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Primates may laugh at the misfortune of others, according to new research on laughter that finds apes may enjoy slapstick comedy.
A hiker who was widely censured for abandoning his dog on a Colorado peak after storms blew in has agreed to relinquish custody to one of her rescuers as part of a plea deal.
Sunita Williams became the first NASA astronaut to complete a triathlon in space after running, biking, and “swimming” along with athletes competing in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.
The European Union is set to limit the use of crop-based fuels after studies showed they resulted in minimal emission savings and contributed to price increases in the cost of food.
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The wildfire threatening Jackson, Wyoming, was started in the yard of an elderly resident south of town, witnesses report.
Over 23,477 people have applied for 6,000 permits in the first Minnesota wolf hunt since their removal from the endangered species list. The hunt has faced intense opposition by environmental groups.
Officials believe they’ve found the source of a pungent smell that swept across Southern California: A storm-blown waft of fish die-off from the Salton Sea.
In his first Grand Tour appearance after coming back from a doping suspension, Alberto Contador won the overall at the Vuelta a Espana.
Officials on Thursday announced the third hantavirus death of a visitor to Yosemite National Park.
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Commenting on the Cyclingnews.com forum, Garmin-Sharp team manager Jonathan Vaughters listed current Garmin riders Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, and Tom Danielson as former dopers.
The no-otter zone is more than an arbitrary line drawn across the sea, it’s a window into one of nature’s most fascinating creatures and the failings of U.S. environmental law.
While organic foods are no more nutritious than their conventionally-grown counterparts, they are 30 percent less likely to carry trace levels of pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a...
The Department of the Interior is allowing Shell to begin preparatory work on its first well in the Arctic Ocean.