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Cataclysmic eruption may have kicked off ‘worst year' in history for humans – study

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The bubonic plague years and the breakout of two World Wars were terrible times. But these were not the worst periods to be alive, scientists claim in new research. It’s the year 536. The 6th century year is thought to have been the beginning of bizarrely cold and dark summers, blamed for causing crop failure Read More

Biofuel groups ask federal judge to freeze U.S. refinery waiver program

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group representing biofuel companies asked a federal judge on Tuesday to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop exempting small refineries from renewable fuel laws until a lawsuit challenging the agency’s actions is resolved. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters Read More

Dinner with lotto winner? 23-year-old millionaire offering suitors £60k to date (PHOTOS)

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Rich in money but perhaps poor in romance, the youngest person to scoop a million pound lotto prize in Britain is reportedly ready to shell out £60,000 a year to the man of her dreams. Jane Park was just 17 when she claimed a one million pound prize back in 2013, thus also gaining the Read More

Mummified cats, scarabs, and a 4,500-year-old ‘untouched’ tomb unearthed in Egypt

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When archaeologists made their way through a 4,500-year-old necropolis and found an extraordinarily rare collection of mummified cats and beetles, they could hardly imagine their exploration would lead on to something even bigger. On Saturday, a team of explorers crept through walls dating back to about 2,500 BC and unearthed a collection of cat mummies Read More

Temporally challenged: 69yo man fights to legally change his age… for more Tinder dates

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Inspired by people who legally change their name or gender, a 69-year-old Dutchman has launched an unlikely legal bid to change his age because he ‘identifies’ as 49 and feels the difference in decades is ruining his love life. Temporally-challenged Emile Ratelband claims he is being discriminated against for his age and says he is Read More

Tinkering with time: 69yo man fights to legally change his age… for more Tinder dates

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Inspired by people who legally change their name or gender, a 69-year-old Dutchman has launched an unlikely legal bid to change his age because he ‘identifies’ as 49 and feels the difference in decades is ruining his love life. Temporally-challenged Emile Ratelband claims he is being discriminated against for his age and says he is Read More

Prison time, hefty fines for data privacy violations: draft U.S. Senate bill

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Democratic U.S. senator on Thursday unveiled draft legislation that would allow hefty fines and as much as 20-year prison terms for executives who violate privacy and cybersecurity standards. FILE PHOTO: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing evaluating the Intelligence Community Assessment on “Russian Activities and Read More

Germany's ProSieben buys U.S. online dating site eharmony

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FRANKFURT/MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media said on Monday it had bought U.S. online dating site eharmony, in the first significant deal since it carved out a new e-commerce joint venture with General Atlantic. The logo of Germany’s biggest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG is pictured in front of their headquarters in Unterfoehring, near Munich, Read More