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Earth extinction, plaguing pollution and wrecked Redwoods

National Park Service Ranger Jeff Denny heads into a grove of redwoods off Highway 101 outside of Orick, California June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Adams

National Park Service Ranger Jeff Denny heads into a grove of redwoods off Highway 101 outside of Orick, California June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Adams

Gallery: That’s Ranger Lorax, to you

They speak for the trees: National Park Service rangers in California take on Redwood tree poachers.

 

Video: This planet will self-destruct in 10, 9, 8…

A new study shows that Earth is on the brink of a massive extinction event.

 

Another link between pollution and health

Car exhaust, smog and other forms of air pollution can excelerate mental decline in older adults.

 

Paging James Franco…

Rescuers save a researcher who was trapped in a cave in Germany for nearly two weeks.

 

Tackling mental health costs

Signing your kids up for therapy can be a tricky subject – and choosing an out-of-network provider can make matters worse.

Climate change’s slippery slope, a black market’s day of reckoning

Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Cigarettes are seen during the manufacturing process in the British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth, southern Germany, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Stamping out cigarette trafficking

New regulations aim to track each and every cigarette produced in the EU, in an effort to crack down on the black market.

 

On the upside, they’ll make great water parks

Climate change poses a serious threat to tourism – ski resorts, in particular.

Eating, smuggling and Cuba

Video: Priceline’s expensive meal ticket

Our Breakingviews experts on the online travel agency’s latest recipe for profit.

 

It’s not your imagination, your grocery bills are getting higher

U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year in May.

 

Slideshow: Smugglers’ delight

Ever wondered what happens to that stuff that customs officials confiscate from travelers?

Treasured trash, demolished ‘Deep Throat’

Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

Video: And you thought the U.S. energy plan was garbage

A community in East Java uses methane from a trash dump to provide gas for hundreds of homes.

 

A new fight for the long-form birth certificate

Connecticut will allow adopted children to access their birth records beginning next year, which advocates say they hope may spark nationwide change for adoptees.

 

Pave paradise, take down a parking lot

A piece of treasured journalism history will be destroyed forever after a county board votes to demolish the “Deep Throat” parking garage of Woodward and Bernstein fame.

Paper dresses, Harvard’s endowment and Obama’s health

Something old, something new, something double ply

Check out our online photo gallery of wedding dresses made from…toilet paper

 For women with breast cancer, a need to exercise more

Only one in three women living with breast cancer is meeting current physical activity guidelines, suggests a new study.

Exercise (and quitting smoking) is good for presidents too

Barack Obama’s doctors have given him a clean bill of health

No Americans please, we’re bankers

How U.S. tax laws are making it harder for expats to open overseas accounts

Harvard did what with its $33 billion?

Breakingviews columnists discuss the departure of Jane Mendillo, boss of Harvard’s endowment, and why the Ivy League university’s investment performance has been mediocre.

In some parts of the world, summer already feels endless

A man bathes while sitting under a water tanker on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu, June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A man bathes while sitting under a water tanker on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu, June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Temperatures, tempers flare in India

Northern India suffers its longest-ever recorded heatwave, straining power supplies and patience.

 

Big Brother is poking you

Facebook expands its data mining to create hyper-targeted ads for its users.

 

Video: Clearing the way for clean cars

Hyundai launches its first lineup of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

 

Getting out of debt, one day at a time

New money-managing apps help users control spending by breaking down their daily discretionary funds.

Hey – why the long (punchable) face?

Skeletal remains from the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Skeletal remains from the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

You should see the other Australopithecus

The human face may have evolved to more easily withstand punches to the face, researchers say, as a way to edge the competition in a fist fight.

 

Troublesome data on diabetes

The number of Americans with diabetes reaches 29 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

College tests, transport woes and a fat elephant

 

He Liang rides his home-made suitcase vehicle along a street in Changsha, Hunan province May 28, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

When Jumbo shouldn’t be pudgy

A Houston zoo puts a pregnant elephant on a diet.

And you think your rush hour is bad

How India’s e-tailers beat the traffic (Hint: It involves planes).

Tough times for migrant children

U.S. struggles to find shelters for unaccompanied youngsters crossing the border illegally.

Video: Don’t put this in the overhead bin

That’s not a suitcase. That’s my ride.

Slideshow: Putting scholars to the test

For anyone who is anxious about the SATs, see what it’s like for Chinese students taking their college-entrance exams.

Rolling the dice on Detroit

A graffiti is seen on the roof of a vacant blighted home in Detroit, Michigan

Graffiti “The Dream is Now’ is seen painted on the roof of a vacant blighted home in a once vibrant neighborhood, near downtown Detroit, Michigan July 19, 2013. REUTERS/ Rebecca Cook

Detroit makes a wager on casino cash

The Motor City is banking on revenues from gambling taxes to help it get back on its feet, a move that some say is, well, quite a gamble.

 

And you thought the interview round was awkward

Miss Universe Thailand agrees to renounce her title after saying on social media that so-called “red shirt” activists should all be executed.

Monsters, Beasties, pigs and more

A Sotheby's employee handles a typescript signed by John Lennon in New York May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Sotheby’s employee handles a typescript signed by John Lennon in New York May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Imagine all the people – who bid on this

A collection of John Lennon’s manuscripts and drawings sell for $2.9 million at auction.

 

The case of Beast v. Monster

Beastie Boys’ win a $1.7 million against Monster Energy Drink for copyright infringement.

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