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Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinctOfficials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them


US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science

US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine scienceAn American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine has bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet in Sweden


President Trump's Jerusalem Decision Sparks Attacks, Protests and Fresh Diplomatic Rifts

President Trump's Jerusalem Decision Sparks Attacks, Protests and Fresh Diplomatic RiftsPresident Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has drawn wide international criticism and sparked violence across the region


Ancient Egypt: Two Mysterious 3,500-Year-Old Tombs Reveal Mummy and Vast Treasures in New Excavation

Ancient Egypt: Two Mysterious 3,500-Year-Old Tombs Reveal Mummy and Vast Treasures in New ExcavationIn the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, site of the ancient metropolis of Thebes, two new artifacts have been added to a place that is already crowded with mysteries of Egypt's distant past. The burial sites are located on the western bank of the Nile river, the water source that played such a central role in ancient Egyptian life and culture. The cemetery, or necropolis, in which the tombs are located is a known burial place of top officials from the 18th dynasty, according to the Associated Press.


Germany's Intelligence Agency Says China Used Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Spy on Officials

Germany's Intelligence Agency Says China Used Fake LinkedIn Profiles to Spy on OfficialsMore than 10,000 German citizens may have been targeted


Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in EuropeThe humble potato -- drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked -- brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says. The blessings that flowed from this agricultural revolution helped ease the economic and societal pressures that can lead to costly and disastrous conflicts, says the report. The introduction of potatoes and the resultant increase in productivity "dramatically reduced conflict" both within and between states for some two centuries, it says.


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