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Wild Elephant Saved From Poachers Brings Son To Meet Her Rescuers

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It’s been eight years, but she still remembers how they helped her ❤️ BY KRISTEN WARFIELD Like any other doting new mom, Yatta the elephant couldn’t wait to show off her newest baby to the people she cares for the most — her former caretakers at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Kenya. Yatta, an 18-year-old elephant who was released […]

‘Cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals authorized

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The poison-filled, spring-loaded traps, called M-44s, are used by Wildlife Services for the benefit of farmers and ranchers Jimmy Tobias  Coyote stands in the frost in the Seedskadee national wildlife refuge in Wyoming. Photograph: Tom Koerner/US Fish and Wildlife Service The Trump administration has reauthorized government officials to use controversial poison devices – dubbed “cyanide bombs” by […]

Everything you thought you knew about gravity is wrong

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What you think you “know” is a series of illusions Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Sandra Magnus, both STS-126 mission specialists, float with fresh fruit on the middeck of Space Shuttle Endeavour on November 16, 2008. (NASA/Johnson Space Center/NASA/Johnson Space Center) By Richard Panek Richard Panek is a Guggenheim Fellow in science writing, and the author […]

The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump’s Support | Psychology Today

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A new study suggests some people grossly overestimate their political knowledge. Source: Elvert Barnes Photography/Flickr In the past, some prominent psychologists have explained President Donald Trump’s unwavering support by alluding to a well-established psychological phenomenon known as the “Dunning-Kruger effect.” The effect is a type of cognitive bias, where people with little expertise or ability assume they have superior expertise or ability. This […]

Vending machines filled with free books come to New York City | abc7ny.com

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    NEW YORK (WABC) — Vending machines filled with free books have arrived in all five boroughs of New York City. JetBlue launched its Soar with Reading literacy initiative on Wednesday. The company placed six free book vending machines in areas with the greatest need. The goal is to place the machines in neighborhoods […]

Investigation Reveals Tyson Foods as #1 Culprit in Largest “Dead Zone” on Earth

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  Nearly 9000 square-miles of ocean along the Gulf Coast is uninhabitable by marine life. Loaded with agricultural toxins and devoid of oxygen, it’s the largest “dead zone” in US history, and last summer it got even bigger. We’ve known the cause of the ecological “dead zone” for decades — fertilizer run-off from Big Agriculture via […]

Lollapalooza 2019: Watch Chance Join Death Cab for Cutie on “Do You Remember” | Pitchfork

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Their first performance of Chance’s The Big Day track Chance the Rapper, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (Photos via Getty Images). On the second night of Lollapalooza 2019, Death Cab for Cutie were joined by a very special local guest during their set. Chance the Rapper hopped onstage for the first live performance of “Do You Remember,” from the Chicago […]

How Starter Jackets Came Unraveled

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An entrepreneur built one of the most iconic brands in sports apparel. Now Starter jackets are a collectors item. Jake Rossen   Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Starter. David Beckerman decided he was done peddling plaid golf pants. The 1966 University of New Haven graduate had been a salesman at a Duckster sporting goods store […]

Elderly couple sued for blasting Iron Maiden too loud

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An elderly couple who lived in a quiet retirement community in Stockholm, Sweden has reportedly been sued for blasting Iron Maiden too loud – blasphemy, right? According to Aftonbladet, the couple used the English heavy metal band’s music to take revenge on a new couple that moved to their neighborhood. Other neighbors say the issues started […]

How Alex Metcalf Used His Acting Experience to Guide Russell Crowe in ‘The Loudest Voice’

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BY BRANDON KIRBY | JULY 30, 2019 9:30 AM Photo Source: Courtesy of JoJo Whilden/Showtime “The Loudest Voice” showrunner Alex Metcalf expected that finding an actor to play the larger-than-life Roger Ailes would be a herculean task. “Russell [Crowe] was always one of the people we dreamed about and, honestly, assumed we would probably never get,” Metcalf reveals. […]