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Earth's atmosphere now has carbon dioxide levels unseen for 15 million years, and we might be past the point of no return

The world has crossed a major greenhouse-gas milestone, and it may never turn back.<p>The Manua Loa Observatory in Hawaii has maintained a continuous record of atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels since 1958. Here's the complete record of readings from the observatory over that time period:<p>As you can …

Climate Change

Baby Born With Thirty-One Fingers and Toes

Many children around the world learn about their ten fingers and ten toes through the nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy.”...The post Baby Born With …

High School

Burning man 'sucked out of plane' over Mogadishu after explosion on board

An explosion – thought to have been a bomb – ripped a hole in the side of a plane, with reports that the charred body of a man fell to earth<p>A burning man was reportedly sucked out of a hole in a plane apparently caused by a bomb, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu on …

Airplanes

Cellphones Bought In Missouri Linked To Stolen Propane Tanks? ISIS Bombing Plot Feared

Cellphones bought in Missouri Walmart stores are being deemed suspicious by the FBI primarily because they were bought in bulk. Reports have noted …

Airstrikes kill 32 Isis fighters in Raqqa, activists say

Forty more are wounded in bombings, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as it is unclear who carried them out<p>At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and another 40 wounded in a series of airstrikes on bases around its de-facto capital Raqqa, activists have said.<p>Rami Abdurrahman, …

Middle East

Photo of San Bernardino shooter without burqa causes controversy

Al-Jazeera producer Hashem Said is being criticized after tweeting that ABC News should have respected San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik by not sharing photos of her without a burqa, the Gateway Pundit writes.<p>One individual responded to Said's comment by posting a picture of Malik after she was …

California

What's Behind the Rise of Chemsex?

Beneath the sex and the drugs, men are seeking out chemsex parties to find a place where they can belong—but the connections they make are fleeting.<p>"At least when you're being fucked by someone you're worth something to that person in that moment," says an anonymous man halfway through VICE's new …

Sexual Health

France's Hollande heads to Russia hoping for Syria breakthrough | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s president heads to Moscow on Thursday to try to win concessions from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to fight Islamic State and press on with a political solution in Syria, but diplomats warn that major differences will make a breakthrough difficult.<p>Residents toss belongings from …

North Africa

'We're going to find you': Suspect Id'd in shooting of Tulane good Samaritan

Police in New Orleans have identified the suspect in the shooting of a medical student whotried to help a woman who was being attacked, and the Big Easy's mayor issued a stern warning, saying: "We're going to find you."<p>The suspect seen on a surveillance camera dragging a woman down a street Friday …

Crime

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Salon.com

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Source: ISIS video may show woman linked to kosher grocery attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> French authorities say a woman in the latest video released by French-speaking ISIS fighters may be Hayat Boumeddiene, who is believed to have knowledge about the deadly January 9 attack on a Paris kosher grocery, a source close to the investigation told CNN.<p>The video, titled "Blow Up …

Terrorism

Two Massive Lakes Under the Greenland Ice Sheet Drained Away in Weeks

Two lakes underneath the ice in Greenland that previously held billions of gallons of water were rapidly drained, probably in a matter of weeks, …

Second Yosemite climber close to catching up to partner

The epic struggle up the smooth granite face known as the Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park has focused unwanted attention on just one of the climbers, who was desperately trying Monday to catch up to his climbing partner.<p>Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa climbed two pitches on the glacier-smooth …

Climbing

Toyota Wants Everyone to Know How It Made Its Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota announced Monday it will make available decades of research on its hydrogen-powered car to competitors in the auto industry, a move that the …

Alternative Fuel

Police say 3 dead, including gunman, after raid ends Sydney hostage situation

Police say three people are dead -- including the gunman -- after authorities stormed a Sydney cafe early Tuesday, bringing to a dramatic end a 16-hour standoff in which a jihadist and murder suspect had held 17 hostages in a scene much of the world watched on television.<p>A series of explosions, …