The Strange Psychology Of Lines

The Strange Psychology Of Lines

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View this image › EMMANUEL DUNAND / Getty Images People wait in line to enter Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue to be amongst the first one to buy the new iPad, in New York, on March 16, 2012. A couple of weeks ago, I attempted — like everyone else in my Twitter feed, it seemed — to get tickets to one of Kraftwerk’s eight shows at the Museum of Modern Art. I used the atomic clock to make sure I was on the site exactly at noon, and after I chose which show I wanted to go to, the Showclix system told me I was “waiting in the que
Picture of the Day: Just a Pinch

Picture of the Day: Just a Pinch

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JUST A PINCH Photograph by mmarsupilami on Flickr This wonderful outdoor art sculpture by Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal shows a giant clothespin pinching the grass. It was built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfontaine Park, located on the outskirts of Liege, Belgium. Uysal is a professor of art at the Middle East Technical University. [Source: AtlastObscura] via mmarsupilami on Flickr Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2012/08/clothespin-pinching-grass-art-sculpture/
How Serious Is Inbreeding In Show Dogs?

How Serious Is Inbreeding In Show Dogs?

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A German shepherd with a sloping back that was awarded best of breed brought the dog show Crufts in for this years annual bout of criticism. Viewers took to social media to accuse the owner of animal cruelty by suggesting that its unusual shape meant the dog must suffer health problems brought on by inbreeding something the owner denied. This is a common criticism levelled at dog breeders, but how accurate is it and how widespread is the issue? Breeders of purebred dogs and other animals face a dilemma that reflects a confusion in the minds of those who believe that purebred is good but inbred is bad. Breeders want to produce animals that have certain physical and behavioural characteristics, and so they mate individuals that both carry the desired traits, which often mean...
You Can Donate To Planned Parenthood By Drinking This Canned Wine, So Cheers

You Can Donate To Planned Parenthood By Drinking This Canned Wine, So Cheers

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If you are a true self-proclaimed wino, odds are you have tried (or are willing to try) just about any kind of wine you can get your hands on. Wine from a bottle? You are all in. Wine from a box? Reminds you of college, so of course, you're into it. Wine from a can? Sounds very practical so you're probably into that idea, too — but what if I told you that said canned wine has a philanthropic angle? That's right, you can now donate to Planned Parenthood by drinking “Get It Girl” wine by Underwood, and here's how. First, head over to Union Wine Company's website and find a retailer near you that sells Underwood canned wine. If you are unable to find a retailer near you, you can also just order directly online straight from Union Wine Company's webs...
Move Over, SoulCycle: This Spin Studio Motivates Its Students By Hooking Up Each Bike To A Sick Childs Life Support

Move Over, SoulCycle: This Spin Studio Motivates Its Students By Hooking Up Each Bike To A Sick Childs Life Support

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If youre always making excuses to skip the gym, youve got to check this out.Lets be honest: We all can use a little extra push to get the most out of our workouts. Now, theres one spin studio that has a brand-new approach to take motivation to the next level. At SpinZone NYC, theyve got a great new twist to keep riders active and focused the whole 45 minutes: Every one of their bikes is hooked up to a sick childs life support.Too cool! Where do we sign up???If you thought spin class was intense before, just wait until you see this setup. With 16 bikes, each hooked up to the equipment needed to keep one child alive, theres no doubt that every bit of effort countsif you stop pedaling, the machines stop, too. Even with the array of pulsing lights and music weve come to expect from spin class...
These People Formed A Human Chain Along The Shoreline To Do Something Incredible

These People Formed A Human Chain Along The Shoreline To Do Something Incredible

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While rescuing a stray dog or cat off the street can seem like a small gesture of kindness that anyone can do on their own, when it comes to rescuing much large animals, sometimes it takes an army to help save the day. So when a baby whale weighing more than seven tons found itself washed ashore along a beach in Brazil, more than 300 volunteers came to lend a helping hand. The poor whale was discovered in the early afternoon by residents of Armaçao dos Buzios, a resort town outside Rio de Janeiro. As the whale’s chances of survival grew slimmer, more and more people reached out to help. A human chain of people passing buckets of water to keep the whale alive. Screenshot: Daily...
What College Mascots Look Like In Real Life

What College Mascots Look Like In Real Life

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We’ve all seen the mascots during sporting events, but just how similar do these mascots look to the real thing? 1. Texas Longhorns View this image › Texas Longhorns are cattle with signature horns that can grow up to 7 feet. They are descendents of the first cattle brought to the New World to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola on a ship of Christopher Columbus. Spanish settlers continued to bring cattle to the New World in present-day Mexico between 1493 and 1512. The cattle moved north and eventually reached present-day Texas in the late 17th century. These cattle evolved into the longhorns we know today. The University of Texas has a live mascot, Bevo, and a costumed one, Hook ‘em. The university’s original mascot was a pitbull, but in 1916, a live ...
10 Terrifying And Dangerous Turtles and Lizards

10 Terrifying And Dangerous Turtles and Lizards

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Reptile attack: Nothing strikes fear into the human mind faster than the clash between prehistoric crocodiles or venomous snakes and modern man. However, we are not talking about these well-known dangers. In this shocking list, we look at the horrific Monster Lizards and Terror Turtles on Earth. Some are capable of killing, others, dismembering, or simply chewing your hand apart. The sight of a hard shell or thin tail signals danger beyond your expectations… The Iguana has become a fairly popular pet in recent years, and advocates would say having this giant, prehistoric looking reptile around is like an alternative to a dog. Although herbivorous, the Iguana can be unpredictable, and possesses razor sharp teeth. On several occasions, savage injuries have resulted when “tame” but
This Guy’s Boss Has A Heaven’s Gate Death Shroud In The Office…Normal

This Guy’s Boss Has A Heaven’s Gate Death Shroud In The Office…Normal

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For anyone old enough to remember, the story of the Heaven's Gate religious organization is more than a little disturbing. To refresh your memory, Heaven's Gate is what many would consider to be a religious suicide cult. Its members believed that Earth was on the verge of being destroyed, and that humanity's only chance for survival was to escape to a hidden alien ship that was conveniently lurking behind the moon. However, escape in this case didn't mean physical escape, but spiritual escape. In 1997, all 39 members of the organization committed suicide at their headquarters in San Diego, California. Getty Images In the months that followed the mass suicide, the media became obsessed with the group and its ideology. For some, the constant ...
“Because No One Would Buy My Photos, Here They Are For Free. Mosul 2017”

“Because No One Would Buy My Photos, Here They Are For Free. Mosul 2017”

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As the Battle of Mosul rages on, so does the race between photographers trying to sell snapshots of the conflict to media outlets. Kainoa Little couldn’t find a buyer for his photos, but he decided to share them online anyway – and they tell a harrowing story of struggle and survival. The Shoreline, Washington-based photographer specializes in war zones, and was in Mosul in April 2017 to document Iraqi Federal Police efforts to liberate the city from ISIL militants. Heavy clashes were underway in the Old City, and causing civilians to flee in mass numbers. Little’s photos capture a vivid range of emotions; the anguish of the refugees leaving their homes, the determination of the soldiers protecting them, and the sheer chaos plaguing all of those involved, to name just a ...
New Cancer-Detecting Blood Test Picks Up On Symptoms A Year Early

New Cancer-Detecting Blood Test Picks Up On Symptoms A Year Early

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A controversial study on cancer risk was published back in March that claimed that two-thirds of all cancers are down to bad luck. It has been greeted with plenty of skepticism by medical professionals, who are concerned with the way the researchers reached this conclusion. Nevertheless, the authors of the study and its detractors agree on one key point: Much more needs to be done to detect cancers earlier in order for treatment to begin sooner rather than later. As it so happens, a new Nature study has outlined how a blood test can detect lung cancer a year earlier than any CT or X-ray scan is currently able to. The team, headed by the Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence, the Francis Crick Institute, and University College Londons Canc...
Community Post: Barking Up The Right Tree – ‘Dementia Dogs’ And Other Aids To Remembering Who We Are.

Community Post: Barking Up The Right Tree – ‘Dementia Dogs’ And Other Aids To Remembering Who We Are.

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View this image › © Glowimages - model for illustrative purposes only For thousands of years “man’s best friend” has hunted and herded for him, protected him by sniffing out drugs, explosives and earthquake victims, has assisted the deaf and the blind and has offered simple companionship. Dogs do it all. And they have a new role. They are ‘dementia dogs’ that “get their owners out of bed, keep them active and bring them their medication”, according to Monday’s Daily Mail. It highlights Ken Will and Maureen Benham who have finally ‘got their lives back’ becaus
You Can Develop PTSD From Sexual Assault, And We Need To Talk About It

You Can Develop PTSD From Sexual Assault, And We Need To Talk About It

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I have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a childhood sexual assault, and I feel the emotional repercussions of it every day. To be honest, I hardly even remember the event itself. Bits and pieces of it, the before and after, the general feeling those I recall viscerally. I've heard that can happen with traumatic events. You block them out to emotionally numb yourself from the pain. It's a coping mechanism. The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stressstates that PTSD is a normal human reaction to an abnormal situation: Traumatic experiences bring to the fore survival skills which are valuable and useful at the time of the trauma, but which usually become less valuable, less useful and less effective with time. Sometimes survivors become stuck in problem behaviors when their...
9 national parks and monuments Teddy Roosevelt saved from turning into parking lots.

9 national parks and monuments Teddy Roosevelt saved from turning into parking lots.

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Teddy Roosevelt once said, "It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it." Roosevelt was an avid sportsman, outdoorsman, and hunter. He was an explorer and roughrider. While he really loved shooting things, he also saw the very real potential humans had to exhaust nature's resources. When he became president in 1901, he wanted to use his power to protect the wild places he loved. And oh boy, he did. He quickly established his legacy as one of our nation's great conservationists, and while in office, he used his powers to create or add to six national parks and 18 national monuments. Monuments like the Grand Canyon, which Roosevelt implored people not to mar with development. Before Roosevelt, the Grand Canyon was open territory. It was Roos...
Hotel Fortune Pandiyan, Madurai, hosts wrap and roll food festival

Hotel Fortune Pandiyan, Madurai, hosts wrap and roll food festival

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The lit pool shimmers under the September sky at the Charcoal Skewers outdoor restaurant inside Fortune Pandiyan Hotel. The idyllic evening is jazzed up by Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love…Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/hotel-fortune-pandiyan-madurai-hosts-wrap-and-roll-food-festival/article9111474.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
My Single Dad And I Were Ghosted By Women On The Same Exact Day

My Single Dad And I Were Ghosted By Women On The Same Exact Day

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My father and I were ghosted on the same day. Of course, he didnt call it ghosting. And I didnt even realize it had been on the same day until much later. But still, it bears repeating: My 68-year old father and his 29-year old son were both ghosted by women on the same day. In the same year. In the same universe. Both he and I datedthese women (who didnt know each other) for nearly three weeks. Wed both been out to dinners, drinks and withfriends with them, and had been texting them on a regular basis. And there were very clear indications in both of our situations thatthese werent just casual flings. In my dads case, he bought this woman flowers when she was having a particularly bad day at work. But because no flower shop would deliver on such short-notice, he stood outside her office ...
Earthworms Are More Important Than Pandas (If You Want To Save The Planet)

Earthworms Are More Important Than Pandas (If You Want To Save The Planet)

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It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organised creatures. Charles Darwin, The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms (1881) Not all wildlife is created equal in our eyes. Take the earthworm, which doesnt have the widespread appeal of larger, more charismatic animals such as gorillas, tigers or pandas. Worms are never going to get a strong cute response, and they wont ever be the face of a conservation campaign. But what Darwin rightly recognised is that panda fans avert your eyes worm conservation is much more important once we factor in their provision of what we now call ecosystem services, which are crucial to human surviva...
Researchers Have New Theory Of What Really Wiped Out Tasmanian Tigers From Mainland Australia

Researchers Have New Theory Of What Really Wiped Out Tasmanian Tigers From Mainland Australia

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The thylacine, aka the Tasmanian tiger, disappeared mysteriously from mainland Australia thousands of years ago (although a handful of people occasionally claim to still see this striped creature wandering around the outback). The general consensus is that the species was wiped out from the mainland due to the arrival of dingoes or increased human activity around 3,000 years ago. However, new evidence suggests that it was a drought that killed the beast. Scientists from the University of Adelaide extracted ancient DNA from fossilized thylacine bones and museum specimens to find out what drove the mainland individuals into the backlogs of natural history. Their results were recently published in the Journal of Biogeography. “The thy...
Top 10 Multi-Genre Actors

Top 10 Multi-Genre Actors

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Throughout the history of cinema, actors and thespians alike have had to portray multiple personalities in order to fit into specific roles. However, as films become (arguably) more “one-sided,” Most actors only need to fit one role to fit several. There are some actors and actresses that portray multiple roles very well. The following is my interpretation of who fits this description the best. Sadly, it is too hard to pick out which of these actors are more deserving than others, so this list may or may not be in any specific order. Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the many “method actors” involved with this list. Method acting is the act in which someone researches and develops a character around its real life counterparts. This is evident in Leo’s role in Wha...
The Winners from the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest (13 Photos)

The Winners from the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest (13 Photos)

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Selected from more than 13,000 entries, a photo of a tornado in Colorado was chosen as the grand-prize winner of the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. The photo, titled “DIRT,†was shot by James Smart of Melbourne, Australia. He has won $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2016. Last spring, Smart spent 15 days chasing storms with his brother and some friends who are meteorologists. On the last day, Smart ended up outside of Simla, Colorado, where he shot the winning photo. “The tornado was slowly getting bigger as it picked up the dust and soil from the ground on the farmland,†Smart said. â...
24 Rules People Who Hate People Always Follow

24 Rules People Who Hate People Always Follow

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1. The answer to the question “What’s wrong” is not “I hate you all” but “Nothing!” or “I’m fine”; practice your delivery because you will be asked this question a lot. View this image › NBC Why do people keep asking this? 2. If you want someone to stop talking to you, totally ignore them. View this image › Nickelodeon *Stares in the other direction forever*
How a trip across the border inspired a doctor to fight for health care equality.

How a trip across the border inspired a doctor to fight for health care equality.

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When Dr. Paula Aristizabal first started working in pediatric oncology, she was a little uneasy. "I was scared because I didn’t know what to expect," Aristizabal explains. Even though cancer specialists have to assume they'll be treating people with a lower than average survival rate, knowing that all her patients would be children made it somewhat more daunting. Fortunately, however, that was far from the experience Aristizabal ended up having. Aristizabal. Photo via Northwestern Mutual. "I learned pediatric cancer is highly curable, so it was very rewarding because I would be able to make a difference in [my patients'] lives," Aristizabal says. Little did she know treating cancer in children wouldn't be the only way she'd make a positive impact on health care. After completi...

Dear Mama: This Summer, Be the One

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ShareTweet Adrian Wood is a mother of four who wants mothers to be the one this summer, and always. As the Tales of an Educated Debutante blogger so perfectly pens it, you can either be the mama succumbing to the pressures of motherhood, or you can be the one who lives motherhood to the fullest. Be the one. Be the one who goes under because you know wet hair is a small price to pay for rapturous giggles. Tales of an Educated Debutante Be the one who looks for snakes under rocks and flings your bathing-suit-clad self on the Slip N Slide and hopes for survival because you are making memories. Be the one who knows some of the best afternoons are filled scraps of paper, dabs of glue, sprinkled glitter and a kind heart because those are the ones you will...
75 Percent Of US At Risk Of Invasion From Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes

75 Percent Of US At Risk Of Invasion From Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes

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A new study has revealed that 75 percent of the US may provide suitable conditions for disease-spreading mosquitoes, for at least some of the year. The findings are related to temperature, so global warming might increase chances of invasions from unwanted insects. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are types of mosquito that carry deadly diseases like Zika, dengue, and yellow fever. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that these mosquitoes could survive in three-quarters of mainland US states. So far these are just predictions. Potential abundances and disease transmission risks are still unknown. Nevertheless, the new research highlights the need to take precautions and carry out surveillance on previously unmonit...
Top Job Search Mistakes Millennials Make and How to Fix Them

Top Job Search Mistakes Millennials Make and How to Fix Them

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The job world isn't what it used to be. With twesumes, online portfolios and professional social media platforms, showcasing your experience via a traditional resume template no longer cuts it and, for millennials, figuring out how to prove solid entry-level experience that will catch HR's eye without exaggerating is a lesson in creativity, insight and serious effort. And because searching for a job is a full-time job in and of itself, finding the time to figure out why you aren't getting the call backs is difficult, especially if you're looking while already employed. Jayne Mattson, senior vice president at Keystone Associates, a leading career management and transition services consulting firm, says that when millennials don't take the time to reevaluate resumes and interviews that don'...
Can You Identify "Simpsons" Episodes From Just One Still?

Can You Identify "Simpsons" Episodes From Just One Still?

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We’ve seen classic Simpsons episodes so many times now, so can you guess the episode just by looking at one picture? 1. Let's start with something easy. The Simpsons / Gracie Films / FOX ✓ Mr. Plow. “Call Mr. Plow, That’s my name. That name again is Mr. Plow.” In case you’ve forgotten that jingle, Homer starts a plowing business. ✓ Dog of Death. The family is unaware that Santa’s Little Helper is very ill. When they do notice how ill the dog is they find out they can’t afford the operation. ✓ Flaming Moe’s. Homer invents a drink called Flaming Homer, Moe steals the recipe and changes the name, and the drink becomes a sensation. 2. Here's another easy one. The Simpsons /...
Here’s Everything We Know About Tristan Thompson’s Love Life Before Khlo Kardashian

Here’s Everything We Know About Tristan Thompson’s Love Life Before Khlo Kardashian

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With all the buzz that Khloé Kardashian is reportedly pregnant, comes so many questions. Details, the people want the details. Among the many questions swirling is who has Tristan Thompson dated before Khloé Kardashian? Turns out, it's a super short list. Thompson, if you're not familiar, hails from Canada, but was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011 while he was studying at the University of Texas. Kardashian sure likes herself a sporty guy, no doubt about it. If you recall, Kardashian was married to basketball player Lamar Odom and dated James Harden in the past. Thompson and Kardashian have been together for over a year, making their first appearance together in September 2016 before taking a weekend vacation together. A source told at the time: “Khlo&...
How To Combat The Natural Urge To Eat When You’re Stressed, According To An Expert

How To Combat The Natural Urge To Eat When You’re Stressed, According To An Expert

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Here's the thing: Stress eating is natural, and it's nothing at all to be ashamed of in any sense. What's not OK, however, are the usual feelings that come after you engage in some serious stress eating — more stress, because food probably wasn't the solution you or your body really needed. It's challenging to figure out stress eating tips when you are at the absolute peak of your anxiety, because your brain isn't exactly functioning at an optimal level — it's really just looking for its nearest fix. However, when it comes to stress, it's important to give your body what it needs, rather giving in to impulsive urges that will only satisfy you in the moment, rather than in the long-term scope of things. For one, it's important to note that it's not as simple as a...
Ben Affleck Groped This Popular TV Host, and Now She’s Coming Forward

Ben Affleck Groped This Popular TV Host, and Now She’s Coming Forward

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n the wake of numerous reports of upsetting sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, many celebrities have come forward to share their shock and disgust. One of those celebrities was Ben Affleck. The actor, who worked with Weinstein on Good Will Hunting, released a statement on Facebook saying he was "saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women." He wrote that "we must support those who come forward" and "condemn this type of behavior when we see it." Rose McGowan wasn't buying it, though, and now, former TRL host Hilarie Burton has come forward to remind everyone that Affleck himself groped her on the show back in 2003. According to Rose McGowan, Affleck was fully aware o...
Gorgeous New Species Of Peacock Spiders Described

Gorgeous New Species Of Peacock Spiders Described

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Our favorite group of adorable spiders just got bigger! Say hello to the five new species and subspecies of peacock spiders, hailing from southwest Australia. The fabulous new additions now means there are 65 types of the arachnids, and these ones are just as cute as the ones that have come before. Named by the ever industrious and champion of peacock spiders, Dr Jurgen Otto, along with his colleague David Hill, the little beauties add yet another splash of color to the world of arachnids. Of the ones described in the paper published in the journal Peckamia, four are species completely new to science, while one is thought to be a new subspecies. They are all splendid. Maratus cristatus. Dr Jurgen Otto“In most peacock spider species &nda...
5 Of The Best Ways To Let Your Partner Know How Much They Mean To You

5 Of The Best Ways To Let Your Partner Know How Much They Mean To You

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I have a hard time expressing my feelings, especially when they are the romantic kind. I am in my 28th year, and the last time I deeply liked someone, he received more text-sass than “I like you a lot.” The way I treated him was  the way to tell someone how much they mean to you. No matter how patient a person is — shout out to that dude and others who have suffered my immaturity — not sharing your vulnerable feels will most certainly backfire and leave you an alone person (the terribly dark way I have started to refer to myself). He moved, and that “relationship” faded into textversations and bi-annual hookups when it should have been shut down faster than Anthony Scaramucci's time in the White House. A year late...
Massive New Study Concludes Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees

Massive New Study Concludes Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees

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A massive new study onthe real world effects of neonicotinoid pesticides has concluded they are harmful to both wild bees and honeybees. Neonicotinoids are a group of synthetic insecticides that are chemically related to nicotine and usedby farmers to stamp out pests. They have come under a lot of heat in recent decades over their effects on the surrounding environment, namely on honeybees but also birds, aquatic invertebrates, and other wildlife. The European Union is quickly moving towards banning them, yet some have argued this is based on weak evidence as many of the studies haveartificially fed neonicotinoids to bees. This new research by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) hoped to settle this debate with the most extensive look at neonico...
We Need To Talk About Vice President Mike Pence’s Pet Bunny’s Instagram

We Need To Talk About Vice President Mike Pence’s Pet Bunny’s Instagram

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Vice President Mike Pence has a pet rabbit named Marlon Bundo. No, this is not FAKE NEWS, or an alternative fact. Its real, factual, information about the Vice President of the United States. The rabbit made its first White House appearance on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. And we can't wait for military families to meet Marlon Bundo, our pet rabbit making his 1st @WhiteHouse appearance: https://t.co/yk0nm9nKIS pic.twitter.com/IDzBEqlBb2 Vice President Pence (@VP) May 9, 2017 Pences rabbit also has its own Instagram page (and its verified). He hopped onto social media in late January. As of Wednesday afternoon, Marlon Bundo has nearly 7,000 followers. The bunny with the clever name even has as a personality in the Instagram captions. For example, take a look at Bundos first post (below), wh...
Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Has Already Begun The “Annihilation” Of Wildlife

Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Has Already Begun The “Annihilation” Of Wildlife

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As the Earths sixth mass extinction event gets into full swing, the planets wildlife faces annihilation, according to the latest research. It has been found that the rate of decline currently facing the worlds plants and animals is far worse than we have previously thought, and that the focus on species as a whole may not help us in the long run. The researchers found that around two species of vertebrates go extinct every year, which might not sound that dramatic, but is thought to be 10 to 100 times greater than the natural rate. But they also note how this may be hiding a far more worrying trend in which individual populations are sputtering out of existence as ranges are constricted and divided, which could be equally as damaging. By looking at the...
250,000-Year-Old Tool Discovery Suggests Ancient Humans Feasted On Rhinos And Ducks

250,000-Year-Old Tool Discovery Suggests Ancient Humans Feasted On Rhinos And Ducks

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Thousands of years before we even existed as a species,ancient hominins had already made a break for it out of Africa. Evidence of ancient human species living in the Middle East provides a wealth of information, including thousands of stone tools showcasing their sophisticated craftsmanship, but now researchers have discovered what they think is the oldest direct evidence of animal butchering, which also gives a glimpse into what they were surviving on. By analyzing protein residue on fragments of stone tools found in Jordan dating to 250,000 years ago, researchers claim to have uncovered the first direct evidence of ancient hominins feastin...
Man Who Brutally Killed A Kangaroo By Slitting Its Throat Several Times Has Been Arrested

Man Who Brutally Killed A Kangaroo By Slitting Its Throat Several Times Has Been Arrested

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A man has been arrested after he was filmed killing a wounded kangaroo – an unnecessary and brutal act, not a "mercy killing" as some may claim. In the horrific video, which was originally posted on the Chinese social media portal QQ, appears to show a man approaching an Eastern gray kangaroo – a protected species – in New South Wales wielding a large hunting knife. He originally walks up to the kangaroo in its line of vision, and it reacts by kicking at him. He then circles around behind it, steps on its back to pin it down, then cuts its throat 18 times. In the background, people can be heard laughing throughout the entire, gruesome ordeal. - “The killing of this kangaroo is barbaric and cruel and we expect the police to prose...
GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles’ Worth Of Resveratrol

GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles’ Worth Of Resveratrol

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Resveratrol, a compound produced by a range of plants, has been making headlines over the last year or so, with studies sharply divided on how beneficial said molecule may or may not be to human health. A group of researchers and bioengineers at the John Innes Centre have decided to fall firmly on one side of the fence, announcing that they have discovered a way to make resveratrol in industrial quantities by producing it in genetically modified tomatoes, along with other phenylpropanoids, a group of compounds resveratrol belongs to. This new technique appears to be so effective that one tomato can be grown to contain enough resveratrol as would be found in 50 bottles of red wine. Genistein, another phenylpropanoid that has been suggested to contribute to the prevention of breast cancer, ...
Community Post: 10 Signs You’re Ready For Ski Season

Community Post: 10 Signs You’re Ready For Ski Season

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1. You do this every time you pass by an outdoor clothing shop. View this image › hanyoukiichi.tumblr.com While your friends are outside Macy’s on Black Friday, you’ll be stalking the entrance to Columbia. 2. You’ve begun hoarding. View this image › Sierra Trading Post / Via sierratradingpost.com Smaug is to gold, as you are to these mini mitten campfires.
This Is The Creepy, Tiny Critter That’ll Be Here Long After Humans Destroy The Planet

This Is The Creepy, Tiny Critter That’ll Be Here Long After Humans Destroy The Planet

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I've heard the saying that cockroaches could survive a nuclear bomb dozens of times. I'm not quite sure if that's true, but it's worth wondering what kinds of creatures will survive long after humans are gone. Microscopic critters live in the most remote and extreme locations in the world. What do they look like? What happens to them during droughts or freezing cold? Scientists say that one "small beast" with a ton of nicknames might outlive us -- by a long shot. The tardigrade is also known as the "water bear" or the "moss piglet," and it's one of the toughest creatures on the planet. Wikimedia Commons They're smaller than a millimeter and live in water or water film...
This Brutally Honest Job Posting Has Everyone Wondering What Is Going on in This Office

This Brutally Honest Job Posting Has Everyone Wondering What Is Going on in This Office

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ore than one person is having a bad day at Timeout New York. Not only is their photo desk totally overworked, but whoever posted the opening for the position they desperately need to fill has officially goofed. It seems they've simply copy and pasted an email describing why the position needs to be filled, and has everyone on Twitter worrying about Melissa. Job hunting is a huge pain. Hate job hunting 😩 anyone just wanna hire me? ☺️— Chrissy 💕 (@Chrissylb) October 4, 2017 Having to tailor your resume to each job’s requirements can be a time consuming task. And plenty of job applicants just wish they could get inside the recruiter’s head to know exactly what they’re looking for in a candidate. So, if you're a photo editor, you're in...
The Rise In Antifa Shows Just How Big A Problem Neo-Nazism Really Is Right Now

The Rise In Antifa Shows Just How Big A Problem Neo-Nazism Really Is Right Now

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This past year has made a lot of unfamiliar words and phrases part of our everyday vocabulary.”Post-truth.” “Surreal.” “Complicit.” And now, “Antifa” joins the list, as the anti-fascist movement gains national attention. But is Antifa on the rise, or is it just that we suddenly have a whole new reason to pay attention to it? Well, the answer is a little of both. Antifa is short for anti-fascist, and that's exactly what they are. The loosely-connected collective of leftist activists believes that there are some cases where violence is, in fact, acceptable, even desirable — and fighting Nazis is one of them. The catch, of course? To be fighting Nazis, there need to be Nazis to fight.  That's why Antifa tends to wax and wan...
Here’s why this boy has a kidney that’s 3 times older than he is.

Here’s why this boy has a kidney that’s 3 times older than he is.

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Meet Tony Salerno. He's 13. Well, most of him is 13. "If someone asks me how old I am, I can tell them, ‘Well, part of me is 50, and the other part of me is 13,'" jokes Tony. Tony just got a new kidney from his dad, so while he's really a 13-year-old boy, his new kidney's almost four times as old. He needed a kidney because the treatments that saved his life also did a lot of damage. At 2.5 years old, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of nerve-based cancer. Baby Tony in the hospital. Photo courtesy of Karen Salerno. At the time, the rate of survival for someone Tony's age was about 30%, but, thanks to rigorous treatment, he was pronounced cancer-free at age 3. However, the intense treatments, which included five rounds of chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants, and ...
“Camping With Cats” Instagram Will Inspire You To Go Hiking With Your Cat

“Camping With Cats” Instagram Will Inspire You To Go Hiking With Your Cat

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We wrote about camping with dogs before, but what about cats? Surprisingly, you can do that too! Ryan Carter, the creator of @campingwithdogs, is now inspiring cat lovers all over the world to go camping with their cats. They post photos of people camping with their cats on Instagram with the #campingwithcats hashtag. When the project started, the hashtag was used only 37 times, but now it has been used over 7000 times! "However, you cant simply attach a leash to your cats collar, pack an extra can of tuna and head into the woods with your little campurr," say the authors of a similar project called "Adventure Cats." It's important to determine if your cat is right for this type of lifestyle. There's a pretty awesome guide which will let you determine if your kitty is suitable. Without fur...
10 People With Disturbing Tales To Tell

10 People With Disturbing Tales To Tell

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Some of the best movies and nonfiction books in the world are based around the lives of people. In most cases, these individuals have experienced odd and noteworthy events in their lifetime. It has been determined that the viewing public enjoys learning about bizarre humans and their struggle. For this reason, movie studios have been known to select stories that will intrigue and sometimes shock the public. This article will be examining ten individuals, and the disturbing events surrounding their lives. Some entries will look at the deranged personality of a serial killer, while others will document random occurrences. Everybody included on the list is living, and capable of telling their disturbing story. However, some of the people are currently in jail. In 1933, Lina Medina w...
21 Wedding Tips You’ll Be Glad Someone Told You Beforehand

21 Wedding Tips You’ll Be Glad Someone Told You Beforehand

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Because a million and one things could go wrong. View this image › 1. Appoint someone you trust as your “designated texter” day of. View this image › youtube.com You don’t want to be bothered with a million little things on your wedding day, and believe me, THERE WILL BE MANY. Have someone hold onto your phone and field the texts. They can let you know if something truly disastrous is happening that needs your immediate attention. 2. Give someone the task of feeding you morning of. View this image › Universal Pictures / Via gifsoup.com With all the morning jitters, you’re likely to forget. And you definitely don’t want to put any champagne into your system without having a snack first. 3. Make sure you have...
A Dad Asked Justin Timberlake To Hold His Son ‘Lion King’-Style…and JT Did It!

A Dad Asked Justin Timberlake To Hold His Son ‘Lion King’-Style…and JT Did It!

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elebrities no doubt get some weird requests from strangers, but how often do they deliver? For one attendee at a golf tournament, the weird request paid off in an adorable way. One outspoken fan at a charity golf tourney was quick to ask passing celebs to "hold his baby," much to the delight of the crowd. Comment from discussion This dad convincing Justin Timberlake to hold his baby is incredible. He didn’t have much success at first, but his persistence paid off. He posted the fantastic result on Reddit where people were VERY impressed. He didn't get the reactions he wanted from star athletes Tony Romo or Steph Curry, but an even bigger star came along to save the day. This dad convincing Justin Timberlake to hold his baby is incredible from videos Justin Timberlake! (The vi...
BREAKING: Parents Receive Verdict on 10-Month-Old Sons Life Support

BREAKING: Parents Receive Verdict on 10-Month-Old Sons Life Support

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ShareTweet After weeks of deliberation, judges at the European Court of Human Rights have officially rejected the motion for 10-month-old Charlie Gard to be moved to the U.S. for experimental treatment. As Faithit previously reported, Charlie was born healthy in August 2016, but two months after birth was diagnosed with a terminal condition called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Only 16 people have ever been known to have the disorder, which causes rapid weakening of muscles and brain damagemaking treatment nearly impossible. But not completely. Connie Yates Charlies parents,Chris Gard and Connie Yatesof Bedfont, west London, have raised over $1.6 million to bring their son to America for experimental treatment with a team of doctors who believe ...
Half Of All Flying Fox Species Are At Risk Of Extinction

Half Of All Flying Fox Species Are At Risk Of Extinction

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While many might see bats as pests or vermin, they are often vital for a functioning ecosystem to survive. But a new report published in Science has come concerning news: Nearly half of all flying foxes are close to disappearing forever. The large bats were first identified as at risk over three decades ago when one species, the Guam flying fox, was driven to extinction in the Pacific. It was hoped that this might help push conservation efforts to save those species still surviving. Thirty years later, flying fox populations on islands are still declining because of hunting and habitat loss, and new issues, notably conflict between bats and fruit growers over crops, have arisen, said Tigga Kingston, from Texas Tech University. The bats, which belong to...
To the Men Who Told Me Sex Work Is “Honest Work”

To the Men Who Told Me Sex Work Is “Honest Work”

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ShareTweet I’ve talked to a lot of men who buy women; a lot of times they say that sex work is honest work. They tell me things like: “She likes it.” “I’m helping her make a living.” “How else would she support her kids?” “She chose this life.” To further this narrative I just read an article on Upworthy, of all places, arguing that sex work is “honest.” Margaret Cho, a comedian who did pre-recorded phone sex when she was younger, claims that “Sex work is not degrading – it didn’t degrade me. Rape was degrading. Not sex work. Sex work is honest work.” Her statement broke my heart, I immediately thought of all the girls and women I knew that had been trapped in the sex trade: th...
Sea Creatures Washing Up Is Always Awful, But This Dead Porpoise Is One Of 30 Left

Sea Creatures Washing Up Is Always Awful, But This Dead Porpoise Is One Of 30 Left

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There are so many endangered animals out there that need our help. Environmentalists and conservationists have been working to protect endangered species, but there's one mammal whose population is so critically low that it may be on its way to extinction. The crazy thing is, you may never have heard of this adorable sea creature or its fight for survival. The vaquita porpoise is the smallest porpoise in the world, and scientists estimate that there are only a handful left. They live only in the Gulf of Mexico where scientists have been studying them, hoping their numbers will increase. ...
Poachers Are Using Scientific Papers To Locate Endangered Species’ Whereabouts

Poachers Are Using Scientific Papers To Locate Endangered Species’ Whereabouts

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Science is essential to the survival of endangered species, but according to two Australian ecologists, it can also be a threat, and changes need to be made in the way it is conducted. Specifically, Professor David Lindenmayer and Dr Ben Scheele, both of the Australian National University, write in Science, the time has come to stop publishing the locations at which rare and endangered species have been found. Science relies on reproducibility, so biologists discovering new species or previously undiscovered populations, usually publish plenty of detail, allowing colleagues to check their work or conduct more detailed studies. Unfortunately, asLindenmayer points out in a statement,Wildlife poachers are able to access online reports and publications at ...
5 Reasons Why Guys In A Fraternity Will Thrive In A Start-Up Environment

5 Reasons Why Guys In A Fraternity Will Thrive In A Start-Up Environment

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Kids in fraternities get a bad rap. They’re seen as degenerates. Their priorities are constantly questioned. For the most part, the common perception of  “frat bros” is that they’re keg-crushing, rule-breaking, brain-fried balls of testosterone. You know what? These generalizations may not be too far off, but at the same time, don’t be so shortsighted. Just because fraternity brothers engage in some — let’s be real — promiscuous pastimes, that doesn’t say much about them as a whole. Frankly, fraternity brothers aren’t as bad as you may think. Having been in a fraternity myself, I’ve witnessed the marvels accomplished by a house full of loud dudes in their early 20s. See, when you’re in a fraternity, you’re forced to just “get sh*t done.” It’s a wonderful con
When These 22 People Woke Up, They Noticed Something Didn’t Exactly Feel Right…

When These 22 People Woke Up, They Noticed Something Didn’t Exactly Feel Right…

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We don't often think about it, but we never know what our eyes will be greeted with when we wake up every morning. Sometimes that's a good thing, like finding your kids or pets cuddled up next to you. Other times, it's not so fun, like realizing your dog or cat left you a stinky "present" on the ground near your bed. Or it could get seriously bizarre, like seeing a massive gathering of wild animals right outside your door. Either way, as Forrest Gump would say, "You never know what you're gonna get." That's what these 22 people found out when they woke up to hilarious, strange, and even creepy scenes. 1. "My roommates woke me up at 3:45 a.m. by laughing. I walked out to yell at them and found this." ...
Five Businesses Who Say They Will Be Hurt By Taxes Going Up

Five Businesses Who Say They Will Be Hurt By Taxes Going Up

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1. Donald Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs View this image › firehousesubs.com Donald Fox, the CEO of Firehouse Subs says he can afford to pay higher taxes himself, but some of the company’s franchise owners can not. “For those franchisees that are trying to save with the rise in taxes some of them won’t be able to,” Fox told BuzzFeed. The rise in taxes “is going to have a very real impact on those operators.” Fox was among a group of business owners who met with House Speaker John Boehner last week. He suggest letting the tax increase only hit those earning more than $1 million a year to not eff
Dippy The Dinosaur Replaced By A Magnificent Blue Whale At London’s Natural History Museum

Dippy The Dinosaur Replaced By A Magnificent Blue Whale At London’s Natural History Museum

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The age of the dinosaurs has come to an end, while the dawn of mammals has just begun. After gracing the grand entrance hall of the Natural History Museum London for almost four decades, the much beloved Dippy the Dinosaur has given way to an equally impressive beast, as Hope the Blue Whale now takes center stage. Positioned as if taking a lunging dive straight through the Hintz Hall, the whale measures an impressive 25.2 meters (83 feet) long, giving visitors a chance to walk underneath the largest animal that has ever lived. The installation of Hope within the entrance hall marks a change of image for the museum, which wants to be seen as a place where cutting-edge science occurs, working to document and save living creatures, and not just a storage ...
New Orleans took out an ad in a Houston newspaper to share a powerful message of hope.

New Orleans took out an ad in a Houston newspaper to share a powerful message of hope.

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When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, people around the country joined forces to help the relief efforts, with the city of Houston taking on a big role. The Texas city, just a few hundred miles down Interstate 10, stepped up and provided support for New Orleans evacuees. Houston's Astrodome was repurposed into a shelter, area school districts adapted to meet new demand, and both local celebrities and everyday citizens donated time, money, and housing for those in need. It was a perfect example of one city coming to another's aid in a challenging time. Hurricane Katrina evacuees set up in Houston's Astrodome stadium in September 2005. Photo by Menahem Khana/AFP/Getty Images. 12  years later, as Houston reels from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, New Orleans wants t...
I Drank Ros With Thousands Of Strangers And It Honestly Restored My Faith In Humanity

I Drank Ros With Thousands Of Strangers And It Honestly Restored My Faith In Humanity

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There's no denying the fact everyone in the world should probably drop what they're doing and partake in a gigantic group hug right now. I won't get political, but  do we need some global camaraderie. Luckily, I was able to attend an epic event that let me interact with thousands of kind strangers — but we didn't form a group hug. Instead, we drank ton of rosé together, laughed, danced, and ate really delicious food. The gathering was called Dîner En Blanc, and it honestly restored my faith in humanity. I was lucky enough to attend this year's dinner at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, Aug. 22. So, you're probably wondering, “What is Dîner En Blanc?” Don't worry, I didn't know what it was before I went either — and there's a r...
Novelist Junot Diaz Endorses Bill de Blasio, Condemns Bloomberg’s “Racist” Comments

Novelist Junot Diaz Endorses Bill de Blasio, Condemns Bloomberg’s “Racist” Comments

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Mario Tama / Getty Images Leonardo Cendamo   In a radio ad set to air during the final two days of the New York City primary, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz endorses Bill de Blasio and takes aim at Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Diaz, a Dominican-American novelist and member of a number of New York City activist groups, recorded the ad for the city’s largest union, 1199 SEIU. The 60-second spot will air starting Monday m
7 Cutest Dates To Go On With Bae And Your Dog This Fall

7 Cutest Dates To Go On With Bae And Your Dog This Fall

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Fall is the dreamiest season of the year. There's just something about the cool air that makes us crave all things warm and fuzzy. Luckily for you, if you have a bae a dog, you're set for the coziest season ever. Now, all you need are some cute ideas fordates to go on with your dog that you and your bae will both enjoy this fall. You'll certainly want your SO and your best furry friend by your side to celebrate this festive time of year, so you have to find activities everyone will get excited about. It's time to think of dates that areromantic for you and your other half, but also consider ones that your dog won't feel like they're a total third wheel. Everyone in this relationship, humans and man's best friend, are welcome to come along on these seven cute fall dates. 1. A Long Dog Wal...
Jayant Sinha skips handing over charge

Jayant Sinha skips handing over charge

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It was left to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to receive the two new junior ministers rather than Mr. Sinha, who was camping in Mr. Jaitley’s office, and skipped the handing over of his erstwhileRead more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/jayant-sinha-skips-handing-over-charge/article8816466.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
5 Important “Walking Dead” Season 4 Predictions

5 Important “Walking Dead” Season 4 Predictions

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View this image › sheknows.com Where we left off: The last time we checked in with the prison folks, Andrea had been killed by walker Milton/Michonne, The Governor was on the run, and all of Woodbury’s survivors are now with Rick and co. So, does this mean that we can expect to see more of the prison in Season 4? Does Rick officially have a willing army to hunt down The Governor? And what happened to that cat sculpture Michonne stole? (Just kidding, we all know that cat got bit and turned into a zombie kitty.)
The Biggest Gadget Scoops Site in the World

The Biggest Gadget Scoops Site in the World

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View this image › Nobody has a new iPad right now, save for Apple staffers, distributors and a few contractually gagged reviewers. Nobody except a guy who goes by Sonlazio. He’s not only got one, but he’s got video. He’s got a review. He’s got benchmarks, for god’s sake. This is the kind of scoop that makes a gadget site. Engadget, The Verge and Gizmodo — hell, even the NYT and WSJ — would do terrible things for one of these, but they never had a chance. Sonlazio posts on Tinhte.vn, the massive Vietnamese gadget site that Americans ignore until they
What lies beyond the northernmost city on Earth? A beautiful, complicated land.

What lies beyond the northernmost city on Earth? A beautiful, complicated land.

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Photographer Greta Rybus wanted to see what life north of the north looked like. The Norwegian city of Hammerfest calls itself the northernmost town in the world, but seeded beyond it are a handful of other small communities. One of these is Akkarfjord, on the island of Srya. Its a place few people know about that even other Norwegians rarely visit. All photos by Greta Rybus, used with permission. Only about 80 people live there, their houses huddled around the Akkarfjord harbor. Theres also a local school, post office, and grocery store. Plus a pub, tucked away and only opened on special occasions and birthdays. The harbor is both the towns anchor and its connection to the outside world. If youre not working on a boat, youre probably at the local fish factory, which sits on the ...
19 Easy Breakfasts For Your Next Camping Trip

19 Easy Breakfasts For Your Next Camping Trip

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Rise and shine. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1408281372); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3408300").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408281372); }); View this image › 1. Blueberry Breakfast Bake View this image › terrafirmaadventures.com Essentially bread pudding cooked inside a foil packet, these could be a great way to repurpose leftover hotdog buns from your campfire the night before. Recipe here. 2. Campfire Breakfast Burgers View this image › jellytoastblog.com This one is a little more involved, and requires two cast iron skillets, but it’s pretty impressive. Recipe here. 3. Cam...
He Was Born to Die With His Brain Outside His Skull7 Months Later, His Transformation is STUNNING

He Was Born to Die With His Brain Outside His Skull7 Months Later, His Transformation is STUNNING

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She was preparing his funeral before he was even born… Sierra Yoder’s first pregnancy was easy. Her 3-year-old son, Beau, came into the world happy and healthy as could be.However, when she started planning for another child with her husband, Dustin, she had no idea what was in store for baby #2. We were trying for a little boy or a little girlwe didn’t care, said Sierra. We just wanted to make sure that Beau had a sibling. But when they went in for a check-up at 22 weeks to find out the baby’s sex, the Yoders got horrifying news. They were told by doctors that their baby’s brain was growing outside of its skull, a rare condition known as encephalocele. The brain forms in a sac covered by very thin membranes, and it’s known to be deadly. Infants suffe...
Mums And Dads Of Very Preterm Babies More Likely To Be Depressed

Mums And Dads Of Very Preterm Babies More Likely To Be Depressed

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The classic image of a newborn baby happily nestled in the proud parents arms is one we are all familiar with. Many of us are lucky enough to have one on the mantelpiece, but some families miss out on taking this photo. Babies who come too early, often weighing under a kilogram, are rushed away from their parents to the neonatal intensive care nursery in a fight for survival. Babies are classified as preterm when they are born prior to 37 weeks' gestation. Within this group, those born prior to 32 weeks are classified as very preterm. In Australia, more than 5,000 babies are born very preterm every year, and it is these babies who are at greatest risk for a wide range of adverse outcomes. A new baby is life-changing for all parents, but for those whose babies are b...
One Billion People In Immediate Jeopardy If Paris Agreement Fails

One Billion People In Immediate Jeopardy If Paris Agreement Fails

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Just as the Trump administration appears to be about to withdraw from the Paris agreement, 48 of the worlds poorest nations all part of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) have reaffirmed that the climate change pact is vital for their survival. Speaking in front of thousands of delegates at the climate change talks in Bonn, the group took a shot at the US President by saying that no country would be great again without swift action. For all of us, the Paris agreement is our lifeline. The Paris agreements key objective is to prevent 2C (3.6F) of warming by 2100. This is a fairly arbitrary limit, but at this point, the scale of the anthropogenically enhanced natural disasters and climate-related hazardous phenomena would be near-impossible to mitigate ...
Gay Beetles Have More Fertile Sisters

Gay Beetles Have More Fertile Sisters

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In a major kick in the balls to all the bigots and homophobes out there, new scientific research has provided evidence that homosexual behavior may actually be controlled by certain genetic traits that bring substantial benefits to the reproductive success of entire species. Same-sex sexual behavior (SSB) has been observed in a huge number of animals, ranging from dolphins to lions, although the purpose of this type of conduct has been the source of great confusion for quite some time. After all, on the face of it, homosexual activity should have a negative effect on reproduction and survival rates. Traditionally, scientists have tended to explain this behavior away as perception error,whereby confused animals somehow mistake members of their own sex for potential mates. An...
6 Ways Exercising Can Help Clear Up Your Skin And Steer Clear Of Breakouts

6 Ways Exercising Can Help Clear Up Your Skin And Steer Clear Of Breakouts

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You know those days where you're really just like, feelin' yourself? Confidence through the roof, hair day nothing can bring you down. And then, bam. You wake up the next morning with a giant zit that's daintilylocated in the middle of your forehead. Dope. Sexy AF. Honestly wondering what I did to deserve this cruelty. Acne is the , and while there is an array of medical and natural remedies out there, your solution might be stuffed in the back of your closet,right next to your old pair of running shoes. Sure, you know that incorporating that daily sweat sesh is great for your heart and lungs. But science is beginning to reveal that regular exercise is a great step toward a glowing complexion. Lace up your sneaks and prepare to work your booty off. Here are six ways your next workout co...
Four Seriously Messed Up Serial Killers That No One Talks About

Four Seriously Messed Up Serial Killers That No One Talks About

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There’s something morbidly fascinating about serial killers, right? Why else would shows about solving crimes like NCIS, Criminal Minds and Broadchurch be so popular. For the everyday individual, we wouldn’t dream of actually committing any of the heinous crimes we’re so fascinated by, but for some reason we just can’t look away. Criminology professor Scott Bonn suggests that learning about crimes gives us a shot of adrenaline, and allows us to experience fear in a controlled environment. He goes as far as to suggest that real-story crime documentaries are to adults what monster movies are to children. There are the few well known and widely discussed serial killers, like Jack the Ripper and Ted Bundy, but terrifyingly there have beenlots of other pretty twisted...
When robots talking trash made sense

When robots talking trash made sense

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: In a bid to popularise the Swachh Bharat mission, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kancheepuram, has developed a smart outdoor mobile robotic trashRead more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/when-robots-talking-trash-made-sense/article8991416.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Statins Could Dramatically Cut Death Rate In Breast Cancer Patients

Statins Could Dramatically Cut Death Rate In Breast Cancer Patients

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Statins, already used to treat high cholesterol in patients, may also dramatically reduce the risk of death in patientswith breast cancer. A new study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago this week, has found that the commonly used drug may cut the death rate by up to 38 percent. The work has been carried out by scientists in China, and is a meta-analysis of seven other studies, coming to the conclusion that using lipophilic statins seemed to offer a protection to people suffering from breast cancer. It comes after many other studies have observed this link before, and has prompted fresh calls for clinical trials to investigate whether or not they could be used to improve the rates of breast cancer survival. The analysis f...
World’s Only White Orangutan To Get Her Own Forest Island Reserve

World’s Only White Orangutan To Get Her Own Forest Island Reserve

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Alba, the albino orangutan, might just be the only one of her kind in the world. Having rescued her from captivity earlier this year, conservationists now want to create a huge "forest island" reserve for her so that she can live in peace. The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation hopes to raise $80,000 to get the project up and running. Its plan is to home Alba, whose name means “white” in Latin, and three other orangutans in a huge 5-hectare (12-acre) reserve in central Kalimantan, Borneo, Associated Press reports. It will be surrounded by a moat and monitored to protect her from poachers. Alba is thought to suffer from albinism, a genetic condition that results in a complete absence of melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin an...
Astronomers Find Second-Fastest-Spinning Pulsar Ever Discovered

Astronomers Find Second-Fastest-Spinning Pulsar Ever Discovered

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An international team of researchers has detected an incredible astronomical object: a pulsar that spins over 42,000 times every minute. This is the second-fastest-spinning pulsar ever discovered.   The findings, reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, describe PSR J0952–0607, the leftover core of a star that became a supernova. It's a type of neutron star so it has a significant mass, about 1.4 times the mass of the Sun, in a tiny volume. It wouldn’t be much larger than Manhattan. But unlike many neutron stars, PSR J0952–0607 is a pulsar. A beam of radiation is emitted by these objects and as they spin, they appear to pulsate, hence the name. This pulsar rotates 707 times each second. The discovery was possible by co...
A New Study Figured Out The Perfect Way To Immerse Yourself In Your Workout Routine

A New Study Figured Out The Perfect Way To Immerse Yourself In Your Workout Routine

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You know how a run is just much better when you're doing it outside, on a new trail, or in a new city? All the new sights and senses that are activated work together todistract you from any cardio-related discomfort you may have. Staying focused during exercise can be seriously challenging, but visual effects like the peaceful scenery you might encounterduring an outdoor run can definitely makethe whole experience a little more enjoyable and a new study can totally back that up. The research, which was published in the journal, revealed that adding visual effects to your sweat sesh can help create a moreimmersive fitness experience. These visuals work by helping you feel more satisfied with your workout, and may even make newbies to the exercise game feel like they're exerting less eff...
Uncontacted” Amazon Tribe Members From Brazil Allegedly Killed By Gold Miners

Uncontacted” Amazon Tribe Members From Brazil Allegedly Killed By Gold Miners

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At least 10 people from an indigenous tribe in Javari Valley, northwestern Brazil, have been reportedly killed by illegal gold miners. The authorities confirmed an open investigation on the brutal killings after complaints had been raised. It was reported that the gold miners decided to brag about their deplorable offense in a bar near the Colombian border. They were boasting about a hand-carved paddle that was stolen from the tribe. Leila Silvia Burger Sotto-Maior, coordinator for the Brazilian agency on indigenous affairs (funai), said “it was crude bar talk,” according to The New York Times. “They had to kill them or be killed," the miners allegedly said. Sotto-Maior also shared that the killers had “bragged ab...
‘GOT’ Season 8 Filming Date Was Finally Revealed & It’s Sooner Than You Think

‘GOT’ Season 8 Filming Date Was Finally Revealed & It’s Sooner Than You Think

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It's utterly heartbreaking that the next season of  will be its last, but does it comfort you to know that the series will begin filming sooner than we expected? The  Season 8 filming date was finally revealed, so you can mark your calendars now to prepare for all your spoiler-hunting, photo-analyzing, counting-down-the-days needs.  confirms what Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) told Collider: will start shooting again in October. But what does that mean for a premiere date? Well, that's the not-so-great part. Since  began airing, the show had a history of hitting our small screens the same time every year for 10 episodes in April. But Season 7 came late this July, giving us just 7 episodes, thus changing up the cycle for the future. Wh...
8 Stunning Vineyards To Tie The Knot In So Your Wedding Is A Real-Life Fairytale

8 Stunning Vineyards To Tie The Knot In So Your Wedding Is A Real-Life Fairytale

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Whether you're a major wino or not, having a wedding in an enchanting vineyard is the perfect location for such a magical event. Wine is simply amazing. Even down to the location where it's made, it literally provides us with the best results every single time. If you're up for an outdoor wedding that's not too much of a hassle, follow the winery brick road. There are many gorgeous vineyards to have a wedding, and you'll be so serenaded in scenic beauty that you'll feel like you're in a real-life fairytale. Vineyards come in all different designs and layouts — it really depends on what region you're in or are willing to travel to. Also, let's not forget that you're literally steps away from where they make wine, so you're immediately off to a great start. Many of these vineyards can...
Another 10 Bizarre (And Stupid) Patents

Another 10 Bizarre (And Stupid) Patents

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Some time ago we did a list of the 15 most bizarre patents. Fortunately for us, there are millions of them around – so we have put together another list! These are all patented in the US patent office (some of the original list of 15 were international patents) but we don’t mean that to be a reflection on the quality of American inventors! So, without further ado, here are 10 more bizarre (and stupid) patents: This patent from 1968 is designed to help people who, for some unknown reason, might need to place a lock upon their toilet seat. I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to work out who might use this device – and, frankly, the only thing I can come up with is that perhaps it could be used to punish men who forget to put the toilet seat down. The in...
20 Famous Movie Lines That You Have Been Saying Wrong

20 Famous Movie Lines That You Have Been Saying Wrong

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1. Apollo 13 Misquote: “Houston, we have a problem”Actual movie quote: “… Ah, Houston, we’ve had a problem.” View this image › Via universetoday.com 2. Dirty Harry Misquote: “Do you feel lucky, punk?”Actual movie quote: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?” View this image › Via brotherjohnf.com
Of Course A Man Gets The Glory For Doing What Women Had Been Doing On Health Care

Of Course A Man Gets The Glory For Doing What Women Had Been Doing On Health Care

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At around 1:30 a.m. ET on Friday, July 28, Senator John McCain voted against the GOP's skinny repeal act to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare). His vote helped to knock down the repeal act. But his vote against it wouldn't have done anything if it weren't for two women. Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins voted against the skinny repeal, but McCain's been getting all the glory. With the number of Republican senators in office right now, the GOP could only afford to have two Republicans vote against their skinny repeal plan, assuming that all Democrats voted against it. Two Republicans voting against the bill would've left it at 50-50. Vice President Mike Pence was actually there to break that tie. VP Pence just arrived at US Capitol ahead of m...
“Scandal” Fans, Joshua Malina Enjoys That You Hate Him

“Scandal” Fans, Joshua Malina Enjoys That You Hate Him

Entertainment
View this image › Joshua Malina, middle, on Scandal. With Katie Lowes (left) as Quinn and Guillermo Diaz as Huck. ABC On last week’s penultimate Scandal of the season, the final moments revealed that Joshua Malina’s character, David Rosen, has been undermining the Gladiators — the show’s purported heroes, led by Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope — by helping the mole who’s been screwing with them. It was another insane cliff-hanger delivered by the TV season’s most gasp-inducing show, which is cresting in popularity in ways rarely seen these days: The Shonda Rhimes–
A Broken Heart May Cause Long-Term Damage To Your Health

A Broken Heart May Cause Long-Term Damage To Your Health

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A study funded by the British Heart Foundation has found that broken heart syndrome may cause lasting damage to your body. More technically known as Takotsubo syndrome, it refers to how a stressful event like the death of a loved one can cause your heart to perform less effectively and distort in shape. Takotsubo in Japanese means octopus pot, with the syndrome first noted in Japan in 1990. It might sound odd, but the condition is very much real. In this admittedly small study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiograph, researchers at Aberdeen University examined 52 patients aged between 28 and 87 suffering from the syndrome. Using ultrasound and cardiac MRI scans, they found that it permanently affected how the heart pumps. I...
Speedy White Dwarf Fragment Might Have Survived A Partial Supernova

Speedy White Dwarf Fragment Might Have Survived A Partial Supernova

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Astronomers have discovered a star like none seen before. They think it may be the remnant of an incomplete supernova explosion, something that would explain one mystery, but create enough new ones to keep them happily hunting for a long time. LP 40-365 is a 15th magnitude star, making it far too faint to see with the naked eye, but much brighter than the vast majority of objects recorded in sky maps. Catalogs of stars registered the fact that it appears to be traveling very rapidly compared to the rest of the galaxy, and interested by such speedster stars, Professor Lilia Ferrario of the Australian National University and some fellow astronomers decided to check it out. What they found, Ferrario told IFLScience, was more fascinating than anyone e...
Pesticides May Cause Queen Bumblebees To Lay Fewer Eggs

Pesticides May Cause Queen Bumblebees To Lay Fewer Eggs

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Although there was good news in regards to American honeybees this past week, unfortunately that's just one piece of the picture. A new paper has found that a common pesticide may be having devastating effects on the common bumblebee, preventing them from forming new colonies and potentially contributing to their local extinction. Much research has looked into the impact that neonicotinoids, a particularly prevalent pesticide, have on honeybees (Apis mellifera). As a major pollinator of our crops, this is obviously concerning, but A. mellifera is just one species of bee out of tens of thousands of bee species and hundreds of thousands of insect pollinator species. This means it is vital that we fully understand h...
How To Build A Starship  And Why We Should Start Thinking About It Now

How To Build A Starship And Why We Should Start Thinking About It Now

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With a growing number of Earth-like exoplanets discovered in recent years, it is becoming increasingly frustrating that we cant visit them. After all, our knowledge of the planets in our own solar system would be pretty limited if it werent for the space probes wed sent to explore them. The problem is that even the nearest stars are a very long way away, and enormous engineering efforts will be required to reach them on timescales that are relevant to us. But with research in areas such as nuclear fusion and nanotechnology advancing rapidly, we may not be as far away from constructing small, fast interstellar space probes as we think. Scientific And Societal Case Theres a lot at stake. If we ever found evidence suggesting that life might exist on a planet orbiting a nearby ...
10 Young People Who Murdered Their Parents

10 Young People Who Murdered Their Parents

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Few crimes have ever garnered more notoriety than when Lizzie Borden was charged with brutally murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892. Even though she was eventually acquitted of the crime, debate still rages on about her guilt to this day. One of the main reasons the case garnered so much attention was because it was unfathomable for someone to murder their own parents in such a violent fashion, even though Lizzie Borden was 32 years old at the time the crime occurred. 10 William James Bresnahan Jr. On August 4, 1964, the bodies of Broomfield, Colorado physician William Bresnahan Sr. and his wife Laurel were discovered at a campsite near Silverthorne. Authorities eventually tracked down their 16-year-old son, William Jr., who confessed to murdering his family while on a ...
6 Ways To Throw A Friendsgiving That Ditches All The Boring Traditions

6 Ways To Throw A Friendsgiving That Ditches All The Boring Traditions

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Family is more than blood ties. The need to seek out friendship is hardwired into humanity. Friendship is a vital support system that improves your health and enriches your personal life. So when the holidays come around, its a great time to show your friends just how thankful you are to have them in your life. Hosting a Friendsgiving is a not-so-new tradition, but its an increasingly popular one to celebrate friendship and friends as family, minus the crazy family drama. Here are six things to keep in mind when planning this years Friendsgiving: 1. Bring your own game. Geeks and non-geeks rejoice, for these are not the games of your parents. Scrabble and Twister still have their place, but Cards Against Humanityand Exploding Kittens serve up ridiculous fun, no matter what youll be eating...
Why Some Geckos Don’t Stick

Why Some Geckos Don’t Stick

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Thanks to millions of microscopic hair-like structures called setae, geckos have the amazing ability to cling tenaciously to smooth surfaces like windows or ceilings. The adhesion is so strong—even in death—that people have been trying to mimic it for the last several decades. So why did some geckos give up their sticky feet over evolutionary time? Because it’s expensive, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last month.  Evolution can remove previously acquired morphological adaptations in order to help confer survival advantages for a species. Geckos are a diverse group of lizards that have spread throughout a variety of microhabitats, and how complex their innovative sticky feet are can vary wildly. This complex adaptati
7 Outdoor Workouts That Are Perfect For The Beautiful Fall Weather

7 Outdoor Workouts That Are Perfect For The Beautiful Fall Weather

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When autumn rolls around, the sun is golden and bright, the leaves are crunchy, the air is crisp, and it's the perfect time to take your sweat sesh outdoors. Summer workouts are basically a surefire way to sweat your ass off and dehydrate your body, and winter workouts? Forget about it; you can find me hibernating my life away until spring rolls around. That's why there's no better time than now to take advantage of this window of beautiful weather by making a list of outdoor workout ideas for the fall. Plus, the health benefits of taking your exercise outside every now and then are not to be ignored. According to , breathing fresh air during a workout (instead of the stagnant and recycled air of a typical gym) can inspire euphoric feelings because of the increase in f...
Neanderthals May Not Have Been as Inferior as Suggested

Neanderthals May Not Have Been as Inferior as Suggested

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When Neanderthals went extinct about 40,000 years ago, Homo sapiens became the last remaining human species on Earth. The story frequently goes that they were inferior in a variety of ways to anatomically modern humans and just couldn’t compete. A new study turns this notion on its head and highlights a series of ways that Neanderthals were actually superior. The analysis was conducted by Paola Villa of the University of Colorado Museum and Wil Roebroeks of Leiden University. The results were published in PLOS ONE. "The evidence for cognitive inferiority is simply not there," Villa said in a press release. "What we are saying is that the conventional view of Neanderthals is not true." Their analysis looked at the top hypotheses for why our species beat out Neanderthal