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Stubborn planet: Risk, ruin and resilience

IMAGINE your good old pal gets diagnosed with a serious disease. Would you react like this: “He feels fine, this can’t be happening.” “Why him? It’s not fair!” “I’ll do anything, can’t you stretch it out? A few more years.” “I’m so sad, why bother with anything?” “It’s going to be OK. If I can’t fight it, I may, as well, prepare for it.”

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Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

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Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

BANGKOK—Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone’s 2004 movie Alexander, the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said on Friday.

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