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'Miracle' panda triplets open their eyes in Chinese zoo

A set of panda triplets, known as the world’s only surviving trio, have opened their eyes for the first time more than a month after their birth in a Chinese zoo. The trio’s births at the end of July were hailed as a “miracle” given the animal’s famously low reproductive ...

Aug 24, 2014

Australian spider grows bigger in city: study

A new study has found that at least one species of spider thrives on city life, growing bigger in urban areas. The University of Sydney’s Elizabeth Lowe said that while research shows invertebrates are sensitive to urbanization, not all species are negatively affected by ...

Jul 9, 2014

China tells hospitals not to deny emergency care to the poor

China’s hospitals must not turn away injured people who need emergency care, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Tuesday, as the government tries to tackle a persistent problem in its sprawling health care sector. Providing affordable, accessible health care is one ...