Men trying to cool off during the intense heat wave that took hold of India in 2015. Saikat Paul/Shutterstock
This year will likely be the warmest on record, with the period of 2011-2015 clocking in as the warmest five-year stretch since documentation began, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) state of the global climate report.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
The story of Pony has been floating around the Internet for some time. Although it seems wrapped up in urban legend or has perhaps been treated with skepticism through sheer disbelief, numerous sources have told the deeply dark and distressing story of Pony.
She was used as a sex slave in the village of Kareng Pangi, Central Kalimantan in the depths of Indonesian Borneo. Men visiting the brothel would have a choice to pay for sex with a woman or Pony.
Researchers think they’ve stumbled upon a new kind of particle. Known as Type-II Weyl fermions, the material they are thought to hide in responds dynamically to nearby magnetic fields, causing it to switch between an electrical conductor and an insulator depending on which direction the induced current is traveling in. This adaptability suggests that the particles could be used to create highly efficient transistor components in electronics worldwide.
General relativity isn’t only a powerfully descriptive theory, but there’s a beauty in its elegance.
One hundred years ago this month, an obscure German physicist named Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Science his General Theory of Relativity. Nothing prior had prepared scientists for such a radical re-envisioning of the foundations of reality.