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First Martian rock samples from Perseverance edge closer to settling water question
Returned Martian rock cores will aid the search for habitable environments and could finally nail down the ages of Martian features.
This 120-million-year-old bird may have been one of the first to shake its tail feathers
The magpie-sized Yuanchuavis probably wasn’t a strong flyer, but it did dress to impress.
Blindingly bright black holes could help cosmologists see deeper into the universe’s past
Most humongous black holes, astronomers suggest, have acted the same way throughout the eons.
Schoolkids in New Zealand discovered a new species of giant penguin
The new fossil is one of the most intact specimens of giant penguins we have.
Cyclones can be fatal for seabirds, but not in the way you think
An analysis of puffins and other birds could explain mysterious mass die-offs.
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COVID-19 has now killed 1 in 500 Americans
The pandemic is far from over.
A rare humpback whale ‘megapod’ was spotted snacking off the Australian coast
The gobble gathering may also be a foreboding sign of climate change.
Vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 could be available by Halloween
All the COVID-19 news you need to know this week.
Nicholas marks the 14th named storm of 2021—a number we usually hit in November
The storm could bring serious flooding to the Texas and Louisiana coasts in the next 48 hours.