Rachel Kiger

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Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

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U.S. should not lift protection for relocated Canadian wolves, panel says

An expert panel has recommended against lifting endangered species protection for grey wolves that have thrived since being relocated from Canada to the United States.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the controversial proposal last year to lift the endangered and threatened species …

Wildlife

For Elephants And Rhinos, Poaching Trends Point In Wrong Direction

South Africa has a stable government that makes wildlife protection a high priority. But even in that country, there's been a dramatic surge in poaching, particularly for rhinos.<p>A decade ago, fewer than 100 rhinos were killed in a year. Last year, it was more than 1,000, says Dan Ashe, director of …

Belgian Proposal: Terminally Ill Kids Could Choose Euthanasia

This week Belgium is expected to become the first country in the world to allow terminally ill children to choose euthanasia.<p>Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002 for those 18 and over, and the number of adults choosing a doctor-assisted death has been rising annually, reaching 1,432 in 2012.<p>But a …

Judge to hear challenge of Texas' gay marriage ban

AUSTIN, Texas — Two homosexual couples challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage will take their case to federal court on Wednesday in the wake of recent legal victories in two other conservative states.<p>U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia is expected to decide whether to temporarily block the law, …