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35 Manatees Die Across Florida From Cold Weather

The deaths of 35 manatees from cold stress syndrome occurred between Jan. 1-26 in Florida<p>The cold weather that hit Florida in January killed 35 …

Rare marsupial spotted in Australian forest for first time in 35 years

Rare marsupial spotted in Australian forest for first time in 35 years<p>Source: Xinhua 2018-02-08 08:36:26<p>CANBERRA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- A rare bandicoot …

Endangered tiger cub found sedated and stuffed into tiny shipping container with no food or water

An endangered tiger cub was found crammed into a shipping container with no food or water.<p>The two-month-old Bengal tiger was discovered by sniffer …

Dinosaur-era plant found alive in North America for first time

Imagine you're at work and suddenly, a cheetah pokes its head through your window.<p>That's about what Richard McCourt, PhD, and his colleagues dealt …

Rare white giraffes sighted in Kenya conservation area

A pair of giraffes with leucism, a condition that inhibits pigmentation in skin cells, have been filmed by conservationists for the first time<p>A pair of rare white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya, to the delight of local residents and conservationists.<p>The reticulated giraffes, a mother and …

I Just Learned About This Shapeshifting Caterpillar And Am Truly Blown Away

Science is crazy.<p>h/t this tweet that changed my life

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

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The World’s Largest Underwater Cave Has Been Discovered — and May Hold Ancient Mayan Secrets (Video)

Divers in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula say they have discovered the world’s largest underwater cave.<p>Underwater archaeologists discovered last week that …

Earth's Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We're Not Prepared

The magnetic field is already shifting.<p>Earth's magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and …

Earth's Greatest Extinction Event May Have Been Caused by Thinning Ozone

It resulted in a world where plants could not reproduce.<p>The end-Permian extinction is one of the greatest mysteries in Earth’s history. Sure, the …

Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Release Tons of Toxic Mercury

Scientists have found large natural stores of the toxin in the Arctic. It's not clear how much will get into food webs as the planet warms.<p>Scientists have uncovered another hidden threat buried in the icy frozen north—massive natural reserves of mercury, a toxic heavy metal that in some forms can …

More Than a Trillion Planets Could Exist Beyond Our Galaxy

A new study gives the first evidence that exoplanets exist beyond the Milky Way.<p>Scientists have long been unable to find exoplanets—planets outside the solar system—beyond the confines of the Milky Way. After all, our galaxy is a warped disc about a hundred thousand light-years across and a …

The World's Largest Ice Rink Is Having Trouble Staying Frozen

Adventure<p>Without sufficiently solid ice, skaters are missing out on weeks of fun at this World Heritage site.<p>Of the 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada, Ontario contributes just one: the Rideau Canal Skateway. Constructed in the early 19th century for steam-powered vessels and inscribed as a …

Volcanoes, Then an Asteroid, Wiped Out the Dinosaurs

Several species went extinct before the impact 66 million years ago, adding to evidence that volcanoes were a culprit in the mass die-off.<p>What killed the dinosaurs? Few questions in science have been more mysterious—and more contentious. Today, most textbooks and teachers tell us that nonavian …

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters | Tiffany Wright

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

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16 Clever Women's March 2018 Sign Ideas If You're Looking For Some Inspiration

It has been nearly a year since President Donald Trump was inaugurated — and while Trump and his administration haven't exactly been pro-women, it's …

Star Wars Comic Reveals Why Leia Never Became A Jedi

Advertising [x]<p>by Sarah Moran<p>– on<p>in Comics<p><b>WARNING! This article contains SPOILERS for Star Wars #40!</b><p><b>-</b><p>The Force is strong with the Skywalker family; …

A powerful exhibition shows what rape survivors wore when they were attacked

What were you wearing? The simple question strikes at the heart of one of the most persistent myths around rape. And it’s now the subject of a new exhibit in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, Belgium.<p>The installation—aptly titled “What were you wearing that day?”—poignantly recreates the clothes …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 10 Revelations From Director Rian Johnson

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> has been spurring conversation and debate ever since it came out. We sat down with writer/director Rian Johnson for the …

A Feminist Tries to Explain Conservative Women

In an unintentionally hilarious bit of “journalism,” a feminist writer at Marie Claire brutally lambasted conservative women in what just may be the …

Gender pay gap won’t be closed for another 217 years

More bad news for working women around the world: A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals that it will now take 217 years to close …

John Legend On Raising Kids In A World Filled With Gender Stereotypes

"We're being indoctrinated pretty early on," the singer said.<p>Singer John Legend is speaking out against the harm of toxic masculinity and gender stereotypes.<p>In an interview with NBC News’ Think commentary and opinion section, Legend opened up about his childhood and the ways society deems what is …

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Half of 2014's movies fail this basic test of sexism

2014 is half over, and there's no time like the present to look at how well Hollywood is behaving.<p>One area of Hollywood's behavior that is easy to evaluate is the portrayal of women in movies. Thus far, movies aren't making much progress in the way they portray women. At least according to The …

Thor Will Now Officially Be a Woman in Marvel Comics

From now on, the comic book character Thor will no longer be represented as a man in Marvel comics. ABC’s <i>The View</i> announced Tuesday that future …

Short Film Proves What It's Really Like For Female Superheroes

As Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony take a slow walk toward putting a female superhero back onscreen, writer Jordan Zakarin, director Jeff Kornberg and star Ali Vingiano have taken matters into their own hands. The trio is responsible for "A Female Superhero Pitches A Movie," a new short film about …

In One Perfect Sentence, Amy Poehler Schools a Guy in What It's Like To Be a Woman

Oh, Amy. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>For one, she can make a feminist argument zing like a "Weekend Update" punchline, a skill she …

This Comic Perfectly Captures How Feminism Helps Everyone

A comic artist known as Rasenth wants to set the record straight on sexism.<p>Rasenth, a 25-year-old based in Japan, has created a comic showing how sexism is hurtful to everyone -- and reminding us that we can only overcome it by working together.<p>Rasenth created the comic this summer, after student …

Maisie Williams Criticizes Emma Watson’s First World Feminism, But Her Argument Is a Little Unfair

Well, I already have to begin by saying that I find this news incredibly disappointing. When Emma Watson made her U.N. speech about feminism and the …