Scientists have woken up tiny life forms called microbes that are over 100 million years old. The microbes were found in samples pulled from deep under the sea floor beneath miles of ocean.
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Ecuador is carefully watching a huge group of 260 Chinese fishing boats located just outside a special protected ocean area near the Galapagos Islands. The government is worried that the ships could threaten many endangered fish and sharks.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…scientists discover exactly what makes armpits stink, an Elvis Presley imitator sets a new world record, and a fox gets caught stealing shoes.
July has been a busy month in space and an especially busy month for missions to Mars. Here’s a look at the recent launches by NASA and China, as well as the story of two teenage girls from India who discovered an asteroid.
Scientists predict that most polar bears will die out by the year 2100 because of global warming. Even if global warming is slowed, the loss of polar ice means most polar bears will still be seriously affected.
Companies and scientists around the world are racing to create vaccines to help protect people against the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Because the coronavirus is so serious, the process is happening much more quickly than normal.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…scientists have accidentally created a brand new kind of fish, called a sturddlefish, and KFC is working on using a 3D "bioprinter" to make its chicken nuggets.
Several large companies have begun creating paper bottles to replace glass and plastic ones. Paper bottles aren’t quite ready to go yet, but you may see them appearing on shelves over the next few years.
Greta Thunberg, who started a worldwide movement to encourage action on the climate crisis, has been given the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, valued at €1 million ($1.14 million). Ms. Thunberg says she plans to donate the money.
Ethiopia has been building a huge dam across the Blue Nile River for 10 years. It's nearly finished, and neighboring countries Egypt and Sudan are very worried. Recent satellite pictures showing water collecting behind the dam have raised tensions even more.