Emmanuelle Harrison

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Are fines the best way to tackle rubbish recyclers?

<b>You can recycle most rubbish these days - but in one area, those who do not bother are set to be fined to make them change their behaviour.</b><p>Wales is second in Europe and third globally at recycling, hitting a 64% target four years early in August 2017.<p>But the better councils get, the harder it …

Sustainability

Oxford University is giving students extra time to finish exams because women are 'adversely affected by time pressure'

The University of Oxford has added extra time to maths and computer science exams because female students aren't performing as well as their male …

The biggest environmental threat to your health? The air you breathe

<b>In brief</b><p>It is well known that air pollution is dangerous to humans. But in a recent environmental performance report, air pollution was found to be …

How to talk to someone who is wearing headphones?

It has happened to all of us. We see someone walking on the road walking with his earphones on and we are confused about what to do.<p>Should I greet …

What We Stand to Lose by Losing Real Talk

Robert Boyers defends real talk and worries about the anti-intellectualism of safe spaces. Writing in the <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i>, Boyers echoes …

After the End of Truth Part 1: John Searle defends Objective Truth

It should be apparent already that there is something fishy about relativism because it is confusing ontological subjectivity with epistemic …

Free Speech and Islam — The Left Betrays the Most Vulnerable

When surveying the ill-informed, shoddy work that at times passes as in-depth journalism regarding Islam these days, a rationalist may well be …

Religion

A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line

There was a lot of news this week about a study, published in the medical journal BMJ, that looked at how diet affects heart health. The results were unexpected because they challenged the conventional thinking on saturated fats.<p>And the data were very old, from the late 1960s and early 1970s.<p>This …

Holistic Medicine

A Photo Tour Around Our Natural Planet You Cannot Miss!

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best nature shots in the Our Natural Photo contest with chances to win Daniel Kordan Tutorials …

Hiking

Found: New Hope for an Endangered Desert Flower

Scientists and volunteers spent more than 100 hours scouring the Australian outback for the rare daisy.<p>Ackaringa Hills, a smattering of mesas part of …

Australia

Hilarious Hidden Camera Selfies by Animals

Hidden Trail Cameras Reveal The Crazy Things Animals Really Do When No One's Watching<p>Smile! You're On Candid Camera<p>As much information as we have …

Animals

This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

Scientists can't work out why this tree keeps killing birds.<p>It's not unusual for plants to stick, prick, or entangle their seeds into some hapless …

Birds

Meadow, forest sites designated new Indiana nature preserves

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A meadow area in heavily industrialized northwestern Indiana and a forest tract in rural southern Indiana have been designated as …

Conservation

Country diary: clear skies where lead mines once spewed out fumes

Allendale chimneys, Northumberland: The flue lines from the smelter in the valley can still be seen, bulging like veins across the frosty peatland<p>High above Allendale on this frost-sparkling January day, two stone chimneys reach up into a clear blue sky. Built in the 19th century, they exhaled …

Environmentalism

Nestled deep within the Ecuadorian cloud forest, Mashpi Lodge is a hotel at one with the nature surrounding it

Shortly after the turn of the century the former mayor of Quito, Roque Sevilla, bought up a vast chunk of the Ecuadorian cloud forest from a local …

Gender Differences Are A Thing. Let's Talk About It.

Google software engineer James Damore set off a firestorm with the publication of a company memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” The essay criticized Google’s policies for promoting a more diverse and inclusive workplace, alleging that they instead fostered a company culture of fear and …

Gender

EU gender equality report reveals ‘mountain to climb’

Vĕra Jourová, the EU Commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality<p>The EU still has “a mountain to climb” in ensuring gender equality, the …

Where women rule a patch of land in Kenya

The women of the Samburu tribe face many hardships, including circumcision, child marriage and sexual abuse. Some had enough and decided to set up a …

Africa

Only One U.K. Company Has Revealed Its Gender Pay Gap under New Law

Only one company has so far complied with the U.K. government’s new law calling for the mandatory publication of gender pay gap information.<p>U.K. …

U.S. Marines

Women Doctors Earn Less—and Not Because of the Jobs They Choose

America's women doctors aren't earning less than men because of the fields they've chosen. Even women in some of the highest-paying medical …

Salaries & Wages

Women Are Great Composers Too, Why Aren't They Being Heard?

As a composer, I entered a profession in which I knew I could actively alter our fractious present using the incomparable tools of art. After all, the intellectually curious and essentially progressive landscapes of our concert halls and opera houses seem like the perfect arenas in which to harness …

Flute

Newlywed Women in India are Being Given Wooden Bats to Prevent Domestic Violence

Newlywed women in one Indian state are being given state-issued wooden bats to ward off drunk or abusive husbands, amid nationwide efforts to …

Madhya Pradesh

In all of California, there is only one all-female city council. You'll never guess where

Everywhere in Blue Lake, a tiny Humboldt County town nestled between redwood ridges on the Mad River, people had the same reaction when told theirs is the only all-female city council California.<p>"Wow, that's amazing," said Kate Martin, a Brooklyn native and owner of the town's principal watering …

Military Women, Too, Should Serve Unmolested

It was 2004 and I had been in the Army for only three months when I first began to suspect something was wrong. I was walking by our drill sergeant’s desk, where he sat, leaning back in his chair. On the floor in front of him was a newly arrived female soldier. She was on her back, dressed in …

Military

'Men are hiding a body image secret as more and more admit they struggle with their looks'

He’s got movie star looks, a film franchise which relies on his starring role for its success, and he’s hero-worshipped round the globe. You’d think …