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Super-warm seas wiped out an entire underwater forest, scientists report

This year, the tragic die-off of large volumes of coral at the treasured Great Barrier Reef has provided a climate change shock like few others. The cause was too much warm water — which seems to have pushed the corals past a thermal survival threshold. And that warm water, in turn, is tied to …

Climate Change

10 Strange Animals You Didn't Know Lived in the United States

Watch out for those freshwater jellyfish ...<p>Hellbenders, jaguars, alligator gars—they all make their home right here in the USA.

Zoology

After Mom Starves to Death, Questions About Care for Mentally Ill

Linda Bishop, a once vibrant mother, starved to death after she was released from a New Hampshire mental hospital in 2007. Her family was not notified of her discharge.<p>Delusional and refusing medication for her psychosis, Bishop wandered into an abandoned farmhouse, where she lived unnoticed for …

Mental Health

Australia's most wanted jihadist 'killed in US air strike' in Iraq

Australia's most wanted terrorist - a Melbourne-born former rapper who became the country's main recruiter of Isil fighters - has been killed in a United States air strike in Iraq.<p>The death of the 24-year-old Neil Prakash was welcomed by Australian officials, who said he encouraged numerous …

Baltimore police shot an 8th grader with a toy gun on anniversary of civil unrest

One year to the day after Baltimore erupted in unrest following the police-custody death of a 25-year-old black man named Freddie Gray, police in …

Growing tomatoes in Buckets #vegetable_gardening

Gardening<p><b>How to Grow Tomatoes in 5 Gallon Buckets:</b><p>Turn the 5-gallon bucket over and drill 4 to 6 half-inch drainage holes, spaced evenly over the …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

Galapagos gets a new species of giant tortoise

A genetic study of giant tortoises on the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz reveals two different species and causes some head scratching amongst taxonomists<p>In 1902, American naturalist Rollo Beck stepped ashore on the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz. He’d been urged by his patron Walter Rothschild “to …

The next major domino in the fight to legalize marijuana is about to fall

Backers believe ReformCA will not only reach the ballot in California but pass — and as soon as November 2016<p>The long-awaited pot legalization initiative from the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, also known as ReformCA, is about to be filed with state officials. Backers of the initiative told …

Germany says it could take 500,000 refugees a year

German vice-chancellor repeats call for EU countries to take their fair share of refugees, as violence flares on Greek island of Lesbos<p>Germany could take 500,000 refugees each year for “several years”, the country’s vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has said, as fresh clashes broke out overnight …

Larry Harvey, Famed Washington Medical Marijuana Patient, Dies From Cancer

"He fearlessly confronted the federal government head on and beat the Department of Justice."<p>Larry Harvey, a Washington state medical marijuana patient who had faced 10 years in prison in a high-profile federal pot case, died Thursday at age 71, a family spokeswoman said.<p>Harvey succumbed to …

Kentucky Man Charged with Killing Parents, Sister and Acquaintance

A Kentucky man was charged Friday with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in …

Crime

L.A. Zoo's new hippo calf surprises staff; mother was on birth control

The L.A. Zoo welcomed a surprise addition to its hippo habitat Friday, but fans will have to wait a bit to find out the sex of the baby.<p>In an effort to maintain the all-important mother-child bond, the zoo's staff hasn't gotten close enough to determine the calf's sex.<p>The newborn, which has not …

Birth Control

Maine fire victims included wedding photographer

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified four of the five people killed in a weekend house fire near the University of Southern Maine, including a wedding photographer and a local bar employee, and said federal agents were helping with the investigation into what caused it.<p>At least …