How To Tell If The World Is About To End, According To A NASA Scientist

Would NASA tell us if we were about to go the way of the dinosaurs? The short answer is yes. At least, that’s the response NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller gave on educational YouTube channel Big Think when asked. “I often get asked this question,” Thaller said. “If scientists actually knew there was an impending catastrophic collision, some asteroid was heading towards Earth, would they tell you?” “And the answer is yes… Every night we are looking for objects that might be on a collision course with Earth and if we find anything that looks risky, we inform lots of people.” As she points out, hiding a large chunk of rock as it hurtles towards the Earth might be a hard thing …

Tigers Could Face Extinction Within 10 Years, Says Expert

Tigers (Panthera tigris) could be extinct in less than a decade, if we don’t get our act together. That’s a warning from Howard Jones, the CEO of British wildlife charity Born Free. “It’s unimaginable to think of a world without tigers but unless we act now, the consequences could be dire,” Jones told the Mail Online. He’s not the first to make such an unnerving prediction. Tigers have been on the brink of extinction for a while and in 2012, wildlife experts said we could lose these majestic creatures completely (at least in the wild) within just 12 years.  Referencing a figure calculated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum in 2016, the charity says there has been a 96 percent drop in …

Theresa May depicted as giant dodo in scathing Brexit vote front pages

London (CNN)After a crushing defeat of her Brexit deal on Tuesday, Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, woke up this morning to scathing front pages both in the UK and across the Channel. The Sun The Daily Mirror The Daily Mail The Times The Guardian And the view in Europe: Italy’s La Repubblica “Brexit, May on the edge of the abyss” France’s Les Échos “Brexit: A leap into the unknown” Belgium’s De Standaard “And what now, Britain?” The Netherlands’ Algemeen Dagblad “Defeated” Germany’s Berliner Zeitung “Brexit Chaos” Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Climate change is causing waves to get bigger and more powerful, study shows

“The upper-ocean warming, a consequence of anthropogenic global warming, is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger,” the study’s abstract, published in the scientific journal Nature, reads. “This identifies wave power as a potentially valuable climate change indicator.” EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING ON OUR OCEANS EQUIVALENT TO A-BOMB EXPLOSION EVERY SECOND FOR 150 YEARS The study found that waves have increased in strength by 0.41 percent per year since 1948. It also found that there are “long-term correlations” with sea surface temperatures, in the most energetic region in the globe, defined as the tropical Atlantic, while adding that “wave power in high south latitudes” was also concerning. Borja Reguero, Iñigo Losada and Fernando Méndez were the authors on the study. In a …

Jim Carrey Takes 1 Of Fox News’ ‘Warped Fraudcasters’ To Task In New Trump Art

Trump said Pirro’s question asking if he’d ever worked for Russia was “the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked,” but he didn’t answer. Carrey, whose politically themed drawings have earned him something of a cult following in recent months (plus plenty of coverage from HuffPost), has previously taken aim at Pirro’s Fox colleague Sean Hannity: RELATED COVERAGE Rachel Maddow Explains Putin's Possible 'Blackmail In A Bottle’ On Trump 'Photoshop Battle' Breaks Out Over Trump's Fast-Food Banquet For Athletes Paul Krugman Has A Scathing New Nickname For The Trump Administration CNN's Anderson Cooper Salivates Over The Tastiest Part Of Trump's Week

We Spent $700 My Night Was Ruined! Woman Loses It After Staff Try To Save Dying Woman Instead Of Serving Her

The ‘internet mob’ can be a dangerous and hateful phenomenon, with social media allowing localized disputes to quickly take on a global scale. In the name of righteous vengeance, the person who committed a wrong can suddenly find themselves bombarded with death threats, their place of employment bullied into firing them and their reputation in tatters, a new form of public shaming that can often be more hateful than the original offense. Image credits: Kamil Macniak (not the actual photo) even found strangers with the same name and harassed them as well. The woman was soon fired from her job and has since disappeared from social media. Now the post is going viral again, starting a new round of outrage …

Tourists From Hell Visit New Zealand And The Whole Country Unites Against Them

told Reuters that five individuals from the group had already been served with Deportation Liability Notices, which is the first step in the deportation process. NZ Herald Now, they can appeal against the deportation orders and can only be deported if they agree to waive their appeal rights or if the appeal rights expire. headlines as well. He called the group “a bunch of a***holes” earlier this week and said that he understands the people who told them to go back where they came from. “Telling visitors to NZ to go home is pretty unusual behaviour by Kiwis but in the case of tourists from Liverpool who have been creating mayhem around Auckland it’s totally justified,” he said.

Trump takes on border wall, acknowledges Syria blast in Pentagon speech

Washington (CNN)In his first public appearance since Tuesday — amid a 27-day government shutdown and 24 hours after the death of four Americans in Syria — President Donald Trump delivered a meandering speech at the Pentagon on Thursday. The attack came after the White House announced last month that the US would be pulling troops from Syria, which led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis. Against the backdrop of a partial government shutdown stemming from disagreements over funding for a US-Mexico border wall, Trump pivoted from the condolences to speaking about the need for a border wall through the lens of national security. “This morning I also would like to briefly address another matter of critical national security …

Are grey cars really just silver?

The second most popular car model sold last year, Volkswagen’s Golf, comes in “grey metallic” and “silver metallic”. A company spokesman explained that a lot of their colours are just translations from their German equivalent. All newly-bought cars are registered with the DVLA – and the colour is recorded according to the car manufacturer’s description. However, that doesn’t extend to distinguishing between cherry red and scarlet – in the DVLA’s eyes they’re both just red. So why the difference between metallic grey and silver? A spokesman from Nissan, which offers a “gun metallic” and “blade silver” finish to its Qashqai, said: “Silver aims to replicate the finish of silver the metal, whereas grey is the colour grey.” What are the …

This Wellness Article Is Going Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

Trump. Brexit. Climate change. It’s only two weeks into 2019 and we’ve already had spiders falling from the sky. It’s understandable to crave a little bit of self-care, a trend clearly reflected in our Internet histories. Search results for “wellness” has almost doubled over the past 10 years, with a particularly noticeable spike in February 2017. But while we credit the wellness movement for encouraging people to prioritize their mental wellbeing, we have to admit, at a certain point, it goes way too far. That point is gushing about the life-changing benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chambers, human chargers, and pink coconut water. Because white coconut water, apparently, is just not hydrating enough. These are just a few of the frankly bizarre wellness practices mentioned in a recent Times …

How Much Do Bachelor Contestants Spend On Clothes? Betches

So then naturally, my next question is, how much do Bachelor contestants spend in preparation for the unpredictable amount of time they’ll spend on the show? Like, you don’t want to be overconfident and blow thousands of dollars on gowns you’ll never even get to actually wear. And, at the same time, you don’t want to go into the competition underestimating your time there, just to get to the dramatic season finale wearing your competition’s night one dress. So how much do they actually spend? I had to know. Bekah Martinez, known for being the spunky, short-haired, once-MIA and now-pregnant 23-year-old pixie from Arie’s season, told Glamour magazine that she was broke after competing on the show, and returned everything she hadn’t worn …

Welcome to the Stephen Colbert primary

(CNN)Iowa. New Hampshire. Donor enclaves on the coasts. And… the Ed Sullivan Theater? Colbert’s studio is a logical place for Democrats to tease presidential campaign plans. He has a liberal fan base dating back to his days on Comedy Central, and that audience crystallized after Colbert took aim at then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. The anti-Trump bent of Colbert’s “Late Show” helped the late-night host win more and more viewers. For the past two years, he has been the highest-rated host in late night. Lately he has also been challenging Jimmy Fallon in the key 18- to 49-year-old demographic, which is especially coveted by advertisers. Colbert’s interviews with politicians have not been a drag on the show’s ratings. If anything, …

Tensions rise after China gives accused Canadian drug smuggler death penalty

In his strongest comments yet, Trudeau said “all countries around the world” should be concerned that Beijing is acting arbitrarily with its justice system. “It is of extreme concern to us as a government, as it should be to all our international friends and allies, that China has chosen to begin to arbitrarily apply a death penalty,” Trudeau said. Schellenberg was detained more than four years ago and initially sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2016. But within weeks of Meng’s Dec. 1 arrest, an appeals court suddenly reversed that decision, saying the sentence was too lenient, and scheduled Monday’s retrial with just four days’ notice. CHINESE HUAWEI EMPLOYEE, FORMER POLISH INTEL OFFICER ARRESTED IN POLAND FOR ESPIONAGE Schellenberg’s …

Aeromexico stuns by offering discounts to passengers with Mexican DNA

WARNING: AD CONTAINS PROFANITY A group of people from Wharton, a city southwest of Houston that the airline called “a typical American town,” shared their negative opinions about Mexico when asked if they would consider traveling there. AEROMEXICO FLIGHT STRANDED ON TARMAC 4 HOURS; TWO ‘UPSET’ PASSENGERS ARRESTED, POLICE SAY “No way,” one woman answered. “That’s not my cup of tea,” another said. One man told the Aeromexico representative, “let me stay here in peace and let those folks stay on their side of the border.” It wasn’t clear if the people in the ad were actors. The airline did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. The commercial then announced what it called “DNA Discounts,” claiming the …