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Why Florida's Giant Python Hunting Contest Is a Bad Idea

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced that it will hold a month-long competition starting January 12, 2013, “to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons” from designated public lands in southern Florida...

December 7, 2012 — Kate Wong

3.3-Million-Year-Old Baby Shows Lucy's Species Hung Out in Trees

The advent of upright walking was a really big deal in human evolution. Scientists have posited that it allowed our ancestors to see above the savanna grass (the better to spot predators and prey), to carry tools and food and babies, to travel long distances more efficiently and to better strut their stuff for potential mates, among other possible perks...

October 25, 2012 — Kate Wong
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World