Category: World

This ambitious U-shaped skyscraper could soon loop over NYC

This spectacular U-shaped concept skyscraper from Oiio studio could be built in New York City. Read more...More about Standalone Featured, Real Time Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, and Real Time Video

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Behold the newest food trend is a sushi donut

'Pokee NYC' is selling sushi donuts and they're as delicious as they sound. They make only 12-18 daily, so snagging one could be your catch of the day. Read more...More about Sashimi, Poke, Pokee Nyc, Snack, and New York

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I am so unreasonably jealous of this view of the southern lights

The northern and southern lights are probably the eeriest cosmic views available to us here on Earth, and 150 people on a flight from New Zealand learned that first-hand this week. The Air New Zealand charter flight took off on March 23 to give passengers their best shot at seeing the cosmic lights thanks to the 12 hours of darkness provided by the equinox.  SEE ALSO: 9 Stunning Images of the Aurora Borealis Over the U.S. A seat on board the chartered flight wasn't exactly cheap. Two economy seats were sold for $2,775, and two business-class seats went for $5,973. "What an amazing night we all had," one of the passengers said in a Facebook post.  Read more...More about Space Exploration, Aurora Australis, Aurora Videos, Aurora Photos, and Aurora Borealis

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‘Rogue’ national park Twitter account wasn’t so rogue after all, emails show

Ever since the National Park Service's main Twitter account appeared to "go rogue" on President Donald Trump's inauguration day, people have been using the department and its various park-specific social media accounts as a rallying point in the anti-Trump resistance.  However, according to emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that's not the full story. SEE ALSO: Twitter users finding hope in 'badass' national parks The emails show that staff at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area were actually coloring inside the lines of their guidance from the Trump administration when the park's official Twitter account tweeted climate change facts on Jan. 23, three days after the inauguration.  Read more...More about Climate Research, Trump Budget, Social Media, Freedom Of Information Act, and Climate Change

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Scorching heat from this ‘artificial sun’ could help fight climate change

German scientists have just switched on the world's largest "artificial sun," an instrument they say could be a game-changing technology in the fight against climate change. With 149 high-powered lamps, the Synlight system produces light about 10,000 times the intensity of natural sunlight on the Earth's surface. When concentrated on a single spot, the lamps can generate scorching temperatures of around 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The scientists say they eventually hope to harness that heat to produce hydrogen fuels, a carbon-free alternative for vehicles and airplanes. SEE ALSO: This giant offshore wind farm will be the largest in the U.S. Read more...More about Emissions, Global Warming, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and Clean Energy

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People can’t get over this photo of Republican dudes who want to cut maternity care

Republicans like to insist the war on women is nothing more than hysterical liberal outrage.  Sure, the left uses the phrase to occasionally score political points, but sometimes Republicans make it so easy. Like when they appear to be casting aside women's needs without a second thought or even purposely targeting rights and policies that many women consider fundamental to their well-being and freedom.   SEE ALSO: What men say about women in secret is why we can't have gender equality Case in point: When Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a photo on Thursday from a meeting with a group of very conservative Congressional Republicans who want to eliminate maternity care from a set of required health insurance benefits, people couldn't help but notice a glaring omission: women.  Read more...More about Women, Republicans, Politics, Gender, and Us World

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Forget needles, you can now jet-spray the vaccines in your mouth instead

'MucoJet' was created by researchers at UC Berkeley for a painless, portable way to self-administer vaccines and other medicine. Read more...More about Mucojet, Needle Free, Real Time Video, Doctors, and Inventions

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India’s controversial biometric ID card system could become the only one

If you were waiting for the Indian government to slow down (or completely stop) with its push to bring Aadhaar biometric identity system into your lives, don’t hold your breath. SEE ALSO: India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate Started as an optional program, in the recent years, the government has upped the ante and has made it mandatory to use Aadhar card in order to access other services. As has been the case in the past, the decision was immediately met with sharp criticism.  But the government is now clarifying that it won’t be withdrawing its move, giving its citizens yet another look at how it intends to move forward with its biometric system.  Read more...More about Security, Privacy, Government, Aadhaar, and India

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Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says

Dinosaurs just can't get a break. First, a comet slams into the Earth and renders them extinct. Now a group of scientists wants to dramatically shake-up the dino family tree.  A new study, published this week in the journal Nature, proposes a major reordering of dinosaurs' evolutionary history.  The revised tree swaps around large subfamilies and adds a new branch for the Tyrannosaurus Rex and its ilk. The study also suggests that dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain — not in South America, as scientists have long assumed. SEE ALSO: A dinosaur-era reptile popped out babies, not eggs Read more...More about South America, Britain, Scotland, Evolution, and Family Tree

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Lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers

Well, this is a new one: A state lawmaker in Maine wants you to believe that climate change deniers deserve protection under anti-discrimination laws.  Maine Republican Rep. Larry Lockman says climate deniers are in danger of seeing their free speech threatened and need legal protections from anti-discrimination laws. Yes, the same laws that protect the rights of racial and religious minorities as well as those discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation. SEE ALSO: EPA chief denies carbon dioxide is main cause of global warming and... wait, what!? Lockman, along with the cosponsors of his new bill, are seeking to add climate deniers to the list of protected people under state anti-discrimination laws.  Read more...More about Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, Free Speech, and Climate Denial

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