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Cardinalfish follow magnetic forces to navigate to the coral reef where they were born. Credit Andreas Bally, via ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Science & Tech

How a Fish That Hatches in Coral Reefs Finds Its Way Home

The larvae of fish that live in coral reefs are tiny, and they are not very good swimmers. They are pushed by currents away from the reefs on which they were hatched for days or weeks until they learn to swim. Then, somehow, around 60 percent of them make their […]

Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, including the endangered Siberian crane, gathering for the winter at Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake, in Jiangxi Province. Credit Visual China Group, via Getty Images
World

As China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Shrinks, Solution Faces Criticism

HONG KONG — Long celebrated as China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang reaches more than three times the expanse of Los Angeles in the summer wet season. It is home to the rare Yangtze finless porpoise, and its mud flats are the primary winter feeding grounds for thousands of birds that […]

Jacqueline Sauvage was found guilty in 2014 of shooting her husband with a hunting rifle after decades of abuse. She has been granted a full pardon. Credit Philippe Renaud/European Pressphoto Agency
World

François Hollande Pardons French Woman Who Killed Abusive Husband

PARIS — In an unexpected move, President François Hollande of France granted a full pardon on Wednesday to a woman who had been sentenced to prison for murdering her husband after decades of domestic abuse. The woman, Jacqueline Sauvage, was found guilty by a criminal court in 2014 of shooting […]

Fertility Clinic
Health

Dutch Fertility Clinic Investigates Possible Sperm Mix-Up

AMSTERDAM — Twenty-six couples in the Netherlands are waiting to find out if the sperm that was used to fertilize their eggs at a reproductive technology clinic might have come from the wrong men. The clinic, at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, said on Wednesday that a procedural error […]

Ed Whitlock completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes 34 seconds to become the oldest person to run 26.2 miles under four hours. Credit Todd Fraser/Canada Running Series
Sports Track & Field

85-Year-Old Marathoner Is So Fast That Even Scientists Marvel

MILTON, Ontario — It was a day for talking, not running. Snow was piled along the streets. The driveway was icy. Ed Whitlock’s shoulder hurt. His face had been puffy. He did not feel well enough for the cemetery. At a visitor’s urging, Whitlock showed his display of novelty trophies. […]

The scene of the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin last week. Credit Bernd Von Jutrczenka/European Pressphoto Agency
World

Tunisian Detained as Possible Accomplice in Berlin Attack

BERLIN — A 40-year-old Tunisian man has been detained as a possible accomplice of Anis Amri, the man identified as the terrorist who carried out the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, German officials said on Wednesday. The Tunisian was held in Berlin, news agencies […]

Germany Grapples With Its African Genocide
Homeland News World

Germany Grapples With Its African Genocide

  WATERBERG, Namibia — In this faraway corner of southern Africa, scores of German soldiers lie in a military cemetery, their names, dates and details engraved on separate polished tombstones. Easily missed is a single small plaque on the cemetery wall that gives a nod in German to the African […]

Kristin Clarino, a toxicologist in the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office in Hauppauge, handling recently tested samples of fentanyl. The drug has killed at least 220 people on Long Island in 2016. Credit Johnny Milano for The New York Times
Health

Fentanyl Outpaces Heroin as the Deadliest Drug on Long Island, NY

An anesthetic commonly used for surgery has surpassed heroin to become the deadliest drug on Long Island, killing at least 220 people there in 2016, according to medical examiners’ records. The drug, fentanyl, is a synthetic opioid, which can be 100 times more potent than morphine. The numbers from Long […]

Kotoka International Airport
Homeland News

Harmattan grounds flights in Ghana

The hazy harmattan weather that has engulfed Ghana for the past two days has compelled international and domestic airlines to temporarily suspend their flights due to poor visibility. Passengers who were scheduled to travel outside the country were stranded at the departure terminal of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in […]

The three US Senators have been touring the Baltic states together
USA

US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia

Three prominent US senators have warned that Russia and its president may face sanctions over the country’s alleged interference in last month’s presidential election. They said the move had cross-party support in the senate. President-elect Donald Trump has rejected claims of Russian interference. Outgoing President Barack Obama is expected to […]