Daniel Cook

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Airlifting Pregnant Caribou Away From Wolves

Caribou herds in British Columbia are threatened by a new predator. Indigenous people are taking extreme steps to save them.<p>On a clear sunny day in March, in a snow-covered area of the South Peace River region of British Columbia, a female caribou is on the ground, struggling to get back on its …

Wildlife

Watch Western Wildfires Burn After Years of Drought

A new interactive map shows how wildfires have ravaged the western United States in 2015 – and over the past decade.<p>Visiting Alaska on Tuesday to highlight the dangers of climate change, President Barack Obama summoned up powerful images of the hundreds of wildfires that have burned across the …

When Single Male Rodents Settle Down, They're Changed Forever

Forget soulmates. Male prairie voles have no idea who they’re raising kids with—at least, not until they mate.<p>Sex can change a lot about a relationship. For male prairie voles, it can even change their brains.<p>Prairie voles, small, furry rodents native toNorth America,are one of the few mammals that …

Could some farming practices benefit tropical birds?

One of the main drivers of extinction is habitat loss that arises when tropical rainforests are converted to farms -- a trend that is escalating at a dramatic rate. But are some farming practices less harmful to local birds and other wild animals? This was the question asked in a study published …

Biodiversity

Finally, A Classy Cup For Sipping Whisky In Space

Bottoms up<p>Apart from blasting away on a rocket or a spaceplane, there's a gentler way to get to into low Earth orbit. For the leisurely space tourist, giant balloons could one day carry you into space with a cocktail in your hand. And if that day ever comes, the makers of Ballantine Scotch plan to …

CST-100 Starliner spaceships will be used to fly crews to the International Space Station, with a test flight targeted for 2017<p>Boeing Co took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships, which Nasa plans to use to fly crews to the International Space …

Space Exploration

Stay alert, make lots of noise, and if all else fails, carry a big gun<p>The case of Russian scientists trapped in their remote Arctic base by a group of inquisitive yet hungry polar bears does not come as a surprise. By late summer, Arctic sea ice is at a minimum and polar bears are effectively …

Polar Bears

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Get high like paper, make laws about drones<p>Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an …

33 travel tips every man should know

There is just something about waking up in a new setting, seeing views you've only read about, and finding yourself in a crowd that speaks a foreign language that helps you understand how amazing this world is.<p>It was during one of these trips - living with a family in Kyiv, Ukraine - that I met my …

Crawling, breathing, invasive fish a 'major disaster' if it reaches Australia

An invasive fish species that can crawl across dry land, live up to six days out of water and suffocate its predators threatens to reach the Australian mainland after migrating south from Papua New Guinea.<p>The aggressive climbing perch has already been spotted on Australia’s two most northerly …

Nature