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Washington Is Set to Become the First State to Allow Human Composting

Tuesday  17:30,   23 april 2019
mentalfloss

Composting human remains is cheaper and more eco-friendly than traditional burial options, and Washington state may soon make it... >>>

6 Newborn Squirrels Rescued After Losing Their Tree and Parents

Tuesday  13:30,   23 april 2019
insideedition

The tiny rodents fought off dogs when they lost their habitat to deforestation. After their lives were turned upside down by deforestation and habitat loss, six tiny squirrels are on their way to recovery at a Polish rehabilitation center.... >>>

This Is What Weddings Looked Like 50 Years Ago

Tuesday  13:30,   23 april 2019
bestlifeonline

Tying the knot in the mid-20th century was very different. From the fashion to the food, here's what wedding celebrations 50 years ago were... >>>

Long-lost shipwreck found off Victorian coast, 77 years after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine in WWII

Tuesday  13:15,   23 april 2019
abc.net.au

Thirty-eight people died when SS Iron Crown was sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II. Its underwater grave has now been discovered 77 years... >>>

'Lost' book of exquisite scientific drawings rediscovered after 190 years

Tuesday  13:05,   23 april 2019
nationalgeographic

Decades of searching uncovered the brilliantly illustrated plants and detailed notes made by a U.S. woman living in Cuba in the... >>>

This Joyful Video of a Dog Getting a New Puppy Is Going Mega-Viral

Tuesday  11:35,   23 april 2019
bestlifeonline

Twitter user @gillianrobles00 posted a video of Arden, her dog, getting a new puppy. The adult dog was ecstatic and her reaction quickly went... >>>

Archaeologists unearth more evidence that when a civilization drinks together, it stays together

Tuesday  09:45,   23 april 2019
popsci

The Wari people used their corn-based beer to spread their culture across Peru. Wari brewed beer out of pepper berries. Wari brew The Wari empire, an ancient Peruvian civilization that predated the Inca, made advances in agriculture, art,... >>>

This river in New Zealand is a legal person. How will it use its voice?

Tuesday  09:45,   23 april 2019
nationalgeographic

Soon, the government will grant a mountain legal personhood as well. Can giving the natural world rights save... >>>

Man Watches 'Captain Marvel' 116 Times in Order to Break World Record

Tuesday  05:41,   23 april 2019
insideedition

"I thought it was the most insane thing ever, I thought it was impossible," said Steve Ruppel. Just how much do you love your favorite movie? Perhaps not at much as Steve Ruppel, who has gone to see "Captain Marvel" 116 times since it was released.... >>>

Scientists discover bizarre new sea squirt stalking the ocean floor

Tuesday  05:41,   23 april 2019
cnet

Video of the never-before-seen creature was captured at the deepest point of the Indian... >>>

This island is going trash free—by recycling all of its waste

Tuesday  05:40,   23 april 2019
nationalgeographic

The Danish island of Bornholm has an aging incinerator that will soon need replacement. Instead, the local government is adopting a totally new... >>>

New air-a: Canny Japanese shops sell tins of Heisei air

Monday  17:55,   22 april 2019
msn

With just days until Japan ushers in a new era with the crowning of a new emperor, one entrepreneurial company is cashing in by selling cans containing "the air of the outgoing era" -- a breeze at... >>>

From polls to pubs, Indians are high on Game of Thrones

Monday  14:10,   22 april 2019
qz

A restaurant in the north-eastern town of Siliguri even hosted a GoT quiz... >>>

A Kentucky welder, and 'Game of Thrones' fan, built an Iron Throne for his wife

Monday  14:10,   22 april 2019
usatoday

Mike Hayes and friends at Louisville's Knight School of Welding built the Iron Throne last year that was given to his wife as a wedding... >>>

Stone stackers defy gravity at European championships

Monday  04:50,   22 april 2019
msn

Expertly balancing one rock on top of another at the European Stone Stacking Championships, competitors combine skill and artistic creativity to come up with gravity-defying constructions. Now in its third year, the event takes place in the Scottish >>>