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It turns out the United States has just one true species of wolf

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>According to research published Thursday in Science Advances, red wolves and eastern wolves aren't truly wolves at all – they're coyote-wolf hybrids. That confirms something scientists had long debated: <i>Canis lupus</i>, the gray wolf, is …

House Approves Bill to Cease Federal Protection of Gray Wolf

Last week, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to a $32-billion appropriations bill for funding government agencies, such as the …

Wolf euthanized in Banff National Park after 'extremely bold' behaviour

Parks Canada officials have euthanized a wolf in Banff whose bold behaviour worried conservation experts, a week after posting a wolf warning for the …

MH17 victims’ families sue Vladimir Putin and Russia over plane crash

Russia and President Vladimir Putin are being sued by the families of those who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 killing 298 on board.<p>The action is being brought before the European Court of Rights and is based on the violation of a …

Airplanes

Ethiopia: is Africa's 'lion' ready to pounce?

Following its economic success, Ethiopia has been dubbed the "African Lion." But the current drought and a downturn in growth have taken their toll. …

Ethiopia’s Emerging Skate Scene Shot from the Hip

The Berlin-based photographer Daniel Reiter headed to Ethiopia in January 2015 to work on a documentary assignment, though knew he also wanted to …

Yellowstone bison calf euthanized after park visitors picked up animal on road

A newborn bison calf that was picked up and put into the back of car because someone thought it was cold has had to be euthanized, prompting the National Parks Service to criticize a spate of “inappropriate, dangerous and illegal behavior” by visitors to Yellowstone.<p>Last week two visitors, …

Intelligence Director Clapper: Snowden Advanced Encryption Technology 'Seven Years'

Edward Snowden advanced encryption technologies by “about seven years,” National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.<p>Commercially available software has become so sophisticated so quickly, Clapper added, that it is a “major …

This "Woolly Wolf" Isn't Actually a Gray Wolf, Is in Fact Likely Its Own Species

Attention, world: Researchers may have just confirmed the existence of a new kind of wolf. As Madhu Chetri, a graduate student at Norway's Hedmark …

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Introduction</i><p><i>The following document</i> <i>pertaining to the formation of “Greater Israel” constitutes the cornerstone of powerful Zionist factions within the</i> …

Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? Geopolitical Moves “Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony “

It seems the end really is nigh for the U.S. dollar.<p>And the mudfight for global dominance and currency war couldn’t be more ugly or dramatic.<p>The …

Another lion escapes from Kenyan park, attacks man in the capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lion escaped from a park and mauled a man in Nairobi -- the latest incident of big cats straying into the bustling Kenyan capital<p>The man is undergoing treatment for his injuries, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service.<p>It tweeted Friday that its units have "taken control" of the lion and …

Africa

Proposed U.S. Beaufort Sea drilling leases infringe on Canada's sovereignty, says Yukon

A proposal for new oil and gas drilling leases in the Beaufort Sea could re-ignite a long-simmering border dispute between the United States and …

Why I’m becoming a Jew and why you should, too | Nick Cohen

We will learn the essential lesson that antisemitism is not about Jews, but power<p>It took me 40 years to become a Jew. When I was a child, I wasn’t a Jew and not only because I never went to a synagogue. My father’s family had abandoned their religion so he wasn’t Jewish. More to the point, my …

Mush! The Iditarod Starts in Alaska: Pictures

Alaska

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Mikael Seifu: the Ethiopian producer linking the Old Testament to techno

He samples centuries-old street music and bolts it on to Berghain-approved techno. Meet the artist dubbed ‘Ethiopia’s Flying Lotus’<p>Related: Ethiopiyawi: the new African hand-me-down sound<p>Electronic musicians have long mined old-world sounds to contrast with their crisp beats, but Mikael Seifu’s …

On the edge of disaster

“THE animals die first” is a common refrain from many Ethiopians living in Tigray and Afar, two northern states, as the country experiences its worst …

Lasers targeting planes: what we know about the growing problem

After a laser beam forced a Virgin flight to return to Heathrow, we look at the impact of previous incidents<p>They are handheld and can be used on the move. They vary from the size of a small torch to as big as a pair of binoculars, and are more powerful than the typical laser used in a conference …

Aviation

New research points to the unexpected and dangerous nature of Jupiter

That it has used its massive gravitational pull to divert asteroids and comets from a collision course with Earth.<p>Maybe Jupiter even felt bad when one got through, and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. But a new study has cast this idea into doubt.<p>The idea of Jupiter as a protector has been …

Kenya Will Make A Bold Move Against Poaching At An Upcoming Global Summit

In April, many important minds will attend a major global summit in Kenya. This event aims to lessen the impact of poachers who hunt rhinos and elephants for their ivory tusks. At the Pan-African Giants Club summit, Kenya plans to set fire to over <b>120</b> <b>tonnes</b> (that’s nearly 265,000 US pounds!) of …

Hidden lion population found in Ethiopia

Conservationists have confirmed the presence of lions in a remote park in Ethiopia, good news for a threatened species.<p>Johannesburg — …

Bezos's Blue Origin Recycles a Rocket, Lands It Again

"Our vision: Millions of people living and working in space."<p>Two months ago, Jeff Bezos’s rocket company, Blue Origin, launched a rocket into outer space and landed it back on Earth — a big step in its quest to make space exploration cheaper by reusing rockets. On Friday, they did it again.<p>In a …

Foreign Office ‘has betrayed Briton on death row in Ethiopia’

Claims government has failed ‘ghost prisoner’ denied access to a lawyer or his family<p>The partner of a British man sentenced to death in Ethiopia has accused the UK government of wilfuly ignoring his plight.<p>Andargachew Tsege was given the death penalty at a trial held in his absence six years ago, …

Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the …

Military

China's pursuit of rights lawyers signals aggressive push against 'subversion'

Decision to charge human rights advocates with a crime that could lead to life in prison is a major escalation in war on Communist party’s perceived foes<p>That some of China’s most revered human rights lawyers have spent the last six months in secret detention – deprived of even the slightest contact …

Polar bears are getting dosed with Prozac to keep them calm in captivity

A visit to the zoo wouldn’t be complete without a stop by the polar bear enclosure. Seeing the majestic creatures padding about and docilely swimming …

Israel’s Command of White House and US Congress, Financed by $6bn through the AIPAC Lobby in Washington | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>How Israeli pricetag terrorism is financed by $6bn through the AIPAC Lobby in Washington (and raises the possibility of global war in 2016)</i><p>The …