Monica Ewansik

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Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …

Rare Saola, Dubbed “Asian Unicorn,” Sighted for First Time in 21st Century

Changing Planet<p>A female saola pictured in Laos in 1996. Photograph by William Robichaud.<p><b>Ghosting through the forests of Laos and Vietnam, the saola—a large ox that looks like an antelope—eluded researchers and their cameras for nearly 14 years.</b><p>But camera traps set out by the World Wildlife Fund …

What are the World's Most Irreplaceable Places? Here are 6 From a Big New List

A new study highlights some of the world's most critical places essential for species survival.<p><b>In forests and on mountaintops and savannahs around the world, endangered and threatened animals cling to a precarious existence. Whether we can save their habitats from pollution, development, and other</b> …

New Theory: Hunter-Gatherers Domesticated Dogs From Gray Wolves

Study suggests hunter-gatherers in Europe were first to tame wolves.<p><b>Man's best friends may have started off as European gray wolves, according to scientists whose research is challenging earlier thinking around where and why dogs became domestic animals.</b><p>The finding, detailed in this week’s issue of …

Maps From Space Show World's Disappearing Forests

Landsat satellite data reveal that nearly three times more forest cover was lost than gained worldwide in the 21st century.<p><b>The view from space puts vanishing forests in a pretty stark light.</b><p><b>Data from satellite images reveal that forest cover losses far outstripped forest regrowth in the first dozen</b> …

Awakening the Language & Culture of Ancient Maya

Changing Planet<p>By Rachel Bruton, The Genographic Project<p>It is estimated that by 2100, more than half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will have disappeared. Throughout human history, languages have come and gone, but the rate at which languages are disappearing has accelerated dramatically in …

New Caledonia Expedition: A Treasure Trove of Stunning Sea Life

Changing Planet<p>Yesterday we explored the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, and experienced the most vibrant refuge for marine life, including an incredible diversity of species. In this photo essay you will see the azure waters of the Huon lagoon, a little jack using a shark’s wave pressure to …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

A Girl Who Codes

Computing has always been a boys’ club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau–and other young women like her–are finally changing that.<p>Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We’re in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in …

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex

Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s Health and Women’s Health</i> …

Why I'll Never Run A Marathon

This one goes out to all the runners who have no desire to log 26.2 miles<p>As a health and fitness writer, I try my very best to practice what I preach. I eat within an hour of waking up, for instance, because experts I've interviewed say that helps boost metabolism. I try to get 7-8 hours of sleep …

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The world’s most dangerous country is up to 20 murders a day

A United Nations report (pdf) released on Nov. 12 highlights Latin America’s problem with violence. It was the only region where homicides overall increased between 2000 and 2010. But one country has it especially bad: Honduras.<p>The likes of Mexico and Brazil may be better known for their crime and …

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Fewer teens smoke but more use e-cigarettes, hookahs

The good news is that fewer young people are smoking cigarettes. The bad news is that more are turning to other tobacco products such as hookahs or waterpipes.<p>Fewer U.S. teens are smoking cigarettes, but more are getting a nicotine fix from hookahs and electronic cigarettes, the Centers for Disease …

Hundreds rescued after Canada child-porn bust

A child pornography bust in Toronto two years ago has led to the arrest of 341 people and rescue of 386 sexually abused children around the world, police have announced.<p>William Blair, Toronto Police Service chief, on Thursday told a press conference that undercover officers made contact in October …

Competitors race to muscle Lululemon out of its turf

Is Lululemon Athletica's pain Gap's gain?<p>From its chairman making controversial comments that implied some women's figures were to blame for pilling yoga pants to complaints its fabric was too sheer, Lululemon has been trying to bounce back from bad publicity.<p>These missteps, combined with its …

Clinton wants women on world stage

Hillary Clinton on Thursday stressed the importance of advancing women around the world, nodding to those seeking office as she also made the case for robust American leadership on the global stage.<p>Clinton’s remarks came at a gala hosted by the National Defense University Foundation, held at the …

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …