A Look That Says "I would run if I were you."
This cool cat is one of the four Siberian tigers that call the Philadelphia Zoo home.
Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, are the world's biggest cats, capable of growing 12 feet long and weighing upwards of 300 kg (660 lb). Their keen and stunningly deep eyes see six times better than humans' do. Thick coats and an insulating layer of fat allow them to sustain temperatures as low as -42 degrees Celsius (-45 in Fahrenheit). Add all those up and you've got quite the predator on your hands. Sadly, the Siberian tiger is highly endangered. It is estimated that only about 350 remain in the wild.
Learn more about Siberian tigers:
-at the World Wildlife Fund
-at WCS Russia
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
A guide to making difficult conversations possible—and peaceful—in an increasingly polarized nation.
- How can we reach out to people on the other side of the divide? Get to know the other person as a human being before you get to know them as a set of tribal political beliefs, says Sarah Ruger. Don't launch straight into the difficult topics—connect on a more basic level first.
- To bond, use icebreakers backed by neuroscience and psychology: Share a meal, watch some comedy, see awe-inspiring art, go on a tough hike together—sharing tribulation helps break down some of the mental barriers we have between us. Then, get down to talking, putting your humanity before your ideology.
- The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. The foundation supports interdisciplinary research to overcome intolerance, new models for peaceful interactions, and experiments that can heal fractured communities. For more information, visit charleskochfoundation.org/courageous-collaborations.
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