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Parts of the Arctic Spiked to 45 Degrees Above Normal

Meanwhile, Europe is bitterly cold.<p>In December, a team of U.S. government scientists released a “report card” on the Arctic. Their top conclusion was pithy, comprehensive, and bleak. The Arctic, they said, “shows no sign of returning to [the] reliably frozen region of recent past decades.”<p>Now, it’s …

Global Warming

Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on us

As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense privilege to do this as part of my work – and that for the vast majority of people experiencing the underwater world in such a way is simply not possible.<p>Nevertheless, even …

Manta Rays

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an …

Global Warming

Global warming made Australia's record-breaking, sizzling summer 50 times more likely

Millions of Australians just endured a sizzlingly hot summer, with three blistering heat waves enveloping much of southeastern Australia during …

Why do so many white people deny the existence of white privilege?

They’re surrounded by pieces of the puzzle, but can’t put them together<p>Team Westport, a town-sponsored diversity committee in predominantly white …

White Privilege

Forpheus Ping Pong Robot (video)

Hardware manufacturer OMRON has this week unveiled a new ping-pong robot which is being created to enable table tennis players to improve their …

Robotics

FDA Bans Antiseptic Chemicals From Soaps

The administration says there is no proof they work, and they might not be safe.<p>The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs.<p>"We have no scientific evidence that they are any …

Obama creates the largest protected place on the planet, in Hawaii

President Obama on Friday created the largest ecologically protected area on the planet when he expanded a national marine monument in his native Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles.<p>The president more than quadrupled the size of the Papahanaumokuakea (pronounced …

Conservation

Elon Musk: Solar Panels Will Be Your New Roof

Elon Musk has confirmed the next step in the evolution of sustainable energy: Rather than adding solar panels to an existing roof, the panels will BE …

The 6 Secrets to Transforming Your Legs—and Ultimately Your Whole Body

Use this as motivation to never skip leg day again!<p>About a year ago, I decided to fully dedicate myself to transforming my legs. Which might sound funny, given that I’m the Fitness Director of <i>Men’s Health</i>.<p>But let me give you some context: Here at <i>MH</i>, I specialize in making fitness videos. In fact, …

Kobe Bryant Teams with Venture Capital Firm to Invest in The Players' Tribune

As The Players' Tribune website that was founded by former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter continues to grow, so, too, does Kobe Bryant's presence with the company.<p>According to Baxter Holmes of ESPN.com, the Los Angeles Lakers star's investment firm partnered with New Enterprise Associates to …

Batman painting expected to bring more than $100,000

DALLAS (AP) — A painting depicting Batman that pop artist Mel Ramos traded for a stack of comic books more than a half-century ago is expected to …

Comic Books

4 Assumptions People Always Make About Successful Entrepreneurs (and They're Dead Wrong)

Business success is not always equal to success in life.<p><i>What are some assumptions that people make about successful entrepreneurs that aren't necessarily true? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Gericke Potgieter, startup founder and entrepreneur, on</b> …

Entrepreneurship

For God's Sake: Why Don't You Value the Life of Black Girls?

The video is terrifying. My heart was in my throat as I watched this video of sheriff's deputy Ben Fields of Richland County, S. C. throwing a young African American girl over backwards, slamming her to the floor.<p>For God's sake, literally for the sake of God and God's creation of all human beings …

Squatting and Deadlifting: Their Correlation With the Olympic Lifts

It is common for us to think of the leg and back extenders as being the main muscle groups that power the Olympic lifts. As with all forms of weight …

Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

<b>5/5 experts say yes.</b><p>Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? …

Ice Cube to play Scrooge in Christmas Carol movie Humbug

Film,Culture,Ice Cube,Music,Straight Outta Compton,Hip-hop,Urban music,Charles Dickens,Film adaptations,Books,US news,World news,Universal Pictures<p>Rapper-turned-actor reunited with Ride Along director Tim Story, and could pocket $10m for role of Dickens’s miserly curmudgeon in wake of success for …

Ice Cube

Give Me Sex Jesus: young evangelicals' struggles with sex and church teaching

The documentary, which begins streaming on Vimeo on Thursday, casts a critical eye on the purity culture within evangelical Christianity<p>“Whatever it is, don’t let me die before I have sex” is a prayer that at first, sounds like a punchline. But for the young evangelicals portrayed in the new …

Astronomers Discover New Planet Less Than 20 Million Years Old

Astronomers announced today the exciting discovery of a new planet that may provide valuable insights as to how our solar system was formed. The new exoplanet (a planet that orbits a star other than our sun) is called <i>51 Eridani b</i>. It’s shrouded in methane gas and is located approximately 100 light …

10 Foods That May Trigger a Migraine

As if migraines weren’t awful enough, it can be downright overwhelming to sidestep all the things that could set off an attack. Problem is, food …

3 common myths about soda— debunked

Soda has been a big part of American pop culture since the 1800s, when it was first marketed as a brain tonic to “invigorate the system” and cure headaches.<p>It tasted good, too, and the popularity of soft drinks grew, until the late 1990s, when studies revealed that a third of Americans were obese …

'Katrina Girl' Found! Airman and the Girl He Rescued During the 2005 Hurricane Will Finally Be Reunited

Air Force Pararescue Jumper Mike Maroney had just returned from a devastating rescue mission in Afghanistan when he was called to New Orleans in …

New Orleans

Axe throwing, sword forging – but no sacrificing – at Norway's Viking school

College says it has been overwhelmed by applications after introducing a one-year course in traditional skills<p>We’ve had the TV shows, we’re getting the theme park and now the Viking invasion is extending to higher education in Norway.<p>Students at Seljord Folkehøgskule, a college 90 miles west of …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

The NFL's first female coach is no longer coaching in the NFL

When the Arizona Cardinals announced in late July that it had hired Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern, the media went nuts—in the best …

Black America’s “gaslight” nightmare: The psychological warfare being waged against Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter has been demonized following the unrelated murder of a police officer. Here’s why<p>Brittney Cooper<p>September 2, 2015 4:56pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this week, just before bed, an old high school debate teammate, a white man that I once loved affectionately as a younger brother, posted on my …

Black Lives Matter

This Fan-Made MGS 5 PlayStation 3 Looks Good Enough to Be Real

As the industry moves away from last-generation consoles, the days of special-edition PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 models are coming to an end. But one fan has taken matters into their own hands, and made an awesome-looking PS3 custom console inspired by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.<p>Featured …