Science & Health

70-year-old emaciated elephant Tikiri eating at the Temple of the Tooth in the central city of Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Calls the practice horribly cruel and traumatic to both baby and mother
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August 18, 2019
A man stops on his way to the top of what once was the Okjokull glacier, in Iceland, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.
After about 100 people, including Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson, and former Irish President Mary Robinson, made a two-hour hike up the Ok volcano for the ceremony
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August 18, 2019
FILE - Radiated tortoises, originally a native species of southern Madagascar, are on display during an annual flora and fauna expo in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 29, 2010.
One of the overarching problems threatening the survival of many wild animals and plants is that of illegal international trade in wildlife with the growing involvement of organized crime
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August 17, 2019
FILE - Researchers have found that tracking eye movement can reveal when a person recognizes another.
Study shows tracking eye movement gives us away when we look at familiar faces
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August 16, 2019
A nurse prepares a vaccine against Ebola in Goma on August 7, 2019.  Three cases of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the Congolese presidency said on August 1, 2019. / AFP / Augustin WAMENYA
Year long Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people so far
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August 16, 2019
Virgin Galactic's carrier plane makes its way across the apron in front of Spaceport America following a test flight over its new permanent home near Upham, New Mexico, Aug. 15, 2019.
Virgin Galactic's headquarters for space tourism was designed to connect paying customers with every aspect of the commercial operation in the New Mexico desert
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August 15, 2019
FILE - A cyanide device, called M-44, is shown in this photo released by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office, in Pocatello, Idaho, March 16, 2017.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawal preliminary approval for deadly sodium cyanide traps blamed for injuries to people and pets as well as predators in the US
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August 15, 2019