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Same-sex penguin couple become parents in Australia

World / Offbeat Oct 26, 2018

Same-sex penguin couple become parents in Australia

Two male penguins who paired up as a "same-sex couple" have incubated a baby chick and are "doting" on their tiny offspring, an Australian aquarium announced Friday. Gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic are happily "taking turns caring for their baby chick," born on October 19 ...

Ice caps live-blogging human history

World / Science & Health Jun 14, 2018

Ice caps live-blogging human history

by Faye Flam

At the dawn of the 20th century, when the first humans set foot on Antarctica's seemingly pristine ice cap, pollution had beaten them there. Lead and other heavy metals quickly amassed in the ice in 1888 and beyond, leaving a record of the industrial revolution. ...