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Saturday, July 18, 2015
A man who has spent 24 years scanning Scotland's Loch Ness for its legendary mysterious monster reckons Nessie is most likely a giant catfish -- although he is not prepared to give up looking just yet.
Rescue saves rare Philippine turtles from 'brink of extinction'
Thousands of rare forest turtles have been rescued from horrifying conditions of captivity in the Philippines, saving the critically endangered animals from possible extinction, wildlife experts said Wednesday.
Jurassic Park star was fluffy with wings: study
Depicted by movie-makers as mean, green, man-eating lizards covered in scales, velociraptors probably looked more like large, toothy turkeys, a study said Thursday.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Robots taking care of check-in, check-out at high-tech Japan hotel
From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is "manned" almost totally by robots to save labor costs.
Hong Kong's booming ivory market is helping push elephants towards extinction, conservationists said Thursday, reporting more ivory items on sale there than in any other city.
Scholars use Ramadan to push Islamic renewal
During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are called on to reflect on their faith as they conduct their daily fast. This past month, some clerics and scholars reflected on ways to reform the religious discourse in Islam to keep up with modern-day challenges and oppose extremism.
Russian village fears future, says the gov't 'wants to kill us,' as health cuts hit poorest
More than 70 years after Gennady Vinogradov was born in the small village of Sheshurino, northwest of Moscow, he just asks for one thing: to be able to die there in dignity.
Green iguanas culled in Kaohsiung to ensure eco balance maintained
Kaohsiung City has captured some 238 green iguanas so far this year, under a culling program that it began in 2013 to maintain an ecological balance, a city official said Thursday.
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Icy mountain ranges seen on Pluto after flyby
Icy mountain ranges can be seen rising from Pluto's surface, according to the first close-up images released Wednesday from NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft after its historic of flyby of the dwarf planet.
Laughing kookaburra among birds in decline: study
Populations of some of Australia's iconic birds -- including the laughing kookaburra, magpie and willie wagtail -- are in decline in parts of the country, according to a report released Wednesday, with habitat loss, feral cats and foxes among the likely threats.
  
  
  
  
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