Nate

41 Added | 11 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @Nate6rk9 | Keep up with Nate on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nate”

Learning From Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change

Human Journey<p>For Sapara people in Ecuador, being able to move around their traditional territory is essential to climate change adaptation. Photo by Gleb Raygorodetsky<p>Many of the people likely to be on the front lines of a changing climate are indigenous. Already assaulted by centuries of …

Searching for Kudu in the Green Hills of Africa

Konee grins and offers a fist bump. I return it. “Woowww,” he says, in disbelief. This jolts me. Over our past two days together in eastern <b>Kenya</b>, it’s become clear that Konee isn’t really a fist-bumping kind of guy.<p>His sudden enthusiasm is due to the fact that we—or rather he—had tracked down three</b> …

Pentagon report: Russia is deploying new, specially modified air-defense systems to the Arctic

According to the FMSO, the Kremlin is looking to place short-to-medium range antiaircraft SA-22 Pantsir-S1 battalions at Murmansk by the Norwegian border and at unspecified locations in the east of Russia facing both the US and Japan.<p>The twin-barreled Pantsir is a staple of Russian air defense, the …

Military

Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Want Out of Suge Knight-Related Wrongful Death Suit

Rappers and 'Straight Outta Compton' producers committed no malfeasance leading to Compton businessman Terry Carter's death, their lawyer says<p>Dr. Dre …

The world’s most famous gorilla is showing signs of early speech

Koko, a 44-year-old gorilla famous for her ability to communicate with keepers using sign language, is now showing signs of early speech. “Koko has developed vocal and breathing behaviors associated with the ability to talk, which were previously thought to be impossible in her species,” The Daily …

Linguistics

Comets Could Have Kickstarted Life On Earth And Other Worlds

No crowdfunding required<p>Comets are typically associated with extinction. However, there is growing evidence pointing to their ability to "seed" or create life on planets, a controversial idea, but one boosted by a groundbreaking experiment that re-created a comet impact as it would have occurred on …

The Rise and Fall of America’s Fossil Dogs

When it came time to adopt a dog, I knew I wanted a <i>dog</i>. An angry, yappy gremlin wouldn’t do. I was on the lookout for a companion that at least somewhat resembled the gray wolf stock from which our domesticated canine companions descended. A real canid. Jet, a black German shepherd I took in …

Comets could have sparked life on Earth, scientists show

Amino acids join together into peptides, the first step towards more complex molecules, when subjected to intense shock<p>Comets could have sparked life on Earth, scientists have shown, after demonstrating that the huge impact can turn simple organic compounds into the building blocks of life.<p>Japanese …

Suge Knight’s Lawyer Calls ‘Straight Outta Compton’ ‘Exaggerated And Silly’ As He Awaits Trial For Murder

I loved <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> in spite of its flaws, but one of the most glaring issues with the film is that movie Suge Knight (played by R. Marcos Taylor) is nowhere near as menacing as real Suge Knight (a tall order, certainly). I’ve been desperate to hear Knight’s review of the movie, but he’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Arizona sheriff blasts Feds for releasing violent immigrants into communities

An Arizona lawman blasted the federal government Tuesday over an Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy he said sprang criminal immigrants on the law-abiding public.<p>With the loved ones of crime victims at his side, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu spotlighted three criminals, including a Russian …

Immigration

Purify Your Spirit With The Inspiring Words Of Vin Diesel For His 47th Birthday

Vin Diesel warns newcomers to his Facebook fan page that if they’re not looking for compassion and love, they’re in the wrong place. With more than 81 million fans, Diesel’s Facebook page is an online community like no other, as his fans from all over the world gather to celebrate each picture that …

Ron Howard to Direct New Beatles Doc Focusing on Band's Early Years

Film will include interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison<p>When Ron Howard was 9 years old, he was already a national …

2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece<p>Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti.<p>Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a …

Study Finds "Extreme" Climate Change in National Parks

Global warming threatens visitor experience and national treasures, scientists say.<p><b>Many national parks in the United States have already experienced "extreme" climate change over the past few decades, and the trend is likely to accelerate unless bold steps are taken, government scientists warn in a</b> …

Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat<p>When American geologist Ulyana Horodyskyj set up a mini weather station at 5,800m on Mount Himlung, on the Nepal-Tibet border, she looked east towards Everest and was shocked. The world's …

NASA Flying Saucer Flight Test Succeeds

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) touches down gently in the Pacific Ocean.<p>Over the weekend, a giant balloon carried NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) up to 120,000 feet over Hawaii and then let it go. The flying saucer then began a half hour of powered flight, at the end …

Extinct Humans Passed High-Altitude Gene to Tibetans

Tibetan people can survive on the roof of the world—one of the most inhospitable places that anybody calls home—thanks to a version of a gene that they inherited from a group of extinct humans called Denisovans, who were only discovered four years ago thanks to 41,000-year-old DNA recovered from a …

The US Is Flying Right Into The Iran-Russia-Syria Plan In Iraq

The Syrian Air Force bombed targets that were allegedly ISIS positions in western Iraq last week. Iran has reportedly sent its entire fleet of Sukoi-24 fighter jets to Iraq. And Russia has sent jets and "advisers" to assist Baghdad.<p>The U.S. military is now in a situation where it likely has to work …

Middle East

India's rape epidemic: Will the US apply pressure for change to its Asian ally?

When the news of a young Indian woman brutally beaten and gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi went viral, vows to change the system and strip the stigma attached to victims came quickly.<p>Politicians across the country, responding to public pressure and global outrage in the wake of the 2012 …

Iran Wants Someone To Run Shi'ite Iraq For Them — And This Might Be The Man They'll Choose

And this move is all about Iran positioning itself to become the major player in the Shi'ite regions of Iraq.<p>Iran has been sending surveillance drones over Iraq, and is providing the government-backed military with manpower and arms. There is also an Iranian intelligence unit that has been deployed …

Middle East

Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain’s Dreaming Areas. Here’s How

Far out, man<p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, we were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.<p>In a new study, published in Human Brain …

Beijing Residents Will Have to Wait 16 Years to Breathe Healthy Air

Pollution in China's capital is now near a level unlivable for humans.<p>Over the past six years, Beijing has seen at least 1,812 days of “unhealthy” air quality, and that trend isn’t going to get better any time soon. Pan Tao, head of the Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental …

As Infamous Germ-Research Lab Moves West, What Happens to Plum Island?

Plum Is­land has fas­cin­ated con­spir­acy the­or­ists for dec­ades. Weird and sin­is­ter spec­u­la­tion about the gov­ern­ment’s germ re­search on …

George W. Bush

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

Micronesia

Colorado's Governor on Marijuana Legalization

John Hickenlooper opposed voter efforts to end prohibition. Now he is charged with implementing one of the first recreational weed markets in America.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, opposed voter efforts to make marijuana legal in his state. Now he is charged with implementing …