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Fresh Air Sells for $860 a Jar in China

A Beijing artist has decided to auction off a jar of fresh air from a business trip to southern France, as a form of artistic protest against his …

Don't Panic, But Some Chimpanzees Got Loose Inside the Kansas City Zoo

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An unknown number of chimpanzees escaped their usual living area inside the Kansas City Zoo on …

Iraq Wants To Legalize Child Marriage

A new law would approve marriage to girls as young as nine in a bid to appease the nation’s conservatives ahead of parliamentary elections.<p>In a bid …

Tragedy In California: Truck Hits Bus Full Of Students

A highway in Northern California was turned into an inferno Thursday when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of high school students.<p>The California Highway Patrol says at least 10 people, including both drivers and five of the teenagers, were killed. An additional 30 or so people were …

'Stay With Me, Bud,' Mom Told Baby After Mudslide Trapped Them

The pain, anguish and fear comes through as a young mother who held on to her baby boy as their Oso, Wash., home was swallowed by a mudslide on March 22 describes the harrowing ordeal.<p>Here's how our colleagues at Seattle's KPLU begin their story:<p>"Amanda Skorjanc was sitting in her kitchen with her …

The Cancer Vaccine

Only one in three American girls is vaccinated against HPV. That will mean thousands of gratuitous cancer deaths. Young people in the South are especially unlikely to get the vaccine, according to a new study. Why?<p>If you haven't yet seen <i>Captain Phillips</i>, I won't spoil it. Since it's a biopic based …

How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

Whooping cough made a comeback in California last year, which researchers have linked to vaccine refusals. And with new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, the debate over vaccination is also spreading.<p>Forty-eight states allow parents to sign a vaccine exemption …

Lion killing in Tanzania reduced by installation of 'living wall' fences

A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers.<p>Lions raid Masai cattle in the villages, and then the herders kill lions in retribution. Lion numbers in the region have declined by 50% since 2003 as a result of …