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How Old Is That Lion? A Guide to Aging Animals

Animals may not have birth certificates, but they do display telltale signs of aging.<p><b>It seems like every year, the world discovers a newest oldest animal.</b><p><b>Almost a decade ago, it was Ming, the 405-year-old clam. Then there was Jonathan, a giant tortoise who was touted as the world's oldest living</b> …

Isolated Tigers Travel Surprising Lands to Find Mates

Protecting undeveloped land could save the big cat, scientists say.<p><b>The tiger Shere Khan was lord in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, but his modern-day descendants are king no more: The big cats have seen their central Indian forests dwindle and fracture.</b><p>The remaining tigers are only surviving by …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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College student abandoned in windowless DEA cell for four days reaches $4m settlement with US government

A 25-year old college student reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. government after he was abandoned in a windowless cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys have said.<p>Daniel Chong said he drank his own urine to stay alive, hallucinated that agents were trying to …