Nicaragua Joins Paris Agreement Leaving America And Syria Isolated

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science   The world reeled when President Trump announced that America would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement earlier this year. Despite all the political, environmental, societal, and economic costs of doing so, the White House declared that it would stop all efforts to combat climate change at a federal level. At the time, this meant that…

California Just Became First State To Ban Selling Dogs From Puppy Mills

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo   California just took a huge step forward for animals by becoming the first state to make it illegal for pet stores to sell puppies, kittens and rabbits from mass commercial breeders where the animals often suffer from cramped, unsanitary conditions. On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill, AB 485,…

South Korea Just Revealed A “Blackout Bomb” That Can Wipe Out Electrical Grids

By: Kyree Leary/Futurism   South Korea has acquired the technology to develop bombs capable of short-circuiting power stations, leaving the affected area completely powerless. These “blackout bombs” are yet another tool the country has prepared to use against North Korea if the country acts on its threats. BLACKOUT BOMBS South Korea is in the midst of…

Celebrity Chef Brings 45,000 Meals To Puerto Rico — And Won’t Stop There

By: Good News Network  For nine days celebrity chef José Andrés has been in Puerto Rico cooking and delivering thousands of daily meals for hungry survivors of Hurricane Maria—and he’s only getting started. “We have big dreams because people have big needs,” the Spanish-American chef told his Twitter followers in a video update. Today alone he…

Elon Musk And Puerto Rico’s Governor Discuss Potential For Tesla To Rebuild The Island’s Electrical System

By: Patrick Caughill/Futurism  Elon Musk says that Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico’s electricity system with independent solar and battery systems. In a response to Twitter user’s question about Musk’s ability to revamp the island’s power infrastructure, he said: The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability…

Google’s New Earbuds Can Translate 40 Languages Instantly In Your Ear

By: Patrick Caughill/Futurism Google has announced the upcoming release of the Google Pixel Buds, earbuds that are capable of translating 40 languages. The device will be available in November for $159. Google is not far from the heels of Apple and is rapidly gaining ground. The internet and tech giant has just announced a new addition…

US Mom Could Be Jailed For Refusing To Vaccinate Her Son Against Potentially Life-Threatening Diseases

By: James Felton/IFLScience  Rebecca Bredow and her ex-husband are embroiled in a court battle over the issue. Her ex-husband, Jason Horne, believes that their son should be vaccinated against potentially life-threatening diseases, including measles, mumps, and rubella. Bredow feels differently. “I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in than giving in to something I strongly…

People Are Locking Up Dozens Of Dogs To Farm Them For Their Blood

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo  Pets sometimes need blood transfusions, just the way people sometimes do — but a new investigation suggests that blood coming from a blood farm in Texas is sourced from approximately 150 ex-racing greyhounds who are caged and suffering. An anonymous former employee at the Pet Blood Bank observed and documented greyhounds kept in wire cages…

“Super Malaria” Is Spreading, And We Should Be Very Worried

By: Josh Davis/IFLScience  Fears are mounting about the spread of a new “superbug” strain of malaria. First identified in Cambodia, but since spreading to another four countries in the region, the strain of Plasmodium falciparum is resistant to drug artemisinin, often the first line of defense against malaria infection, researchers report in a letter to The Lancet Infectious Diseases….

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