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    If all of the ice in the world melted, sea levels would raise some 216 feet. But what exactly would that look like? And more specifically, what would such a worse-case scenario mean for the Earth’s population?

    National Geographic has created a fascinating visual representation of this thought experiment and provided an analysis of how each continent would be affected by such a catastrophic change.

    First off, this is not a blanket statement about climate change. As National Geographic notes, even scientists tracking the melting of ice around the world say it would take some 5,000 years for all the world’s ice to melt.

    Still, it’s interesting to look at exactly what would happen if this scenario was taken to its most extreme conclusion.

    As a result of the drastic rise in sea levels, the average temperature around the Earth would rise from 58 degrees to 80 degrees.

    In North America, the entire Atlantic seaboard would vanish beneath the waves, including Florida and the Gulf Coast. Much of

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  • In February 1967, a 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle was stolen from a man's backyard in Omaha, Neb. More than 45 years later, that same bike was found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents at a Los Angeles port.

    The bike was on its way to Yokohama, Japan, when authorities from customs decided to take a closer look, the Orange County Register reported. Upon seeing that bike's vehicle identification number (VIN) matched a bike that was reported stolen way back when, agents seized the bike.

    The bike, estimated to be worth around $9,000, was then sent to the California Highway Patrol, which  tracked down the owner, now 72 and still living in Nebraska.

    Via the OC Register:

    Lou Koven, special agent for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, who was in charge of finding the owner, said the owner was in disbelief and shock when contacted about the motorcycle, which had an estimated value of $9,000. When it was stolen, the bike was worth $300.

    "He thought I was scamming him," Koven

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  • The curators of DreamsCloud say analyzing your dreams is like training a muscle (DreamsCloud)

    The average person will spend five years of life dreaming — that’s more than 100,000 dreams over a 70-year lifetime. Still, not many of us spend more than a few passing moments reflecting on what those nightly dreams say about our waking life.

    But would you give them more credence if you could get free feedback from licensed psychologists and other dream experts?

    The curators behind DreamsCloud says dreams are the world’s common language, and they’ve got some evidence to support it: Hundreds of thousands of users already have shared their personal dreams across the site and its mobile app.

    Here’s how the site works: You upload a description of your dream to the site or mobile app and within 24 hours you receive a “reflection,” i.e. analysis, of your dream from the DreamsCloud team of experts.

    “We believe that the social media platform can be used to communicate, interact and help society better understand their dreams,” DreamsCloud Chairman and co-founder Jean-Marc Emden told Yahoo

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  • Miley & Rihanna Stun With Racy Red Carpet Looks!
    Miley & Rihanna Stun With Racy Red Carpet Looks!

    Miley Cyrus & Rihanna left little to the imagination on Wednesday when they hit the red carpet in very revealing looks.

  • N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears
    N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.

  • Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
    Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor.

  • Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal
    Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, who witnessed the three-way signing ceremony in Brussels as he prepares to leave office on Friday, said: "There is now no reason for people in Europe to stay cold this winter. ...

  • Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data
    Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

    A new piece of malware that can spy on a user’s computer has been discovered, Wired reports, with researchers also having found a clever way for the program to communicate with its creators: Google’s popular Gmail email service. FROM EARLIER: You can force your way into Google’s Inbox even without an invite Security startup Shape Security says it found a new strain of malware that’s able to read instructions from Gmail drafts and respond to the hacker’s commands without the user actually noticing anything happening on the computer. “What we’re seeing here is command and control that’s using a fully allowed service, and that makes it superstealthy and very hard to identify,” Shape security researcher Wade Williamson said. “It’s stealthily passing

  • Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes

    By Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slogging toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, moving at speeds of 10 to 15 yards (meters) an hour as it bubbled over a cemetery and reached the community's outskirts. ...

  • NATO reports 'large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace
    NATO reports 'large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace

    NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days. "These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," NATO said. The planes, which included strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft, were detected over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, it said. NATO allies sent up aircraft to intercept and identify the Russian planes which were continually tracked on the ground as well, it said in a report from its SHAPE military headquarters in Mons, western Belgium.

  • On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola
    On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola

    Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.

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