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Two young beluga whales that were on show in an aquarium in Shanghai have now arrived at a seawater sanctuary off Iceland. This is the first time they've seen the sea in more than a decade.
In less than 48 hours, the last intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic collapsed, losing more than 40% of its mass.
The bubble of charged particles that surrounds our solar system looks more like a deflated croissant than a comet, as traditionally envisioned, a recent study suggests.
Different states and different countries have never fully agreed on the procedure for determining brain death.
New Zealand, a country of about 4.8 million, has now gone 100 days without a single locally transmitted case of COVID-19.
Elephants are part of a family that's been around for approximately 16 million years, and they are the biggest land animals alive today.
A "decoy receptor" could potentially be used as a treatment or prophylactic.
Staying at home has mixed effects on gender equality.
Why do some diseases infect us again and again?
The Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is on the brink of an environmental catastrophe after a bulk carrier struck a coral reef off its coast in late July, an accident that has led to a large oil spill visible from space.
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Fire influenced the evolution of humanity.
Skywatchers beware: The moon will hinder attempts to observe the Perseids, typically one of the year's most spectacular meteor showers.
Will there be a COVID-19-related wave of memory deficits, cognitive decline and dementia cases in the future?
Taxonomy is the science of naming, defining and classifying organisms into evolutionarily related groups. It gives biologists a common language.
If 95% of people in the U.S. started wearing masks every time they left their homes, the total number of projected deaths would drop 49%.
A team of physicists has devised a simple way to measure the duration of a bizarre phenomenon called quantum tunneling.
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Scientists traced a fast radio burst (FRB) to a known star inside the Milky Way for the first time.