Why the Turkish military revolted

January 24, 2018

The is the latest flashpoint in the often tense relationship between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country’s military. Historically the Turkish military held considerable sway over politics Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/why-the-turkish-military-revolted/article8858683.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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These Sounds From Ancient Stars Are Pretty Freaky

January 24, 2018

In space, no one can hear you scream because it’s a vacuum, and sound — as we know it here on Earth — can’t travel through nothing. However, that doesn’t mean there are no other sounds. In fact there’s a whole field dedicated to researching the hidden sounds of the universe. It’s called asteroseismology. Asteroseismologists measure the vibrations of stars. The frequency at which different stars vibrate can give scientists…

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33 Abandoned Places That Will Freak You Out… But Yet Make You Want To Go Immediately.

January 23, 2018

There are places on this Earth that are so alien, but only because humans have abandoned them. There is something about this lack of humanity that will make your skin crawl, even if what you’re looking at is as innocent as a ferris wheel. We can build things, but then, we also destroy them. Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Italy Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert Abandoned dome houses…

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These 22 Photos Were Taken At The Border Of Various Countries. Some Are Downright Scary.

January 23, 2018

Just for your geographical amusement, the pictures below are the coolest photos ever taken of some of the most interesting international borders in the world. 1) Norway and Sweden – Snowmobilers line up to ride the pathway of removed trees making up the border between the two Nordic nations. 2) United Kingdom and Spain – This is the checkpoint at the international boundary between the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar…

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6 Metal Band Members Who Were Somehow Much Scarier Than Their Music

January 22, 2018

As a fan of aggressive music, I’ve always been appalled by the portrayal of metal music in the media as something that’s only listened to by violent people. To me, appreciating this genre is more about loving the riffs, licks, and general roaring sounds of the music than it is about worshipping the Dark One. But then I did some research and found out that there are some people out…

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Thought The Snow Was Bad Near You? Check Out What These Folks Are Dealing With.

January 22, 2018

Over the holiday break, you were probably delighted by the snowfall in your area. But for residents of Erie, Pennsylvania, it presented quite a problem in the days following Christmas. A record 34 inches of snow fell that day in Erie. Between December 23 and 26, over five feet hit the city, prompting officials to declare a snow emergency. Residents have been warned to avoid unnecessary travel, as the roads…

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They Say There’s No Way It’s Aliens, So What Is It?

January 21, 2018

Most people believe that UFO sightings are nothing but hoaxes. The odd thing is, though, that across decades, cultures and languages the stories are very similar. Most alien encounters occur at night. Most alien stories involve a mysterious source of light in the sky that its viewer cannot recognize. And most alien stories are understood to be a trick of the eye, but are never given a full explanation as…

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In India, Monkeys Are Taking Over. That’s Why People Are Being Hired To Scare Them.

January 20, 2018

India’s parliament added 40 employees to its payroll last week. That’s good news for the economy and great news for people who would like to make a career out of pretending to be a monkey.  That’s because all of the new hires will be mimicking the sounds of langur monkeys to keep macaque monkeys away from a government complex in Delhi. Previously, real langurs were used to keep the macaques–who roam…

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Ecologically-Minded Artist Creates Stunning Dreamscapes. So Surreal.

January 19, 2018

Amy Guidry’s landscapes almost look familiar, with blue skies, clouds and distant mountain ranges. But what’s populating them is entirely different. Her hybrid creatures, disconnected (though still alive-seeming) animal parts and eerily calm human faces let the viewer know that something else is going on here. Something much larger.  That’s the point, though. In her “In Our Veins” series, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based artist explores the inter-connectivity of life on this planet, the…

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This Girl’s Beautiful Tribute To Her Father Fighting Cancer Gave Me Chills

January 19, 2018

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); After her father was diagnosed with colon cancer, 12-year-old Evie Clair decided to use her musical talents to inspire her beloved dad to fight through the illness, all while helping to raise money for treatments. You can easily tell how emotional Evie is in this touching tribute as she talks about her dad’s survival chances. That being said, this dedicated daughter is clearly not giving up….

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