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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.
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.
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.
Social media bots fuel Islamophobia in real life
Companies like Facebook have been slow to combat cloaked pages and real extremists.
What 20 years of screening 9/11 first responders for health risks has taught us
They were the first at the scene on 9/11. Twenty years later, they're helping us learn the long-term health consequences.
New fossil reveals a fearsome shark-toothed dinosaur
The new dino was five times bigger than local tyrannosaurs and the first to be discovered in Central Asia.
The post-9/11 flight security changes you don’t see
A shift in attitude towards handling hijackings is just one of the many complex and often controversial changes instituted over the past 20 years.
We finally know what turns cats into tabbies
The gene had eluded researchers for years.
The Dixie fire is on track to be California’s biggest ever
This summer turned out to be a particularly fiery one out West.