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Tipping the Scales: White Lion Cubs Bulking Up in Germany

Tipping the Scales: White Lion Cubs Bulking Up in Germany

Aug 20
They're still tiny, but the white lion cubs at the Magdeburg zoo in eastern Germany are putting on weight fast.

One of World's Top Urban Forests Threatened by Tiny Beetle

One of World's Top Urban Forests Threatened by Tiny Beetle

By Neil Shaw | Aug 18
The polyphagous shot hole borer is thought to have made its way to Johannesburg from Southeast Asia on packing crates or through the trade in plant materials.

Study: Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

Study: Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 18
If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.

Not Just Land Heat Waves: Oceans Are in Hot Water, Too

Not Just Land Heat Waves: Oceans Are in Hot Water, Too

By Christina Larson | Aug 18
Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.

Experts: Hail Damage is Worse, but Climate Role Uncertain

Experts: Hail Damage is Worse, but Climate Role Uncertain

By Dan Elliott | Aug 17
Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts said Tuesday.

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 17
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.

Spacewalkers Flinging Satellites, Installing Bird Trackers

Spacewalkers Flinging Satellites, Installing Bird Trackers

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 16
Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth.

Was A Great White Shark to Blame for Cape Cod Attack?

Was A Great White Shark to Blame for Cape Cod Attack?

Aug 16
Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.

Modi Says India Will Send Manned Flight into Space by 2022

Modi Says India Will Send Manned Flight into Space by 2022

By Ashok Sharma | Aug 16
India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India's independence day celebrations.

A Rising Concern? After Straws, Balloons Get More Scrutiny

A Rising Concern? After Straws, Balloons Get More Scrutiny

By Candice Choi | Aug 16
Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons get deflated too?

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

10 Innovations Helping to Drive the Healthcare Revolution

Aug 16
"Social prescriptions," smart beds and digital programs for diabetes are among the futuristic innovations that could transform Great Britain's National Health Service, and perhaps, the world.

Toxins Turning Up in Dozens of Public Water Systems

Toxins Turning Up in Dozens of Public Water Systems

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Aug 15
The Trump administration called the contamination "a potential public relations nightmare" earlier this year after federal toxicology studies found that some of the compounds are more hazardous than previously acknowledged.

Governors Say Ban on Land Deals Could Hurt Beleaguered Bird

Governors Say Ban on Land Deals Could Hurt Beleaguered Bird

By Dan Elliott | Aug 15
Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

Univ. of Michigan Reassembles Mastodon Couple

Univ. of Michigan Reassembles Mastodon Couple

Aug 15
A pair of mastodon skeletons that stood in a University of Michigan natural history museum for decades are being reassembled and erected inside the school's new Biological Sciences Building next door.

Devastating Toxic Algae Bloom Plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

Devastating Toxic Algae Bloom Plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

By Tamara Lush | Aug 14
A toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water.

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