Enlarge / A humpback whale and calf. (credit: flickr user: texaus1)
Peeing on a stick is nobody's idea of fun, but it’s a hell of a lot better than what whales have had to deal with: pregnancy test by dart gun. And if a blubber-sampling dart...
Enlarge / The "barcode" pattern of light and dark points along the seam of a pair of jeans. (credit: -Bine- / Flickr)
Is every pair of jeans like no other? According to the testimony of FBI forensic analysts, the patterns seen on denim are...
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Enlarge / The shores of Lake Mead, faded from previously higher water levels. (credit: Chris Richards / Flickr)
In 2014, the Colorado River reached the ocean for the first time in 16 years. Most years, the river doesn't make it that far because it...
Ilana NovickArguments for Bloomberg’s candidacy stress his wealth as a plus, a kind of monetary insulation against outside influence, and his self-made billionaire status as a key weapon against Trump. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
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Steven SingerHuman beings aren’t robots. We can’t just sit at our desks and work. We have all these pointless meetings, frivolous emails and phone calls, co-worker discussions, disruptions and distractions. (Photo: Flickr/Whitter Wang)
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Oracle founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison. (credit: Oracle PR / Flickr)
About 300 Oracle employees walked off the job on Thursday to protest founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison's decision to hold a fundraiser for President...
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"Profane swearing" has been illegal in the commonwealth since 1792. The repeal now awaits the governor's signature.(Image credit: Roger Gregory/Flickr)
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Here's a clue for would-be Internet financial scammers: do not target librarians. They will catch on fast, and you will have wasted your time.
Yesterday, the outgoing chair of the Young Adult Library Services...
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Even thought it was, in most ways, identical to the present planet, the Earth still looked very different at the bottom of the last ice age 20,000 years ago. The globe was around 4°C cooler on average, and...
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Ellen Moore, Jen MoorePresident Alejandro Giammattei assumed office on January 14, 2020, after promising on the campaign trail to make Guatemala friendlier to transnational mining corporations. (Photo: Flickr/Vinicio Cerezo)
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Misinformation being shared on social media adds to the concernWuhan New Coronavirus. Image shared on Flickr by 葉 正道 Ben (busy), CC0 1.0 Universal, public domain.
Caribbean island nations are as concerned about who crosses their borders as any...
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Juan ColeThe Kushner Plan "tries to make of Palestine a Frankenstein creation." (Photo: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro, via Flickr @thejointstaff)
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