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UN Report Says Up To 850,000 Animal Viruses Could Be Caught By Humans

UN Report Says Up To 850,000 Animal Viruses Could Be Caught By Humans

Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes COVID-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species. Environmental destruction such as land clearing, deforestation, climate change, intense agriculture and the…

Why Can’t Humans Grow Wings?

Why Can’t Humans Grow Wings?

Humans are animals that have backbones. This means we’re in a group called “vertebrates” – along with fish, amphibians (such as frogs), reptiles, birds and mammals. A long time ago, humans weren’t around. We actually came from 500-million-year-old fish that had no arms, legs or jaws. But slowly, from one…