Elephants offer clues to cancer’s secrets


Former circus elephants will retire from the big top tent this spring, but their work improving human lives has only just begun.
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Deadly fungus threatens bananas


Banana farmers are in the midst of a serious battle to protect one of the world’s most popular fruits from a fatal fungus. Continue reading

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President announces national effort to cure cancer


In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new American initiative to cure cancer. Continue reading


SpaceX’s successful rocket landing marks new chapter for space exploration


Space exploration company Space X successfully launched and landed a rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Monday, opening up the possibility of reusable rockets for the first time in history.
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Ancient sequoia trees suffering in California drought


California’s four-year drought has killed millions of trees in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and has scientists worrying about the region’s giant sequoias. Continue reading

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