Pourchassés par les braconneurs pour leur ivoire, les éléphants africains montrent une résilience étonnante. Les liens sociaux survivent à la mort des matriarches qui dirigent les groupes.
Elephants form bonds from a very young age.
Older matriarchs lead elephant society. But they're also the primary targets of ivory poachers. When these socially critical individuals are killed, what happens to the rest of the group?
Children living closest to the mines had the lowest literacy and numeracy scores.
Children in mining and smelting towns who are exposed high levels of lead, arsenic and cadmium are more than twice as likely to have developmental disorders than the national average.
Where did the children go post-Katrina?
There were only 3,964 seniors in the graduating New Orleans class of 2015, which represents only half of the original cohort of babies. What happened to the missing children?
According to some surveys, more than 90% of owners view their pets as members of the family.
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In the past, owners were quick to put their pets down. Now, with many viewing pets as family members, are they waiting too long?
Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the Star Trek series, died on Feb. 27
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Temple Grandin is perhaps the world's foremost advocate on autism. But before she became famous, she was an awkward young girl who found solace in Mr. Spock's logical world view in TV's Star Trek.
In an analysis of seven sites in NSW, the highest crime rates correlated with the highest levels of lead in the air.
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Australians who were exposed to high levels of lead as children may be at greater risk of committing violent and impulsive crimes two decades later, our yet-to-be-published research suggests. The origins…
Netherlands has moved to ban ritual slaughter without stunning but is killing an animal for food ever ethical?
Ritual slaughter is an important part of Islamic and Jewish belief systems but, as recent TV footage showing cattle being…