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Born on the bayou: NYC ferry fleet builds for summer launch

What's brightly colored, lives on shipwrecks, filter-feeds like a whale, and shoots webs like Spiderman? If you can't readily come up with an answer, that's okay: until now, such animals weren't known to science. But as of today, scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of snail that ticks all those boxes. According to its discoverer, the snail shows "amazing adaptations and are kind of cute," and it could play an important role in coral reef restoration work.

Seventeenth-Century Shopping List Discovered Under Floorboards of Historic English Home

Can hack but not shoot? FBI may ease entry for cyber agents

Like people, great apes may distinguish between true and false beliefs in others

Scientists show how species diversity can pay dividends

Comic Book Heroes As Dragons

'Smart' cephalopods trade off genome evolution for prolific RNA editing

This Sculpture Is Controlled by Live Honeybees

Honey bees have sharper eyesight than we thought

More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide

The hospital where parents care for premature babies

Car insurance rates much higher in minority areas

In S. Korea, ex-vagrants want land promised for forced labor

What does it mean to be a young black person in South Africa, which still confers advantages on white people in every walk of life, more than two decades after the end of apartheid?

As Somali bombings spike, an unlikely saviour steps forward

When a drug epidemic’s victims are white

Harms of nighttime light exposure passed to offspring

Afghanistan dangles lithium wealth to win Trump support

The IRS took millions from innocent people because of how they managed their bank accounts, inspector general finds

Crackdown hits Dutch dual citizens in Turkey

NYPD officers accessed Black Lives Matter activists' texts, documents show

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