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About 90% of world's largest king penguin colony has mysteriously disappeared

Recent satellite images and a new study show that only 200,000 of the two million king penguins who lived on the French island of Île aux Cochons in …

Penguins

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Income Inequality

'Worse Than Nazi Camps.' New Report Details Gruesome Crimes Against Humanity at North Korean Prisons

Political prisoners in North Korea’s gulag-like penal system have been systematically tortured, raped, and executed for transgressions as minor as …

Women surgeons are punished more than men for the exact same mistakes, study finds

The analysis helps explain the gender wage gap.<p>Earlier this year, the BBC sparked an international discussion about pay equity following the release of an embarrassing report on the salaries of its staff. Men at the organization were being paid 9.3 percent more than women on average. What’s more, …

Former ethics director: Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act with Roy Moore comments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics says he filed an official complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for what he argues was a violation of the Hatch Act after she attacked GOP Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore's opponent on television.<p>Walter …

Donald Trump

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed<p>One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat …

Mosul

In ‘Game of Thrones’ Withdrawal? Brandon Sanderson Can Help.

The bestselling fantasy writer talks his new book, worldbuilding, the long shadow of George R.R. Martin, and what you should be reading if you're …

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.<p>In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." The letter warned that "human beings and …

Climate Change

‘White Europe’: 60,000 nationalists march on Poland’s independence day

Xenophobic phrases and far-right symbols mark event described by anti-fascists as a magnet for worldwide far-right groups<p>Tens of thousands of nationalist demonstrators marched through Warsaw at the weekend to mark Poland’s independence day, throwing red-smoke bombs and carrying banners with slogans …

Europe

'Any taboo has gone': Netherlands sees rise in demand for euthanasia

Demand has soared since 2002 law that made it legal, fuelled by postwar generation with clear idea on how to shape their lives, and deaths<p>The number of people euthanised in the Netherlands this year is set to exceed 7,000 – a 67% rise from five years ago – in what has been described by the director …

Saudi purge demonstrates ruthlessness of crown prince

<b>Big things are happening in Saudi Arabia. Princes, ministers and top businessmen are being arrested, detained in a luxury hotel, accused of corruption, their planes grounded and their assets seized.</b><p>The driving force behind this is 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who also heads the …

Saudi Arabia

Americans Are More Stressed About The Country Than Money Or Work

A new report shows political anxiety is alive and well.<p>The quest to “make America great again” may be having the opposite effect and resulting in more anxiety instead. A new report shows the majority of Americans are stressed about the future of the nation ― more so than they are over their …

Supreme Court Wipes Out Travel Ban Appeal

The Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday the last remaining appeal in a pair of cases challenging President Trump’s executive order, issued in March, that sought to limit travel to the United States.<p>The March order was replaced in September with broader restrictions, and they have already been …

Ivanka Trump sells GOP tax plan as good for families

Ivanka Trump characterized Republicans' tax reform plan as a positive step for working middle-class families on Monday as the White House pushes to get the plan through Congress.<p>“For me this tax plan really couples two things that are really core values as a country, which is work and supporting …

Trump Says He Is Only President in History with Courage to Stand Up to War Widows

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – Calling himself “unbelievably brave,” Donald Trump said on Monday that he is the only President in U.S. history with the courage to stand up to war widows.<p>“You look at guys like Obama and Clinton and the Bushes, when it came to war widows, they all blinked,” he …

Donald Trump

As #MeToo takes off, don’t let the right define misogyny | Zoe Williams

After Weinstein, calling out sexism has gone mainstream. But as the Clive Lewis affair shows, this throws up new ethical dilemmas for feminists on the left<p>The unmasking of Harvey Weinstein was like the breaching of a dam, against which decades of abuse, outrage, injustice, rumour, shameful …

Why does nobody mention that Hillary Clinton is perfectly nice?

The almost-holder of the loftiest office imaginable was on The Graham Norton Show after her recent brush with the NHS<p>“Hello. I am Hillary Rodham Clinton, and this is the Graham Norton Show.” The almost-holder of what was once the loftiest imaginable office was surprisingly game for a bit of British …

District didn't want us to visit this struggling Seattle school

Lowell Elementary School sits across from million-dollar houses on a quiet street in Capitol Hill. But this school serves some of the poorest …

Education

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

It opens a new book, which is where computers teach humans how to play Go better than they used to Tom Mitchell, computer scientist, Carnegie Mellon University<p>It can only work on problems that can be simulated in a computer, making tasks such as driving out of the question<p>Google’s artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

We’re Tracking the Ways Trump Is Scaling Back Obamacare. Here Are 12.

What the administration has done to weaken the health law.

World’s first “negative emissions” plant turns carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Carbon Dioxide

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

How doctors’ bias leads to unfair and unsound medical triage

When someone is sick or needs the help of a physician, who should decide what is appropriate – what blood tests and imaging studies to order, what …

Health Care

Why we are to blame for our broken politics, in 1 chart

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new Pew poll on polarization in our politics has some very bad news for people who believe in a sensible center in politics: It doesn't exist.<p>What Pew documents in this massive and important study is that Republicans and Democrats have <i>never</i> been further away from each other in terms of …

Political Science

Las Vegas Is Only the Deadliest Shooting in US History Because Black Lives Aren’t Counted

News reporters and anchors have repeatedly referred to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas as the “worst mass shooting in U.S. history.” Like all things …

“Those kids have every right to protest”: A WWII veteran in Missouri takes a knee — and a stand

On Sunday morning, Brennan Gilmore received a photo of his grandfather John Middlemas kneeling in a garden and staring into the camera from beneath a …

Wheelchair-Bound Activists Are Arrested, Dragged Out of Graham-Cassidy Hearing

Disturbing images came out of protests at Monday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill—a health-care reform measure that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act—as police officers made arrests, dragging some protesters from their wheelchairs. It was a hastily scheduled …