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Elephants Just Became Safer Because China Is Banning The Sale Of Ivory

Wildlife conservation groups call the decision a "game-changer" for Africa's declining elephant population.<p>China will ban all domestic ivory trade within the country by the end of 2017, the country's State Council announced Friday, in a "game-changing" move that wildlife campaigners say may help …

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10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner

Studies have shown that just watching cat videos on the internet can boost a person's energy and create positive emotions—so it's no surprise that …

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The Difference Between Male vs Female Solo Travel

You may have noticed a sudden increase in popularity in female solo travel, and perhaps wondered what the fuss is all about. Why is it such a big deal if a female travels alone when men travel alone all the time, right?<p>Well, conditions are a bit different for women. They always have been, which is …

The Unexpected Pleasure of Doing Things Alone

People avoid going out by themselves because they think they'll appear antisocial, but it turns out they'll end up having a lot more fun than they expected.<p>Two years ago, a Dutch creative agency opened a concept restaurant in Amsterdam that would be, in the words of its founder, “the perfect place …

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Stars of nostalgic childhood photo series gain a new cast member (and a brother)

All photos: Elena Shumilova<p>Last year, the captivating work of Russian photographer Elena Shumilova went viral in a major way. The mother's photos of …

British bats 'showing signs of recovery'

<b>Populations of 10 British bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, a new report has suggested.</b><p>The species included Daubenton's and Brandt's.<p>The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) enlisted more than 3,500 volunteers to help with its National Bat Monitoring Programme.<p>The …

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Photo @coryrichards Mans best friend and ultimate companion in herding and range management. #johnhelle of @duckworthco surveys his sheep from a hill top after a long day of shearing. On assignment for @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions @and_mann @ladzinski

Builder has crushed skull rebuilt thanks to donations from public

Construction worker Elvis Romeo Lingurar shattered half of his skull after falling off scaffolding at work<p>A builder who lost half his skull in a horrific accident has had reconstructive surgery thanks to donations from generous well-wishers.<p>Elvis Romeo Lingurar was working on a constriction site …

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Running Just 5 Minutes A Day Could Add Years To Your Life

Running <b>just five minutes a day</b> could add years to your life and provide the same health benefits as running much more, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Even if you aren't a fan of running, that's not a lot to ask.<p>Almost everyone has five minutes to …

North Atlantic right whales have a 'baby boom' - Futurity

North Atlantic right whales—once projected for extinction—had an unexpected number of calves during the early 2000s.

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Women abducted from Malaysian resort released

A Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker have been rescued nearly two months after they were abducted from a resort off Borneo island, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said.<p>Najib credited their release to cooperation between Malaysian and Philippine security forces, saying no ransom was paid.<p>…

Reddit Goes Bananas Over Little Boy's Curious Request

Sometimes, it only takes a piece of fruit and a hungry kid to create a new meme.<p>A curious and hungry young boy named Carter knocked on his neighbor's …