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The gender pay gap doesn't close - even at the very, very top

Of the 15 highest paid executives in Corporate America last year, two were women.<p>The highest paid man made nearly $244 million, according to an analysis by Equilar, an executive and board data provider. The top-paid woman? She made less than $41 million.<p>The wage gap between men and women, which …

Gender

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler dies in single-vehicle accident

Former NBA player Rasual Butler and a passenger in his SUV were killed in a single-vehicle accident in Southern California early Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County coroner's department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.<p>Butler was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in …

Basketball

Late-night hosts pick apart Trump's first State of the Union

Stephen Colbert wasn’t the only late-night host sharpening his knives to skewer Trump’s first State of the Union address. “President Trump’s State of …

These Women’s Tweets About The Sexist Assumptions People Make About Their Jobs Will Make You So Mad

It’s no secret that workplace sexism still exists — but it’s not just seen in the big picture issues, like the wage gap or sexual harassment. Since …

Will America's Turtles Be Eaten Into Extinction?

AnimalsWildlife Watch<p>Overcollection could lead to the collapse of wild populations, especially in turtle-rich Louisiana.<p>Anyone wanting a gourmet meal in the early 1900s in the United States could always count on finding one special dish: turtle.<p>Whether served as soup or steak, turtle meat made an …

Freezing temperatures causing challenges to birds

NORTH CAROLINA -- You may notice your bird feeder has been extra busy these last few days. Birds have to eat up to keep warm during these cold nights.<p>…

What caused 200,000 saigas to die?

Scientists identified the cause of the mystery die-off, as half of the species' population perished within weeks in 2015.<p>The saiga antelope, an ice …

Ice Age

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?

There are blue animals, but the species are small in number compared to the other colors among living things, such as red, orange, yellow, and brown. …

Nature

What’s Actually Going On With Starbucks And Yosemite?

Over the past two weeks, there’s been a pretty loud kerfuffle over the proposed addition of a Starbucks to Yosemite National Park. The Fresno Bee — which wins the prize for most adorable newspaper name ever — reported on January 4th that Starbucks won the contract to be installed in the food court …

National Trust to create UK sanctuary for endangered butterfly

Heddon Valley in Devon to be haven for high brown fritillary, supported by lottery funding<p>A beautiful wooded valley on the Devon coast is to be the focus of a project to save the UK’s most endangered butterfly – the high brown fritillary.<p>Conservationists believe changes to woodland management, such …

National Trust

Why beetles are the most important organisms on the planet | Richard Jones

From the minuscule to the mighty, tree-dwellers to pond-swimmers, millions of beetle species reveal a wealth of information about the world we live in

Why Are We Afraid of Sharks? There's a Scientific Explanation.

Explainer<p>Sharks aren't the mindless killers that we've cut them out to be.<p>There's something lurking in the water, and it's a fear of swimmers everywhere. It's a type of fish, this one several feet long, with rows of sharp, serrated teeth that it uses to clamp down on prey. There's a shark in the …

Nature

Jellyfish, The Misunderstood Genius Of The Sea

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. I never saw the jellyfish that stung me. I was snorkeling quietly and then came the sharp pain in …