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These Are the Best Theme Parks in the U.S. In The Fall

  Jaw dropping thrill rides and dizzying roller coasters can be found all over the U.S., but which ones are truly the best?   With thousands of users and reviews for different attractions around the world, TripAdvisor is a treasure trove of incredible and highly-recommended places to visit on your next vacation. We asked the […]

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Global heating: best and worst case scenarios less likely than thought

Doomsayers and hopemongers alike may need to revise their climate predictions after a study that almost rules out the most optimistic forecasts for global heating while downplaying the likelihood of worst-case scenarios. The international team of scientists involved in the research say they have narrowed the range of probable climate outcomes, which reduces the uncertainty […]

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‘I wanted to take action’: behind the ‘Wall of Moms’ protecting Portland’s protesters

It took the killing of George Floyd to get Jane Ullman to finally pay attention to what the police were up to in America. But it was the sinister sight of federal agents in camouflage snatching demonstrators off the streets of Portland that got her out to protest. The chief financial officer for tech startups […]

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Jeff Divine’s best photograph: a wipeout on surfing’s greatest wave

This wave is known as the Pipeline. It breaks near the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island. It’s one of the pinnacles of surf culture. In the 1970s, when this shot was taken, it was probably the most radical wave in the world. We knew of nothing else like it. To catch a […]

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What is the future of the UN in the age of impunity?

Even at the best of times, there is a wide scope for misunderstanding in modern international relations, says António Guterres, the UN secretary general. “When two diplomats meet”, he says, “there are at least six perceptions to manage: how the two perceive themselves, how they perceive each other – and how they think the other […]

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‘Virtually entire’ fashion industry complicit in Uighur forced labour, say rights groups

Many of the world’s biggest fashion brands and retailers are complicit in the forced labour and human rights violations being perpetrated on millions of Uighur people in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says a coalition of more than 180 human rights groups. There is mounting global outrage over the atrocities being committed against the […]

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Roman amphoras discovered in frozen seafood shop in Spain

Police conducting a routine inspection of a frozen seafood shop in eastern Spain have netted 13 Roman amphoras and an 18th-century metal anchor, all of which were apparently found by the owner’s son on fishing trips and used to decorate the premises. After stopping in at the shop in the coastal town of Santa Pola, […]

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Newly excavated tools suggest humans lived in North America at least 30,000 years ago

Tools excavated from a cave in central Mexico are strong evidence that humans were living in North America at least 30,000 years ago, some 15,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday. The artefacts, including 1,900 stone tools, showed human occupation of the high-altitude Chiquihuite cave over a 20,000-year period, they reported in […]