C Takigawa

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Prince Charles and Prince William Condemn Wildlife Trafficking

Every day, nearly 100 elephants in Africa meet a bloody end at the hands of poachers. The number of African elephants has fallen by 76% since 1980. …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Nigel Barker On The Industry's Body Standard: Designers Can't Afford To Make Dresses In 10 Sizes

There has been a palpable surge of energy in the modeling industry on the issue of body size, from the growing presence of plus-size models to increased talk about too-skinny, too-young catwalkers. But fashion photographer Nigel Barker is here to pop the positivity bubble, as it were, and get …

Housing, health care fuel record costs to raise a kid

Parents with a baby born in 2012 will spend $217,000 to half a million to raise the child to 18.<p>If you think the cost of rearing a child is getting more expensive, you're right.<p>A new government report says child-rearing has increased 23% since 1960 even adjusted for inflation. A lot of the reason …

Futuristic Sleeping Pods Recharge Modern Workers

During a typical day's work, many employees start feeling tired by mid-afternoon. Who wouldn't love to take a quick nap to recharge their batteries before pushing through the final hours? Unfortunately, sleeping on the job is frowned upon in many places of employment, but one company is hoping to …

Archaeologists puzzled over immaculate, 5,000-year-old board game pieces

Intricately carved tokens from a nearly 5,000-year old board game have been unearthed in southeast Turkey, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The 49 found pieces may be the oldest gaming tokens ever recovered, and they should help to back the current theory that board games originated in the Middle East over …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …