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What do Christians celebrate on Palm Sunday?

On Palm Sunday, Christians throughout the world celebrate the day Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem days before his crucifixion. Crowds left palm fronds and clothing in his path as a sign of praise and respect. But millions of American Christians will observe Palm Sunday at home this year, as the coronavirus pandemic has forced most US…MORE

Quarantine life is starting to feel like a real Lent

Monsignor Sam Sirianni tried to pray, but he couldn’t help thinking about the day ahead, when he would preside over a funeral for four members of the same family. The Fusco family has been devastated by Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Besides the four who died, two other relatives are hospitalized. The…MORE

The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth vibrate less

The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth vibrate less

Once-crowded city streets are now empty. Highway traffic has slowed to a minimum. And fewer and fewer people can be found milling about outside. Global containment measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus have seemingly made the world much quieter. Scientists are noticing it, too. Around the world, seismologists are observing a lot less…MORE

Elusive ‘missing link’ black hole discovered by Hubble

Elusive ‘missing link’ black hole discovered by Hubble

Astronomers have long studied supermassive black holes and smaller black holes that form when massive stars implode, but they have searched for intermediate-mass black holes for years. Now, thanks to observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found their “missing link” to understand how black holes evolve. They were able to confirm the observation…MORE

Ecuador’s largest waterfall has disappeared

The largest waterfall in Ecuador has seemingly vanished after a sinkhole swallowed part of its water source. San Rafael Waterfall on the Coca River was a prominent tourist attraction for the country, and according to NASA, drew tens of thousands of people every year. The water dropped 150 feet into a crater-like opening on the…MORE

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