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Overwhelming Cause of California Wildfires: Humans

As blazes continue around San Diego, can humans do more to prevent future fires?<p>Investigators around San Diego continue searching for the causes of ten fires that burned thousands of acres of land in the area this week, after determining that one of the blazes was set by sparks from construction …

'We cannot let Putin get away with this,' says Polish minister

Russia must not be allowed to redraw the map of Europe, Radek Sikorski, Poland's Foreign Minister, tells the Telegraph ahead of a meeting with William Hague on Monday<p>“We cannot let Putin get away with this,” says Radek Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister. His Oxford English is perfect, his tone …

The Pentagon's Battle Against Sexual Assault Rages On

The Pentagon kept running into bad sexual-assault news last week: the Army’s top sex-crimes prosecutor was suspended from his post following a female …

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As ivory poaching returns to Africa's plains, campaigners pin hopes on curbing demand

With hunting for ivory once more a concern, conservation efforts have switched to trying to influence public opinion in Asia<p>No one could be entirely sure that the tusks – great curves of hard dentine coated in enamel – would actually burn. To be on the safe side, park wardens doused them in petrol …

Sap Discovery Could Turn Syrup-Making Upside Down

Last year researchers at the University of Vermont announced something that could change the way we think about Vermont — or at least how it produces its famous maple syrup.<p>The time-honored method calls for inserting a tap near the bottom of a tall, mature maple tree. At the end of February, the …

Thai elections fail to resolve political stalemate

BANGKOK—Thailand’s national elections were marred by protests and ended with inconclusive results that were likely to extend the country’s political …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, New York police said.<p>The "Capote" actor, 46, was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time in his Greenwich Village apartment. Hoffman was …