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Mother and Baby Pigs Burned Alive in Catastrophic Barn Fire

A devastating fire ripped through a Canadian pig farm, killing thousands of pigs.<p>About 4,200 pigs suffered the unimaginable torture of burning alive …

Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real

While there's no shortage of weird and wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, few are quite as …

Jessica Rekos Fellowship for Orca Conservation - Orcas of the Pacific Northwest

The project is examining threats to orca populations worldwide, focusing on the communities of the Pacific Northwest. This region is one of the best …

Self-Sustaining Urban Ecosystem Discovered In Abandoned Building In Thailand

Thailand’s capital is a vibrant city full of surprises, and this abandoned shopping mall in old town Bangkok is certainly no exception. Tucked away …

Thailand

Stop the River Dolphin Slaughter: WDC presents Brazilian Public Prosecution Service with 176,599 signatures

WDC is working with Rafael da Silva Rocha, of the Brazilian Public Prosecution Service, and other partners in Brazil to stop the brutal slaughter of …

Life on the Gaza border for Israelis - CNN Video

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Texas Teen Who Witnessed Murder of Her Family Speaks at Memorial

The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead in their suburban Houston home bravely thanked the community Saturday for their support — and said she finds solace in knowing she will see her family again.<p>“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, …

Coldplay and Cat Power Team Up for Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here: Listen

Coldplay kicked off the soundtrack to Zach Braff’s <i>Garden State</i> in 2004, so it’s only right that British rockers team up with the writer-director for …

Tommy Ramone on Birth of the Ramones: 'It Was Time for Something New'

<i>Tommy Erdelyi, who passed away Friday of bile duct cancer at age 65, never forgot how thrilling it was to be a Ramone during the band's formative</i> …

Indie Music

Flying down to 'Rio 2'; getting 'Under the Skin'

<b>Rio 2</b><p><b>20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99</b><p>The 2011 animated hit<p>"Rio"isn't as flashy or high-concept as movies like"How to Train Your Dragon,""Kung Fu Panda"or thePixarfilms, but it struck a chord with its story of a domesticated macaw named Blu (voiced byJesse Eisenberg) who gets lost in …

The 20 photographs of the week: the World Cup from the streets of Brazil

In this week's gallery of the best photojournalism from the week, we focus on the protests, celebrations, and daily life on the streets of Brazil during the World Cup

410 million-year-old extinct spider crawls again

Fossils of an ancient extinct arachnid – one of the first predators on land – let scientists create this video showing the spider’s crawl.<p>A team of …

Bright meteor over Australia on July 10 was a rocket reentry

That bright meteor over Australia – seen by many – was likely the reentry of the upper state of a Soyuz rocket, launched two days earlier. Video here.<p>…

Astronomy

Super effect on us from supermoons?

A supermoon’s extra pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But the moon’s pull doesn’t affect a human body nearly as powerfully as it does …

Real-life 'Planet of the Apes' thrives on Monkey Island

A fascinating new documentary takes you to the home of medically messed-with chimps.<p>"There's an island in the middle of a river in Liberia, deep in the jungle of West Africa that's said to be home to over 60 chimpanzees, all infected with contagious diseases. They were released there years ago …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …