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A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say

A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say | Everything Else | Scoop.it
The Southwest and central Plains will experience a dry weather shift 35 years from now, a NASA, Cornell and Columbia study said.
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SKULLY AR-1 The World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet

SKULLY AR-1 The World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Heads-up display, rearview camera, & GPS navigation.
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The WSJ watched 32 #WorldCup games and recorded all the times a player got \

The WSJ watched 32 #WorldCup games and recorded all the times a player got \ | Everything Else | Scoop.it
One of the most common complaints during this otherwise splendid World Cup is the amount of time players spend embellishing injuries.
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Brazil, Chile top the drama list in WC 2014...

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Shocking! So Hot That This Chef Fried Eggs on the Sidewalk - NDTV

Shocking! So Hot That This Chef Fried Eggs on the Sidewalk - NDTV | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Paraguay's capital, Asuncion, was recently named one of the hottest in the world. In Asuncion it's hot enough to cook a meal over hot asphalt road and serve a table full of people.
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Global warming byproduct..cooking on asphalt..

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An Adaptation From ‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,’ by Michael Lewis

An Adaptation From ‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,’ by Michael Lewis | Everything Else | Scoop.it
How a band of outsiders discovered that the stock market was rigged — and set out to change it.
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These submarine drones will predict the weather months in advance

These submarine drones will predict the weather months in advance | Everything Else | Scoop.it
In the next decade, US Navy scientists will be able to predict the weather as far as 90 days into the future with the help of mathematical models, satellites, and submarine drones. The mathematical models are the most important element in the ocean and weather prediction cocktail. But making those models perform at a level where...
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Providing a basis for a scientific approach for influencing the weather… The next gen...

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What the Internet looks like: The undersea cables wiring the ends of the Earth - CNN.com

What the Internet looks like: The undersea cables wiring the ends of the Earth - CNN.com | Everything Else | Scoop.it
The information age is powered by fiber-optic cables buried in the sea bed. This incredible map reveals the sprawling network of the underwater Internet.
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the cross-continental backbone of the internet...

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How Bad Is California's Drought? This Bad

California needs rain, and they need it bad. How bad? Just have a look at the GIF above. The first image shows Folsom Lake near Sacramento on July 20, 2011. The second image shows Folsom Lake on January 16, 2014. Notice a difference?
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gives you a sense of scale...

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Mt.Gox Died and the Money Is Gone

Mt.Gox Died and the Money Is Gone | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Shoulda invested in art, dudes: the world's most prominent online Bitcoin exchange shut itself down last night. This would be the final punchline to a long-running business farce, but there are a lot of people who are now missing a lot of money.
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Is this the start of the spiral?

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A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes

A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Bye-bye white. Hello bigger (and bigger) blue.
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Impressive while scary... 

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Undercover Activists Say They've Found A Factory In China Turning Endangered Whale Sharks Into Soup And Lipstick

An activist group has uncovered what it says is a whale shark factory in China processing up to 600 of the endangered fish each year.
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The ugly side of capitalism...

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The American hot sauce craze in one mouth-watering chart

The American hot sauce craze in one mouth-watering chart | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Hot sauce is having more than just a moment; it's having a decade. The US hot sauce market has grown by 150% since 2000, which is more than that of BBQ sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard—combined.
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Benefits of starting with a smaller baseline...

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Antarctic Ice Shelves Are Shrinking, Study Says

Antarctic Ice Shelves Are Shrinking, Study Says | Everything Else | Scoop.it
The ice shelves that float off the coast of Antarctica and act as a bulwark against the melting of the continent’s ice sheet have lost volume over the past two decades, according to a new study.
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A Nepali Singer Has Released The Summer Travel Anthem You Didn't Know You Needed

A Nepali Singer Has Released The Summer Travel Anthem You Didn't Know You Needed | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Step aside, Pitbull, we've found a new Mr. Worldwide.
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The WSJ watched 32 #WorldCup games and recorded all the times a player got \

The WSJ watched 32 #WorldCup games and recorded all the times a player got \ | Everything Else | Scoop.it
One of the most common complaints during this otherwise splendid World Cup is the amount of time players spend embellishing injuries.
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Brazil, chile top the drama list...

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Thailand, not participating in the World Cup, offers alternative soccer: elephants vs. humans

Thailand, not participating in the World Cup, offers alternative soccer: elephants vs. humans | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Thailand, not participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, offers up an alternative.
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New Endurance Records Set as Snow Vanishes From Iditarod Trail

New Endurance Records Set as Snow Vanishes From Iditarod Trail | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Temperatures topped 60 degrees this year during the Iditarod Trail Invitational, leaving trails bare and prompting speculation that climate change was responsible.
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with temperatures typical of Alaska in New York, temperatures typical of California in Alaska, and a desertlike drought in California — dramatically affected the race...

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Every Day, People Spend 16 Minutes Doing This Thing They Think Is Good For The Planet. It Ain't.

Every Day, People Spend 16 Minutes Doing This Thing They Think Is Good For The Planet. It Ain't. | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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to put to action...

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How the U.S. team launched the greatest comeback in sailing history at 2013 America's Cup

How the U.S. team launched the greatest comeback in sailing history at 2013 America's Cup | Everything Else | Scoop.it
The 2013 America's Cup saw Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA sail to victory from the brink of defeat, in one of the best comebacks in sports history.
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The Science of Sriracha

The Science of Sriracha | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Lollipops, popcorn, hell, even lip balm--there is very little that isn't made better with a shake of Sriracha. In this video, though, the American Chemical Society explains the science behind why the sauce is just so damn good.
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What One Leopard Did to an Indian Town

What One Leopard Did to an Indian Town | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Schools and businesses were shuttered after a loose leopard broke into hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The WSJ's Aditi Malhotra says the hunt continues for the runaway cat. Photo: Getty Images
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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Two recent studies add to the growing evidence that consuming dairy fat may fend off weight gain.
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For the nay-sayers...

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It's so freaking warm in Alaska that roads turned into rivers

It's so freaking warm in Alaska that roads turned into rivers | Everything Else | Scoop.it
NPR wasn't kidding: Move to Alaska if you want to avoid the harsh winter in the rest of the US. Here's proof: A road in Alaska flooded by snow melted by the high temperatures, 40 degrees above normal for this time of year. The temperatures are wreaking havoc in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
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and the freak weather continues...

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How the Seahawks and Broncos have avoided dozens of penalties on pass plays this season.

How the Seahawks and Broncos have avoided dozens of penalties on pass plays this season. | Everything Else | Scoop.it
Over the course of the NFL season, Seattle and Denver have become infamous for their loose interpretations of two separate NFL rules: the pick play and pass interference. We asked a referee to break it down.
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when these teams meet at MetLife Stadium Sunday, the five yards separating Denver's offense from Seattle's defense is almost certain to be the most dangerous and lawless stretch of turf in Super Bowl history...

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