Does searching for “how to join ISIS” seem like a bad idea that will have a SWAT team banging your door down in the middle of the night? How about letting a potential mate use your computer after looking up “smelly penis cure urgent”?
One of New York City’s major subway lines connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan will be out of commission for months, maybe years, and some residents are preparing for an end-of-days scenario. A few enterprising New Yorkers have proposed a gondola, but building it will be nearly as pricey and time-consuming as the subway repairs. The city needs ideas for getting people over the East River, fast. Here are a few inspired ones.
Video: The world is urbanizing faster than ever, with more than half of the planet’s population currently living in cities — more than any time in history. But when did this trend of “urbanisation” start? It turns out its roots go back much farther than we thought.
On May 23, something extraordinary happened at the South Pole. For the first time in four million years, carbon dioxide concentrations cleared 400 parts per million (ppm). It’s the last climate-monitoring spot on Earth to pass the historic milestone.
The dragon has to be furry. That was the first thing director David Lowery thought when he decided he wanted to remake Pete’s Dragon. The second thing was that he did not want to just remake Pete’s Dragon. He wanted to take the story and bring it to a new generation. He’ll get his shot on September 15.
Football has been rocked by the “Deflategate” scandal, swimming banned full-body “super suits” and now the sport of curling — yes, curling — has its own raging controversy. Dubbed “Broomgate”, much of the fuss centres on a new kind of curling broom called the icePad, manufactured by Hardline Curling.
Most people have a modest two-octave vocal range when they sing, but some rare talents can manage five octaves or more. Think the late, great, Freddie Mercury of Queen, or Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, although composer-singer Tim Storms holds the Guinness World Record for the largest vocal range: A whopping 10 octaves.
Eastern Canada’s black spruce forests are one of the largest untamed wilderness areas on Earth. And in refreshingly optimistic news, parts of this ecosystem are expected to flourish in a warmer world, creating a refuge for species escaping drought-stricken regions to the south and west.
A team of researchers just confirmed the presence of oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years away — the furthest oxygen has ever been detected. Their findings suggest that this may have been the first oxygen to form in the early universe.