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U.S. takes most humpback whales off endangered species list

Sep 7, 2016

U.S. takes most humpback whales off endangered species list

Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals. Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly hunted to extinction ...

Zika virus in Singapore likely evolved from Southeast Asia

Sep 4, 2016

Zika virus in Singapore likely evolved from Southeast Asia

The Zika virus behind an outbreak in Singapore was not imported from South America, Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement Saturday. Analysis by the National Public Health Laboratory and the Bioinformatics Institute discovered that the Zika virus found in two patients from ...