(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) — The picturesque La Boca district draws hordes of tourists to stroll its narrow streets lined with colorful buildings and eat at outdoor restaurants. Now it has a new, unwanted claim to fame: The Riachuelo river that flows through the neighborhood has been named one of the planet’s 10 dirtiest places.
Company used newly redesigned Falcon 9 rocket
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International space station to install high-definition cameras
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Using arguments taken from antislavery efforts, a new lawsuit seeks to give chimpanzees the basic right to freedom
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