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Pelican That Tried to Hatch Chick of its Own for Years Gets Some Help This Year–And it’s Adorable

A pelican named Percival learned something about the infertility game that many human couples go through—but this year he got some human help, and now he is the proudest pelican dad of all. For six years, his licensed handlers watched as the bird faithfully nestled atop eggs in a bid to see them hatch. He […]

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Lonely Otter at Sanctuary Finds Love Through Online Dating Site Built Just For Him

A lonely otter has found love after being set up with a Tinder-style dating profile. Asian short clawed otter Harris had been left single after his partner of four years Apricot recently passed away. His keepers desperately wanted to find him a new partner, so they set him up on “Fishing for Love,” a website […]

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The Fashion Industry Has a Waste Problem: This Non-Profit With 2,000 Volunteers Is Helping Solve It

Fabric cuttings and textile leftovers are a difficult class of waste to recycle, but in a fashion industry first—a door-to-door New York City recycling service meant exclusively for textile waste is helping the uglier side of fashion get a green makeover. Fabscrap runs an internet store and a physical location that’s part second-hand shop, part […]

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Stress Keeping You Up Past Your Bedtime? 10 Simple, Science-backed Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Stressful times call for stressless measures, and one of the most important ways to improve your ability to resist stress and anxiety is to get a good night’s sleep. However, in our 24-hour, interconnected world, sleep is an illusive necessity that’s often the first thing to be sacrificed in a busy schedule. A reduction of […]

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Revealed: Amy Coney Barrett supported group that said life begins at fertilization

Amy Coney Barrett, the Trump administration’s supreme court nominee, publicly supported an organization in 2006 that has said life begins at fertilization. It has also said that the discarding of unused or frozen embryos created in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process ought to be criminalized, a view that is considered to be extreme even […]

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Russia says it and Turkey urge end to hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia and Turkey’s foreign ministers have agreed to the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to a Russian statement, opening the door to a possible end to fighting in the breakaway region. The potential breakthrough was at odds with an earlier statement by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who hours […]

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Nazi shipwreck found off Poland may solve Amber Room mystery

Polish divers say they have found the wreck of a German second world war ship that may help solve a decades-old mystery about the whereabouts of the Amber Room, an ornate chamber that the Nazis looted from a tsarist palace in Russia. Decorated with amber and gold, the room was part of the Catherine Palace […]