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Photo by Flickr user Kat R Across Canada a beloved and familiar face is silently disappearing. Everyday transactions in shopping centers and banks are slowly feeding a systematized extinction unnoticed by most. The object of destruction: the...
A ship floats amongst a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oilspill disaster. Photo by Flickr user kris krüg Four years since the largest offshore oil spill in American history, British Petroleum is largely...
Photo by Mieke Dalle/Getty Images What is extinction? For a species there is no greater failure. It’s a dead end for millennia of genetic adaptation and refinement. Extinction is the dustbin collecting the scratch paper of your discarded...
It was more or less muscle memory: put in a fresh pair of double-A batteries, slide in the square, gray cartridge of your favorite game into the open slot, then flip on the little power switch on the top. The original North American box of the Game...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ukrainian ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt as Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya looks on. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images) KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden on...
The horses each stand 100 feet tall, or the equivalent of a 10-story high building. Photo by Flickr user bermrunner The massive horse heads tower over the landscape, glinting in the sun or glistening in the rain, depending on what the ever-changing...