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Jaguar escapes zoo habitat, moves from enclosure to enclosure, killing trapped animals

A young male jaguar at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans slipped out of its enclosure in the dark of night and went on a territorial killing rampage, attacking alpacas and foxes and an emu trapped in their own habitats before veterinarians armed with tranquilizers managed to sedate it.<p>The big cat — a …

Ornithology

Why it’s damaging to blame celebrity “meltdowns” on mental illness

Pete Davidson, Kanye West, and the damaging way we talk about celebrities and mental health.<p>A Twitter user known as @cakefacedcutie tweeted out a photo in late June of SNL star Pete Davidson arm in arm with his new girlfriend, the pop star Ariana Grande. Davidson’s face is obscured from the camera …

Mental Health

Deadly Connection: Neo-Nazi Group Linked To 3 Accused Killers

At first glance, five killings in three states since last May appeared to be unrelated, isolated cases.<p>But a common thread is emerging. Three young men have been charged, and all appear to have links to the same white supremacist group: the Atomwaffen Division.<p>Atomwaffen is German for "atomic …

Rights & Freedoms

Tennessee woman's lawsuit claims trooper groped her, pulled her over twice in hours

A Tennessee woman alleged in a lawsuit that a state highway patrol officer in August searched her without cause, groped her and waited three hours near her home to stop her again, KnoxNews.com reported.<p>The Tennessee Highway Patrol issued a statement that supports the trooper, but a state prosecutor …

Crime

The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously

Male art is epic, universal, and profoundly meaningful. Women’s creations are domestic, emotional and trivial. How did we learn to misread stories so badly? By Lili Loofbourow<p>In spring 2013, HBO conducted a sly experiment on the “elite” TV-viewing public. It aired two new shows – both buddy dramas …

Schadenfreude

In Earth’s hottest place, life has been found in pure acid

For the first time, scientists have found living microbes in the blistering hot springs of Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression.<p>In a surreal landscape of colours, dominated by luminescent ponds of yellows and greens, boiling hot water bubbles up like a cauldron, whilst poisonous chlorine and sulphur gases …

Widespread Loneliness Is Killing People And We Need to Start Taking This Seriously

Talk to a friend.<p>Researchers are warning that loneliness and social isolation is becoming a greater public health threat than the widely discussed …

Psychology

Amazon has set its sights on healthcare tech with a stealth lab it calls '1492'

Now it seems to be trying to put itself into position for similar success in healthcare as that market goes digital.<p>The e-commerce giant has set up a new, stealthy lab called "1492" that's dedicated to healthcare technology, CNBC reported Wednesday.<p>According to the report, the lab is exploring ways …

New study proves people (and computers) can guess a person’s name by looking at his face

It’s not uncommon to have a hunch about someone’s name based on their facial features. As it turns out, there’s scientific evidence to back up this …

Psychology

Poetry Daily

no pronouncements<p>On a small hill grew a bullhorn rose.<br>It was making no pronouncements.<p>Beyond the hooded moon, the stars would not<br>unleash their light. …

Literature

First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

Take chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how …

The Proper Way To Respond To A Suicide, And Where To Get Help

Instead of trying to talk it out with them, you can help by getting them to the people who can help. Stay with them, call a hotline of trained and …

Mental Disorders

You Can Tell If Someone’s Rich or Poor by Looking at Their Face

Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, the English artist David Hockney painted a series of “double portraits,” two subjects depicted side by side — of …

Upset with mistreatment, Puerto Rican radicals stormed the Capitol and started shooting in 1954

The nationalists were eventually pardoned by Jimmy Carter<p>On the afternoon of March 1, 1954, four armed Puerto Rican nationalists entered the United …

Caribbean

Stories that hold a mirror up to society

<b>A State of Freedom.</b> By Neel Mukherjee. <i>Chatto & Windus; 275 pages; £16.99. To be published in America by Norton in January.</i><p>MIGRATION is generally …

Books

Families blame "13 Reasons Why" for girls' suicides

Two California men are urging Netflix to stop streaming "13 Reasons Why" because they say teenage girls in their families committed suicide after …

Artificial algae could help save our oceans

Using mimicry to fight climate change.<p>The Smithsonian Institution calls coralline algae “the unsung architects of coral reefs.” These pink-colored seaweed, with skeletal structures that resemble honeycomb, live in harmony with coral.<p>They strengthen the corals’ foundation by growing over and between …

First Fiction 2017

<b>The Windfall</b><i><br>by Diksha Basu</i><p>The following week, on an unusually overcast September day, Mr. Jha pulled into the quiet lane of his new Gurgaon home. He …

Mental health experts criticise new Netflix film about anorexic girl

To the Bone, starring Lily Collins, could glamourise eating disorders and should come with trigger warning, charities say<p>Mental health experts have said a Netflix trailer for a film about a teenage girl with anorexia could trigger psychological issues for sufferers and should come with a warning.<p>To …

Mental Health

There’s no universally correct way to be polite, according to linguistics

There’s no universally correct way to be polite. You wouldn’t ask your mother for a favor the same way you’d ask an acquaintance. You wouldn’t ask your boss for a favor the same way you’d ask your fellow employee or a subordinate. And you wouldn’t ask any of these people to tell you what time it is …

Language

What Happens to Fiction When Our Worst Climate Nightmares Start Coming True?

Fiction about the climate is ancient. After all, nothing lends itself to mythology like the swell and ebb of a river, a drought that kills the crops, …

You Don’t Need To Have Witnessed A Terror Attack For It To Affect Your Mental Health

This is what psychologists have observed in survivors and the population at large.<p>After the London Bridge terror attack at the start of the month, the hashtag #SofaForLondon trended as locals opened up their homes to take in strangers. The same thing happened after the Manchester attack two weeks …

Leaked Uber sex memo throws new spotlight on frat-house culture

Guidelines about having sex with employees paints picture of sexism at under-fire company that comes directly from CEO Travis Kalanick<p>A leaked memo sent by Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick set guidelines for 400 staff on when it was and wasn’t acceptable to have sex at a company event in Miami …

Employment

How to Treat Mentally Ill Characters When Writing a Novel

The megalomaniacal CEO. The sociopathic killer. The suicidal teen. The anxious woman self-medicating with booze and pills while caring for her …

“They’re not even people”: why Eric Trump’s dehumanizing language matters

The psychology of what happens when we think our opponents are less than human is troubling.<p>On Tuesday night, Eric Trump told Sean Hannity how he really feels about Democrats and his father’s political opponents: “I’ve never seen hatred like this. To me, they’re not even people.”<p>The statement is of …

Psychology

Black troops as much as twice as likely to be punished by commanders, courts

WASHINGTON — Black troops are far more likely than their white comrades to face court martial or other forms of military punishment, according to a study to be released Wednesday.<p>Black service members were as much as two times more likely than white troops to face discipline in an average year, …

Military

This dustbin man built a huge public library from books other people had thrown away

For 20 years, Columbian rubbish-collector Jose Alberto Gutierrez has been holding to the books he finds while on his rounds in Bogota.<p>After two decades his collection totals more than 20,000 books - many of them thrown away by the people of the Colombian capital, now given a new life in the huge …

Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Incredibly Common

Is it a conspiracy?<p>First, there were “alternative facts,” the infamous euphemism President Donald Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway coined in …

The first woman to receive a U.S. military pension manned her husband’s cannon after he was killed

When he fell, Margaret Corbin took up his position and fought on<p>Margaret Corbin fought to protect the island of Manhattan, but not from hipsters. …

Hudson River