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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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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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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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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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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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35 Affordable Luxuries You Should Treat Yourself To

This Scented Soy Candle via: Amazon There’s no easier way to elevate your whole day than to light a candle and simply enjoy it. This mixture of lavender and citrus essential oils will relax and rejuvenate you. Find it on AmazonShare Advertisement These Headrest Hooks for Purses via: Amazon Your guests will think you are literal royalty if they get into your car and you have hooks hanging off the seats for their purses. $7.95 is a small price to pay for luxury. Find it on AmazonShare Advertisement This Neck…

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19 Freaking Adorable Couples of All Ages Who Are Giving Us Serious Hope for the Future

These couples have undoubtedly found their other half, and they are giving us some hardcore #CoupleGoals. Advertisement It doesn’t matter what age you are. via: Reddit You’re never too old to ride on the grocery cart. Advertisement This is the kind of brilliant solution that can only have been thought up by the people who lived before the time of cell phones, SnapChat, and texting. via: Imgur They’re clearly doing it right. Advertisement This couple had their first date a Taco Bell… via: Reddit It was complete with actual tablecloth,…

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“He Hated My Guts”: After Nasty 30-Year Feud, Kathie Lee Gifford Kills Howard Stern With Kindness

ShareTweet It’s seemingly become a trend in recent years for celebs to use their public platforms to project their faith and values. But Kathie Lee Gifford was doing it LONG before it was popular. The TODAY show host isn’t the type to merely pop off a Bible verse on air or post an Instagram video of her worshiping — no, this woman lives the Christian life daily in all the most exemplary ways. And forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances appears to be her forte. From her late husband’s infidelity…

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“Is That A Robot??” Google AI Demonstration Impresses And Horrifies The Internet In Equal Measure

There are a lot of really cool announcements coming out of the Google AI conference, including an impressive autocomplete system on Gmail that’ll save you the effort of ever having to personalize messages to your closest friends again. – Another announcement has rendered John Legend completely unnecessary, according to Chrissy Teigen, John Legend’s wife. – –   But there’s one demonstration that either has everybody extremely excited and screaming “oh god, the robot uprising is happening right now”. –   –   – Google showed off an update of their Google…

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19 Times People Should Have Read the Fine Print Before Clicking Buy

via: Imgur So close… And yet, so very, very far. Advertisement via: Imgur As anyone who’s ever tried to take a selfie can tell you, perspective is everything. Amazon really got sneaky with the pictures of this horrifying teddy bear. Advertisement via: Reddit Before booking a stay online at a place with a “private balcony,” be warned that you may actually end up with something like this. On the bright side, you have a stunning view of the neighbor’s house. Advertisement via: Reddit You really can’t blame the customer on…

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