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Tropical reef fish, 81, is the oldest ever to be discovered by scientists

Tropical reef fish, 81, is the oldest ever to be discovered by scientists

Scientists have discovered what they say is the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in the world — an 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia. The octogenarian fish, which is old enough to have lived through World War II, was found by the Australian Institute of Marine Science at the Rowley…MORE

Gaia space observatory maps nearly 2 billion stars in Milky Way galaxy

Gaia space observatory maps nearly 2 billion stars in Milky Way galaxy

There are nearly 2 billion stars in our galaxy. At least that’s what the most current map shows. Astronomers have mapped the most extensive atlas of our Milky Way galaxy yet, including the positions of each and every one of those stars. The European Space Agency’s Gaia space observatory also tracked the movement, colors and…MORE

Humanity is waging a ‘suicidal’ war on nature, UN chief warns

Humanity is waging a ‘suicidal’ war on nature, UN chief warns

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a searing indictment of humanity’s “war” on the environment Wednesday, in a speech on the state of the planet in which he urged everyone to prioritize “making peace with nature.” “We are facing a devastating pandemic, new heights of global heating, new lows of ecological degradation and new setbacks…MORE

See the lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon

See the lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon

November’s full moon brought with it an iconic visual spectacle, seen around the world. Early Monday morning, the moon entered what is called a penumbral lunar eclipse, when the moon moves into Earth’s penumbra, or outer shadow. During the eclipse, about 85% of the moon turns a shade darker during the peak or middle phase…MORE

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