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Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

The sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic hit new record lows for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record, US government scientists said Wednesday.

Argentine teachers stage mass protest

Tens of thousands of Argentine public school teachers protested Wednesday for higher salaries, the latest salvo in an increasingly nasty dispute with President Mauricio Macri’s government.

Movies draw record $38.6 bn at box office in 2016: MPAA

The global box office for films took in a record $38.6 billion last year, industry figures showed Wednesday, although receipts outside North America declined for the first time in 12 years as the Chinese market slowed.

Smartphone device can test sperm quality

A new smartphone device can analyze a man’s sperm quality and let him know in a matter of minutes whether he suffers from infertility, US researchers said Wednesday.

Scientists uproot dinosaur family tree

For 130 years, dinosaurs have been classified as either bird- or reptile-hipped — the first and all-important split in the trunk of an intricate family tree.

Three French pupils hurt in London attack

Three French pupils on a school trip were among those hurt in Wednesday’s deadly car ramming attack near the British parliament in London, two seriously.

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