Why Cannibals Were on Every 16th-Century Map of the New World

Why Cannibals Were on Every 16th-Century Map of the New World

Many of the first European maps of the Americas included warnings of cannibalism, despite no proof of such activity. By Allison Meier.

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Brutal baboon battle erupts for throne at Toronto Zoo after matriarch dies

Brutal baboon battle erupts for throne at Toronto Zoo after matriarch dies

The fight that erupted between the female baboons prompted a brief closure of the zoo’s exhibit. Medical records show injuries ranging from deep lacerations near their eyes to hair ripped out and tail injuries. By Liam Casey.

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Study: Half of Amazon Tree Species Could Become Extinct

Study: Half of Amazon Tree Species Could Become Extinct

More than half of the tree species in the Amazon, the world's most diverse forest, could become extinct if not protected from threats ranging from mining to climate-related fires and droughts, according to a study released Nov. 20 by Chicago's Field Museum. Some 36 percent to 57 percent of the Amazon's estimated 15,000 tree species probably qualify as “globally threatened” under International Union for Conservation of Nature criteria, said the study…

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A Quick History of Hippopotamuses

A Quick History of Hippopotamuses

Hippos are represented today by just two species: the large, strongly amphibious Hippopotamus amphibius and the smaller, more terrestrial Pygmy hippo Hexaprotodon liberiensis As usual, the fossil record reveals a far greater number of species that were distributed over a far larger area than that associated with hippos today.

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