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Swimmer Lewis Pugh, who is the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean, dove under the Antarctic ice sheet in a speedo to show the impact of the climate crisis 🏊

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Cannabis might be the key to fighting drug-resistant superbugs

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Researchers from Google and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus published the largest-ever high resolution brain map of an animal. The 3D map—also referred to as a connectome—visualizes approx 25,000 of the roughly 100,000 neurons in a fruit fly’s central brain. The connectome shows where neurons connect between and within different parts of the brain that control functions like navigation, smell memory, and learning. Scientists hope the detailed map can reveal more about how those different parts of the brain work together. FlyEM, the team that created the connectome, plans to complete a larger map for a fruit fly’s entire nervous system by 2022.

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This half-humanoid robot is going on an unmanned mission to space 🚀

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Scientists have discovered 9 species of ‘walking’ sharks 🦈

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This ‘superhuman’ driverless car doesn’t have a steering wheel or pedals 🚘

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China is phasing out single-use plastics in an effort to curb pollution across the country

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The past decade was the hottest ever recorded on the planet, according to new U.S. government data, and 2019 was the warmest year on record in 36 countries, including Australia, Belarus, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Guatemala, Hungary, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Congo, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

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Watch this twister wreak havoc on a parking lot in South Carolina 🌪

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This footage of a frozen lake in China is mesmerizing ❄️

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This organization transforms plastic waste into repurposed ‘bricks’ for construction

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Goody the sea turtle lost her flipper after getting tangled in a fishing net — but this new prosthetic gave her ‘a new lease on life’ 🐢

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