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Tennessee dog sets record for oldest living golden retriever

A dog in Tennessee has become the oldest known living golden retriever in history after celebrating her 20thbirthday in April, according to a recent blog post from the GoldHeart Golden…

Study finds nanoplastics can accumulate in plants’ roots and stunt their growth

Environmentalists have warned for some time that micro and nanoplastics threaten marine life in the world’s oceans. But now scientists are concerned about the negative impacts of nanoplastics in terrestrial…

How much do people actually know about the human body?

Thirty-five percent of Americans don’t know their own blood group, according to new research. While four in five might consider themselves knowledgeable about the human body, the survey of 2,000…

Locusts now threaten millions of people, because 2020

Swarms of desert locusts have been blanketing East Africa for months — ravaging crops and potentially threatening the livelihoods of 10 percent of the world’s population, experts are warning. An…

FDA distances itself from White House coronavirus response

The head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Stephen Hahn, told a congressional committe Tuesday that only “data and science” will determine when a vaccine for the coronavirus is…

Chilean hospital invites in COVID patients’ families

SANTIAGO – Her hand clad in a blue latex glove, her face masked by a perspex shield, the woman lovingly stroked her father’s gray curls, cradled his head and pressed…

Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

MOSCOW — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the…

Stonewall Inn, struggling due to coronavirus, launches GoFundMe

Severely impacted by COVID-19, New York’s Stonewall Inn — the historic LGBTQ landmark and site of the Stonewall Riots in 1969 — has launched a fundraiser with the hopes of…

Australia sees first coronavirus death in over a month

Australia reported its first coronavirus fatality in more than a month this week — stoking fears of a second wave. A man in his 80s died of the virus overnight…

Massive crater lake in India suddenly turns pink

Large bodies of water don’t typically change much over short periods of time. Aside from freezing over in the winter in cooler climates, lakes are typically pretty resilient to change.…