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Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk?

Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk?

New Orleans is facing an uncertain futureMatthew Hinton/AP/ShutterstockBy Michael Le PageParts of New Orleans flooded on Wednesday after 15 centimetres of rain fell in places, faster than pumps could drain the city. Now Tropical Storm Barry is moving ashore. There are fears the slow moving storm could cause major flooding as it moves over the…

Purple fairy wrasse named Wakanda discovered on reef in twilight zone

Purple fairy wrasse named Wakanda discovered on reef in twilight zone

The vibranium fairy wrasseLuiz RochaBy Ruby Prosser ScullyScuba divers have discovered a new fish – a vibrant purple fairy wrasse. They have named it Cirrhilabrus wakanda, after the fictional African kingdom in Marvel’s Black Panther movie. The 6-centimetre-long fish has dazzling, deep purple fins and a yellow head. Luiz Rocha at the California Academy of Sciences and his…

An Indian village has many more twins than can be explained

An Indian village has many more twins than can be explained

Twins in Kodinhi are surprisingly common Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo By Clare Wilson A small village in India is seeing an explosion in the number of twins born and no one knows why. Kodinhi, in the southern state of Kerala, now has one thousand twins in a …