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Half of dead baby turtles found by Australian scientists have stomachs full of plastic

Baby sea turtles are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of plastic pollution, according to a new study which found around half of the …

Turtles

Man accused of sexually assaulting beaver dying on road

A Washington state man was arrested this week for sexually assaulting a beaver, which had been laying in the road — dying — after getting run over by …

Washington State

My cat went nuts for this wall-mounted brush

On Monday I posted a video of a young cow enjoying a rotating brush called the Happycow. I wrote, "I think my cats would go for a Happycat." It turns …

Pets

Killer whale still carrying her dead calf after 16 days

A killer whale who was spotted pushing the corpse of its short-lived offspring continued to carry her dead calf after 16 days, experts …

Wheelchair-bound man who sues inaccessible shops can walk

Busted!<p>A wheelchair-using Queens man who’s been shaking down businesses by threatening to sue for millions over their lack of handicap access — if …

Woman pees on floor after being told she can’t use toilet on Wizz Air flight

<b>A Wizz Air passenger squatted down and urinated on the floor after she was allegedly told she could not use the toilet while the aircraft was being</b> …

This newly-discovered wasp has a horrifying stinger—but what it uses it for is even worse

That's some big stinger energy.<p>Charles Darwin once cited the evolution of parasitoid wasps as an illustration for why he couldn’t believe in the existence of God. An insect capable of injecting caterpillar bodies with eggs that would eventually pop open and allow tiny little wasp larvae to consume …

Lions eat rhino poachers on South African game reserve

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least two rhino poachers were eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, the owner of the lodge said on Thursday.<p>A ranger taking guests at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape on a safari drive on Tuesday afternoon discovered human remains close to a pride of …

South Africa

Flight from Los Angeles sent into nosedive for 10 seconds after hitting vortex: report

Passengers have described the terrifying moment a vortex sent their Qantas flight into a 10-second “nosedive.”<p>Hundreds of horrified travelers held hands ­believing they were about to die as the aircraft suddenly dropped over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday.<p>The dramatic ordeal afflicting passengers on …

Seeing Is Believing: Satellites Show Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled In 6 Years

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, according to a comprehensive survey by scientists from all over the world.<p>The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) is a major climate assessment by 84 scientists from 44 international organisations combining data from 24 …

Global Warming

IHOP Just Revealed the Meaning Behind Its New Name and People Are Flipping

The pancake chain announced the reason for the new name Monday.<p><i>This article originally appeared on TIME.</i><p>IHOP has, for now at least, changed its name …

Burgers

NASA Says Antarctica's Largest Iceberg Is About to Die Near the Equator

Melt in Peace, Iceberg B-15.<p>Iceberg B-15 first sparked concern among climate scientists in March 2000, when it broke away from Antarctica’s Ross Ice …

NASA says the largest iceberg ever recorded is dying

Iceberg B-15 might sport a bland name, but it's one of the most interesting icebergs scientists have ever seen thanks in large part to its massive size. And soon it could amount to almost nothing.<p>The iceberg measured in at 4,250 square miles (11,000 square kilometers) when it broke away from the …

This Mom's Photo Shows Why You Should Never Park on the Blue Lines Next to a Handicap Spot

Once or twice a week, Shanna Mondy finds herself hoisting her 65-pound son and his 56-pound wheelchair into her van because someone parks their car over the blue lines of the handicap space, blocking the van's ramp. Although the mom doesn't get mad at this particular struggle, she does worry about …

Photogenic Monster Tornado Caught Ripping Up Wyoming For An Hour Near Laramie

June in the middle of North America brings with it tornado season to the plains. On Wednesday, the wide open expanse to the north of Laramie, Wyoming was visited by a handful of twisters that touched down across the area, which seemed to escape major damage from the churning funnels reaching down …

More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles found dead on Victorian farm

More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles have been found on a farm in eastern Victoria, prompting a criminal investigation.<p>Officers from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) found the carcasses on a property at Tubbut, which is on the edge of the Snowy River national park near …

Coral decline in Great Barrier Reef 'unprecedented'

A steep decline in coral cover right across the Great Barrier Reef is a phenomenon that “has not been observed in the historical record”, a new report by the Australian Institute of Marine Science says.<p>The institute, Australia’s government-backed marine research agency, periodically releases …

Whale dies from eating more than 80 plastic bags

A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, with rescuers failing to nurse the mammal back to health.<p>The small male pilot whale was found barely alive in a canal near the border with Malaysia, the country’s department of marine and coastal resources said.<p>A …

Marine Mammals

Tennessee pastor showed 'no remorse' after cops caught him trying to rape a 12-year-old girl

Police in Grundy County, Tennessee caught a local pastor trying to rape an underage girl in his own car.<p>Local news station News Channel 9 reports …

Fine, volcanic glass called 'Pele's hair' has been raining on Hawaii

The eruption from Hawaii's Mount Kilauea has seen lava oozing from the volcano in stunning, frightening pictures, but it's also brought about quite …

Pelé

Japanese Hunters Kill 122 Pregnant Minke Whales for 'Scientific Research'

Japanese hunters caught and killed 122 pregnant minke whales during the annual summer hunt off the coast of Antarctica last year, a report has …

Whales

What do you get when you mix a pit bull, a shelter drop box and a bunch of ducklings?

Buck the pit bull spent a night with newborn ducks, in one tiny box. (Photo: Snapshot from video)<p>Buck may not have seemed like the ideal roommate.<p>It …

Dropbox

Meet Supercontinent Pangaea Proxima—in 250 Million Years

Magazine<p>Our maps show how Earth's mountains collide and oceans swirl as a new landmass takes shape.<p>The continents are in constant motion: Tectonic plates crash together and break apart, creating new crust while old crust is pulled below the surface. The process shrinks and widens oceans, uplifts …

The Great Barrier Reef has died 5 times in the last 30,000 years

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

Great Barrier Reef

Japanese “UFO Boy” Can Allegedly Contact UFOs Telepathically

Japanese social media was abuzz this weekend with news of a 13-year-old boy who can allegedly contact UFOs telepathically. The photos of unidentified …

UFOs

Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said Monday that his swift decisions "were the only acceptable actions" to save his seventh-grade students.<p>Jason Seaman, speaking publicly for the first time since the …

Middle School

EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste

Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft …

Pollution

Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem

<b>In its June issue, National Geographic magazine has published a selection of startling photos highlighting the vast amounts of discarded plastic choking the world's oceans, shorelines and rivers.</b><p>Wildlife, particularly marine animals, are at risk when they become entangled in plastic waste, or …

Newest Hawaii volcanic ash plume rises to about 10,000 feet

An eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea summit Thursday sent a plume of ash skyward, about 10,000 feet above sea level, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.<p>The “small but fairly ash-rich” explosion happened from Overlook Crater at the summit, the agency reported.<p>The resulting ash cloud reached its peak …

Sea Level