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Thinning the Herd

The Bison of Catalina Island showcase responsible wildlife stewardship

On a perfectly balmy day in the rugged hills of Catalina Island, about an hour off the coast of California, biologist Julie King peers through the crosshairs of a mounted telescope at a pooping bison.

She records the time the droppings hit the ground, the identification tag of the half-ton offender, and which telescope was used to mark the pile’s location. A few minutes later, calling out instructions over the steady hum of planes flying overhead toward island's private airport, she guides fellow biologist Calvin Duncan down to exact location of the dung.

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8 Contraception Questions Every Woman Should Ask

From first-time users to moms getting back into birth control, make sure these topics get covered.

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

It seems like every couple years a new contraceptive for women comes on the market. Decades after the FDA approved “the pill” as birth control, women have seen their options expand into shots, patches, implants, sponges, etc … each with their own benefits, drawbacks, and side effects.

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We were barely in our hotel room in Damascus, Syria a half hour before our afternoon delight came to a jolting halt. Khair, my husband, who is Syrian and always calm in emergency situations, muttered an understated “uh oh.” I knew from his panicked expression it had to be bad before I even looked down at the ripped condom.

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