top stories


Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions1 hour ago
Earlier this week, amid negotiating major trade deals and joining Twitter, Obama put forth a major infrastructure project: a highway for monarch butterflies. That's right, monarch butterflies. The pollinators are ...

Ireland Is Latest Country to Approve Gay Marriage

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions13 hours ago
I don't have anything profound to say about this, but it's just a nice piece of good news. And I could use some good news these day: Irish voters have ...

Haiti: Exporting coffee while protecting biodiversity

favicon UNDP
2 mentions12 hours ago
By revamping coffee cultivation, producers are reforesting land and improving their living conditions. Francisque Dubois, also known as "Papa café” among the people of Dondon, in northern Haiti, is one ...

Toronto chief planner at odds with mayor over eastern Gardiner removal

favicon The Globe and Mail
2 mentions11 hours ago
Toronto chief planner Jen Keesmaat is calling for the removal of the eastern Gardiner, putting her at odds with the mayor on one of the most important issues facing the ...

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana's Secrets

favicon National Geographic
2 mentions14 hours ago
There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever. In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial mounds dating back to 3000 B.C. The ...

Unconventional Landscapes by United Nations Development Programme

favicon Exposure
2 mentions16 hours ago
Our current subject is “24 Hours In…” and the goal is to use your photos to create a story that expresses the theme of 24 hours spent...somewhere! Stories could be ...

Breaking: California Farmers Agree to Water Cuts

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions1 hour ago
As California endures its fourth year of grueling drought, officials are getting more serious about mandatory water cuts. Gov. Jerry Brown imposed the state's first-ever water restrictions last month, ordering ...

What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers

2 mentions11 hours ago
ByROBERT J. SHILLERComputers and robots are already replacing many workers. What can young people learn now that won’t be superseded within their lifetimes by these devices and that will secure ...

How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

favicon Mother Jones
5 mentions1 day ago
For three years, Wisconsin prosecutors have been investigating whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a ...

Henry Marsh’s “Do No Harm”

favicon The New Yorker
2 mentions15 hours ago
For the schoolteacher, the changes had come slowly. First, his walking had grown unsteady; then his hearing had worsened. He had become stooped, and had begun walking with a cane,

Cholera epidemic claims 31 lives in Tanzania, including 29 Burundian refugees

favicon UNHCR
2 mentions2 days ago
GENEVA, May 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee on Friday reported that a cholera epidemic this week in Tanzania's lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian ...

Malaysia launches rescue operation after thousands of refugees stranded at sea

favicon Mashable
2 mentions7 hours ago
Malaysia launched a search-and-rescue operation on Thursday to aid thousands of people still stranded on boats in the Andaman Sea. Those aboard are mostly Rohingya refugees and migrants fleeing persecution ...

Friday Cat Blogging Counterpoint: I Don't Care About Your Cute Cat

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions1 day ago
While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some remarkable writers, thinkers, and Friends of Kevin to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today, in the spirit ...

Does Mike Huckabee Know Where the Ark of the Covenant Is Buried?

favicon Mother Jones
5 mentions2 days ago
Harry Moskoff wouldn't immediately strike you as the guy to discover the true location of the Ark of the Covenant, the chest that supposedly once held the stone tablets on ...

Artificial-windpipe surgeon committed misconduct

favicon Nature News & Comment
2 mentions2 days ago
Papers authored by Paolo Macchiarini misrepresented success of pioneering procedure. Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini transplanting a synthetic trachea in 2011. A famed surgeon committed scientific misconduct in his reports of how ...

Economists Offer These 10 Career Tips for Today's Graduates

3 mentions17 hours ago
Millennials, America's favorite generation to hate, have racked up a lot of problems since the last recession. They've tallied obscene amounts of student debt. Rents are soaring. They're short on ...

Blog from the Field: Floods, Helicopters and Delivering WFP Food

favicon United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hun...
2 mentions1 day ago
We asked Alastair to tell us what a normal day was like ‘in the field’ and here’s what he had to say… Sunday is an ideal day to get out ...

China Inc. Is Coming To America

3 mentions1 day ago
Japan led a wave of investment into America in the 1980s. Now it's China's turn. A new report described as the first of its kind has broken down how much ...

LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales

favicon TechCrunch
2 mentions1 day ago
LaunchKit, which aims to give developers a tool set that makes launching new apps easier, announced its newest service this week. The free LaunchKit App Store Sales Reporter helps developers ...

The U.S. Is About to Change the Way It Calculates GDP

2 mentions1 day ago
An employee works on the inside of a tire at a tire manufacturing facility in Bryan, Ohio, on March 13, 2015. The way some parts of U.S. gross domestic product ...

Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Molestation Allegations

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 days ago
On Thursday, Josh Duggar resigned as head of the Family Research Council's lobbying arm amid allegations from a sealed police report obtained by In Touch Weekly that he sexually molested ...

Join our Orange Day Twitter chat on how to use technology to end violence against women

favicon headQuarters
4 mentions1 day ago
The UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as Orange Day, a day to raise awareness and take action on ending ...

Publish or perish

favicon Nature News & Comment
3 mentions2 days ago
Universities should release reports to show what they are doing to tackle misconduct — and funders should help them to do so effectively. As every politician knows, it is important ...

“This land is ours,” says Israel’s top diplomat, citing religious texts

favicon The Electronic Intifada
3 mentions5 hours ago
tzipi-hotovely.jpgTzipi Hotevely (Wikimedia Commons)Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s new deputy foreign minister, vowed to continue building Jewish-only settlements across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in a recent speech to ...

WeWork: Real Estate Empire, or Shared Office Space for a New Era?

2 mentions3 days ago
Workers of a certain age may recall that long ago, people once divided their waking hours into two parts: work and life. At quitting time, Fred Flintstone would slide down ...

International Day for Biological Diversity

favicon United Nations Sustainable Development
2 mentions2 days ago
Humanity’s fate is tightly linked with biological diversity – the variety of life on earth. Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being. The examples are plenty. This year’s ...

A Pinot Noir

2 mentions2 days ago
In the early morning hours last Christmas Day, the wine cellar door at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry was pried open with a crowbar. The Napa Valley restaurant has three Michelin ...


favicon Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na...
2 mentions2 days ago
Biodiversity is essential for food security and nutrition. Thousands of interconnected species make up a vital web of biodiversity within the ecosystems upon which global food production depends. With the ...

International Criminal Court founder defends violation of Israel boycott

favicon The Electronic Intifada
3 mentions13 hours ago
International law expert Cherif Bassiouni has rejected criticism over a series of lectures he is giving at Israeli universities in violation of the Palestinian call for boycott. The scholar, who ...

Baby Bats Babble through Childhood Like We Do

favicon Scientific American
3 mentions7 hours ago
Fruit bats stand in for vocal-learning mammals in isolation tests to test language development In 1970 child welfare authorities in Los Angeles discovered that a 14-year-old girl referred to as ...

How Yoshitaka Fujii, the Biggest Fabricator in Science, Got Caught

favicon Nautilus
11 mentions2 days ago
Resume Reading — How the Biggest Fabricator in Science Got Caught In April of 2000, the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia published a letter to its editor from Peter Kranke and ...

Here's the Best Stuff from Edward Snowden's Reddit "Ask Me Anything"

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions2 days ago
In the midst of the Congressional debate about mass surveillance and a Senate filibuster of a vote on the Patriot Act, it might be easy to forget how we got ...

Building skills of young leaders to prevent violence against women

favicon Field Office ESEAsia
3 mentions2 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand – Young activists from 13 countries in Asia and the Pacific met in Bangkok from 5th to 7th of May 2015 to attend a regional training of trainers ...


favicon OrganizeCLE
2 mentions1 hour ago
In November of 2014, Tanisha Anderson and Tamir Rice were killed by Cleveland police officers. Local activists have been rallying to demand justice for them ever since, but that does ...

Combating Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking

favicon UNDP
2 mentions2 days ago
Wildlife trafficking is among the five most lucrative illegal trades globally, worth an estimated 23 billion USD annually. It is a multifaceted global threat that erodes biodiversity, ecosystems and creates ...

Nothing But Rooftop + Parking Lot Solar Installations Needed To Power California?

favicon CleanTechnica
5 mentions12 hours ago
Could California actually be powered by nothing other than rooftop solar + parking lot installations? Or is that just a piece of shiny rhetoric used by the proponents of solar ...

Trina Solar Introduces Home Battery

favicon CleanTechnica
4 mentions18 hours ago
Published on May 23rd, 2015 |by Steve Hanley Trina Solar, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, will begin selling residential storage batteries in Australia in June of this year. The ...

Birds Cleaned After Calif. Oil Spill

favicon YouTube
2 mentions14 hours ago
Veterinarians in Los Angeles are cleaning six pelicans that were found covered in oil following a spill in California that has leaked more than 100 thousand gallons along the coast ...

Potential flaws in genomics paper scrutinized on Twitter

favicon Nature News & Comment
7 mentions3 days ago
Reanalysis of a study that compared gene expression in mice and humans tests social media as a forum for discussing research results. A recent Twitter conversation that cast doubt on ...

Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 days ago
On Wednesday, when President Barack Obama spoke at the US Coast Guard Academy's commencement ceremony, he called climate change "an immediate risk to our national security." In recent months, the ...

Putin Channel: Kremlin TV Beats EU to Europe's Russian-Speakers

2 mentions2 days ago
Russian is the European Union’s seventh-most widely spoken language and the lingua franca of former Soviet countries in the EU’s eastern neighborhood. It’s a fact Europeans chose to ignore until ...

Black women get killed by police, too: the #SayHerName demonstrations, explained

favicon Vox
3 mentions11 hours ago
Updated by Jenée Desmond-Harrison May 23, 2015, 8:10 a.m. ET@jdesmondharris On May 20, the African American Policy Forum released a report titled "Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black ...

Ghost nets pose a threat to marine wildlife

favicon DW.DE
5 mentions20 hours ago
Once lost or discarded, old fishing nets can drift through the world’s seas for centuries, catching and killing marine wildlife as they go. Environmentalists and local groups are working to ...

Science is often flawed. It's time we embraced that.

favicon Vox
5 mentions2 days ago
In his book Derailed, about his fall from academic grace, the Dutch psychologist Diederik Stapel explained his preferred method for manipulating scientific data in detail that would make any nerd's ...

Ireland gay marriage referendum results: vote-counting begins - live

favicon the Guardian
5 mentions10 hours ago
With a result expected later, follow the latest news and reaction as votes are counted after Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage BREAKING: Returning officer says early count at Dublin North ...

Mike Huckabee is beyond gross: The sick hypocrisy of a man who slimes Obama’s parenting, but defends Josh Duggar, admitted sexual molester

2 mentions1 day ago
Presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, became the first public figure to express support for the ultra-Christian Duggar family of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality show ...

5 major threats to biodiversity, and how we can help curb them

favicon Mashable
4 mentions14 hours ago
That's why biodiversity is important. The wide variety of species on Earth, whether they're plants, animals or microscopic organisms, are vital to keep the world's many ecosystems healthy, balanced and ...

What's Next for the Microbiome?

favicon The White House
2 mentions2 days ago
Advances in gene-sequencing technology have expanded our knowledge of microorganisms, revealing new species in every environment from the upper atmosphere — an extreme environment not before known to harbor life ...

next page