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A type of antelope previously extinct in the wild is now thriving in Chad

A type of antelope previously extinct in the wild is now thriving in Chad The Smithsonian's National Zoo released a video in April reporting that the scimitar-horned oryx has been reintroduced in Chad and appear to be doing well.The oryx, which is a type of antelope, has been extinct in the wild for 35 years, according to Smithsonian.

6-year-old creates coloring book to teach kids about black Indigenous cultures

6-year-old creates coloring book to teach kids about black Indigenous cultures Along with her mother, Veronica Bey, Vanae created The Indigenous Adventures of Princess Vanae, a 20-page coloring book that educates children ages 5 through 13 about black Indigenous cultures around the globe.The coloring book features an illustrated version of Vanae as a princess, who travels the world to learn more about Indigenous cultures in Africa and the Americas.

Incredibly bright star hogs all the attention in beautiful new galaxy photo

Incredibly bright star hogs all the attention in beautiful new galaxy photo Sometimes, an outrageously bright star can outshine an entire galaxy, but only if you're looking from the right spot.A new photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a bright star in the foreground upstaging a galaxy light-years from Earth.

Spare a thought for the guy detained in U.S. for allegedly overstaying by 90 minutes

Spare a thought for the guy detained in U.S. for allegedly overstaying by 90 minutes An Australian guy has reportedly been detained in the US, after delays at the Canadian border meant he over-stayed his U.He was on a five-year visa, which stipulated he had to leave the country every six months.

Slip into the eerie silence between Saturn and its rings

Slip into the eerie silence between Saturn and its rings On April 26, NASA's Cassini spacecraft shot between Saturn and its innermost ring, going where no human-made object has gone before.One of those insights is that the area between the planet and its rings "sounds" different than other parts of space surrounding Saturn.

Trump's big EPA website changes reach 'whole new level of willful ignorance'

Trump's big EPA website changes reach 'whole new level of willful ignorance' When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took down its sprawling climate change website on Friday evening, it did so with no prior notice to rank-and-file employees.The move, the agency says, is aimed at reflecting the EPA's "new direction" under the Trump administration.

A rift that's about to cleave off a massive iceberg has a sibling, and that's no good

A rift that's about to cleave off a massive iceberg has a sibling, and that's no good Using a highly-sensitive European Space Agency satellite known as Sentinel-1, scientists have been tracking the progress of a lengthening and widening crack across the floating Larsen C Ice Shelf.However, while progress of the main rift seems to have slowed, scientists have spotted a "new branch" of the rift heading toward the ice front, where the ice shelf meets the sea.

A huge wave of gas in a far-off galaxy cluster has a surprising origin

A huge wave of gas in a far-off galaxy cluster has a surprising origin The answer has to do with a cosmic near collision that occurred billions of years ago.The findings are detailed in a new study published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Powerful gene-editing tool can eliminate HIV infection in mice

Powerful gene-editing tool can eliminate HIV infection in mice For the first time, a team of researchers has shown that they can remove HIV type 1 (HIV-1) from infected mouse cells using a powerful gene-editing tool.The new work builds on an earlier proof-of-concept study that involved genetically modified, or "transgenic," mice and rats.

We've got some news for you about the weather in May (and you may not like it)

We've got some news for you about the weather in May (and you may not like it) The particular weather pattern that's shaping up is known as a wavenumber 6 pattern, named for the six large north-south dips in the jet stream, arrayed around the hemisphere.(To understand why this is called "wavenumber 6," just count the number of jet stream troughs, shown in blue, in the Tweet above.

Jane Goodall is not at all pleased with being quoted in Ivanka Trump's book

Jane Goodall is not at all pleased with being quoted in Ivanka Trump's book If you've read Ivanka Trump's book Women Who Work (which you probably haven't, but we have) you'll notice the heavy amount of quotes (at least 50 per cent) from other famous people.Jane Goodall, 83, happens to be one of the lucky many.

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings Well if this lil' home video doesn't fill you with excitement and awe, check your pulse because you're probably dead.Captured at 6,800 miles per hour (aka 45 times faster than a speeding bullet) the "movie" represents the exploration of uncharted territory for the $3.

Barack Obama wades into French election in favor of Emmanuel Macron

Barack Obama wades into French election in favor of Emmanuel Macron Barack Obama made his first big political endorsement since leaving office, wading into the hotly contested French election on Thursday to endorse Emmanuel Macron.During the debate, Le Pen referred to Macron as a "smirking banker" with an eye on "butchering France," while Macron called Le Pen "hate-filled" and intent on bringing "civil war" to the country.

Aide with all the Bud Light on Capitol Hill insists it’s not to celebrate taking away your health care

Aide with all the Bud Light on Capitol Hill insists it’s not to celebrate taking away your health care An aide pushing a cart full of beer into the Capitol Thursday basically pinky-swore that the beverages had not been ordered to celebrate the House passing a bill designed to kill Obamacare.Vice reporter Alexandra Jaffe was one of several Capitol Hill reporters to spot the beer being rolled in under a sheet by an unnamed aide before the vote had taken place.

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look The Hubble Space Telescope has given us many incredible views of the universe.From stars and nebulas shining hundreds of light-years away, to views of closer cosmic objects like Mars and Jupiter, the Hubble provides frequent reminders of just how small we are.

One Saturday to dream fearlessly: A day dedicated to inspiring a future of possibilities

One Saturday to dream fearlessly: A day dedicated to inspiring a future of possibilities Kids already know how to dream.They look up to their favorite sports stars, to the people they see on TV, and of course to mom and dad.

4 times Girl Scouts fought to make the world a better place

4 times Girl Scouts fought to make the world a better place When you think of the Girl Scouts, cookies probably come to mind first.Here are four more examples that illustrate the Girl Scouts' values — and how girls have stood up for those beliefs.

Trump said Australia's healthcare is better, and Bernie Sanders can't stop laughing

Trump said Australia's healthcare is better, and Bernie Sanders can't stop laughing Over in New York, Donald Trump and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have been exchanging pleasantries, while trying to get everyone to forget about that phone call.We have a failing — I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia, because you have better healthcare than we do," Trump told Turnbull, referencing Australia's publicly-funded, universal healthcare system.

Powerful portrait series connects young LGBTQ activists with queer trailblazers

Powerful portrait series connects young LGBTQ activists with queer trailblazers But after coming out, many people in the LGBTQ community find that these things are conditional.That's why queer people often create "chosen families" — networks of LGBTQ people who offer support when biological families won't.

Reminder: Don't wear a sombrero today — or, like, ever

Reminder: Don't wear a sombrero today — or, like, ever Today is Cinco de Mayo, one of the most widely celebrated Mexican holidays in the United States.That sombrero you're wearing, for instance, is never appropriate, unless you're of Mexican heritage.