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A monkey gets free at the San Antonio airport

(CNN)A monkey that was being transported escaped its cage Monday afternoon and briefly ran loose at San Antonio International Airport, officials said. American released a statement, saying the monkey was being taken to an animal sanctuary and refuge. “American Airlines, the San Antonio Aviation Department and officials from the San Antonio Zoo all worked in conjunction to ensure his safety and wellbeing as he continues his journey to his new home,” the statement read. No passengers or flights have been affected. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/us/baboon-loose-texas-airport/index.html

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Costa Rica Is Planning To Abolish All Fossil Fuels

Costa Rica’s green credentials already put the Central American nation near the top of the list when it comes to battling climate change, but if their newly elected President is to be believed, then it’s going to climb higher still. In his inaugural speech, which he turned up to riding a hydrogen-fueled bus, Carlos Alvarado Quesada announced that he wants to lead Costa Rica to become the first decarbonized country in the world. This will include scrapping the use of all fossil fuels – even those used for transport.   “Decarbonization…

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Janet Jackson Becomes First Black Woman To Receive Billboard Icon Award

She slayed a medley of her most popular songs ― including “Nasty” and “Throb” ― and gave a powerful speech that pledged solidarity to #MeToo while calling for an end to “loud and harsh” public discourse. Then Jackson went to work on stage in reportedly her first televised performance since 2009. “This is also a moment when our public discourse is loud and harsh,” she added. “My prayer is that, weary of such noise, we turn back to the source of all calmness. That source — that source is God. Everything…

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It Turns Out That Trees Have A “Heartbeat” Too

Many people alone in forests at night have developed a suspicion the trees are somehow awake and moving. Tolkien made use of the idea in the Old Forest and Fangorn. Science has found there is more to the fear than folklore or general paranoia – some trees raise and lower their branches several times in the course of the night, indicating a cycle of water and sugar transportation, like their own version of a heartbeat. We still don’t know why, however. Plants need water to photosynthesize glucose, the basic building…

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Downtown Halifax horse stable quarantined after highly contagious infection discovered – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Downtown Halifax horse stable quarantined after highly contagious infection discoveredCBC.caHorses at a downtown Halifax stable are in quarantine after a highly contagious respiratory infection was discovered Sunday. The Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers made the announcement in a Facebook post. "We have just received word back from our … Read more: www.cbc.ca

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Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 5: More Dead Than Alive

There are many things that Westworld is. It is artful. Its scenes are sculpted with the same beauty and care that went into building the robots' exquisite bodies. It explores with delicacy the adjacent modes of consciousness that accompany sophisticated artificial intelligence. And then there are the things that Westworld is not. Warm, intimate, relatable, human? Nope, not lately. There is, for starters, the total absence of meaningful relationships. Both Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Maeve (Thandie Newton) have doting lovers, sure, but their ardor has the nuance of an…

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The Life of a Finnish Island as Told Through the Seasons

Jani Ylinampa is a Finnish photographer that has built a steadily growing following on Instagram and Facebook for his breathtaking landscape photography. The artist’s work is focused primarily around his home region of Finnish Lapland where he captures the region’s natural beauty as well as the incredible Northern Lights. In this seasonal series, Jani uses a drone to document the life of a small Finnish island called Kotisaari near Rovaniemi. According to the town’s tourist website: Rovaniemi was a legendary lumberjack town, and the Ounas- and Kemi rivers were used…

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30+ Fun Photos Of My Family That I Took To Fight Boredom

My name is Kate Weiland. I’m a happy mother of three kids and the creator behind the delicious (and totally ridiculous) photography food series Our family bites (#ourfamilybites). I’ve always been a massive supporter of the fine arts and having taught Drama and Dance for many years, I was eager to get into the photography side of things. The forced perspective photography technique has been especially interesting to me – I knew it would be fun to start a series where our family could look back and just have a…

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A Single Injection Promises To Make Your Penis Grow, And Could Cure Erectile Dysfunction

Viagra may one day be a thing of the past, as scientists in Denmark claim to have developed a treatment that can not only cure men of erectile dysfunction, but also make the penis bigger. Rather than having to pop a pill every time they want to get it up, the new therapy could mean that after a single injection, men with penis problems are cured for life. Being developed by the Danish Center for Regenerative Medicine (DCRM), the treatment involves injecting stem cells into the base of the penis. The…

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This pregnant woman’s cosplay for ‘Deadpool 2’ really is maximum effort

The correct response to excellent cosplay.Image: 20th century fox Deadpool may be one of the most inventively cosplayed characters of all time. SEE ALSO: Turns out one of Deadpool’s comic artists has been drawing his own death for years A photo uploaded on Saturday by Reddit user u/SolidAsSnake shot to the upper echelons of the site, because it showcased his wife’s passion for Deadpool. My wife is 39 weeks pregnant and really wants to see Deadpool 2. from pics We also got a peek at Pregpool’s outing to the cinema:…

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Artist Gives Kids Temporary Tats to Try to Make Hospital Life More Fun

For the last few years, New Zealand artist Benjamin Lloyd has been dropping by the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland to give kids temporary tattoos to try to lift their spirits and make hospital life more fun. Lloyd uses an airbrush gun and non-toxic ink to apply the temporary tats. He and his team have done hundreds over the years and the ink can be washed off in the shower. To see more artwork by Lloyd check out his Facebook page. Artwork by Benjamin Lloyd Artwork by Benjamin Lloyd Artwork…

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