The Daily Populous

Saturday June 15th, 2019 evening edition

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One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

Monitoring of the vast reserve with aerial surveys and foot patrols remains incomplete and relies on sampling, however.

Aggressive poaching over the years had cut the number of Niassa's elephants from about 12,000 to little over 3,600 in 2016, according to an aerial survey.

Anti-poaching strategies from 2015 to 2017 reduced the number killed but the conservation group called the rate still far too high.

"It is a remarkable achievement," James Bampton, country director with the Wildlife Conservation Society, told The Associated Press.

The last time an elephant in the Niassa reserve was recorded killed by a poacher was May 17, 2018, he said.

Still, a year that appears to be free of elephant poaching in the sprawling reserve drew exclamations from some wildlife experts. »

Study: Men find low waist-to-hip ratios attractive because it signals youth — not health or fertility

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Men consistently find women the most attractive when they have a low waist-to-hip ratio — commonly referred to as an hourglass figure.

New research provides evidence that men have this preference because it is a reliable signal of physical and sexual maturity in young women who have not been pregnant.

The two elements which have been the subject of most research are women’s waist/hip ratios (WHRs) and body mass indices (BMIs).”. »

Learning Anne Frank was bisexual is a game-changer

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And like many American children, I was unaware that I read the first, censored edition of the famous work.

All of this is to say, upon finally reading the uncensored version, I really wasn’t prepared to discover Anne Frank wrote quite clearly about her attraction to boys — and girls.

Representation matters, and to discover I was denied that representation when I needed it most was all too painful. »

It’s not sexist to call for smaller pitches and goals for women

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There is one obvious reason why women play on the size of pitches and goals that we see now.

Sukanya Chor Charoenying, the Thailand goalkeeper, is 5ft 5in and was beaten 13 times Cathrin Mueller/Getty Images.

I’m no expert on that particular sport but I imagine someone felt that with smaller hands, and less…. »