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Sharks can reproduce without males
Sharks Now Reproducing Without Males — Are Humans Next?

A female shark from Australia has become the first of her species to switch from sexual to asexual reproduction. Leonie, a zebra shark, had previously produced offspring with a...

Humans are eating plastic in seafood
Eat Seafood? You’re Ingesting 11,000 Pieces Of Plastic Every Year

The quality of our seafood has been in the news a lot lately. First, we reported that Washington salmon contained...

Why the government wants to keep you fat
Special Report: This Is Why The Government Wants To Keep You Fat

Americans have a growing problem — namely, their expanding waistlines. The...

70000 birds killed for airplanes
70,000 Birds Slaughtered To Clear Skies For Our Airplanes

Tens of thousands of birds are being killed in an attempt to clean up New York airways, according to new findings released by the Associated Press....

Mbah Gotho turns 146
Oldest Man In The World: Is He Really 146?

Imagine living to see the birth of motion pictures, the invention of the automobile and the airplane, computers and the world...

Dog abused on movie set
Dog Almost Drowns On Movie Set After Being Forced To Perform

Animal movies, while often heartwarming, can sometimes mask the darker side in the entertainment industry. Recently, TMZ...

McDonalds giving cheeseburgers to homeless people
McDonald’s Is Handing Out Burgers To The Homeless — But Is It Helping?

Following criticism, McDonald's announced last week that members of the NGO...

Social isolation can make you sick and depressed
How Being Alone Makes You Fat, Stressed And Sick

Belonging, connectedness and reciprocity are at the heart of the human condition. We are social creatures and...

Parents give cannabis cookies to child with autism
Cannabis Cookies For Kids With Autism?

Autism is one of the most mysterious neurodevelopmental disorders. The condition is characterized by deficits in social skills, a lack of emotional bonding and repetitive...

Arizona says THC in system does not constitute a DUI
Arizona Says THC In Blood Not Basis For DUI

Public support for marijuana legalization has accelerated tremendously in recent years. According to a recent Gallup poll, 60...

Ringling Bros. circus closing down for good
Ringling Bros. Circus Taking Their Final Bow

After 146 years in business, the “greatest show on earth” is bringing down...

Huge Alligator Spotted In Wildlife Preserve
Watch: Giant Alligator In Florida Stuns Social Media

Users on social media are so surprised by this video of a giant alligator, many believe it must be a hoax. But the woman who recorded the video, Florida resident Kim Joiner, says...

Are zoo dissections cruel or educational
Live Dissections At The Zoo: Educational Or Just Cruel?

Ideally, zoos are places that provide a sanctuary for endangered species and an environment where people can experience the...

A pink salt lamp is said to have numerous health benefits
Are Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps A Hoax?

Michael’s was recently forced to recall 80,000 pink Himalayan salt lamps for fire risk, illustrating the sheer popularity of...

Japanese salmon found to have a tapeworm
First Cocaine, Now Tapeworms Found In North American Salmon

Beware salmon lovers. You may want to avoid eating sushi after reading this....

Cancer rates are down because people are quitting smoking
Cancer Rates Are Plummeting (The Reason Is Actually Super Simple)

Good news on the national health front — cancer rates are down! According to...

Activists to hand out joints at Trump ceremony
Weed Activists To Hand Out 4,200 Free Joints At Trump Protest

Marijuana activists say they hope to spice up Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration ceremony with a few joints — 4,200 to be precise. The joints will be handed out by activists...

US and Britian Are Opposed When It Comes To CBD Oil
Britain Reclassifies CBD As Medicine While U.S. Still Calls It A Dangerous Drug

Imagine you are the parent of a child with a life-threatening form of epilepsy....

Reasons-to-stop-shopping-at-Walmart-Courtesy-Joe-Raedle-Getty-Images
8 Reasons To Stop Shopping At Walmart

Many of us choose not to shop at Walmart. We’ve heard that the superstore is often not beneficial for...

Europe culling ducks with bird flu
Would You Kill 800,000 Birds For This?

France is currently in the process of culling 800,00 birds in order to prevent the spread of H5N8. Workers, dressed in head-to-toe protective suits, face shields and gas masks,...

Uganda has a long history of genocide under Yoweri Museveni leadership
Silent Genocide In Uganda: How Can We Avert Such Tragedies?

For decades, Uganda was seen as a bright spot and a beacon of hope in the African continent. President Yoweri Museveni was hailed...

How to help U.S. veterans
Why The U.S. Treats Veterans So Poorly (And What You Can Do)

Roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide. Meanwhile, thousands more are left waiting for care they never receive. Men and women...

Rhino horn trade and nuclear arms
Is The Illegal Rhino Horn Trade Funding North Korea’s Nuclear Arms?

Hong Soon-kyung, a former envoy to the country’s Thai embassy, says North Korea is helping to fund its nuclear arms program...

Beware of contaminated foods from China
Beware Of These 9 Foods From China That Could Be Contaminated

The air quality in China is notoriously bad. Unfortunately, water and soil pollution in the People’s Republic is just as horrendous. Asia may seem like a long way off, but...