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Some farmers in Thailand are still forcing monkeys to harvest coconuts even after a 2019 investigation led to companies, supermarkets, and the Thai government promised to help stop the cruel animal labor practice. According to National Geographic though, Target and Costco "announced that they'll no longer stock products from companies found to use monkey labor."… READ THE REST
Many of them are surprisingly talkative, but one suspects that even then they are just annoyed at being offered an inedible snack. READ THE REST
This is Baarack, a merino ram found wandering around regional Australia. Normally, sheep—which do not shed—must get an annual haircut. Fortunately, a nonprofit animal sanctuary called Edgar's Mission came to the rescue. See the "after photo" below along with a video of the shearing. From The Guardian: The hirsute ovine was found near Lancefield in Victoria,… READ THE REST
Terms like revolutionary and groundbreaking get thrown around a lot in the tech arena. Sometimes, they're warranted. Other times…not so much. Then, there are buzzy new paradigm-shifting technologies that, even for all of their press, might actually be underrated in light of their ultimate global impact. Those keyed in the know that blockchaining is the… READ THE REST
Here's an entirely uncontroversial statement: the convenience of smartphones and tablets is amazing. At no point in human history has so much information, communication, and entertainment been available in such a tiny package. But, that minuscule size is one of the only downsides of a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop. If you want to… READ THE REST
No one needs to tell you that the cost of higher education is astronomical. A year of tuition and fees at the average American private university will cost over $37,000, while even a public school option for in-state students will likely set you back over $10,000 a year. Heap on housing, food, and utilities, as… READ THE REST