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Chimps still stuck in research labs despite promise of retirement

<b>(CNN) —</b> Despite a promise more than a year and half ago by the National Institutes of Health to retire the vast majority of government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, hundreds of chimps are still being held for potential medical experimentation, many of them aging and intentionally infected …


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How Burmese fishermen upset Irrawaddy dolphins<p><b>After three days and two uncomfortable nights on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, it was starting to feel like we weren't going to find the …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Holistic Medicine

Author Says a Whole Culture—Not a Single 'Homer'—Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

"It's a mistake to think of Homer as a person," says the author of Why Homer Matters.<p><i>The Iliad</i> and <i>The Odyssey</i> are two of the key works of Western civilization. But almost nothing is known about their author and the date and manner of their creation. In <i>Why Homer Matters</i>, historian and award-winning …

Ancient History

A Dog Named Bean: A Tail of Survival and Hope

Changing Planet<p><b>Sponsor Content:</b> <i>This content is brought to you by Purina Better With Pets.</i><p>“My life changed forever in the spring of 2012 when I was fortunate enough to come across the most incredible, beloved little puppy,” began Dr. Stan Marks. Bean was a rescue pit bull who was brought to the UC …

Poo’s Clues

Changing Planet<p>I have a completely healthy obsession with poo … particularly of the animal variety, mostly of the whale variety. Whether you like it or not, there is something ridiculously eye-catching about this stuff. Don’t believe me? <i>Did you see the photo?</i><p>I am a firm believer that blue whale poo …

Zimbabwe's Reported Plan to Export Baby Elephants Raises Outcry Against Animal Trade

For elephants, being held captive in a circus or in zoos is a fate worse than death, says renowned expert Joyce Poole.<p>News that Zimbabwe has captured dozens of baby elephants from the wild and plans to export them overseas ignited a firestorm of alarm in conservation circles, raising new questions …

Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

Microplastics embed into deep-sea sediment—and there's a lot more than thought.<p>When Spanish scientist Andres Cozar Cabanas compiled the first ever global map of ocean trash last July, he inadvertently uncovered a mystery. Much of the plastic he expected to find bobbing in the oceans, given a …

Billions Of Dollars Are Set To Flow Into These 7 Areas Of Tech In 2015

To uncover the hottest new trends in business tech next year, we spoke to some of the most successful enterprise-focused venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

Israeli Team Digs Up Huge 2,800-Year-Old Farmhouse

An ancient farmhouse dating back to 2,800 years ago — complete with 23 rooms, wine presses and a grain silo — is no longer lost to the ages. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, in central Israel.<p>Archaeologists found the farmhouse during …


Earth Could Face Another Mass Extinction in Next 200 Years: Study


Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.