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Surprise: Elephants Comfort Upset Friends

Asian elephants recognize distress and offer a helping trunk, study says.<p><b>The short list of animals that console stressed-out friends just got longer … and heavier.</b><p>Asian elephants, like great apes, dogs, certain corvids (the bird group that includes ravens), and us, have now been shown to recognize …

Infested: Living with Parasites, BBC Four, review

Dr Michael Mosley's documentary was quite delicious, in a Roald Dahl sort of way, says Jake Wallis Simons<p>Ooo, but it was quite delicious. Well, in a Roald Dahl sort of way. Lots of things that slithered, things that wriggled, things that went squazzle and squidge. Things that sucked blood, things …

The art of camouflage – spot the sniper

If you think you have 20/20 vision, think again. Camouflage works by exploiting the weaknesses of human perception. Most of us rely on our eyesight as our first and best guide to the world around us – Leonardo da Vinci claimed it is worse to lose your sight than any of your other senses because we …

Selling Fine Art Photography Tip #2: Brooke Shaden on Why Passion is the Secret to 244K Facebook Followers

<i>This is the second blog post in a series from our newest guide</i> Selling Fine Art Photography<i>. Download it here.</i><p>At only 26 years old, Brooke Shaden is …

Nature’s Spectacular Light Shows Caught on Camera

As one of the most violent and explosive forces of nature, lightning storms are always a unique challenge for most photographers. We have all seen …

Americans Think the Afghanistan War Was a Mistake, Just Like All the Other Wars Since 1950

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The war in Afghanistan is now more unpopular than at any point since its start, according to a new …

US government warns airlines of new shoe-bomb threat

<b>The US government has advised airlines to beware of any attempts to smuggle explosives onboard in footwear.</b><p>Homeland security officials did not indicate any known specific threat or plots, but said the warning focused on US-bound flights from abroad.<p>It is the second time in recent weeks that the US …

Two former Navy SEALs found dead aboard 'Captain Phillips' ship

Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film "Captain Phillips," Seychelles Island police said Wednesday.<p>According to police, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44, were …

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Female refugees from Syria 'blighted by gynaecological illness and stress'

Syrian women who have fled to Lebanon are suffering severe stress and health problems including a high rate of pre-term births and complications among those who are pregnant, according to a study.<p>Researchers from Yale University say the women, living in north Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, are not …

'Ice daggers' falling from skyscrapers create new US winter hazard

Around the country, pavements around high-rises in cities have been cordoned off because of falling icicles<p>People in US cities facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow: ice falling from skyscrapers.<p>Several streets around New …