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First glow-in-the-dark animals may have been ancient corals deep in the ocean

A new study suggests that the first animal that glowed in the dark was a coral that lived deep in the ocean about half a billion years ago. That’s far earlier than previously thought.

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Northern lights dance over Minnesota

A strong solar storm dazzled stargazers with an unusually strong northern lights display across much of the Midwestern United States. (鶹video: Mark Vancleave)

The moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Eagle Pass, Texas, Monday, April 8, 2024. (鶹Photo/Eric Gay)
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Solar eclipse awes people across US, Mexico, aids in scientific studies I 鶹Explains

Across North America, people were wowed by a total solar eclipse. 鶹Writer Marcia Dunn explains why Monday’s eclipse is particularly special.

Minh Ha, assistive technology manager at the Perkins School for the Blind tries a LightSound device for the first time at the school's library in Watertown, Mass., on March 2, 2024. As eclipse watchers look to the skies in April 2024, new technology will allow people who are blind or visually impaired to hear and feel the celestial event. (鶹Photo/Mary Conlon)
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How visually impaired students can ‘get a feel for’ eclipses

As eclipse watchers look to the skies on April 8, new technology will allow people who are blind or visually impaired to hear the celestial event. LightSound devices translate changing light in the sky into differing musical notes. (鶹Video/ Mary Conlon)

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Will animals act weird during the total solar eclipse?

Researchers will observe how animals’ routines at the Fort Worth Zoo are disrupted during the April 8 total solar eclipse. The moon’s shadow will sweep across North America including from Texas to Maine. (March 8)(鶹Video by Kendria LaFleur/Erik Verduzco. Produced by Mary Conlon)

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Hungry sea otters are helping save California’s marshlands from erosion

A new study shows the return of sea otters and their voracious appetites has helped rescue a section of California marshland. Researchers found that the return of the crab-eating sea otters to a tidal estuary near Monterey, California, since the 1980s helped curb erosion. (Jan.31)

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