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Game made by Curt Schilling's firm fails to sell

The flagship game under development by Curt Schilling's defunct video game company hasn't been sold, because no acceptable offers were made at auction. Only two pieces of intellectual property sold for $320,000.

Dec 14, 2013
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Rainforest rodents risk their lives to eat

Hungry rodents that wake up early are much more likely to be eaten than rodents getting plenty of food and shut-eye, according to new results from a study at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in ...

Dec 17, 2013
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Studying how marshes respond to sea-level rise

At the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts, the marsh floods like clockwork. At high tide, you can pass over the mudflats into the grass in a boat. At low tide, the ocean waters recede, ...

Sep 10, 2014
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Indonesia to ratify ASEAN haze agreement

Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday voted to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in the west of the country, choking neighbouring Singapore with hazardous smog.

Sep 16, 2014
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Hawaii volcano lava wave nears homes

Smoldering lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached within yards (several meters) of homes on Hawaii's Big Island, emergency officials said Monday as villagers braced to evacuate.

Oct 27, 2014
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Saving Christmas Island's reptiles

Environmental scientists are working alongside park rangers to protect Christmas Island's remaining reptilian wildlife from extinction.

Nov 17, 2014
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