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Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

New NASA video on flood prediction

Predicting flooding is notoriously difficult, but predictions are improving. Timely video in light of James Hansen’s prediction this week of …

6 things emotionally intelligent people do when they travel

TRAVEL CAN BE EMOTIONALLY TRYING AT THE BEST of times. There are far more instances when one is uncomfortable during travel, both physically and …

Emotional Intelligence

Tour Guide and Author Lesley Tellez on What Everyone Gets Wrong About Mexican Food

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>"I realized that what I thought was Mexican food my whole life wasn't at all what people were eating in central Mexico. Here was this place right next to the US but it wasn't that well known among people who were …

Mexico

Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their captivity that they opened fire on their rescuers, and experts said Wednesday they would need intensive psychological treatment.<p>The military was flying in medical …

Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital.<p>Frustration …

Natural Disasters