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Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is going strawless.<p>The coffee company announced Monday that it will phase out plastic strawsfrom all of its stores by 2020.<p>The changes will help Starbucks (SBUX) eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year, the company said.<p>Plastic straws contribute to ocean pollution and pose a …

Pollution

World's first animals caused global warming that led to multiple mass extinctions, study reveals

When some of the first worm-like creatures evolved at the bottom of the sea, they triggered a wave of global warming that would ultimately be their …

Climate Change

Cancer immunotherapy 'could be safer' with natural killer cells

Scientists have developed an immunotherapy that uses immune cells cultured from stem cells instead of cells that are taken from patients to seek and …

Immunotherapy

8 Months, 6 Continents: The World’s Longest Cruise Will Set Sail Next Summer

Viking Sun, a 465-stateroom vessel that accommodates 930 guests, is offering travelers the chance to check off more from their bucket list during one …

The Hubble celebrates its 28th birthday by making us all feel small, as usual

A part of space 4,000 light-years away is filled with baby stars, and the Hubble Space Telescope can see them.<p>Two new photos taken by the intrepid …

New Species of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered in Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have …

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Dementia

Cities before they were cities: the villages that became modern metropolises

At The Party, Not The Life Of It: What It Means To Be A Social Introvert

The term “social introvert” sounds a bit like an oxymoron. You’re either social, or you’re an introvert.<p>However, let’s not forget introversion and …

Behavioral Sciences

Analogue's Super Nt is the ultimate gift for Nintendo-obsessed 90s kids

More than 25 years after Nintendo first launched its iconic gaming console, the company revived it with a limited edition palm-sized Super Nintendo Classic that featured several built-in games to let players relive the glory days of 16-bit gaming. Now, Seattle-based Analogue is offering what might …

Retrogaming

Astronomers ponder possible life adrift in Venus’ clouds

On Friday, astronomers announced a new paper laying out the case for the atmosphere of Venus as a possible niche for extraterrestrial microbial …

Astronomy

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Alt-J on their pioneering ‘immersive sound show’ – and why they want Obama to come

It's gonna be huge<p>This summer, Alt-J will make proper music history. Their recently announced show at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium on June 15 will …

RED and Sharp team up on 8K monitor technology

Cinema camera company RED is working with Sharp on new 8K technology, according to Phil Holland, a cinematographer who works closely with RED. He has been testing an unreleased, prototype 70-inch 8K TV, and comparing it against a Sharp 4K model using 8K aerial footage he shot in LA. From seven feet …

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Is Running Out of Time

The James Webb, Hubble’s successor, may face more delays and even exceed its budget, according to a new government report.<p>The world’s next great space telescope is falling behind.<p>The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s successor to the famed Hubble, is at risk of experiencing significant delays in …

Universe

Five lost cities of the world

Angamuco, Mexico<p>Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road systems, vegetable gardens and ball courts. It was a major centre for the Purépecha …

Vegetable Gardens

Sending a Tesla into space wasn’t such a dumb idea

There might just be a method to Musk’s madness<p>Maybe it’s my instinctive distrust of bored billionaires treating the world as their playground, but I’m always dubious about Elon Musk’s various moonshot projects. He seems to be enjoying it all a little too much. Latest among his outlandish ideas was …

The Czech Republic’s Bohemian Paradise: as magical as it sounds

Sitting in contemplative silence atop an enormous sandstone rock, I hear the first whoops in the distance. My initial reaction is to wonder who dares destroy this peace and tranquillity? Is it leftover warlords from Jez Butterworth’s new blockbuster TV drama Brittania? Scenes from the series (which …

European Travel

One in 20 of South Africa's rhinos slaughtered in 2017

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's efforts to stem the poaching of endangered rhinos for their horns failed to prevent another 5 percent of the population being slaughtered last year.<p>South Africa has more than 80 percent of the world's estimated population of just 25,000 rhinoceroses. A total …

Forty-two people hold the same wealth as half the world, Oxfam says

The gulf between the world's richest and poorest people is widening, Oxfam has claimed, with a report by the charity revealing that 42 people hold the same amount of wealth as the 3.7bn people who make up the poorest half of the world’s population.<p>The report, published to coincide with the first …

James Franco and Aziz Ansari avoid the Screen Actors Guild award spotlight after sexual assault allegations

Hollywood stars James Franco and Aziz Ansari were both up for major gongs at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday night, but neither of them were determined to make their presence known.<p>There was a distinct difference to the celebrations of the Golden Globe awards three weeks ago, when Franco …

No, Mark Zuckerberg didn’t buy a giant yacht

<i>Update:</i> A spokesperson for Mark Zuckerberg offered a pretty flat-out denial of reports saying that the Facebook founder had purchased a $150 million ultra-luxury super yacht in Monaco this past September, “The reports related to Mark purchasing a yacht are completely inaccurate as he did not …

Mark Zuckerberg

17 beautiful places to see in Hong Kong

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hong Kong isn't just a city. It's a subtropical archipelago made up of 236 islands, islets and rocky outcrops. There are plenty of places offering respite to tourists and local residents seeking a weekend escape. Some are iconic spectacles; others quiet, remote strips.<p>And then there are all …

Hong Kong

Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> As lawmakers push to get a health care bill through the Senate, one New Jersey mom is speaking out.<p>Alison Chandra's son, Ethan, was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in which organs form on the wrong side of the body.<p>"Heterotaxy syndrome literally means different …

Apple Leak 'Confirms' iPhone 8 Shape Change

Another leak legend is back. Following new information from famed leaker Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) about the Galaxy Note 8’s sky high price, Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @onleaks) has joined in with good and bad news about the iPhone 8’s brand new design…<p>Following leak after leak about Apple’s …

Huawei leapfrogs Samsung to become world’s most profitable Android device maker

The explosive woes of Samsung’s defective Galaxy Note 7 franchise have helped catapult China’s Huawei past the South Korean conglomerate as the most profitable Android smartphone manufacturer in the world. Apple continues to remain the most profitable of all smartphone makers with a staggering 91% …

Cool coasts: Gray Malin's amazing aerial beach photos | CNN Travel

BLAZE Tab Plus: The gaming tablet just got better

Back in December 2015 we reviewed the BLAZE Tab, an excellent Android gaming tablet that was a retro gamers heaven in the palm of your hand. Well now …

Astronauts will celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner in space this year

If you think you’re too far from America to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, take some inspiration from the astronauts who will be enjoying turkey and trimmings in space this year.<p>Thanks to scientists at the Space Food Research Facility at Texas A&M University, astronauts will be having a …

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