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Cats may not be as much of a threat to wildlife as previously thought

Cats may be city slickers that rarely venture out into the wilderness, a new study suggests.<p>Feral cats tend to roam in urban and suburban parks and yards, but they rarely set their paws down in wilder green spaces, according to the study. This is good news for wildlife, especially birds, in more …

Wildlife

Helium Leaking from Earth in Southern California

A natural helium leak in Southern California reveals that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper than once thought — with a direct line from the …

Mass Extinction: It's the End of the World as We Know It

(Image: Death valley, ghostly visage via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)<p>Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of evolutionary biology, natural resources …

40 Free & Fun Things to Do This Summer

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)<p>You want to have fun this summer, but you're not exactly swimming in money or willing to blow your budget? Or you've …

Kids

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health

There's another conflict brewing in Iraq that 'could get get quite nasty'

Last week The Daily Beast reported last that in Jalawla, a town near the Iranian border, Kurdish fighters have kicked out Shia militias they fought alongside to retake the territory from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh).<p>"Our relationship [with the Kurds] was good, but now our …

Middle East