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7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

National Parks

10 of the best LGBT-friendly holiday destinations

<b>Deciding on where to book your holiday of choice can be a stressful experience, especially for the LGBT community.</b><p>With negative attitudes and …

LGBTQI

10 Night Blooming Flowers To Help You Create A Magical Moon Garden

What if you could duplicate a starry night sky, but in your garden instead? These 10 night blooming flowers show off their beauty at night so you can …

Flowers

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Biology

A Breathtaking New Type of Opal Has Been Found... in Common Seaweed

The heart of the sea.<p>The gemstone opal is beloved for its scintillating array of colours.<p>Now the nanostructures that make those dazzling colours …

Science

New 'exploding ant' species puts on a gory, goo-filled show

A new kind of exploding ant found in Borneo will simultaneously fascinate you and gross you out with its toxic self-sacrifice.<p>Nature has invented some wonky defense mechanisms, but ants that explode raise the concept to a new level of horror. A type of tree-dwelling ant found in Borneo has a class …

Nature

CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped …

E.coli

Dave Grohl Invites a Fan in KISS Makeup Onstage to Shred Some Licks During ‘Monkey Wrench’

During the April 18, 2018 Foo Fighters show in Austin, Texas, frontman Dave Grohl spotted a fan in the audience wearing Gene Simmons’ iconic Demon …

Rock Music

3 Black women listen to Taylor Swift’s ‘September’ cover—and their faces say it all

Taylor Swift released a country cover of Earth Wind and Fire’s R&B disco hit “September” last week that, uh, didn’t impress Twitter (to say the …

Women of Color

New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered in Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have …

Insects

Australian killed removing brown snake from his house

A man in Australia died from a snake bite after attempting to remove the animal from his home to prevent it from attacking his pets.<p>Neighbours said Aaron Bryant, 46, came out of his house holding the five-foot eastern brown snake - one of the world’s deadliest - to tell them he had been …

Zoology

‘Deepfake’ celebrity porn has crept back onto PornHub

The furor around deepfakes, porn videos that use machine learning to convincingly edit celebrities into sex scenes, has largely died down since many …

Internet

Man Claims That Eating Only Fruit for Eight Years Has Made Him Superhuman

Mizuki Nakano, a former professor at the University of Tokyo, in Japan, has been consuming only fruit for the last eight years, even shunning water …

Nutrition

Stench Leads to Home Crawling With Stolen Tortoises—10,000 of Them

A gruesome discovery by authorities in Madagascar highlights a grave threat to a highly endangered species of tortoise.<p>Soary Randrianjafizanaka set out with police, colleagues, and others earlier this month to investigate a rancid smell coming from a two-story house in Toliara, a town on the …

Zoology

David Copperfield Has Been Forced to Reveal His Famous 'Lucky 13' Magic Trick in Court

David Copperfield was forced to break the magicians code in court Tuesday, when a judge ordered him to explain one of his most famous tricks …

David Copperfield

What Catnip Does to Your Kitty's Brain, According to Neuroscience

Far out.<p>Though humans across the country are celebrating 4/20 by “smoking a doobie” or “dipping into the devil’s lettuce,” it’s not <i>truly</i> a party …

Neuroscience

How Should You Pet A Cat? Here’s How You Can Be Sure You’ll Remain On Fluffy’s Good Side

Even tried and true cat people will admit that cats aren't exactly known for their unconditional love. Unlike their canine counterparts, kitties are …

Pets

Woman seeks firefighters’ help for her high AF raccoon

A woman showed up frantic at an Indiana fire station last week seeking help for her pet raccoon—who apparently was stoned out of its poor little mind.<p>…

Fire Fighting

What to Do If a Rattlesnake Bites You

Most people who live in Arizona never see a snake for their entire lives, except maybe at the Phoenix Zoo or Wildlife World Zoo. If you are …

Zoology

A Stunning Breakthrough in the Fight Against a Devastating Blood Disease

In 1976, my final year of medical school, I travelled abroad and spent several months working in the hematology clinic at Hadassah Hospital, in Jerusalem. Every day, I attended to children and teen-agers suffering from a blood disorder called beta thalassemia. They were easy to identify in the …

Medicine

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

Bioengineering

White 'Spy Kids' Actor Says He Can Voice Black Character Because He's 'Urban'

It’s 2018, but blackface-esque performance is still alive and well in the entertainment biz. In this case, a white star from Netflix’s new <i>Spy Kids:</i> …

Snoop Dogg

Do You Know Which Dog Breeds Are in a Mutt? Scientists Want to Find Out

One of the favorite pastimes of dog people is guessing a mutt’s ancestry.<p>Is that scruffy little guy in the dog park a mix of Afghan hound and Catahoula leopard dog? Is the beast that bit someone really a pit bull, or a cocker spaniel-beagle potpourri? And how about your aunt’s yippy pillow on paws …

Pets

Man Believes Prescription Painkillers Turned Him Gay

A 23-year-old man from Lincolnshire, in the UK, claims that taking a prescription painkiller has caused him to lose sexual attraction to women and …

Medicine

Unarmed Teen Killed by Police Was ‘Simply Backing His Mom’s Minivan’ Out of Garage, Lawsuit Claims

The 17-year-old was home alone when officers were called to the red-brick house to check on him after he’d allegedly threatened to harm himself on …

Kansas City

21 Jokes About Owning A Cat That Are Funny Because They're True

"Hello, Police? I accidentally stepped on my cats foot and need to be arrested."

Pets

A Huge Gathering of Octopuses Has Been Found at Record Depths, And They Don't Look Well

This is how horror movies start.<p>Off the coast of Costa Rica, about 3 kilometres (roughly 2 miles) beneath the ocean's surface, there is a literal …

Zoology

High-speed pig slaughter will be disastrous for everyone involved

A new rule in the US would eliminate food inspectors and lift limits on how quickly pigs can be killed. The impact on workers, animals and consumers would be disastrous<p>The Trump administration has proposed a radical change in food safety protection. They’re misleadingly calling it the …

Agriculture

Trump’s first tweet about Stormy Daniels makes no sense — and he may even regret it

President Trump finally tweeted about Stormy Daniels. Perhaps he shouldn't have.<p>Trump assured us two weeks ago that he wasn't involved in the payment to keep Daniels quiet about an alleged affair. But a tweet he sent Wednesday seems to imply he had at least some knowledge of what happened — or, …

Donald Trump

Why April 17th Matters in Rock History

It’s April 17th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1998, <b>Paul McCartney</b>’s wife and one-time member of <b>Wings</b>, <b>Linda</b></b> …

New Singles