Andrea Arvizu

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This Deep-Sea Creature Lays Its Eggs on Hydrothermal Vents—A First

Weird & Wild<p>The Pacific white skate lay its eggs on superheated hydrothermal vents, and then may wait more than four years for the eggs to hatch.<p>Weird & Wild<p>The world’s most patient mom may be a deep-sea octopus that tends her eggs for nearly 4.5 years. But now, there may be a new contender for her …

Zoology

Typhoon Lan will be Earth's next megastorm, with effects rippling across the Pacific

It's 2017, which means a week cannot go by without a megastorm potentially devastating some part of the planet. As Hurricane Ophelia fades from …

Obama Signs Conservation Act To Preserve Nation’s Last Remaining Area Of Common Ground

WASHINGTON—Taking action to protect the rapidly dwindling vital resource, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday that would …

The Last Tree for Orangutans

A rare black orangutan, Borneo, Indonesia, Asia Pacific. Credit: Nardiyono/TNC<p>Love orangutans? Then today -- World Orangutan Day, Aug. 19 -- is a day for you to celebrate.<p>Orangutans are the only great ape in Asia and among the rarest primate on Earth. Once spread throughout the forests of Southeast …

Biodiversity

More People, More Problems: 4 Ways to Future-Proof Our Cities

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York metropolitan area, causing the East River to overflow its banks and inundate much of Lower …

Tornado cluster sizes skyrocket, and no one knows why

Tornados are behaving strangely: The number of tornado outbreaks per year is fairly constant, but the number of tornados per outbreak has skyrocketed. And scientists aren't entirely sure why.<p>In an effort to learn more, researchers looked at meteorological factors related to tornado outbreaks , and …

Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa

Chobe National Park, Botswana<p>A national park in Botswana is struggling to support the staggering number of animals fleeing from poaching in other countries.<p>The elephants swim across the river in a straight line, trunks jutting out of the water like snorkels. With low, guttural bellows, they push …

How Wildlife May Fare Under Trump

From wildlife trafficking to endangered species protection and hunting, the Trump Administration could change much about how the U.S. protects wildlife at home and abroad.<p>What a president will do for wildlife has never been much of a campaign issue. Debates focus on national security, trade, …

China to Shut Down Its Ivory Trade by the End of 2017

Advocates applaud the move by the world’s largest consumer of ivory, saying it could help save Africa’s remaining elephants.<p>China will shut down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, according to an announcement made today by the Chinese government.<p>The announcement comes more than a year …

Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction

Just 7,100 of the big cats remain in the wild, spurring conservationists to call for the species to be declared endangered.<p>The world’s fastest land mammal is racing toward extinction, with the latest cheetah census suggesting that the big cats, which are already few in number, may decline by an …

Merging seas: Parts of the Arctic Ocean are turning into the Atlantic

<b>(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)</b><p>Climate change is helping drive warm water into the eastern Arctic Ocean, altering it in unprecedented ways<p>Brian Kahn<p>April 8, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>The Arctic is undergoing an astonishingly rapid transition as climate change …

Global Warming

Rebel Wilson opens up about sexual harassment; Twitter fat-shames her accusations - IBTimes India

Comedic genius Rebel Wilson speaks up about her experiences with sexual harassment and Twitter labels her as "attention seeking", while also …

Pakistani bride kills 17 people with poison milk in effort to escape arranged marriage, police say

By Derek Hawkins<p>, Reporter<p>Arranged marriages are a standard practice in Pakistan, and there’s no shortage of stories about the extreme steps some Pakistani women will take to escape them and marry men of their choosing.<p>But few go as far as Aasia Bibi is alleged to have gone. According to Pakistani …

Pakistan

From chaperones to modesty wear, a sexual reformation is underway

While embracing so much freedom, society is moving towards prudishness.<p>Nell Minow, an American film critic, recently described how in 2010 she had interviewed the <i>Friends</i> actor David Schwimmer. When the noise in the restaurant grew too loud, he asked her whether she might like to move to a room …

'Heartbreaking' 68pc rise in self-harm among young teenage girls

Self-harm among young teenage girls rose nearly 70 per cent after 2011, due partly to “extreme” obsession with social media compared to boys, a new study has found.<p>Psychiatric experts say the “heartbreaking” figures reflect a growing culture of teens encouraging each other to self-harm by sharing …

Liberal men think they know feminism. They really don't | Jessa Crispin

It’s one thing to perform respect out in public. It’s another to fully understand women are humans with their own valid needs and desires<p>Now that our culture has finally decided to take violence against (some) women (somewhat) seriously, conversations that have long happened in hushed tones are …

What connects rape in war, domestic violence and sexual harassment? Patriarchy | Suzanne Moore

Without an analysis of the patriarchy, we will remain powerless to change the abuse of women that is present in varying degrees everywhere<p>Late at night I gaze upon the faces of the women of the YPJ, the Kurdish all-female military organisation, as they unfurl flags in Raqqa. Isis is not entirely …

'We Talk About Women Being Raped, Not Men Raping Women.' Meet the Man Behind the Viral Quote

If you use Facebook or Twitter, chances are you’ve seen some version of this quote by Jackson Katz, in which the educator, filmmaker, and activist …

Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik apologises again for Harvey Weinstein essay

Mayim Bialik has apologised yet again for her recent comments about Hollywood's problem with sexual misconduct and the allegations made against …

Cruelty, Incompetence and Lies

Graham-Cassidy, the health bill the Senate may vote on next week, is stunningly cruel. It’s also incompetently drafted: The bill’s sponsors clearly had no idea what they were doing when they put it together. Furthermore, their efforts to sell the bill involve obvious, blatant lies.<p>Nonetheless, the …

Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

WASHINGTON — President Trump is replacing his ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries with severe restrictions on visitors from nations he has determined do too little to protect against terrorists and criminals coming into the United States, officials said on Friday.<p>The new travel …

Immigration

Plainclothes ICE Agents Who Did Not Identify Themselves Caught on Video Harassing Latino Citizen

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are being slammed for their conduct after they were caught on video harassing a Latino man, demanding that …

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel?None of them have really captured the …

Health Care

Republicans' new health bill would hit women hardest, experts say

Women would ‘bear the brunt’ of the bill’s funding cuts and weaker regulations, says policy analyst, with access to reproductive healthcare particularly affected<p>A new Republican attempt to reform the American healthcare system would have a disproportionate impact on women, experts have …

Democratic congressman: McCain won't support GOP healthcare bill because 'he's staring death in the face'

Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright, taped while speaking at a town-hall event on Tuesday, said he was somewhat worried about McCain's vote on the bill, known as Graham-Cassidy. But he suggested McCain's illness would help him "make good choices."<p>"Man, something tells me McCain, he's staring death in …

Mccain

How the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Would Hurt Communities of Color

The repeated efforts by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can feel endless — legislators keep reviving our deepest fears about how to …

Jimmy Kimmel vs. Cassidy, round 3: “If these guys would tell the truth … I wouldn’t have to”

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely …

Trump Travel Ban Revisions Could Set Off New Wave of Turmoil

<b>[Skift Update:</b> The Wall Street Journal reported that the revised travel ban would cover more than the six Muslim-majority countries targeted to date, …