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Not just Trump's idea: A short history on famous walls and the environment

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump isn't the first leader to want to put up a border wall.<p>Defensive barriers have been around since the beginning of time, and the first walls sprung up 11,500 years ago in Turkey to wall off cities from attack.<p>"Throughout history, walls have had both a symbolic function as much …

Angry note sent to Trump Jr. said, 'You are getting what you deserve'

An envelope with suspicious powder sent to one of President Donald Trump's sons also included a threatening note, senior law enforcement officials told NBC News.<p>“You are an awful, awful person. I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV," the note to Donald Trump Jr. said, according to …

Jared Kushner May Soon Be Working at TGI Fridays—If They’ll Have Him

The First Son-in-Law is failing on multiple professional fronts.<p>When <b>Jared Kushner</b> and <b>Ivanka Trump</b> accepted jobs as senior advisers to the president (a.k.a. “Dad”), they allegedly saw the gigs as stepping stones that would one day lead to a scenario in which one of them was president. But if the …

The World's Loneliest Gannet Has Died by The Side of His Only Love

A tragic love affair between a bird and a block.<p>Nigel, a handsome gannet bird who lived on a desolate island off the coast of New Zealand, died …

These Tiny Scales Make Sharks Incredibly Fast. Can They Help Us Build Better Planes?

The scales of shortfin makos, the fastest species of shark, could guide the design of aerial vehicles in the future.<p>With more than 400 million years of evolution behind them, sharks have adapted to move quickly through water. Shortfin makos are the fastest sharks in the ocean, clocking speeds of up …

Travel Photography

Here’s why hundreds of birds invaded this gas station

— Christine Dobbyn (@ChristineDobbyn) February 2, 2018<p>What a bunch of birdbrains!<p>Hundreds of great-tailed grackles commandeered a Houston, Texas, gas …

Parkinson’s breakthrough could come from mind-controlling wasp venom

Getting stung by an emerald cockroach wasp isn’t a fun time, especially if you’re one of the cockroaches that the wasp is notorious for hunting. A …

The threatened species in our urban jungle

Share selection to:<p>If you’re like most Australians, chances are you’re an urban dweller, and your idea of “city wildlife” probably includes pigeons, …

Big Sur’s Coastline Is Glowing, Thanks to Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

As if the views along Highway One weren't already spectacular enough.<p>In recent days, nighttime travelers through California's already-breathtaking Big Sur region have been treated to an even more awe-inspiring sight. If they're able to tear their eyes away from the rugged cliffs off Highway One, …

'I fixed a butterfly's broken wing to remember my mother'

<b>Romy McCloskey's late mother said butterflies were a sign she would always be with her. Decades later, those words inspired McCloskey to perform a remarkable act.</b><p>McCloskey advances on the butterfly, its body immobilised on the table with a loop of wire. One of its wings is stretched out - black …