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Wildlife YouTuber discovers new species of tarantula

JoCho Sippawat, known for his videos about Thailand's wildlife, discovered the first known tarantula to live exclusively inside bamboo stalks.
The tarantula Taksinus bambus in its habitat.
The tarantula Taksinus bambus in its habitat.
4d ago

French physicists developed a bubble that didn't burst for more than a year

Researchers from the University of Lille said their sphere lasted for 465 days.
Soap bubbles.
Soap bubbles.

Patient beware: Some states are still pushing outdated Covid treatments

Use of newly ineffective antibody therapies that don't work against the omicron variant is highest in a dozen states.
Image: An intravenous bag used to administer the Regen-Cov monoclonal antibody treatment.
Image: An intravenous bag used to administer the Regen-Cov monoclonal antibody treatment.

Archaeologists find previously unknown structures among Machu Picchu's ruins

Laser-equipped drones have helped archaeologists uncover previously unknown parts of the sprawling ruins.
Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
5d ago

Early treatment could help ease peanut allergies in young kids, study says

More research is needed to determine how long the impact of the treatment could last, a study co-author said.
Image: Peanuts
Image: Peanuts

In a medical first, kidneys from genetically modified pig implanted into brain-dead patient

The achievement could help revolutionize organ donation as shortages create yearslong waits for transplants.
Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham successfully transplanted two pig kidneys into Jim Parsons, who is braindead.
Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham successfully transplanted two pig kidneys into Jim Parsons, who is braindead.

Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

The newfound reef, stretching 2 miles (3 kilometers), was studied late last year during a dive expedition supported by UNESCO.
A researcher for the French National Centre for Scientific Research studies corals in the waters off the coast of Tahiti of the French Polynesia in December 2021.
A researcher for the French National Centre for Scientific Research studies corals in the waters off the coast of Tahiti of the French Polynesia in December 2021.

Why are airlines squaring off against wireless companies over 5G?

The battle is raging over whether the radio spectrum used by the new wireless service poses a risk to the altimeters of airplanes and helicopters.
A traveler checks his mobile phone while waiting to board a flight to Honolulu at SFO in San Francisco on Oct. 15, 2020.
A traveler checks his mobile phone while waiting to board a flight to Honolulu at SFO in San Francisco on Oct. 15, 2020.

Earth's core cooling faster than previously thought, researchers say

The planet's core has been cooling for billions of years but perhaps "more rapidly than expected," which could expedite the end of life on Earth — though not for quite a while.

Ancient 'scepters' were actually straws for communal boozing, researchers say

The ornate tubes, four of them decorated with bull figurines, were unearthed in 1897 in a type of burial mound beside the remains of a man thought to have been a king.
An artist's conception shows men drinking beer from a communal
vessel.
An artist's conception shows men drinking beer from a communal
vessel.

Australia has decided to 'let Covid rip.' Is that a good idea?

In just over a month,  the country’s Covid cases have sharply risen from around 1,000 a day to more than 100,000 a day — but its deaths remain low.
Image: A traveler receives a Covid-19 test ahead of his flight at a Histopath testing clinic at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 7, 2021.
Image: A traveler receives a Covid-19 test ahead of his flight at a Histopath testing clinic at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 7, 2021.

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