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Florida’s floodwater is full of poop bacteria — but a marine biologist says there's a bigger threat

Florida's floodwater is full of bacteria.<p>In the wake of hurricane Irma, more than 28 million gallons of treated and untreated sewage spilled into 22 counties across the state, according to pollution reports filed with the state's Department of Environmental Protection.<p>To put it simply, "the sewage …

Emmanuel Macron: France’s Youngest Leader Since Napoleon Is Tougher Than You Think

The Great American Eclipse is 100 days away, and scientists are ready

This summer, darkness will fall across the face of America.<p>Birds will stop singing.<p>Temperatures will drop.<p>Stars will become visible in the daytime sky.<p>In about 100 days, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Astronomers are calling it …

Venom from the funnel web spider could prevent brain damage from strokes after 'world-first discovery'

Venom from the deadly funnel web spider can be used to protect the brain from devastating stroke damage, scientists have found.<p>Australian researchers were sequencing the DNA of the venom when they discovered a compound, which they say could protect brain cells even when injected hours after a …

Close-Up Portraits of Birds Shot in a Photographer’s Backyard | Colossal

<p>After noticing the birds in Michigan were far different than those in her native Germany, Lisa M. Ca., an amateur photographer, began photographing …

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The World's Most Scenic Winter Train Rides

Few films capture the beauty of winter train travel as the 1974 silver screen mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express.” In it, Hercule Poirot …

The world’s 10 best train journeys – by the woman who’s done them all

<i>After covering three continents and 45,000 miles by train for our Around the World in 80 Trains series, Monisha Rajesh shares her unmissable rail journeys</i><p>1. Xining to Lhasa<p>Climbing more than 17,000ft, the Qinghai-Tibet railway travels along the top of the world past ice-blue lakes and snow-capped …

Audubon Launches First Ever Free and Complete Field Guide App for North American Birds

NEW YORK (October 1, 2015)—The National Audubon Society has released an updated Audubon Birds Pro mobile app available via iTunes, Google Play and …

Birds