The Tiwi Island’s trans community is dreaming big for Mardi Gras

Senior Tiwi Islands Sistagirl, Crystal Love in a scene from documentary ‘Sistagirl.’ Image: Sistagirl/ screenshot Imagining a world without diversity, culture and the full rainbow of gender identities is a very dull prospect. Recognising and celebrating the expression these human values attains us healthier and stronger. A world without the colorful and ecstatic celebration that…

Climate change are forecast to induce turbulence stronger and more frequent

( CNN) Climate change is expected to affect your life in some surprising ways in the coming decades. From worsening pollen allergies to lowered sex drives, creating the planet’s temperature by continued greenhouse gas emissions has broad ranging impacts — but did you know that global warming are also welcome to make your plane ride…

Real-life castaway survived 438 days lost at sea

( CNN) “Buenos dias, ” Salvador Alvarenga said to his friend, who was propped up in the prow of their fishing boat. “What is death like? “ Ezequiel Crdoba, his body hardening and turning purple, did not reply. So Alvarenga answered for his dead ocean mate. “Good. It is peaceful.” Alvarenga looked out to the…

Where your savour in music comes from

( CNN) Your savour in music might have more to do with the culture around you than how your brain is wired. Scientists previously thought that musical preference is rooted in the brain, but a new examine of a remote Amazonian society suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin.

More Than a Million Ford Explorers May Face Recall Due to Fumes

Seven years worth of Ford Motor Co.’s most-popular SUV model are a step closer to recall in the U.S. over mounting reports of exhaust fumes leaking inside and nauseating drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week took an interim step toward inspiring the recall of 1.3 million 2011 -2 017 Ford Explorers, including…

Report: Genetically altered food is safe, but not curing hunger

A new disclosure statement is displayed on a package of Peanut M& M’s candy in Montpelier, Vt ., saying they are “Partially produced with genetic engineering.” Image: AP Photo/ Lisa Rathke Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday. The National Academies…

We Are Subsidizing Rich Suburbanites to Clog City With Their Automobiles

Not a new problem, but an annoying one: The federal tax code promotes companies to provide free parking to their employees by exempting the fringe benefit from taxation. That means the government is subsidizing passengers to drive themselves to work instead of carpooling or taking mass transit or stroll or biking or running from home.…