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Ireland will become the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels, including peat (pictured). John and Penny/Shutterstock

Ireland Is About To Become The First Country In The World To Divest From Fossil Fuels

A bill has been passed by the Republic of Ireland, making the country as the first in the world who would divest from any investments held in fossil fuel companies. The bill has won the cross-party support recently and would be  expected to be submitted to the upper house of parliament [...]

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There's a reason why you don't see the cabin crew drinking coffee. Max Pixel.

The Gross Reason Why Flight Attendants Never Drink Hot Drinks During Flights

  You may hear that some flight attendants never drink hot water during a flight. The reason why they do this is they’re on duty. When it is their turn to have a break, they would quaff cup after cup of coffee are in the cubbyholes for flight attendant somewhere in the plane. [...]

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Did Neanderthals have the cognitive capacity to honor and mourn their dead? iurii/Shuttertock

Neanderthals May Have Held Fiery Funerals For Their Dead

There are some evidence showing that Neanderthals were practicing kind of ceremonial operation when they buried their beloved dead. Such evidence based on some outlandish cave funerals have been released not long ago. It was reported by archaeologist Enrique Baquedano and his team at meeting of the European Society for the [...]

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The Most Powerful Ancient Queen Was Almost Erased from History

The Most Powerful Ancient Queen Was Almost Erased from History

Queen Hatshepsut was regarded as the most powerful person in the history of ancient Egypt. But, in the times after her governance, rulers had tried to erase her image from the country’s chronicle. At present, it is believed by archaeologists that they could possibly have stumbled across some unusual remains [...]

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Image credit: This is possibly one of the darkest digital tapestries in recent memory. murdermap.co.uk

Incredibly Grim Interactive “Murder Map” Reveals Where You Are Most likely To Be Murdered

In London, there is a man named as Peter Stubley, who is the former court reporter at London’s Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales. This Stubley has founded a website where people could see when and how Londoners have been murdered. Murder Map help people to zoom in [...]

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Why Zero Is So Important

Zero is kind of weird beast. Only after the 7th century was it for openly accepted as a number in its own right, at that time the ancient Indians created a numerical system expressing zero with its own symbol. Since then, with such number system still being used now, zero has [...]

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This Video May Change Your Perception of Earth

You may have a very clear picture of where all the capitals of the world are located, but your perceptions of Earth’s geography should be updated in a different way. For instance, were you aware that Italy could fit into the state of Alaska almost six times? After watching this [...]

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More People Have Died from Selfies than Shark Attack This Year, Reports Show

We have to accept this fact that sometimes people would do something stupid, even if the smartest guys are prone to idiocy; because common sense is not necessarily required for a high IQ. Therefore, there are quite a number of people who think it is naturally right to place themselves [...]

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Image credit: Encrypted data is “indistinguishable from cosmic microwave background radiation.” welcomia/Shutterstock

Edward Snowden: We May Never Spot Space Aliens Due to Encryption

According to Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and a well-known whistleblower, it was possible for alien communications to reach Earth, while we might not be capable of telling them from background radiation. It is his belief that encryption, which could turn data into a code that is hard to [...]

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Watch This Video: What Happens If You Put a Red-Hot Nickel Ball on Ice?

If you intend to put something heated on ice, what do you expect to happen? People could say it is obvious that the ice would melt. However the unexpected thing is the unsacred sound made by the ice block when the red-hot nickel ball cut through the solid slab of frozen [...]

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