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

And they're only $20.<p>90 Degree By Reflex Women’s Power Flex Yoga Pants<p>Here are the beloved leggings with more than 3,000 five-star reviews. Scroll …

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> …

Climate Change

World's most extreme tours with wild animals

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching a wild animal prowl its prey, nuzzle young babies or dance its mating ritual is thrilling.<p>Hiking, trekking and adventuring into uncharted territory to watch wildlife in its natural habitat adds an addictive level of adrenaline. And we're craving it more than ever.<p>Beyond the …

CNN

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

"Every man, woman, and child and domestic animal on this planet that uses medical services is connected to the horseshoe crab."<p>"They're very hearty. But I think they pay a price for that."<p>"It also made us realize we don't know what these guys do most of the year."

Nature

Unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom, in pictures

Cute Animals

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> …

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 …

Agriculture

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

<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 period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

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 …

Prairies

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 …

Peter Drucker

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 …