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If South Africa Lifts The Ban On Trading Rhino Horns, Will Rhinos Benefit?

South Africa may lift a ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn. Rhino farmers say the moratorium hasn't stopped poaching, while critics say ending the ban amounts to an OK of illegal smuggling.
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For Vets, Caring For Sick Pets And Grieving Owners Takes A Toll

Veterinarians have high rates of stress and suicide, so vet schools are trying to give them tools to deal with challenging tasks such as euthanasia — and with comforting with grieving pet owners.
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Beaks On Fleek: Meet Some Of Colorado's Most Charming Chickens

Some of the chickens perform tricks — one pale-feathered rooster named Bruce pretends to sleep on command — while others, like Buff Brahma hen Miss Felicia Fancy Feet, don dapper costumes.
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NIH Plans To End Moratorium On Funding Controversial Chimera Research

The National Institutes of Health is proposing to permit funding for the controversial experiments, which involve scientists using human stem cells to create embryos that are part human, part animal.
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Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost

Russia is experiencing its first anthrax outbreak in more than 70 years. One child died. Health officials think it might have been triggered by warming permafrost, which unleashed dormant bacteria.
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In Captivating Video, A Bald Eagle Attacks An Osprey Nest

Rare video footage from Maine shows how resurging bald eagles prey on other species. The good news is that two out of three osprey chicks survived.
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Mo' Money, Mo' Bug Problems: Wealthier Homes Are Rich In Insects Too

Looking for a healthy variety of bugs? You might want to try searching in your wealthiest friend's house. Neighborhood income is a good predictor of the number of kinds of bugs in homes.
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McDonald's Now Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics — Mostly

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.
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With Zika in Miami, What Should Pregnant Women Across The U.S. Do?

Federal health officials are cautioning pregnant travelers to avoid a Miami neighborhood where at least 14 cases of the virus have been traced to local mosquitoes. What about the rest of Florida?
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This Spanish Farm Makes Foie Gras Without Force-Feeding

A farmer in Spain makes foie gras from wild geese who gorge themselves naturally on acorns and olives. New York chef Dan Barber describes tasting it as "the best culinary experience of my life."

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