Crushing the Ivory Trade in China (Photos)
WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, conservation
May 6th, 2015
The ivory trade is taking a hit as Chinese social media ramps up to protect elephants.
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Male Snakes Spend Mega Calories When They Mate
garter snake plug
May 6th, 2015
Every spring, red-sided garter snakes leave their hibernation burrows to engage in a frenzied jumble of mating. But doing the deed is no easy feat for males.
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People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently
A woman with sadness or depression
May 6th, 2015
Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find it difficult to distinguish between the two disorders. But new research suggests these conditions may have
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Endangered Elephants Could Find Savior in Chinese Chat Sites (Op-Ed)
social media, ivory sales, elephants, conservation
May 6th, 2015
In China, social media is changing ivory's social status.
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A Global Milestone: CO2 Passes 400 PPM
Still from animation showing how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth
May 6th, 2015
Global carbon dioxide levels have now officially reached the 400 ppm level, a first for the planet.
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Pausing Puberty with Hormone Blockers May Help Transgender Kids
A child waits by a window.
May 6th, 2015
Going through puberty is hard for transgender kids, but hormone blockers can delay puberty while both the youth and the parents decide the best path forward.
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Ebola Virus Lives on Hospital Surfaces for Days
Ebola Virus Image
May 6th, 2015
The Ebola virus can live on surfaces in hospitals for up to two weeks, a new study suggests.
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Elusive Siberian Tigers Captured in Brilliant Images (Photos)
tigers, wildlife conservation society
May 6th, 2015
The Siberian tiger is a rare beauty, best seen from not too close.
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