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Giant ‘swimming head’ creature lived in our oceans 500 million years ago
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Giant ‘swimming head’ creature lived in our oceans 500 million years ago

Half a billion years ago, the oceans were filled with life that looked more like aliens than the marine animals we know today. Now, researchers have uncovered the fossil of an unusual creature that was likely a giant compared to tiny ocean life 500 million years ago. Radiodonts, a group of primitive arthropods, were widespread…MORE

Pressure mounts on UK to delay UN climate talks as delegates complain of vaccine gap
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Pressure mounts on UK to delay UN climate talks as delegates complain of vaccine gap

The president of the UN climate change conference insisted Tuesday that the event scheduled for November in Glasgow “must go ahead in person,” after a network of 1,500 civil society groups called for the negotiations to be postponed. The Climate Action Network (CAN), which includes groups from more than 130 countries, argued that the failure…MORE

Animals are ‘shape shifting’ in response to climate change
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Animals are ‘shape shifting’ in response to climate change

Some warm-blooded animals are experiencing shifts in their body shapes, likely as a response to the pressures of climate change, according to a new review of existing research. Animals are getting larger beaks, legs and ears that allow them to better regulate their body temperatures as the planet gets hotter, with birds particularly affected, said…MORE

This premature supernova was triggered by a dead star
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This premature supernova was triggered by a dead star

When a dead star plunges into an active star, expect an explosion of astronomical proportions that isn’t supposed to happen yet. Astronomers were able to work out this stellar puzzle after tracing an unusual burst of bright radio waves in 2017. The radio waves were captured by the Very Large Array Sky Survey, a collaborative…MORE

El Salvador’s top court paves way for president’s re-election
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El Salvador’s top court paves way for president’s re-election

El Salvador’s highest court has ruled that the country’s president can serve two consecutive terms in office, paving the way for current president Nayib Bukele to run for re-election in 2024. The decision was delivered late Friday night by judges appointed in May by the country’s newly elected Congress — which is dominated by Bukele’s…MORE

Perseverance rover successfully collects first Martian sample
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Perseverance rover successfully collects first Martian sample

While we were enjoying the weekend, the Perseverance rover was hard at work making history on Mars. New images with better lighting reveal that the rover did, in fact, successfully collect a Martian rock sample last week. Now, the rover is processing and sealing the sample tube. It’s the first Mars rock core sample to…MORE

Nearly 30% of 138,000 assessed species are facing extinction, group warns
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Nearly 30% of 138,000 assessed species are facing extinction, group warns

A top international conservation agency warned that 28% of the 138,374 species identified on its “survival watchlist” as being under threat have now been moved to the more dangerous “red list” — meaning they are at high risk of extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported during its annual Red List…MORE

Explore some of the best wildlife photography of the year
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Explore some of the best wildlife photography of the year

Our planet is wonderfully wild. It’s easy to forget that amid the daily hustle and bustle of our lives — especially for those of us who only see wildlife when a bird or a squirrel darts by the window. Remember when you were a kid and evidence of Earth’s menagerie was all around you? Whether…MORE

An Army base in Wisconsin is welcoming Afghan refugees. The same post helped Cubans fleeing the Castro regime in 1980
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An Army base in Wisconsin is welcoming Afghan refugees. The same post helped Cubans fleeing the Castro regime in 1980

As Afghans flee the Taliban regime and flow into the United States, they are landing in places like Fort McCoy, situated in rural Wisconsin. It’s the current temporary home for up to 13,000 recently-evacuated Afghan refugees, though Army officials would not disclose the actual number on base. Marcos Andres Hernandez Calderon lives in nearby La…MORE

No spacewalk is complete without a celestial soundtrack of space-themed songs. You’re welcome
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No spacewalk is complete without a celestial soundtrack of space-themed songs. You’re welcome

Gear up for the latest spacewalk on September 12 with an out-of-this world playlist. Astronauts Akihiko Hoshide from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency will venture into space to mount a support bracket on the International Space Station for the third new solar array, which will be installed…MORE

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