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26 Nov
South Africa's health minister has said a newly identified coronavirus variant is of "serious concern." Scientists said the variant could be behind a major spike in cases in the country.
9 Nov
Companies owned by billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are planning to launch the first so-called Natrium nuclear reactor project. Many experts see the project as a misguided attempt to hit CO2 reduction targets.
31 Oct
A boat crew casts a net into the seemingly clean waters off Japan's Izu peninsula, but not to catch fish -- they are scooping up microplastics to learn more about the pollution's impact on marine life.
27 Oct
Advances in genetic engineering are reviving the idea of de-extinction, or whether to bring back extinct animals to try to save endangered ecosystems. But is it really a good idea? What would be the unforeseen consequences of such an act? We speak to Ben Lamm, CEO of the American startup Colossal, which has just raised $15 million to revive the woolly mammoth.
1 Oct
The Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease has plagued Florida’s coral reef, killing nearly half of the state’s corals and majorly affecting the Florida Keys. In Orlando, the Florida Coral Rescue Center is racing to save these vital marine animals.
18 Sep
A team of international scientists has said current vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness, and that supplies will be better utilized to inoculate unvaccinated populations.
12 Sep
A team of researchers has come across the Earth's most northerly island. The discovery came about by chance, after a mix-up with satellite tracking. Danish scientists stumble upon world's northernmost island
10 Sep
The high temperatures were particularly severe in countries such as Italy, Greece and Spain. The continent experienced a variety of extreme weather events this summer, including deadly flooding and wildfires.
5 Sep
Experts in South Africa are testing a new coronavirus variant to determine if it poses a threat. Germany's infection rate has fallen for the first time since early July.
16 Aug
A fossil, originally found in outback Queensland almost ten years ago, has been revealed by researchers to be the largest kind of pterosaur ever found in Australia.
24 Jul
Global warming, a weakening jet stream and the moon will combine to cause more devastating heat waves and floods in the coming decades.
13 Jun
Healthcare workers and scientists are working overtime to curb the spread of COVID. But are their efforts costing them their own mental health?

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