Asteroid twice the size of pyramids heading near Earth at end of year

It likely won't hit Earth, which is good, because the outcome would be catastrophic.

Professor says Earth is forming Saturn-like rings made of space junk

"Earth is on course to have its own rings. They'll just be made of junk."

New Covid variant discovered in S. Africa could render vaccines ineffective

The variant, called B.1.1.529, has been detected in South Africa in small numbers.

"You'll pay": China vows revenge at tiny country with a population size of 3M people

China has blasted Lithuania, warning it will “pay a price” for allowing Taiwan to open a de facto embassy in its capital Vilnius.

New brain implant lets blind patient see without eyes

A blind woman was able to "see" for the first time in 16 years

Why Liberal Arts degrees are worthless

A college degree is worthless if nobody is willing to pay you for the skills you acquired while earning it.

‘Pet mystery box’: China’s dog and cat mail-order craze causes new outrage

Animals that die in transit will be dumped on the roadside by the couriers.

M'sian student creates first disposable hijab for UK hospital

While most on social have celebrated the hospital introducing disposable hijabs, others are cautioning that while it’s a step in the right direction, there’s still more work to be done for full inclusivity.

Cecil Hotel Viewers Convinced Elisa Lam Was Playing The Chilling Elevator Game Before She Died

Ever since CCTV footage was released in 2013, fans have been discussing theories about Elisa's disappearance.

Australian govt has a history of sharing citizens' data covertly despite laws prohibiting it

Australia may have passed a law giving better privacy safeguards to protect its citizen's contact tracing data but given the Australian government's track record in citizens' surveillance, observers questioned if the new law is merely a smokescreen for increased covert surveillance.

Myanmar fitness instructor dances to Indonesian protest anthem as coup unfolds

Indonesian internet users have pointed out that the song to which Khing Hnin Wai is dancing in a viral video, ‘Ampun Bang Jago’, is about the power struggle between the people and the authorities.

Indonesian Man Stabs Housemate To Death For Calling Him "Handsome"

An Indonesian man stabbed his housemate to death in the Siak Regency, Riau after his housemate called him ‘handsome’. According to Siak Police Chief AKBP Gunar Rahadyanto, the 45-year-old suspect with the initials KS, was offended when his housemate, Susiato alias Yanto, told him that he looked handsome on 18 January. “It’s so unusual, you […]

Clever device generates electricity from thin air

A team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a clever device that can generate electricity from air moisture.

‘Touching fish’: young employees rebel against Chinese work ethic

A term taken from a Chinese proverb about opportunity in a crisis, ‘touching fish’ means being lazy at work – a philosophy China’s Generation Z workers increasingly embrace as a response to being underpaid and overworked.

15yo Girl Kills 6yo Boy For Fun As She Wanted To Copy Horror Movies, Has No Regrets & Feels Happy

Youth and self-discovery takes a turn for the horrifying as a 15-year-old Indonesian girl decided to bring to life her deepest, darkest fantasies. The teenager, who was apparently a major fan of horror movies and culture, had wanted to imitate what she saw in said movies and ended up killing a six-year-old boy in cold […]

28,000-Year-Old Mammoth Cells Show Signs Of Life After Being Thawed Out

Scientists are now one big step closer to bringing the woolly mammoth back to life.

Coronavirus Porn Is Going Viral on Pornhub

Amidst a global health crisis, porn finds a way.

Scientists Discover the First Animal That Doesn’t Breathe Oxygen to Live

The parasite—which lacks mitochondria, and the genes and proteins needed for breathing—yet again expands our horizons for the possibilities of life on Earth.

Scientists Found Breathable Oxygen in Another Galaxy for the First Time

Molecular oxygen is a key component of the air humans breathe, and now astronomers have spotted it a half-billion light years away. But don't hold your breath for quasar whippets.

Newborn is left with scar after doctors cut her face during C-section

A Russian newborn baby girl has been left with a scar on her cheek after doctors accidentally cut her face during a caesarean delivery.

The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws

Taiwan is a promising experiment in participatory governance. But politics is blocking it from getting greater traction.

Man Claims He Told Wife He Was On Sriwijaya Flight But Was Actually In Bali With His Mistress

Indonesia is still mourning over the crash of Sriwijaya Air SJ 182 that occurred on 9 January. In the midst of such heartbreaking grief, families of the victims are trying their level best to find some sort of closure from the incident. Knowing that the victims are never coming back, these family members have no […]

Armed With Only A Khukri This Gurkha Soldier Took On 40 Men And Saved A Girl From Being Raped

Jai Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali. Gurkha's - the pride of the Indian Army.

ASSISI - A medieval Gem Village in Umbria, Italy

Assisi is renowned for its beautiful setting and its famous hometown boy who became a symbol for peace and virtue, and who also became a saint, St Francis,

13 Facts About the Controversial Massive Chinese Dam That Slowed the Earth's Rotation

You may know that the Three Gorges Dam slowed down the earth, but what else do you know about this massive dam? Learn everything about Three Gorges Dam.

Cash for babies, $10,000 gifts, $1 homes: The battle for the soul of rural Italy

Tempted by the recent offer of an Italian home for just over a $1? Well, you might want to hold out for a better deal.

Meet "Stuckie" — The Mummified Dog Who Has Been Stuck In A Tree For Over 50 Years

The mummified dog was a shocking find for the loggers, who were working on cutting the tree into pieces, and almost turned it into mulch.

Golden blood: The rarest blood in the world

We explore the history of blood types and how they are classified to find out what makes the Rh-null type important to science and dangerous for those who live with it.

Damaged Human Lungs Can Be Repaired by Attaching Them to Pigs, Experiment Shows

The sad reality of terminal lung illnesses is that there are simply far more patients than there are donor lungs available. This isn't just because of the low number of donors, which would be problem enough, but many donor lungs are significantly dam

Starlings Fly in Flocks So Dense They Look Like Sculptures

Photographer Xavi Bou condenses several seconds of movement into a single frame, showing the birds' flight—and fight.

Some Pacific Islanders Have DNA Not Linked To Any Known Human Ancestor

It's universally agreed upon by geneticists that Neanderthals and Denisovans led to modern man. New research suggests a third group might've been responsible, too."

69-Year-Old Dutch Man Identifies As 'Age Fluid' And Wants To Legally Become 49

Emile Ratelband argues that his biological age does not reflect his emotional age, and wants to be legally recognized as a 49-year-old.

Why You're Probably a Hypocrite if You Judge People Who Eat Dogs

I have never eaten dog meat, simply because I grew up in a society which groomed me to…

New Dating Site For Men With Small Penises Launches

For men with penises no longer than 14cm only.

Organic meats found to have approximately the same greenhouse impact as regular meats

A trio of researchers from the Technical University of Munich, the University of Greifswald and the University of Augsburg have found that the meat production process for organic meats produces approximately the same amounts of greenhouse gases as does the conventional meat production process. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, Maximilian Pieper, Amelie Michalke and Tobias Gaugler describe their study of the impact of global food production on climate change and what they found.

Scientists grew tiny human brains and hooked them up to robots

Scientists found that lab-grown mini-brains on the International Space Station are giving off brain waves, potentially posing a new ethical dilemma.

Man builds gun that shoots masks onto people's faces

Anti-maskers inspired YouTuber Allen Pan to create a whimsical gadget: a gun that fires masks directly onto its targets' faces.

A former intern found the video CNN planned to play at the end of the world

When CNN launched in 1980, founder Ted Turner already knew how it was going to end. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," he reportedly said. "When the end of...

16th Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Miniature Researchers Used X-Ray To Solve Their Mystery

There are only 135 known miniature boxwood carvings and they have been puzzling art specialists all over the world. Recently, researchers have gathered some of these tiny religious pieces from museums and private collections to further study their secrets and have found a few very interesting answers.

Neuroscientists Discover A Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65 Percent (Listen)

Anxiety — that feeling of dread, fear, worry, and panic — is certainly nothing new. Hippocrates wrote about it in the fourth century BCE, as did Søren Kierkegaard in the 1860s. And Sigmund Freud addressed the disorder in 1926. However, jump to the present and we’re seeing a significant uptick — especially with youth. Pharmaceutical

Muslims love Jesus, too: 6 things you didn’t know about Jesus in Islam

Muslims don’t believe Jesus was the son of God, but they do revere him as a holy prophet.

Chinese Man Who Married Lost Love of 50 Years Dies in Her Arms

Yuan Dibao, the man who captured everyone’s hearts in China for his enduring love, has passed away peacefully&hellip

These companies became ridiculously successful copying others

Copying the business models and operational processes that work for others may be the key to your own company's success.

Scientists Caught 'Undead' Genes Coming Alive After Death

Turns out there might be "life" after death, after all.

The Internet Is Actually Controlled By 14 People Who Hold 7 Secret Keys

This sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn't: The whole internet is controlled by seven actual, physical keys. The Guardian's James

A Study Reveals: Your Body Knows When Death Is Near, And It All Begins In The Nose

Researchers have come to realize humans subconsciously recognize this putrefying odor. Not only that, the scent, when released, causes an immediate response.

Chinese Man Spends 36 Years Chiseling at Three Mountains to Bring Water to His Village

Huang Dafa, the chief of Caowanagba village, in China, spent 36 years chiseling at three mountains to build a 10-kilometer water canal.

What A 45-Year Study Of Kid Geniuses Says About How To Raise Them

What A 45-Year Study Of Genius Kids Says About How To Raise Them

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding E. coli bacteria with an expanded, six-letter genetic code.

Four young girls arrested for murder of 15-year-old at Louisiana Walmart

Four young girls were arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl at a Louisiana Walmart on Saturday, authorities said.

The first colour photographs of the Middle East

The first colour photographs of the Middle East

World’s Largest Math Proof Solved. And It Takes Up 200 Terabytes

Three computer scientists have produced, through the use of a supercomputer, a 200-terabyte file containing the solution to a Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, a puzzle that has eluded mathematicians for decades.

Man Missing Most Of His Brain Challenges Everything We Thought We Knew About Consciousness

"A French man whose ventricles had swollen and replaced most of his brain regions baffled scientists by remaining alive and conscious

How Arabs made Israel’s desert bloom more than 1,500 years ago

How Arabs made Israel’s desert bloom more than 1,500 years ago

Scientists Transplanted A Rat’s Head Onto Another Rat, Hoping to Replicate It in Humans

Chinese researchers grafted the head of a smaller rat onto a bigger one while keeping the brain safe from possible damage due to blood loss.

Indonesian Man Gets Scammed With Hand-Drawn Money While Selling Phone

A man in Indonesia realized it was too late when the person who bought his used phone handed';

Thai Fisherman Offered $3.2 Million for Golden 'Whale Vomit'

A Thai fisherman is hoping to cash in as much as $3.2 million on some massive chunks of&hellip

Garden Gnomes Were Once Real People Employed As Decoration By The Rich

Why having an old man live in your garden was once all the rage.

Faroe Islands: Inside the undersea tunnel network

The undersea tunnel network cuts journey times between two islands by a half.

Meet the Indonesian Tribe With Piercing Blue Eyes

A tribe in Indonesia has gone viral on social media after some of its members were photographed highlighting…

A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human? | GPT-3

We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace

Zapping elderly people's brains supercharges their working memory

Electrically stimulating the brains of people in their 60s and 70s allowed them to perform as well on working memory tasks as 20-somethings.

Professor: UFOs may be time-traveling humans from the future

A biological anthropology professor has written a book suggesting that it's not extraterrestrials piloting UFOs, but timetraveling humans from the future.



Leaked emails confirm UN passed info to China in name-sharing scandal

UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says controversial practice ended in 2015 - Anadolu Agency

The PH dilemma – Mahathir or Anwar? | Free Malaysia Today

Analysts say PH parties are split over who to back and may not be able to act as a united front unless Anwar Ibrahim focuses on the needs of the rakyat.

Commentary: The commuter’s paradox - something gained in space between home and work now missing

Most of us dislike commuting. But there are ways to make it a more positive experience, say two RMIT observers.

Can the Right Geographic Conditions Help Create Geniuses?

Take a city with good coffee shops and throw in some chaos and culture clash. Oh, and get rid of the parents.

How A Dead Millionaire Drove Canada To A Baby-Making Race For His Fortune

When eccentric Canadian multi-millionaire Charles Millar died in 1926, he bequeathed his fortune to whichever woman could birth the most children in a decade.

Oh Crap! Customer Eats Cow Dung Cake Meant For Prayers & Leaves Bad Review on Amazon

It today’s series of bizarre news, a customer purchased cow dung cakes from Amazon and actually ate it instead of using it for “religious purposes”. Now, if you didn’t already know, cow dung has been commonly used in India for religious ceremonies, prayers and even general use such as replacement of firewood and paving walls. […]

This man was living on $200 a month when he sold a 'worthless' blanket for $1.5 million

Loren Krytzer was scraping by on disability checks when he became a millionaire overnight, all thanks to a blanket from his closet.

The CIA and KGB Both Tried to Blackmail This World Leader With Sex Tapes

One had a real video, the other decided to make a fake







Exclusive: Trump administration slams China's Huawei, halting shipments from Intel, others - sources

The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company



Man back behind bars, again for child molestation

A man sentenced to 10 years' preventive detention in 2009 for molesting six children, including a one-year-old baby, will be back behind bars for molesting a 10-year-old girl just 10 months after his release in 2019



Some People Actually Think "Via Getty" Is The Name Of A Protester

Some People Actually Think "Via Getty" Is The Name Of A Protester

Filipino Air Stewardess Found Dead In Hotel Tub With Cuts & Semen In Genitalia After New Year’s Party

A Filipino air stewardess was found dead in a hotel bathtub after being allegedly gang-raped by several individuals at a party. 23-year-old Christine Angelica Dacera had checked into City Garden Hotel in Makati, Manila, Philippines to celebrate the new year with some of her friends and colleagues, reported The Sun. At about 10am.

Vietnamese Woman Horrified After Finding Out Her Adopted Daughter Became Pregnant By Her Husband

A woman was horrified when she discovered that her adopted daughter whom she had raised for 10 years became pregnant by her own husband. A Vietnamese woman, nicknamed NH, was living with her husband in Australia and had been happily married. After having four sons together, NH and her husband wanted to have a daughter.

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