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  1. Climate

    A ruinous hailstorm in Spain may have been supercharged by warming seas

    Giant hail that pummeled northeast Spain in August 2022 could not have formed without climate change, computer simulations suggest.

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  2. Animals

    Seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Data suggest the odds are low

    Floe Foxon is a data scientist by day. But in his free time, he applies his skills to astronomy, cryptology and sightings of mythical creatures.

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  3. Environment

    ‘The High Seas’ tells of the many ways humans are laying claim to the ocean

    The book explains how the race for ocean resources from fish to ores to new medicines — the Blue Acceleration — is playing out.

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  4. Life

    A vaccine for bees has an unexpected effect

    Honeybees vaccinated against a bacterial disease were also protected from a viral disease.

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  5. Planetary Science

    Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ moon might contain a hidden ocean

    A fresh look at Cassini data reveals slight changes in the tiny moon’s orbit that suggest the presence of a vast ocean beneath the satellite’s icy shell.

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  6. Science & Society

    These are Science News’ favorite books of 2023

    Books about deadly fungi, the science of preventing roadkill, trips to other planets and the true nature of math grabbed our attention this year.

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  7. Paleontology

    Earth’s largest ape went extinct 100,000 years earlier than once thought

    Habitat changes drove the demise of Gigantopithecus blacki, a new study reports. The find could hold clues for similarly imperiled orangutans.

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  8. Planetary Science

    Our picture of habitability on Europa, a top contender for hosting life, is changing

    The moon of Jupiter is considered one of the most promising places to look for life, but its subsurface ocean may be less habitable than once thought.

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  9. Animals

    The first known scorpion to live with ants carries mini hitchhikers

    Small arachnids hitch a ride on the scorpion, possibly to get inside food-rich ant nests.

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  10. Animals

    Male dragonflies’ wax coats might protect them against a warming climate

    The reflective wax, which cools males on sunny courtship flights, may also armor them against the effects of climate change.

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  11. Animals

    Hibernating bears don’t get blood clots. Now scientists know why

    People who sit still for hours have an increased risk of blood clots, but hibernating bears and people with long-term immobility don’t. A key clotting protein appears to be the reason why.

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  12. Genetics

    A genetic parasite may explain why humans and other apes lack tails

    Around 25 million years ago, a stretch of DNA inserted itself into an ancestral ape’s genome, an event that might have taken our tails away.

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