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A fur seal on the shore of King George Island, Antarctica. A food
shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking the fur
seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members.

Climate change ‘ravaging Antarctic fur seals’

There are fewer breeding adults who hold out longer to reproduce than in the past

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Don’t like spiders? They help us

If spiders disappeared, we would face famine, experts say

A newly-stamped gold coin of President John F. Kennedy is examined at the U.S. Mint at West Point on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Kennedy is getting a new look on the new coin that is being made by the mint to mark the 50 years since the slain president debuted on a half-dollar.

JFK returns to old look on new coins

Throwback design on the coins this year is truer to both the former US president’s appearance and his widow’s wishes

Rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage where TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed the night before near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 24, 2014.

Officials defend clearing crashed Taiwan plane

Angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade

Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, stand next to their plane at an airport in Greenwood, Ind. before taking off for an around-the-world flight. On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a single-engine plane with two aboard crashed in waters off American Samoa, with a registration number matching the plane flown by the Indiana teen attempting to fly around the world in 30 days.

Teen pilot, father die in round the world trip

Boy’s body has been recovered, but authorities were still searching for his father








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