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Polar bears could vanish from Canada’s Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2 C

Some polar bears are trying to adapt to longer periods of ice-free habitats, but they can't eat enough calories on land to make up for their marine diets.

Western US faces snow drought as summer heats up

Another wet season helped improve California's snow drought, but other parts of the western United States have not been so fortunate.

Temperature extremes likely to affect brain development in children, study finds

Using MRI scans and statistics, European researchers discovered that the development of white matter lags in the brains of children and fetuses frequently exposed to the lower and upper end of temperature distribution.

Birds use unique lungs to soar, study finds

Birds like eagles, vultures and falcons evolved to use a unique air sac in their lungs to enhance their flight muscles to keep them gliding in the air.

Research debunks colonial myth about Chichén Itzá’s sacrifice preferences

An international research team genetically tested 64 children sacrificed at Chichen Itza, uncovering facts about ritual sacrifices and the modern scars of colonial epidemics.

Fossil of 100-million-year-old flying reptile belongs to undiscovered species, study finds

The remains of the prehistoric flying reptile is the most-complete pterosaur fossil found in Australia.

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