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Senate Passed Bill Expediting Fossil Fuel Extraction on Native American Land Two Days Before Paris Agreement

<b>Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog</b><p>Photo Credit: Indigenous Environmental Network<p>Indigenous peoples' rights nearly did not make it into the global deal signed at the United Nations COP21 climate summit in Paris, serving as one of the more controversial sticking points in the road toward the signing of the …

Fossil Fuels

Eye-Opening Portraits of People Living in Cramped Capsule Hotels Hidden in Tokyo

Photographer Won Kim took up residence in a tiny, hidden Tokyo hotel to capture portraits of the backpackers living there for his <i>Enclosed: Living Small</i> series. “This diminutive, bare-bones hotel takes up one floor of an office building,” Kim wrote on his website. “It is composed of a few hallways, …

Diminutive

Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

Photography

Suspect caught after allegedly firing into cars on I-40 in Oklahoma, killing 2

<b>(CNN) —</b> A suspect shot into multiple cars overnight along Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma -- killing two people in two different vehicles -- before being apprehended after a 14-mile chase, a sheriff said.<p>The first indication of trouble came in calls shortly before midnight (1 a.m. ET Thursday) to …

Meet The Hottest Cop Ever

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Mother of 11-Year-Old Found Dead in Padlocked Freezer Indicted for Murder; Court Papers Reveal Allegations of Horrific Abuse

The mother of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed inside a freezer was indicted for first-degree murder in Bradenton, Florida, on …

Crime

200-Year-Old Giant Salamander Found In Chinese Cave: Reports

The critically endangered animal is said to weigh more than 100 pounds.<p>The Chinese giant salamander, the largest living amphibian in the world, is a remarkable creature. Sometimes called a “living fossil,” the animal belongs to an ancient lineage spanning millions of years.<p>Due to overhunting and …

The 70 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Seek and Destroy Fat

Use these cardio movements to wipe out calories and get seriously lean<p>What happens when you ask <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director how he burns fat fast?<p>He answers your question with this video—a compilation of his favorite 70 bodyweight cardio exercises.<p><b>Related</b>: METASHRED EXTREME—the Ultimate Fitness …

Trump Tells Media To Fact Check His Lie That 6 Million People Over 112 Are On Social Security

So the number is actually more like 13 than 6 million. No lie is too outrageous in the minds of Donald Trump's supporters: Donald Trump: 6 Million …

Donald Trump

Thinking About Pregnancy? Think About Your Thyroid!

Fertility specialists have long noticed a relationship between thyroid disorders and reproductive health issues including irregular periods, difficulty getting pregnant, and multiple miscarriages early in pregnancy. During Thyroid Awareness Month and with new research, it's worth knowing about a …

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Dark Matter

US police gather in Scotland to learn how to protect and serve without guns

After a wave of deadly shootings by police on unarmed suspects, US police chiefs have turned to Scotland as a model for less aggressive policing<p>American police officers have turned to Scotland for training on how to do their jobs without reaching for a gun.<p>Nearly all police officers in the US- from …

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Strength

In case you haven't noticed, there's a new exercise trend that's spreading like wildfire. And unlike most of the hot fads, this one has been around …

Muslims are combating radicals too: I’m an American Muslim who served as a Marine in Iraq — and now it’s overwhelmingly Muslims who are battling ISIS

We focus on the identity of Islamic extremists & fail to recognize the Muslims who are fighting them daily<p>Ahmed Shama<p>December 12, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, Beirut and San Bernardino, California, inspired or conducted by a self-labeled Islamic extremist group, a …

Free Syrian Army

Historic pact to slow global warming is celebrated in Paris

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively …

Climate

This startup will fund your wedding, but if you divorce you have to pay them back

SwanLuv is currently accepting applications from soon-to-be-wed couples who think they've found everlasting love, Geekwire reports. After you've filled out the form, the company will make its own assessment of your bound and give out a loans of up to $10,000 to fund your dream nuptials.<p>The catch? …

Marriage Counseling

12 Ways to Make Yourself Feel Better in Uncomfortable Situations

There are a lot of uncomfortable moments in life. Here are the techniques you need to get past them.<p>It's the holiday season. I really don't need to say anything else. There will be many uncomfortable situations this year and in the coming years. There will be that one person at your holiday party …

Intense Paintings and Whimsical Illustrations (12 total)

Whether she's making us fall madly in love with the women in her gorgeous paintings or making us feel like we're teenagers again with her beautiful illustrations, Charmaine Olivia is one talented artist. The way she can easily go between mediums, showing us her wide range of styles, one could …

Drawing

We’re going to start farming moisture on Mars in 2018, just like the Skywalkers on Tatooine

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a whiny teenage farmer just wanted to go to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters with his friends. One thing led to another, and he ended up becoming a starpilot that overthrew an evil empire.<p>Before that, Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker worked with …

17 Young Adult Novels You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite Literary Classics

Combine your love for the classics and young adult novels with these awesome books.

The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …

Television Shopping Network for Guns to Launch Next Year

A new home shopping channel dedicated to the sale of firearms and related items will launch in January 2016, <i>The Guardian</i> reports.<p>On Gun TV, viewers …

Victoria's Secret Angels Workout: The Models' Full-Body Pilates Workout

If you've ever wondered how the Victoria's Secret Angels stay in shape, consider this an early holiday present: Gina Papalia and Angilique Campbell of Grasshopper Pilates—the force behind the Angels' killer bodies—shared the models' workout secrets for sculpted arms, toned abs, and a rockin' …

18 Gorgeous Mantels to Inspire Your Holiday Decor

The holiday countdown has begun: Trees are trimmed, (some) gifts are wrapped and doors are decked with DIY wreaths. Now it’s time to show that hearth a little love, since it has kept you cozy on all those cold nights with Netflix. Put away that Elf on a Shelf, ’cause we’ve got more than enough …

Winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>Living the View – Winner</b><p>The winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year were just announced and they include some spectacular images of UK landscapes. The winner of the overall title and the recipient of the ?10,000 grand prize was Tony Bennett of Derbyshire who shot the “magical minutes of …