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Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos of Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut are already circulating on every major social media platform. In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the Lebanese capital, footage of a rising smoke plume at Beirut Port was inverted and made to look like a “negative.” In addition, a missile-like object was superimposed…MORE

Scientists have unraveled the riddle of a real-life sea monster

Scientists have unraveled the riddle of a real-life sea monster

For more than a hundred years, the fossil of the Tanystropheus has puzzled scientists. The strange reptile — resembling a real-life Loch Ness Monster or a prehistoric crocodile crossed with a giraffe — was first described in 1852 and first reconstructed in 1973. Palaeontologists have long known that the species once lived in Switzerland’s Monte…MORE

Prehistoric ‘hell ants’ hunted their prey with unusual headgear

Prehistoric ‘hell ants’ hunted their prey with unusual headgear

Sometime during the Cretaceous period, 99 million years ago, a prehistoric hell ant trapped a tasty treat — a relative of the cockroach — in its scythe-like jaw and protruding horn. It’s still there. The act was captured in tree resin and later unearthed in amber in what is now Myanmar. The unusual find shows…MORE

Seabird poop is worth millions, say scientists trying to save the birds

Seabird poop is worth millions, say scientists trying to save the birds

Some hot commodities are obvious: gold, oil, corn and more recently, hand sanitizer, are clearly worth a lot. But some valuable products are less evident — and much more off-putting. New research has revealed that the waste produced by seabirds — that’s right, the poop of seagulls, pelicans, and penguins — could be worth nearly…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 6

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 6

“As long as you have any member of society, any demographic group, who’s not seriously trying to get to the end game of suppressing this, it will continue to smolder and smolder and smolder, and that will be the reason why, in a non-unified way, we’ve plateaued at an unacceptable level.” Dr. Anthony Fauci did…MORE

Toxic chemicals from burning fossil fuels poison dolphins and whales on East Coast

Toxic chemicals from burning fossil fuels poison dolphins and whales on East Coast

High levels of toxic chemicals have been found in stranded dolphins and whales along the southeastern coast of the United States, according to a new study published on Wednesday. Arsenic, mercury and other chemicals were found in their bodies, giving more information on contaminant concentrations in dolphins and other toothed whales, researchers said. Toothed whales…MORE

How to help Beirut explosion victims

How to help Beirut explosion victims

At least 100 people are dead and 4,000 wounded following an explosion in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. While it is still unclear what caused the explosion, the city is decimated with thousands of residents left homeless, a medical system already strained from coronavirus and up to $5 billion worth of damage. You can help…MORE

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