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Pornhub plowed city streets because why not

Pornhub plowed city streets because why not Well, it certainly makes for a good pun.The definitely not-a-plow company reportedly sent branded plows to New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts Tuesday in an effort to combat the effects of the blizzard.

River receives the same rights as a human in 'world first' settlement

River receives the same rights as a human in 'world first' settlement It doesn't happen every day.But following the longest-running litigation in the country's history, the Whanganui River in New Zealand (or Aotearoa's) North Island will be treated as a human being in the eyes of the law.

BOOM: These nuclear bomb test vids will scare the sh*t out of you

BOOM: These nuclear bomb test vids will scare the sh*t out of you If you love military or scientific history and don't live in fear of a nuclear holocaust, you can now watch dozens of newly declassified films of U.The videos show over 200 atmospheric nuclear tests the U.

Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don't ignore climate change

Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don't ignore climate change But when it comes to matters here on Earth, Stephen Hawking is just as concerned about President Trump's science policies as anyone.During a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, set to air Monday, Hawking bluntly laid out his views on U.

There are 11 newly-classified clouds, and all of them are breathtaking

There are 11 newly-classified clouds, and all of them are breathtaking Or perhaps you'll get really lucky, and see a dramatic-looking asperitas cloud, from the Latin word for roughness.The volutus and asperitas are but two of the 11 new cloud classifications included in the new edition of the International Cloud Atlas that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will publish online on Thursday.

One brewery's latest beer took the trip from the toilet to the tap

One brewery's latest beer took the trip from the toilet to the tap If you can get past the idea of "toilet beer" — think of it like bathtub gin!Southern California beer makers Stone Brewing unveiled their first beer made exclusively from wastewater this month and, based on the feedback they got, it's another winner for the well-decorated brewery.

How four innovators use nature as inspiration

How four innovators use nature as inspiration Richard Frazao has learned how to embrace the awesome power of earthquakes in an attempt to better understand these natural phenomena and keep buildings from falling down.Their end goal is to make seismic protection technologies easy to use and understand while making them accessible to everyone.

The new normal: Arctic sea ice hits record low for 3rd straight winter

The new normal: Arctic sea ice hits record low for 3rd straight winter Welcome to the new normal: For the third straight year, Arctic sea ice peaked at a record low level during the winter season, scientists said Wednesday.The record warmth across the Arctic, along with the low sea ice extent and volume, is surprising even the most seasoned Arctic researchers.

These rivers have just received the same rights as humans

These rivers have just received the same rights as humans After New Zealand granted Whanganui River the status of a human being, India's done it for two of its oldest, longest and most iconic rivers: Ganga and Yamuna.They have provided both physical and spiritual sustenance to all of us from time immemorial," the ruling said.

This lawmaker thinks climate deniers are a persecuted class in America

This lawmaker thinks climate deniers are a persecuted class in America Well, this is a new one: A state lawmaker in Maine wants you to believe that climate change deniers deserve protection under anti-discrimination laws.Larry Lockman says climate deniers are in danger of seeing their free speech threatened and need legal protections from anti-discrimination laws.

Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air

Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air With the Indian Ocean eating away at the rock, the red cliffs of the Kimberley have revealed hundreds of prehistoric footprints.Armed with drones and hand-held laser scanners, scientists are mapping the heavy tracks they left behind.

'Rogue' national park Twitter account wasn't so rogue after all, emails show

'Rogue' national park Twitter account wasn't so rogue after all, emails show Thanks to its tweets on climate change, Golden Gate was hailed as a beacon of resistance shining from within the federal government itself alongside Badlands National Park's Twitter account.Plus, to make matters worse, the Badlands National Park Twitter account also tweeted out information about climate change, yet its tweets were deleted on Jan.

Powerful cyclone strikes iconic Australian coast

Powerful cyclone strikes iconic Australian coast The storm will likely be the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the country since Cyclone Yasi hit in 2011.ET, Cyclone Debbie had maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour, or 108 miles per hour, with gusts to 155 kilometers per hour.

This might be the last day of climate progress in the U.S. (for a while)

This might be the last day of climate progress in the U.S. (for a while) This will kick off the unwinding of the Obama administration's climate efforts, including the landmark set of regulations known as the Clean Power Plan.Still, virtually no one expected the Clean Power Plan to escape the Trump administration unscathed.

Cyclone Debbie proved one thing: Australians are super weird

Cyclone Debbie proved one thing: Australians are super weird Cyclone Debbie was a big one.It tore down trees, smashed wharves and sent people huddling indoors as it made landfall in north Queensland on Tuesday.

Strange things are happening off the coast of Peru

Strange things are happening off the coast of Peru An unexpected warmup in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean is causing heavy rains to repeatedly batter Peru, causing some of the worst flooding in decades.) However, a separate, more localized version — called a "coastal El Niño" — recently formed along the Peruvian coast.

Three tornado chasers were killed Tuesday night, raising new safety questions

Three tornado chasers were killed Tuesday night, raising new safety questions On Tuesday night, the tight-knit community of professional storm chasers suffered a wrenching loss when three well-known storm trackers, Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall, and Corbin Lee Jaeger, were killed in a high-speed collision while chasing a storm near the rural Texas community of Spur.They were killed when they were overtaken by the widest tornado ever recorded near El Reno, Oklahoma.

Stephen Colbert and a cartoon owl take down Trump over 'clean coal'

Stephen Colbert and a cartoon owl take down Trump over 'clean coal' There isn't much to laugh about when it comes to Trump's rollback of Obama-era environmental protections.Designed to help reduce carbon emissions, they've been criticized by the current administration as "job-killing.