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Orangután trata de frenar retroexcavadora que destroza su bosque

Un dramático video de <b>un orangután enfrentando a una retroexcavadora</b> fue revelado por la organización internacional de rescate animal, <b>Animal Rescue</b> …

Facebook Will Use These Lasers To Beam Internet From The Sky

Pew pew<p>On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he envisions a world where we can digitally send our emotions to others. But that technology is still a few years out, so it looks like now Zuck will have to settle for drones that shoot internet through lasers from the sky.<p>Zuckerberg gave us a …

Mark Zuckerberg

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang, but with a Big Rip

New model suggests that as the universe expands everything from galaxies to space-time itself will be torn apart - but not for about 22 billion years<p>Everything we know, and everything else besides, burst into existence at the Big Bang. Now scientists have concluded that we could be heading for an …

Universe

DIY: How To Light Up Your Bike Wheels [Video]

Crafty, safe fun<p>As the winter months approach, darkness is falling earlier and earlier. Do not bike gently into that good night! By spending a few hours tinkering with LEDs, you can outfit your dull wheels with hypnotically glowing rings.<p>Some kits on the market use customizable circuit boards to …

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Cystic fibrosis hope as new gene therapy improves condition

A new trial shows that genetic therapy can improve cystic fibrosis<p>Ten thousand people suffering from cystic fibrosis have been offered new hope after a gene therapy was shown to reverse the condition in some cases.<p>The therapy, which was described by health experts as ‘life-changing’ is likely to be …

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Craze Knocks Retailer Pre-Order Page Offline

Fallout 4 fans across the UK have been gripped by a fever of interest in the coveted Pip-Boy edition, with a surge of traffic knocking one retailer's pre-order page offline.<p>On Friday morning, the British retailer GAME announced that it would open pre-orders for the £100 Pip-Boy bundle, which …

3D Printing

Cities' food supplies are eating into groundwater reserves, study finds

Groundwater in America's major aquifers is being used up way faster than it's being replenished. But where does all that water go?<p>A lot of it is used in producing food for the nation's city dwellers, a new study calculates.<p>Rather than try to figure out how much water farmers use in comparison with …

Germanwings Families 'Appalled' by Compensation Offer

MAINZ, Germany — The families of passengers killed when a jet was deliberately crashed in the French Alps are "appalled" by a compensation offer made by Germanwings and parent company Lufthansa, according to their lawyers.<p>“The reactions ranged from blank horror and rage to despair and bitterness,” …

Airplanes

Oil heads for biggest weekly drop since March as rig count rise

Oil headed for the biggest weekly decline since March as a rebound in U.S. drilling added to signs that producers will keep pumping into an oversupplied market.<p>Futures in New York fell for a third day, extending this week's decline to 5.4 per cent. The number of active rigs seeking oil climbed by …

UNFCCC

Japan is one country impacted by extreme weather in July, including extreme heat and disastrous precipitation https://t.co/UqL3ERovLD Such weather …

14 Bottled Water Brands Recalled for E. Coli Risk

Summer is prime time for buying bottled water in bulk (though both you and the planet would be better off if you used refillable water bottles …

13th century Mongolian ship Kublai Khan sent to invade Japan found

Two armadas sent by the emperor of the Yuan Dynasty to invade Japan decimated by legendary 'kamikaze'<p>Archaeologists have discovered the wreck of a Mongolian ship that was part of a fleet dispatched by Kublai Khan to invade Japan in the 13th century.<p>The ship is the second to be located off southern …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. People are saying that Facebook is considering buying Twitter.</b>But that doesn't make much sense, because Facebook's previous acquisitions — Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus — all had big growth potential at the time.<p><b>2. Hassle, the London startup which connects customers with cleaners, has been</b> …

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman

A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has reportedly died from a rare but devastating infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba.<p>Inyo County public health officials told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the woman died on June 20 after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba …

Public Health