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
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
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
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...
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.
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
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...
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
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
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 […]
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
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...
He was rescued by the San Diego Humane Society
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
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
Get a firsthand look at what it's like to take care of kittens all day.
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
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
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
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