Dyan Correa

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What indigenous communities are teaching scientists about nature

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>In the rugged Sahtú region of Canada’s Northwest Territories, a district so remote that in winter only a single treacherous ice road connects it to the outside world, life revolves around caribou. For millennia, the Dene people lived as nomads, tracking vast herds …

Princesses, Slaves, and Explosives: The Scandalous Origin of Vaccines

The history of inoculation may sound a little dry, but it’s really an epic tale of human trafficking, semi-illicit experimentation, and high …

Public Health

Indonesians have never stopped talking about 1965 – the world should listen

No doubt about it. The forced cancellations of activities related to the 1965-66 mass violence in Indonesia at the recent Ubud writers and readers festival have escalated international media interest in this period of Indonesia’s history. This, despite the fact that the 50th anniversary of the …

Asia

DH Lawrence and maddening breasts: why The Rainbow was banned

Before there was Lady Chatterly’s Lover there was The Rainbow, and D H Lawrence knew that his wonderful book about three generations of a Nottinghamshire family was going to cause trouble. “Tell me the parts you think the publisher will decidedly object to,” he told his friend Violet Meynell in …

Syrian War Causes The Global Doomsday Seed Vault's First Withdrawal

The remote compound is designed to be the world's back-up plan for crop diversity in case of disaster.<p>The doomsday seed vault on Norway's remote Svalbard archipelago houses the world's back up supply of seeds to ensure crop diversity. It contains deposits of nearly 865,000 varieties of seeds buried …

We lived in questionable harmony for 15 years. Then, it was time to say goodbye<p>I had my mean 15-year-old cat Nigel euthanized last month. He was a spitfire from the get-go, a feral black kitten, the runt of the litter, whose tiny wrath was remarkable to witness. I force-cuddled him, much to his …

Pets

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Breaking the silence on Jewish suicide

<b>Among Orthodox Jews, a self-inflicted death is seen as a serious sin which brings shame on the family. But a couple who have lost two sons to suicide believe more needs to be done to prevent such deaths, and help families grieve after they occur.</b><p>In 1995, a young man from one of the kibbutz …

In pictures: Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

<b>Cecil the lion was a favourite with the tourists who visited Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Here's a selection of some of their photos:</b><p>Before he was killed on 1 July, Cecil was a major attraction for visitors as he would allow vehicles to get close to him - and even followed this one allowing …

Secret Teacher: private school students are great – it's their parents I worry about

Demands for times table tests on the first day of school, Yale applications for six-year-olds – pushy parents are making my students’ lives a misery<p>More from the Secret Teacher<p>As teaching goes, I have little cause for complaint. I work with sparky, engaged students in a small independent …

Teaching

As Zimbabwean police say he faces poaching charges, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer faces furious criticism on social media<p>Who shot Cecil? First it was thought that a mystery Spaniard had the blood of one of Africa’s most famous lions on his hands. Then came a fresh twist. The Cecil slayer, …

Wildlife

I spent 2 years cleaning houses. What I saw makes me never want to be rich. - Vox

Let me tell you something you already know: Your housekeeper spies on you.<p>We work alone. We get bored. What do you expect?<p>I worked for a company cleaning houses for two years. It was flexible. It paid well enough. I didn't think of it as a career, or identify with it; it was just what I did to get …

The Work We Do While We Sleep

_This is the second piece in a three-part series on sleep. Read part one, on falling asleep, and part three, on wakefulness. _<p>It's strange, when you think about it, that we spend close to a third of our lives asleep. Why do we do it? While we’re sleeping, we’re vulnerable—and, at least on the …

First British soldier into Normandy during D-Day landings dies aged 95

The first British soldier to land in occupied France during the D-day landings, who heroically leapt from a plane along with 200 dummy parachutists, with a carrier pigeon strapped to his chest, has died aged 95.<p>Norman Poole, a former SAS lieutenant rarely spoke about his exploits when his six-man …

D Day

Recognise his name? Few do. But Wieland wasn’t just the father of biochemistry and a Nobel prize winner. He was a scientist with the courage of his convictions<p>Despite finding international fame as one of Germany’s most renowned scientists in the first half of the 20th century, Heinrich Otto Wieland …

Nobel Prize

34 Quick and Easy Veggie-Packed Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is often a sweet meal, with oatmeal, cereal, fruit smoothies, and Greek yogurt parfaits dominating our mornings. But the first meal of the …

Breakfast

Man’s portrait photos in defence of black dogs take off online | The Star

MAYNARD, MASS.—It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn’t shake …

Animal Rescue

Owner Pretends To Throw Ball And Captures The Exact Moment Dog Realizes He Was Betrayed

Anuko the Siberian husky was not impressed when owner Jasmine Milton tried to fool him by pretending to throw a ball. The betrayed dog’s priceless …

The truth about poo: we’re doing it wrong

In my large Italian family, I grew up with the subject of poo, bottoms and constipation readily – and far too frequently – discussed at the dinner table. I’d be about to raise a raviolo to my mouth, only to hear how someone’s piles had popped, just that morning.<p>This doesn’t mean I’m anal (sorry) …

Medical Research

The real-life tragedy behind Peter Pan

As Welsh National Opera's Peter Pan opens, its librettist Lavinia Greenlaw explores the dark side of JM Barrie's classic<p>When I was asked by the composer <b>Richard Ayres</b> to write a libretto of Peter Pan, I wasn’t at all sure I wanted to. As a child, I’d enjoyed the story but Wendy seemed so prim while …

Online trade in dogs fuels 'crisis' as quarter of a million animals are unwanted

The number of abandoned dogs is surging as the internet makes it easier to buy them quickly without thinking if they can be looked after, charities warn<p>Chasing down tennis balls and rolling over for their stomachs to be tickled, they might look a happy-go-lucky bunch.<p>But some of these dogs are …

Siberian Husky

Top 10 (unconventional) ghosts in literature

“GHOST STORY”. When Barry Hannah, the late novelist of the American south, taught fiction workshops, he would begin by writing those two words on the blackboard. All stories, he’d say, are ghost stories. Something haunts the work and the reader turns the pages to find out what it is. As a student …

Books

The U.S. military is failing its canine veterans. Inside one Marine’s fight to save her dog.

LOS ANGELES — Something was wrong with Baddy. It had been eight months since Charlsie Hoffman adopted the handsome 10-year-old Belgian Malinois, and …

What It Feels Like To Have A Mental Breakdown

<i>Symptoms of a mental breakdown can include a panic attack, confusion, or even hallucinations. (GIF: Getty Images/Gary Waters/Yahoo Health)</i><p>You’ve …

Fantastic words with no easy translation in other languages

<i>Warmduscher</i>, in German, refers to a Goldilocks-like person who only takes warm showers, implying that he is a bit of wimp. <i>Gurfa</i>, in Arabic, is the amount of water than can be held in one hand. <i>Nunchi</i>, in Korean, is the art of listening and gauging another’s mood.<p>We have all met these people or felt …

Living With Being Dead – Matter – Medium

This terrifying disorder turns people into zombies, into living, breathing ghosts; they believe they died, or never existed. And somewhere in their …

The Walking Dead

‘What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?’

<i>Kate, already mom to one daughter, terminated her second pregnancy at 36 weeks. She named the daughter she lost Rose. (Photo: Rosanna U/Getty</b> …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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‘How I Saved My Kids From ISIS’

When ISIS came knocking on Huda's door, looking to marry off her daughter and draft her son, the Iraqi schoolteacher knew she had to flee.<p>AMMAN, …