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100 Women 2016: Indian women 'loiter' in public places at night

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Feminism

Ryan blasts decision to block Dakota Access pipeline route

House Speaker Paul Ryan called the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision Sunday to deny a government permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota “big government decision-making at its worst.”<p>Ryan, R-Wis., tweeted out his displeasure hours after the decision was made. He …

Environment

The victory at Standing Rock could mark a turning point

The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we enter a challenging new age<p>The news that the US federal government has refused to issue the permit needed to run a pipeline under the Missouri river means many things – …

Environment

Nicki Minaj Compares War on Drugs to 'Slavery, or Something Crazier'

"There are points he has made that may not have been so horrible if his approach wasn’t so childish," rapper says of Donald Trump<p>Nicki Minaj …

'We'll be the first they kill': the Tunisian rappers taking on Isis

Dya Hammadi went to school with the man who kidnapped him. It happened in broad daylight, on the terrace of a cafe in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid, the Tunisian town where the Arab spring revolution kicked off five years ago. The kidnapper, a man named Bassem bin Hassin, told Dya he had to stop rapping …

Islam

Planned purification plant would eliminate need for imported water, officials say

As the worst drought in California history threatens to enter a fifth straight year, officials are advocating a variety of water reuse projects they say will reduce Southern California's unquenchable thirst for imported water.<p>On Tuesday, officials at the Water Replenishment District of Southern …

TinyMOS Aims to Be the GoPro of Astrophotography

The Tiny1 is a new camera that’s being developed by a three-person startup called TinyMOS over in Singapore. The tiny aluminum-bodied camera aims to …

Middle East

Elizabeth Warren Goes All In On Black Lives Matter

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday forcefully called for a renewed focus on the fight for racial justice, arguing that “we have not made enough progress” since the civil rights movement of the 1960s and outlining three main policy areas in which black people continue to face …

Justice

Groundbreaking State Law Tested in Colorado Headwaters Stream

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>During low-flow conditions, a pilot project will leave more water in this reach of Willow Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River near Granby, Colorado, to benefit habitat and fish populations. Photo: Geoff Elliott/Grand Environmental Services.<p><b>Sandra Postel and Todd Reeve</b><p>The …

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 …

National Geographic Travel

Articles about spacious all white london flat is—surprise—less 600 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and …

Architecture

U.S. National Park Service Is Preparing for a Big Rebrand

After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there’s also an $11 …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

New sapphire glass screens could be coming to the iPhone 6s

In the lead-up to the iPhone 6, everyone expected Apple to give it a sapphire glass display. Sapphire glass, it was said, would lead to nigh-indestructible screens: Scratched and shattered iPhone displays would become a thing of the past.<p>Of course, we all know what happened from there. Apple’s …

CSI: Puma Country

Changing Planet<p>They call us “wildlife ecologists” but we are crime scene investigators, of sorts. Every day we log new victims, studying their twisted remains for clues about who they were and how they died.<p><b>The Clues</b><p>Given the general shape of the remains and our location in the Andes, if the body …

Samsung Reveals Galaxy S6 Curves As Prices Leak

Rumours come and go, but one consistent in recent months has been that the Galaxy S6 will come in two versions, one with a curved edge display. Now Samsung has given us a strong hint that this is exactly what it has been working on.<p>Today the South Korean giant issued press invites for its ‘Galaxy …

Phones

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

Taylor Swift Gave A Fan $90 To Buy Chipotle For Her Birthday

Taylor Swift, the pop star who surprises fans at their bridal showers, offers love advice on their Instagram photos, and brings cheer to young cancer patients, is also apparently the birthday Chipotle fairy.<p>Back on July 24, Swift was in the middle of an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in the …