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Life on Venus? Astronomers See Phosphine Signal in Its Clouds - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/science/venus-life-clouds.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20200914&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta®i_id=73017197&segment_id=38030&user_id=6db11695dacacf408319c4afa9a899b1



The detection of a gas in the planet’s atmosphere could turn scientists’ gaze to a planet long overlooked in the search for extraterrestrial life.
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Joe Ruby, a Creator of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ Is Dead at 87 - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/31/arts/television/joe-ruby-dead.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20200901&instance_id=21795&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=73017197&segment_id=37254&user_id=6db11695dacacf408319c4afa9a899b1



Charged with creating an animated mystery series, Mr. Ruby and his writing partner, Ken Spears, came up with a show that endures more than 50 years later.
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Hero Rats Learn to Save Pangolins | Wildlife Conservation Network

https://wildnet.org/hero-rats-learn-to-save-pangolins/



"The title of HeroRAT is no exaggeration. For years, these animals have saved lives by detecting landmines and tuberculosis. By distinguishing the scent of TNT from metal, HeroRATs zero in on buried landmines in a fraction of the time it takes metal detectors, and they are too light to trigger detonations. Similarly, HeroRATs are trained to detect tuberculosis in patient sputum samples dramatically faster than lab technicians, thus accelerating diagnoses and treatment. Now, the nonprofit APOPO is training HeroRATs to save endangered wildlife, in partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT). They are starting with pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammals."