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Friday, September 4, 2015
Aussie champ trims 'record' fleece
A heavily overgrown sheep had its massive fleece shorn Thursday by an Australian national champion in a life-saving operation that animal welfare officers said may have set a new world record for a single shearing.
Patrols keep US boaters in line & protect whales
Against a backdrop of rocky bluffs, a pod of orcas jumped out of the emerald waters of the Puget Sound, along the northwestern U.S. coast, before splashing their massive black-and-white bodies back into the water.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Adapt or die: Arctic animals cope with climate change
When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.
The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday.
Soyuz rocket blasts off in world's 500th manned space launch
A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history.
Most seabirds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists projected Monday that 99 percent will have done so by 2050. Plastics are pervasive in the world's waters due to pollution, and birds -- including albatrosses, penguins and gulls -- can mistake brightly colored bottle tops or other fragments for food.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Pip Tyler resides in a dilapidated Oakland house with a handful of other squatters, owes US$130,000 for an education she isn't using, and has a curiously loving, if crippling, relationship with her mother, who insists on hiding her real name, birthday or any other details from her past. Unfortunately, she also hides the identity of Pip's father, who might, Pip hopes, be able to help his daughter with her debt.
President Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska
U.S. President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of color despite gray skies on Sunday, in a celebration of Caribbean culture reputed as Europe's biggest street party.
The Titanic's last lunch menu -- saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down -- is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring US$50,000 to US$70,000.
Last Titanic lunch menu going to auction
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