Hands Off

Around 60 years ago, when rabies was widespread in Europe’s fox population, Switzerland invented an innovative way to stop the disease. Officials in the wealthy Central European country stuffed chicken heads with vaccines and dropped them from helicopters. The vulpine scavengers gobbled up the laced meat,...

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Talking Trash

South Korea plans to suspend a 2018 military pact with North Korea, the government announced Monday, after tensions escalated in recent weeks because Pyongyang sent hundreds of balloons carrying trash to its southern neighbor, the Independent reported Monday. Last month, North Korea began launching balloons filled...

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Changing the Tune

Nigeria adopted a new national anthem by taking up a previous version dropped decades ago and that had been written by a British expatriate, a decision that has sparked widespread criticism especially because critics say it was rushed through the legislature, the Associated Press reported. Last...

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Alive and Furious

Earth’s neighbor, Venus, is not “dead” – at least in terms of volcanism, a new study revealed. Recent re-analyses of data collected by NASA’s Magellan spacecraft in the 1990s unveiled compelling evidence of ongoing volcanic activity on Venus. “Using these maps as a guide, our results show...

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