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  1. Oldest Shipwreck Discovered Off Coast of Israel
    About a mile beneath the sea, the ship suggests that trade in the eastern Mediterranean Sea traveled much farther from the safety of land.
  2. Videos Show That Leeches Can Jump in Pursuit of Blood
    There has long been anecdotal evidence of the wormy creatures taking to the air, but videos recorded in Madagascar at last prove the animals’ acrobatics.
  3. Lokiceratops, a Horned Dinosaur, May Be a New Species
    Researchers analyzed a skull found in Montana of a plant-eating member of the ceratops family, finding distinct traits.
  4. How to Make 3,000-Year-Old Beer
    An amateur brewer in Utah gathered rare figs and a strain of yeast from 850 B.C. to make a sour, fruity concoction inspired by ancient Egyptian recipes.
  5. How Our Brain Produces Language and Thought, According to Neuroscientists
    A group of neuroscientists argue that our words are primarily for communicating, not for reasoning.
  6. Summer Solstice 2024: Why It’s the Longest Day of the Year
    We have Earth’s off-kilter tilt to thank for the summer solstice, as well as the different seasons.
  7. On Titan Submersible Anniversary, World Rethinks Deep Sea Exploration
    A year after the first deaths of divers who ventured into the ocean’s sunless depths, an industry wrestles with new challenges for piloted submersibles and robotic explorers.
  8. Beluga Whales Are Rescued From Ukrainian War Zone to New Home in Spain
    A pair of whales were extricated from the besieged city of Kharkiv and taken to an aquarium in Spain with help from experts around the world.
  9. A Tale of Two Nearly Extinct Giant Salamanders
    While trying to save large amphibians native to Japan, herpetologists in the country unexpectedly found a way to potentially save an even bigger species in China.
  10. Researchers Say Social Media Warning Is Too Broad
    Some scientists who study youth mental health say the evidence does not support the notion that social media is harmful per se.
  11. South Africa Runs Out of Insulin Pens as Global Supply Shifts to Weight-Loss Drugs
    The shortage highlights a widening gulf in the standard of care for people with diabetes, most of whom live in low-income countries.
  12. More Than 1,000 Birds Died One Night in Chicago. Will It Happen Again?
    A mass of birds died in Chicago in October after striking one building, adding to the push for more protections in one of the most dangerous cities for avian migration.
  13. Doctors Test the Limits of What Obesity Drugs Can Fix
    “Obesity first” doctors say they start with one medication, to treat obesity, and often find other chronic diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, simply vanish.
  14. Dozens of Groups Push FEMA to Recognize Extreme Heat as a ‘Major Disaster’
    The labor and environmental groups are pushing the change so relief funds can be used in more situations.
  15. Bird Flu Is Infecting Cats (and the Occasional Dog). Here’s What to Know.
    A few “reasonable precautions” can help people keep their pets safe from the H5N1 virus, experts say.
  16. How Long Does Rice Last in the Fridge? And Other Rice Questions, Answered
    Don’t get sick this season.
  17. A Bird-Flu Pandemic in People? Here’s What It Might Look Like.
    There is no guarantee that a person-to-person virus would be benign, scientists say, and vaccines and treatments at hand may not be sufficient.
  18. Surgeon General Calls for Warning Labels on Social Media Platforms
    Dr. Vivek Murthy said he would urge Congress to require a warning that social media use can harm teenagers’ mental health.
  19. More Women in Africa Are Using Long-Acting Contraception, Changing Lives
    Methods such as hormonal implants and injections are reaching remote areas, providing more discretion and autonomy.
  20. Pregnant, Addicted and Fighting the Pull of Drugs
    Many pregnant women who struggle with drugs put off prenatal care, feeling ashamed and judged. But as fatal overdoses rise, some clinics see pregnancy as an ideal time to help them confront addiction.
  21. Voyager 1, After Major Malfunction, Is Back From the Brink, NASA Says
    The farthest man-made object in space had been feared lost forever after a computer problem in November effectively rendered the 46-year-old probe useless.
  22. Medical Experts Alarmed by Out-of-Hospital Cesareans in Florida
    A new state law will permit surgeons to perform cesarean deliveries in “advanced birth centers,” despite the risk of complications.
  23. Edward Stone, 88, Physicist Who Oversaw Voyager Missions, Is Dead
    He helped send the twin spacecraft on their way in 1977. Decades and billions of miles later, they are still probing — “Earth’s ambassadors to the stars,” as he put it.
  24. Why a 3-Legged Lion and His Brother Swam Across a Crocodile-Filled River
    Researchers say the nearly mile-long swim was the longest by big cats ever recorded.
  25. In Homes With Children, Even Loaded Guns Are Often Left Unsecured
    Firearms often are not stored safely in U.S. homes, a federal survey found. At the same time, gun-related suicides and injuries to children are on the rise.
  26. Wreckage of Shackleton’s Last Ship Is Found Off Coast of Canada
    Ernest Shackleton was sailing for Antarctica on the ship, called the Quest, when he died in 1922. Researchers exulted over the discovery of its wreckage, 62 years after it sank in the Labrador Sea.
  27. Mars Got Cooked by a Recent Solar Storm
    Days after light shows filled Earth’s skies with wonder, the red planet was hit by another powerful outburst of the sun.
  28. If Paris Agreement Goals Are Missed, These Polar Bears Could Go Extinct
    One group in Hudson Bay might have roughly a decade left because sea ice is becoming too thin to support them as they hunt, according to new research.