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How 1950s moralizing is still impacting Mount Royal's trees

Earlier this week it was announced that 4,000 ash trees will be felled on Mount Royal Park because of an invasive species eating away at them — but …

Ice Storms

Why Are We Afraid of Sharks? There's a Scientific Explanation.

Explainer<p>Sharks aren't the mindless killers that we've cut them out to be.<p>There's something lurking in the water, and it's a fear of swimmers everywhere. It's a type of fish, this one several feet long, with rows of sharp, serrated teeth that it uses to clamp down on prey. There's a shark in the …

Nature

Our beautiful planet: Swooping starling murmurations

When up to thousands of starlings swoop through the sky in unison — known as a murmuration — the mass aerial displays they produce are breathtaking. …

Nature

Full Pundit: The unsung heroism of self-censorship

<b>WEEKEND ROUNDUP</b> <b></b><p><b>The debate continues…</b><br>…especially in the <i>Toronto Star</i>. It’s not going very well.<p>“Many Canadians assume that only Muslim fanatics view …

How Hollywood tackled ‘fake news’ nearly a century before Trump

Here’s a crisis you hear a lot about lately: an insatiable appetite for web traffic has come to govern the news. The problem, it seems, is basically …

Facebook reveals every creepy bit of information that it stores on its users

Facebook has revealed the huge number of things it knows about people – and uses to send them ads.<p>Most people might presume that Facebook knows …

Gerald Celente Just Issued A Dire Warning To The World After His Shockingly Accurate Brexit Prediction

<b>Top trends forecaster in the world, Gerald Celente, just issued a dire warning to King World News on the heels of his shockingly accurate Brexit</b> …

WOW! Former CIA Officer Kevin Shipp Explains The Shadow Government /The Hagmann Report

<b>This is probably one of the most important and revealing reports we have featured in the pages of THEI this year. A VIDEO YOU MUST WATCH TO IT’S</b> …

Fake News

Blind mystic Baba Vanga predicted Vladimir Putin would take over world - here's what else she foresaw in 2018

A blind mystic who predicted Russia would take over the world to "Vladimir's glory" had predicted two huge historical events for 2018.<p>Conspiracy …

Tragedy of a village built on ice

<b>Shishmaref, Alaska (CNN) —</b> There's a cemetery in the heart of this Arctic village, its white crosses blending into a backdrop of snow. In the cemetery are two men I've come to Alaska to write about. Their names: Esau and Norman.<p>Their bodies are buried in the cemetery, I'm sure of it. I've seen the …

Massive ‘ANOMALY’ Lurks Beneath Ice In Antarctica

Email Comments<p>Scientists believe a massive object that could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Antarctic ice.<p>The huge and …

Earth Science

How to Protect Your Online Privacy Now That Congress Sold You Out

Congress just cleared your ISP to sell your data, so now it is time to take privacy into your own hands.<p>All your private online data—the websites you visit, the content of your chats and emails, your health info, and your location—just became suddenly less secure. Not because of hackers, but …

How bad decision making could undermine good innovation

Here’s a scary thought for decision makers inside large organizations grappling with digital transformation. You can actually be innovative and have mechanisms in place to react to disruptive forces, and still get steamrolled as layers of internal management turn your creative ideas into something …

How children are fighting to save tortoises from climate change

The teens are huddled, hushed, peering at a motionless giant tortoise that lies at their feet. Is it alive?<p>The tortoise's shell glistens, but it …

Country diary: laying our friend to rest in the woods

<b>Boduan, Pwllheli:</b> A woodland burial reminds us that nature is the mirror and foundation for every resurrection myth<p>My dear old friend loved birds. They brought her joy. I’d spent many peaceful hours in her garden room, keeping her company, watching the nuthatches, woodpeckers, goldfinches and …

Nature

Through Books, I Learned to Love the Natural World I Never Saw

Surrounded by concrete and desert, I fed my curiosity about plants and animals with my favorite novel<i>Novel Gazing</i><i> is Electric Literature’s personal</i> …

Nature

BBC World Service - BBC OS, A man's world: Libyan women banned from travelling abroad alone

A ban has come into force in parts of eastern Libya that stops women from travelling abroad without a male guardian. The ruling is from the military governor now in charge of the east of the country - and it's caused uproar and alarm. We spoke to Iman, a female political organiser and academic, who …

Quality of Evidence Revealing Subtle Gender Biases in Science Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Although science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) value objectivity as a fundamental principle, a growing body of evidence shows that …

Gender

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Could more female police lead to safer communities?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vera Bumpers, the first female chief and first African-American chief of Houston's Metro Police Department, remembers one of the first calls she went on shortly after joining the force right out of college.<p>An irate passenger on a bus was threatening people. Bumpers, who has been in law …

Justice

Ending Gender Bias Begins With 'Office Housework'

If you’re a female in the workforce, chances are high that, at some point, you’ll be asked to do “office housework” activities, such as taking notes during a meeting, finding office supplies or fetching someone coffee.<p>While you might wish that gender bias no longer existed, it’s still prevalent in …

Women's rights and gender equality + Middle East and North Africa

June 2018<p>After international outcry, appeal court found Noura Hussein guilty of manslaughter and handed down a five-year sentence<p>Published: 26 Jun 2018<p>April 2018<p>Amnesty reports that women suspected of Isis links face sexual violence in IDP camps, amid claims they are being denied aid<p>Published: 17 …

Middle East

When Women Lead

<b>Why do we need women in public office?</b><p>This past fall, I was elected to the Washington, D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Running for this seat, …

Female Marines Tackle What They Call A Corps' 'Culture of Sexism'

It was a standard post on Instagram back in May 2016: Eight women, all smiling in their Marine Corps uniforms. Then someone copied it and posted it to a Facebook group.<p>"And I watched in real time as hundreds of people commented on this photo and said things like they wanted to rape us," Maj. Janine …

U.S. Marines

Gender fight night: boxing film-makers go three rounds for industry equality

It’s Sunday night in Waterloo, Sydney. In an old warehouse, standing on a cold concrete floor, a crowd whoops and hollers as punches are thrown. In the ring are two competitors: mouth-guards in, boxing gloves on, hair slick and shiny with sweat. They are women. And they are also film-makers.<p>“We’re …

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 …

John Legend on Gender Equality, Harvey Weinstein, and How His Relationship With Chrissy Teigen Changed Him

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are perhaps social media's most savvy—and outspoken—couple. But mind you, their openness about their life together is far more than just for Instagram.<p>Legend, who has partnered with AXE on the men's grooming company's Find Your Magic Initiative, told <i>W</i> that both he and …

Most Republicans Still Think Gender Inequality Isn't a Problem

Based on the numbers, it seems pretty obvious that gender inequality is a problem in the U.S. Fewer than one in five Congress members and one in 15 Fortune 500 CEOs are female, and women are still making just around 80 percent of what men do (and that's a best-case scenario). But whether or not …