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Are We At The Dawn Of A Nuclear Energy Renaissance?

We’ve heard these claims before. But the mounting scale of the climate and energy conundrum is fueling more money and favorable policies into atomic power.

‘The ice sheet is in for a wild ride’: Greenland is seeing record ice loss

Greenland lost a net total of 166 gigatons of ice from September 2020 through August 2021. Overall, this loss is on par with recent decades – but the factors affecting that final number are more unusual, writes Kasha Patel

Albatross ‘Divorces’ May Be Climbing Because Of Climate Change

A new study found that warmer sea temperatures may be driving albatross breeding pairs to split up at higher rates.

Neanderthal fossil may be earliest evidence of disease jumping from animals to humans

Scientists find evidence of brucellosis in the most studied Neanderthal fossil to be unearthed

Scientists perplexed by flesh-eating ‘vulture bees’ that have quit pollen to feed on dead bodies

Such bees enter into ‘novel associations’ with acid-loving bacteria, similar to those seen in vultures

Arctic Ocean started warming decades earlier than thought — and could worsen due to climate change

Arctic Ocean began warming rapidly at the beginning of last century by a process called Atlantification

The secret to the Vikings’ success may lie in their encampments

Viking encampments allowed them to leave their boats behind and use their positions to support themselves as they expanded, writes Christian Cooijmans

Why are giant pandas black and white? Here’s how we found out

Most mammals are a pretty boring when it comes to their colours but the giant panda is another story. Tim Caro, Nick Scott-Samuel and Ossi Nokelainen explain why this may be

White House: 92% Of Fed Workers Under Mandate Are Vaccinated

Officials say the most important lesson for businesses from the federal experience is that once they take the first step toward requirements, their workers will follow.

Pentagon Creates New Group To Investigate UFO Sightings

The creation of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group follows over 100 incidents officials say they can't explain.

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