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  • 3 days ago
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    Some Power Plants Pollute Worse Than Volcanoes

    Climate change isn’t all that difficult to understand. A British scientist proved shortly before the U.S. Civil War that carbon dioxide absorbs heat, and a Swedish chemist doodled out the first equations involving fossil-fuel emissions before the 20th century even began. What was difficult to separate out, however, was identifying the human-driven signal within the noise of the vast, messy and natural climate system. We know that what we burn ends up in the atmosphere, driving up the Earth’s...

  • 11 days ago
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    Koenigsegg Teases Going After Bugatti's 0 to 400 to 0 Time

    Last month, the Bugatti Chiron set the world record for going from 0 to 400 km/h (249 mph) and back to 0 km/h. The record time is 32.6 seconds and the car was driven by Former F1 driver, former NASCAR driver, and current IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Bugatti's are known to be at the top surrounded by world records, but another brand is known for stealing a few records and they may have just teased going after Bugatti's 0-400-0 time.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Prefab Plyscraper: World’s Tallest Timber Building Tops Out at 173 Feet

    On the University of British Columbia’s campus in Vancouver, a new record-setting wood structures highlights the many advantages of a growing trend: vertical timber construction. Brock Commons Tallwood House is the highest of its kind to date, providing housing for over 400 students.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    'Cancer patient' finds lump was toy traffic cone inhaled in 1977

    A toy traffic cone has been found in the lung of a man 40 years after he inhaled it. It was originally thought that the unnamed 47-year-old man from Preston might have cancer. He was referred to a respiratory clinic after complaining of coughing up yellow mucus and feeling unwell for over a year. Medics initially thought the patient, who had also recently suffered pneumonia and had been a long-term smoker, had a tumour after an x-ray showed a mass in a lung.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    North Korea: Millions sign up for military to fight against U.S.

    North Korea claims that 4.7 million of its citizens have volunteered to join or re-enlist in the military since leader Kim Jong Un threatened to "tame” President Trump “with fire" last week, North Korean state media reported. Millions of young men and 1.22 million women said they wanted sign up to counter the U.S. since Friday, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Ataribox | A brand new Atari product (Video)

    Atari is Back! Years in the making.

  • 1 month ago
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    Same. I don't have time for trickery or games. If I can't find the date I just skip the post altogether. Glad to see I'm not the only one annoyed by it.

  • 1 month ago
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    Cruise lines are sending their ships on rescue missions in the Caribbean following Irma

    Following devastation in the Caribbean due to Hurricane Irma earlier this week, cruise lines are lending their massive ships to the relief effort, transporting provisions and picking up stranded tourists. Royal Caribbean International is deploying four ships and Norwegian Cruise Line is deploying one.

  • 1 month ago
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    Russia is preparing for a massive war with the west, warns Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed Thursday that the upcoming Russian military drill in Belarus shows Moscow is preparing its forces for a much bigger conflict. The comments came during his annual address to parliament. Russia’s backing of separatists in the eastern region of Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea show no sign of being reversed, Poroshenko added according to Ukrainian news site Ukrainska Pravda. On the contrary, Ukraine thinks the Kremlin’s military ambitions are onl...

  • 1 month ago
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    Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low, defying legalization opponents’ predictions

    But adult use is a different story.

  • 1 month ago
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    Spectacular rebirth of Belize's coral reefs threatened by tourism and development

    Just below the surface of the turquoise sea, coral flutters majestically amid schools of puffed up porcupinefish and fluorescent blue and yellow angelfish. The gangly staghorn and fanning elkhorn corals are thriving in swimming distance of Laughing Bird Caye, a tiny Caribbean sandy islet in southern Belize, thanks to a restoration project that is yielding striking results.

  • 2 months ago
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    Vietnam vet with dementia reassured 'your duty is done'

    A Vietnam veteran with dementia has received a certificate of appreciation and regiment badges and coins to reassure him his fighting days are now over. Eighty-four-year-old Lawrence Silk, who completed three tours of duty during the Vietnam War, now has dementia and insists he needs to return to the country to carry on fighting.

  • 2 months ago
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    CCTV to be compulsory in all abattoirs in England

    Slaughterhouses in England will have to install CCTV as part of government plans to monitor animal welfare. Under rules being phased in over the next year, Food Standards Agency vets will be able to ask to see footage of all areas where livestock are held. Slaughterhouses found to be failing welfare standards could face a criminal investigation or lose staff licences.

  • 2 months ago
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    Maine’s Legal Smoking Age to Become 21

    A bill prohibiting Mainers below age 21 from purchasing tobacco products will soon become law. The Senate voted 29-5 and the House voted 90-44 to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the proposal, which supporters say will lower smoking rates and smoking-related deaths.

  • 2 months ago
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    Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

    French actress Jeanne Moreau, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in Francois Truffaut’s love triangle film “Jules and Jim” and whose award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the world’s most acclaimed directors, has died. She was 89. The French president’s office announced her death in a statement Monday without providing a cause. An assistant to her agent confirmed the death but would not provide details.

  • 2 months ago
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    Local charity donates $92K towards treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD

    At Stubbs Harley Davidson, on Telephone Road, a motorcycle ride for charity roared to life. The local charity, called the Bigass Crawfish Bash Foundation wanted to boost their donation to a camp that serves veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. The charity was headed to Camp Hope in Northwest Houston with a donation of nearly $100,000.

  • 2 months ago
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    Government 'Cyber Troops' Manipulate Facebook, Twitter, Study Says

    Governments around the world are enlisting "cyber troops" who manipulate Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to steer public opinion, spread misinformation and undermine critics, according to a new report from the University of Oxford. Adding to growing evidence of government-sponsored efforts to use online tools to influence politics, researchers found 29 countries using social media to shape opinion domestically or with foreign audiences. The tactics are deployed by auth...