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Scientists create detailed map of dinosaur brain

Scientists have created a detailed map of the dinosaur brain for the first time and found that the ancient beasts had the faculties for complex behaviour, and perhaps made sounds to communicate with one another. The map provides an unprecedented view of the makeup of the dinosaur brain and a...
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Deforestation in Amazon jungle increases by nearly a third in one year

Deforestation in the Amazon increased by nearly a third over the past year, according to Brazilian government figures released on Thursday. The data confirms a feared reversal in what had been steady progress over the past decade against destruction of the world's largest rainforest. Satellite...
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300 feared dead after tropical cyclone slams into Somalia

BOSASSO, Somalia -- The death toll from a tropical cyclone that hit Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region at the weekend has risen to 140 but the final figure could total 300, the government said on Wednesday. The government has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international aid...
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Climate change threatening polar bears in Canada

Polar bears currently outnumber the residents of a small town in Canada’s tundra, but that may change soon. Climate change has sped up the ice melting season in Churchill, Manitoba, a town of about 800 residents — and 900 polar bears. Experts say the perennial thaw now begins in mid-June, a full...
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Hunting Osama bin Laden was women's work

Reporter, NBC News Navy SEALs may have killed Osama bin Laden, but women led them to their prey. Women made up the majority of analysts – at one point all the analysts -- in “Alec Station,” the unit charged with finding Bin Laden, managed the ramp-up at the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center after...
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