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Cold War Nuclear Fallout Could Put Elephant Ivory Poachers Behind Bars [REPORT]
Jul 01, 2013 17:22 PM E
Cold War nuclear fallout could help authorities put elephant ivory poachers behind bars. By measuring levels of radioactivity in elephant tusks, scientists can pinpoint when a particular tusk was traded, determining if it was sold illegally.
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Koi Fish Stolen In Virginia: Two Men Disguised As Maintenance Workers Steal 400 Japanese Carp Worth As Much As $52K [REPORT]
Jul 01, 2013 15:08 PM E
Koi fish, stolen from Virginia’s Dulles Corner Park, could be worth over $52,000. Two men disguised as maintenance workers heisted the fish in mid-June over the course of four visits to the office park.
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Jennifer Lopez Sings 'Happy Birthday' To Turkmenistan Dictator, Issues Public Apology For Human Rights Blunder [VIDEO]
Jul 01, 2013 12:44 PM E
Jennifer Lopez has become the latest celebrity to get paid for snuggling up to a dictator. The pop star sang “Happy Birthday” to Turkmenistan’s president, 56-year-old Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, over the weekend, seemingly unaware of the country’s tainted human rights record.
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Trayvon Martin Case Update: George Zimmerman Murder Trial Highlights From First Week Of Proceedings In Sanford, Fla. Courtroom
Jul 01, 2013 10:59 AM E
The first week of the Trayvon Martin murder trial wrapped up Friday, June 28. Here’s a roundup of highlights from the first five days of the George Zimmerman case.
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Can Ritalin Cure Cocaine Addiction? ADHD Drug Helps Coke Addicts Quell Cravings [REPORT]
Jun 28, 2013 15:58 PM E
Could Ritalin cure cocaine addiction? Researchers in New York City say Ritalin helps normalize certain brain circuits that affect self-control and craving among people addicted to cocaine.
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Wendy Davis’ Shoes Worn During Exhausting 11-Hour Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster Get Rave Reviews On Amazon [VIDEO]
Jun 28, 2013 13:11 PM E
Wendy Davis’ shoes, worn during the senator’s exhausting 11-hour filibuster of a Texas abortion bill on Tuesday, are the stars of the show. The hot-pink Mizuno running shoes are getting glowing reviews on Amazon.
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Lip Gloss Superglue: Woman Accidentally Seals Her Mouth Shut, Forced To Grunt To Communicate With Police [REPORT]
Jun 28, 2013 11:54 AM E
Lip gloss superglue – no, it’s not a new brand of adhesive. It’s what happened to a woman in New Zealand who accidentally superglued her mouth shut.
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Rhone Glacier Covered In Blankets: Will Strange Rescue Technique Save Swiss Alps’ Oldest Glacier From Climate Change? [REPORT]
Jun 27, 2013 17:44 PM E
The Rhone Glacier, the Swiss Alps’ oldest glacier, is getting a makeover of blankets. Scientists hope draping the 11,500-year-old glacier in white sheets will help keep Rhone Glacier cool during the rising summer temperatures and ultimately keep it safe from climate change.
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US Government To Retire Over 300 Laboratory Chimps, Animal Rights Groups Praise Decision As A Win For Our Closest Living Relative [VIDEO]
Jun 27, 2013 16:34 PM E
The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday it will retire the majority of the U.S. supply of medical research chimps, citing the animals close relation to humans and the need to usher in a “compassionate era.”
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700,000-Year-Old Canadian Horse Fossil Genome Is Oldest DNA Ever Sequenced [REPORT]
Jun 27, 2013 13:50 PM E
Prehistoric horse DNA, recovered from the 700,000-year-old remains of a horse in Canada, provided researchers with a complete look at the ancient horse species after scientists were able to sequence the horse’s genome. The 700,000 horse genome is the oldest DNA ever mapped.
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Two-Headed Turtle, A Rare Pair Named Thelma and Louise, Welcomed At San Antonio Zoo [VIDEO]
Jun 27, 2013 11:48 AM E
A two-headed turtle was born at the San Antonio Zoo in San Antonio, Texas. The female Texas river cooter came into the world June 18 and will go on display to the public on Thursday.
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Anthony Nicodemo, Gay Basketball Coach At Yonkers High School, Tells Heartwarming Story Of Acceptance After Coming Out To Team [VIDEO]
Jun 26, 2013 17:36 PM E
Anthony Nicodemo is a gay high school basketball coach in Yonkers, N.Y. the 35-year-old came out to his team Monday, and instead of being rejected by the players, he was embraced. See Anthony Nicodemo tell his heartwarming story of acceptance.
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Tourists Stranded On Ice Floe In Canadian Arctic Still Waiting To Be Picked Up [REPORT]
Jun 26, 2013 16:21 PM E
Tourists, stranded on an ice floe in the Canadian Arctic, are back on land but still waiting to be picked up by rescuers. The group of 20 adventure seekers went adrift early Tuesday morning when the ice slab they were camping on broke away and headed out to sea.
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Men Find Strangers Attractive, Women Prefer Familiar Faces, New Study Says [REPORT]
Jun 26, 2013 15:02 PM E
Do men find strangers attractive because they just can’t help it? Researchers in Scotland say men are genetically programmed to scope out other women.
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