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Earth Overshoot Day: From this day on we're using an unsustainable amount of the Earth's resources

Today marks Earth Overshoot Day - the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth's natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year.<p>Put simply, we use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate and this puts the Earth on an unsustainable …

Carbon Emissions

British email prankster 'stirred Priebus-Scaramucci row by fooling White House officials into replying'

A British "email prankster" reportedly tricked a number of White House officials, including Anthony Scaramucci and the president's point person on cyber security.<p>The individual, who describes himself as a "lazy anarchist" on Twitter, posed as recently fired chief of staff Reince Priebus when he …

The White House

Ode to the European bison

<b>On April 24 this year, one of the first members of the European Rewilding Network – the European Bison Project in Kraansvlak – celebrated its 10 year</b> …

Wildlife

Anthony Bourdain Drinks His Scotch On the Rocks, Whether You Like It Or Not

Whisky snobs be damned.<p>Anthony Bourdain went to Antarctica recently, where he camped out at a scientific research station near the foot of a giant blue glacier. The group was enjoying some whisky, so one of the guys went outside and came back with a bowl of Antartica ice for their drinks.<p>"[He] …

Anthony Bourdain

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards – in pictures

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards founders have launched a new show for pet pictures. Here are the finalists, selected from 2,500 entries

Grand Rapids

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Biology

Hand of ‘plane crash victim from 51 years ago’ found perfectly preserved on mountain

Frozen body parts thought to belong to passengers killed in a plane crash more than 50 years ago have been found in the French Alps.<p>Daniel Roche, who …

The Observer view on Donald Trump’s unfitness for office

The incompetence and infighting at the White House – manifest most recently in Anthony Scaramucci’s ouster – dismay America’s allies and encourage its enemies<p>The sense of things falling apart in Washington is palpable – and a matter of growing, serious international concern. Donald Trump’s latest …

Donald Trump

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options | Inc.com

I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with "Thanks!" It doesn't matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not--it tends to be my default signature.<p>When I'm not busy expressing my gratitude for absolutely nothin'? I go with a standard …

Owe

Trump's New Communications Director Just Gave An Interview Like Something Out Of 'Wolf Of Wall Street'

In a remarkable interview with <i>The New Yorker</i>'s Ryan Lizza, the Trump administration's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci - known as 'The …

Premier League at 25: the best XI, from Petr Cech to Thierry Henry

Our team, selected in a 4-4-2 formation, finds no space for Gary Neville or Frank Lampard but includes no fewer than seven British players<p>Eagle-eyed readers who have been following this series of all-time Premier League selections will shortly notice that the player we have declared the finest of …

Soccer

This Quantum Theory Says Time Can Flow Backward

Quantum physics throws all the rules of classical physics out the window. In the quantum world, particles can pass through solid walls, be in two …

A visual explanation of quantum mechanics

From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics. As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of …

Quantum Mechanics

How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

The Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that 'bleeds' like beef is coming to America's largest grocery chain — here's what it tastes like

When Beyond Meat, a company that produces plant-based alternatives to animal proteins, claimed it invented a vegetarian burger that tastes like beef, it sounded too good to be true.<p>But the Beyond Burger has grown in popularity since it was first sold at a Whole Foods in Boulder, Colorado last year. …

Bill Gates

How the Food and Drug Companies Ensure that We Get Sick and They Make Money

Some 4,000 voters across Bromley, Woking, Gosport, Watford and Swindon were turned away from the local election polling booths because they didn't …

Occupy Movement

There Might Be a Major Clue about the White Walkers in the Game of Thrones Opening Credits

Does this explain what the Hound saw in the fire?<p>Fans of <i>Game of Thrones</i> know that there are at least two different battles looming before the end of Season Eight. Yes, we need to find out who is going to sit on the Iron Throne, but everyone is going to need to put their differences aside and team …

There's some strange evidence to support the theory that diets are just placebos

Of course, that hasn't stopped us from trying: There's the Atkins diet, the all-cabbage diet, the morning-banana diet, the werewolf diet, the Israeli army diet, the Master Cleanse, the Zone, the charcoal cleanse, the alkaline diet, and the baby-food diet, and (my favorite) the Hollywood cookie …

42 Dinner Ideas If You're Trying To Cut Back On Meat Or Dairy

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Is this the Brexit banking exodus Theresa May told us couldn’t happen?

The latest financial institution making plans to relocate jobs away from the UK is Morgan Stanley, which has announced that Frankfurt will become its post-Brexit EU hub, a move that could shift an initial 200 jobs to Germany.<p>Morgan Stanley picks Frankfurt as post-Brexit hub<p>Read more<p>Morgan Stanley …

United Kingdom

British police may have helped Saudi Arabia arrest men due to be executed, MPs reveal

Training by British police may have directly helped Saudi agents arrest more than a dozen people now believed to be facing execution, it is …

The stunning photographs of Irving Penn are some of the 20th century’s best

The master photographer has a new retrospective at the Met<p>When you spend 60 years making pictures every day, you get pretty damn good at it. Take …

Our ‘Impossible Burger’ Taste Test Will Leave You Hungry For Fake Meat

<i>The Impossible Burger in the “flesh”.</i><p>It’s burger week here at Uproxx Life, and while we definitely plan on diving into all the glory and flavor beef has to offer, we also want to explore more sustainable burger options. The first name in the environmentally friendly game is the Impossible Burger — …

Maize, rice, wheat: alarm at rising climate risk to vital crops

Simultaneous harvest failures in key regions would bring global famine, says the Met Office<p>Governments may be seriously underestimating the risks of crop disasters occurring in major farming regions around the world, a study by British researchers has found.<p>The newly published research, by Met …

Climate Change

Stop Right Now And Watch “Chasing Coral” To Understand What We’ve Done To The Ocean

If you think devastating effects of climate change aren’t here yet, the new film from the makers of “Chasing Ice” will make it very clear how wrong you are.<p>Underwater in the Great Barrier Reef, after weeks of filming coral to manually build time-lapses–helping gather 50 or 60 shots a day, and …

Buy your own Scottish island paradise for the price of a family home - but there's a grisly catch

This stunning 29-acre island off the south-west coast of Scotland boasts its very own sinister tale of murder and intrigue.<p>Ever fancied owning your …

First NASA Juno Mission's Close-Ups Of The Great Red Spot Are Here!

NASA’s Juno mission has been in orbit around Jupiter, the Solar System’s largest planet, for over a year now. During this time, it’s taken pictures of the cloudtops, poles and bands on Jupiter as never before, with more advanced instruments and cameras and also from closer distances than any other …

Astronomy

Scientists uncover St Columba's cell on Iona

<b>Archaeologists say they have identified the remains of the cell of St Columba on the Scottish island of Iona.</b><p>They have used radiocarbon dating to place samples of burned wood in the middle of Columba's time there almost 1,500 years ago.<p>The charred remains of a hut were excavated in 1957, but it has …

Scientists say 'prelude' to the sixth mass extinction is happening right now

When plant and animal species go extinct, it's usually a clear sign that humans have messed up. We've over-hunted, destroyed habitats, polluted …