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Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

The sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic hit new record lows for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record, US government scientists said Wednesday.

Scientists uproot dinosaur family tree

For 130 years, dinosaurs have been classified as either bird- or reptile-hipped — the first and all-important split in the trunk of an intricate family tree.

Wastewater key to solving global water crisis: UN

Recycling the world’s wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the United Nations said in a major report on Wednesday.

New Zealand parrot has ‘infectious laugh’

Researchers have found that New Zealand’s kea parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh — a call that when heard prompts others to drop everything and have some fun.

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