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Sea bass shortage could bring complete fishing ban in 2017

Sea bass could be off the menu in British restaurants after experts warned that there was a desperate shortage of stocks in UK and European waters.<p>The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) confirmed that the wild bass population has slipped to dangerously low levels and have …

Fishing

Possible Remains of the Buddha Found in China

NANJING, CHINA—A skull bone that may have belonged to the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was discovered in China hidden inside a model of a stupa, or …

Archaeology

10 reasons Wentworth Prison is better than Orange Is The New Black

Everyone loves a bit of Orange Is The New Black – us included. It’s entertaining, a bit sexy, very funny and often uplifting and emotive.<p>But, if we …

Professor interrogated after passenger reports him for doing maths on plane

Image: plane seat image via Shutterstock<p>Image: plane seat image via Shutterstock<p>AN IVY LEAGUE professor said his flight was delayed because a fellow …

Wyatt Cenac Told to 'F*** Off' by Jon Stewart Over 'Daily Show' Racial Caricature Bit

As Jon Stewart winds down his run as host of “The Daily Show” (his final episode airs August 6, his legacy will largely be one of poignant and …

29 Breathtaking Photographs Of The Human Race You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

These images capture the diversity of the human race, reminding us that we live on a planet where sad and happy coexist. Some of these images are …

Burning Man

Why We Finally Have the First True 'Smartphones'

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Johnny Hallyday

Disturbing Aerial Photos Show What Killing Billions Of Animals For Meat Is Doing To The Environment

I'm in!<p>Global food production today is a mess. Although millions of people have begun opposing major biotech corporations for their use and …

Laverne Cox Said a Mouthful About Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Cover

The responses to Caitlyn Jenner’s glamorous Vanity Fair cover have been swift and varied. Her new Twitter page racked up a record-breaking 1 million …

Fed Survey: We're Poor, Unless We're Rich

Who ruined our economy, Bush or Obama? Trick question! The economy’s never been better, for investors and rentiers. And it’s never getting better for …

Two Years After Snowden Leaks, Senate Finally Passes NSA Reform

Two days after the sections of the Patriot Act that authorized the NSA’s phone data collection program expired in the face of a Rand Paul filibuster, …

Equality among superheroes?

Amazon rolls out free same-day delivery

In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores,<p>Amazon.comis launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles.<p>Starting Thursday, shoppers who belong to Amazon's annual Prime membership program and make a purchase of $35 or more by noon will …

Science Says You Should Fake It ‘Til You Make It

The next time you find yourself in a frenzy of self-doubt and stress, consider this: Science says that self-affirmations will help you perform better in the workplace.<p>According to a study by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, self-affirmations boost confidence and help people in the …

Self-confidence

The Fight to Save an Ancient Buddhist City in Afghanistan

x25 miles southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan near the border with modern-day Pakistan rests an ancient Buddhist city. This ancient city - named Mes Aynak, or "little copper well" - was once at the heart of the bustling Silk Road, the revolutionary trade route that tied together China, India, the …

Archaeology

Delta's Weird New Safety Video Has Every Meme And Internet Personality Ever

Airline safety videos are a big chance for companies to express some major personality. On Virgin Airlines, people sing and dance their way through five minutes of flight instruction. Air New Zealand's latest video even employs hot surfers to tell you how to inflate a life jacket.<p>But it's Delta …

Air New Zealand

US allows ferry services to Cuba

The United States has authorised commercial ferry services to Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century, in a major step in improving relations between the two countries.<p>In what was hailed by ferry operators as an "historical event," the US Treasury on Tuesday lifted a decades-old ban and …

Cuba