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The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

The world’s population has been steadily on the rise and is projected to hit between 9.5 and 13.3 billion people by 2100. High fertility rates and the rising of the median age in each country are

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15-year-old invents zero-energy ‘Vaxxwagon’ to deliver live-saving vaccines quickly and efficiently

15-year-old invents zero-energy ‘Vaxxwagon’ to deliver live-saving vaccines quickly and efficiently

A remarkable amount of effort goes into transporting vaccines to people who desperately need them, in areas of the world where fancy hospitals, cars, and refrigeration are not common. Oftentimes, the

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Botswana confirms ban on trophy hunting in wake of Cecil the Lion’s death

Botswana confirms ban on trophy hunting in wake of Cecil the Lion’s death

The government in Botswana, neighbor to Zimbabwe and the Hwange National Park, from where famed and revered lion Cecil was lured and killed earlier this month, has confirmed a nationwide ban on trophy

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Four US airlines join the ban on hunting trophies after Cecil outcry

Four US airlines join the ban on hunting trophies after Cecil outcry

Four US-based airlines have joined the ban on transporting trophy kills as cargo in the midst of the public outcry against the killing of Cecil the Lion. On Monday, Delta announced that they would support

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New 100% effective Ebola vaccine could end the deadly epidemic

New 100% effective Ebola vaccine could end the deadly epidemic

The west African Ebola epidemic may soon be fizzling out, thanks to the speedy development of a vaccine which has proven 100% effectiveness in clinical trials in Guinea. 4,000 people were involved in the

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Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

If the POD-Idlala looks familiar, it’s likely you’ve seen images of its predecessor, the Indawo/lifePOD, also designed by Almeida and Dokter+Misses. While the rebranded POD-Idlala sports a similar

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Chinese-funded $13.8bn railway to slice through Kenya’s oldest national park

Chinese-funded $13.8bn railway to slice through Kenya’s oldest national park

A $13.8 bn railway project, linking Nairobi to Mombasa, will cut right through Nairobi National Park in Kenya. The Chinese-funded railway line is set to replace the colonial-era Lunatic Express, so-named

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Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Unlike many earthen structures, the Khamsa earth house looks quite luxurious. Atelier Koe constructed the home from concrete-reinforced bricks made from clay, which was harvested from the site on which

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Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world.

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UPDATED: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho confirmed to be alive

UPDATED: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho confirmed to be alive

While the world mourns the loss of Cecil the lion, breaking news reveals that his brother Jericho was killed today by poachers illegally hunting in Zimbabwe. After Cecil was killed by American dentist

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Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

Nabire was a 31-year-old Northern White Rhino who called Czech Republic's Dvur Kralove Zoo home until her death, which was announced Tuesday. Nabire suffered from uterine cysts, which made it impossible

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Exclusive video: The Barr Brothers perform at the Pickathon Music Festival

Exclusive video: The Barr Brothers perform at the Pickathon Music Festival

Somewhere between a dusty Americana and West African groove lies the soulful grit and instrumentally diverse folk-rock sound evoked from The Barr Brothers. The Montreal-based quartet features mesmerizing

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Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Made from stacked and cantilevered shipping containers, the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company in Johannesburg is a sustainable flagship for the ambitious company. Designed by Earthworld Architects &

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American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

The American dentist who allegedly paid $55,000 to kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has come under fire since his identity was disclosed to the public this week. Stories about Cecil the lion and the

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The first humans were smaller and “scrappy,” new study shows

The first humans were smaller and “scrappy,” new study shows

The first humans were smaller, but “scrappy” according to a new comprehensible dataset. These humans emerged from South Africa and were from a smaller-bodied species called Homo habilis -- aka, “The

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Richard Branson calls to protect all sharks after surfer Mick Fanning’s amazing escape

Richard Branson calls to protect all sharks after surfer Mick Fanning’s amazing escape

Sir Richard Branson is using Mick Fanning's recent brush with death via shark to call for greater protection for all sharks. He urged in a recent blog post that "the coverage of this highly unusual event

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Cecil the lion’s killer identified as American dentist Walter Palmer

Cecil the lion’s killer identified as American dentist Walter Palmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4a2htZ2wIQ Cecil the lion was one of Hwangwe National Parks favorite attractions, and now his killer may face poaching charges. A dentist from Minnesota, Walter Palmer

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Could this simple new ring empower women to protect themselves against HIV?

Could this simple new ring empower women to protect themselves against HIV?

For decades now women have had multiple options when it comes to maintaining control of their reproductive system, but the same cannot be said when it comes to protecting against STDs, particularly HIV.

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Top 7 highlights of the Italian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015

Top 7 highlights of the Italian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015

Going to visit the 56th Art Biennale in Venice? Don’t forget to drop at the Italian Pavilion curated by Vincenzo Trione. Promise! You’ll find really intriguing works of contemporary Italian art. At

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Can cameras embedded in rhino horns catch poachers?

Can cameras embedded in rhino horns catch poachers?

Although loved and admired around the world, the rhinoceros is an animal in peril. One of the last and largest remaining megafauna, the rhino is a relic of a time when magnificent mammals ruled the world.

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them in the fridge.

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The South is building its first major wind farm

The South is building its first major wind farm

The land of tobacco and peach farms is now getting something it's never seen before -- windmills. Crews are currently building a new commercial-scale wind energy farm on an old tract of North Carolina

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Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

A new UK Foreign Office report warns that threats posed by climate change, especially to the world’s food supply, should be taken as seriously as nuclear war. In a devastatingly honest report on the

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Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Humanity just found an incredibly valuable resource hidden under the ocean floor, and it's more precious than fossil fuels or minerals. Scientists discovered vast aquifers of fresh water underneath the

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Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar ovens

Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar ovens

Life in the Gaza Strip is challenging, to say the least. The day-to-day Gazan experience is riddled with fuel and food shortages, unreliable electricity, and a rapidly growing population that stretches

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The world is perilously close to global food shock

The world is perilously close to global food shock

A new report envisions a nightmare scenario in which just three climate change-driven disasters could lead to global food shock, resulting in food riots as the price of basic crops skyrockets and stock

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Could printing synthetic GMO rhino horns help save real rhinos from extinction?

Could printing synthetic GMO rhino horns help save real rhinos from extinction?

After 40 million years roaming the earth, the rhinoceros has reached a point where it is classified as "critically endangered"—the Western black rhino was declared extinct, and only one, single Northern

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Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Nutella: It's the stuff dreams are made of. OK, well, it's really just amazing on toast -- and almost everything else, but according to Segolene Royal, the ecology minister of France, the use of the palm

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Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Surfers and ocean swimmers all over the world will likely be looking for this new electronic shark deterrent, especially in light of recent shark attacks on the East Coast. The Shark Shield was developed

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Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people

Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people

Over the past several decades, the cost of solar power has declined dramatically, from $40/watt in 1977 to $0.74/watt in 2013. This trend is expected to accelerate as improvements in efficiency and new

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