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Chinese tourists are boycotting APA hotels in droves, one of Japan’s largest hotel chains, after people discovered it had placed books denying the Nanjing massacre throughout its rooms. The book, titled “Theoretical Modern History II — The Real History of Japan,” was written by the CEO of the APA Group, Toshio Motoya, who wrote under […]

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A new photo taken by a spacecraft near Saturn shows a small moon making waves in the planet’s rings. The photo, captured by the Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 16, reveals the moon Daphnis as it makes its way around the huge world, orbiting within a gap in the planet’s distinctive rings.  SEE ALSO: Actual footage […]

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New photos released by SpaceX Wednesday show just how sci-fi their rocket landings really are. The back-lit images reveal the first stage of the Elon Musk-founded company’s Falcon 9 rocket coming in for a landing on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 14.  SEE ALSO: SpaceX’s breathtaking bullseye rocket landing in gifs […]

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President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrongly suggested on Wednesday that scientists still don’t know exactly why climate change is happening. Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, claimed during his Senate confirmation hearing that climate experts are still debating the extent to which human activity is driving up […]

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Climate scientists around the world just announced that 2016 is the warmest year on record, beating out 2015 and 2014 for the dubious distinction.  The temperature milestone means that 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001, with each of the past three years setting global heat records.  SEE ALSO: […]

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The Women’s March on Washington is set to be one of the largest acts of protest and solidarity the U.S. has seen in years — potentially decades — with up to 400,000 protesters expected to attend. And while many people won’t be able to make it to the nation’s capital to join the massive movement […]

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Bangkok will hold its first gay pride parade later this year, a long 11 years after its last. While Thailand has held a pride event each year in the island of Phuket, the pride parade coming back to the capital is a show of unity for the local LGBTQ community, one of the organisers said. […]

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There are toilets, and then there are Japanese toilets. Often more sophisticated than their western counterparts, even public toilets come with various features such as heated  seats, in-built bidets and some even play you music. SEE ALSO: NYC toilets are rated by poop emoji on this Instagram Tourists are often unable to understand the many […]

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Warning: This post contains graphic and upsetting videos. Gaunt sun bears in an Indonesia zoo, so hungry they’ve taken to begging visitors for food and eating their own faeces, have been captured on video by animal rights activists. Footage shot by the Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group showed several emaciated bears at a zoo in […]

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The Obama administration wrote a second check for $500 million on Tuesday to the Green Climate Fund, an international organization designed to help the developing world adapt to global warming and deploy more clean energy technologies.  The announcement from the State Department comes less than three days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. During the […]

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India’s southern state of Kerala is now home to the country’s first school for transgender people.  Set up by an LGBTQ activist in the city of Kochi, Sahaj International will admit transgender adults who dropped out of mainstream schooling because of discrimination, the BBC reported.  SEE ALSO: India’s first transgender college principal resigns as colleagues […]

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Scientists stationed in East Antarctica are being forced to evacuate after another big ice crack appeared near their base.  The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said it was making a highly unusual move and closing its Halley VI Research Station during Antarctica’s winter season, which runs from March to November 2017.  Scientists will evacuate in March, […]

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India will soon beat Australia to house the world’s biggest cricket stadium.   The Sardar Patel Stadium in Gujarat state is being rebuilt to seat 110,000 people. It will surpass the 90,000-seat Melbourne Cricket Ground on completion, the Press Trust of India reported. The stadium could seat 54,000 before being razed down.  SEE ALSO: Stadium […]

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