Tanya Madrigal

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Book Talk: E. O. Wilson's Bold Vision for Saving the World

When we see how badly we're destabilizing the world, Wilson says, we'll turn to reason.<p>Edward O. Wilson has been called the heir of Darwin. His relationship to <i>National Geographic</i> stretches back to 1939, when, as a ten-year-old boy, he read about insects in the magazine and made up his mind to be an …

Tracking a Serial Killer: Could Ebola Mutate to Become More Deadly?

Why we need to terminate Ebola 2014 before the virus learns too much about us.<p>Forty years ago, Ebola was just the name of a river. It was a small waterway of no particularly sinister character that flowed through northern Zaire, not far from the village hospital where the first known outbreak of a …

Former GOP spokesman comes out, pushes for same-sex marriage

He is gay. He's a Republican. He wants to get married.<p>During his time as a spokesperson for the Republican Party and GOP candidates, James Richardson noted that "never once did I write that I am gay."<p>That changed with the publication of a column by Richardson in Thursday's Washington Post that …

Meet The Woman Who Made History With Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

Nicole Perlman was tired of hearing she couldn’t write “masculine” movies, and now she’s the first female writer credited on a Marvel Studios film.<p>When Nicole Perlman was an imaginative, nerdy kid growing up in Boulder, Colo., in the 1990s, her childhood hero was Ray Bradbury. She even met the …

Obama praises Egypt's cease-fire plan for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised Egypt's proposal Monday for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, …

How To Set Up Your Endangered Leopard On A Date

Plus, a gallery of endangered zoo babies born this year. Squee!<p>June may be wedding season among American humans, but for other members of the animal kingdom, it's a different—perhaps related—time of life. In the springtime is when many animals give birth. For the Smithsonian's National Zoo, that …

Obama Announces Expanded Marine Sanctuary, Efforts Against Fraudulent Seafood

New rules under the sea and on the plate<p>With a State Department-sponsored ocean summit (#OurOcean2014) underway this week, the science-related policy announcements are coming thick and fast:<p>President Obama today announced (although some word was leaked last night) the administration's intention to …

Is Collecting Animals For Science A Noble Mission Or A Threat?

Behind the scenes at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, there's a vast, warehouse-like room that's filled with metal cabinets painted a drab institutional green. Inside the cabinets are more than a half-million birds — and these birds are not drab. Their colorful feathers make …

Elon Musk Promises SpaceX Will Stay the Course for Mars

Even with NASA and Mars on SpaceX's horizon, serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says he plans to stay put at electric carmaker Tesla.<p>"I'll continue to be involved with Tesla as far into the future as I can possibly tell...," he said during an interview on CNBC'S "Closing Bell" on Tuesday. "I feel good …

Leukaemia researchers find ‘genetic switch’ to repair cancer cells in mice

The most common childhood leukaemia can be “cured” in mice with the flick of a genetic switch, Australian researchers have discovered.<p>Mice at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute developed a type of leukaemia, B-ALL, after having the “tumour suppressor” gene Pax5 deactivated. But when …

Genetically Engineered 'Super Bananas' Begin Human Trials

If bananas weren't a super food before, these "super bananas" make a case for the fruit's place among the nutritious elite.<p>Bananas genetically …

Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield Are Still The Best At Dealing With Paparazzi

It’s really nice to see a couple of young Hollywood stars not only so seemingly in love with each other, but also so in touch with the things that really matter. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were out and about in New York City today, and obviously the paparazzi were in full force following them …

Substitute Turned Superstar: Five Things to Know About U.S. Soccer Player John Brooks

When it comes to game-winning strategies, 21-year-old defender John Brooks knows how to get his head in the game.<p>His tie-breaking header during Team …

How to Get the Most Energy Out of Your Day

Daylight Savings has arrived, which not only means that we get to see the sun beyond 5pm—it's also basically the benchmark that declares spring's imminent arrival.<p>Daylight Savings has arrived, which not only means that we get to see the <i>sun</i> after 5pm—it's also basically the benchmark that declares …

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Argentina president defies US court order on repayment of debts

Argentina's president has said that she would refuse to comply with a U.S. judge's order to pay $1.5 billion to winners of a decade-long legal battle over defaulted debt after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear her government's final appeal.<p>Delivering a nationally broadcast address Monday …

Russia Just Significantly Escalated The Crisis In Ukraine

"Russia will claim these tanks were taken from Ukrainian forces, but no Ukrainian tank units have been operating in that area," deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said in a statement Friday. "We are confident that these tanks came from Russia."<p>The escalation was "unacceptable," Harf said, warning of …

Obama: Iraq turmoil could be threat

President Barack Obama on Friday said that he’s reviewing options for American military involvement in Iraq — but that he would not proceed with any action before the Iraqi government began making political changes.<p>“We can’t do it for them,” Obama said. “And in the absence of this type of political …

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Bryan Singer's Legal Problems May Cost Him Next 'X-Men' Sequel

<i>Editor's Note: Bryan Singer's future hangs in the balance -- as so does the future of Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone biopic. We're watching this and more</i> …

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iWatch and iPhone 6 'launching in October'

Both the fabled iWatch and the next iPhone are due for release in October, a new report suggests<p><b>Apple</b>'s much-rumoured iWatch will be on sale by October, according to new reports.<p>The alleged smartwatch will feature a curved touchscreen and run on iOS, allowing it to connect to iPhones and iPads, …

Let's Play A Game! Cat vs. Human

This game is <b>NOT</b> for the faint of heart! Watch this creeper cat work his sneaky cat magic…with a little editing help 🙂<p>Main image via

Artist Svetlana Petrova Explains The Inspiration Behind Her Fat Cat Art (VIDEO)

Many cat owners are obsessive about their feline friends, but few have immortalized their pets quite like artist Svetlana Petrova. The Russian painter has become an Internet sensation after she placed her cat, Zarathustra, in popular classic paintings, which are now displayed in a gallery in …

What My Cat Taught Me

The smell in the toilet was unbearable. But how could that be? I just cleaned out the litter box a while ago. Turns out the cats had to do more …

New Study: Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People

A new study has found that cat people are apparently smarter than dog people, according to a survey of 600 college students — which I feel like would kind of negate the results because college students are the dumbest of all people to begin with. Anyway, the study found that while dog people tend …

Cats vs dogs: Who is really smarter? - CNN Video

The World’s Largest No-Kill Cat Sanctuary Has Saved Over 24000 Furballs

If there was heaven on Earth for cats it would most certainly be this place – The Cat House on the Kings, California, where today more than 700 cats …

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‘Prince of Cats’ Creator Ronald Wimberly Puts His Own Spin on Static Shock and Ninja Turtles [Art]

Ronald Wimberly's <i>Prince of Cats</i> pulls <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> into the 20th century by recasting Juliet's cousin Tybalt as the leader of an '80s street gang, …

Philanthropists Pledge $80 Million for Wild Cat Conservation

Changing Planet<p><b>Environmental philanthropists from China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States have together committed U.S. $80 million over ten years to help fund conservation of all 38 species of wild cats, the wildlife conservation charity Panthera announced in Abu Dhabi</b> …