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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reach divorce settlement, avoid court hearing

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their rancorous divorce battle and will avoid a court hearing that would have potentially aired intimate and embarrassing details on both sides of the nasty celebrity split.<p>The actors said in a joint statement issued Tuesday: "Our relationship was intensely …

Justin Bieber quits Instagram after public spat with Selena Gomez over Sofia Richie

Justin Bieber has quit Instagram after a public dust-up that involved Sofia Richie, Selena Gomez, possibly Hailey Baldwin and definitely a slew of attack fans.<p>But don’t say he didn’t warn us.<p>"I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you …

Boko Haram video ‘shows Chibok schoolgirls’, demand release of fighters

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Sunday that purported to show recent footage of dozens of schoolgirls still missing after being kidnapped from the town of Chibok more than two years ago.<p>The girls, wearing full-body veils but with their faces showing, can be seen seated …

Can we feed 10 billion people on organic farming alone?

Organic farming creates more profit and yields healthier produce. It’s time it played the role it deserves in feeding a rapidly growing world population<p>In 1971, then US Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz uttered these unsympathetic words: “Before we go back to organic agriculture in this country, …

Agriculture

23 Things to Know About 23-Time Gold Medal Winner Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, who continues to make history from one race to the next, took home his 23rd gold medal on Saturday night in what he has said was the final race of his storied career.<p>Here are 23 things you need to know about the swimmer.<p><b>1. Phelps has an estimated net worth of $50 million</b><p>After …

A brief history of Niantic Labs, the makers of Pokémon Go

Niantic Labs, a small gaming company previously owned by Google, has gone from a somewhat obscure gaming shop to one of the most prominent developers overnight.<p>The company launched Pokémon Go in July 2016, the first very long-awaited smartphone version of a Pokémon game. After holding out for …

Pokémon

Environmental records are being shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found.<p>The "state of the climate" report, …

Muhammad Ali: Dwayne Johnson shares touching memories of the boxer

Following the death of Muhammad Ali, Dwayne Johnson explained his special connection with the boxing legend in a tribute on Instagram.<p>“I was in the …

Muhammad Ali once trolled a public speaker with an electric pencil sharpener

This man's tale of a bizarre encounter with Muhammad Ali is a 20-tweet long epic well worth the read.<p>Twitter user @ThatBoysGood, who recounted the …

Paul McCartney Remembers Muhammad Ali: ‘I Loved That Man’

Paul McCartney and Muhammad Ali had known each other for over 50 years before the legendary boxer passed away on Friday evening. We’ve already seen everyone from pro athletes, to famous authors, to the President of the United States pay tribute to The Greatest, and now McCartney has chimed in as …

Paul McCartney

Katherine Dunn, Author of Geek Love, Has Died

<i>Geek Love</i> is one of the main reasons I rarely loan out books anymore—at least, not with the expectation that I’ll ever see them again. When I heard the news yesterday that its author, Katherine Dunn, had died at the age of 70, I looked to my shelves, found my copy once again absent, and found …

Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that climate change is now affecting the way that the Earth moves. The team found that, as the last century has progressed, the "wobble" that our planet makes as it travels has shifted. A hundred years ago this movement -- called polar …

Global Warming

Spotlight: Sustainable Travel Writers The Ecophiles

<b>Our names are</b> Namrata B. and Mitali M., and we are the co-founders of the eco-travel site Ecophiles. We’re travel writers and love sharing inspiring travel ideas based in nature, culture, food and adventure.<p><b>Ecophiles</b><p><b>Our work specializes in</b> coming up with fabulous ideas for eco-friendly travel. We …

Social Media

Google is reportedly making an iOS keyboard with search functionality

It appears that Google is working on a third-party keyboard for iOS that would allow search functionality directly within the keyboard itself, according to The Verge.<p>Casey Newton reports that the keyboard will have swipe functionality, letting users run their finger from one letter to the next …

Apps