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Potentially habitable planet found just 11 light years away

A potentially habitable planet, called Ross 128 b, has been discovered just 11 light years away from Earth. It is roughly Earth-sized and orbits its parent star once every 9.9 days...

New species of orang-utan discovered in Sumatra

A colony of orang-utans, discovered in 1997 living in a remote mountainous region of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, have now been classified as a separate species. The new speci...

Astronomers witness neutron stars colliding in space

The collision of two neutron stars, triggering a flash brighter than a billion suns and causing ripples through space-time, has been witnessed by astronomers for the first time. Af...

Will Mount Agung, an active volcano on Bali, erupt?

Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali is experiencing high seismic activity. Scientists say the volcano could erupt in a “matter of hours” if the tremors continue. Hundreds ...

Scientists discover an underwater “city” built by octopuses

Scientists have spotted a group of 15 octopuses gathering together in one spot, communicating with one another and building dens out of shells. The team of marine biologists, led b...

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