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Goodbye to ‘A Beautiful Mind': Famed Mathematician John Nash Dies In Car Crash

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The famed mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John Nash, whose life and battles with mental illness were the subject of the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind“, died in a fatal car crash on Saturday (5/23) at the age of 86. His wife Alicia was also killed in the crash. According to The New York Times, “Dr. Nash, and his wife, Alicia, 82, were in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike in Monroe Township around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control while trying

50 Million Gallons of Water Lost Into San Francisco Bay After Vandals Attack Dam

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Like more than 90% of California, the county of Alameda — located just east of San Francisco Bay — is currently in a state of severe drought. On Thursday (5/21), Alameda’s water shortage just became even more dire after vandals destroyed an inflatable dam on Alameda Creek, causing nearly 50 million gallons of water to spill into San Francisco Bay. According to officials from the Alameda County Water District, the amount of water lost would have been enough to serve 500 families for

Update: China’s Richest Man Bet On His Own Company’s Stock Crashing

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The story of Chinese billionaire Li Hejun and the epic collapse of his solar panel company Hanergy Thin Film Solar just got a shade more shady. On Wednesday (5/20), Hanergy stock lost a staggering 47% of its value in just 24 minutes. Hejun, who owns 80% of the company’s stock, was estimated to have lost $15 billion during the crash. But new reports indicate that Hejun may have actually profited off of the epic collapse of Hanergy stock. According to CNN Money,

Ireland Becomes First Country to Legalize Gay Marraige By Popular Vote

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In a historic referendum on Friday, the citizens of Ireland voted to approve a constitutional amendment that will legalize same-sex marriage in the country. Irish officials report that the referendum generated an “unusually high” voter turnout. Though the final results are not yet in, officials say that around 75% of the votes counted so far are in favor of the proposal, and prominent figures who campaigned against the measure have already conceded defeat. The approval of the proposal will mark the

Watch: Canadian Man Sets Guinness World Record for Farthest Hoverboard Flight

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It seems that the age of hoverboards predicted in Back to the Future may have finally arrived. On Friday (5/22), officials from Guinness World Records confirmed that Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru had set a new world record when he traveled just over 905 feet (276 m) on a self-made hoverboard back in August. Check out video of the new world record below: The record-setting flight took place over the waters of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada. Catalin reached a height of 5 meters (16.5 feet)

The Richest Man In China Just Lost $15 Billion In 24 Minutes. Here’s How

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It has been an extremely rough week for billionaire Li Hejun, China’s (now former) richest man. Hejun is the chairman of Hanergy, a solar panel firm known for producing thinner, more flexible panels than its competition. During trading in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Hanergy stock lost a whopping 47% of its value in just 24 minutes, wiping $18.6 billion off of the company’s market value. Hejun, who owns 80% of Hanergy’s shares, lost roughly $15 billion as a result of the

Up to 100,000 Gallons of Oil Just Spilled Along the California Coast

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Officials from the Plains All American Pipeline company are scrambling to deal with the aftermath of an oil spill after one of its pipelines ruptured on Tuesday (5/20). According to CNN, “The 24-inch pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast, leaking the oil near Refugio State Beach, a protected state park.”   Earlier today, Rick McMichael, the company’s director of pipeline operations, said that up to 105,000 gallons of oil may have been spilt as a result of the rupture, though he called

This 60-Second Time-Lapse Video Shows The Birth of Bees Like Never Before

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Anand Varma is an extremely talented photographer with a special passion for wildlife. In his most recent project — a collaboration with National Geographic — Varma raised a colonies of bees in front of a camera in his backyard in order to capture the mesmerizing process of bee development: from egg to adulthood in 21 days. Check it out in the video below: Bees play an extremely crucial role in our society by being the primary pollinators of the fruits, nuts and vegetables

NASA Radar Saves 4 Men In Nepal By Detecting Their Heartbeats Beneath Rubble

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A few years ago, NASA began developing a small, portable radar device called FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response). The device works by sending out microwave signals and then analyzing the resulting echoes when they bounce off of different objects. The device is so sensitive that it can detect a person’s breathing and heartbeat. And that’s exactly what it did earlier this month, when it was used to locate four men who were trapped beneath rubble in the aftermath of

Texas Governor Signs Law That Bans Cities From Banning Fracking and Drilling

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As a staunch Republican, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is a big advocate of conservative ideals, especially the principle of limiting big government in favor of increased local control. But it seems that those conservative convictions go right out the window when Abbott is looking out for his friends in the oil and gas industry. On Monday, Abbott signed a new law (HB40) that prevents cities from passing local bans on fracking and drilling, giving the state exclusive control over how oil and gas operations are regulated in Texas. The

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