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​Flesh-Eating Sea Bugs Eat Teen’s Legs, Leaving Him Very Bloodied

This is incredibly shocking<p>After a tiring football game, 16-year-old Sam Kanizay just wanted to soak his aching legs in the water at the beach in Brighton, Australia. But the water wasn’t the respite he hoped—when he emerged a half hour later from the waist-deep water, his ankles were streaming …

Wales

The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World

<i>This week in the Russia investigations: President Trump strikes back at one of his most politically dangerous critics. Will a short-term victory have longer-term costs?</i><p>The revocation, Part 1<p>President Trump made good on his threat to revoke the security clearance held by former CIA Director John …

Donald Trump

Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook. A secretive operation set up by the social media giant to combat the hate speech is failing to end the problem.

Social Media

BTS Sell Out First U.S. Stadium Show In Minutes

If BTS’s global popularity has a ceiling, they apparently haven’t reached it yet. The K-pop septet sold out its first U.S. stadium show at New York’s Citi Field in a matter of minutes on Friday (Aug. 17), much to the elation of lucky fans who snagged tickets and the heartbreak of those who …

Music

America’s Largest Veterans Group Rains on Trump’s Parade

Trump appears to put blame for higher estimate on D.C. officials who ‘know a windfall when they see one’<p>Opponents to President Donald Trump’s plans …

Donald Trump

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

8 Interesting Frida Kahlo Facts That May Surprise You

One of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo has a life story that has become almost as popular as her art. Kahlo's biography has sparked innumerable books and an Oscar-winning film. Her distinct fashion, unibrow, and marriage to Diego Rivera, a man 21 years her senior, have …

Frida Kahlo

FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

The White House was forced to backtrack this week, after wildly misstating the level of job gains by African-Americans under President Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.<p>The false claim came during Tuesday's press briefing, which was dominated by questions about Omarosa Manigault Newman. In her new …

Donald Trump

Trump advisor touts Sprint, T-Mobile deal while denying lobbying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, touted on Wednesday benefits he sees in federal government approval of T-Mobile US Inc's bid to acquire Sprint Corp, while also denying that he has worked directly for the company.<p>Lewandowski said he remains …

Donald Trump

Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance

WASHINGTON — President Trump revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, on Wednesday in a striking act of retaliation against an outspoken critic. The president threatened to do the same to other former national security officials who …

Donald Trump

Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on …

Child Abuse

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

Pence Calls Space Force Necessary to Protect U.S. from Gay Aliens

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Making a major announcement at the Pentagon on Thursday, Vice-President Mike Pence said that the proposed United States Space Force was necessary to defend the U.S. from gay aliens.<p>“I stand before you today to say that this country is under attack from outer-space …

Mike Pence

Sweet Video of Chimp Playing 'Airplane' With Baby Will Melt Your Heart

If you need a break from your busy schedule, we've found a literal pick-me-up for you. Many parents will remember playing "airplane" with their kids …

Chimpanzees

Measles Outbreak That Cost New York City Nearly $400,000 Traced Back to Vaccine-Refusing Community

<i>By Beth Mole for Ars Technica</i><p>A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York, cost the city’s health department …

Public Health

At 'America First Energy Conference', solar power is dumb, climate change is fake

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply "dumb".<p>These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy …

Climate

Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there is tape to prove it

Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir.<p>The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his …

Donald Trump

Trump Will Fold if Mueller Calls His Bluff. Giuliani Is the Tell.

The president’s lawyer puts more preconditions on an interview that the special counsel will never agree to meet. It’s meant to make the eventual …

Donald Trump

Hurricane Maria Now Blamed for 1,427 Deaths in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

Man Spends 40 Years Planting a Tree on Barren Island Every Day, Now It’s a Giant Forest

In 1979, Jadav Payeng—a then-16-year-old resident of Assam, India—made a startling discovery: several dead snakes scattered along the sandy banks of the Brahmaputra River's Majuli Island. Having been displaced by flooding, the creatures were then killed due to the island's lack of shade.<p>This …

Ecology

Omarosa Secretly Recorded Trump and Played the Audio for People, Sources Say

A source confirmed with The Daily Beast that the ex-Trump aide’s secret recordings do exist, and that she has played them for people.<p>Michael Cohen, …

Donald Trump

Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a development that could dramatically change the composition of the federal penitentiary system, Republicans are projected to pick up as many as seventy seats in prison, a leading incarceration expert said on Thursday.<p>“Prognostication is an inexact science,” …

Donald Trump

Trump acknowledges, defends 2016 meeting between son, Kremlin-aligned lawyer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump on Sunday offered his most definitive and clear public acknowledgment that his oldest son met with a Kremlin-aligned lawyer at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign to “get information on an opponent,” defending the meeting as “totally legal and done all the time …

Donald Trump

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‘Alarming’ milestones reported for storms, droughts, heatwaves and ice melt | South China Morning Post

Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last …

Global Warming