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‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’: A feminist fable about weight of aspirational manhood

There is a scene in <i>Dum Laga Ke Haisha</i> where the newly married Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmann Khurrana) is shown standing on the street staring, with …

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Mobile Is Eating Global Attention: 10 Graphs on the State of the Internet

Online photo sharing has sextupled in two years. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.<p>Mary Meeker's State of the Internet presentation is a primordial soup for fledgling think pieces about the Future of …

Can you identify an animal based on its eyes?

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Narwhal's Trademark Tusk Acts Like a Sensor, Scientist Says

The Arctic whale's tusk is actually a tooth that can grow more than nine feet long; it has baffled people for centuries.<p><b>The arctic whale known as the narwhal is famous for the spiral tusk protruding from its head, but scientists have long battled over the horn's purpose.</b><p>On Tuesday, scientists …

8 Slices Of Nature Being Protected Just For You

Via the U.S. and Mexican sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission, several partners - including the Nature Conservancy - are coming together to improve the flow of the Colorado River. Their work will make sure the scenes you see below are around for years to come!

9 Animals That Are On the Verge of Disappearing Forever

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Your Smartphone Can Connect You To -- And Help Save -- Nature | Conservancy Talk

Technology these days makes learning about, supporting and protecting nature so easy that it’s almost hard to <i>not</i> support the environment.<p>Whether it’s …

12 inspiring examples of macro flower photography

Spring has sprung and that means flowers abound. Grab your camera and take your photography to the next level, using these amazing images as a …

Will Newer Wind Turbines Mean Fewer Bird Deaths?

The jury is still out on what works to protect wildlife.<p><b>About an hour's drive east of San Francisco, steady winds blow about half the year through a stretch of terrain dotted with thousands of electricity-generating turbines.</b><p><b>Since the 1960s, Altamont Pass has been a proving ground for wind power.</b> …

How Supreme Court Ruling May Help Clean the Air

A federal rule on interstate pollution from power plants has been upheld.<p>The air in the eastern United States could soon get a little cleaner, environmentalists say, after yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a controversial regulation regarding air pollution that travels from state to …

Dolphins Use Sponges As Tools To Snag Snacks, Scientists Say

Dolphins can use sponges as tools to snag food they could not otherwise grab, researchers say.<p>This is the first direct evidence that dolphins can use tools to carve out unique places in the food chain, scientists added.<p>Dolphins are often ranked among the smartest members of the animal kingdom. They …

Oil and Ice Still Don’t Mix in the Arctic

On April 23, the National Research Council (NRC) released a new report that reviews state of science and technology with respect to spill response …

Butterflies Have Good Reason To Sip Crocodile Tears, Ecologist Says (VIDEO)

Never smile at a crocodile—or sit on its face and drink its tears. Yet that’s exactly what ecologist Carlos de la Rosa spotted a butterfly and a bee doing this past December as he boated down Costa Rica’s Puerto Viejo River.<p>In one encounter (caught on video, which you can see above), the spectacled …

Here's One Thing Disney Didn't Lie About: Life Is Better Down Where It's Wetter, Under The Sea

In Disney's classic, "The Little Mermaid," Princess Ariel sacrificed just about everything to marry the dreamy, land-dwelling Prince Eric, proving to an entire generation that love just might conquer the thrill of aquatic living. Like a number of other Disney-manufactured myths, we contest the …

US Climate Assessment: An Urgent Call to Tackle Climate Change

Extreme weather events, melting glaciers and rising sea levels—all with links to climate change—are impacting the United States and the world, …

Climate Change

SeaWorld and Blackfish: Part 4

The following blog series is a point-by-point rebuttal to SeaWorld, following SeaWorld's critical reaction to the controversial 2013 documentary, …

Animals