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How to Market Your Products with Social Media Influencers

Want to increase sales, and grow your ecommerce business? This is the secret.<p>You've optimized your ecommerce website for the search engines, and now you're starting to get more traffic. But that increase in traffic hasn't translated into an increase in sales as you had expected. You want to …

Social Media Marketing

The honey bee is facing an existential threat — and it could be very bad for humans

Three hundred feet up in the air, dangling on a hand-made rope ladder, with a 25 foot bamboo pole held in one arm, Kulung tribesman Mauli Dhan fights off savage, pulsing swarms of giant Himalayan honey bees for one of the only things that links him to the world economy – "mad honey."<p>Millions …

Bees

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will peer into Jupiter’s planet-sized storm tonight

Spotting the Great Red Spot<p>After spending more than a year at Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to fly over the planet’s most iconic landmark: the Great Red Spot. It’s a giant storm twice as wide as Earth that’s been brewing on Jupiter for hundreds of years. Now, Juno is going to get the …

Astronomy

Mars was struck by mega-floods 3 billion years ago, images reveal

The Kasei Valles channel system spans 1,864 miles (3,000 km) from its source<p>The surface of Mars is an intricate and varied landscape, telling the …

Planets

9 Beautiful Things Around The World That Most People Don’t Know You Can’t See Any More

We've all come across those lists on Facebook. You know the ones. The bucket lists that you need to visit before you can't, or before they will cease …

List-Worthy

Mining magma: Iceland's geothermal well will use Earth's crust to power 5,000 homes

The well in Reykjanes is being used to create a natural wealth of energy<p>Mind your step: this is the hottest hole in the world.<p>Situated near the town …

Earth Science

‘We must fight on’ – Romania’s crusader against corruption will not back down

The woman leading the fight to clean up the government in Bucharest says she will continue to hold ministers to account<p>Among the thousands of placards on display over the last two weeks of mass anti-government protests in Romania – the largest the country has seen in a quarter of a century – are …

Corruption

Republicans move to sell off 3.3m acres of national land, sparking rallies

Land totaling the size of Connecticut has been targeted in a new bill in the Republican House, uniting hunters and conservationists in opposition<p>Update: Republicans back off public land bill after outcry<p>Now that Republicans have quietly drawn a path to give away much of Americans’ public land, US …

A huge mouth and no anus – this could be our earliest known ancestor

Thought to have lived 540 million years ago, the discovery of Saccorhytus coronarious fossils sheds light on the early stages of evolution<p>You won’t find it in your family album, but a tiny prehistoric creature with a bag-like body, a huge mouth and no anus has become the best candidate yet for our …

Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state

Brutal policies accompanied by suppression of the facts are sure signs of an autocracy<p>Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. …

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

National Parks

10 Ways Men Can Actually Impress Women, According to Women

No. 6 is really not that hard, guys.<p>Truthfully it's no harder to impress a woman than it is to impress anyone else. And yet, men manage to mess this up so phenomenally that guides have been written on how they can best impress a lady to the point that she will agree to hang around them for a while. …

Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence

Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI<p>A future in which human workers are replaced by machines is about to become a reality at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are being laid off and …

Artificial Intelligence

Giant iceberg poised to break off from Antarctic shelf

Predicted to be one of the largest break-offs ever recorded, separation of iceberg could trigger breakup of most northern major ice shelf, Larsen C<p>A giant iceberg, with an area equivalent to Trinidad and Tobago, is poised to break off from the Antarctic shelf.<p>A thread of just 20km of ice is now …

15 fascinating maps that will change the way you see the world

From gun ownership to Miss World winners, we've mapped the world in some weird and wonderful ways.<p>1. Who's got the most guns?<p>Data from the Small Arms Survey, supported by more recent figures from other sources, puts the US way out in front in terms of guns per 100 residents, with 112.6, meaning …

United Nations

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>Laura Bingham: 7,000km cycle across South America, July 2016</b><p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for …

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

More People Have Died in Russia After Drinking Bath Lotion

Fifty-eight people in Russia have now died as a result of consuming a bath lotion containing toxic methanol, the BBC reported Tuesday citing local …

Russia

NASA's Spectacular New Video Shows Previously Unseen Changes In CO2 In The Atmosphere

Credit: NASA/YouTube<p>NASA has released an extraordinary video that shows how the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth’s atmosphere changes over a year’s time. The video is gorgeous, but it’s a lot more than eye candy because it gives climate scientists new insights into the role carbon …

Climate Change

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

The world's busiest air route is between Seoul and an island you've probably never heard of

What would you think was the most popular air route in the world?<p>New York to LA? London to Paris? Beijing to Shanghai?<p>Chances are your first guess wasn't the domestic from Seoul to Jeju, the capital of Jejudo island in South Korea. Last year saw over 11 million people make the trip between the two …

South Korea

First Cars, Then Space Travel, Now Elon Musk Is Powering An Entire Island With Solar Energy

Just when you thought Elon Musk had reached his ceiling, he decides to turn that ceiling solar.<p>On the heels of Tesla completing their $2.6 billion …

Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration<p>Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior …

Victoria's Secret Models Actually Lift Some Pretty Heavy Weights to Prep Their Bodies for the Runway

So much for the theory that lifting bulks you up.<p>You might think that Victoria's Secret models have nothing but genes to thank for their flawless figures. But the truth is that they actually put an insane amount of effort into sculpting every inch, from their lean legs to flat abs and toned arms. …

Thanksgiving Doughnuts Exist and They're Literally Doughnuts Covered in Thanksgiving Dinner

It's a two-for-one deal.<p>What if you could take the drawn-out discomfort that is Thanksgiving dinner and pare it down to a few bites? If your family served Thanksgiving doughnuts, you damn sure could. Created by PVDonuts in Providence, Rhode Island, the "Friendsgiving" doughnut makes Thanksgiving a …

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Pakistan

The secret libraries of history

After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries.<p>Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, …

History

Science Just Proved That Being Single Is Better for Your Health

No offense to Bey, but you don’t have to spend your single days doggedly hunting down a man who’ll “put a ring on it.” Being single can be kind of awesome: You don’t have to share your fave dishes (delish meals for one, comin’ right up), don’t go broke from dating and have plenty of binge-watchable …

Relationships