Justin David Cagle

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Mark Cohen: the photographer who literally shoots from the hip

Mark Cohen has spent decades doing hit-and-run street photography in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His pictures are always taken from waist-height, so he can keep his wits about him – and he's taken 800,000 shots he's never even seen<p>• Mark Cohen's waist-height view of the world – in pictures<p>"If you …

Beautiful baby dinosaur delights palaeontologists

A new baby Parasaurolophus dinosaur sheds light on their growth and ecology<p>Despite the fact that they were likely very numerous indeed, baby dinosaurs are actually extremely rare to find as a fossil and so any new discovery is to be welcomed. There are some inherent biases in the fossil record such …

Climate change is 'absolutely' linked to wildfires, says UN chief

Impassioned plea for action comes as violent brushfires rage across Australia<p>The head of a United Nations committee on climate change said this week that global warming is "absolutely" linked to a recent spate of wildfires and heat waves, while calling upon international leaders to address the …

Climate

Kid-Friendly Horror Movies: Streaming Scary Films That Are OK For Tweens

New Line Cinema<p>It's the third week of October, which means one thing: Halloween, costume parties, and horror programming are headed your way fast. This year, I have a middle schooler who's not so interested in dressing up for the first time (<i>sniff!</i>), so I'm letting him have a sleep over with a few …

Russia readies an Olympic torch for its trip to space and back

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to launch into space on a rocket's flame, took hold of the Olympic flame on Saturday, completing a leg of the 2014 Winter Games' torch relay.<p>At the same time, an unlit torch to be used in the Olympic Games' opening ceremonies was being readied for its …

Space Exploration

Canine virus threatens Siberian tiger

<b>The Siberian tiger: majestic, enigmatic - the classic big cat precariously balanced on the edge of extinction.</b><p>Threatened by deforestation and poaching to supply the black market trade in tiger body parts, it is one of the most endangered cats on the planet.<p>But over the past decade or so, a new …

Wildlife

Nevada School Shooting 'Hero' Teacher Was Former Marine

A middle school math teacher was shot dead today while shielding students from a boy with a gun in a Nevada middle school.<p>Two students were shot and …

Crime

Getting Federal Benefits To Gay Couples: It's Complicated

It has been four months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. The ruling paved the way for thousands of same-sex married couples to receive federal benefits, and a special group of government lawyers has been working to make that …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Sparks school shooting: teacher died trying to protect students

Maths teacher and military veteran Michael Landsberry hailed as hero after being shot dead in attack by student in Nevada<p>A US middle school teacher who served two tours with the National Guard in Afghanistan has been hailed as a hero for trying to protect students from a shooting witnessed by up to …

Education

Tim Burton to direct Beetlejuice 2

Long-awaited sequel to the 1988 ghost comedy looks set to reunite director with original's star Michael Keaton<p>• Batman's Joker was originally Brad Dourif, not Jack Nicholson, says Dourif • Danny Elfman on Tim Burton<p>Tim Burton is set to return to the world of Beetlejuice, the 1988 supernatural …

Plants vs. Zombies composer developing Spirited Away-inspired adventure game

<i>Plants vs. Zombies</i> composer, Laura Shigihara, is developing <i>Rakuen</i><i>,</i> a story-based adventure game about a young child who becomes bored with living in a hospital.<p>In <i>Rakuen</i>, the young boy asks his mother to accompany him to the fantasy world from his favorite storybook. The child discovers more about …