13.7: Cosmos And Culture13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Commentary On Science And Society

New Mexico's largest electric provider — the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington — has been defending a plan to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with a mix of more coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar power. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington on June 19. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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A stellar nursery consisting of a group of thick clouds of dust, known as the Thackeray globules, silhouetted against the pale pink glowing gas of the nebula, as captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope. ESO hide caption

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