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What Earth Day Really Means, How It Started, And How It Helps

IN SPACE - JULY 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) on July 17, 2014, German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took this image of the Earth reflecting light from the sun whilst aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Gerst returned to earth on November 10, 2014 after spending six months on the International Space Station completing an extensive scientific programme, known as the 'Blue Dot' mission (after astronomer Carl Sagan's description of Earth, as seen on a photograph taken by the Voyager probe from six billion kilometres away). (Photo by Alexander Gerst / ESA via Getty Images)

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22. It’s the 45th anniversary of a lesser-known national event that many people don’t bother to celebrate. But with climate scientists compiling increasing amounts of evidence that the planet is in danger, Earth Day is perhaps more important now than ever. But Earth Day has been around longer than you… Read more »

Chimpanzees Observed Creating Deadly Killing Spears In Africa


Chimpanzees have often been cited as the closest cousins to human beings. Now, it seems, that chimpanzees might be closer than ever when it comes to behavior. A new research article published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, points out that a group of chimpanzees have been observed crafting incredibly sharp spears for which… Read more »

Jade Helm, Wal-Mart Underground Tunnels Conspiracy Theory: Footage Inside ‘Closed Walmart’ — What Are Cops Trying To Hide?


Conspiracy theory speculations about the sudden “mysterious” closures of at least five Wal-Mart stores in four states where Jade Helm military training exercises are scheduled to start got a boost in the last few days following release of footage purportedly showing police officers guarding loading docks and entrances at a “closed” Wal-Mart under circumstances that… Read more »

Operation Jade Helm 15, Wal-Mart Closures Over ‘Plumbing Issues’ Spark Martial Law Conspiracy Theories

U.S. Soldiers

The right-leaning conspiracy theory blogosphere has come alive once again with conspiracy theory speculations linking recent reports that several Wal-Mart stores have closed across the U.S. with Jade Helm 15 military training exercises scheduled to begin in July in some selected states, including Texas, California, Utah and Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. According to… Read more »

First Donut In Space Launched From Norway [Video]

Donut in Space

Two Swedish brothers wanted to go where no one has gone before. With a weather balloon and a leftover pastry, they decided to launch the first donut in space. Admittedly, Alexander and Benjamin Jönsson probably have way too much time on their hands. Last week they launched their weather balloon, along with its sweet and… Read more »

Watch NASA Astronauts’ Spectacular GoPro Footage During ISS Spacewalk [Video]

GoPro Spacewalk

During spacewalks conducted earlier this year, two NASA astronauts one-upped global GoPro thrill-seekers by offering a stunning point-of-view experience of being at the International Space Station. Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore were strapped with GoPro cameras during two separate space walks in February — and the hour-long footage provides a breathtaking first-hand view of… Read more »

NASA: Stay 70 Days In Bed And Get Paid $18,000


NASA says it will pay $18,000 to anyone willing to take part in a three-month study that requires participants to stay in bed for 70 days under conditions that simulate the weightlessness of space flight. After 70 days, the participants will be required to engage in a series of “reconditioning” exercises to test how effectively… Read more »

NASA Curiosity: Is There Water Under The Surface Of Mars


Does Mars contain water under its surface? This is a question that may be close to being answered by NASA’s Curiosity rover, a new report from The Guardian claims. According to new measurements, Curiosity may have evidence that the soil on the red planet is damp with liquid brine, which is deemed an essential ingredient… Read more »

100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Remains Found — In Texas?

Four-Year-Old Discovers 100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones In Texas

Just another day in Texas — well, so this father and son thought. After some light digging, the 4-year-old boy discovered prehistoric dinosaur fossils. How’s that for family time? In September of 2014, in Mansfield, Texas, a zookeeper and his son took a trip to a local shopping center. It had been common knowledge that… Read more »