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Mammal-like Triassic creatures defeated polar winters by sleeping

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The branches of a well-built plant-eating mammal that inhabited Antarctica 250 million years ago provide the oldest known evidence that animals deployed in winter-like states to survive lean periods such as polar winters. The interpretation of an artist shows the mammalian relative Lystrosaurus during the Triassic period …

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Who pays for oil spill from Mauritius and how much?

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese bulk carrier cut off a coral reef off the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius on July 25, spilled some 1,000 tons of steel oil and declared a state of “environmental distress”. A general view shows the bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which ran on a reef, …

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