For centuries humans have wondered and speculated how long humans will last on Earth before becoming extinct. And while the question whether or not human extinction is inevitable has been discussed on many occasions, the possible consequences of human extinction have received much less attention. Therefore, to give you a better idea of what might actually happen to our beautiful planet if the human extinction prediction came true, here are 25 unbelievable ways Earth would change if humans became extinct.
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Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, the official start of Summer is right around the corner – a time to catch up on missed readings and discover new ones. Whether you open a book on a sunny beach, or prefer staying up late while glued to a page-turner, many people tend to look forward to leisurely summer reading. To help you navigate this season’s hottest reads, literary website Goodreads.com’s recommendation engine analyzed over 20 billion data points to find the new and upcoming books its members love right now. Here are 23 of the season’s highest rated books that you’re likely to see at the beach a lot this summer.
When deciding where to put down roots, many factors rest in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family. Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare. In its 2017 ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on these crucial components for the 100 most populous US cities. Keep reading to discover the 30 best places to live in America.
Fireworks, champagne, and well-meaning resolutions are traditional ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the United States and elsewhere. But when it comes to welcoming the new year, many other countries have their own peculiar (and — let’s face it — a little weird) way of doing things. Some people throw bread, others burn scarecrows, and still others fist fight for good luck. Here are 25 of the most unusual New Year’s traditions from across the world.
If you plan on traveling abroad over the upcoming holidays, you should probably do a little research on what may or may not be considered acceptable behavior. Culture runs deep and there are a number of customs and gestures that Americans use without thinking twice. When traveling, these customs will not only out you as a tourist,… View Article
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died Friday night at age 90. Even in death, Castro’s impact remains controversial, which was reflected by the widely mixed reactions expressed by countless political figures and celebrities across the globe following the news of his passing, with responses ranging from grief to jubilation. Here are how several politicians, world leaders, Cuban-Americans, and Hollywood celebrities reacted to Castro’s death.
Halloween is creeping close and millions of kids will soon be dressing up to go trick-or-treating across the nation. While children may be trading Kit Kats and Skittles there’s one factor which may affect which sweets you receive — location. A 2015 survey by Influenster polled more than 40,000 users across the US to discover each state’s favorite candy…. View Article
A new study has discovered a surprising relationship between the duration of mammals yawns and how big and complex their brains are, with researchers now believing the length of a species’ yawn is indicative of greater cognitive abilities. The exact physiological function of yawning is still largely a mystery. Although it appears to be triggered by… View Article
In August the FBI secretly arrested a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who allegedly stole top secret intelligent information — including highly sensitive computer code the agency has been using to breach the security networks of foreign governments. The arrest, which was reported Wednesday in the New York Times, revealed the accused contractor — Harold Thomas Martin… View Article
At least one woman was killed and 108 were injured after a commuter train crashed into a train station in Hoboken, New Jersey, during Thursday’s morning rush-hour, causing part of the highly trafficked terminal to collapse. Previous reports indicated that three people had been killed in the crash, but Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said only one… View Article
President Obama officially announced his endorsement for Democratic front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday. His endorsement came in the form of a short, three-minute video released by the Clinton campaign. In the video, he also announced plans to join Clinton on the campaign trail beginning next week in Wisconsin. The clip… View Article
The Republican party has unleashed an assault on Donald Trump over the weekend, launching over $40 million in political ads hoping to sway voters away from the billionaire businessman. After coming out of a 2 out 4 win on Super Saturday, with Cruz solidifying himself as the only alternative to Trump with two wins himself,… View Article