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The Expanse: Season 1

16 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Two centuries from now, humanity has spread across the Solar system. Mars is independent, its population working together to terraform the planet and building a high-technology society whose capabilities are beginning to outstrip those of Earth. Show More Summary

Man Says Kitten Saved His Life Days After Adoption From Shelter

17 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Glen Schallman knew that Blake, a black kitten he took home from the Humane Society of North Texas in January, was special. "This little boy and I bonded," Schallman told The Huffington Post. "He was meowing, trying to get the [shelter...Show More Summary

Hidden Costs, Hidden Benefits

Humanity's burning of fossil fuels and engagement in wholesale deforestation are imposing some heavy peripheral costs on society. Because of often being incremental and largely out of sight, these costs to the environment and publicShow More Summary

Throw humane pet stores a bone

When the city of Los Angeles barred pet stores from selling commercially bred cats, dogs, and rabbits, it required instead that animals sold in stores come from shelters, humane societies and rescue groups. The purpose was to end Angelenos' complicity with cruel breeders and puppy mills, and to...

Russian Claims Turkey's Journalist Visa Requirements Violate Helsinki Act

Chairman of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov said that the introduction of visas for Russian journalists by the Turkish authorities violates the agreements reached in 1975 in Helsinki, when the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe was signed.

Nature, Society & Humanity - the Beethoven Orchestra for Humanity

The Beethoven Orchestra for Humanity is a new orchestra with a twist. Funded after a Kickstarter campaign, the orchestra fuses music with topical talk for what they describe as 'entertainment with impact'. On 8 February 2016 the orchestra makes its debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Show More Summary

Social contagion: Women more likely to yawn in response to others, study says

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Italian scientists who documented humans interacting in everyday situations have found that women are more susceptible to catching the urge to yawn from others than men are. The findings, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, may shed light on this social contagion and on the differences...

Safari Club International and Las Vegas

Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States From February 3 through 6, Safari Club International (SCI) will hold its Ultimate Hunters' Market ™ at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. SCI is an organization that continues...Show More Summary

The Mozbii Stylus Pen will let kids paint with all the colors of the…world

Being a parent is terrifying. You have this little human who is completely helpless, and you have to teach it everything from how to tell the time to managing life as a productive member of society. Obviously you’re not going to start them out with filing taxes in their first few years as shapes and letters are hard enough as is. Show More Summary

The critical medical and moral stakes for all patients in pain

We, as a society, can’t ignore these numbers: over 47,000 human lives lost prematurely in one year from drug overdoses, a 7 percent spike over the previous year, with opioid painkillers and heroin driving much of this tragic surge. If this trend isn’t disturbing enough, four out of five new heroin abusers began their habit […]

I Feel You: Cross-Eyed Cat Looks Permanently Worried

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Meet Bum (named after San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner), a cross-eyed cat adopted from the San Diego Humane Society in 2014. And now he's an Instagram star thanks to his permanently worried look. Great, now I want a cross-eyed cat. Show More Summary

Norwegian Woman Claims to be Trans-Species, a Cat Trapped In a Human Body

From @rdbrewer, meow-she says meow-she is the victim of a "genetic defect" which makes meow-her a transcat. The more civilized a society is -- or the more decadent; I am beginning to wonder if Conan of Cimmeria wasn't right that...

Cat with permanently worried eyes might break your heart

Bum the kitten may look terrified to see you, but that's just how he always looks, so don't take it personally. Slightly cross-eyed and perpetually upset-looking, Bum was rescued by the San Diego Humane Society along with his four siblings. Show More Summary

To Truly Know an Ancient Society, One Must Analyze Its Feces

A human coprolite (Photo: Sianto et al. 2012/Wikimedia) Archeological digs, like any work environment, can get tedious. Even scientists need to have fun. In the 1960s, at one of Vaughn Bryant's first digs, workers would collect “dozens of flat, cow patty-shaped human coprolites”–hunks of ancient human fecal matter–through the course of the morning. Show More Summary

Go Behind The Scenes at the San Diego Humane Society's Kitten Nursery

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Get a firsthand look at what it's like to take care of kittens all day.

'Wobbly Kitten Syndrome' kitty will wobble right into your heart

Olive the kitten has all the right moves. She'll wiggle right into your heart and if you're lucky, your home. The cutie, who suffers from 'Wobbly Kitten Syndrome', is currently up for adoption from the Watauga Humane Society in Boone,...Show More Summary

A Blizzard of Activity to Help Animals

Many staff members at the Emergency Placement Partners, including the Cashiers-Highland Humane Society in Sapphire, N.C., pictured above, camped out in the shelters overnight so the animals wouldn’t be afraid as the winds howled and the snow piled high outside. Show More Summary

Human-machine superintelligence: how to live and prosper with AI

Marvin Minsky, one of the fathers of AI, published a book in 1986 with the title "Society of Mind" where he described a theory of intelligence. Minky's big idea was that the human mind was the result of many mind-less agents coming together, interacting, and producing complex mental phenomena such as language, memory, free will, and consciousness. Show More Summary

Career Breakthroughs Happen One Small Step At a Time – #SHRM16

I’m very excited to be speaking at this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo in Washington D.C. I will be speaking twice. First on Saturday, June 18, I will be part of a pre-conference workshop...Show More Summary

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