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New hope for world's rarest feline with discovery of two Scottish wildcat kittens

The world's rarest cat has received an unexpected population boost after two orphaned kittens were discovered in Scotland.<p>Just 35 Scottish wildcats were thought to remain in the wild in Britain, and the sub-species is in danger of dying out because the animals often breed with feral domesticated …

Wildlife

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

It has the glacier-fed alpine lakes, the steep mountain peaks. What it does not have: crowds<p>'It’s the Tetons without the handrails', a local guide once told me<p>This poet’s hike is about magical transformations by the light of the moon, not distance<p>'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,' …

National Parks

Baton Rouge police officers won’t be charged in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling

By Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>Wesley Lowery<p>, Reporter<p>Officials in Louisiana on Tuesday declined to charge two Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, one of a series of shootings that prompted nationwide protests in 2016.<p>Sterling, 37, was shot and killed after officers Blane …

Law Enforcement

Trump Declares “Trade Wars Are Good,” Immediately Gets Brutal Awakening

World leaders, corporate America, and members of his own administration have basically told the president to get bent.<p>Early Friday morning, shortly before tweeting casting tips to <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> sent this statement out into the universe:<p>It’s disturbing on a number of levels, not …

Turkish Troops Attack U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria, a Clash of NATO Allies

ISTANBUL — Turkey intensified its offensive against a Kurdish enclave of Syria on Monday, advancing troops in a ground assault against American-allied militias there, in a clash of interests between the two NATO allies.<p>Turkish forces, backed by warplanes and artillery, captured high ground and …

America, I apologize for the South's hypocrisy

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a native Southerner, I'd like to apologize to the rest of the country. My region repeatedly claims that we place God above all else, but our actions tell a different story, especially when we mix religion, politics and the mistreatment of women and girls. We have politicians who feel no …

Emergency Manager Resigns in Puerto Rico; Army Ends Its Mission

SAN JUAN — The head of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency resigned Friday, the same day that the Army general in charge of the military’s response to the hurricane announced that his mission on the island had ended.<p>The moves came as Puerto Rico tries to shift away from the emergency phase of …

US Marine drill instructor sentenced for abusing Muslim recruits

A military jury has sentenced a US Marine Corps drill instructor to 10 years in prison over his treatment of new recruits and abuse directed toward …

US federal judge blocks President Donald Trump's military transgender ban

Judge Kollar-Kotelly has sided with transgender plaintiffs who claimed the law violated their rights. She ordered the Pentagon to revert to the …

Donald Trump

A Team of Octopuses Has Been Caught Crawling Out of The Sea in Wales

Just passing through, nothing to see here.<p>Octopuses have been filmed taking night-time strolls out of the water and onto the shore on the coast of …

Do You Care If Your Fish Dinner Was Raised Humanely? Animal Advocates Say You Should

At some point or another, we've all cringed at the videos: lame cows struggling to stand; egg-laying hens squeezed into small, stacked cages; hogs confined to gestation crates, unable to walk or turn.<p>Over the past decade, animal advocates have made great strides informing us of some of the problems …

A huge salmon die-off is happening -- and our cars might be responsible

By Darryl Fears<p>, Reporter<p>Silvery coho salmon are as much a part of Washington state as its flag. The fish has a sacred place in the diets and rituals of the state’s indigenous peoples, beckons to tourists who flock to watch its migration runs, and helps to sustain a multimillion-dollar Pacific …

Salmon

National Trust votes against banning trail hunting to dismay of animal rights campaigners

National Trust members have narrowly voted down a proposal to ban legal “trail hunting” on the organisation’s land.<p>Members who put forward the …

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming<p>Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide …

Ecology

10 Awesome Books to Read on Your Travels

It's no secret that window seats on airplanes are usually a hot commodity. But even if you're lucky enough to score a seat with a view, how many …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s mushroom recipes

Nothing spells autumn quite like mushrooms<p>Talk of “earthy flavours” is pretty common at this time of the year, but it really bears repeating in the case of mushrooms, because they taste so very much of the soil from which they grow. Mushrooms don’t have any chlorophyll, so are unable to harvest …

Mushrooms

It Can Take Just One Mutation For Some Cells to Turn Cancerous, New Study Finds

A lot faster than we thought.<p>Cancer is the ugly side of natural selection. While mutations are rarely good for individual organisms, the same can't …

Our Skin Can 'Remember' Inflammation, And It Could Help Us Understand Psoriasis

Your stem cells remember.<p>Wounds, and even other harmful attacks that cause inflammation, are 'remembered' by stem cells in the skin, according to new …

The woman who took down Uber gives her first interview since speaking up

Eight months ago, engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post describing a culture of sexism and sexual harassment throughout Uber.<p>Her words set off …

NASA Just Discovered a Huge, Twisted Magnetic Tail Hidden Behind Mars

The only one of its kind in the Solar System.<p>NASA has found an invisible, twisted magnetic tail trailing behind Mars as it orbits the Sun, caused by …

Trump says he'll allow the release of the JFK assassination files, and, uh, this could be huge

Saturday morning on Twitter, President Trump announced that he’ll allow the release of classified files about President JFK’s assassination. The …

13 Festive Dishes for a Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Mushroom and Fresh Herb Lasagna<p>It takes a little time to cook the rich béchamel (white sauce), concentrate the flavors in the mushrooms, and assemble …

Best Ever Healthy Extra Moist Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C).<p>2<p>Done<p>In a food processor, pulse chocolate, cocoa powder and baking soda until texture of coarse sand.<p>3<p>Done<p>…

Scientists warn thawing soil could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries

Humans have fought viruses for centuries. We struck a temporary winning blow with the discovery of penicillin, but now we’re watching bacteria …

Global Warming

Getting to Grips With Time Crystals. What is That Really?

You may or may not have heard that there’s a new phase of matter been discovered and it’s called a time crystal. A team of UC Berkley physicists made …

Quantum Physics

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

People may merge with machines.<p>What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― …

Evolution

Trump: I don’t know if ‘mother of all bombs’ sends message to North Korea

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he does not know whether the U.S. military's use of the so-called “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan will send a message to North Korea, but he said “the problem” with that country “will be taken care of,” regardless.<p>“I don't know if this sends a …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy

Why Space Travel Can Be Absolutely Disgusting

NASA's requirements for becoming an astronaut are stringent, but not overly daunting. Essentially, hopefuls must have a bachelor's degree in science, …

Space Exploration