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How to create a perfect hand-made boat (and, more importantly, why)

In the heart of Lyme Regis a very special type of school: an academy where people come from around the world to learn the craft of boatmaking. Clive …

This Fungus Discovered In A Pakistani Landfill Likes To Eat Plastic

Polyester polyurethane makes a delicious meal for the Aspergillus tubingensis fungus, offering a potential solution to some of our insane plastic problem.<p>Out of all the plastic ever made–an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons–most of it still exists as waste in some form, whether that’s in a landfill …

Plutocene Era: Forget Doomsday, We're About to Enter a Hellish Radioactive Age

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>On January 27, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the …

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Mysterious Cliff in China Lays “Stone Eggs” Every 30 Years

If you’ve never heard of an egg-laying mountain, you probably don’t know about Chan Da Ya, a mysterious cliff in China that reportedly lays perfectly …

Beheaded by the Nazis at age 21, Sophie Scholl died fighting against white supremacy

As a member of the White Rose, she called on the German public to wake up<p>“Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go,” 21-year-old Sophie Scholl …

Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who …

National Parks

Canada’s Ex-Poet Laureate Stole From Tupac and Maya Angelou in the Greatest Cultural Appropriation of All Time

Move over, Taylor Swift. Kendall and Kylie, have as many seats as you need. There’s a new front-runner for <i>The Root’s</i> second-annual Wypipo Awards, and …

To guard against climate change, Los Angeles is painting its streets white

They plan to lower the temperature by 3 degrees over the next 20 years.<p>Labor Day weekend delivered record-breaking temperatures to California as a heat wave swept the state, fanning the flames of the largest wildfire Los Angeles has seen in decades. The unusually warm weather bears the mark of …

Los Angeles

Explosive leaked audio reveals the moment a drug company lied about a patient having cancer to get them opioids

It's a phone call between an employee from Insys, the Arizona-based maker of Subsys, and a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). The PBMs is supposed to ensure that everyone who gets Subsys has cancer — that's the pain the drug is supposed to treat.<p>But the patient in question, Sarah Fuller, didn't have …

In Nigeria, militants use dozens of children as human bombs

Nigerian militants have used 83 children — including a baby strapped to a girl — as “human bombs” since the beginning of this year, UNICEF said this week.<p>The United Nations body on Tuesday expressed extreme concern about the appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially …

Africa

NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth

A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion unit has determined that the threat of a supervolcanic eruption to life on Earth may be more pressing than any …

Cops Wrongly Subject Woman To 11-Minute Vaginal Search, Keep Jobs Anyway

A grand jury declined to bring charges against the officers.<p>Charnesia Corley, a 21-year-old from Houston, was pulled over for rolling through a stop …

Crime

Queen Elizabeth Is Preparing to Abdicate the Throne for Charles, Royal Aides Say

At 91 years old, it's fair to say that as the world's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth has an incredible work ethic.<p>And as her husband, …

Prince Is Getting His Very Own Color Purple

The Pantone Color Institute announced that they have created a special hue in honor of the late artist.<p>Prince’s association with the color purple is now getting the official Pantone treatment. The company behind the Color of the Year releases partnered with Prince’s estate to create a custom purple …

Laurie

Disney sued for allegedly spying on children through 42 gaming apps

Disney says ‘we look forward to defending this action in court’<p>A federal class action lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that the Walt Disney Company is violating privacy protection laws by collecting children’s personal information from 42 of its apps and sharing the data with …

‘Fireball’ Ride Horrifyingly Breaks Leaving 1 Dead & 7 Hurt At Ohio State Fair — Shocking Video

You will NEVER want to go to another state fair after seeing this horrifying video. The ‘Fireball’ ride at the Ohio State Fair broke on July 26, …

Ohio State University

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — She had no body to bury at the funeral, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth.<p>It was December 2015, a year after Nyayan Koang's boy was abducted by government soldiers at the age …

Africa

The Weather Forecast for August, September and October? Hot!

Grab that iced tea — much of the U.S. has had a hot summer so far, and it's only going to get hotter, according to a report released today (July 20) …

The Total Eclipse Offers Teachable Moments At 100 Percent Totality Or Less

This is my third time writing about the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st. It is a big deal and worthy of excitement. My previous writings suggested weather activities that can be done for the eclipse or clarified social media misperceptions. Herein, I explore something that I personally …

Meteorology

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

Strange things have been happening in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Last August a boy died of anthrax in the remote Yamal Peninsula, and 20 other infected people were treated and survived. Anthrax hadn’t been seen in the region for 75 years, and it’s thought the recent outbreak followed an …

Global Warming

Couple Gone Missing In 1942 Found In Melting Swiss Glacier (PHOTO)

The couple are believed to have fallen into a crevice.The post Couple Gone Missing In 1942 Found In Melting Swiss Glacier (PHOTO) appeared first on …

Floods

FBI issues warning to parents about toys spying on their kids

The FBI yesterday released a public service announcement (PSA) alerting parents to the dangers potentially imposed by smart toys.<p>The document warns that connected toys with microphones, GPS tracking, Wi-Fi, and/or bluetooth connectivity could be giving criminals access to private information about …

Infinity book store looks like an endless tunnel of books

Imagine an infinite row of books as far as your eye can see.<p>This bookstore and library in Yangzhou, eastern China, has transformed its space into an …

Books

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

<b>Don’t call Heather Erickson</b> a glasshole.<p>Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or …

Watchdog: At least 200 environmental activists slain in 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 200 land and environmental activists were slain in 2016 protecting forests, rivers and land from mining, logging and …

Latin America

Here's What Happens When You Don't Read the Bill

Rep. Chris Collins put his state to shame.<p>House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday that, should it ever make it to the president's desk, would fundamentally alter the American healthcare system. Which is why it was so comforting to hear in the run-up to the vote that, in one congressman's …

Health Care

Closer to a cure: CRISPR cuts HIV from its cellular hideout

Last year, researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh unveiled a proof-of-concept study that described how the CRISPR-Cas9 …

‘Stealthing’ Is Just Rape by a Different Name

Lately I have been seeing “stealthing” on my social media timelines. Intrigued, and likely against my better judgment, I searched for clearer …

5 Homebrew Camera Hacks in 1 Minute

Got a minute? That’s all you’ll need. Take a break from infinite scrolling through Instagram and listen up, because South African photographer …