans. His proposal included vaporizing the northern Martian polar ice…MORE

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