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Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?

Flamingos are striking not only for their brilliant pink plumes, but for how they often stand on a single slender leg, even when asleep. Now scientists find that standing on one leg may counter-intuitively require less effort for flamingos than standing on two. It’s a finding that could help lead to more stable legged robots and better prosthetic legs.
The One-Legged Problem
One prior explanation for the mystery of why flamingos stand on one leg is that it conserved body heat, as doing

Death From Below: Invasive Lionfish Lurking in Deep Reefs, Sending Hungry Reinforcements to the Shallows

In the last few decades, scientists have come to appreciate the incredible creatures living on the reefs that lie just below conventional diving limits in what is called the mesophotic zone. These incredible biodiversity hotspots are home to more endemic species than shallower reefs, and conservationists are hopeful they may serve as refuges—pockets of relatively pristine habitat out of reach of anthropogenic stressors—where species under threat from pollution, overfishing, and even the effe

5 interview hacks to crush it and land the job of your dreams

You have more control than you think in a job interview — it’s up to you to take it.

How to hide your embarrassing Instagram posts

Have some questionable, overly-edited Instagram posts from years ago? Us too.

New terror attack hits Europe. Will tourists keep coming?

Europe has been hit by another deadly terrorist attack that could prompt tourists to rethink plans to visit the region.

Trump wants to sell half of emergency US oil reserve

The federal government has stashed away nearly 700 million barrels of oil to shield Americans from a shock that would send gasoline prices spiking.

Seth Rich’s brother pleads with Hannity to stop spreading conspiracy theory

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Carrier plant that Trump helped save will cut 300 jobs right before Christmas

Donald Trump may have convinced Carrier not to move its Indianapolis furnace plant to Mexico. But the company is still shipping about 300 of its jobs to Mexico right before Christmas.

Roger Moore helped turn Bond into a $7 billion business

Roger Moore was the fourth of seven actors to appear on the silver screen as James Bond.

Vermont could become the next state to legalize pot

The Green Mountain State could get a little greener.

Apple hires first VP of diversity

Apple has hired its first head of diversity.

Amazon hit by protests over ads on Breitbart

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Fox News removes false story on Seth Rich’s murder — six days after it was debunked

Fox News on Tuesday removed from its site an inaccurate story that peddled a conspiracy theory about the murder of Democratic National Committee Staffer Seth Rich. The story had remained online for almost a week after CNN pointed out basic problems with its assertions.

NYC drivers get $900 back from Uber after it took too big of a cut

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Senate Democrats pledge to force release of ethics waivers

Senate Democrats say they’re ready to force the White House to hand over any ethics waivers it has granted to executive branch officials.

The case for why InfoWars’ White House press pass is a good thing

InfoWars is the fringe right-wing outlet best known for spreading 9/11 Truther theories, the scurrilous idea that the massacre at Sandy Hook was a hoax, and a founder who has ranted about malevolent forces conspiring to put things in the water to “turn the freaking frogs gay.”

This Obama-era retirement rule survived Trump

Despite early opposition from the Trump administration, an Obama-era retirement rule is going forward.

Google expands ad tracking in the real world

Next time you see an ad on Google, the company might be able to tell if you went out and bought it in a brick-and-mortar store.

FCC won’t take action against Colbert over Trump joke

The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it will not take any action over a joke made by Stephen Colbert about President Donald Trump.