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    10 Brilliant Ideas that Could Help Save the World’s Oceans

    Our oceans are in a dire state. This week, a comprehensive new study on the infamous patch of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean was released, and the results were staggering — a 600,000-square mile area now contains about 80,000 tons of plastic. The patch is just one of many that exist around the world, with […]

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    Researchers Say Glitter is Not Fabulous and Should Be Banned Forever

    The shine is officially off glitter. The drumbeat is getting louder as more and more people worldwide call for the sparkly stuff to be banned altogether — kindergarten and nail polish may never be the same! Some may disagree. Scientists: Ban Glitter! Me: pic.twitter.com/3fapHq5nhv — Mike (@mikolph) November 22, 2017 So, did glitter-dusted postcards end up […]

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    Microsoft Joins Fight Against Bear Bile Farming

    In China and much of Southeast Asia, bile from several species of bear, particularly one colloquially called the moon bear, is an expensive commodity. The bear’s bile, or its entire gall bladder, in some cases, can fetch lucrative sums on black markets, due to its reputed importance in traditional medicine. The interest in the bear’s […]

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    World’s Most Expensive Flip Flop Costs $18K

    Ok, so shoes may not technically be a gadget. But like gadgets, they are also a girl’s best friend. And this is why we have to talk about the world’s most expensive Flip Flop. This absurdly expensive pair of beach-friendly shoes are not Manolo Blahniks,  but they are actually from Chipkos and were hand-painted by […]

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    The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day is Here, Now What’s Next?

    Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. And for the first time in many years, people, as well as companies have been actually working hard to go green all year long, instead of just doing something special on Earth Day alone. For example, we have previously talked about gadgets or old computer parts being […]