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Friday, January 22, 2016
New evidence of giant 9th planet on solar system edge
The solar system may have a ninth planet after all.
Nearly 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa last year, officials said Thursday, a slight decrease on 2014, but another year of carnage fueled by Asian-led demand for their horn.
Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record -- it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
Fossils found in Kenya reveal ancient massacre
Scientists have found grisly evidence of a massacre in Kenya about 10,000 years ago, providing rare evidence of violence between groups in ancient hunter-gatherer societies.
Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger
Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.
Scientists ID genus of tree frogs thought extinct
For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.
Hundreds of Latin American and Caribbean cities are being invited to vie for millions of U.S. dollars from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as his charity extends an innovation competition to a new region.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Anger over Pamela Anderson's foie gras crusade
Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson set feathers flying in the French parliament on Tuesday when she turned up to support a ban on force-feeding ducks and geese to make foie gras.
The global fisheries catch has been underestimated by more than half since 1950, with tens of millions of tonnes unreported every year, said a study Tuesday, warning that stocks may be running low.
Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the snow-clad Swiss ski resort of Davos.
  
  
  
  
  
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