Susan Rattray

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A Complete List of Donald Trump’s Business Disasters

As debate moderators introduce every other candidate by their political credentials (Governor, Senator, what have you), Donald Trump comes to us only …

5 takeaways from the Democratic debate

<b>Flint, Michigan (CNN) —</b> It was no Republican debate -- nobody talked about the size of their hands or made up demeaning nicknames -- but Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were ready for action Sunday night.<p>Personal frustration peeked through as Clinton unloaded new attacks on Sanders over his …

Middle-class

Why are these sea turtles flying south for the winter?

Warm December weather meant hundreds of sea turtles along the US east coast were caught in cold winter weather. So a network of aquariums, …

Look What We've Done: Human-Made Epoch of Nightmares Is Here

There's no question about it. A new epoch—the Anthropocene—has begun.<p>So says an international group of geoscientists, in a paper published Friday in …

Climate Change

Calls for Michigan Gov. Snyder's Arrest as Flint Poisoning Scandal Implicates Top Staffers

Calls for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's ouster—and arrest—are growing after internal emails showed that his high-level staffers were aware of lead …

The most futuristic predictions that came true in 2015

In October, experts warned a United Nations panel about the dangers of artificial superintelligence. The meeting featured two prominent experts, …

Refugees in Europe: Then and Now

Seven decades after World War II, refugees fleeing conflict continue to seek safety beyond their homelands.<p>UNICEF’s humanitarian work began in the …

World War II

Dr Karl takes aim at Generation Gullible

We are smarter than our parents, luckier than any other group of people in human history, with a treasure trove of information at our fingertips, yet …

We’ve Already Reached the Tipping Point on Global Warming. I’ve Seen It.

When I left the Arctic after my last photographic expedition there in August 2011, I knew — I could feel it, I could see it — that the “tipping …

North Pole

The Koala in the Coal Mine

GUNNEDAH, Australia—Scrambling up a rock-strewn hill, I crane my neck and scan a row of trees for koalas. Truth be told, I’ve never been all that …

Sweet Rescued Goat Demands Cuddles From Human BFF (VIDEO)

Goats are some of the friendliest, most curious animals on the planet. Although they have hooves and tiny horns, goats share many things in common …

Cute Animals

Grilled Baby Banana Splits | Dessert Recipe

<b>Grilled Baby Banana Splits</b> <br>Serves 4<p>Ingredients: <br>2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil <br>4 baby bananas, split in half lengthwise <br>salt to taste <br>1/2 …

Antarctic expedition to walk in Mawson's footsteps

Over 40 researchers and members of the public will retrace the steps of Antarctic adventurer Sir Douglas Mawson as part of the New Australasian …

Austria to withdraw Golan Heights peacekeepers over Syrian fighting

Austria has announced it will withdraw its peacekeepers from the UN monitoring force on the Golan Heights after Syrian government forces and rebels …

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician <b>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b> (August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832), who in 1810 …

We think we've found the worst book of the year

Author Jessica Porter says the book is 'not about getting laid.' <i>Photo: The Telegraph</i><p>There are so many things wrong with the new book <i>The MILF Diet</i> by …

High Blood Pressure

Istanbul barricades remain after two days of unrest

Demonstrators claimed victory on Sunday against Turkey’s prime minister, amid uncertainty about when the police would return to Istanbul’s main …

Abortion and birth control: A global map.

On Wednesday, the highest court in El Salvador denied an abortion to a woman with a pregnancy that is so high-risk that doctors say it could kill …

Why Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes And Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?<p>GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Last Thursday …

California Shipping Lanes Moved in Attempt to Avoid Killing Whales

Whales near California’s largest ports are about to gain a bit more protection from the cargo ships with which they share their marine homes. In …

Court Prepares To Write New Chapters In Civil Rights History

It's not unusual for the Supreme Court to find itself at the center of roiling national debates.<p>But this month, justices are poised to deliver blockbuster opinions involving three of the most divisive issues in the public arena. And in doing so, they will write new and potentially groundbreaking …

No gay marriage vote in Ill. House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Despite urging from President Barack Obama in his home state and fierce on-the-ground campaigning, a legislative measure that would have made Illinois the 13th state to allow same-sex couples to marry didn't rally enough support from lawmakers in the House.<p>The bill's sponsor, …

Obamacare: The Great Experiment Begins

More than three years after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, some of the big changes in the nation’s health-delivery system that the legislation mandated are about to go into effect. With the pro and anti forces already claiming victory, there’s a lot …