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This Shelter Dog's Photo Shoot Was A Complete Disaster (In The Best Way Possible)

The San Francisco Animal Care & Control, like many other organizations, likes to put up a few cute pictures of their adoptable animals. Giving a cute …

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

Hong Kong democracy campaigners demand return to British rule as first step to independence from China

Billy Chiu first gained public attention in Hong Kong when he waved the British colonial flag at protests three years ago.<p>On Sunday the activist goes one step further in his crusade against the city’s Chinese rulers, when he establishes a political party to campaign for a return to British …

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Simulations foresee hordes of colliding black holes in LIGO’s future

New calculations predict that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) will detect approximately 1,000 mergers of massive black …

Incredible Danish Wooden House Promoting Industrial Beauty

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How Reddit Helped Find A Graffiti Artist Who Defaced National Parks

Colorful acrylic paintings on red and gray rock formations and profiles of people smoking cigarettes, signed with a repetitive "Creepytings," caused an uproar on Reddit more than a year ago. Now, the uproar is calming.<p>After spending a month drawing and painting on the rocks in seven national parks, …

Woman banned from all US National Parks for scrawling her Instagram name on protected rocks

A woman has been banned from all of the US National Parks for defacing protected rocks with graffiti including her social media handle.<p>Casey Nocket, known as Creepytings on social media, posted the evidence on her Instagram and Tumblr pages.<p>She has been banned from going to those public places …

The World's Largest Maths Problem Has Been Solved, And It Takes Up 200 TB

We’re gonna need a bigger hard drive.<p>If you thought advanced maths in high school was bad, spare a thought for a trio of mathematicians whose …

X-Men: Apocalypse is what happens when a superhero franchise runs out of ideas

Just like Sony's stale Spider-Man series, the X-Men have seen better days.<p>To really understand <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i>, you have look back to director Bryan Singer’s firstfilm about the team of superpowered mutants. Released 16 years ago this summer, <i>X-Men</i> wasthe first fully formed entry in the modern …

Thousands of Bees Chased This Car For 2 Days Looking For Their Queen

BEES!!<p>If you've been online today, you might have heard the news about the crazed swarm of bees that chased down a poor woman in a Mitsubishi …

This Is How You Transport a 65,000-Pound Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Through a Crowded City

How long does it take to transport a 15-story long space shuttle fuel tank through Los Angeles? According to the trip one took yesterday, around 19 …

Space Exploration

Sanders says he’s going all the way to the Democratic convention

Sen. Bernie Sanders shocked no one Sunday morning when he told viewers of CBS's "Face the Nation" that he plans to remain in the presidential race until at least the Democratic convention.<p>Sanders (Vt.) is certain that he can become the Democratic nominee. But regardless of the outcome, he said he …

EgyptAir Plane Debris, Passengers' Belongings Found: Military

Egypt's military said it found the first pieces of a missing EgyptAir passenger plane — though there were no signs officials were any closer to solving the puzzle of what sent the aircraft falling out of the sky.<p>Families of the 66 people on board Flight MS804 have been waiting in anguish for news …

It was not a good day to be a drone in Hong Kong

It was the day that all the drones were grounded.<p>As China's third-ranking leader began a three-day visit to Hong Kong on Tuesday, police responded with what they described as counter-terrorism measures. Officers pitched tents on the city's iconic mountaintops to keep watch overnight for suspicious …

Flight Attendant Arrested for Stealing 1,500 Tiny Bottles of Liquor

A flight attendant was arrested this week after stealing some 1,500 miniature bottles of booze and reselling them on Craigslist.<p>Endeavor Air employee …

Sex manual for immigrants sparks backlash in Germany

The German government has launched a new website offering "advice on sex and sexuality for migrants who have not been living long in Germany.”<p>Called “Zanzu: My body in words and images," the site, which went live earlier this year, has 12 language options, including Arabic, Turkish, Albanian and …

Colombia seizes more than 17,500 pounds of cocaine from drug gang

<b>(CNN) —</b> The country where drug lord Pablo Escobar once wielded more power than many elected officials made a staggering announcement over the weekend.<p>Colombian authorities trumpeted what they said was their biggest cocaine seizure ever.<p>Police seized more than eight metric tons (more than 17,500 …

Aircraft nose art makes quiet comeback, reviving Air Force tradition

Air Force fighters and bombers are soaring into the wild blue yonder with new paint jobs, quietly reviving an old tradition.<p>The decorative painting and designs on the noses and wings of Air Force planes may not be as racy as they were during World War II, but they are just as meaningful, the Air …

United Arab Emirates Officials Announce Plans to Build Mountain, Control the Weather

It might sound like a parable of human hubris, or perhaps a cinematic supervillain scheme, but it's real: The government of the United Arab Emirates …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

U.S. Warship Challenges China's Claim to a Disputed Reef

A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea Tuesday, in a move that is sure to …

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton 'enabler' attack justified

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Monday he called Hillary Clinton an "enabler" of her husband's infidelity as "retribution" for her playing the "woman's card" against him.<p>"It's only retribution for what she said. She is playing the woman's card to the hilt," Trump told CNN's Chris Cuomo in a …

Battlefield 1 announced, watch the first trailer for the WWI shooter

DICE is heading to World War I<p>Electronic Arts and DICE made it official today: The next Battlefield game is called <i>Battlefield 1</i> and is going back in time to World War I.<p>DICE's new Battlefield will focus on WWI-era battles that include horses, tanks, motorcycles and biplanes, as well as …

Gaming Industry

Nothing to See Here, Just 35 Tons of Dead Fish from a Chinese Lake

That's almost 36 tons.<p>Earlier this week, it was this man's unlucky job to wade through 35 tons of dead fish, scooping their fishy bodies from the surface to clear the water underneath. Delightful.<p>According to <i>USA Today</i>, these dead fish clogged a southern Chinese lake Wednesday, likely caught in a …

Passenger mistakes math equations for 'terrorist code,' gets economics professor escorted off flight

An Ivy League economist was pulled off an American Airlines regional jet from Philadelphia to Syracuse after a fellow passenger incorrectly …

Equations

Saudi Arabia faces collapse: America’s Middle Eastern ally may not survive this latest oil crisis

Petroleum accounts for 90 percent of the country’s economy. A depressed market has exposed its fragile fundamentals<p>Vijay Prashad<p>May 6, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Saudi Arabia is in serious trouble. The Binladin Group, the kingdom’s largest construction company, …

North Korea leader hails nuclear and missile advances as rare party congress opens

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Kim Jong Un, the third generation of North Korea’s ruling dynasty, boasted Friday of “magnificent and exhilarating” advances in nuclear and missile capabilities this year as he convened the first congress of the country’s Workers’ Party in his lifetime.<p>The congress — the …

North Korea

In Afghanistan, al-Qaeda is working more closely with the Taliban, Pentagon says

What remains of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan is now working more closely with the Taliban, a spokesman for the U.S. led-mission there told reporters Thursday. If true, the renewed cooperation between the two groups marks another chapter in a relationship that has ebbed and flowed since 2001.<p>According to …

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors.<p>Aged nine and …