Wily seal that cruised to pond surrenders at police station

A gray seal that wandered into a Massachusetts pond and evaded authorities’ attempts to capture him turned himself in Friday after waddling up to the local police station. The gray seal first appeared earlier this month in Shoe Pond in the city of Beverly, northeast of Boston. The animal is believed to have traveled to … Read more

Dinosaurs were in decline when asteroid hit, egg study says

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  It’s a hard-fought paleontological debate. Did the massive asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago wipe out a thriving and diverse population of dinosaurs, or were they already struggling to survive when … Read more

32 whales rescued after around 200 die in mass stranding in Australia

CNN  —  Rescue teams have managed to save 32 pilot whales following a mass stranding this week in a remote part of in Australia that saw the deaths of around 200 whales. The stranded pod had been discovered by Tasmanian wildlife officials on Monday – at which time, half of the group were still thought … Read more

Tasmania whale stranding: 200 whales dead, 35 remain alive

CNN  —  Around 200 whales have died and just 35 remain alive following a mass stranding in Australia this week, rescue teams say. The pilot whales were found Wednesday stranded on an exposed beach along the coast of Tasmania. Rescue efforts are ongoing to save the remaining whales. “We are primarily focused this morning on … Read more

Night owls have higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, study says

Sign up for the Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has helpful hints to achieve better sleep. CNN  —  If you prefer to go to bed and get up later – a sleep chronotype known as being a night owl – you may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes and heart … Read more

Rabies-infected bat discovered in Orange County

Local Orange County health officials are alerting the public after a bat tested positive for rabies in Fountain Valley on Wednesday. The infected bat was discovered in the parking lot of a pickleball court located near 16400 Brookhurst Street, according to the OC Health Care Agency. Visitors are being asked to stay alert and avoid … Read more

New images show intriguing Perseverance discovery on Mars

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  If you love space and exploring the cosmos, there is no shortage of wonder right now. Scientists identified mysterious diamonds that likely originated from a dwarf planet that once existed … Read more