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Shannon Cuthbert is a lover of cats, poems, and rainy days, and especially situations that combine all three! Based in Brooklyn, NY, she enjoys writing about wildlife and environmental issues, and in her spare time loves reading and writing short stories.
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STUDY: Human Cold Virus Caused Deaths of 5 Chimpanzees in Uganda

A study indicates that the human cold virus led to a spate of mysterious ...

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Amateur Astronomer Scott Tilley Locates Signal for NASA’s Long-Lost IMAGE Satellite

Summary: NASA confirmed a satellite signal found by amateur astronomer Scott Tilley to be ...

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What Are ‘Ancient Beringians’? Oldest Full Genetic Profile of a New World Human Ever Found

DNA from a long-buried child’s bones supports the theory that Native Americans may share ...

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STUDY: Earth’s Wilderness Could Disappear Within 50 Years at Current Depletion Rate

A sobering new study maps wilderness loss since 1992 and projects all remaining wilderness ...

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STUDY: Ionis-HTTRx Injections Found to Be Effective at Treating Huntington’s Disease

Recent trial indicates new drug may slow mutated huntingtin gene’s creation of harmful protein ...

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‘Operation Alligator Thief’: How Did Florida Wildlife Officials Catch Alligator Poachers?

Florida wildlife officials created an elaborate sting operation that successfully snared nine men alleged ...

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Brian Madeux: Who Was the First Person to Undergo In-Body DNA Alteration?

Brian Madeux recently became the first individual ever to receive in-body gene editing, in ...

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