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What could go wrong?! A 48,500-year-old Siberian virus is resurrected

The oldest known frozen, dormant virus in the world has been revived in a French lab, leading many to worry about the dangers of bringing ancient microbes to life. The virus was pulled from Siberian permafrost in far eastern Russia and is 48,500 years old, proving that viruses are incredibly resilient and able to survive …

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Exxon Mobil's big new climate change deal that got help from Joe Biden

Exxon Mobil’s big new climate change deal that got help from Joe Biden

Could it be that Big Oil’s next big thing got a big helping hand from Joe Biden? Perhaps, if carbon capture and storage is indeed as important as ExxonMobil’s first deal to extract, transport and store carbon from other companies’ factories implies. The agreement, announced last month, provides ExxonMobil capture the carbon emitted by CF …

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The "largest floating wind farm in the world" produces its first electricity

The “largest floating wind farm in the world” produces its first electricity

Equinor offices pictured in February 2019. Equinor is one of many companies looking to develop floating wind farms. Odin Jäger | Bloomberg | Getty Images A facility described as the world’s largest floating wind farm generated its first power over the weekend, with more turbines expected to come online before the end of the year. …

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Exclusive: Jeff Bezos says he will donate most of his money to charity |  CNN Business

Exclusive: Jeff Bezos says he will donate most of his money to charity | CNN Business

Washington CNN Business — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to donate the majority of his $124 billion net worth over his lifetime, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that he will dedicate most of his wealth to the fight against climate change and supporting people who can unite humanity in the face of deep social …

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Auto giant Renault is betting the gasoline car market will continue to grow

Auto giant Renault is betting the gasoline car market will continue to grow

Renault sees the internal combustion engine continue to play a crucial role in its business over the next few years, according to a senior executive at the French car giant. On Tuesday it was announced that the Renault group and the Chinese firm Geely had signed a non-binding framework agreement to establish a company focused …

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A space rock crashed into Mars on Christmas Eve.  He revealed a hidden surprise |  CNN

A space rock crashed into Mars on Christmas Eve. He revealed a hidden surprise | CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — You will never forget your first mission to Mars. When NASA’s InSight spacecraft arrived on the Red Planet on November 26, 2018, it was my first time covering a spacecraft landing …

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