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It emerged that, in trying to count her rings, marine geologists had accidentally killed a 507-year-old clam named Ming.

Cost of renting a giant panda from the Chinese government, per day:

$1,500

Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle that was named in a 2016 internet poll, discovered that stronger Antarctic winds, the result of a growing hole in the ozone layer, have been causing more ocean turbulence, which in turn has raised sea levels and temperatures.

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