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Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster: study

Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years, a joint Australian-British study showed Monday. A research team from the Australian National University and the British Antarctic Survey drilled a 364-metre (1,194…

Tasmanian devil genome mapping may help humans too

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Scientists have mapped the genome of Australia’s endangered Tasmanian devil for the first time and found that deadly facial tumors decimating the species evolve very slowly, making it possible help might be found before the animals vanish forever. Not only that, scientists at Australian National University said…