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In remote corners, a research team is monitoring contact between humans and wild animals--particularly wild animal meat--in hopes of stopping pandemics before they start.

December 12, 2008
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Elephants in one of central Africa's remaining wildlife strongholds may vanish within the next two to three years if poaching continues at recent levels, according to conservationists.

December 11, 2008
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Nearly 3,700 World War II shipwrecks lie submerged in the Pacific, some containing oil, chemicals, and unexploded ordnance. Concern about corrosion is prompting increased investigation.

December 10, 2008
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Recently found ceremonial relics add to what we know about Arawakan Indian populations that Christopher Columbus encountered during his first voyage to the New World.

December 9, 2008
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Lonesome George, the last giant tortoise of his kind, has failed to reproduce. Eggs laid by companion females were not fertilized.

December 8, 2008
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Some pre-Hispanic cultures in South America built elaborate celebration sites at their cemeteries, complete with feasting and drinking grounds, according to a new archaeological study.

December 05, 2008
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The white sturgeon, North America's largest freshwater fish, has bounced back in the Fraser River thanks to an unprecedented volunteer effort. Updated with video.

Updated with video December 4, 2008
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Growing up to 20 feet (6 meters) long, western North America's rare white sturgeon, is getting a boost from an alliance of officials, anglers, conservationists, and American Indians.

December 4, 2008
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Stone tools found in Ethiopia, likely crafted by the earliest Homo sapiens, have been dated to at least 276,000 years ago—80,000 years before our earliest relatives were thought to roam Africa.

December 3, 2008
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Nearly 3,700 World War II shipwrecks lie submerged in the Pacific Ocean, some containing noxious cargo including oil, diesel, gasoline, chemicals, and even unexploded ordnance.

November 26, 2008
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During a massive expedition to Vanuatu, scientists collected 600 different crab species. The international team of 153 experts gathered a total of nearly 10,000 different species of living organisms.

November 25, 2008
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Anole lizards in Puerto Rico flex their muscles to communicate with other anoles in noisy environments, according to new research.

November 24, 2008
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Using 21st century technology, an international group of scientists conducted an old-fashioned expedition on a little-studied South Pacific island in the Republic of Vanuatu. They collected 10,000 different species, 2,000 of which may be new to science.

November 24, 2008
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An Egyptian mummy preserved with a pained facial expression could be Prince Pentewere, suspected of plotting the murder of his father, according to a new analysis.

November 21, 2008

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