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Thai police charge 22 with wildlife trafficking from tiger temple

Three monks among those charged as police remove more dead animals from tourist temple, including bear and leopard<p>Thai police have charged 22 people, including three Buddhist monks, with wildlife trafficking and have removed more dead animals, including a bear and a leopard, from a Buddhist temple …

Wildlife

New evidence that sperm whales form clans with diverse cultures, languages | Ars Technica

Using underwater microphones, scientists track whales' unique cultural identities.<p>Sperm whales share something fundamental with humans. Both of our …

Sperm Whale

GOP war on abortion clears way for Zika disaster.

On Tuesday, <i>Kaiser Health News</i> published a lengthy article about a potentially tragic piece of irony: that the U.S. states where the Zika virus will …

Public Health

Donald Trump declares war on American Muslims.

On Monday, Donald Trump declared war on American Muslims. In a brief address at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire—laden with falsehoods—the real …

Donald Trump

Watch Obama get angrier about Trump than he’s ever been.

President Barack Obama gave an impassioned speech on Tuesday, blasting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his anti-Muslim …

Donald Trump

Anderson Cooper scolded Florida AG Pam Bondi on her anti-gay record.

Anderson Cooper came down hard on Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s anti-LGBTQ history in an interview Tuesday about the Orlando gay club …

LGBTQI

Jail Installs New Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool For Stanford Rapist

Following a controversial six-month sentence and a unanimous rape conviction, Santa Clara county jail officials announced construction on a massive, …

Should zoos be banned?

The shooting of the captive gorilla in Cincinnati calls into question the benefits and ethics of keeping animals for public display<p>Alison Benjamin: Where’s the enjoyment in seeing magnificent creatures behind bars?<p>Whether the parents of the four-year-old or inadequate safety standards were to …

San Diego Zoo

When Fox News covers abortion, it’s usually a man telling a lie.

In the past year, CNN has aired nearly three times as many appearances from anti-choice guests as pro-choice ones, according to a new study from <i>Media</i> …

Feminism

Hillary Clinton: "It was allowed," referring to her email practices.

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's claim that her email practices were 'allowed' </ br>Hillary Clinton is sticking to …

Government

The media finally figured out how to rattle Donald Trump.

Donald Trump, to his credit, makes himself readily available to the press. This does not always mean that the press always makes the most of Trump’s …

Donald Trump

What happens if we burn all the fossil fuels? | Ars Technica

Relationship between temperature and carbon is linear for longer than we thought.<p>It has been decades since we recognized the threat of climate …

Climate Change

Watch Edward Snowden Teach Vice How to Make a Phone ‘Go Black’

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.26.16.<p>Time of Publication: 10:01 am. 10:01 am<p>When whistleblower Edward …

That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key

The woman harboring <i>E. coli r</i>esistant to colistin did not know it, and it’s only luck that we do. Her doctor would have never prescribed that …

America's most hated man endorses its most hated presidential candidate

Some endorsements seem so natural, they're hardly worth broadcasting. Infamous pharma bro Martin Shkreli endorsing Donald Trump for president is one …

Donald Trump

Tech alliance asks the FCC to investigate data cap exceptions

Some big names in tech don't believe that the FCC's net neutrality rules do enough to keep internet providers honest. A group of dozens of companies and advocacy groups (including Etsy, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Mozilla and Reddit) has sent a letter to the FCC asking it to publicly investigate the …

New study shows the scale of Twitter's misogyny problem

When then-CEO Dick Costolo admitted last year that Twitter "suck[s] at dealing with abuse and we've sucked at it for years," he was addressing the elephant in the room and a frustratingly common problem for women on the platform. Although the company has taken steps to combat abuse and report …

Social Media

Stringray phone tracker use in the UK admitted for the first time

Stingray devices that can intercept mobile calls, track users and block signals are definitely being used in the UK, it's come to light. The first official confirmation that these "IMSI catchers" are out in the wild comes from the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), by way of a freedom of information …

Surveillance

Massive US government study links cellphones to cancer in rats

Yikes. The National Toxicology Program just released the results from their multi-year, peer-reviewed study investigating a causal link between cellphones and cancer. The $25 million study is the largest experiment to date looking into this link, and what they found is more than a little …

Peer-Reviewed

Today's Trump Apocalypse Watch.

<i>The Trump Apocalypse Watch is a subjective daily estimate, using a scale of one to four horsemen, of how likely it is that Donald Trump will be</i> …

Donald Trump

What we must do to avert antibiotic catastrophe

Letters from Vickie Hawkins of Médecins Sans Frontières UK, Margaret Batty of WaterAid, Professor Stuart Reid of the Royal Veterinary College and two others<p>Jim O’Neill’s report has rightly brought into focus the urgent need to finance and develop new antibiotics (Radical plan to halt scourge of …

Public Health

End the Imperial Presidency Before It's Too Late

Why aren’t the critics comparing Donald Trump to a fascist acknowledging that the office he seeks is too powerful?<p>Wake up, establishment centrists: Donald Trump is coming!<p>After the Vietnam War and Watergate and the spying scandals uncovered by the Church Committee and the Nixon Administration …

Political Science

5 Easy Ways To Make Modern Homesteading Work If You're Super Busy

You don't have to quit your day job to live a more self-sufficient life.<p>These days, bartering with your neighbors is the new coupon clipping and …

Farming

USDA gives biotech company record fine for animal welfare violations | Ars Technica

Santa Cruz Biotech will have to give up using goats and rabbits.<p>The USDA will impose a record fine against a company that supplies life science …

Animals

Home Keeping Backyard Bees

Country Lore: Mason Bee ‘Boxes’<p>Posted on February 8, 2018 by Keeping Backyard Bees<p>Want to attract mason bees to your orchard or garden? Provide bee …

Cop sued for drawing gun on man filming him | Ars Technica

"Hey. You gotta take your hand out of your pocket."—"No. I haven’t done anything.”<p>It's been months since Ars reported about a Northern California …

San Francisco

Fact-checking ‘Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight’

A YouTube video mash-up of Hillary Clinton comments claims to show "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight." It’s been viewed more than 7 …

Government

Urban farms bring a bit of green to vacant lots

When you walk or drive past a vacant lot in the city, your first thought is probably to wonder how quickly it will become a condo or other …