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Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones


A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.

BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones for good, using the technology to seed up to one billion trees a year, all without having to set foot on the ground.

26 billion trees are currently being burned down every year while only 15 billion are replanted. If successful, the initiative could help address this shortfall in a big way.

Drones should streamline reforestation considerably, with hand-planting being slow and expensive.

“The only way

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New study finds coffee helps prevent alcohol related liver disease


It turns out coffee was not just invented to wake you up in the morning and help you deal with your unruly children.

A new study with over 43,000 participants, which lasted over 2 decades found that drinking as little as one or two cups of coffee per day lowers your chances of developing alcohol related liver cirrhosis. The study found compelling evidence which demonstrated a statistical reduction of around 44% in developing cirrhosis in participants that were daily coffee drinkers. The review which

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Man attacked for taking 5-year-old daughter inside men’s restroom in Walmart


Christopher Adams didn’t feel comfortable allowing his 5 year old daughter to go alone into the ladies room’s in Walmart so thought it would be alright to take her with him into the men’s which he had done many times before. This time however he found himself under attack when another man criticized him for doing so.

He claimed that his daughter as well as his 7 year old son both needed the toilet when they were visiting the store to buy blinds and storage

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Zimbabwe forced to cull 200 lions to control population claiming hunters have been scared off over Cecil outcry


Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife reserve has warned that it may cull over 200 lions to try and curb the population explosion that is occurring now that big game hunters are staying away. After seeing the global outcry caused by the Cecil incident hunters have felt that it is not worth the risk. Walter Palmer the American dentist who famously hunted Cecil has had his entire life turned upside down. His business has been boycotted by local residence and he fears going

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Adidas opens in Germany using robots to make shoes


Adidas has re-opened in Germany after an announcement that it will begin distribution of it’s first series of shoes manufactured by robots.

The factory is still under construction however it is open to the press. Adidas has pledged to fully automate shoe production by 2017, which is currently done mostly by hand in Asian markets. This will allow shoes to be made much faster and closer to sales outlets

Large-scale production will begin in 2017 and Adidas was planning a second “Speed Factory” in the United

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The science behind why women prefer a man with a beard


Thinking about growing a beard cause your buddy with the bushy face is a hit with the ladies? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Guys with beards have been proven to come across as more attractive than their shaven faced counterparts. So what is it about that handsome bearded stranger that gets women so turned on?
A recent study has shown that it’s not really so much about the beard and everything to do with our evolution.

The way humans live today is very different from

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Pit Bull Rescues Unconscious Owner from Oncoming Train


Move over, Lassie. A Massachusetts pit bull named Lilly took on a freight train last week to save her owner, who collapsed unconscious onto the tracks during a late-night walk in Shirley.

The 8-year-old dog used her teeth to pull Christine Spain, 54, off the tracks as the train approached. While Spain emerged unscathed, Lilly lost a leg.

The train’s engineer, who didn’t want to give his name, said he spotted the woman and her dog on the tracks just after midnight on May 3,

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Stop saying “sorry” if you meant to say “thank you”


It happens often, we find ourselves in situations where we are apologising assuming people appreciate the politeness or good manners yet the other person is more likely to be pleased with words of gratitude than an apology from you.


People often say sorry a lot without actually realising why they are saying it. Saying thank you instead shows that you are self confident and it lets the

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The Oceans are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years scientists say


Leading global warming scientists have reconstructed the history of earth’s sea levels, tracing them back over some 3000 years. The conclusion that have arrived at is that the rate the sea has risen during the 20th century has been a lot faster than the previous 3000 years.

“We can say with 95 percent probability that the 20th-century rise was faster than any of the previous 27 centuries,” said Bob Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who led the research with nine colleagues from several

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