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World’s rarest birds, once thought extinct, get a new home in Madagascar

December 28, 2018

Watching the birds he helped raise from hatchlings fly freely over a remote lake in northern Madagascar was one of conservationist Peter Cranswick’s proudest moments. He and his colleagues have successfully released 21 Madagascar pochards — the world’s rarest bird — into the wild this month. It’s the latest step in a years-long effort to save the species […]

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Mysterious interstellar comet may be an alien probe: Harvard scientists

November 6, 2018

A long, flat hunk of space rock that has eluded scientists since it zipped past our planet last year may, in fact, be a piece of alien technology, according to a new paper by Harvard scientists. The paper — written by Abraham Loeb, chair of astronomy, and Shmuel Bialy, a postdoctoral fellow, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics — was submitted to the Astrophysical […]

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