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Humans are pushing the Earth closer to a climate cliff | John Abraham

A new paper, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has received a lot of media attention. The attention is justified because the paper paints a very grim picture of the climate and what humans may be doing to it. In particular, the authors of this study tried to …

Global Warming

Mysterious Neolithic monuments and lost prehistoric villages revealed by heatwave dry spell

Two prehistoric villages are among 1,500 lost landmarks which have been discovered in Britain since the heatwave.<p>Historic England has been taking advantage of the exceptionally dry weather to send up reconnaissance planes to hunt for outlines of long-forgotten monuments, buildings and burial …

Archaeology

Sharks have a new enemy: Magnets

Forget the old "shooting the scuba tank" trick. The next time you need to ward off a shark, try wearing a giant magnet.<p>Researchers at Australia's University of Newcastle have found that attaching magnets to commercial fish traps can successfully ward off sharks and rays, meaning fewer sharks are …

Fish

How a Battery Breakthrough May Lead to Electric Cars That Charge in Seconds

Why "flow batteries" might be the answer.<p>An impediment to electric car adoption is the fact that they can take a long time to charge. That means for …

Clean Energy

Parents Everywhere Rejoice: Scientists Want To Ban Glitter

Glitter is a type of microplastic that can be detrimental to the environment (and the sanity of parents everywhere)<p>Ah, glitter. Kids love to craft …

Pollution

Saskatchewan woman has finger ripped off at West Edmonton Mall water park

<i>WARNING: The pictures in this story may be disturbing to some readers.</i><p>A Saskatchewan woman says she lost a finger after her ring got caught on a …

Water Parks

It's Capitalism's Fault That Young People Prefer Socialism

Also to blame: Democrats and liberals.<p>It might be hard to imagine, but there was a time not that long ago when capitalism looked really, really good<b>,</b> at least in America. Not just in the sense that rich people had fancy things they might have liked to show off on Instagram if it existed, but also …

Middle-class

Wild Chimp Spotted Playing Very Familiar Game With Little Baby

Turns out baby chimps demand games of "airplane" too.<p>A sweet little interaction spotted in the forest in Africa is an astonishing reminder of how …

Chimpanzees

Mineral created in lab that can remove CO2 pollution from atmosphere

Scientists have found a way to produce a mineral, known as magnesite, in a lab that can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, offering a potential strategy …

Trent University

Dog Kept On Shortest Chain Couldn’t Even Rest Her Head

She'd almost given up — until someone showed her love for the first time ❤<p>The dog was so malnourished she could no longer stand. But when she sat on …

Pets

Not Everyone Is Thrilled About Paris’s New Eco-Friendly Open-Air Urinals

Visitors to Paris may have noticed a new addition to the city’s well-known landscape—bright red eco-urinals, which now sit alongside the Seine near …

Notre Dame

Giant Leatherback Turtle Will Inspire You to Do Everything You Can to Protect the Oceans (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

The Facebook video below of a giant Leatherback turtle returning to the sea will leave you wide-eyed and your mouth gaping open in disbelief. You may …

Turtles

A 21-Year-Old Woman Is the Youngest Person in the U.S. to Get a Face Transplant

Her story is incredible.<p>Katie Stubblefield lost her face at 18, when she attempted to take her own life, shooting herself in the face with a rifle. At 21, she received a transplant at the Cleveland Clinic, making her the youngest person in the U.S. to receive a face transplant. Her story, “The …

Parrot tells firefighter to 'f*ck off' during rescue attempt

This bird was not in the mood to be saved.<p>Jessie, a bright yellow and turquoise Macaw parrot, escaped her home in Edmonton, UK over the weekend and …

London Fire Brigade

Claims Keep Coming: Omarosa Doesn't Back Down After Calling Trump 'Functionally Illiterate' in Book

<!—http://cdn.brid.tv/live/partners/9968/sd/279200.mp4—><p>Former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, continues to make bold claims ahead of the …

Donald Trump

Viral ‘Goat Monster’ Is Actually a Real Goat Breed

A video of a deformed-looking male goat has been doing the round online for over a month, with many referring to the animal as a ‘goat monster’. It …

Google Search

Schools closed after Oklahoma parents threaten to castrate transgender child

An entire school district has been closed after parents threatened a transgender girl with castration and a beating because she used the girls’ …

LGBTQI

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

18 Dogs That Look Freakishly Human

No offense but these aren't dogs.

Pets

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

You could see the physical change. Road surfaces started to melt … Dev Niyogi, American Meteorological Society<p>The blast of furnace-like heat ... literally feels life-threatening and apocalyptic Professor Nigel Tapper<p>Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire …

Climate Change

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Free archery range remains 'hidden' in the middle of the city for decades

It was a rather unusual gift: a plot of land to be used as an archery field that must remain free and open to the public 24/7, 365 days of the year, …

Archery

Missouri Republican who said ‘Hitler was right’ wins state House primary

“Jewish people can be beautiful people, but there’s ideologies associated with that that I don’t agree with...Jews today are a remnant of the tribe …

Ideology

This Photo Of A Pregnant Guinea Pig Has The Internet Going "WHOA"

We stan a round legend.

Guinea Pigs

We're dangerously unprepared for the heat crisis from climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hot enough for you?<p>Well, if you live in one of the many US cities where official heat emergencies have been declared, or if you live in California, suffering the worst wildfires in the state's history, the answer is obvious. Extreme heat creates terrible conditions. And for many vulnerable …

Public Health

A Putrid, Green Bloom of Goo is Infiltrating Florida — NOVA Next | PBS

John Cassani sounds exhausted. “Mostly what we’re doing right now is issuing cautions and doing triage,” he said.<p>He’s referring to a crisis centered …

Florida

Toronto’s cube homes have been sold and the new owners just want the land | The Star

One of Toronto’s more curious experiments in modern architecture, the modular green “cube” homes nestled beside the Don Valley Parkway at 1 Sumach …

Real Estate

We Found It: The Best Plant for Your Dark Bedroom

It's always good to find plants that tolerate low light and won't wither up in dry, indoor air. Get to know asparagus ferns, one of the hardiest …

Plants

18 Ways Pregnancy May Change Your Body Forever

1 of 20<p>After birth<p>They say that being a mother changes you, and they aren't kidding. At no other time in your life will you grow a whole new organ, …

Women's Health

Week-Old Baby Rhino Plays in the Sand After Daytime Birth Shocked Zoo Visitors

The rhino that was born right before the eyes of amazed England zoo visitors is now a bouncing baby boy.<p>The Eastern black rhino came rather …

Wildlife