Wikipedia founder vows to ‘stand with’ Turks after website banned

Istanbul (dpa) – Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales vowed Saturday to support the people of Turkey after the authorities blocked access to the online encyclopedia, one of the most popular websites in the world. A message received by some users said the block was an “administrative measure,” though there was no sign of a court order and…

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Humans Are Destroying Natural World Heritage Sites

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Yellowstone National Park in the United States are globally recognized as containing some of the Earth’s most valuable natural assets. Despite this, a new University of Queensland-led study warns that more than a hundred of these sites are being destroyed by the encroachment of humans.…

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Four Indicators of a High Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence can mean the difference between behaving in a socially acceptable way and being considered to be way out of line. While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it—in themselves or in others. Emotional intelligence is essentially the way you perceive, understand, express, and manage…

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7 takeaways from the March for Science

WASHINGTON – Perhaps it was fitting that it poured rain on the March for Science here. The rallies and marches Saturday – with hundreds of thousands of people attending events around the world – served as a turning point for scientists, when many of them left the sterility of their labs and entered the muck that…

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The futile vanities of Trump’s “mother of all bombs”

President Donald Trump’s “mother or all bombs” – the world’s biggest non-nuclear weapon – dropped on remote mountains in unfortunate Afghanistan has pulverized rocks, shattered local ecology and destroyed the habitat of rare animal and other species. It completely shattered everything in a one-mile radius and has affected life in an almost 30-mile periphery. It may…

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Is Donald Trump the man to promote peace with North Korea?

After Kim Jong-un’s failed missile test and the US president’s cosying up to China, this is the west’s chance to reset negotiations for a nuclear-free South China Sea

21st-century fox: how nature’s favourite outsider seduced the suburbs

Not so long ago, they were the pests that made a mess on the lawn. But now they have crept into our homes – their images on mugs, cushions and tea towels – and into TV adverts, fashion and literature