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Indian sungazers keep up family tradition for four generations

KODAIKANAL, India (Reuters) – In the early morning darkness, Devendran P. walks up a hill to a solar observatory in India’s southern hill town of Kodaikanal, trudging the same path his father and grandfather walked in a century-old family tradition of studying the sun. Source link

'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

LONDON (Reuters) – Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an “alarming” threat to public and animal health having have evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday. Source link

Dwarf planet Ceres boasts organic compounds, raising prospect of life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth, on the Texas-sized dwarf planet Ceres that orbits between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt, scientists said on Thursday. Source link

Fossils show quick rebound of life after ancient mass extinction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fossils including sharks, sea reptiles and squid-like creatures dug up in Idaho reveal a marine ecosystem thriving relatively soon after Earth’s worst mass extinction, contradicting the long-held notion life was slow to recover from the calamity. Source link