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Florida panthers suffering from mysterious disorder affecting their ability to walk, officials say

An inexplicable crippling disorder appears to be affecting some Florida panthers and bobcats, puzzling wildlife officials who are working to determine what is ailing these endangered animals. 

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Fresh interstellar dust discovered in Antarctica

By examining Antarctic snow, researchers have discovered, for the first time, interstellar dust that recently fell to Earth, a new study finds.

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Amazon wildfires can be seen from space, NASA images show

The rampant wildfires spreading across the Amazon can be seen from space, according to new images from NASA.

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Elon Musk puts the brakes on ‘nuke Mars’ theory

Just days after telling the world he still wants to “nuke Mars,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has slightly walked back the proposal, instead offering a new idea that doesn’t use nuclear weapons.

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NASA to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa, which may hold life

NASA has officially confirmed a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, a trek that could answer whether the icy celestial body could be habitable for humans and support life.

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Dark ‘half-magnets’ from the Sun could be streaming through us every day

An invisible substance permeates the universe, altering the paths of stars and galaxies.

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Death Valley could hit 120 degrees as extreme heat smothers US

Death Valley could reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit as temperatures across a huge swath of the U.S. reach triple digit levels.

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Historic 17th-century Dutch shipwreck discovered near South African beach

Archaeologists in South Africa have found the long-lost wreck of a Dutch merchant ship that played a crucial role in the country’s history.

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Spiders are getting angrier because of evolutionary trick to survive ‘climate chaos’

Extreme weather conditions may be encouraging an increase in angry spiders populations, according to a new study.

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‘UFOs’ are coming out of black holes and altering galaxies forever: ‘It’s all very new science’

Black holes are still a mysterious force of spacetime, with the first image of one having been released just a few short months ago. Now, a new study suggests that “UFOs” are coming out of them, helping to reshape galaxies along the way.

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‘Evil-genius’ neutrino gun could unmask tiniest particles in the universe

Neutrinos are perhaps the most underrated particles known to humankind. Physicist, smart guy and smart aleck Wolfgang Pauli first proposed their existence in 1930 as a missing puzzle piece — certain nuclear reactions had more going in than they had com…

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Humans played major role in driving cave bear to extinction, study says

Humans played a much bigger role than previously thought in driving the cave bear to extinction, according to new evidence.

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Mysterious sea creature spotted on beach draws ‘Alien’ comparison: ‘Fascinating!’

A woman taking an evening stroll on a beach in the United Kingdom came across a mysterious pale-blue creature she would later learn was a so-called “buoy barnacle,” an unusual and reportedly rarely-seen crustacean. 

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NASA glimpses surface of distant rocky exoplanet

Data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has given scientists a first glimpse into conditions on the surface of a rocky exoplanet beyond the solar system.

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Rare ‘strawberry’ leopard spotted in South Africa

A couple captured stunning images of a rare “strawberry” leopard feasting on a dead giraffe at a South African game reserve. 

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Climate change will shrink ‘virtually all’ economies around the globe by 2100, study warns

Plastic pollution found in the world’s oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion and $70 trillion, respectively.

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Black hole devouring a neutron star caused ripples in space and time, scientists say

A black hole swallowing a neutron star has likely been detected for the first time, according to scientists.

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Unusual ‘fire cloud’ caught on camera over Washington State

NASA has captured an eerie and rare image of a ‘fire cloud’ caused by a wildfire in eastern Washington State.

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Elon Musk concerned we have ‘no defense’ against potential killer asteroid

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that a large asteroid will eventually hit Earth and his concern is that “we currently have no defense” against it.

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‘Jellyfish’ star found in deep space

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a “jellyfish”-like star deep in space, located in the Orion constellation.

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