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A giant asteroid dust cloud may have sparked new life on Earth 470 million years ago

Astronomers in Sweden have discovered new evidence that an exploding asteroid blanketed Earth's atmosphere with dust about 470 millions of years ago, causing the planet to cool dra...

Calls for international support to help rid Angola of landmines

Visiting Cirico, Angola, in late September 2019, Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, made a plea for international support to help with a project to clear landmines from ...

A smoky haze blankets large parts of Southeast Asia

A smoky haze is blanketing large parts of Southeast Asia, bringing grey skies and a lingering acrid smell now familiar to the local population. The haze—which occurs almost every y...

Complete skull of oldest-known human ancestor discovered in Ethiopia

A 3.8 million-year-old skull belonging to our oldest-known ancestor has been discovered in Ethiopia. The fossil belongs to an ancient hominin (human or human ancestor) with the sci...

Discovery of microplastic pollution in Arctic snow prompts health concerns

High levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from the Arctic to the Alps, according to a recent study. It shows that there is significant contamination of the atmo...

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