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  1. emperor penguins
    Animals

    Penguin poop spotted from space ups the tally of emperor penguin colonies

    High-res satellite images reveal eight new breeding sites for the world’s largest penguins on Antarctica, including the first reported ones offshore.

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  2. Mussels in a yellow bag
    Ecosystems

    To save Appalachia’s endangered mussels, scientists hatched a bold plan

    Biologists have just begun to learn whether their bold plan worked to save the golden riffleshell, a freshwater mussel teetering on the brink of extinction.

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  3. Detroit residents protesting air pollution
    Health & Medicine

    Many U.S. neighborhoods with the worst air 40 years ago remain the most polluted

    Air pollution has declined in the United States, but marginalized communities are still disproportionately affected despite the improvement.

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  4. microscope image of ancient microbes
    Oceans

    These ancient seafloor microbes woke up after over 100 million years

    Scientists discover that microbes that had lain dormant in the seafloor for millions of years can revive and multiply.

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  5. New York City's Times Square empty due to COVID-19
    Earth

    COVID-19 lockdowns dramatically reduced seismic noise from humans

    Human-caused seismic activity was reduced by as much as 50 percent around the globe during lockdowns as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  6. Bacteria that eat manganese
    Microbes

    Scientists stumbled across the first known manganese-fueled bacteria

    A jar left soaking in an office sink helped scientists answer a century-old question of whether bacteria can use manganese for energy.

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  7. Rotational Motions in Seismology
    Physics

    A giant underground motion sensor in Germany tracks Earth’s wobbles

    A giant underground gyroscope array has taken its first measurements of how the world goes ’round.

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  8. Earth about to be hit by asteroid
    Earth

    An asteroid impact, not volcanism, may have made Earth unlivable for dinosaurs

    New simulations add to growing evidence that an asteroid strike, rather than the Deccan Traps eruptions, caused the end-Cretaceous extinction.

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  9. Oil spill in Norilsk, Russia
    Climate

    Climate change made Siberia’s heat wave at least 600 times more likely

    Siberia’s six-month heat wave during the first half of 2020 would not have happened without human-caused climate change, researchers find.

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