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Good News: 200 Million Less People Are Living With Hunger Today Than in 1990

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Amidst the gloom and doom of the daily news cycle comes a decisively positive headline: the number of hungry people worldwide has declined from roughly one billion in 1990 to around 795 million today, according to a U.N. report released on Wednesday. This achievement is even more impressive when you consider the fact that Earth’s population has increased by roughly two billion people in the past 25 years, from 5.3 billion in 1990 to 7.3 billion in 2015. According to the United

Former Factory Worker Invents A “Chairless Chair” So You Can Sit Anywhere (Video)

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Swiss ergonomics company Noonee has created an exoskeleton for your legs that allows you to sit anywhere. It may seem awkward at first, but using the “Chairless Chair” is as simple as pushing a button and sitting back. When you sit back the device locks into place, putting you in a stable seated position with support. The device, which weighs roughly four-and-a-half pounds, is made of carbon fiber and aluminum. It also features a 6-volt battery that can last up to 8

Forget the Arrests — FIFA Czar Sepp Blatter Is Getting A Major Pass Right Now (Editorial)

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This morning, I joined the tens of millions of people around the world celebrating the news that 14 officials from FIFA — the world governing body for the sport of soccer — had been indicted on charges of corruption. But noticeably absent from those indictments was the name of FIFA’s current president, Sepp Blatter. Blatter has been running the organization for nearly two decades now, and has played a major role in the organization’s push to increase the sport’s popularity in

U.S. Justice Dept. Acknowledges Domestic Drone Use By FBI, DEA and Other Agencies With New Guidelines

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On Friday (5/22), the U.S. Justice Department released its first ever written guidelines for domestic drone use. The move marks the first time that the government has publicly acknowledged that the FBI, DEA and other federal agencies have been using unmanned aerial drones for operations within the United States. According to the AP, “The unmanned aircraft already have been used in kidnapping, drug and fugitive cases, as well as search and rescue operations, the department said.” The guidelines also suggest that these agencies