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  1. The Kilogram Is Dead. Long Live the Kilogram! - After a vote (and a century of research), the standard measure for mass is redefined, and the long reign of Le Grand K is ended.
  2. Trilobites: Hurricane Harvey Passed Over, but These Fish Kept Making Babies - Underwater audio recordings rescued from Hurricane Harvey showed that the urge to spawn was more powerful than a category 4 storm.
  3. Trilobites: Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier - It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.
  4. Trilobites: Campi Flegrei Volcano’s Ancient Cycle Seems to End in Large Eruption - The Italian volcanic giant has been curiously eruption-free since 1538. New research unspooled 60,000 years of its history with an eye on what it will do in the future.
  5. Trilobites: Why Komodo Dragons Haven’t Conquered the World - The razor-toothed predators are fierce, but scientists found that they’re real homebodies.
  6. Trilobites: Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves - Researchers say that temperature’s effects on sperm production could be one factor behind the decline in the world’s insect populations.
  7. A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great - A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.
  8. In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return - Highway BR-262 is among the deadliest in the world for wildlife. Biologist Wagner Fischer has been monitoring its grim toll for more than two decades.
  9. Rocket Lab’s Modest Launch Is Giant Leap for Small Rocket Business - The company’s Electron rocket carried a batch of small commercial satellites from a launchpad in New Zealand, a harbinger of a major transformation to the space business.
  10. Masks, Purifiers and Other Steps to Reduce the Harmful Effects of California’s Smoke - Here are some ways to stay healthy amid the smoke and smog from California’s wildfires.

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