Sign language orangutan dead at 39

Chantek, a male orangutan that learned to communicate in sign language, has died at the age of 39, a US zoo announced.

NASA program gives students access to astronauts

On June 23, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer spoke with 22 Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, while he was aboard the International Space Station. More than 400 people attended the event, with many more watching live footage online.

NASA's scientific balloon program reaches new heights

For decades, NASA has released enormous scientific balloons into Earth's atmosphere, miles above the altitude of commercial flights. The Balloon Program is currently preparing new missions bearing sensitive instruments, including ...

An updated classification for freshwater crayfishes

A new paper published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology provides an updated classification system that includes all the known crayfishes worldwide. This makes available a single, comprehensive taxonomic summary of all ...

Icy treat for panda stars' birthday in Dutch zoo

Two multi-layered "cakes" made from ice, vegetable juice and fruit greeted a pair of giant pandas at a Dutch zoo Tuesday for their first birthday party since arriving from China.

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