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Glorious Erhuanga is rarely ill, she says. Which is a good thing because she does not care much for medical drugs. And because, by her own admission, she is an abuser of drugs. “I do abuse drugs in the sense that I don’t completely do the course. If you feel strong enough, you stop. But…
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    USDA accused of ignoring animal welfare violations in favor of business interests

    AnimalsWildlife WatchFormer USDA employees say inspectors were discouraged from documenting poor welfare.ByRachel FobarPublished October 13, 2021• 15 min readDuring a 2017 inspection of Monterey Zoo, formerly known as Wild Things Animal Rentals, Inc., in Salinas, California, federal officials found a squirrel monkey, kept alone in a cage, with a chain dangling from its waist. An…

    Notorious wildlife market, largest in Peruvian Amazon, back in business after pandemic hiatus

    AnimalsWildlife WatchAfter an overhaul aimed at modernizing Belén Market and preventing the spread of COVID-19, illegal selling of wildlife persists.ByNatasha DalyPublished October 12, 2021• 13 min readAt booths lining the walkways, sloth paws are stored in jars next to dried herbs, and yellow-footed turtle meat lies alongside chicken breasts. A leopard skin drapes above a…

    Inside The Irish ‘Hell Caves’ Where Halloween Was Born

    Story and photographs byRonan O’ConnellPublished October 4, 2021• 10 min readIn the middle of a field in a lesser known part of Ireland is a large mound occupied by sheep. These livestock wander freely, chewing the grass beneath their feet. Yet, had they been in that same location 2,000 years ago, these animals probably would…

    Fierce ‘hell heron’ dinosaur puts new wrinkles in Spinosaurus origin story

    ScienceThe fossil is one of two newfound cousins of the bizarre dinosaur that together shed new light on how these predators spread across ancient Earth.ByMichael GreshkoPublished October 1, 2021• 7 min readToday, the southwestern coast of the U.K.’s Isle of Wight is a picturesque seascape framed by sandstone cliffs. But more than 125 million years…

    Want To Learn A New Language As An Adult? It’s Much Easier If You Learn Alongside The Kids

    FamilyNew research shows adults learn languages as easily as kids—here are ideas on making language learning part of your family’s routine.ByAvery Elizabeth HurtPublished September 27, 2021Heading out on a nature walk near their Carbondale, Colorado, home, Rachel Mulry and her three kids review some words: verde (green), naranja (orange), rojo (red). The family is learning Spanish together, and naming the…

    COVID-19 surpasses 1918 flu as deadliest pandemic in U.S. history

    ByAmy McKeeverPublished September 21, 2021• 7 min readCOVID-19 is now the deadliest disease in American history, surpassing the death toll of the devastating 1918 flu pandemic. More than 676,000 people in the United States have lost their lives to the disease in the last year and a half since the World Health Organization first declared…

    Otzi The Iceman: What We Know 30 Years After His Discovery

    A reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman, who lived and died in the European Alps some 5,200 years ago. His naturally mummified remains were discovered by German hikers on September 19, 1991.A reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman, who lived and died in the European Alps some 5,200 years ago. His naturally mummified remains were discovered by…

    Now we know how tabby cats get their stripes

    ByJoAnna KleinPublished September 8, 2021• 6 min readOf the nearly 60 million pet cats in the United States, one of the most common is the classic tabby—a coat pattern that features stripes, dots, and swirls and what looks like an M imprinted on the cat’s forehead.As popular as tabbies are (think Garfield the cat), scientists…

    New Orleans levees passed their first major test

    ByLaura ParkerPhotographs ByBen DeppPublished September 3, 2021• 12 min readThe levees held. That’s the only good news out of Hurricane Ida, which left a trail of wreckage all the way to the northeastern United States, where it unleashed a deluge that caused historic flooding and so far, killed more than 48 people in five eastern…

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    Britain: Conservative MP dies after stabbing attack, suspect arrested

    A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, after a 69-year-old British lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was stabbed several times while meeting his constituents at a church, witnesses and media said. Detectives said specialist counter-terrorism officers were leading the initial investigation. Politicians described the attack as an assault…

    Israeli settlers attack Palestinian harvesters in West Bank

    Attackers threw stones at a Palestinian family, pepper spray them and caused damage to their car. Palestinians collect olives from a tree during the annual harvest season, east of Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, on September 26, 2021. (photo credit: ABED RAHIM KHATIB/FLASH90) A group of 30 settlers attacked a Palestinian family…

    Don’t wait for Black Friday – Dell is slashing up to 55% off select laptops and monitors

    Home News Computing (Image credit: Future / Dell) That’s right, Black Friday is approaching – but you don’t have to wait until November 26 to score a bargain on a brand-new laptop or monitor. Dell brings out new discounts every week, and today’s deals have up to 55% off selected Dell hardware.We’ve rounded up our…
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