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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.

Crocodile Meets Godzilla A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.

A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.

Enduringly Dramatic Italian Soprano Magda Olivero Dies At 104

The intensely expressive Italian singer had an unusually long career. "I always have the sense that when I hear her recordings that she's singing just for me," says soprano Rene Fleming.

Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.

FDA Approves New Diet Pill That's Made Of Old Medicines

Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.

Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.

Teaching 9/11 To A High School Class Who Doesn't Remember

As the nation remembers the September 11th terrorist attacks, many students were learning about the attacks Thursday during class. Chris Cato is a teacher at Grovetown High School in Columbia County, and he talked to his students about the events leading up to 9/11. On that day, 13 years ago Cato was working as a customer service representative for Delta Airlines. He says his students asked him how the attack affected him.

Richard Kiel, Actor Who Played Jaws In Bond Films, Dies At 74

Kiel delighted moviegoers with his quiet menace and his metal teeth in the role of Jaws, the Bond villain henchman who not only survived his encounters with 007, but also lived happily ever after.

Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.

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