Pro-, anti-Trump protesters clash; 13 arrested

Pro-, anti-Trump protesters clash; 13 arrested

Story highlights Anti-Trump demonstrators, pro-Trump supporters fight at “Patriot Day” rally Scuffles break out, police don gas masks and use pepper spray on the crowd. “A large number of fights have occurred and numerous fireworks have been thrown in the crowds,” Berkeley police said in a statement. “There have also been numerous reports of pepper spray being used in the crowd.” CNN affiliate KPIX reported that Trump supporters planned a “Patriot Day” rally at noon and counter-protesters showed up a few hours earlier. Hundreds of people had gathered in Civic…

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Cane toad's own poison used against them

Cane toad's own poison used against them

Updated April 16, 2017 10:01:34 Photo: One bait, made from cane toad venom, can capture up to 10,000 juvenile toads. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) Poison taken from Queensland’s most notorious pest, the cane toad, is being turned against them through world-first specialised traps developed by Brisbane researchers. The traps use baits that replicate the smell of food, made from the poison of adult cane toads, to capture and eradicate up to 10,000 juvenile toads in one hit. University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have developed and are currently trialling the traps…

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CNN SPECIAL: Inside Erdogan's heartland

CNN SPECIAL: Inside Erdogan's heartland

Konya, Turkey — Once an agricultural hub, Konya was best known as the home of Turkey’s whirling dervishes. Now it’s an economic powerhouse where skyscrapers have joined a horizon dominated for centuries by minarets. The transformation came about largely thanks to a high-speed train across the Turkish prairie to Ankara, which cut travel time between the cities from more than 10 hours to just under two. The rail link — conceived by the ruling AK Party (AKP) and completed in 2010 — opened the city, in the central Anatolia region,…

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Life, death and a sleepy lizard: One researcher's remarkable work

Life, death and a sleepy lizard: One researcher's remarkable work

Posted April 16, 2017 07:00:07 Photo: Michael Bull’s decades-long study discovered more than a three year project ever could. (ABC RN: Ann Jones) One man was behind almost everything we know about sleepy lizards. We know that sleepy lizards live for 50 years in the wild; that they display an incredible system of perennial monogamy, coming together in an elaborate annual, slow-motion dance. We know they have long-term friends and foes and a complex social network. And we know that they grieve. We know all this because of a 35-year…

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