Cecilia Garrison

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The elephants, rhinos and lions had been killed. Then came a 21st-century Noah’s ark.

MAJETE WILDLIFE RESERVE, Malawi<p>Two decades ago, this patch of Malawian forest was almost emptied of wildlife. The last elephants had been poached. The lions had been caught in snare traps. Other species died off as their range was diced by machete-wielding farmers.<p>Now the animals have returned in a …

Wildlife

Behind Seattle’s Amazon Tax: Seething Tensions, Livid Neighbors, and Rising Rents

It was, as the local public radio station said, the day “Seattle Nice” died. On May 2, the residents of Seattle were hit with a one-two punch. For …

University of Washington

The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

U.S. Department of Justice

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Salaries & Wages

What Airbnb Did to New York City

Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.<p>There are two kinds of horror stories about Airbnb. When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme guest …

Housing

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.<p>Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of all students taking the AP Computer Science exam in the United States are female. The gender gap only grows worse …

United Arab Emirates

Here are 6 of the deadliest battles ever fought

For better or worse, the grunts handle the main chunk of the fighting. These are your combat arms troops — infantry, scouts, tankers, artillerymen, etc.<p>The supply guys in the back can usually get a bit comfy knowing that they <i>probably</i> won't get called to the front line — except in the case of total …

The flight stuff: Bird watching soars on digital wings

<i>This is part of our</i> <i>Road Trip 2017 summer series "The Smartest Stuff,"</i> <i>about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter.</i><p>I'm walking through a strip of forest with Noah Strycker, with miles of Ohio marshland to the south, Lake Erie to the north and …

We tracked scientific discoveries from five years ago to see if they held up

When scientists announce they’ve made a breakthrough, they usually promise we’ll see the full effects of those discoveries—anything from a better understanding of how the universe works to a drug ready for use in patients—in about five years. As 2017 comes to a close, we decided to follow up on …

Prenatal Development

2017 Changed How We’ll Have Babies

From artificial ovaries to a gel that might make vasectomies obsolete, the year showed promising advances in reproductive technology.<p>It used to be …

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

2017 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar

Time once more for one of my favorite holiday traditions, the 10th annual Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. Every day until Monday, December 25, this page will present one new incredible image of our universe from NASA's Hubble telescope. Be sure to bookmark this calendar and come back every …

Heretical text of secret teachings of Jesus lost for 1,500 years discovered at Oxford University

An original copy of a piece of heretical Christian writing describing Jesus's secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered in archives …

Sphinx head discovered beneath sands of California blows dust off one of the greatest stories of extravagance in Hollywood history

The head of a sphinx uncovered from beneath the sand dunes of California has blown the dust off one of the greatest stories of extravagance in …

Neglected Dog With Skin Condition Was Dumped in a High-Kill Shelter By Apathetic Owners … Then This Happened

How could anyone allow such a sweet dog to suffer like this? It is heartbreaking to see Sissy’s condition knowing she wasn’t always like this – …

Woman warned she could be killed by tiger in forest gets killed by tiger

A woman who was warned she could be killed by a tiger if she went into a forest has been killed by a tiger.<p>Hema Devi ignored advice from officials in …

‘Tiny House Hunters’ and the shrinking American dream

“It is painfully transparent that people with tiny house budgets often have McMansion dreams”<p>It all started with <i>House Hunters,</i> an HGTV franchise where couples, generally in terrible marriages, pretend to look for a new home even though to appear on the show, the participants must have already …

Hitler joined Nazis only after another far-right group shunned him

Professor suggests history could have taken different path if Hitler had not been rejected by German Socialist party<p>Adolf Hitler only joined the Nazis after being rejected by another political party, a leading historian has learned.<p>Thomas Weber, a professor of history at the University of Aberdeen, …

The Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

At any given moment, there is a large group of citizens who want nothing more than to make absolutely certain that they are impoverished enough to qualify for Medicaid sooner rather than later. Someday, you might be one of them.<p>Welcome to the (perfectly legal) world of Medicaid planning, the …

Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart?

Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C ice shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are natural<p>Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during …

Antarctica

Hacked Medical Devices May Be The Biggest Cyber Security Threat In 2016

Through insulin pumps and pacemakers, hackers could hold your life ransom<p>Hackers have been using ransomware--a type of malware in which attackers can steal or delete the contents of users’ computers if they don’t pay a ransom--for the past 25 years. Now, it seems, the same tactic may be used on …

Cybersecurity