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A pride of 14 lions might have escaped from a South African national park

South African officials warned residents to beware of 14 lions that might have escaped from a national park Thursday. The pride fled from Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves at over 7,500-plus square feet, and were spotted in the town of Phalaborwa near a mine, local officials said. In a tweet, the…MORE

Discoveries could be ‘missing link’ to understanding Native American ancestry

Two 31,000-year-old milk teeth have led to the discovery of an ancient group of people who once lived in northern Siberia — and, along with a 10,000-year-old skull, could offer a better understanding of who the ancestors of Native Americans were, scientists say. In a study published in the journal Nature, an international team of…MORE

How the moon played a crucial role during the D-Day invasion

The D-Day allied invasion of Normandy began with paratroopers and soldiers coasting through the air on gliders in the darkness of the early morning hours. And a full moon lit the way. They landed on the beach first, captured coastal bridges and opened roadways for the incoming fleet carrying troops. Many historical accounts cite the…MORE

Dinosaur bones shimmering with opal reveal a new species

A hunt for precious gemstones revealed the first fossil evidence of a dinosaur herd, including a previously undiscovered dinosaur species, in Australia. The new dinosaur fossil was found in an opal mine and has turned into the gem itself, making it the most complete opalized dinosaur skeleton in the world, according to a new study.…MORE

Astronomers spy two growing exoplanets in photograph

Astronomers have photographed two juvenile exoplanets that are still growing as they orbit a young star 370 light-years from Earth. This is only the second system with more than one planet to be captured in an image. The star is known as PDS 70 and it’s 6 million years old. PDS 70 is smaller and…MORE

11,000 people have been forced to evacuate as firefighters battle wildfires in Canada

Wildfires in Alberta, Canada have burned more than 700,000 acres of land and have forced 11,000 people to evacuate, according to the province’s government. The government of Alberta said that at least two out-of-control wildfires are burning in the area — the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire and the Jackpot Creek Wildfire. The Chuckegg Creek Wildfire, burning…MORE

Julian Assange scores legal victory as Swedish court denies detention request

Julian Assange won a major legal victory on Monday, when a Swedish court denied a request to detain the WikiLeaks founder over a sexual assault investigation dating back to 2010. The ruling by the Uppsala District Court is a setback for prosecutors who were hoping to issue a European Arrest Warrant for Assange and request…MORE

No country will achieve gender equality by 2030

No country in the world is on track to achieve gender equality by 2030, according to the inaugural SDG Gender Index, which measures the state of gender equality against a set of global targets. Even among the index’s top performers, which are dominated by Nordic nations, not one is set meet the gender targets in…MORE