The sun set for austral winter in mid-May, plunging Belgium's Princess Elisabeth Station into two months of night.
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The Chattanooga institution has welcomed 20 reptilian bundles of joy in recent weeks.
Eight yellow-blotched map turtles have hatched so far, and still more could be born before the end of the season, according to a statement from the aquarium.
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If the viewing and lighting conditions are ideal, that mirror-like surface can extend over very large areas, such as the entire surface of Lake Ontario, which is 7,300 square miles (19,000 square kilometers).
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The monkey species, Rhinopithecus strykeri, was first reported to exist in October 2010. With no photographic evidence of a live specimen that year, the researchers made a Photoshop reconstruction of it based on a Yunnan snub-nosed monkey and a carcass of the newly discovered species.
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Out to sea
The drifting island of ice split from the Petermann Glacier's ice shelf the front end of a glacier, which hangs off the land and floats on the ocean.
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Typhoon Vicente began its life as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean and quickly gained strength, developing into a powerful typhoon a different name for the same phenomenon as a hurricane on Monday (July 23).
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