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The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend

In the early morning hours on Monday, the Leonid meteor shower will send shooting stars across the sky. Look up on Saturday and Sunday night as well to spot bright meteors with trains streaming behind them. But the meteors may be harder to see because of the bright moon in the Waning Gibbous phase just…MORE

What next for Bolivia?

What next for Bolivia?

A simple haircut can make Alfredo Mamani feel like things are getting back to normal. The school teacher is glad to get a trim after three tense weeks in Bolivia that have upturned its government. Last month, a disputed presidential election led to nationwide strikes paralyzed this South American nation. The strike ended this week,…MORE

Why can’t Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

Why can’t Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

It was just small talk. A quick conversation about weather, traffic and pollution. I was, after all, in Mexico City, a metropolis of more than 20 million with more than its share of big city problems. But as soon as the cab driver realized his customer was a journalist, and a fellow Mexican living in…MORE

Democracy is being tested around the world

Democracy is being tested around the world

This was originally published as the November 15 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning. Who gets power and how much of it should they have? A great debate is unfolding across the globe over the meaning of…MORE

The new John Lewis holiday ad will set your heart on fire

The new John Lewis holiday ad will set your heart on fire

We don’t usually think of dragons as holiday-oriented creatures, but don’t worry about that. The new John Lewis ad is here to change your perception. The British retailer’s holiday ads have become a must-watch feature to mark the season since 2007. This year, the company joined up with Waitrose, a British supermarket chain, to take…MORE

These vivid peacock clouds were created by violent galactic interactions

These vivid peacock clouds were created by violent galactic interactions

Two colorful gas clouds shaped like peacocks have been spotted in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring dwarf galaxy about 163,000 light years away. In the vastness of space, it’s nice to have a neighbor. For our galaxy, the Milky Way, that’s the Large Magellanic Cloud and its sibling, the Small Magellanic Cloud. These dwarf…MORE

This is what the duel for America’s political soul looks like.

This is what the duel for America’s political soul looks like.

This was originally published in the November 14 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning. This is what the duel for America’s political soul looks like. In the first televised hearings of the House impeachment inquiry, Democrats framed…MORE

Earth was on the other side of the galaxy when dinosaurs reigned

Earth was on the other side of the galaxy when dinosaurs reigned

Apart from the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, there aren’t many connections between space and dinosaurs outside of the imagination. But that all changed when NASA research scientist Jessie Christiansen brought the two together in an animation on social media this month. For the past decade, Christiansen has studied planet…MORE

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