Heidi Samora

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What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?

Updated September 14, 2015<p>When big blazes spark and spread, some species escape, some perish—and some even thrive.<p>Wildfires are raging across California and the Pacific Northwest, leaving a trail of destruction and forcing evacuations from homes. But for some wildlife species that have evolved to …

Nature

An animal conservationist came up with a brilliant way to save these obscure, adorable mammals

A squat, hoofed creature with the body of a pig and the elongated snout of an anteater appeared in the photo projected on stage at the TED Fellows Retreat in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. Roughly half the size of a horse, it lazily munches on a bunch of leaves just inches from a woman's face.<p>"This …

Zoology

Photographer of 'horribly thin' polar bear hopes to inspire climate change fight

The photographer speculates climate change was responsible for the bear's state<p>In mid-August, Kerstin Langenberger took a photo of a startlingly …

Government

8 Fall Shows To Be Excited About, 10 To Give A Chance, And 6 To Avoid

The highs are high (Scream Queens!) and the lows are low (Dr. Ken!). Here is the fall's best and worst television — and what's in the middle too — in handy chronological order.<p><b>Note:</b> The premiere episodes for The CW's <i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i>, ABC's <i>Wicked City</i>, NBC's <i>Chicago Med</i>, and Starz's <i>Ash vs. Evil</i> …

FBI Arrests Charleston Church Shooter's Friend, Joseph Meek

Meek was under investigation for making false statements and concealing knowledge about a crime.<p>The friend of alleged Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested by the FBI Thursday afternoon.<p>Joseph "Joey" Meek's girlfriend told The State that the suspect, who housed Roof in …

'I love you' last words of Mexican killed in Egypt attack

Harrowing account of the attack by Egyptian security forces in which eight Mexicans were killed 'by accident'<p>A Mexican tourist who survived an air strike in Egypt recalled a harrowing three-hour bombing that killed eight compatriots, including her husband, whose dying words to her were "I love you."<p>…

Nautical but nice: Ralph Lauren unveils latest collection in New York

For all the ivory decor touches and celebrity guests, the aspirational designer’s own appearance lends most wow factor<p>The Ralph Lauren brand – worth £12bn at the last count – is all about the power of dreams and fantasy. So it felt fitting that guests were enveloped in a creamy cocoon at the …