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These Leggings Have More Than 3,000 Five-Star Reviews on Amazon

<i>This content originally appeared on InStyle.</i><p>Finding the perfect pair of leggings can be tougher than spotting a needle in a haystack. They’re either …

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Wild animal tours: World's most extreme adventures | CNN Travel

17 Spine-Tingling New Books For Fans Of Dystopia

Our definition of dystopia is a broad one — any vision of the future that could go awry qualifies.<p>The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> ― which will be released as a Hulu show this month …

The Blood of the Crab

Horseshoe crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel—and so biomedical companies are bleeding 500,000 every year. Can this creature that's been around since the dinosaurs be saved?<p>Meghan Owings plucks a horseshoe crab out of a tank and bends its helmet-shaped shell in half to reveal a soft white …

Cape Cod

Unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom, in pictures

Can we know what animals are thinking? – The Economist

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

Chimpanzees

This Woman Left England to Help Restore Dwindling Vervet Populations in South Africa

Vervets are beautiful, fairly small monkeys native to Africa who are known for their specific human-like behaviors. But in South Africa, they are …

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time …

Climate Change

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

Animals more capable of empathy than previously thought, study finds

Researcher found that prairie voles would console one another after experiencing stress<p>A new study has found that prairie voles will console other voles who are feeling stressed - which researchers have described as evidence of empathy.<p>A study team at Emory University set up an experiment where …

Wise Words From A Dying Astronaut On Climate Change

In the January 16, 2016 issue of the <i>New York Times’s Sunday Review</i> climate scientist and retired astronaut Piers J. Sellers wrote a painfully beautiful article commencing with a revelation of his diagnosis with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. His peroration:<p>As an astronaut I spacewalked 220 miles above …

See How this German Shepherd Saved a Baby Elephant

When a baby elephant arrived at the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, he was critically ill with an umbilical hernia and his chances of …