3mn women make 620km-long human chain in India to fight for equality (PHOTOS)

Millions of Indian women have joined hands along the roads and highways of Kerala state on the first day of the year 2019 to send a strong message of gender equality. The ‘Women’s Wall’ rally or Vanitha Mathil gathered some 3 million females from all ages and walks of life. The 620km human chain, multicolored […]

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: A Competent Case for Ruth Bader Ginsburg the Icon, But Not the Human Being

There’s a scene in almost every teen TV drama where the teacher describes the theme of the episode that will come to pass over the next 45 minutes. The majority of On the Basis of Sex is like that. The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic stars Felicity Jones as the trailblazing lawyer who later becomes one […]

Saudi human rights commission interviews detainees, including women’s rights activists, over alleged torture, report says

REUTERS/Susan Baaghil Saudi Arabia’s human rights commission is investigating the alleged torture of women’s rights activists including accusations of electrocution and waterboarding, the Wall Street Journal reported. Citing government officials and other people familiar with the activists’ situation, the US publication said Saud al-Qahtani, a close adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), had overseen “some aspects of the torture”, […]

Trump’s newest chief of staff called him a ‘terrible human being’ days before winning presidency

Alex Wong/Getty Images In 2016, Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s acting White House chief of staff, called then-presidential candidate Donald Trump “flawed” and said he was going to support him despite “the fact that I think he’s a terrible human being.” The comments were made six days before the 2016 presidential election. Footage of comments […]

Behind the mind-boggling human carpentry of Catalonia’s castellers

Jen Rose Smith December 5, 2018 Share this article Equal parts flesh and architecture, the castellers’ craft is a kind of human carpentry, in which lean-limbed children play an essential role. Jen Rose Smith gets to the heart of this very proud, and very Catalonian tradition. By noon on Saint Ursula day, October 21st, the […]

Camera traps designed for animals are now invading human privacy

Enlarge / A camera trap working properly. (credit: Flickr user: NationalZoo) Over the past two decades automated wildlife cameras—known as camera traps—have proven invaluable in ecological research and conservation management. Their sensitive motion detectors have enabled scientific surveys of rare or shy animals in dense forest and as a consequence have seen broader use around […]