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Finnish Millionaire Gets A $58,000 Ticket for Going 64 In A 50

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Traffic tickets are done a little differently in Finland. Like other Nordic countries, Finland has a long history of promoting social equality through their progressive tax system and extensive spending on social programs. But that progressive mindset also extends to punishments. In other words, the people of Finland believe that things like traffic tickets should hurt the wealthy just as much as they hurt those who are less well off. So when Finnish millionaire Reima Kuisla was pulled over for driving 64 miles per

This Major Greek Bank Is Writing Off Debts Up To $21,600 For Its Poorest Clients

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Since the beginning of the debt crisis in 2009, both the country and the people of Greece have struggled under the weight of large sums of debt. Now, one of the country’s biggest banks has announced plans to forgive or restructure the debts of its poorest clients to help ease some of the financial burden on them. In a statement, the Bank of Piraeus called the economic situation in Greece a “humanitarian crisis”, and announced that it would be writing off the debts of

Americans Waste $37 Billion A Year On Unused Mobile Data

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Roughly 85 percent of smartphone users in the United States are paying for more data than they need. According to Vocativ, the average value of this unused data is about $27.86 per line per month ($334.32/year). That equates to roughly $36.9 billion worth of data wasted every year by American smartphone users. But the 15 percent of users who aren’t buying more data than they need are no better off, since they get charged for exceeding their data limits. When you factor in these overage

Cuba Has Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine for 20 Years. Now It’s Heading to the US

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During the early 1990s, the Cuban government’s Molecular Immunology Center began testing a groundbreaking lung cancer vaccine called CimaVax. Besides treating the symptoms of the disease, the vaccine also helps prevents recurrence of the cancer. With Cuba and the United States normalizing relations in December, CimaVax could be available in the U.S. in the not so distant future. Kelvin Lee is the chief of immunology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. “This vaccine is cheap to make, it is effective and it

These Are the World’s 5 Happiest and 5 Least Happy Countries, According to the UN

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Once a year, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative sponsored by the United Nations, creates an index of the happiest countries in the world. According to the BBC, the World Happiness Report is based on data gathered by the Gallup World Poll, taking into account variables like, “real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms.” This year, European countries claimed four of the five top spots, with Switzerland claiming the title of world’s happiest country. The United States came in

Chinese Scientists Just Genetically Modified Human Embryos for the First Time Ever

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In a controversial breakthrough, a group of Chinese researchers has admitted to tweaking the genes of human embryos for the first time in human history. The scientists used a genome-editing enzyme called CRISPR/Cas9, which has the ability to cut out damaged segments of DNA (that may carry genetic defects) and replace those segments with healthy DNA. In other words, CRISPR could potentially be used to “cleanse” a child’s genome of deadly or debilitating genetic diseases while he or she is still just an embryo. However, the enzyme can also make

Wireless Companies Beware- Google Just Launched Its Very Own Mobile Service

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Early on Thursday (4/24), Google shook up the mobile industry by officially unveiling its new wireless service, Project Fi. The service is still in the “early access program” stage, so for now it will be limited to owners of the Google Nexus 6 cell phone (it also requires a special SIM card). Project Fi is unique from other wireless services in that customers will only have to pay for the data they actually use. Data is sold in 1GB blocks, and consumers will be refunded

Chinese Construction Workers Just Stumbled Upon Dozens of Dinosaur Eggs

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The city of Heyuan in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has quite the collection of dinosaur eggs. Dubbed the “Home of Dinosaurs,” Heyuan earned a Guinness World Record in 2004 for having the world’s largest collection of dinosaur eggs. That collection just got a bit larger, after construction workers doing road repairs stumbled upon a cache of 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs on Sunday. The eggs were discovered right in the heart of downtown Heyuan. According to Huang Zhiqing, deputy director of the Heyuan

Nearly A Third of the Fighters In Yemen’s Civil War Are Children

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A substantial portion of the fighting in Yemen is being done by young men who aren’t even old enough to vote yet. According to Julien Harneis, UNICEF’s representative in Yemen, nearly one out of every three fighters in Yemen is under the age of 18. “You can say that up to a third of fighters in the armed groups in Yemen are children… We are seeing children in battle, at check-points and unfortunately among (those) killed and injured,” Harneis told the AFP during a

Breathtaking Pictures and Video from Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Eruption

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At around 6 p.m. (local time) yesterday, Chile’s Calbuco Volcano came to life, spewing a massive column of ash and smoke into the air. Authorities quickly established an evacuation zone for anybody living within a 20km (12.4-mile) radius of the volcano; some 4,000 were evacuated. According to Chile’s Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo, there have been no deaths, injuries or reports of missing persons so far. It has been 42 years since Calbuco last erupted. Check out a few incredible pictures and videos (including

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