Monday, September 26, 2016

Would you stop if you saw this little girl on the street? | UNICEF

“They were all telling me to go away.” Anano, 6, is a child actor. But the situation she’s in is very real. Every day, millions of children living in poverty are ignored, pushed aside and deprived of everything they need to thrive.

It doesn’t need to be this way. Our 2016 State of the World’s Children Report is a call to action for the world to treat its least fortunate children the way it treats its luckier children.

The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for the latest news updates from the frontline, documentaries, celebrity appeals, and more about our work to realize the rights of every child.

Pres. Obama hosts Tribal Nations Conference

Pres. Obama participates in a blanketing ceremony at the White House Tribal Nations Conference with representatives from 567 federally-recognized tribes.

Each federally recognized tribe is invited to send one representative to the conference. This year’s conference will continue to build upon the President’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and to improve the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Beer Pipeline Built In Bruges, Belgium

It had long been the stuff of bar-stool fantasies: a beer pipeline that could funnel the staple drink of Belgium beneath the cobbled streets and gothic houses of Bruges.

“Everyone always thought, ‘it’s a dream, it’s a joke, it is something that is not realisable at all,’” said Xavier Vanneste, director and heir to De Halve Maan, Bruges’s only continuously working old brewery.

Now, though, the dream is about to become reality: Belgium’s first major beer pipeline will start pumping beneath Bruges from September.

If all goes to plan, enough beer to fill 12,000 bottles an hour will slosh down the two-mile underground pipeline from De Halve Maan (Half Moon) in the city centre to an out-of-town bottling plant.

Vanneste was inspired when he saw workmen laying broadband cables outside his house and, on the spur of the moment, dashed into the street. “When I started talking to those guys,” he said, “I realised it was possible, it was feasible.”

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Viral news: Weird Snake Goes Crazy

In this video, you can find a black serpent tries to kill itself. This is a rare occurrence. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mum uses TODDLER to reserve parking space: Shocking Picture

This is the astonishing moment a mum left her toddler alone on a busy road in blazing sunshine so he could reserve her a parking space.

Concerned drivers and pedestrians initially thought the young boy, who looks about three years old, was lost and asked him if he knew where his mother was.

But the tot answered that his mum had ordered him to sit in the spot until she returned with her car.

The incident reportedly took place in Jalan Kuchai Lama business area of the city, which is notorious for its rush-hour traffic - and for the fact that it is very difficult to get a parking spot.

The image went viral after it was posted online by a social media user named 'Winn Tan', who said the child sat quietly by the roadside in a downtown area of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

It was also suggested that the boy's life was put in danger because anybody could have approached him and his health could have been affected by the 30-degree heat.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

If You Eat 2 Bananas Per Day For A Month, This Is What Happens To Your Body

If You Eat 2 Bananas Per Day For A Month, This Is What Happens To Your Body.

It feels like almost every day there’s a new hot diet that everyone is talking about. But at the end of the day, I think we can all agree that if we want maintain our health, we should aim to minimize the amount of artificial and processed foods that we eat. Yes, I crave my delicious junk food too but mother nature does a great job of providing us with plenty of yummy, delicious treats! Take, for instance, the humble banana. The choice food of monkeys and minions, this fruit is packed full of good stuff, including vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re super easy to find at any grocery store and they’re very affordable! Check out some of banana’s amazing health benefits. And don’t miss the Top 10 video below!

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure? Bananas are low in sodium but high in potassium, making them a great food for your blood pressure and heart health!

How’s your, uh…. movement? If it can use a little assistance, the fiber in bananas can do the trick!

Bananas are full of vitamins, minerals, and low glycemic carbohydrates, making them a great source of quick energy. This makes them perfect before you exercise! And as an added bonus, the potassium will help to prevent muscle cramps.

If you suffer from heartburn, then you’ll be happy to learn that bananas (preferably unripe) have natural antacids.

Need iron? Banana can help with that, stimulating red blood cell and hemoglobin production.

Did you know bananas have tryptophan? Our body converts this into serotonin, which helps us relax and feel happy. No wonder the minions love bananas so much…

Why People Who Stay Up Later Are Usually Smarter

For those who stay up later, and find that their best ideas come to the at night, get ready to feel affirmed. In recent years, several studies have found that it's the night owl, not the morning lark, that's often the more intelligent bird.

The science behind airfare pricing

Airline fares often seem random, but Richard Quest is on a mission to discover the truth behind airfares.

Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.
There's a method behind the madness, though.
It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting fares dynamically and in real time so that airlines can maximise their revenue.
And it's not just a case of simple supply and demand.
Airlines now rely on ever-more sophisticated software that takes into account a broad range of factors, from overall conditions across their global networks, right down to the individual preferences of their passengers.

World's worst restoration? Great Wall covered in cement

Public decries the Chinese government's decision to repair a 700-year-old stretch of China's Great Wall with a smooth, white trail of cement.

A 700-year-old “wild” stretch of China’s Great Wall has been covered in a smooth, white trail of cement under orders from Suizhong county’s Cultural Relics Bureau, Sina reported on Wednesday.

The repairs were carried out in 2014, but they only came to public attention recently.

It was an effort to restore parts of the wall which have fallen into disrepair and are not open to the public, but the restoration has been met with condemnation by social media users and advocates.

The repair work took place near the border of Liaoning and Hebei province and photos of the results were widely shared by Beijing News on Weibo this week.

CNN has reached out to the local Heritage Conservation Bureau for comment.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery

France Bans Plastic Plates And Cups - France will no longer use plastic plates and cups starting in 2020.

France is banning plastic plates and cups. The new law is part of the 'Energy Transition for Green Growth', an initiative which aims to fight climate change in France.

China's Has Lost Control Of A Spacecraft And It's Falling Back To Earth

China's Has Lost Control Of A Spacecraft And It's Falling Back To Earth - Look out! The sky is falling!

China's space station is falling back to Earth, and officials reportedly don't know where it's going to land. Seriously. China's first space lab, Tiangong-1, was recently decommissioned after almost five years in space.

The Story of Baltimore's Walking Angel

Even after being shot in the head, he was still treated like a criminal. The story of Baltimore's “walking angel."

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Student accidentally creates rechargeable battery that lasts 400 years

Lab accident leads to the discovery of a battery that can be used for hundreds of years

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have discovered a way to design a battery so it doesn’t lose its charge after years of use. The team found that by using a gold nanowire in electrolyte gel rather than lithium, a battery could withstand 200,000 charging cycles and only lose 5% of its capacity.

Doctoral student Mya Le Thai initially made the discovery after messing around in the lab. Image source: UCI.

After playing around in the university’s lab, it was doctoral student Mya Le Thai who initially made the discovery, one which could lead to rechargeable batteries that last up to 400 years. This means longer-lasting laptops and smartphones, and fewer lithium-ion batteries accumulating in landfills.

Originally, the researchers were experimenting with nanowires for potential use in batteries, but found that over time, the fragile, thin wires would break down and crack after multiple charging cycles. It was on a whim that Thai coated a set of gold nanowires in manganese dioxide and a Plexiglas-like electrolyte gel.

“She started to cycle these gel capacitors, and that’s when we got the surprise,” said chair of the university’s chemistry department, Reginald Penner. “She said, ‘this thing has been cycling 10,000 cycles and it’s still going.’ She came back a few days later and said ‘it’s been cycling for 30,000 cycles.’ That kept going on for a month.”

Thai’s breakthrough is incredible, considering the average laptop battery lasts 300 to 500 charging cycles. The nano-battery developed at UCI survived 200,000 cycles in three months, meaning it could extend the life of the average laptop battery by about 400 years.

Of course, the researchers realized the amount of gold nanowire needed to create this battery would drive up prices, so they suggested nickel could be a substitute for mass production.

Either way: not bad for messing around in a laboratory.

Source: UCI

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