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Bonobos opt to share their food

Bonobos opt to share their food

One of our closest primate relatives, the bonobo, has been shown to voluntarily share food, scientists report. This sort of generous behaviour was previously thought by some to be an exclusively human trait. But a team has carried out an experiment that revealed that bonobos were more likel

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Girl, 6, Inspires Huge Food Donation

Girl, 6, Inspires Huge Food Donation

Inspired by a 5-year-old girl's efforts that led to more than $30,000 being raised for the San Francisco Food Bank, Tyson Foods has named Phoebe Russell a "Hunger All-Star." To honor Phoebe's work toward hunger relief, Tyson has donated 30,000 pounds of chicken to the food bank, local TV stat

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Wrong Number Saves Stroke Victim

Wrong Number Saves Stroke Victim

A wrong number proved to be the right call for an elderly woman who had suffered a stroke at her home in Richmond. The college student accidentally reached is now being hailed as hero. The young woman's quick thinking saved a life hundreds of miles away. Annie Turner suffered a stroke. It ha

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Giant mouse lemur seen in threatened forest

Giant mouse lemur seen in threatened forest

A new population of rare giant mouse lemurs was discovered in southwestern Madagascar's Ranobe forest, in an area threatened by mining concessions, WWF said today. "Last year during a night survey monitoring biodiversity along the gallery forest of Ranobe near Toliara...Charlie Gardner and Loui

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New Type of Human : X-woman

New Type of Human : X-woman

A new type of prehistoric human has been discovered via DNA from a child's pinky finger found in a central Asian cave, a new study says. "We had no inkling that this thing existed, and suddenly it's there. That in itself is a remarkable discovery," said Terry Brown, a geneticist at the Uni

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Beta-blockers 'cut cancer spread'

Beta-blockers ‘cut cancer spread’

Blood pressure drugs may be able to reduce the ability of breast cancer to spread around the body, researchers have told a European conference. A joint UK and German study found that cancer patients taking beta-blockers had a lower risk of dying. The drugs may block hormones that trigger th

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Gym for the Homeless Helps the Environment

Gym for the Homeless Helps the Environment

A new gym opened in Detroit today. It has some of the same equipment you’ll find in a typical gym. But nothing else about it is ordinary. In the mat room at Cass Community Social Services men and women who were once homeless make mud mats from old discarded tires gathered from landfills

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Splitting Cyclone Spotted on Neptune

Splitting Cyclone Spotted on Neptune

If the violent conditions observed so far are any indication, this weekend's weather forecast for Neptune can't be good. THE GIST: An extraterrestrial cyclone has been sighted at Neptune's south pole. Although the cyclone is thousands of miles wide, such events are similar to weather o

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Tiny T. Rex Ancestors Achieved World Domination

Tiny T. Rex Ancestors Achieved World Domination

"Southern Tyrant" dinosaur fossil proves early tyrannosaurs lived worldwide. Tiny T. rex relatives once dominated the globe, a new tyrannosaur fossil reveals. The pint-size predator, found in what is now Victoria, Australia, is the first Tyrannosaurus rex ancestor unearthed in the Southern

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