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When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit

<b>Listen · 3:13</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll eat themselves out of prey.<p>But top predators are now so rare that many are in danger of …

This guy discovered that dry cleaning could prevent terrorism in Somalia

Mohamed Ali is a young Somali American with a mission to help youth in Somalia steer clear of extremist groups.<p>Ali was born in Mogadishu, but when he was 10, as Somalia was grappling with a civil war, he and his family left for Canada. They finally settled in the US.<p>Ali attended Ohio State …

I Want an American Baby! Chinese Women Flock to the U.S. to Give Birth

The soon-to-be Chinese father was getting ready to go to America. His wife, due to give birth to their son any day, was already there. Like any …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

For Canada's remote towns, living with polar bears is growing more risky

It was just a few days after a polar bear had mauled two people in the centre of town that the patrol officer pulled up by the school and scanned his binoculars along the rocky shoreline of Hudson Bay looking for any signs of a telltale white lump.<p>"There could be a bear, or several bears, right …

Ancient Koa Forest For Sale On Hawaii's Big Island

If you've ever wanted to own your very own tropical forest, now is your chance.<p>For only -- wait for it -- $22 million, you can purchase 3,127 acres of beautiful koa cloud forest on Hawaii's Big Island. The cloud forest, which is characterized by persistent low-level clouds, covers almost five …

Double down: New Jersey begins trial of Internet gambling

New Jersey has become the third state in the nation to allow online gambling, starting with a five-day trial period of Internet betting at casinos beginning Thursday night — before the state’s official roll out scheduled for next week.<p>Six Internet gaming permit holders were given approval to start …

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

Amazon deforestation increased by one-third in past year

Destruction of the Amazon rainforest has increased by almost one-third in the past year, reversing a decade-long trend of better protection for the world's greatest rainforest.<p>Environmentalists blamed a controversial weakening of legal protections passed by President Dilma Rousseff for the increase …

US destroying six tonnes of illegal ivory

The United States is destroying more than six tonness of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry - the bulk of the<br>country's "blood ivory" stockpile - to support the fight against a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year.<p>Officials on Thursday will use …

'Designer vagina surgery not to be carried out on NHS'

<b>"Designer vagina" surgery should not be carried out on the NHS or on girls under the age of 18, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said.</b><p>In a paper looking at female genital cosmetic surgery, it says women and girls should realise that female genitalia come in all shapes and …

Medicine

White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

Row over US mobile phone 'cockroach backpack' app

<b>A US company that has developed an "electronic backpack" that fits onto a cockroach allowing its movements to be controlled by a mobile phone app has defended itself against cruelty claims.</b><p>The Backyard Brains company says that the device is intended to get children to be interested in …

Alzheimer's Disease

Tensions flare over government 'land grabs' in China

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1026000/1026503_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524704079_eb95f3ee425163591daab0753d2733f1<p><b>With a blast from its foghorn, a huge cargo ship nudges its way down the Huangpu River, past Shanghai's skyscrapers on one side and the old waterfront</b> …

China

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Wrestling in Dakar | Senegal

Traditional wrestling, or "laamb", is arguably Senegal's national sport, exceeding even football in popularity.<p>Matches, usually held in open-air arenas, are social and cultural events with fighters and spectators enacting rituals with a significance that date back hundreds of years. The top tier of …

King of Swaziland chooses teenager as 15th wife

King Mswati III of Swaziland, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant to be his 15th wife.<p>Sindiswa Dlamini was spotted by the 45-year-old monarch as she and thousands of other <b>Swazi</b> maidens danced bare-breasted before him at the annual Reed …

South Africa

Iran's secret New York City skyscraper seized by US government

The Iranian government has secretly owned and controlled an office building in the middle of New York City for years. Set on Fifth Avenue and close to Rockefeller Center, the 36-story skyscraper houses a number of businesses across its floors. The US government has won a judgement to seize the …