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New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. More than one-in-ten pest types can already be found in around half the countries that grow their host crops. Show More Summary

What Is the Most Patriotic Color?

It's red, according to an analysis of all the world's flags

Hike Mt Chocorua

Mt Chocorua is one of the most frequently photographed mountains in the world according to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide. Located near New Hampshire’s Mt Washington (6082?). Chocorua is far from being the highest mountain in the White Mountain National Forest only rising to an elevation of 3475?. But it’s a hiker’s mountain […]            

1,059 people share world's biggest bowl of black sesame soup in Guangxi

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A giant bowl of black sesame soup shared by 1,059 guests at the Black Sesame Festival in Guangxi's Rong county won three world records under authentication of the World Records Association on Wednesday, according to Xinhua News. [ more › ]

Here's How The World's Richest Terrorist Group Makes Its Millions

ISIS is now the wealthiest terrorist organization on the planet, according to Foreign Policy. And the Al Qaeda offshoot has the ambition and perhaps even the organization needed to put its piles of oil and smuggling-related profits to...Show More Summary

Update: Intel's New Initiatives In IoT - Smart Bracelet And World's Smallest Modem

By BB Research: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is expected to announce its new luxury smart bracelet in the next few weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter, reports CNET. In January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel first announced...Show More Summary

Government Bond Yields Around The World Are Making New Lows Day In And Day Out

Government borrowing rates continue to tumble around the world. "Global bond yields have taken over the entire financial chatter this morning," Brean Capital's Peter Tchir said earlier today. According to Bloomberg, the yield on the German 10-year bund fell to a record low of 0.909%. Show More Summary

Phone scams cost Americans $8.6 billion last year – here’s how to protect yourself

Truecaller, which bills itself as the world’s largest verified mobile phone community, on Wednesday released the results of a new survey that helps shed light on how serious a problem phone scams are in the United States. According to...Show More Summary

Participants of cardiac clinic trials do not represent real world patients, study finds

A new analysis of clinical trial participation in the largest ongoing observational study of U.S. heart attack patients has found participants are not representative of the larger patient base, according to a study led by Women's College Hospital cardiologist Dr. Show More Summary

Global trash burning more polluting than expected

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.

PEDv outbreak in Taiwan, reported new cases

According to the World Health Organisation (OIE) there have been 34 new outbreaks of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in Taiwan, reported by Ping-Cheng Yang, Director, Animal Technology Institute Taïwan, Council of Agriculture, Taïwan, Chinese Taipei.

Australia's Bandwidth Is The Most Expensive In The World (And It's All Telstra's Fault)

Telstra’s dominance in the Australian market means that we all pay more for our bandwidth than we should, according to peering company CloudFlare. More »      

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

Android users beware — another major malware threat has taken the mobile world by storm. According to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout, nearly 900,000 Android phones have been targeted by a form of ransomware called “ScarePackage” in the last 30 days, The New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Key to speed? Elite sprinters unlike other athletes, deliver forceful punch to ground

The world's fastest sprinters have a distinctive ability unlike other runners to attack the ground and attain faster speeds, according to new research. The new findings indicate that sprinters use a combined limb motion and foot-strike mechanism that enhances speed by elevating foot-ground impact forces. Show More Summary

Existing power plants will spew 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide during use

Irvine, Calif. — Existing power plants around the world will pump out more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over their expected lifetimes, significantly adding to atmospheric levels of the climate-warming gas, according to UC Irvine and Princeton University scientists. Their findings, which appear Aug. Show More Summary

Hypersonic Missile Detonates On Alaskan Launch Pad

A hypersonic missile, designed to reach a target anywhere in the world within one hour after being launched, was detonated by military personnel four seconds after it left the launchpad yesterday morning, according to the Washington Post. Military officials say the launch was terminated as soon as it occurred due to an “anomaly.” The launchpad

PayPal May Join Online Gambling World

Guess what, folks? There might be a new addition to the online casino world in the US. That new addition would be none other than, the payment site you eBayers know and love, PayPal. According to, the online gambling market has been trying to get this powerhouse payment site to join on for a […]

1 WTC gets office provider

1 World Trade Center has attracted another new tenant. Australia-based Servcorp has signed a 15-year lease for 34,775 square feet at the tower, according to the New York Post. The latest deal brings... To view the full story, click the title link.

Swatch is finally coming around to this 'smartwatch' business

Spare a thought for the watchmakers of this world, who might start to feel the pinch as more people buy a smartwatch. According to the Wall Street Journal, Swatch is the latest old-school outfit to realize that it needs more than a janky,...

HTC teases the unveiling of ‘world’s first’ octa-core 64-bit smartphone on September 4

HTC has sent out invites for a September 4th event at IFA — and now it seems like what we’re going to see will be the “world’s first” Android smartphone powered by an octa-core 64-bit processor, according to a teaser from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer on its Weibo page. Show More Summary

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