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Brave dog adopted

August 30th, 2015 (01:53 pm)
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Student adopts stray dog that saves her from attack in Crete

A British tourist who was saved by a stray dog after two men attacked her in Greece spent thousands of pounds bringing the animal back home to live with her.

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The super-predator

August 27th, 2015 (11:10 am)
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Thanks Humanity. Now We're Unsustainable 'Super Predators.'

"In the past century, humans have become the dominant predator across many systems."

So begins a startling new report about humanity's impact on the planet, published Friday in the journal Science. The study, by researchers at the University of Victoria in Canada, points to the huge impact that human society has had on food webs and ecosystems around the globe and dubs our species an unsustainable "super predator."

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Stewart's farewell message

August 7th, 2015 (09:41 pm)
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"The best defense against the bullshit is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something".



Well said. Goodbye, Jon.

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Meet Bloodraven / Three-Eyed-Crow v.2.0

August 4th, 2015 (10:57 pm)
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On the heels of the announcement that Ian McShane is joining the cast of Game of Thrones Season 6 comes the news that Max von Sydow of The Exorcist, The Seventh Seal, Star Wars, and Minority Report fame has been cast to play the Three-Eyed Raven.

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Reporter gaffes galore!

July 10th, 2015 (08:49 am)
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The Paris conference on climate change

July 9th, 2015 (08:44 pm)
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Scientists gather in Paris to avert climate disaster

Nearly 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Paris today, just five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to remind politicians it is not too late to limit dangerous planet warming.

“The world is at a critical crossroads,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message read to the academic gathering.

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(In)famous reporter gaffes

July 3rd, 2015 (09:17 am)
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Ah, those Norwegians! =)

June 30th, 2015 (10:04 am)
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A true hero

June 28th, 2015 (08:49 pm)
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Tunisia attack: Hero dad who shielded fiancée keeping his bravery secret - so his kids won't worry



Matthew James threw himself in front of the hail of bullets to protect partner Saera, and was shot in the shoulder chest and hip.

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DNA tests come to the aid of elephants

June 20th, 2015 (11:55 pm)
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Scientists have used DNA tests to track Africa’s worst elephant poaching spots

The key to saving elephants from poachers could be locked up in the animals' DNA, according to the results of a new study. By analyzing the DNA of tons of ivory seized by authorities, researchers were able to identify the sources of 28 large ivory shipments. And all but one of them came from one of just two areas in Africa. The results were reported in a paper published Thursday in Science.

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