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Cassini spacecraft makes fiery final dive into Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini's expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. That's when radio signals from the spacecraft — its last scientific gifts to Earth — ...

/ Sep 15, 2017

Report finds staggering decline in Canada wildlife

Half of the vertebrate populations in Canada are in staggering decline, despite the country's vast outback, according to a WWF report Thursday that highlighted threats to beluga whales and caribou. The World Wildlife Fund in its Living Planet Report pointed to 451 shrinking animal populations ...

Elephants hide by day, forage at night to evade poachers

/ Sep 14, 2017

Elephants hide by day, forage at night to evade poachers

Elephants in eastern Africa have learned to travel at night and hide during the day to avoid poachers who are hunting tuskers into extinction, researchers reported Wednesday. Normally elephants forage for food and migrate in daylight, resting under cover of darkness. But a sharp increase in ...

Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril

/ Sep 14, 2017

Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril

The bristlecone pine tree, famous for its wind-beaten, gnarly limbs and having the longest life span on Earth, is losing a race to the top of mountains throughout the Western United States, putting future generations in peril, researchers said Wednesday. Driven by climate change, a ...