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This Floating Contraption Could Scoop Out Absurd Amounts of Ocean Plastic - Facts So Romantic

A 21-year-old named Boyan Slat says he can solve one of the greatest ecological disasters of our age: the build-up of vast amounts of plastic in our …

'Poorly protected' refugee children at risk of being preyed upon by paedophiles, warns German official

After a migrant boy was allegedly kidnapped from a refugee centre was killed, Germany’s federal commissioner for child sexual abuse warns it could happen again<p>Refugee children in Germany are at risk of being preyed upon by paedophiles due to a ‘scandalous’ lack of controls at asylum centres, warns …

Child Abuse

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…

Montana Road Trip: Yellowstone Country

Covering approximately 360 miles, this road trip through southern Montana makes a loop from Livingston through Red Lodge, dips into Yellowstone National Park, and concludes with a scenic drive back to Livingston. As you follow the route, drive a designated All-American Road surrounded by mountain …

National Parks

No Crap: Missing 'Mega Poop' Starves Earth

Earth has a problem: not enough poop.<p>The extinction of megafauna both at land and at sea has led to a shortage of mega manure, new research finds. As …

An Iran nuclear deal could cause problems for the US with its Sunni allies in the Gulf

The US administration appears increasingly caught in a game of whack-a-mole as it confronts a series of complex challenges, with Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen just the latest complication in a regional tinderbox pitting Sunnis against Shiites, and even Sunni against Sunni.<p>From the war in Syria, to …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

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Why Empty Calories Are a Big Problem

<b>Not all foods are created equal. Some foods, in fact, from a nutritionist’s point of view, barely count as foods at all.</b><p>Among these are doughnuts, pizza, ice cream, candy, soda pop, chips, chocolate pudding, and bacon—as well as beer, wine, and any other conceivable form of booze.<p>All these are …

Man survives brawl that left a knife stuck in his head for hours

<b>Sao Paulo (CNN) —</b> How's this for a miraculous outcome? A Brazilian man who was stabbed in the head during an argument survived despite the knife being lodged in his skull for over three hours.<p>Motorcycle taxi driver Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira was at a party in a bar in the city of Agua Branca, in …

Ship collision causes 33,000 barrel oil spill off Singapore | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An oil tanker and a bulk carrier collided off Singapore on Friday, causing a crude oil spill, the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said.<p>The Libyan-registered oil tanker Alyarmouk collided with the Singapore-registered bulk carrier Sinar Kapuas about 11 nautical miles …

Sean Patrick Maloney Is The First Openly Gay Man Elected To Congress From New York

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) defeated former Rep. Nan Hayworth (R) in a rematch of the same race two years ago in New York's 18th congressional district.<p>The race was one of the most competitive in the state. Hayworth held the seat from 2010 to 2012, but lost to Maloney after the boundaries of …