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3D Genome Extracted from 'Freeze-dried' Woolly Mammoth

Varieties This handout picture courtesy of Stockholm University taken on September 5, 2018, shows a 52,000-year-old woolly mammoth skin after it was excavated from permafrost, in Belaya Gora, Indigirka River, Russia. (Photo by Love Dalen / Stockholm University / AFP)

3D Genome Extracted from 'Freeze-dried' Woolly Mammoth

About 52,000 years ago, the skinned hide of a Siberian woolly mammoth was exposed to conditions so frigid that it spontaneously freeze-dried, locking its DNA…

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Varieties A keeper carries a newborn baby Chinese pangolin to be weighed at the Prague zoo, Czech Republic, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

2nd Critically Endangered Chinese Pangolin Born in Prague Zoo in Less Than 2 Years

A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials. The female of…

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Varieties 150-million-year-old fossil of Stegosaurus specimen is on display at Sotheby's in New York on July 10, 2024. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Stegosaurus to be Auctioned in New York. Its Remains Show Signs of Arthritis

The nearly complete fossilized remains of a 161-million-year-old stegosaurus discovered in Colorado in 2022 will be auctioned by Sotheby's in New York next…

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Varieties An FDNY drone pilot launches a drone at Rockaway Beach in New York, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

On NYC Beaches, Angry Birds Are Fighting Drones on Patrol for Sharks and Swimmers

A fleet of drones patrolling New York City’s beaches for signs of sharks and struggling swimmers is drawing backlash from an aggressive group of seaside…

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Varieties In Plainfield, residents of a six-unit apartment building had only 15 minutes to evacuate before the entire structure was swept away by floodwaters - The AP

Disaster Revisits Vermont as Beryl’s Remnants Flood the State a Year after Catastrophic Rainfall

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl dumped heavy rain on Vermont, causing flooding that washed away an apartment building, knocked out bridges and cut off towns,…

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Varieties Cypriots and tourists alike tour the fading 1970s time capsule preserved in Varosha's abandoned streets. ROY ISSA / AFP/File

Ghost Cyprus Resort Bears Scars of Half-century of Division

Once Cyprus's premier beach resort, the abandoned hotels and villas of Varosha stand testament to dashed hopes of reclaiming lost property after five decades…

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Varieties The Buckingham Palace balcony is the centrepoint for major royal occasions (AFP)

Public to Get Rare Glimpse of Buckingham Palace Balcony Room

The room behind Buckingham Palace's famous balcony opens to the public for the first time next week, giving a rare glimpse into one of the royal residence's…

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Varieties The auction company said the photo was discovered when its sellers were cleaning out a basement after a relative had died. (Photo by Sotheby's)

National Portrait Gallery Buys Oldest Photo of US First Lady

The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery has purchased what is believed to be the earliest ever photo of a US first lady. The daguerreotype -…

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Varieties File photo of a view of a site after a Philippines Air Force Lockheed C-130 plane crashed on landing in Patikul, Sulu province, Philippines July 4, 2021. (Reuters)

Pilot Killed When Firefighting Plane Crashes Into Montana Reservoir While Scooping up Water

A pilot died when a single-engine firefighting aircraft crashed into a Montana reservoir Wednesday afternoon while scooping up water to fight a nearby blaze,…

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Varieties In this image from video provided by NASA, astronauts Suni Williams, left, and Butch Wilmore give a news conference aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (NASA via AP)

Astronauts Confident Boeing Space Capsule Can Safely Return them to Earth

Two astronauts who should have been back on Earth weeks ago said Wednesday that they’re confident that Boeing’s space capsule can return them safely, despite…

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Varieties A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS

Most Complete UK Dinosaur in a Century Found on Isle of Wight

The fossil remains of a plant-eating dinosaur estimated to have roamed the earth some 125 million years ago have been discovered on England's Isle of Wight,…

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Varieties This photo distributed by the Peruvian National Police shows the remains of who police identify as US mountain climber William Stampfl, on Huascaran mountain in Huaraz, Peru, July 5, 2024. (Peruvian National Police via AP)

Body of US Climber Buried by Avalanche 22 Years Ago in Peru is Found in Ice

Twenty two years ago, an avalanche buried American climber Bill Stampfl as he made his way up one of the highest peaks in the Andes mountains. His family knew…

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Varieties The two-day workshop in Riyadh will play a pivotal role in shaping Saudi Arabia's National Biodiversity Framework. (SPA)

Saudi National Center for Wildlife Launches Biodiversity Workshop

The National Center for Wildlife (NCW), Saudi Arabia's designated national representative for the Convention on Biological Diversity, kicked off the…

Varieties Imam Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Plants Over 1 Million Trees, Shrubs During First Half of 2024

Imam Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Plants Over 1 Million Trees, Shrubs During First Half of 2024

The Imam Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Royal Reserve Development Authority has completed the planting of more than one million and 200,000 trees and shrubs during the…

Varieties An one-horned rhinoceros wades through flood water at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of India's Assam state on June 20, 2024. (Photo by Biju BORO / AFP)

India Floods Swamp National Park, Killing 6 Rhinos

Devastating floods in India's northeast that have killed scores of people also swamped a national park drowning six threatened rhinos and other wildlife,…

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Varieties A Volocity air taxi flies during a demonstration flight at Paris Bourget Airport on June 20, 2023. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

River Seine to Have Flying Taxi Landing Pad at Paris Olympics

France's government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for construction of a floating landing pad on the River Seine for flying taxis set to be shown off during the…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Agios Prokopios beach, in Naxos island, Greece, August 8, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Greek Islands Face Water Crisis Amid Tourist Season

The biggest reservoir on the Greek island of Naxos has dried up, useful only to the turtles that cruise its muddy shallows. Downstream, sea water has seeped…

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Varieties Disney Dream, a Disney Cruise Lines' ship, sails to the Bahamas on the first Disney cruise for paying customers since they were stopped during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, from Port Canaveral in Florida, US, August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Disney to Add New Ship in Tokyo to Expanding Cruise Business

Walt Disney unveiled plans on Tuesday to launch a new cruise ship that will set sail from Tokyo starting in fiscal 2028, adding a ninth vessel to the brand's…

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Saudi Electronic University, RCU Sign Agreement to Open University Branch

The Saudi Electronic University and the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) signed a cooperation agreement to open a university branch in AlUla Governorate. This…

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Varieties An artist's concept of the planet HD 189733b located 64 light-years from Earth. Roberto Molar Candanosa/Johns Hopkins University/Handout via REUTERS

Rotten Eggs Chemical Detected on Jupiter-like Alien Planet

The planet known as HD 189733b, discovered in 2005, already had a reputation as a rather extreme place, a scorching hot gas giant a bit larger than Jupiter…

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Varieties Wildlife photographer Johanna Turner shows her "camera trap" photo of a cougar as she poses for a photo in the hills above Glendale, California, on May 30, 2024. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Highway Bridge Aims to Save California's Cougars

Hollywood stars aren't the only celebrities who live in the hills around Los Angeles -- Southern California's mountain lions also make their homes there and…

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Varieties A person wipes sweat from their brow at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, Calif., Sunday, July 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Ty ONeil)

June Sizzles to 13th Straight Monthly Heat Record. String May End Soon, but Dangerous Heat Won't

Earth's more than year-long streak of record-shattering hot months kept on simmering through June, according to the European climate service Copernicus. There…

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Varieties A man walks outside traditional alleyways Hutong at Qianmen in Beijing, China, Sunday, July 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

China: Scientists Identify Super Moss Able to 'Survive' in Mars

Scientists have identified a super resilient desert moss species in China's western region of Xinjiang that could help sustain possible colonies on Mars, a…

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Varieties 29 June 2024, United Kingdom, Somerset: The crowd watching Coldplay performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm in Somerset. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/dpa

Music Festivals Seek Greener Footprint

Three planes, 270 tons of equipment, 800 square meters of stage: the figures from Madonna's massive free concert in Rio in May sounded like they came from…

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Varieties The installed Kiswa weighs around 1,350 kilograms and is 14 meters high, (SPA)

Holy Kaaba ‘Kiswa’ Cover Is Replaced in Annual Tradition

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for the Care of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque adorned on Sunday the holy Kaaba in Makkah with a new…

Varieties A drone view shows homes near the sea as tropical storm Beryl continues to move through the Gulf of Mexico, in Playa Bagdad, Mexico July 6, 2024. (Reuters)

Beryl Bears Down on Texas, Where It Is Expected to Hit after Regaining Hurricane Strength

Beryl was hurtling across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a collision course with Texas, forecast to pick up strength and regain hurricane status…

Varieties The broken sails of the landmark red windmill atop the Moulin Rouge, Paris' most famous cabaret club, are taken away after they fell off during the night in Paris, France, April 25, 2024. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Purchase Licensing Rights

Paris's Moulin Rouge Inaugurates New Windmill Sails Ahead Of Olympics

Paris's Moulin Rouge cabaret club, whose landmark windmill sails fell down in April, inaugurated its new blades on Friday, nearly a week before the Olympic…

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Tornadoes Kill 5, Injure 83 in China's Shandong Province

Five people were confirmed dead after tornadoes struck a city in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, according to local media reports Saturday. …

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Varieties The main wedding ceremony is set for July 12, followed by a grand reception on July 14 - The AP

Asia's Richest Man Plans a Grand Wedding for His Son

In March, Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani threw a three-day prenuptial bash for his son that included a 1,200-person guest list, including former world…

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