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Freezing temperatures causing challenges to birds

NORTH CAROLINA -- You may notice your bird feeder has been extra busy these last few days. Birds have to eat up to keep warm during these cold nights.<p>…

Hawaiian crows return from extinction in wild

The 'alalā went extinct in the wild in 2002, but a captive breeding program is preserving hope that this species can still be saved.<p>After living in …

Birds

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Wildlife

Scientists solve an ancient animal riddle that stumped Darwin himself

Now this extinct giant mammal has a place on the tree of life.<p>If you were able to take a time machine back 12,000 years to the grasslands of South …

Biology
Biodiversity

12 amazing antics of ants

Picnic plunder is just one of their many talents.<p>Ants have been around since the Cretaceous Period, thriving for 100 million years before ruining a …

Nature
Immigration

2 new species of menacing bird-catcher tree discovered in Puerto Rico

Trees in this family can ensnare birds and later feed on them.<p>Have you ever walked through the woods at night and felt like the crooked branches of …

Nature

How does a solar eclipse affect animals?

Birds may go quiet, bats may fly around and pets may become uneasy, but it's difficult to predict exactly how non-human animals will react.<p>A total …

Wolf spiders weave a tangled web of birth control

Birth control and monogamy can be controversial topics for us humans, and it seems wolf spiders feel the same way.<p>The sexual escapades of wolf …

What caused 200,000 saigas to die?

Scientists identified the cause of the mystery die-off, as half of the species' population perished within weeks in 2015.<p>The saiga antelope, an ice …

Should We All Be Raising Gender-Neutral Kids?

After the birth of my daughter, FaceTime conversations with my mother or my mother-in-law usually consist of a lot of cooing. “How’s my little princess doing today?” one of them will ask my five-month-old. “She looks like such a beautiful doll today,” the other will say. After ending a recent call, …

Parenting

Toys Are More Divided by Gender Now Than They Were 50 Years Ago

Even at times when discrimination was much more common, catalogs contained more neutral appeals than advertisements today.<p>When it comes to buying gifts for children, everything is color-coded: Rigid boundaries segregate brawny blue action figures from pretty pink princesses, and most assume that …

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

Remember the good old days when men were men and women were women? You know, when the manliest of men wore their hair long and curly with their best high heels.<p>Oh, maybe you were imagining a slightly different picture of modern gender? Consider the earring. Associated exclusively with women for …

Is This Family Gender-Biased?

In your family, do boys do different chores than girls? Do you suggest different activities to your daughters than to your sons, or talk to them differently about their homework or class choices?<p>Target has ended its gender-biased signs on the toy aisles amid much fanfare. While many parents …

Meet The Parents Fighting For A Gender-Neutral Toy Industry

Let Toys Be Toys says the "misconception of boys and girls being completely different runs right through the marketing and media industries".

Women’s places: the fight for gender equality in tourism

A tour inviting holidaymakers to ‘See Tanzania Through the Eyes of its Women’ is just one of several projects aiming to get female voices heard in tourism<p>On the slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania, Fatima Faraji welcomes guests to her 20-acre coffee plantation, where she harvests only the …

Chris Gayle claims sexist comments were a 'simple joke' and 'blown out of proportion'

West Indies cricketer says he did not mean to be ‘disrespectful or offensive’ to Channel Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin when he asked her out on air<p>Chris Gayle has told a media conference that his remarks toward female journalist Mel McLaughlin during Monday night’s Big Bash League game were “just a …

Jaden Smith laughs in the face of gender stereotypes in Louis Vuitton ad

When the actor poses in a skirt, he shows that he doesn’t need his self-expression to be dictated by his maleness<p>Jaden Smith’s gender expression brings me joy. It’s not an outfit or a recurring trend; it’s the fact the actor, rapper and son of Will demonstrably does not care what anyone thinks …

Single-sex education: row erupts after head criticises girls' schools

Richard Cairns sparks anger by suggesting pupils are at ‘huge disadvantage’ as they risk growing up unable to talk to boys<p>A row over single-sex education has erupted after the headteacher of a leading independent school suggested pupils at girls-only institutes were at “a huge disadvantage” as they …

Saatchi Gallery's all-female exhibition could start to shift male gaze of the art world

Champagne Life exhibition, featuring 14 female artists, seems to represent all the oppressed generations who never got the chance to pick up a paintbrush<p>A white-haired woman looks unnervingly across a huge white space in the Saatchi Gallery from ashen eyes magnified by huge tortoiseshell-framed …

Silicon Valley's gender problem extends beyond pay gap

Companies like Arjuna are beginning to take action to address pay inequality, but demographic data doesn’t tell the full story of women’s experience<p>Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, earned infamy for his declaration that women should not bother to ask for raises. Instead, he suggested in …

After months of challenges and controversy, Trump's travel ban expires Sunday — and a new one may be coming

Days before the expiration of<p>President Trump’s much-contested travel ban, theWhite Houseis reviewing a security report that aides say could serve as the basis of a new, and perhaps broader, version.<p>The classified report by the Department of Homeland Security, sent to the White House last week, is a …

Immigration
Donald Trump

The Media Has A Probability Problem

The media’s demand for certainty — and its lack of statistical rigor — is a bad match for our complex world.<p><i>This is the 11th and final article in a</i></i> …

Electoral College

Kimmel fires back at Cassidy over Obamacare repeal bill

Jimmy Kimmel escalated his war of words with Sen. Bill Cassidy over his proposed Obamacare repeal bill Wednesday night, blasting the lawmaker for “defending the indefensible” and continuing to support a measure he said was “by many accounts the worst health care bill yet.”<p>Kimmel torched Cassidy for …

Health Care
Donald Trump

Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to dismantle key Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations. The changes would lay the groundwork for possible counterterrorism missions in …

National Security

U.S. and Russia hold secret talks "somewhere in Middle East"

Senior representatives from the U.S. and Russian militaries met in an undisclosed location "somewhere in the Middle East" to discuss the tensions …

Middle East