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Wild pig in Germany gives up ‘boaring’ life to live with herd of cattle

BERLIN A wild pig in Germany has decided to give up its “boaring” life ‚Äî leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle.

Farmer Dirk Reese told the dpa news agency Monday the boar, which he nicknamed “Banana,” has been living with the eight cattle for more than two months on his property north of Hamburg, not far from the Danish border.

Tourist photographs graphic Australian scene of crocodile killing and eating another croc

CANBERRA, Australia Tourist Sandra Bell was poised to photograph a sedate scene of two crocodiles sunning themselves at the edge of an Australian waterhole when the picture unexpectedly exploded into violence.

Bell was startled but managed to snap around 20 graphic photos as a 5-meter (16-foot) estuarine croc killed and devoured a far lighter 2.5-meter (8-foot) croc over 15 minutes.

US space station delivery on tap after 8-month stoppage, 1st supply run for Atlas rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA hopes to resume commercial shipments this week to the International Space Station, following months of frustrating delay.

The last successful U.S. supply run was in April. Russia and Japan have managed to fill the gap. Nonetheless, the 250-mile-high pantry isn’t as full as it should be.

Fill ‘er up with gumweed? Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

RENO, Nev. Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed — curly top gumweed — was growing along the road to the future.

Reusable rocket: In a first, booster returns to Earth gently enough to be reused, company says

NEW YORK A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

Reusing rockets, rather than discarding them, would be a big step toward making space flight less expensive.