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Year of the Dog kicks off silently in Beijing under firework ban

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The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

Cape Town’s taps are due to be turned off because of severe drought. It is not alone in having water woes. Source: The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

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Fairy Ring Exhibition – Spacecadets Air Design

Spacecadets exhibition ‘Fairy Ring’  opened at Bishop Auckland Gallery, County Durham, in NE England and ran from 8th July – 9th Sept 2017. “Fairy rings (naturally occurring circles of mushrooms) are anchored in folklore as portals to other worlds. This … Continue reading

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This Guy Who’s Been Living In A Sand Castle For The Past 22 Years Is The Hero We Need Right Now – Brobible

For the past 22 years, King Marcio Mizael Matolias has lived in a sand castle on the beach of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Source: This Guy Who’s Been Living In A Sand Castle For The Past … Continue reading

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The Biggest Threat to our Civilisation | Professor Brian Cox

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Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes … Continue reading

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If Australian animals don’t poison you or eat you, they’ll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

Birds have figured out how to light fires to scare their prey into the open Source: If Australian animals don’t poison you or eat you, they’ll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

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Linking extreme weather to climate change could help curb carbon emissions – Anthropocene

For eastern and central North America, 2018 brought the coldest New Year’s weather in several decades, with temperatures as much as 50 degrees Farenheit below normal in some areas. The cold snap elicited predictable nyuk-nyuks from climate-change denialists. But scientists have pointed … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Wooden Skyscraper – Anthropocene

New, mass-timber engineering could transform the twenty-first-century city from a carbon source into a carbon sink Source: The Rise of the Wooden Skyscraper

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The Caribbean is stressed out, but there’s hope – ScienceBlog.com

Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP). … Continue reading

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