US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia

US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia
(CNN)US authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. "We can't control what happens in foreign countries, but what we can control is a restriction on imports on parts of the animals," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.The number of elephants in the wild plummeted 30% overall between 2007 and 2014, despite large scale conservation efforts. In some places it has dropped more than 75% due

Minecraft announces new aquatic update, opening up underwater worlds for you to explore

Minecraft announces new aquatic update, opening up underwater worlds for you to explore
During the MineCon Earth 2017 livestream on Saturday, the game’s development team revealed a new slew of features coming to the iconic game, including massively expanded oceans complete with dolphins. The update is called, appropriately enough, “The Update Aquatic,” and it’s one of a few changes to the game teased by video game developer Mojang on Saturday. The update will also include new water physics, explorable underwater shipwrecks, oceanic terrain, and tridents, a new combination ranged/melee weapon perfectly suited

21 unexpected ways to give back and do good on Black Friday.

21 unexpected ways to give back and do good on Black Friday.
Thanksgiving is around the corner and you know what that means ... Black Friday and all its beautiful madness is almost upon us. Photo by Powhusku/Flickr. Sure, it's crowded and intense, but those glorious sales make it worth it, right? Maybe you'll find that game system your kids have been begging for marked down 50% or a pair of earrings you could never justify buying for yourself until the price hit the floor. Regardless of why someone chooses to

For Lemurs, Indulging In A Spot Of “Stink-Flirting” Is The Way To A Female’s Heart

For Lemurs, Indulging In A Spot Of “Stink-Flirting” Is The Way To A Female’s Heart
Living on an island and existing in isolation can cause all sorts of bizarre behavior, especialy if there’s no one else to compare just how weird you are with. For lemurs, which only inhabit the island of Madagascar, this is often demonstrably true. The latest in a long line of strange habits researchers have discovered lemurs have evolved or adapted is “stink flirting”. Yes, you read that right. And, no, it doesn’t sound sexy. Researchers at the University of Toronto

Advertisers Can Target Potential Consumers With Just One Facebook Like

Advertisers Can Target Potential Consumers With Just One Facebook Like
Lately, there's been a lot of talk about Facebook ads and how they may or may not have influenced the results of certain recent elections. As research has shown, it's becoming ever easier to target consumers with personalized messages, using their digital footprints to identify key personality traits. In fact, depressingly, computers may know us better than our friends and family. That same experiment found spouses still have an edge over machines – for the time being anyway. In a

In the Future, Well Love Our Robot Pets, But Will They Love Us Back?

In the Future, Well Love Our Robot Pets, But Will They Love Us Back?
Humans are obsessed with robots. Leonardo da Vinci attempted to build one in the 16th century, and the Jetsons were served by Rosie the robot maid. Todays pop culture robots are indistinguishable from living, breathing humans (some examples: Blade Runner, Westworld, Ex Machina,and Black Mirror).Were obsessed with the pursuit of replicating or replacing ourselves. But strangely, the same obsession hasnt really been applied to pets.aibo (stylized in all lowercase letters, as opposed to its all-caps predecessor AIBO) might change

Doctor Falsely Diagnoses Healthy People With Cancer In $35 Million Fraud Scheme

Doctor Falsely Diagnoses Healthy People With Cancer In $35 Million Fraud Scheme
Cancer is one of the most common and most feared diseases in the world. In fact, 38.5% of people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. As a result, a great deal of time and money is being poured into research so that we can make this disease a thing of the past. It is highly likely that you know someone with the disease because there are so many different types of cancer. Unfortunately, this all-too-common disease can

These Are The Most Dangerous Sexual Activities In The World, According To Science

These Are The Most Dangerous Sexual Activities In The World, According To Science
People do die having sex; if they don’t, they can get severely injured. This is something that’s notoriously difficult to categorize or rank, though. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lets you see how many people in the US have died from “exposure to sunlight”, so it caters to vampires, but the closest we can find to sex-based injury appears to be the very ambiguous “overexertion from repetitive movements” and “exposure to vibration.” Even the estimates

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting.The chat, while brief, looked friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.
This is what it looks like when a piece of coral dies. This is a phenomenon known as coral bleaching, now captured in the award-winning documentary "Chasing Coral." To get these impressive shots, a team of photographers, divers, and scientists traveled the world to capture time-lapse photographs of coral bleaching events. "The beauty with time-lapse photography is that you have the ability to shift how we as humans see and perceive changes that may move in the slow lane,"

This Is What Donald Trump Would Look Like With Normal Hair

This Is What Donald Trump Would Look Like With Normal Hair
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has been in the public eye for decades. That means he’s been fair game for the more creative folks among us to photoshop the now American President into fictional situations. Check out this hilarious seasonal ‘shop for a laugh: Not too shabby, right? It’s possibly even presidential. Maybe someone should suggest to the Commander in Chief that he should get a haircut ASAP. The photo gives Trump a much more average hairline,

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.
Creeps faced a reckoning. Thanksgiving is almost here. And black women had another week of turning everything they touch into gold. This is the fourth edition of "This week in black women," a weekly column dedicated to signal-boosting the black women who make the world spin. I've got cheers and shoutouts for a much-needed video game, the mother of black Hollywood, an Olympic fencer turned toy, a Republican (yes, really!), a two-time award-winning author, and so much more. Let's

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

This hilarious ad for a 1996 Honda is the perfect commentary on materialism.

This hilarious ad for a 1996 Honda is the perfect commentary on materialism.
When Carrie Hollenbeck needed to sell her 1996 Honda Accord, with over 140,000 lifetime miles on it, having a filmmaker boyfriend paid off. Big time. Max and Carrie. Photo used with permission Max Lanman had the idea to produce an actual commercial to advertise his girlfriend's jalopy. But this wouldn't be some low-budget production for a 4 a.m. run on the local access cable channel. Oh no. Not at all. “I thought it would be hilarious to make a

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry
Despite living on a planet that is two-thirds covered by water, even today we still know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what is going on under the surface of our own oceans. Over a decade after the first series graced our screens, Blue Planet II returns to give us just a small snapshot of what lies beneath the waves. The breath-taking documentary takes us on a whirlwind tour from the frigid polar seas of the