Seeds in Norway’s ‘Doomsday Vault’ Rescued From Effects of Global Warming Environment 

Seeds in Norway’s ‘Doomsday Vault’ Rescued From Effects of Global Warming

Norway (Sputnik) – The world’s global seed bank, a hedge against ecological catastrophe, has been declared safe after floodwaters caused by warming temperatures gushed into the main entrance and threatened to destroy the contents of the facility. About 800 miles from the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (often referred to as the “Doomsday Vault”), sits some 400 feet above sea level — to guard against rising sea levels or enormous tsunamis — and about 425 feet down into non-geologically active bedrock. The facility was assumed to be secure from almost any danger — except, it turns out, melting permafrost. The permafrost surrounding the facility on the remote northern island has begun Read More

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What Can Be Done About Climate Change? Environment 

What Can Be Done About Climate Change?

Remember the climate crisis? It’s still happening. Having a government that resembles a circus, it turns out, hasn’t stopped the clock on the level of greenhouse gases in the air. At a conference in Italy, former president Barack Obama spoke recently about the impact the climate crisis will have on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. The points he made were common sense: The majority of the world’s poor in the Global South are farmers, and the changing climate is already making it harder for them to produce the food they need. If nothing changes, the refugees already Read More

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Why Buying Brunch is Better Than Buying A Home Culture Featured 

Why Buying Brunch is Better Than Buying A Home

World (FEE) – Millennials may not be spending money the same way our parents and grandparents had in the past, but in many ways, that’s a good thing. Millennials choosing brunch over homes is simply a manifestation of preference. The generations who came before have not always demonstrated the greatest economic prudence. After all, young Americans didn’t get the country into $19 trillion of national debt. However, when it comes to telling millennials how we should handle our finances, many are quick to self-righteously critique our decisions and hand out unstinting advice. Millionaire Tim Gurner recently criticized his fellow millennials Read More

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Conspiracy Theories You’ll Likely Be Hearing This Year Entertainment 

Conspiracy Theories You’ll Likely Be Hearing This Year

World (Ranker) – Editor’s Note: Each year brings with it new music and fashion trends, new movies and tv shows, new concepts in science and technology, and of course, new conspiracy theories. Ranging from spot on to unlikely to absurd, here is a list of conspiracy theories we expect to hear in 2017, brought to you by our friends at Ranker. This report was prepared for Ranker.

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Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents Health Technology 

Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents

World (Sputnik) – Around 1.2 billion people, 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 – 19. Many are at risk of premature death, illness and injury. In a major report, the World Health Organization lays out the major risks facing this vast demographic – too much time spent staring at digital screens festers near the top of the pestilential heap. The report, Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), notes there has been a dramatic increase in the time young people spend staring at digital screen time since the turn of the century, with little indication this will be slowing any Read More

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Greed Music: Danii Roundtree’s Sweet Sounds Music 

Greed Music: Danii Roundtree’s Sweet Sounds

New York (Girl Underground) – With the smooth retro whisper of a Sunday morning, soul artist Danii Roundtree sweetens our morning coffee with her newest single ‘Crave’.  Certainly, Danii Roundtree is a multi-faceted powerhouse of beauty and talent, holding the title of Miss New York USA 2008 and competing in the Miss USA 2008 pageant. She was also an American Idol finalist in the show’s 8th season, proving that she can appeal to even the broadest audiences. Still, Danii Roundtree doesn’t compromise on talent and hard work despite having a litany of assets to rely on. She discovered her love Read More

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May Madness: School Stress Causing Mental Illness In Children Education Featured 

May Madness: School Stress Causing Mental Illness In Children

World (FEE) – May can be a particularly dangerous month for schoolchildren. According to 13 years of recent data collected on mental health emergency room visits at Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Center in Hartford, May typically has the most. Under Pressure Boston College psychology professor, Peter Gray, looked more closely at this data and found that children’s mental health is directly related to school attendance. Dr. Gray found that children’s psychiatric ER visits drop precipitously in the summer and rise again once school begins. The May spike likely coincides with end-of-school academic and social pressures. The suicide rate among 10 Read More

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Women in Arms: Norwegian Women Thriving In Armed Forces, Enjoy Serving More Than Male Counterparts Women 

Women in Arms: Norwegian Women Thriving In Armed Forces, Enjoy Serving More Than Male Counterparts

World (Sputnik) – Last year, Norway became the first Nordic nation, European nation and NATO member state to introduce universal conscription in the name of gender equality. Today, Norwegian ladies seem to thrive in the armed forces and enjoy it more than their brothers in arms. A recent survey, which for the first time targeted female draftees, has yielded uplifting results for the supporters of a gender-neutral army. Surprisingly, Norwegian girls were found to be more at home in the Norwegian army than their male counterparts.A staggering 90 percent of the female draftees from 2016 said they would nevertheless fulfill their military duty, provided that the service was voluntary, Read More

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Have More Sex: 10 Excellent Reasons To Get It On Every Day Entertainment Health 

Have More Sex: 10 Excellent Reasons To Get It On Every Day

World (Truth Inside of You) – It turns out, if you have sex every day, you are enjoying some pretty amazing health benefits by doing so. There have been some interesting scientific studies done on the subject of having a healthy sex life. In every one of those studies which used healthy participants, it was found that people who have sex more than 3 times a week are healthier, younger looking, and even live longer than those who don’t. Personally, I think having sex frequently makes you feel incredible. It elevates your mood, and benefits your mind and body. Read More

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Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker Health Science and Nature 

Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker

World (Sputnik) – A new study from a French behavioral sciences lab has found that red bull with vodka gets you drunk faster because you believe it will get you drunk faster. The experiment, conducted by researchers with INSEAD Sorbonne University in Paris and soon to be published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, brought in 154 young men and presented them with three separately labeled drinks: “Vodka & Red Bull”, “Fruit Juice Cocktail”, and “Vodka Cocktail”. The three beverages were exactly the same thing, a cocktail of fruit juice, Red Bull, and vodka. The only difference was the labeling.But 51 percent of the young men who drank the cocktail Read More

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