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  • Nebraska Sen. Chambers renews push to ban cougar hunting

    Nebraska's longest-serving senator vowed Thursday to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska even if he has to circumvent a legislative committee to bring it to a vote.
  • Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

    U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population dangerously low. The research crew observed...

    Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories

    Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories
    Bumblebees are just as guilty of merging memories as NBC anchor Brian Williams, it turns out. A new study, published online Thursday in the journal Current Biology, suggests that Bombus terrestrisĀ is prone to a type of memory error common among humans...

    Report: Oregon wolves up, livestock attack cases down

    An annual report finds that wolves continued to grow in numbers and spread across Oregon in 2014, while livestock-attack cases were down. The report released Tuesday by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be a key document as the state Fish...

    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
    Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these...