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A group of little-known killer whales have been identified as big hunters of the sea
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A group of little-known killer whales have been identified as big hunters of the sea

Swimming deep in the Pacific Ocean, a group of little-known killer whales that eat large sea mammals including grey whale calves has been found, researchers say. In a recently-published catalog, researchers from the University of British Columbia examined 13 years of photo-identification data and more than 100,000 photographs taken off North America’s west coasts. What…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

Capt. Kirk cracks Anderson Cooper up with his real-life trip to the final frontier, a “Hamilton” star sends a history teacher a message, and surveillance videos across Colorado capture an “event of a lifetime” on camera. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Space: The final frontier William Shatner, known for playing Capt. Kirk…MORE

The Draconid meteor shower peaks October 8. Here’s how to watch
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The Draconid meteor shower peaks October 8. Here’s how to watch

The Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak on Friday, October 8, and last through October 10, bringing with it a drizzle of meteors for dedicated stargazers. The Draconids are notoriously “sleepy” showers, only producing five meteors per hour most years, according to EarthSky. This weekend’s shower is expected to be that sort of “slow…MORE

New lunar samples reveal more recent volcanic activity on the moon

New lunar samples reveal more recent volcanic activity on the moon

When its Chang’e-5 mission landed on the moon in December 2020, China became only the third country to collect lunar rocks and soil. The mission, named after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, brought back the first fresh lunar samples in more than 40 years to Earth later that month. An international team of…MORE

Turkey finally ratifies Paris climate agreement but protests key detail
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Turkey finally ratifies Paris climate agreement but protests key detail

Turkey became the last G20 nation to ratify the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, almost six years after initially signing it, but at the same time, lawmakers protested a key detail — the country’s classification as a developed nation. Turkish environment and urbanization minister Murat Kurum said Wednesday that lawmakers had voted unanimously in favor…MORE

New UAE space mission will orbit Venus and land on an asteroid
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New UAE space mission will orbit Venus and land on an asteroid

The United Arab Emirates is setting a course for Venus and the main asteroid belt. The new interplanetary mission, announced by the UAE Space Agency on Tuesday, will launch in 2028. The spacecraft will go on a five-year expedition, orbiting Venus and Earth before reaching the main asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter in…MORE

The day Facebook went dark
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The day Facebook went dark

A businessman in Atlanta changed his passwords because he thought his phone had been hacked. A Long Island woman who sells vintage items on Instagram lost revenue when she was forced to cancel a sale event. And a graduate student in Texas, freed from the distractions of social media, whipped through four assignments. For some…MORE

Why it took nearly 50 years for scientists to name this mysterious tropical plant
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Why it took nearly 50 years for scientists to name this mysterious tropical plant

After nearly half a century, the mystery of Manu is finally solved. In 1973, scientist Robin Foster discovered a plant with bright orange fruit shaped like paper lanterns inside Peru’s Manu National Park. It’s now been classified as Aenigmanu alvareziae, or Mystery of Manu, according to a paper authored by Foster and published Wednesday in…MORE

The unused “miracle”
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The unused “miracle”

Before the advent of Covid-19 vaccines, the San Francisco Department of Public Health needed three whiteboards to capture all the names of senior facilities that had outbreaks, Jen Christensen reports. But by February, when seniors were being vaccinated in greater numbers, the department started to erase names of the facilities from these outbreak lists. “It…MORE

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