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Learn How to Build Your Own Games With This Awesome Online Course

From zero to hero.<p>Got a great idea for a game, but don't know where to start?<p>There's a bunch of different ways to develop games, and just a few of …

The Princess Diaries could be coming back for a third movie and fans can barely contain their excitement

The Princess Diaries might be coming back for a third movie.<p>Sixteen years after the first film hit theaters, its author Meg Cabot has revealed that a …

'Unprecedented' outbreak of dengue fever plagues Sri Lanka

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sri Lanka is facing an "unprecedented" outbreak of deadly dengue fever, with 296 deaths recorded and over 100,000 cases reported in 2017 alone, according to the Red Cross.<p>The international aid organization, formally known as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent …

Public Health

We’ve screwed up the coasts so badly that an invasive species is a plus

When native species are gone, an invasive one can provide ecosystem services.<p>Across the globe, invasive species have caused no end of trouble. Their …

To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes

This summer, scientists in California are releasing 20 million mosquitoes in an effort to shrink the population of mosquitoes that can carry diseases.<p>It sounds counterintuitive. But the plan is to release millions of sterile male mosquitoes, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The …

40 Best Things to Do in Athens Greece

This is a list of 40 best things to do in Athens, as you asked for it. Many come to Athens Greece because it is a popular destination but usually …

European Travel

India's first solar-powered train makes its debut

Asia's largest rail network hopes to save over $6 billion on energy bills in the next decade.<p>India's diesel-powered train network has a new kid on the block. The gas-guzzling Indian Railway system has just debuted its first solar-powered train, called the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU). It …

Solar Panels

Here's What You Should Really Do to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

From the simple to the radical.<p>If you're the type who fusses over recycling and using cold water to save the planet, boy do we have some news for you.<p>…

Chinese Scientists Teleport First Object from Earth to Space

In a major breakthrough, scientists in China announced yesterday that they have successfully teleported a photon, or light particle, from the ground …

Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria

By Marlene Cimons<p>In 1915, British scientist Frederick Twort saw something weird happening to the bacteria that had invaded his viral cultures: They were disappearing, a sign they had been destroyed. Two years later, French-Canadian microbiologist Félix d’ Hérelle observed the same phenomenon in his …

San Diego

Government U-turns on NHS abortions for Northern Ireland women

The English NHS will provide free abortions for women visiting from Northern Ireland, the Government has announced.<p>Chancellor Philip Hammond …

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced skepticism.<p>Four conservative …

Experts warn a large asteroid will definitely hit Earth soon causing a catastrophe - IBTimes India

The destruction caused by the impending asteroid strike is inevitable and can be compared to that following the Tunguska event of 1908, according to …