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The first glow-in-the-dark animals may have been ancient corals deep in the ocean

A new study suggests that the first animal that glowed in the dark was a coral that lived deep in the ocean about half a billion years ago More »


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Cicadas are so noisy in a South Carolina county that residents are calling the police

Emerging cicadas are so loud in one South Carolina county that residents are calling the sheriff’s office asking why they can hear sirens or a loud roar More »


Alligator on runway at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida captured, released into nearby river

Officials say a large alligator that made its way onto the runway at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa has been captured and moved to a nearby river More »


Martian skies over Athens? Greece's capital turns an orange hue with dust clouds from North Africa

Skies over southern Greece have turned an orange hue as dust clouds blown across the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa engulfed the Acropolis and other Athens landmarks More »


A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work More »


Soar, slide, splash? It’s skiers’ choice as spring’s wacky pond skimming tradition returns

The wacky spring tradition of pond skimming is happening this month at ski resorts across the country More »


A Nigerian chess champion plays the royal game for 60 hours — a new global chess record

A Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate has played chess nonstop for 60 hours More »


This ancient snake in India might have been longer than a school bus and weighed a ton

Researchers in India have found fossils of an ancient giant snake that could have been longer than a school bus More »


Fernando Tatis Jr. has 50 custom cleats planned this year, including odes to Gwynn, Curry and more

Fernando Tatis Jr. plans to unveil 50 pairs of custom cleats this season, including odes to Padres great Tony Gwynn, basketball star Stephen Curry and military veterans More »


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