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Learn about endangered species and conservation efforts at Riverbanks Zoo

What do the Amur Leopard, the Javan Rhinoceros, the Cross River Gorilla, the Hawksbill Turtle, the South China Tiger, the Sumatran Elephant and the Saola, which resembles an antelope, have in common? According to the World Wildlife Fund, each of these species is considered critically endangered. In other words, there’s a very good chance that these animals, and others, face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Add African penguins, cheetahs, sharks, whooping cranes, the Western Pond Turtle and the porpoise-like Vaquita, focus species of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Saving Animals From Extinction program, and you’ve got an ark-worth of animals that need our help.

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Columbia’s tech start-ups talk smartphones and beyond

What do CDs, memos and remote controls have in common? They’ve all been replaced by your smartphone. “App 4 That,” a new exhibit at the S.C. State Museum is an ode such old tech. Columbia start-ups, on the other hand, are working hard to build the newest apps and devices, which a local tech futurists predicts will one day be embedded in our bodies.

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Theoden Janes tries out Blackbeard’s Revenge at Carowinds

Six-story tall waterslide complex is an addition to park's Carolina Harbor Waterpark
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Theoden Janes tries out Blackbeard’s Revenge at Carowinds 02:03

Theoden Janes tries out Blackbeard’s Revenge at Carowinds

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VIDEO: How to make The State Stout beer

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