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Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

A spider web spanning nearly 1,000ft has appeared in Greece, where locals say unusually high mosquito activity took place before the web appeared. This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one -- it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance.

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World’s first hydrogen fuel cell trains enter service in Germany

World’s first hydrogen fuel cell trains enter service in Germany

The world's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered trains have entered service in Germany, Alstom, the company behind it, has announced. Called the Coradia iLint, the new trains feature fuel cells that utilize oxygen and hydrogen for electricity, this resulting in a zero-emissions experience that is friendly to the environment. The Coradia iLint trains boast low noise levels and speeds up to about 86MPH.

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Virgin Atlantic will use ‘green’ fuel for commercial flight to London

Virgin Atlantic will use ‘green’ fuel for commercial flight to London

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to conduct its first commercial flight using a sustainable aviation fuel produced by LanzaTech. The flight will take place next month and involve one of Virgin's 747s, the entire trip serving as a demonstration of low carbon technology that may help combat climate change. The flight will span from Orlando to London.

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Ice age wolf pup found preserved in melting Canadian permafrost

Ice age wolf pup found preserved in melting Canadian permafrost

Melting permafrost around the world continues to reveal surprises and treasures, the most recent of which is the incredibly well-preserved remains of an ice age wolf pup. The specimen was found in 2016 in Canada's Yukon territory, it also joined by the mummified remains of a caribou calf. Researchers estimate that both specimens are more than 50,000 years old.

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10,500-year-old extinct Great Irish Elk skull and antlers found in lake

10,500-year-old extinct Great Irish Elk skull and antlers found in lake

A fisherman in Ardboe, a small village in Ireland, discovered the skull and antler remains of an extinct Great Irish Elk, a creature that hasn't roamed the Irish landscape in thousands of years. Though this isn't the oldest Great Irish Elk discovery -- that distinction goes to one dated around 14,000-years-old -- it is far more notable: the massive skull and antlers are completely intact.

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Carlsberg Snap Pack replaces 6-pack plastic rings with glue

Carlsberg Snap Pack replaces 6-pack plastic rings with glue

Carlsberg Group has introduced a new way to package cans called "Snap Pack." Instead of connecting six cans into a pack using plastic rings, which often end up in landfills and oceans, the Snap Pack utilizes a type of glue that attaches the cans to each other. With this, Carlsberg says the plastic waste is reduced by up to 76-percent compared to traditional packaging.

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Harvard, Google AI predicts earthquake aftershocks up to a year later

Harvard, Google AI predicts earthquake aftershocks up to a year later

Google and researchers with Harvard University have teamed up to develop an artificial intelligence model capable of predicting aftershocks that may happen up to a year after the earthquake took place. The AI was trained using a database containing info on more than 118 big earthquakes, that helping researchers predict where an aftershock is likely to happen.

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The EPA is about to commit regulatory suicide

The EPA is about to commit regulatory suicide

The EPA is about to enact rules that would essentially hobble the agency's own ability to protect the environment. Rules were first proposed on April 30th, 2018, under now-resigned and disgraced Trump-appointed EPA head Scott Pruitt. The public comment portion of this situation is over tomorrow.

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Beetle in 99-million-year-old amber found with ancient cycad pollen

Beetle in 99-million-year-old amber found with ancient cycad pollen

Cycads, a type of seed plant with evergreen leaves and a woody trunk, are highly present in the fossil record, which reveals that they were once more abundant on Earth than they are today. According to a study newly published in Current Biology, the earliest cycads were pollinated by a lowly beetle, that discovery having been made from a small piece of amber.

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Lab-grown meat market launch may happen in 2021

Lab-grown meat market launch may happen in 2021

Food technology company Mosa Meat is hoping to bring its lab-grown meat to the market in 2021, it has announced. The company, which is located in the Netherlands, has raised about $8.7 million dollars to help fund its goal, which will involve developing a way to produce the meat at a much lower cost than existing methods. The goal highlights rapid growth in the budding market, coming only a handful of years after the first lab-grown burger was produced in 2013.

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11-million-ton iceberg forces evacuation in tiny Greenland town

11-million-ton iceberg forces evacuation in tiny Greenland town

Bobbing near a tiny Greenland village is a huge iceberg estimated to weigh around 11 million tons. The chunk of ice is only a few hundred feet from the shore, looming behind buildings and roads as an ominous threat while experts monitor the situation. The village has evacuated people from its lowest regions, also pulling fishing vessels and other boats that could be damaged.

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Apple, suppliers invest in China Clean Energy Fund

Apple, suppliers invest in China Clean Energy Fund

China is home to majority of the world’s manufacturing and assembling plants. It is also the most populated country in the world. These two factors together mean that China’s energy requirements and pollution output is higher than any other country and it’s not a sustainable situation, especially for those invested in China’s products. That’s why Apple and some of its suppliers are creating a fund that will help those suppliers switch over to renewable energy in the long run.

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