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Childline reports spike in bullying following terror attacks. Here's how to get support online

The NSPCC reports that 2,500 counselling sessions have taken place in the past three years, with children and teenagers targeted for religious …

Mental Health

Good news surprise as world's whales recover rapidly

Tony Carnie, News24 Correspondent<p>Durban - At a time when news about the environment is so often sad or depressing, oceans expert Professor Ken …

Oceans

Online concern over Chinese 'human embroidery' trend

<b>Chinese media are asking parents to be vigilant about a new, online trend: stitching patterns into your skin.</b><p>Online users have in recent weeks been posting pictures on social media of patterns embroidered onto their skin.<p>It seems to have been inspired by a forbidden Japanese cartoon, and follows a …

Weibo

10 best spots for whale watching in Australia

<b>HERVEY BAY, QUEENSLAND</b><p><b>Best time: August-October</b><p>Dubbed “the whale watch capital of the world”, Hervey Bay isn’t just a popular holiday destination for …

Australia

China leads the pack

Editor's note: In the run-up to the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress, China Daily will cover a series of key projects of national …

China

How my orphaned Irish father rediscovered his family

My father had so many admirable qualities about him: humility, generosity, honesty and constant gratitude, but the quality I admired most was his …

Ireland

Teens turn to social media for attention, even in death

Modern youth prefer social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as a means to express themselves. Youth today are being raised in …

Hannah Baker

Police nab sick mess of a human behind the ‘Blue Whale’ suicide game

The “administrator” of the sick “Blue Whale” suicide game has been traced by police back to a Moscow postman. And he allegedly had more than 30 …

Oceans

Watch: 'Mastermind' behind the Blue Whale Suicide Challenge arrested

Watch Full Video<p>The alleged mastermind behind the Blue Whale Suicide challenge, Ilya Sidorov, was arrested last week in Moscow. A postman by …

Postman behind online suicide game 'Blue Whale challenge' arrested in Russia

Russian authorities have arrested a Moscow postman who allegedly ran an online game which led to 32 teenagers killing themselves.<p>Ilya Sidorov, 26, is …

Pakistan

Suicide game ‘administrator’ arrested

THE ‘administrator’ of a sick suicide game named Blue Whale has been traced by police back to a Moscow postman. And he allegedly had more than 30 …

World News

Postman alleged to be behind online suicide game arrested in Russia

A Moscow postman alleged to have developed an online game which led to as many as 32 teenagers committing suicide has been arrested.<p>Ilya Sidorov, 26, confessed to state investigators that he had developed an online game which set the youngsters a series of tasks culminating in their taking their …

News

Russian 'mastermind' behind 'online suicide cult' held by police

The alleged mastermind behind a suicide cult targeting vulnerable children through social media has been arrested in Russia.<p>Ilya Sidorov, 26, is …

Russia

'Mastermind' behind sick online teen suicide game identified as Russian postman

Police arrest Ilya Sidorov who admitted to being administrator of social media death group.<p>The alleged mastermind behind an evil social media suicide …

Crime

Killer whales chase down blue whale in rare drone footage

A group of orca whales harassing a blue whale was caught by a drone camera and posted by scientists who study the whales off the Northern California …

Killer Whales

Whale Watching at the Museum

World Whale Day was this weekend, but on a trip to the Museum, you can take time to appreciate these ocean-dwelling giants in the Milstein Hall of …

Oceans

A Blue Whale Is Slowly Decomposing on the California Coast

Blue whales are truly the stuff of legend. They are the largest creatures ever known to have existed, but because of their awe-inspiring size and …

Oceans

With The Rise Of Cyberbullying, It Is Important To Ensure Children's Online Safety

In case you haven't heard, the online suicide game, which may have been responsible for over 130 teen deaths globally so far, is now causing concern …

South Africa

Watch as orcas charge a blue whale, probably just for kicks

A pod of orcas, aka the a-holes of the ocean, got recorded by a drone as they harassed a blue whale that was minding its own business.<p>Monterey Bay …

Oceans

American Museum of Natural History’s iconic blue whale gets its annual spring cleaning

Staff members broke out the heavy equipment to give the whale a good scrub down<p>It was a special day for the iconic blue whale that looms over the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History. A specialized team of museum staff broker out the supplies to give the 94-foot …

American Museum of Natural History

GE signs Vietnam power, aviation deals valued at $5.58B

General Electric (GE -0.1%) announces $5.58B in deals with Vietnam for power generation, aircraft engines and services, coinciding with the …

Aviation

Watching a Blue Whale Get Vacuumed Is Surprisingly Satisfying

Even the ocean’s behemoths get a little dusty sometimes.<p>About once a year at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, the time comes again to …

Weird

Natural History Museum's giant blue whale undergoes annual cleaning

Spring cleaning is a mammoth job, but the job doesn't get any bigger than cleaning a blue whale. The Natural History Museum got their vacuums out to …

New York City

Thar She Glows! How the Natural History Museum Cleans Its Blue Whale

This week the American Museum of Natural History’s blue whale — a life-size model 94 feet long and 21,000 pounds — had its annual bath. It takes one person, the exhibition maintenance manager Trenton Duerksen, two days with a cherry picker and a vacuum, and the results resemble before-and-after …

The Arts

Why Whales Grew to Be So Gigantic - the Largest Animals That Ever Lived

A new study discovers why whales grew to be the largest animals on our planet.<br>Read More

Oceans

Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in Northern California

The carcass of a 79-foot blue whale has washed ashore in Marin County, and experts are trying to determine why it died.<p>The whale was discovered off Agate Beach in Bolinas on Thursday. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center said it's a sub-adult female. They collected skin and blubber samples on …

California

Blue Whale Found Dead On Northern California Beach Likely Struck By Ship

79-foot female suffered blunt force trauma and several broken bones.<p>A blue whale that washed ashore in northern California was struck by a ship, experts believe.<p>The female whale, 79 feet long, washed ashore Friday at Agate Beach in Bolilnas, about 13 miles north of San Francisco. Scientists from …

Oceans

12 YouTube challenges your kid will try

Learn about the viral internet stunts kids can't resist — and help them play it safe<p><i>This post originally appeared on Common Sense Media.</i><p>It’s a tale as old as time: We see a lot of people wearing/doing/saying something and we want to try it, too. Back in the day it was saying “Bloody Mary” into a …

Liberal POV

Massive blue whale carcass washes ashore in California

BOLINAS, Calif. — The body of a 79-foot (24-meter) blue whale has washed ashore in California’s Marin County and experts are trying to determine why …

Oceans

Top 10 Bizarre Animal Hearts

How well do you know your heart? Clench your fist. That’s about how big it is. The adult human heart weighs about 300 grams and is responsible for …

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