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Syria’s Polio Outbreak Is a Reminder of the Disease’s Power

The crippling virus has been almost eliminated—but it’s just resurfaced in Syria.<p><b>Polio has returned to Syria, which had been free of the potentially paralyzing and at times fatal disease since 1999. “There are ten cases confirmed right now in the Deir Al Zour province” in northeast Syria and 12</b> …

Time to Move On? The Case Against Daylight Saving Time

Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't save us energy or money, experts say.<p>Clocks "fall back" this Sunday, November 3, and people are again asking: Why do we bother with daylight saving time?<p>The latest Rasmussen Report from March 2013 found that only 37 percent of Americans surveyed thought …

Exclusive Video: World’s Biggest Pig Revealed

Changing Planet<p><b>Meet the giant forest hog, which at up to 600 pounds (275 kilograms) brings home the record-setting bacon as the world’s biggest pig.</b><p>Despite its imposing size, there’s relatively little known about the African species, a bristly black animal with prominent cheeks and sharp tusks. In …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …