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Man's best friend? It may be genetic

If you think dogs are drawn to your winning personality then think again — the attraction may be genetic, according to a study released Thursday that pinpoints genes linked to interspecies amity. Providing food and playing fetch, of course, also forge strong bonds. But experiments involving several hundred dogs, and ...

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

Sep 30, 2016

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

EU environment ministers agreed Friday to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal. “All member states greenlight early EU ratification of Paris agreement. What some believed impossible ...

Rosetta crash-lands on comet, ending 12-year space mission

Sep 30, 2016

Rosetta crash-lands on comet, ending 12-year space mission

Europe’s pioneering Rosetta spacecraft concluded a 12-year odyssey with a controlled crash-landing Friday onto the comet it has orbited and probed for two years to unravel the secrets of the Solar System’s birth, mission controllers said. “I can confirm the full success of the ...