What’s At The Bottom Of The Great Blue Hole?

Richard Branson has already conquered land and space. For his latest venture, he will be taking on the seabed. Branson has joined a team of scientists, explorers, and filmmakers to discover what lies at the very bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize. The natural wonder sits 100 kilometers (60 miles) off the Belize coast at the center of an atoll known as Lighthouse Reef. It is more than 300 meters (984 feet) wide and 125 meters (410 feet) deep, making it the second …

Israeli Police Recommend Netanyahu Be Charged With Bribery In Telecom Case

Police say their investigation has established an evidentiary foundation to charge Netanyahu and his wife Sara with accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust. The case revolves around suspicions that confidants of Netanyahu promoted regulations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company in exchange for positive coverage of the prime minister on Bezeq’s subsidiary news website, Walla. The prime minister has denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by the media. The …

George H.W. Bushs service dog, Sully, is honored: ‘Mission complete’

Former President George W. Bush later “regrammed” the photo on his own Instagram, noting: “As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we’re comforted to know he’ll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed,” the military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Sully, a yellow Labrador retriever, became Bush’s new service dog in June. Sully had been trained by America’s VetDogs, a nonprofit that provides service dogs. Trending in Politics Original Article : HERE ; This post was …

Doctor Who star to read CBeebies story

Celebrity line-up The mother-of-one will make her CBeebies debut on 7 December. Sir Elton John, Dolly Parton and Hollywood stars Orlando Bloom and Ewan McGregor have all read on the show, which airs daily from Monday to Friday. Last month saw Catastrophe star Rob Delaney become the first celebrity to read a story signed in Makaton, a form of sign language which he used to communicate with his late son Henry who was unable to speak due to a tracheotomy. …

20 Popular Board Games If They Had Honest Titles (By Smosh)

#2 How To Find Out That Everybody Went To A Better School Than You Original name: Scrabble #4 In A Month You’ll Only Have Three Marbles Original name: Hungry Hippos #6 This Game Could Be Played With Two Sheets Of Paper And A Pen Original name: Battleship #8 Straight Line Straight Line Straight Line Square Original name: Etch a Sketch #9 The Game Of Hiding Out In Australia Until The Very End Original name: Risk #11 You’ll Say “Sorry” But …

4,000 Threatened Flying Foxes Die In A Week From Australias Record-Breaking Heatwave

For the second time this year it is raining bats in Australia. That shouldn’t be a sentence, but with record heatwaves now a regular thing, sadly this occurrence seems to be on the rise. Not only is it incredibly sad to see these threatened animals dropping like flies, but their deaths are creating a health hazard for humans who live nearby too. Conservationists and wildlife volunteers estimate that around 4,000 spectacled flying foxes have perished this week alone, thanks to …

Giant Cows Are So Out The Internet Is Loving The World’s Smallest Bovine Breeds

The Internet came to a screeching halt earlier this week when a giant Australian steer named “Knickers” stole the show after being so large, it couldn’t be sold. But big cows are so three days ago. Today, the fickle Tweeters of the world have found a new mascot: “VERY SMALL COWS”. Sure, Knickers clocked in at an impressive 1,400 kilograms (3,100 pounds) and measured 1.94 meters (6.4 feet) tall, but he was quickly outshined by “Dozer”, a Canadian goliath cow …

2.4-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools Found In Algeria Could Rewrite Human Origin Story

Archaeologists have discovered a large haul of discarded cutting tools and animal bones in Ain Boucherit, Algeria, some dating to 2.4 million years ago. Not only does this find contribute considerably to the collection of prehistoric stone tools from this period, but it undermines some of the current theories we have on the origin of humanity.  Up until recently, the oldest stone tools found in North Africa were 1.8 million years old – again, in Algeria. It’s thought that the use of such tools gradually …

The Night Sky Is About To Get A Very Special Holiday Visitor. And No, We Dont Mean Santas Sleigh. Or Aliens.

A small comet named 46P/Wirtanen is currently approaching Earth and is expected to reach peak proximity on December 16, when it will swing by at a distance of 11,586,350 kilometers (7,199,424 miles) – about one-thirteenth the distance between our planet and the Sun. According to skywatching expert Joe Rao, this inter-orbital encounter will be the tenth closest since 1950. As one of more than 400 “Jupiter-family” comets, 46P/Wirtanen has a long elliptical orbit with an aphelia – the point farthest …

British man in Egypt spying arrest

They said he now faces charges of spying, although no details have been confirmed by Egyptian authorities. Mr Abul-Kasem had been living in Libya for the past two years, where his father is from, the family said. His mother is from Pakistan. The Foreign Office said it was seeking more information. “Our staff are providing assistance to his family,” a spokesman said.

Dutch Man Built A $1.6 Million Ark With A Stunning Interior

Back in 1993, Johan Huibers was reading a bedtime story to his children about Noah’s Ark, which gave him a crazy idea – to build his own replica of the Ark. His wife laughed at him, saying that when he finishes it, they “can all go on vacation to the moon.” But Johan did not give up and finished his first version of the ship in 2006. However, he was not completely satisfied with it, as it was “only half …

Miley Cyrus’ New Video ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ With Mark Ronson Just Dropped! Watch!! – Perez Hilton

It’s true what they say: heartbreak makes for great music! This time around, it’s Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson, who just dropped the music video for Nothing Breaks Like A Heart, like, literally moments ago! And you can see it ALL go down (above)! What’d U think, Perezcious readers?? Share your views with us in the comments (below)!!! Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Why NASA chose Senegal to observe a frozen world beyond Pluto

Dakar, Senegal (CNN)On a night in August, an object called 2014 MU69 passed in front of a star and blocked its light. This phenomenon, called a stellar occultation, lasted just a second and was visible only in certain regions in Africa (more exactly in Senegal, Mali and Algeria) and in South America in Colombia. The choice of Senegal was made despite the challenging climatic conditions in August (rainy season), which offered a probability of success of only 50%. The observations …