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A Woman Who Went Viral For Being Assaulted During A Protest Is Now Facing Arrest

A young woman was assaulted by police at a protest against sexual harassment. Now those same police are threatening her with arrest — for assaulting them.<p>NEW DELHI — “Tear off her clothes!” the policewoman shouted as several pairs of hands ripped at Sheena Thakur’s blue-and-white cotton shirt. …

Delhi Police

'It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you': How Toto made Africa, and why we still love it now

Take an early-Eighties band in need of hits, a mid-tempo song about a conflicted missionary on a parched savanna, a catchy-as-hell keyboard hook and one of the most syllable-heavy lines in pop music. What have you got? A bonafide pop classic.<p>Africa by Toto, released 36 years ago, is a song whose …

Whitney Houston

17 Travel Bloggers On The One Place You Should Visit

When spring first hits, you might find yourself daydreaming about the one place you've always wanted to go to, but have never had a chance to visit. …

Travel

Six clouds you can use to predict the weather

Get your head in the clouds.<p>Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the physics equations that describe the atmosphere, including the movement of air, the sun’s warmth, and the formation of clouds and rain.<p>Incremental improvements in forecasts over …

Landscape Photography

There's a chemical in coffee that may cause cancer — here's how worried you should be

When coffee beans are picked and removed from the fruit they're inside, they're a pale color.<p>It's only after they're roasted that they take on a dark or light shade of brown and develop that wonderful aroma that we associate with comfort and feeling alert.<p>But that cooking process creates …

Cancer

Tim Dowling: with one word – miaow – the cat is in charge

I’m hiding in my office shed, the one place the cat will not go near<p>I am sitting in my office at the bottom of the garden, hiding from the cat. I have plenty of work to do – I am a businessman – but if it weren’t for the cat I’d be in the kitchen drinking coffee, or maybe lying on my bed.<p>In the …

Pets

Zero-waste movement goes mainstream in Vancouver

2017 was a relatively wasteful year for Shia and Hanno Su, and it’s all Shia’s fault. She broke a mug and a bowl — nearly doubling their annual waste …

Adv3nture launches new 'outdoor jacket system'

<b>After record-breaking success with its first hoodie, the Adv3nture brand is back with some cool new features and its noted versatility.</b><p>Have you ever …

The future we want: Turning gas stations into gyms and farm-to-table restaurants

<b>Reebok and Gensler are onto something here in their “Get Pumped” partnership.</b><p>The gas station is going extinct in many cities; it is a low margin …

Vacant lots are being transformed into urban bee farms in Detroit

“Work hard, stay bumble,” is the motto of Detroit nonprofit Detroit Hives. The organization aims to conserve honeybees by turning abandoned urban …

Multifamily Passive House completed in Vancouver

<b>These are very common in Europe but new to North America. We need a lot more of them.</b><p>Accepted wisdom in North America is that the Passive House …

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Nature and Community

<i>While routine decisions that shape our days — what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work — may seem small, collectively they have a</i> …

Farming's dirty secret: Thousands of tonnes of waste buried or burned each year

STUFF<p>Thousands of farmers may be breaking the law by burying or burning contaminated waste on their farms.<p>Regional councils suspect thousands of …

Pollution

New "Urban Sustainability Framework" Guides Cities Towards a Greener Future

The growing problems of the megacity of Tehran does not justify relocating it, councilor Ahmad Masjed-Jamei said on Saturday.<p>He made the remarks …

Recycling initiative turns medical waste into school shoes

Johannesburg - Who would have thought that medical waste such as drip bags could be recycled and turned into school shoes for needy children?<br>A …

Sustainability

Forget IQ. Digital Intelligence Will Be What Matters In The Future

<i>By Claudio Cocorocchia, Acting Head of Information and Entertainment System Initiative, World Economic Forum</i><p>According to business tycoon Jack Ma, the key to success is emotional intelligence. But if you want to be respected, he says, you’ll need “high LQ – the IQ of love”. Whether you agree with …

Innovation

Scientists Create UV Lamp That Could Kill Flu Germs In Public Places

With many parts of the United States dealing with a crippling flu epidemic, researchers have come up with an ultraviolet lamp that is capable of …

Public Health

10 ‘superfoods’ that continue to be underrated, according to experts

Sometimes the most powerful of superfoods are already sitting in our kitchens. While the term generally refers to fruits and vegetables that can do a …

Here's What Introverts Find so Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from yourself.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning …

Psychology

9 Zero Waste experts to follow on Instagram

<b>Stay on track with your zero waste efforts by joining an inspiring community doing the same thing.</b><p>Instagram is a great platform for educating people …

Sustainability

A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane — and reveals the disgusting reason you should never drink coffee in the air

There's something intriguing about the life of airline crew members. Maybe it's the pristine uniform, the jet-setting lifestyle, or the secret codes and signs. But people in the industry often say the job is nowhere near as glamorous as it appears.<p>Confirming that is an unnamed flight attendant at a …

E.coli

Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall

Murder and violent crime found to have decreased most in states bordering Mexico as drug cartels lose business to regulation<p>The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research.<p>According to the study, Is …

Cannabis

Renewable Energy Will Be Consistently Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels By 2020, Report Claims

The cost of renewable energy is now falling so fast that it should be a consistently cheaper source of electricity generation than traditional fossil fuels within just a few years, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).<p>The organisation – which has more …

The Daily Grind of Recycling

Warm feelings about saving the planet have given way to the drudgery of sorting and rinsing and nagging from the government.<p>The other day, I had an epiphany: If recycling were not required by law, I probably wouldn’t bother.<p>Okay, I’m a horrible person. But bear with me. In the wake of a blizzard, I …

Sustainability

This Ancient Mnemonic Technique Builds a Palace of Memory

Imagined memory palaces are still used by memory champions and the few who practice the memory arts, but they are best known from Greco-Roman …

Habitats

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Books

Kitten Lost on a Train Makes It Home Thanks to Thoughtful Employee

All aboard! Some lucky commuters on a train in France had an adorable fellow passenger — a lost kitten! On Wednesday, January 10, passengers in …

France

Passive solar home built of recycled natural materials "floats” in the Australian bush

At first glance, the delightfully sinuous roof that tops the Lauriston house makes the building look more like sculpture than a home in the …

Design

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …

Design

Oregon couple spends years building their net-zero 'extreme green dream home'

Some people may spend years designing their dream home, but one ambitious couple in Oregon has just spent years building their “extreme green dream …

Design