In his book, “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs,” author Richard Louv shares stories about meaningful interactions between humans and other species and makes the case for their value.
The number of cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus has shown little sign of slowing — total cases have now surpassed 20,000 — spurring the United States to evacuate some of its citizens from China, issue a travel warning and impose quarantines and a partial travel ban.
Cows are social creatures, and can become distressed when they are separated from their herd, or when they are taken away from their mothers too young. That’s why having individual voices may be particularly useful.
Early explorers were drawn there by the mythology of Terra Australis, a vast southern continent that scholars imagined for centuries as a counterweight to the Northern Hemisphere. Others sought economic bounty from hunting whales and seals, or the glory of conquering the planet’s last wilderness. Still others wanted to understand Earth’s magnetic fields in order to better navigate the seas.
DNA testing is making it possible for thousands of families to recover and identify the skeletal remains of loved ones decades after they were murdered or disappeared. But some families are traumatized and distressed by these discoveries.
One small piece of the Brexit puzzle will be how the UK funds scientific research, and how easy or hard it will be for scientists — who traditionally are part of an international, mobile workforce — to work outside their home country.
Ukraine has asked the FBI in the United States for help to investigate a suspected cyberattack by Russian military hackers on Burisma, an energy company caught up in the impeachment of US President Donald Trump.
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