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Which country has been declared the happiest in the world?

Released to coincide with the UN International Day of Happiness on 20th March, the World Happiness Report measures how happy people are in different countries, and why. According t...

Mystery of what caused the woolly mammoth to go extinct may be solved

Towards the end of the last Ice Age, around 12,000 years ago, woolly mammoths roamed across Siberia and the colder regions of North America. A warming climate and human hunters led...

Seven Earth-like planets discovered orbiting around a single star

Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting a nearby star in the constellation of Aquarius. Three of these exoplanets, as they are called, orbit in what is...

Scientists may have solved the mystery of why dinosaurs went extinct

Scientists may have solved the mystery of why the dinosaurs became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period—while amphibians, birds, mammals and other reptiles all survived. The...

The fall armyworm is on the march in Africa, destroying maize crops as it goes

Governments are struggling to tackle a serious pest that is destroying maize crops as it spreads rapidly across Africa. According to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences Inte...

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