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These ‘eggs’ are spying on whooping cranes to boost survival

NEW ORLEANS — Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch.

Data gathered by the spy eggs could help biologists in Louisiana and Canada preserve the endangered long-legged birds, which have made a tenuous rebound after dwindling almost to extinction in the 1940s.

European researchers to drill for ancient Antarctic ice

BERLIN — A group of 14 European scientific institutions plan to retrieve the world’s oldest ice as part of research into past climate change.

The consortium led by the Germany-based Alfred Wegener Institute said Tuesday it has identified an area in Antarctica, nicknamed “Little Dome C,” that should harbour ice as old as 1.5 million years.