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Charles, William, Harry: 3 princes help launch 'Our Planet'

Apr. 4, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A new eight-part Netflix series chronicling life on Earth and the threat posed by climate change has received a royal sendoff at London's Natural History Museum. Prince Charles lauded the "Our Planet" series and its narrator David Attenborough at the world premiere Thursday night. He was...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Feb. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes. The researchers found that...

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

Feb. 20, 2019 7:26 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina. An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted Sunday by a joint...