People Just Killed One Of The Last 25 ‘Big Tusker’ Elephants

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “He was in his prime, fathering calves, passing on his good genes for robustness, good health and longevity.” Last Saturday was a good and bad day for elephants. While thousands of people participated in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions to raise awareness about protecting these animals, tragedy struck in Amboseli National Park…

Physicists Will Be Announcing An “Unprecedented Discovery” On Monday – Here’s How To Watch Live

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFL Science  In the space of just a few weeks, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations have announced the fourth detection of gravitational waves and three of their most prominent physicists received a Nobel Prize for their work. And on Monday they will announce something new. Everyone is being very tight-lipped on the nature of this big announcement but it…

Professor Brian Cox Believes Humanity Will Soon Achieve Immortality. Here’s How We’ll Do It

By: Rosie McCall/IFL Science  Humanity has been looking for a way to “fix” our own mortality since, well, forever. In medieval times, there were the alchemists who searched for a universal elixir or philosopher’s stone. In the 20th century, people paid to be cryogenically frozen and now we have companies, like Humaii and Carboncopies, using artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology to enable our…

Race Car Driver Gives Up Chance Of Winning In Order To Save A Dog

By: Stephen Messenger/The Dodo “If it happened again today, I would do the exact same thing.” When it comes to winning an automobile race, every second matters. Fortunately, this quick-thinking rally car driver knows that some things matter even more. Carlos Matos abdica da possibilidade de triunfar para salvar cão Posted by Constálica Rallye Vouzela on Thursday, September 21,…

You Can Now Send Your Ashes To Be Scattered In Space As British Company Launches Space Funerals

By: Katy Evans/IFL Science Add the word space to the front of any other word and it immediately becomes infinitely cooler. Space cowboy, space archaeologist, and now space funeral. A British company has launched a brand new service that sends the remains of your loved ones into space. Their ashes will be released into the cosmos, making the whole…

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 developing…

10 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know

By: Gary G. McGee/The Mind Unleashed “The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.” ~Noam Chomsky 1.) It is nearly impossible to pay off the national debt: “Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national…

This Man Makes Amazing Prosthetic Limbs For Kids In His Garden Shed For Free

By: James Felton/IFLScience  People are praising a man who creates incredible prosthetic limbs for children in his garden shed – for no money whatsoever. Stephen Davis, who was born without a left hand, went years without using a prosthetic limb. When he went to look at options for prosthetics, he was disappointed by the look of the arms on…

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 says…

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