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Month: July 2018

A Deadly Hunt for Hidden Treasure Spawns an Online Mystery

July 31, 2018

Related Stories Elizabeth Weil The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives Joshua Davis The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist Brendan Koerner The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist Eric was grown now—31 years old—but still had that headstrong streak. He had recently developed a singular […]

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California city OKs jail time for defying plastic straw ban

July 31, 2018

Video California plastic straw law punishes restaurant servers with jail time Conservative commentator Kurt Schlichter reacts to a bill proposed in California that would make it illegal for restaurants servers to give guests plastic straws unless requested. Sippers, beware.  A California coastal city has become the latest municipality to ban plastic straws, enacting what is […]

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What Is Meat, Anyway? Lab-Grown Food Sets Off a Debate

July 31, 2018

You don’t typically find philosophical bickering at an FDA public meeting. But then again, this was no ordinary public meeting. On Thursday, the agency convened a scrum on so-called cultured meat—animal tissue grown in a lab, derived from just a handful of cells taken from a cow or chicken or fish. Experts, lab-meat companies, and […]

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Darwin comes to town: how cities are creating new species

July 31, 2018

From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to Turdus urbanicus (the new urban blackbird), animals are changing their behaviour and evolution in cities and in dramatic and surprising ways On the eve of the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal, ground staff at the gigantic Stade de France in Paris had left the stadiums lights […]

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A terminally ill dog’s love of cheeseburgers is the uplifting story we all need right now.

July 31, 2018

Cody, a 10-year-old boxer-Labrador mix, loves cheeseburgers. And since his cancer diagnosis, his humans have been happy to indulge that craving. Two months back, Cody got the bad news, with his vet giving him between just one and three months to live. His owner, Alec Karcher, shared his dog’s story on Twitter, explaining how they […]

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We Fell In Love With This 33-Pound Cat, So We Decided To Adopt Him And Start His Weight Loss Journey

July 31, 2018

Hi, my name is Mike Wilson and together with my girlfriend Megan Hanneman we have a company that makes wall-mounted cat furniture designed to promote activity for indoor cats. We have two cats who help us test our furniture ideas and let us know their favorite pieces. A couple of months ago, we decided to […]

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Theres A Secret Ingredient That Could Save Tropical Reefs But It’s Not Good News For Rats

July 31, 2018

As the state of the world’s coral reefs appear to be getting worse with every passing year, an international team of scientists studying the reefs of tropical islands have come up with an unusual idea for how to help them: Kill all the nearby rats. Studying the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, the researchers found […]

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Britney Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari opens up about 100-pound weight loss transformation

July 30, 2018

Sometimes it takes vulnerability in order to inspire a few, my story took hard work, it took the ability to face rejection over and over again and the strength to stand for what i Believe in no matter the circumstances. We are all human, we are not made to be perfect but what we live […]

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Aidan Turner ‘a revelation’ in stage role

July 30, 2018

Giving the play four stars out of five, Cavendish added that “the deadpan effect” of Turner’s performance was “at once comical and disquieting.” The darkly comic and violent play is set in the early 1990s as the Northern Ireland peace process is taking its first steps. Since he took on the title role in Poldark […]

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