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President Donald Trump’s idea to buy Greenland may be fantasy, but the US has staked an interest in the island’s resources — in particular, its rare earth minerals. The US recently signed a memorandum to co-operate with the autonomous territory on rare earth mining in order to promote investment in China dominates the global production of these rare earths, a group of 17 metals difficult to commercialise but critical to high-tech applications, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and military technology. More than 70 per cent are mined, and an even higher percentage processed, in China. ...Read More
“[WFIRST] drew the ire of the Trump administration, which proposed canceling it entirely in the White House’s FY 2019 budget; Congress and the space science community have so far stood firm against that proposal” 🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Though costly, I think it is incredibly important to continue doing our best to study the cosmos. To not study it would be to know every detail of the house you live in, but know nothing of what lies beyond it’s walls - the vast volume of information to be ...Read More
Humans doing what we do best- being our own weapons of mass destruction. I was recently in Tokyo and it came up in conversation with some locals the theory that the Fukushima tsunami was caused by nuclear bomb testing. It is not farfetched considering the U.S. military presence in that ...Read More