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Friday, May 29, 2015
US farm lets orphaned or abandoned horses thrive
Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive. At The Last Chance Corral, they get that opportunity to live and grow without their mothers. The 2.75-acre (one-hectare) horse rescue farm says it has saved thousands of foals and full-grown horses over the past three decades.
Scientists on Wednesday said they had created a small robot that can recover from damage, in a step towards machines that mimic the remarkable adaptive powers of humans and animals.
English foxes won a temporary respite after Prime Minister David Cameron's promise to repeal a ban on hunting them failed to make it into his program outlined in the Queen's Speech on Wednesday.
Climate of change: Catholic church's dance with science
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Fears for pink iguanas as Galapagos volcano erupts
A volcano in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in more than 30 years Monday, spilling streams of bright orange lava and raising fears for the world's only colony of pink iguanas.
Horses return to Mackinac Island in rite of spring
Horses do the heavy lifting on Mackinac Island, hauling people and cargo across the car-free tourist destination in northern Michigan.
Morocco's majestic cedars threatened by climate change, logging, monkeys
The cedar tree, considered by many to be Morocco's national treasure, is coming under attack from climate change, greedy humans who indulge in illegal logging, and monkeys.
South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope. Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and hacked off her horns while she was sedated, leaving the animal with a horrific wound covering much of her face. A couple of days later, staff on a wildlife reserve found the grievously injured rhino -- alive.
Scientists say plant knowledge lost as botany students drop
Scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing collections of plant species.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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