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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), fish swim in a reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A decade-long effort by the world to save the world's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly failed so far, with fragile ecosystems like coral reefs and tropical forests in even more trouble than ever, according to a United Nations biodiversity report released on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), fish swim in a reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A decade-long effort by the world to save the world's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly failed so far, with fragile ecosystems like coral reefs and tropical forests in even more trouble than ever, according to a United Nations biodiversity report released on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

September 15, 2020, 11:11am Nation & World

A decade-long global effort to save Earth’s disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report Tuesday. Read story

Juicing not healthier than eating whole fruits, veggies

September 15, 2020, 6:05am Health

Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Read story

Pandemic baby boom might just be a bust

September 15, 2020, 6:03am Health

When stay-at-home orders were announced in the spring, some people wryly speculated about a COVID-19 baby boom. Social media users even came up with a few suggestions for what this new generation should be called — “coronials” to start, followed by “quaranteens,” being two popular ideas. Read story

A normal mouse and a "twice-muscled" mouse developed at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. (Dr.

Ripped in space and on Earth, ‘mighty mice’ flex with promise

A normal mouse and a "twice-muscled" mouse developed at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. (Dr.

September 15, 2020, 6:02am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Bulked-up, mutant “mighty mice” held onto their muscle during a monthlong stay at the International Space Station, returning to Earth with ripped bodybuilder physiques, scientists reported Monday. Read story

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

Algae take bloom off Clark County lakes

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

September 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Toxic algae blooms have tainted Vancouver, Lacamas and Round lakes off and on this summer, leaving people wary of dipping so much as a toe into these ordinarily popular recreation spots. Read story

Researchers puzzled by orcas attacking boats

September 14, 2020, 6:18pm Nation & World

Researchers are befuddled by a group of killer whales that are attacking boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood holds a copy of her book "The Testaments," during a news conference in London. Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes "The Handmaid's Tale," depicting a nightmarish future for the United States, is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, officials of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood holds a copy of her book "The Testaments," during a news conference in London. Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes "The Handmaid's Tale," depicting a nightmarish future for the United States, is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, officials of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

September 14, 2020, 10:28am Life

CINCINNATI — Author Margaret Atwood thinks an American defiant streak is the country’s defense against the kind of nightmarish totalitarian future she depicts for the United States in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Read story

In this undated photo released by North-Eastern Federal University, a head of an Ice Age cave bear found on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island, or Great Lyakhovsky, the largest of the Lyakhovsky Islands belonging to the New Siberian Islands archipelago between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in northern Russia. Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear revealed by the melting permafrost, which has all its internal organs, teeth and even its nose intact.

Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear found in Arctic Russia

In this undated photo released by North-Eastern Federal University, a head of an Ice Age cave bear found on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island, or Great Lyakhovsky, the largest of the Lyakhovsky Islands belonging to the New Siberian Islands archipelago between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in northern Russia. Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear revealed by the melting permafrost, which has all its internal organs, teeth and even its nose intact.

September 14, 2020, 10:21am Nation & World

Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear, researchers said Monday. Read story

This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Akatsuki probe. A report released on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 says astronomers have found a potential signal of life high in the atmosphere of our nearest neighboring planet. (J.

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Akatsuki probe. A report released on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 says astronomers have found a potential signal of life high in the atmosphere of our nearest neighboring planet. (J.

September 14, 2020, 10:20am Nation & World

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Read story

This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville.

ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville.

September 14, 2020, 9:55am Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. Read story