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Giraffes, towering and otherworldly, are ‘vulnerable’ to extinction

The majestic giraffe, the world’s tallest land mammal and a prime attraction at zoos worldwide, is threatened with extinction.

The giraffe is now at risk of extinction

Because the giraffe population has shrunk 40 percent in 30 years, scientists put it on the watch list of threatened and endangered species.

Introducing young students to engineering

Design Squad Global is a way to get teens involved in invention projects — and get to know each other in the process.

FINDINGS

Older adults can be easily distracted, but that can be useful

A review finds that there may be unexpected benefits to that wider-angle focus.

How do you cheer up a bumblebee? Try sugar.

Bumblebees appear to have feelings, and can teach each other new skills, according to new research.

Launch success for most-advanced weather satellite

It is part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.

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