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Friday, May 29, 2015
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.
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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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
British designer growing trees into furniture
Deep in the British countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing.
Owl drink to that: Rare albino sparrow spotted in Australia
A rare pure white sparrow has been spotted in Australia, leaving ornithologists all aflutter Monday.
In Sweden, even the clergy have their stylist
In a small beige building in a leafy Stockholm suburb, Maria Sjodin bustles around her design studio putting the finishing touches on her sleek fashions for an unexpected clientele: female clergy.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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