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Callum Roberts: ‘Sharks do bite people, they do kill people, but it’s more error than intention’

Callum Roberts is professor of marine conservation at York University and was chief scientific adviser on Blue Planet 2. His new book, Reef Life, details a life spent in the oceans studying the marine ecosystem. How was your first dive?It…

'Downsize' shows you how to think big when living small

In 1907, humorist Gelett Burgess wrote some self-congratulatory comments on the jacket of his new book, purportedly written by a Miss Belinda Blurb. Burgess noted “On the ‘jacket’ of the ‘latest’ fiction, we find the blurb; abounding in agile adjectives…

COP25 will review a scary year for climate change – Quartz

One year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, would become one of its greatest allies. Since beginning her weekly “School Strike for the Climate,” the petite 16-year-old has skillfully used…

Senior dogs and veterans are better together

Greg Brabaw and Pops enjoy a sunny moment together. (Photo: Mike Walzak/Vet Friends Foundation) A longtime Marine in Vietnam, Detroit veteran Greg Brabaw was living at home with no family and few friends when someone reached out to the Vet…

Matt Loudermilk: How He Embodies ‘The Aflac Way’

Aflac’s vice president and corporate secretary makes sure the company goes above and beyond to create and maintain a culture of purpose. As an Aflac vice president and corporate secretary, Matt Loudermilk has a responsibility to make sure Aflac’s culture…

These birds prove you don't need a big brain for a complex social life

Birds can form complex, multilevel societies, a new study finds, a feat previously known only in humans and certain other big-brained mammals, including some of our fellow primates as well as elephants, dolphins and giraffes. This challenges the idea that…

Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

(American Museum of Natural History) In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys — a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques — are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study suggests that as far as locomotion goes, apes and Old World monkeys each evolved a way of moving that was different from the ancestral species as they adapted to different niches in their environments.

‘Greta Shaming’: Scowling Greta Coming To A Kitchen Near You

Little Sister Is Watching You. Imagine you’ve strolled into your office break room to enjoy some lunch, you open a cabinet to grab a paper napkin, reach in, and — egads! — see the visage of that 16-year-old emotionally troubled…

How to go waterless in your beauty routine

Your daily beauty routine is no doubt awash in water. From cleaning your face to shampooing your hair, the tap flows freely. You typically wet your skin and hair before applying products and then use water to rinse them off….