Month: July 2019

Terrifying moment a 10-foot ‘tsunami’ caused by faulty wave machine crashes into pool-goers

This is the terrifying moment a 10-foot 'tsunami' caused by a faulty wave machine wipes out dozens of pool-goers in China.  The incident took place at the hugely popular summer tourist resort Shuiyun Water Park on July 29, with officials saying 44...

/ July 31, 2019

Aging with pets isn’t just a sentimental concern, but a matter of health and wellness

Is home somewhere that you feel comfortable? Is it filled with memories of beloved friends and family — some of whom may be furry animals? Researchers analyzed data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a national study of adult...

/ July 31, 2019

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and William summer holiday in Mustique Caribbean villa

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent £56,000 on a two-week villa holiday on the idyllic Caribbean island of Mustique this summer.Kate and William rented the exclusive £27,000-a-week Villa Antilles, which boasts a 60ft infinity pool and stunning sea views...

/ July 31, 2019

Guardian Firewall iOS App Automatically Blocks the Trackers on Your Phone

The data economy has too often betrayed its customers, whether it's Facebook sharing data you didn't even realize it had, or invisible trackers that follow you around the web without your knowledge. But a new app launching in the iOS...

/ July 31, 2019

Who’s in the Mysterious Consortium That Owns a Supposed Younger Version of the ‘Mona Lisa’? A New Lawsuit Aims to Find Out

An ownership dispute is heating up over a version of the Mona Lisa that is widely believed to be by the hand of Leonardo da Vinci. An international consortium jointly owns the painting, but now the heirs of a man who bought...

/ July 31, 2019

Breeding Thoroughbreds is far from natural in the race for a winner

Happy birthday to each and every Australian Thoroughbred racehorse, as today (August 1) is considered their official “horse birthday” in the southern hemisphere, no matter what date they were actually born. (The “horse birthday” date is January 1 for Thoroughbreds...

/ July 31, 2019

New Zealand poised to introduce clean car standards and incentives to cut emissions

The New Zealand government has proposed new fuel standards to cut greenhouse emissions, along with consumer rebates for cleaner cars – paid for by fees on high-polluting cars. The long-awaited proposed changes would bring New Zealand in line with most...

/ July 31, 2019

How to Get Your Money Back From Equifax | NowThis

Equifax is shelling out up to $700M in what will be the largest settlement ever paid for a data breach. Here's how to know if you were affected and how to claim your money. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe »...

/ July 31, 2019

If hackers shut down cars in New York City, would anyone notice?

Researchers at Georgia Tech warn that there is a risk that self-driving cars might be hacked and cause gridlock.In 1996 General Motors introduced OnStar, a safety and security device which allows limited remote control, like slowing or shutting down the...

/ July 31, 2019

Cargo Craft Arrives at the International Space Station | NowThis

SPACE CARGO ARRIVES: Watch as the Progress 73 cargo craft arrives and docks at the International Space Station to deliver the latest round of supplies. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the...

/ July 31, 2019

New Bitcoin Cash Specs Propose Heightened Privacy and Double-Spend Proofs

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development continues as software engineers have revealed two distinct concepts that aim to boost the BCH network. Bitcoin Cash developer Tom Zander has announced new documentation concerning the vision of double-spend proofs, which now exists as a...

/ July 31, 2019

Did the Democratic Candidates Tell the Truth? Fact Checking the Debate | NowThis

We fact-checked the Democrats who appeared on last night’s debate stage — here’s what we found. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your...

/ July 31, 2019

Review: FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW, A Fine Bromance

The Fast and the Furious film franchise has come a long way in the eighteen years since Dominic Toretto and his crew of miscreants hijacked a load of TV/VCR combos for shits and giggles. Over the course of nearly two...

/ July 31, 2019

Christian author Joshua Harris is sorry for the damage he did. Now what?

Last weekend, Joshua Harris, the megachurch pastor and author of several Christian relationship books, posted a lengthy note on Instagram in which he apologized to the LGBTQ community and said that he is “not a Christian” any longer.  “I have...

/ July 31, 2019

Baytown fire: Explosion as ExxonMobile plant erupts in flames – residents told to shelter

Fire fighters are on the scene at the ExxonMobil oil refinery, which has burst into flames sending plumes of smoke into the air. Drone footage shows the refinery ablaze. Workers have been told to seek shelter.The plant is located in...

/ July 31, 2019

Russian army ordered to tackle massive wildfires

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Wildfires in Russia have been caused by record high temperatures combined with strong winds Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the army to help tackle massive wildfires raging in Siberia and other regions in...

/ July 31, 2019

Kim Commemorates Trump-DMZ Photo Op by Firing Ballistic Missiles

You’ll have to forgive Trump for having said nothing, as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, about a hostile, nuclear-armed totalitarian government conducting its second missile launch in a week, as the president has been otherwise occupied attacking a black congressman...

/ July 31, 2019

Detroit Community Leaders on Climate Change, Income Inequality, & Institutional Racism | NowThis

‘I want a breathable future for my grandchildren and their children.’ — Detroit residents are calling on 2020 candidates to visit the city's most polluted neighborhoods and see firsthand how climate change impacts communities of color. » Subscribe to NowThis:...

/ July 31, 2019

Israel backs West Bank homes for settlers and Palestinians

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel has established more than 100 Jewish settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem Israel has approved the construction of 6,000 new homes for Jewish settlers and 700 homes for Palestinians in the occupied...

/ July 31, 2019

Democratic debate in Detroit, part two: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris get a rematch

Despite being oriented largely around dry policy concerns, such as health care, the first night of CNN's Democratic debates in Detroit was gangbusters TV. Both Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts nimbly batted away attacks...

/ July 31, 2019