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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 2 P.M.

    As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies, study says

    As a group, mammals average a lethal violence rate against their own of about three killings of their own species in 1,000 deaths. The “root” violence rate of early humans …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015, 12:12 P.M.

    Effort to monitor bats takes wing in 31 states

    An effort spanning 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces has been working to better understand the ecological role that bats play, and the threats they face from climate change, habitat …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015, 12:06 P.M.

    Local scientists ponder bat migration mystery

    Despite advances in GPS monitoring and technology, Washington researchers still have a world of information to discover about bats, including where they go during winter.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012, 2:30 A.M.

    Crew tows whale carcass in Malibu out to sea

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A tugboat towed the decomposing carcass of a whale from a Malibu beach out to sea, several days after it washed ashore and created a stench …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 8:30 P.M.

    Rotting whale carcass in Malibu towed out to sea

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The decaying carcass of a whale that washed onto a California beach was towed out to sea Saturday, five days after it washed ashore and created …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 1:20 A.M.

    Rotting whale in Malibu likely left to nature

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — No government agency is taking action to remove the decaying carcass of a whale on a California beach, making it appear the job will be left …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 4:44 P.M.

    Rotting whale becomes sad spectacle in Malibu

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The decaying corpse of a huge fin whale was a sad spectacle Friday on the shore of a cove where it washed ashore nearly a week …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 1:21 A.M.

    Rotting whale casts foul stench into Malibu

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A dead whale rotting near the Malibu homes of Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and other celebrities is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 4:05 A.M.

    ‘Sneaker waves’ blamed for deaths of Calif. family

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 12:16 A.M.

    Family swept out to sea in attempt to save dog

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 4:44 P.M.

    N. California community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 3:42 P.M.

    Northern CA community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog as 10-foot …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 9:56 A.M.

    Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended a search Monday for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 1:22 A.M.

    Official: Man killed zoo monkey during theft try

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man clubbed a monkey to death with a tree branch, after he was bitten by the animal while trying to steal it from a …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:38 P.M.

    Prosecutor: Theft was motive in monkey killing

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday that the man accused of killing a monkey at Boise’s zoo hoped to steal the animal before he was bitten and clubbed it …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:53 A.M.

    Father defends suspect in Idaho monkey death

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a 22-year-old man accused of killing a monkey after breaking into an Idaho zoo said he believes the tragedy was a drunken prank …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 2:31 P.M.

    Suspect’s family has questions in monkey killing

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man who police say killed a monkey after breaking into the Boise zoo has encountered run-ins with the law in the last three years …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 11:56 A.M.

    Idaho man suspected of monkey killing to be moved

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man suspected of killing a monkey at the Boise zoo is scheduled to be moved to a jail in Idaho’s capital. The Ada County …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 1:26 A.M.

    Man arrested after death of monkey at Idaho zoo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police have arrested one of two men who they believe broke into an Idaho zoo the night a monkey there died from blunt-force trauma, but questions …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 7:49 P.M.

    Police make arrest after monkey dies at Idaho zoo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police arrested a 22-year-old man Monday after a monkey at the Boise zoo was found dead over the weekend, shortly after a zoo security guard frightened …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 2:47 P.M.

    Violent dolphin deaths a mystery for scientists

    ALONG THE GULF COAST (AP) — Dolphins are washing ashore along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds, missing jaws and hacked off fins and federal officials are looking into …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 12:22 P.M.

    Even apes have ‘midlife crises,’ study finds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chimpanzees going through a midlife crisis? It sounds like a setup for a joke. But there it is, in the title of a report published Monday …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 4:13 P.M.

    Monkey dies from blow to head after zoo break-in

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A break-in at Zoo Boise early Saturday left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck and police were analyzing blood …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves — and for their …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 6:06 A.M.

    Boy, 2, dies after fall, dog attack at Pa. zoo

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her 2-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a fatal tragedy after the boy fell into the exhibit …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 2:59 A.M.

    Wild dogs kill 2-year-old boy at Pa. zoo exhibit

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her two-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a tragedy at the Pittsburgh Zoo after the boy fell …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012, 3:40 P.M.

    2-year-old boy killed at Pa. zoo exhibit

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 4:09 P.M.

    Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets’ Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 12:57 P.M.

    Wis. wolf hunt begins; groups file intent to sue

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s first organized wolf hunt got under way Monday even as animal welfare advocates demanded federal officials return Great Lake wolves to the endangered species list. …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012, 2:57 P.M.

    Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif.

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try …


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