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Climate change could make flying suck even more

In addition to the threat it poses to polar ice, the sea level, countless species of animals and even the global food supply, climate change could also make flying a more harrowing experience than it already is, according to research…

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First-ever European cave fish discovered by amateur diver

The pink, scaleless and possibly blind cave loach is the first ever instance of a fish found living in a European cave, and those behind the discovery said it is most northerly species of cave fish ever found. According to…

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VIDEO: Watch this badger bury a whole cow by itself

While investigating the habits of scavengers in Utah’s Great Basin Desert, biologists witnessed an American badger do something no other researchers had recorded before: bury a complete calf carcass on its own. While badgers and related species often bury food…

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Japanese patient first to receive ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells from another person

In what experts are calling a major advance towards creating stem cell banks, a Japanese sexagenarian has become the first patient ever to receive cells derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells donated by someone else, the journal Nature first…

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Manatee no longer considered endangered– but is this a good thing?

It should be good news when a creature is removed from the endangered species list, but in the case of the West Indian manatee, which was downgraded from “endangered” to “threatened” last week, conservationists are reacting with more concern than…

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Congress wants climate skeptic ‘red teams’ to challenge establishment views on climate change

Having already signed an executive order rolling back many of his predecessor's environmental regulations earlier this week, President Donald Trump and his Republican colleagues are said to be considering a proposal to establish a “red team” to challenge findings on…

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1,000-year-old wooden toy boat discovered in Norwegian well

You might think that the old box of mint-condition Transformers and still-packaged Star Wars figures you keep in the attic or the back of your closet are old and valuable, but they’re nothing compared to an ancient toy boat discovered…

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How is this black hole moving at 5 million miles an hour?

Sometimes, because the numbers involved in astrophysics are so huge, we end up reading them and moving on. But let's consider this for a second: A supermassive black hole is currently traveling through space at five million miles an hour. That's some…

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Largest-ever dinosaur footprint found in real life Australian ‘Jurassic Park’

A remarkable 21 different kinds of dinosaur tracks have been identified along Australia's remote shoreline, researchers announced Monday. Dubbing it Australia's Jurassic Park, paleontologists said it was the most varied such discovery on the planet. According to a report on…

Melting Glaciers are a clear sign of climat change and global warming.

Arctic sea ice reaches record low for third year in a row

Winter is coming to an end in the Arctic, with sea ice reaching its maximum extent as it does every year. The problem is that maximum extent is becoming less and less decade on decade, and March just marked the…