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Dog starts house fire by switching on microwave

Dog starts house fire by switching on microwave

Every now and again incredible stories emerge of heroic dogs saving their owners from house fires. This isn’t one of those stories. A husky has become the unlikely cause of a house fire after turning on a microwave with food inside it, according to fire services in England. The fire began on Monday afternoon at…MORE

The most powerful destabilizing force facing NATO today

The most powerful destabilizing force facing NATO today

NATO is having an unhappy birthday. Champagne corks ought to be popping as leaders of the world’s most powerful military alliance meet outside London this week. Founded in 1949 by countries mustering for a fight against Soviet communism, NATO won that victory 30 years ago, when the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collapse…MORE

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

A team of scientists from the UK and Australia teamed up to use underwater loudspeakers to try and entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover. By replicating the sounds of healthy reefs, according to a study recently published in Nature Communications, the scientists used a process called “acoustic enrichment.” They…MORE

Leonardo DiCaprio responds after Brazil’s President blames actor for Amazon forest fires

Leonardo DiCaprio responds after Brazil’s President blames actor for Amazon forest fires

Brazil’s President blamed an unusual candidate this week as a cause of the Amazon forest fires: actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. President Jair Bolsonaro made the claim Thursday on a webcast, arguing that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) contributed to the forest fires that ravaged the Amazon rainforest earlier this year. “The NGO people, what did they…MORE

A Canadian city with a toxic name searches for a new identity

A Canadian city with a toxic name searches for a new identity

It turns out that naming a city after a toxic substance may also be toxic to its tourism and business endeavors. The City of Asbestos in Quebec, Canada, announced on Wednesday that it will change its moniker because the negative connotation hinders its ability to develop economic relationships abroad, the city said in a news…MORE

Groups inspired by Greta Thunberg plan Black Friday climate strikes

Groups inspired by Greta Thunberg plan Black Friday climate strikes

People in cities across the US are expected to take part in strikes on Black Friday to call attention to the global climate crisis. Climate strikes are also scheduled to take place around the world on Friday. The protests are part of Fridays for Future, a youth-driven movement that started after teenage Swedish climate activist…MORE

How sharks outlived dinosaurs and adapted to suit their environment

How sharks outlived dinosaurs and adapted to suit their environment

Sharks are some of the ocean’s top predators. In fact, sharks and their relatives were the first vertebrate predators on Earth. Shark fossils date back more than 400 million years — that means sharks managed to outlive the dinosaurs, survive mass extinctions, and continue to serve an important role near the top of underwater food…MORE