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Mexico in grip of hurricane disaster

The toll from devastating twin storms climbed to 80 on Wednesday as isolated areas of Mexico reported deaths and damage to the outside world. Mexican officials said another 58 people were missing in a massive landslide in the mountains north of Acapulco.<p>The storm that devastated the Pacific resort …

Penis Fossils Show How Extinct Bear Mated

<b>Ancient bear penises offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says.</b><p><i>Indarctos arctoides</i>, which was about the size of today’s brown bear, roamed what is now France, Spain, and Turkey about 10 to 4.5 million years ago.<p>Like most bears and many …

What is the future of technology in education?

A couple of weeks ago I was asked what I thought the future of technology in education was. It is a really interesting question and one that I am required to think about all the time. By its very nature, technology changes at a fast pace and making it accessible to pupils, teachers and other …

Sabbath on Skye

On Sunday, everything is pretty much closed in Skye.<p>Well, almost everything—at lunch I managed to grab a haggis sandwich in one village, and another pub let me use their Wi-Fi on the condition that I bought a drink—but otherwise, come Sunday, it seems the entire Isle of Mists shutters their windows …

Geography in the News: Cobras

Wildlife<p>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, <b></b><i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>MISSING COBRA! EEEEK!</b><p>The escape of a highly venomous Egyptian cobra in March 2011 forced part of the Bronx Zoo’s reptile unit to close for more than a week. The 20-inch-long (52 cm) snake was found within the zoo’s Reptile …

Cigarette Smoking Among Obese Could Pose Additional Risks, Animal Study Suggests

Cigarette smoking could pose additional health risks to people who are obese, a new animal lab study suggests.<p>Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that cigarette smoke could affect metabolism -- including the metabolism of prescription drugs -- and also has the potential …

Animal Lovers Advocate for Tougher Cruelty Investigations

A Baltimore City Council committee held a hearing on the city's progress fighting animal abuse.<p>Baltimore officials insist the city is making progress …

Food Waste: Key To Ending World Hunger

Within as little as 30 years, the world will need to produce 70 percent more food to feed the expected 9 billion people on the planet.<p>Or will we?<p>A new study by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization found that limiting food waste globally could reduce the need to raise more food by 60 percent. …

Christina Stephens Made A Prosthetic Leg Out Of Legos

And it worked for a step or two. Some of us may only remember Legos as a childhood staple or one of the first presents we give kids when they're old …

Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets | Colossal

<p>Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

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West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

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Video: Baby panda meets mom for first time

Baby panda Yuan Zai is reunited with panda mom Yuan Yuan, after a month’s separation. Wonderful video.<p>When the Taipei Zoo’s newest resident – a …

Detroit Has 50,000 Stray Dogs and Only 4 Dog Catchers

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Humans may be causing some animals to grow bigger brains

Humans may be responsible for a jump in brain growth among mice and some other small mammals living around us in both urban and rural settings, a new study finds.<p>Small mammals that either produce a lot of babies or eat a lot of bugs exhibited the greatest cranial capacity (i.e. brain growth) due to …

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A Campaign To Save The World's Ugliest Endangered Animals

The pig-nosed frog deserves your love (and cash for conservation), too.<p>It's well-known that the more adorable and charismatic of the endangered animals get most of the funding. That doesn't mean the cute animals, like the iconic panda, aren't worth saving, but it leaves a lot of the less photogenic …

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