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Friday, January 22, 2016
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.
"A sunburnt country ... with a pitiless blue sky," so the famous poem goes, but where once Australia could rely on "steady, soaking rain," a trend of hotter and drier weather as the climate warms is making it more vulnerable to severe bushfires.
Astronaut nurses zinnia to full bloom after invasion of mold
The International Space Station now has a bright pop of orange, thanks to commander Scott Kelly's green thumb.
U.S. government scientists are widely expected to announce Wednesday that 2015 was the planet's hottest year in modern times, amid mounting concerns over the pace of climate change worldwide.
  
  
  
  
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