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November, 2016

 

Australia Bans Cosmetic Animal Testing Nationwide

Australia Bans Cosmetic Animal Testing Nationwide There’s something powerful happening down under. First, New Zealand banned cosmetic animal testing in 2015, and now, Australia is passing a similar ban which will go into effect July 2017. Starting July 2017, Australia will ban cosmetics which have been tested on animals as well as any products containing ingredients that have been tested on animals.The nation will join the ranks of the European Union, Israel, Norway, and Turkey, all of whom have passed similar measures to cut down on animal testing. Thanks toRead More


Tokyo area gets first November dusting of snow in 54 years

Tokyo area gets first November dusting of snow in 54 years Snow fell in Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan on Thursday, with the capital recording its first November snowfall since 1875 when the government started collecting records. The snowfall, while only listed in Tokyo as a “small accumulation” disrupted traffic and spiked electricity demand. Injuries were also reported in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, including people who slipped on snowy roads and suffered fractured bones, according to firefighters and other authorities. East Japan Railway Co. said services on partsRead More


Canadian dollar could take a dive in 2017, experts say

Canadian dollar could take a dive in 2017, experts say Canadians travelling to the United States or buying goods south of the border in 2017 could expect to pay more as the Canadian dollar is expected to retreat, with some economists saying the loonie could swing as low as 70 cents US. According to several recently released forecasts, the Canadian dollar is expected to fall against the backdrop of several factors: a U.S. economy gaining speed, interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve, and oil prices that are projected to remain soft. The loonie stood atRead More


London is getting a naked club night

London is getting a naked club night Despite having existed since the very dawn of humanity, nakedness has somehow managed to become ‘trendy’ in London this year. Trendy in a PR way, at any rate. We’ve already had a naked restaurant, a naked rooftop bar and a naked bike ride this year. Now, perhaps inevitably, London’s getting a naked club night. Get Naked is the name of the event. It launches fortnightly at Soho’s Takeover Bar from October 7. Nakedness isn’t mandatory. Clothes are optional, but anyone willing to drop one’s kecksRead More


NASA Confirms: ‘StarTrek’ EM-Drive Propulsion System

NASA Confirms: ‘StarTrek’ EM-Drive Propulsion System After months of heated debate and leaked documents, NASA’s long-awaited EM Drive paper has finally been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the ‘impossible’ propulsion system appears to work.  Tests carried out by both NASA and independent researchers confirmed that the drive was able to produce thrust in a vacuum that would allow us to reach the moon in just four hours, Mars in 70 days, and Pluto in just 18 months. The full and official peer-reviewed paper regarding the drive appeared onlineRead More