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 New species of armoured dinosaur discovered in Utah 7m Updated New species of armoured dinosaur discovered in Utah
Researchers from the University of Utah dug up the creature from the desert at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Kane County, Utah.
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Subsidies for new household solar panels to end next year38m Subsidies for new household solar panels to end next year
Renewable energy installations will no longer benefit from feed-in tariff, ministers confirm The renewables industry and green groups have accused ministers of striking a major blow against household solar power after the government said a green energy subsidy scheme would end next year without a replacement. The closure of the feed-in tariff (FIT) to new applicants from next April marks the final chapter for the scheme, which has encouraged more than 800,000 households to install solar panels since it was launched in 2010.
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 Google parent company Alphabet is bringing its internet-beaming balloons to Kenya next year 1h 22m Google parent company Alphabet is bringing its internet-beaming balloons to Kenya next year
Alphabet's Loon said it would deploy its balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya next year to cover rural and suburban populations, marking its first deal in Africa.
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 1.4 BILLION Gmail users are at risk of phishing attacks, US intelligence officials warn 1h 25m 1.4 BILLION Gmail users are at risk of phishing attacks, US intelligence officials warn
The Department of Homeland Security warned that the feature presents a 'potential emerging threat', adding that all of Gmail's 1.4 billion global users were at risk.
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Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle1h 25m Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle
High temperatures and low rainfall have fueled fires across the country. Elsewhere in Europe, drought in Britain and Ireland has exposed ancient structures.
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 Royal Observatory Greenwich award showcases space like never before 1h 28m Updated Royal Observatory Greenwich award showcases space like never before
Astronomy photographers from all around the world will compete to win the competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with the winners due to be announced on October 23.
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These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting. 2h These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting.
Global warming is making some geese speed up their northward spring migration. That means trouble when they arrive in the Arctic.
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79 Moons of Jupiter and Counting2h Updated 79 Moons of Jupiter and Counting
The latest survey of the region around the gas giant turned up a dozen new moons, including an oddball that was going in the wrong direction.
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Remembering an Era Before Roe, When New York Had the ‘Most Liberal’ Abortion Law2h Updated Remembering an Era Before Roe, When New York Had the ‘Most Liberal’ Abortion Law
In 1970, before Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right to abortion, New York became a magnet for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies legally.
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 Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence 2h Updated Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence
The new tactic being spread through the global social network was tested in Sri Lanka, which was recently rocked by inter-religious violence over false information.
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 Amazon is worth $900 billion after Prime Day madness 2h Updated Amazon is worth $900 billion after Prime Day madness
Amazon saw a record amount of sales during its marquee event this week, and that helped drive stock prices up to a record high. Amazon's stock has surged more than 57 per cent in 2018.
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 Stunning images capture the beauty of space like never before 3h Updated Stunning images capture the beauty of space like never before
Astronomy photographers from all around the world will compete to win the competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with the winners due to be announced on October 23.
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 Collapse of two threatened Antarctic ice shelves would raise global sea levels by an INCH 3h Updated Collapse of two threatened Antarctic ice shelves would raise global sea levels by an INCH
Scientists have previously calculated that a sea level rise of just 20cm (7.9") could cause $1 trillion (£0.77 trillion) in damage to the world's coastal cities every year.
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Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years5h Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years
Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but scientists say this will cause more not less heating.
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Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together6h Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together
Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship.
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 Watch out for the fake Facebook email offering £70 to do a survey 6h Updated Watch out for the fake Facebook email offering £70 to do a survey
Britons are being warned not to fall for an email scam, which appears to be sent from Facebook's 'user experience research' team.
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Can ditching meat and dairy open up new taste sensations? My week as a foodie vegan7h Can ditching meat and dairy open up new taste sensations? My week as a foodie vegan
My first attempt at veganism left me living on chips. This time, Zoe Williams explores a whole new world of culinary possibilities, from vegan cheese to falafel koftes I’m going to describe the process of making vegan cheese. Later, I’ll tell you how popular veganism is, how it’s the dietary habit of the age, how all its staples and hangouts have changed and how to cook a vegan dinner for omnivores in a way that won’t leave them feeling shortchanged on deliciousness or still hungry. But first I have to talk about the cheese, because I found it quite traumatic. You grind cashews in a food processor, then add garlic powder, salt, onion powder and deactivated nutritional yeast. The latter ingredient won’t make anything rise; it brings nothing to the party except its distinctive flavour, which vegans call “cheesy”, but is more accurately “yeasty”. That done, you heat soya milk with oil and several flakes of
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Theresa May announces new environment bill7h Theresa May announces new environment bill
PM commits to laws that will ensure environmental protection improves - but not everyone is convinced.
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 Rare beaked whales spotted for only the third time in the North Atlantic 7h Updated Rare beaked whales spotted for only the third time in the North Atlantic
The sighting came during a wildlife photography trip organised by charity Orca. where ferry passengers saw them breaching the waters off the coast off Santander in Spain.
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Before Roe, New York Was America’s ‘Abortion Capital.’ Where Will Women Turn if Access Shrinks?8h Before Roe, New York Was America’s ‘Abortion Capital.’ Where Will Women Turn if Access Shrinks?
In 1970, New York had the most liberal abortion law in the nation, turning it into a magnet for women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies legally.
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 Alyssa Carson hopes to be the first human to reach Mars 9h Updated Alyssa Carson hopes to be the first human to reach Mars
Ever since 17 year old Alyssa Carson, from Hammond, Louisiana, watched a cartoon with spacefaring friends as a little girl she has had her heart set on the stars.
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One-third of UK supermarket plastic is not easily recyclable, analysis shows11h One-third of UK supermarket plastic is not easily recyclable, analysis shows
Morrisons leads league table of supermarkets analysed for the proportion of their packaging that can be recycled Almost a third of
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Sydney waste-power incinerator blocked over air quality fears12h Sydney waste-power incinerator blocked over air quality fears
Planning commission finds ‘uncertainty’ around the massive project’s emissions A plan for a massive waste-to-energy incinerator in western Sydney has been blocked, after the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission ruled there was “uncertainty” over human health and environmental impacts. The
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Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices12h Updated Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices
The move comes as drug companies scramble to show they are responding to criticism about their rising prices, including from President Trump.
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Sydney waste-power incinerator knocked back over air quality fears12h Sydney waste-power incinerator knocked back over air quality fears
Planning commission finds ‘uncertainty’ around the massive project’s emissions A plan for a massive waste-to-energy incinerator in western Sydney has been kiboshed, after the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission ruled there was “uncertainty” over human health and environmental impacts. The
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 Internet users can legally download 3-D printed gun designs next month 17h Internet users can legally download 3-D printed gun designs next month
The average internet user will be able to choose from thousands of 3-D printed gun designs as soon as August 1. Gun rights activist Cody Wilson plans to relaunch Defcad.com next month.
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 State Department ruling means internet users can legally download 3D-printed GUN designs next month 18h State Department ruling means internet users can legally download 3D-printed GUN designs next month
The average internet user will be able to choose from thousands of 3-D printed gun designs as soon as August 1. Gun rights activist Cody Wilson plans to relaunch Defcad.com next month.
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Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer18h Updated Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession.
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 Instagram testing new feature that lets users remove followers 18h Instagram testing new feature that lets users remove followers
Instagram is trying out a new feature that will allow users to remove followers. Previously, users could only delete followers if they made their profile private or if they blocked specific accounts.
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 Airbus reveals solar-powered drone completed successful test flight 18h Airbus reveals solar-powered drone completed successful test flight
Airbus has unveiled its pioneering solar-powered drone. Called the Zephyr S, the aerospace giant presented the 'pseudo-satellite' to crowds gathered at Britain's Farnborough airshow.
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Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw.18h Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw.
A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.
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 Fortnite players revolt over removal of tactical submachine gun 19h Fortnite players revolt over removal of tactical submachine gun
Fortnite's latest major update has given players across the globe access to two new weapons, but also abolished the game's 'tactical submachine gun'.
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 New type of plastic heals its cracks when exposed to certain light 19h New type of plastic heals its cracks when exposed to certain light
Under certain light, the material can become up to ten times softer and more dynamic, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology found.
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EPA fans struggling coal industry by rolling back pollution regulations19h EPA fans struggling coal industry by rolling back pollution regulations
Acting administrator said the ease of Obama-era rules, which pushes back deadline to close ash dumps, saves $30m annually
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 Amazon sells more than 100 million products despite outages 19h Updated Amazon sells more than 100 million products despite outages
Amazon called this year's Prime Day the 'biggest shopping event' in its history. Shoppers bought over 100 million products during the event, with many Amazon-branded products being top sellers.
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Trilobites: A Folding Robotic Claw Captures Jellyfish Without Squishing Them19h Updated Trilobites: A Folding Robotic Claw Captures Jellyfish Without Squishing Them
A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.
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 Airbus reveals solar-powered drone completed successful test flight in Arizona 20h Airbus reveals solar-powered drone completed successful test flight in Arizona
Airbus has unveiled its pioneering solar-powered drone. Called the Zephyr S, the aerospace giant presented the 'pseudo-satellite' to crowds gathered at Britain's Farnborough airshow.
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 Satellite image shows 11 million ton iceberg floating off Greenland 20h Satellite image shows 11 million ton iceberg floating off Greenland
The image captured July 9 by ESA's Sentinel-2 satellites shows the massive iceberg, along with several other large icebergs in the vicinity of the village Innaarsuit.
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Trilobites: Baby Snake Fossil Found Trapped in Amber Offers Clues on Evolution22h Trilobites: Baby Snake Fossil Found Trapped in Amber Offers Clues on Evolution
A baby snake and snakeskin were preserved in two specimens found in Myanmar.
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 Samsung will release a radical folding phone in 2019 22h Samsung will release a radical folding phone in 2019
The Korean tech giant is working on a device, codenamed 'Winner,' where the screen can be folded in half like a wallet, the Wall Street Journal reported. It could cost more than $1,500.
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Trilobites: Fossils Trapped in Amber Offer Clues to the Origins of Snakes22h Trilobites: Fossils Trapped in Amber Offer Clues to the Origins of Snakes
A baby snake and snakeskin were preserved in two specimens found in Myanmar.
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Trilobites: Fossils Trapped in Amber Offers Clues to the Origins of Snakes23h Trilobites: Fossils Trapped in Amber Offers Clues to the Origins of Snakes
A baby snake and snakeskin were preserved in two specimens found in Myanmar.
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Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Catch It With a Robotic Claw.23h Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Catch It With a Robotic Claw.
A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.
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 Amazon sells more than 100 MILLION products despite outages that crashed its site and app 23h Amazon sells more than 100 MILLION products despite outages that crashed its site and app
Amazon called this year's Prime Day the 'biggest shopping event' in its history. Shoppers bought over 100 million products during the event, with many Amazon-branded products being top sellers.
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 Samsung boss pictured using a never-before-seen Galaxy Note 9 handset 23h Updated Samsung boss pictured using a never-before-seen Galaxy Note 9 handset
The image, appearing to show South Korean CEO DJ Koh using the handset, was reportedly captured at an event for the media in and shared on Chinese social media site Weibo.
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Asthma deaths rise 25% amid growing air pollution crisis23h Asthma deaths rise 25% amid growing air pollution crisis
Doctors urge ministers to act as 1,320 killed by asthma in England and Wales last year A record number of people are dying of asthma, and experts have warned growing air pollution and a lack of basic care could be to blame. In England and Wales 1,320 people died of asthma last year, a sharp rise of more than 25% over a decade, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
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Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Influential Cancer Researcher, Is Dead at 9224h Updated Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Influential Cancer Researcher, Is Dead at 92
A longtime leader of the National Cancer Institute, he was known for his willingness to help anyone with a cancer diagnosis seeking advice or a referral.
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 The Meghalayan Age: Scientists find we are in new geological period 24h The Meghalayan Age: Scientists find we are in new geological period
A stalagmite in the Indian region of Meghalayan Age has allowed experts to divide the Holocene into more detailed portions, with it starting 4,200 years ago and continuing to this day.
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 Over half of women who watch gay porn imagine themselves as men 24h Updated Over half of women who watch gay porn imagine themselves as men
According to research led by Dr Lucy Neville, a Lecturer in Criminology from the University of Leicester, 55 per cent of the women surveyed imagined themselves as men (stock image).
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 EU fines Google $5 billion in record-breaking fine 25h Updated EU fines Google $5 billion in record-breaking fine
The Mountain View-based company is the most popular search engine in the world and this fine, set to be announced at 12pm BST will take the firm to $6.7 billion (£5.1 billion) in EU fines since 2017.
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 Bad kitty! Pet owners share hilarious cat SHAMING snaps of their beloved felines 26h Updated Bad kitty! Pet owners share hilarious cat SHAMING snaps of their beloved felines
Fed-up owners from around the world made sure they documented their beloved cats' worst behaviour and delighted fellow animal lovers by sharing the images to Instagram.
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 Vast fissure sparks urgent closure in Grand Teton National Park 27h Updated Vast fissure sparks urgent closure in Grand Teton National Park
Parts of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, which sits over the Yellowstone supervolcano, have been closed due to 'elevated potential for rockfall'.
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Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history27h Updated Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history
Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.
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 More than half of women who watch gay porn imagine themselves as MEN during erotic sexual fantasies 27h Updated More than half of women who watch gay porn imagine themselves as MEN during erotic sexual fantasies
According to research led by Dr Lucy Neville, a Lecturer in Criminology from the University of Leicester, 55 per cent of the women surveyed imagined themselves as men (stock image).
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 A few beers a week could help men start a family 27h A few beers a week could help men start a family
Men hoping to become fathers are often advised to avoid alcohol for fear of harming their fertility. But a study suggests a few small beers a week or bottle of wine may actually help men start a family.
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28h Updated Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23
A basketball-size chunk of molten rock hurtled into the roof of a tourist boat that was sailing off Hawaii’s Big Island.
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HS2 accused of breaching cycle crossing commitments along high speed route28h HS2 accused of breaching cycle crossing commitments along high speed route
Government-owned company has back-pedalled on its pledge to cycle-proof the line, say campaigners, locking out cyclists for generations to come The company building the
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 Twitter suspended 58 million accounts at the end of 2017 28h Updated Twitter suspended 58 million accounts at the end of 2017
At Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, the firm has been purging the platform of bots and malicious accounts. New figures reveal this clean up started in late 2017.
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Ten species of shark coming to the UK as waters warm – in pictures28h Ten species of shark coming to the UK as waters warm – in pictures
a href="https://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/news/2018/07/new-shark-species.page?utm_source=FNES-None-Ocean-and-Earth-Science-Social&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Shark-News&utm_campaign=2018">New research
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 Sharpest images ever of Neptune have been back to Earth from the European Southern Observatory 29h Updated Sharpest images ever of Neptune have been back to Earth from the European Southern Observatory
Experts from the European Southern Observatory captured the shot using its Very Large Telescope, based in the deserts of northern Chile.
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 Is Yellowstone about to blow? Vast fissure sparks URGENT closure in Grand Teton National Park 29h Updated Is Yellowstone about to blow? Vast fissure sparks URGENT closure in Grand Teton National Park
Parts of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, which sits over the Yellowstone supervolcano, have been closed due to 'elevated potential for rockfall'.
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 Humans reached North America 6,500 years earlier than thought 30h Humans reached North America 6,500 years earlier than thought
Researchers from the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University excavated the Gault Site northwest of Austin and found tools between 16,000 and 20,000 years of age.
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 Earliest memories begin after the age of two 31h Earliest memories begin after the age of two
For the 40 per cent of us who believe we remember an event from our first two years, we have likely created it falsely after seeing photos or hearing recollections from others.
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Skin Deep: Ticked Off32h Skin Deep: Ticked Off
How ticks became the hottest topic of the summer.
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 Elon Musk and Google DeepMind sign pledge against killer robots 32h Elon Musk and Google DeepMind sign pledge against killer robots
Over 2,500 individuals and companies signed a pledge organized by the Future of Life Institute, vowing to ‘neither participate in nor support’ the development of lethal autonomous weapons.
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Sweden calls for help as Arctic Circle hit by wildfires34h Sweden calls for help as Arctic Circle hit by wildfires
Sweden worst hit as hot, dry summer sparks unusual amount of fires, with at least 11 in the far north At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox. The worst affected country, Sweden, has called for emergency assistance from its partners in the European Union to help fight the blazes, which have broken out across a wide range of its territory and prompted the
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A whale of a time in Cornwall: all aboard a marine wildlife cruise35h A whale of a time in Cornwall: all aboard a marine wildlife cruise
Spotting whales, porpoises, dolphins, and a rare ocean sunfish, underlines why a UK coastal cruise is a revelation – and conservation so vital
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How many hippos are too many? Proposed cull raises questions36h How many hippos are too many? Proposed cull raises questions
By resurrecting a proposal to allow trophy hunters to shoot 250 hippos annually, Zambia stirs controversy.
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