France readies rescue of beluga astray in Seine

French marine experts will attempt Tuesday to rescue a beluga whale that swam up the Seine river and return it to the sea, officials said, a complex and risky operation for an animal already sick and malnourished.

A tree planter's guide to environmental justice

We might all agree that trees do good things for the air, for shade and for the climate, but we might not all see eye-to-eye on where and how they should be planted in our own backyards. In a recent paper, North Carolina ...

No, the human brain did not shrink 3,000 years ago: research

Did the 12th century B.C.E.—a time when humans were forging great empires and developing new forms of written text—coincide with an evolutionary reduction in brain size? Think again, says a UNLV-led team of researchers ...

Fighting for worker rights takes psychological toll

Bottom-up workplace law enforcement—which occurs when an individual worker files a claim against their employer—fails to protect the workers who are the most vulnerable to workplace rights violations. According to new ...

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