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Huge Increase In Online Exotic Wildlife Trade As Facebook Activity Doubles In Just 2 Years

Southeast Asia has long been an epicenter for the illegal wildlife trade but now, it appears, traders are increasingly turning to social media sites like Facebook to sell their stock. Wildlife trade specialists TRAFFIC released a report, “Trading Places“,  this week highlighting the extent of the trend. For 23 days in July 2016, researchers spent 30 minutes a day scouring Thai Facebook for posts selling and distributing live animals. Within that time, they reported 756 posts that, combined, showed a total of 1,521 animals from 200 different species for sale. What’s more,…

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Scientists Have Worked Out The Maximum Gravity Humans Could Survive On Other Worlds

Scientists have worked out the maximum gravity humans could survive on another world, if we were to spread out into the universe. Publishing their findings on the pre-print server arXiv, three scientists from the University of Zagreb in Croatia studied super-Earths in particular. And they found that our bodies could cope with about 4.5 times Earth’s gravity. To come to this conclusion, the team had a rather unusual method, using Game of Thrones star and strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as a case study. They worked out what gravity “The Mountain”…

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Giant Prehistoric Sea Reptiles Hunted In The Same Way As Modern-Day Killer Whales

Millions of years ago, massive toothy reptiles swam the seas devouring any unfortunate ocean dwellers that got in their way. Now, a newly analyzed fossil suggests that these animals – called mosasaurs – may have battered their prey with their snouts, just like orcas do today.  This idea has been proposed by University of Cincinnati biologist Takuya Konishi, lead author of a recent study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology that reanalyzed a fossil first discovered back in 1991 in western Kansas. The bones were originally thought to belong to a…

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NASA’s Silent Opportunity Rover Seen From Space As Its Fight For Survival Continues

A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars has spotted the Opportunity rover on the surface of the Red Planet, as the anxious wait over the rover’s well-being continues. Opportunity has not been heard from since June 10, when a global dust storm engulfed Mars. In late August the storm began to clear, with hopes the rover would wake up from a sleep mode intended to ride out the storm. Almost 100 days later, it hasn’t. Now an image snapped by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), using its HiRISE camera, shows the location…

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15 Times Things Went More South than a Goose in Winter

Sure, there’s no sense crying over spilled milk, but a literal ton of garbage spilled on the freeway? That’s something to get upset over. 1 Garbage truck dumped entire load on a highway on-ramp during rush hour Pin It Via did_you_pig_it 2 Pin It Via basshead541 3 Pin It Via basshead541 4 Pin It Via somedisease 5 Pin It Via lastyea 6 Pin It Via tangentdivision 7 A Friend thought it would be a good idea to put his duvet over his dogs kennel. We walked in to this. Pin…

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50 Cute & Funny Dog Memes That’ll Get Your Tail Wagging

A big ol’ batch of doggo memes to help you get through this dreary sunday.  1 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 2 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 3 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 4 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 5 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 6 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 7 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 8 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 9 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 10 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 11 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 12 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 13 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 14 Pin It Via dontgetpupset 15 Pin It Via dontgetpupset…

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Kris Jenner Doesn’t Want To Mess Up Her Relationship With Corey Gamble By Getting Married! – Perez Hilton

Despite being spotted with a ring on THAT finger in July, Kris Jenner isn’t going to get married anytime soon. According to People, the KUWTK star recently appeared on celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser‘s new Divorce Sucks! Podcast where she was asked if she would walk down the aisle again, following her marriages to Robert Kardashian Sr. and Caitlyn Jenner. Related:

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What God Speaks to Your Barren Places

ShareTweet Have you ever walked through a valley with many shadows, perhaps where you feel dead to your dreams? Have you ever traveled through the desert places, thirsty for some reprieve, some oasis to give you shelter from the blistering heat of a hard life? Sometimes in life, I look up and don’t know why I am where I am, but I feel like surely God has more for me. Surely this isn’t where I’m meant to finish up. In the race that is life sometimes I run, sometimes I…

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Four People “Catch” Breast Cancer In Extremely Unusual And Bizarre Case

In an extremely rare case reported in the Journal of American Transplants, three out of four patients died of breast cancer after receiving tainted organs from a single donor. The organs of a 53-year-old woman were donated to medicine after she died of a stroke in 2007. Unbeknown to doctors, she had undetectable traces of breast cancer in her body – tests taken at the time (including a physical examination, an X-ray, and an ultrasound) came back entirely negative. They now suspect the donor had metastasized breast cancer and that tiny, untraceable…

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‘Kitchen Nightmares Bot’ Tweets Out Hysterical Fake Episodes

Even if you’ve never seen Kitchen Nightmares, these fake tweets are still freakin’ hysterical because really, who doesn’t like roasting Gordon Ramsay? Check out more ridiculous tweets from Kitchen Nightmares Bot! 1 Pin It Via BotRamsay 2 Pin It Via BotRamsay 3 Pin It Via BotRamsay 4 Pin It Via BotRamsay 5 Pin It Via BotRamsay 6 Pin It Via BotRamsay 7 Pin It Via BotRamsay 8 Pin It Via BotRamsay 9 Pin It Via BotRamsay 10 Pin It Via BotRamsay 11 Pin It Via BotRamsay 12 Pin It Via…

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Scientists Recreate Earth’s Climate Over Last 129,000 Years To Predict Outcomes Of Modern Climate Change

More than 100,000 years ago, global sea levels rose an estimated 6 to 9 meters (20 to 30 feet) higher than today, with as much as half of that derived from Greenland’s ice sheet melting – an outcome we may see in today’s world given the current state of our rapidly changing climate. Using marine and terrestrial geological archives, researchers have created a century-by-century timeline of climatic conditions throughout the last 100,000 years. These showed that after an early period of peak warmth, some centuries during the Last Interglacial (between…

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The International Space Station May Have To Be Abandoned After Yesterday’s Failed Soyuz Launch

The fallout from yesterday’s failed rocket launch is growing as questions are raised about the future of the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were lucky to escape with their lives after their Soyuz rocket experienced a problem on the way to the ISS, resulting in an emergency landing back on Earth. “I’m grateful that everyone is safe,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement after they had landed near the town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan. “A thorough investigation into the cause of the…

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