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Groundbreaking trachea transplant gives woman a new tube for breathing

The trachea, or windpipe, is a tube that brings air to and from the lungs. It is a hard organ to transplant because there are many tiny blood vessels. New research helped doctors at The Mount Sinai Hospital do a…

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Poaching and habitat push African elephants towards extinction

Two species of elephants in Africa are under a lot of trouble. Savanna elephants and forest elephants populations have been declining in the past decades. The forest elephants are critically endangered—that’s the category right before extinction in the wild. Poaching…

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Humanoid robot sells NFT artwork for almost $700,000

A humanoid robot named Sophia sold an NFT, a digital artwork, at an auction online. The piece sold for $688,888. This is the latest in the NFT investment craze. Sophia was created in 2016 by Hanson Robotics, based in Hong…

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Map of Life shows you the odds of finding a new species in your area

The Map of Life, or MOL, tracks the biodiversity around the world. Researchers are using the map to predict where an unknown species may be hiding. The data model shows that amphibians and reptiles are the most undiscovered animals. This…

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Usain Bolt looking forward to watching Summer Olympics

For the first time since 2000, Usain Bolt won’t be competing in the Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter retired from the Games in 2016. The eight-time gold medalist misses the competition but enjoys spending time with his toddler daughter more. Bolt…

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New robotic platform can screen thousands for COVID-19

Toronto researchers built a robotic platform that can screen thousands of COVID-19 samples at a time. The machine can detect a positive case 95 percent of the time. Finding positive cases quickly and accurately is important in a pandemic. The…

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NASA rover, Perseverance, touches down safely on Mars

After 203 days and 293 million miles, NASA’s latest Mars rover landed safely on the Red Planet. After the usual “seven minutes of terror,” the rover became the fifth vehicle to land on Mars. It touched down in Jezero Crater…

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NASA to fly Ingenuity where no aircraft has been before—Mars

Ingenuity will attempt the first flight on another planet. The four-pound helicopter is strapped to NASA’s Perseverance rover. On Mars, the aircraft will perform a series of test flights to demonstrate if flight is possible. If the missions are a…

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Photographer captures highest resolution photos of snowflakes

Scientist Nathan Myhrvold is one of three people who has created a camera that can take pictures of snowflakes at a microscopic level. Myhrvold’s photos are the highest resolution. He camera is specially equipped to capture the images before the…

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