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Fearless Black Woman Protested a Neo-Nazi March Completely by Herself

The right to protest is one of the most crucial human rights in existence. While there are plenty of ways to protest—some moresymbolic than others—the right to do so helps us maintain agency in the most upsetting of situations. We’ve seen all the horrible things that can happen to Trump protestors, for example. These acts are seriously unfortunate but simultaneously illustrate the courage protesting requires. That brings us to one very brave black woman named Tess Asplund, who protested a neo-Nazi march in Sweden by raising her fist among hundreds of white supremacists—a powerful image that has since gone viral.

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Exoplanet census suggests Earth really is special

There are an estimated 700 million trillion terrestrial planets in the observable universe. Among them, Earth may very well be one of a kind according to a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden. Astronomer Erik Zackrisson and his team have been running computer simulations to model all of the terrestrial planets that are likely to exist in the universe. The probabilistic exoplanetary statistics that they’ve gleaned from these simulations could potentially upend the Copernican principle and will soon be published in The Astrophysical Journal (it’s currently up on arXiv).

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