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August 16, 2017 6:51 PM SeaWorld Orca Euthanized After Lengthy Illness

A killer whale was euthanized Tuesday after a long treatment for an infection, SeaWorld San Diego officials said. Kasatka, 42, was considered the matriarch of the orca family at the embattled amusement park in San Diego. She had been fighting a lung infection for years, and in the past several days her health and appetite had significantly declined 107

August 15, 2017 3:18 PM Letter from AlphabetThe e-mail Larry Page should have written to James Damore

Last week this paper said Alphabet’s boss should write a “detailed, ringing rebuttal” of a viral anti-diversity memo sent at Google. Here is how we imagine it You’re probably expecting me to start by claiming that there are no differences in the average abilities, aptitudes and interests of men and women. Or that the fact that four times as many of Google’s 155

August 15, 2017 8:36 AM Big game hunter trampled to death by the elephant he was hunting

An Argentinian man has been killed after the elephant he was hunting trampled him to death before he could get a chance to shoot it. 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez and was in a private wildlife area in Namibia when the incident occurred. Monzalvez worked for an oil company and was part of a group of 5 when he was killed. The Namibia Press Agency said that the elephant 153

August 15, 2017 12:30 AM What the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Feel Like, for Humans and Animals

A week from today, in a roughly seventy-mile-wide arc stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, the sun will disappear from the sky. It will be the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in ninety-nine years, and the first to be visible only in this country since before it was a country. Millions of eclipse chasers will soon set up camp—in Chilly 113

August 14, 2017 8:25 AM More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

WASHINGTON — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the right place for the best solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a century. Astronomers are going full blast to pry even more science from the mysterious ball of gas that's vital to Earth 153

August 14, 2017 8:10 AM Elephant hunter becomes the second this year to be killed by his prey

An Argentinian man hunting elephants in Namibia over the weekend died when one of the animals trampled him. Jose Monzalvez, 46, was hunting in a private wildlife area northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld, the Namibia Press Agency reported. This follows the death in May of well-known South African hunter Theunis Botha, 51, in Zimbabwe. Botha, leading 100

August 13, 2017 5:03 AM Locals ready, excited for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Normally, it's the moon that appears as a crescent in the sky over Massachusetts. But in just more than a week, that fingernail presentation will belong to the sun instead, as the so-called Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 passes through. Along a 70-mile-wide swath from coast to coast, the sun will be totally eclipsed on Monday, Aug. 21 for up to 2 minutes 127

August 11, 2017 8:20 AM EU to call emergency meeting to end ‘blaming and shaming’ over contaminated eggs scandal

The EU will call an emergency meeting of ministers over insecticide-tainted eggs, European Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Friday, appealing for an end to “blaming and shaming” over the scandal. Andriukaitis said he wanted the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany to stop trading accusations about who is responsible for the scare, which involves 98

August 11, 2017 6:13 AM Supermarkets bin egg products amid Europe contamination scare

Four supermarkets have taken products off their shelves in the wake of the egg contamination scare – as the Food Standards Agency says the scale of the problem is higher than previously thought. Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in the Fipronil contamination scare have been distributed to Britain, rather than the 21,000 first estimated 130

August 11, 2017 4:08 AM Genetically modified pigs raise hopes for transplanting animal organs into humans

Genetically modified piglets are helping scientists take a major step on the path towards using live animal organs in humans, also known as xenotransplantation. By removing potentially harmful retroviruses found in pig DNA, the experiments are opening up the possibility of humans one day safely receiving pig organs, according to the study published in the journal 98