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Potter Park Zoo welcomes endangered red panda cub: ‘Valuable addition’

A red panda cub has been welcomed with open arms at a Michigan Zoo. Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, helped its 8-year-old red panda, Maliha, deliver her precious cub in late July. The birth is considered a significant win for the species, as red pandas are an endangered species, the facility wrote in a …

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Perseid meteor shower 2022 thrills stargazers despite bright moon

The Perseid meteor shower of the 2022 reached its peak this weekend and while the bright full moon may have washed out the best of the “shooting stars” display this year, that doesn’t mean skywatchers were left completely in the dark. Stargazers around the world captured some dazzling views of the Perseid meteor shower as …

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Endangered Shark Washes Up Dead 3 Months After a Colony Vanished

A fourth endangered shark has been found washed up dead on beaches in a small coastal town in Australia. This follows the disappearance of a colony of gray nurse sharks 60 miles north. The gray nurse sharks were found around Blacksmiths Beach, in the Newcastle area of ​​New South Wales. The fourth and most recent …

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Sarepta Gains Rights to MyoAAV, Possible DMD Gene Therapy Vector | More Efficient MyoAAV May Better Target Muscle Cells

Under an agreement with the Broad Institute, Sarepta Therapeutics has acquired an exclusive license to the gene therapy vector MyoAAV in potentially treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and several other neuromuscular and cardiac indications. MyoAAV is a new vector for delivering genetic therapies to cells, with evidence that it can do so more efficiently and …

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One of the brightest stars in the sky dimmed in 2019. Now we know why.

The star Betelgeuse visibly dimmed in 2019. Now, a new analysis reveals why: Betelgeuse blew out and is still recovering. The red supergiant star, which is about 530 light-years from Earth, is among the brightest in the night sky. The star forms the shoulder of the constellation Orion (The Hunter). It’s also geriatric: Betelgeuse is …

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks to extend life of state’s last operating nuclear power plant

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! California Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to extend the life of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant by at least five to 10 years to maintain reliable power supplies in the climate change era. A draft bill obtained Friday by The Associated Press said the plan …

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Mandalay Farms in Palm Beach County features exotic animals

JUPITER FARMS, Fla. — An animal farm in Palm Beach County is helping those with developmental differences and at-risk youth. It’s not open to the public but sells memberships to fuel its philanthropic efforts. If Noah needed to build a modern-day arc, he’d start at Mandalay Farms. “I grew up in Orlando. I used to …

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Leverage genetic tools to breed healthier cows

Genetic evaluations to strengthen resistance to six health disorders are available for Brown Swiss animals beginning August 9, 2022. The six health traits published by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) are displaced abomasum, ketosis, mastitis, metritis, milk fever, and retained placenta. Official evaluations for these six traits have been available from CDCB for …

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China claims new world record for strongest steady magnetic field

The new world record of 45.22 tesla steady state high magnetic field. Credit: SHMFF team On August 12, the hybrid magnet of the Steady High Magnetic Field Facility (SHMFF) in Hefei, China, produced a steady field of 45.22 tesla (T), the highest steady magnetic field by a working magnet in the world. It broke the …

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