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The last beekeepers of Ethiopia’s Harenna Forest

In Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains, beehives sit high atop the tree canopies – and reaching them can be a dangerous business.<p>The sun was beginning its evening dip as I set off into the Harenna Forest. Strange tubular shapes glowed in the treetops, catching the pale golden light.<p>Wedged between branches, …

National Parks

Meet the woman who lived in a tree for 449 days to help save a Tassie forest

Miranda Gibson was an unlikely candidate to break Australia's longest running tree sit record. She'd never seen a forest until her early …

The threatened species in our urban jungle

Share selection to:<p>If you’re like most Australians, chances are you’re an urban dweller, and your idea of “city wildlife” probably includes pigeons, …

Mobile-Gaming Titans Keep Ripping Off Indies

The black beauty stick insect can only be found in the wild in a tiny 12-acre area high in the mountains of northern Peru.<p>Over two decades after it …

Research

How a Wildlife Photographer Captured a Healthy Ecosystem

Paul Nicklen discusses the importance of living "here and now" to protect the planet.<p>Made up of nearly 800 islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands form an archipelago on the Patagonia Shelf. If you put the nearly 800 islands together, the resultant mass would cover a stretch about …

Nature

Nigel, the world's loneliest bird, dies next to the concrete decoy he loved

Nigel, a handsome gannet bird who lived on a desolate island off the coast of New Zealand, died suddenly this week. Wherever his soul has landed, the singles scene surely cannot be worse.<p>The bird was lured to Mana Island three years ago by wildlife officials who, in hopes of establishing a gannet …

These Tiny Scales Make Sharks Incredibly Fast. Can They Help Us Build Better Planes?

The scales of shortfin makos, the fastest species of shark, could guide the design of aerial vehicles in the future.<p>With more than 400 million years of evolution behind them, sharks have adapted to move quickly through water. Shortfin makos are the fastest sharks in the ocean, clocking speeds of up …

Travel Photography

The Last Continent: Penguins, penguins everywhere

<i>Postmedia columnist Daphne Bramham crosses the notoriously rough Drake Passage from the Falkland Islands to South Georgia — known as the Serengeti of</i> …

Here’s why hundreds of birds invaded this gas station

— Christine Dobbyn (@ChristineDobbyn) February 2, 2018<p>What a bunch of birdbrains!<p>Hundreds of great-tailed grackles commandeered a Houston, Texas, gas …

Praying Mantises Don Tiny Goggles to Help Us Understand 3-D Vision

Researchers long thought humans were the only critters out there that could see in three dimensions. Known as stereopsis, the trick takes a lot of …

Why Trump's provocative Jerusalem move hasn't sparked an intifada

Less than a week after President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protests have largely fizzled out.<p>Trump's move broke with decades of precedent and U.S. policy, sparked uproar among world leaders and triggered accusations that it jeopardized the …

Israel

People magazine reveals photo of Trump with accuser he claims he never met

People magazine published a photo Tuesday showing President Donald Trump posing at his Mar-a-Lago resort with a journalist who has accused him of sexual misconduct — a woman he claims he does not know and never met.<p>The picture shows Trump standing alongside Natasha Stoynoff, a former correspondent …

Donald Trump

Electric car range may soon triple, thanks to new research

Battery Breakthroughs<p>As increasingly more companies and governments move to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it is becoming apparent that electric …

Facebook responds to former exec who feels 'tremendous guilt' for what he helped make

A Facebook representative has responded to recent critical comments made by a former executive, Chamath Palihapitiya, saying Facebook "was a very different company" during the period he worked there.<p>Palihapitiya spoke at Stanford's business school last month and had harsh words for his former …

Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC's net neutrality vote

The FCC is set to vote this Thursday on its proposal to remove net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and while it's all but certain that the commission will vote in favor of the proposal, some still haven't given up trying to convince the commissioners to change their minds. <i>The Hill</i> …

Neutrinos Suggest Solution to Mystery of Universe’s Existence

Updated results from a Japanese neutrino experiment continue to reveal an inconsistency in the way that matter and antimatter behave.<p>From above, you …

Alabama race: Exit poll updates

<b>(CNN) —</b> Who voted in Alabama and why? We're breaking down exit polls from the special election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones for its open US Senate seat. For more background and what to watch during CNN's live coverage, read these previews:<p>What to watch for and when in the …

Republicans

Thanks, Mr President! Bloomberg Says Trump Pulling Out of Paris Agreement Has Been a 'Rallying Cry' for Green Lobby

More than six months after President Donald Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the global climate deal known as the Paris Agreement, about …

Climate

Cassini Detected Something Weird as It Passed Through The Shadow of Saturn's Rings

A noticeable atmospheric shift.<p>Although Cassini's demise was the end of an era for unprecedented Saturn observation, it also went out on a high …

‘I want to see you naked’: When alcohol flowed, Mario Batali turned abusive, workers say

The theme of the party was Magic, Martinis and Mario, and there was an awful lot of the latter two. It was at Mario Batali’s buzzy Los Angeles restaurant Osteria Mozza, the week of the Oscars in March 2010. Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi was hosting a private dinner for advertisers, and …

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

Six hundred years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front …

Ancient History

Here's the One Thing President Trump Did That Most Americans Agree With

Most Americans approved of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to cut a deal with Democratic leaders to allocate hurricane relief funds and …

Donald Trump

Trump's approval again reaches 40% after positive reaction to hurricane response

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's approval rating has once again reached 40%, while earning high marks for his handling of the government's response to recent hurricanes, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.<p>A broad 64% of Americans say they approve of how Trump's government …

Fake website fools Equifax staff

<b>Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page.</b><p>The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than 143 million people, and set up a new website to share information with customers.<p>But it mistakenly tweeted …

‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball

When he returns home from the stadium, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis often gets into bed and watches reruns of “Friends.” Even though Galvis, 27, is from Venezuela and grasped English late in life, he is so addicted to the sitcom that he has watched every episode of the 10-season …

San Francisco sues Big Oil for billions over climate change claiming they knew the dangers for decades

The US cities of San Francisco and Oakland are suing five of the world’s largest oil companies for the coasts of walls and other defences against …

The ‘alt-right’ is doubling down on Pepe after lawsuit threats

This week, lawyers working on behalf of Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie sent a slew of takedown notices aiming to stop the white supremacist …

Alt-Right

As he wraps UN debut, Trump shows his hand on North Korea, Iran

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aside from his "Rocket Man" rhetoric, President Donald Trump's United Nations debut revealed a new road map outlining his plans to deal with one boiling nuclear crisis, with North Korea, and another one that may reignite, with Iran.<p>None of the tactical adjustments made during four days of …

The CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted at Least 20 Specific Tech Firms

<i>Update: On September 25, Avast confirmed that of the 18 companies targeted, a total of 40 computers were successfully infected with a secondary</i> …

Cybersecurity

Why Google is spending $1.1 billion to ‘acqhire’ 2,000 HTC engineers

Phones, today. But tomorrow ...<p>Google is paying Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC $1.1 billion to hire about 2,000 of its engineers, plus to license some of its intellectual property.<p>Why is Google making another big bet on hardware? Especially after its experiment buying — and selling — Motorola …

Android News