This Map Lets You Listen To The World Without Human Noise

It’s no secret: we humans are a noisy lot. From the booming base of music festivals to the rush hour horns and squealing breaks, noise pollution is everywhere and it’s hurting humans and animals alike. To highlight these issues, Sounding Nature has compiled the largest global collection of natural sounds completed with nearly 500 recordings void of human disturbance from 55 different countries, from buggy wetlands to windswept cliffsides featuring animals from around the world, such as the soothing songs …

This Squid Emoji Might Be Cute, But It’s Really Annoying Biologists

From the outrageous scandal of the three-legged lobster to the bland bagel that angered New Yorkers, emojis are never far from controversy. It turns out, there is yet another anatomically incorrect emoji that’s gone unnoticed for over two years. The ever-entertaining Monterey Bay Aquarium Twitter feed has pointed out that Apple’s squid emoji is actually “upside down”. As the prestigious aquarium noted in a stream of shade-throwing tweets, the chirpy-looking squid has a siphon on the front of its face, just like “a …

Tommy Lee and son Brandon make amends months after physical altercation: ‘I love you son’

“I love you son,” Tommy captioned the black-and-white snap. (Instagram) Tommy Lee Claims He Paid $130,000 For Brandon’s Rehab Following Son’s Threatening Post As ET previously reported, Tommy and Brandon’s public feud began in March, after the actor allegedly assaulted his father in his bedroom at his home in Calabasas, California. Since then, the two have shared plenty of cryptic posts via social media. Tommy Lee’s Son Brandon Shares Video Of His Unconscious Dad A source told ET in June that Brandon was tired of …

Michigan boy, 12, rakes leaves to raise money for gravestone of friend who died of cancer

Kenneth “K.J.” Gross, left, and Kaleb Klakulak before K.J.’s death. (Kristy Hall) However, K.J.’s mom couldn’t afford a grave marker, so Kaleb has been raking leaves, collecting bottles and soliciting PayPal donations on social media to help raise $2,500 — the cost of a headstone, as The Detroit News reported. He’s raised $900 so far and given the money to K.J.’s mother, LaSondra “San” Singleton. Kaleb with K.J. (Kristy Hall) Kaleb’s mom, Kristy Hall, helped him get started with the fundraising …

Sister of rock fan who died in a mosh pit pays tribute

“It sounds very clichéd to say this because everyone says this about their loved ones, but he really was the most kind, caring and gentle person you could have ever met.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bring Me The Horizon, one of Ali’s favourite bands, paid tribute to him following his death Following the 30 November gig, Bring Me The Horizon issued a statement paying their respects to Ali and offering their condolences to his family and friends. “Words …

Aaron Carter addresses ‘rumors’ he and girlfriend Lina Valentina are expecting their first child together

On Nov. 21, the 30-year-old singer responded to a fan about being in a great spot in his life, teasing that he and his girlfriend were preparing for a baby. “I’m in such an amazing place mentally, physically & emotionally,” he wrote. “I finally bought my first home and I’m going to be proposing soon to my gf and we might just be expecting…” In a separate Instagram post a month earlier, Carter wrote to Valentina, “I WILL marry you baby …

He wanted a career in tech. This foundation shaped his future and changed his life.

In eighth grade, Steven Kwan didn’t know if he wanted a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), but he knew that he wanted a $1,000 scholarship for college. Steven Kwan in eighth grade, when he started with TAF. Photo courtesy of Steven Kwan. Kwan’s parents, first-generation immigrants from China, had always stressed the importance of education, so when the Seattleite reached the eighth grade he understood that he’d have to start saving for college. When Kwan learned that …

Equifax breach was entirely preventable had it used basic security measures, says House report

A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems were old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures — like patching vulnerable systems — could’ve prevented its massive data breach last year. It comes a little over a year after Equifax, one of the world’s largest credit rating agencies, confirmed its systems had fallen to hackers. Some 143 million consumers around the world were affected — most of …

Parent ridiculed for delusional ad demanding babysitter be ‘Trump fan,’ ‘pay for snacks’

Among the 14 requirements were some of the typical desires parents might have for anyone watching over their children, such as: good references with phone numbers; a car, driver’s license and clean driving record; CPR certification; and the “preferred” ability to speak two languages, to help expose the children to something new. Delusional Babysitter Requirements from r/ChoosingBeggars However, the list called out some more specific needs that many commenters have taken issue with — specifically, numbers 8-14. GIRLFRIEND’S ‘CONTROLLING’ LIST OF …

THIS Is What Pete Davidson Reportedly Said To Ariana Grande Before Blocking Her On Social Media! – Perez Hilton

Pete Davidson has had ENOUGH! As we reported, through a direct message to a fan, Ariana Grande revealed the Saturday Night Live actor blocked her on social media following their broken engagement. Video: A Young Ariana Adorably Recreates Mean Girls! According to a People report published on Wednesday, the funny man reportedly had harsh words for his ex before severing ties. The insider revealed: “He blocked her and said, ‘Stop reaching out. You’re not good for my health. I can’t have …

Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner Call Out Publication For Claiming Nick And Priyanka’s Wedding Was For Publicity! – Perez Hilton

Don’t mess with the Jonas Brothers or the “J-Sisters”! Both Joe Jonas and fiancee Sophie Turner came to the defense of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas after New York Magazine‘s The Cut published a scathing article, calling their recent nuptials a fake, publicity stunt! The article in question painted the Quantico star out to be nothing but a social climber, hungry for fame and relevancy in Hollywood. Its headline boldly stated, “Is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Love for Real?,” even shared on Twitter with …

Macron promises minimum wage hike in response to violent protests in France

Paris, France (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the minimum wage will be raised and that new taxes on pensions would be scrapped as he responded to weeks of violent protests which have challenged his leadership. While Macron conceded that much of the anger that protesters feel is “just” and that people had “legit concerns,” he condemned the violence which arose during the protests — including cars being set afire and property vandalized. “No anger justifies attacking a policeman …

This organization is helping women take charge of their careers and their finances.

As a young woman, Brandi Tillman never thought of herself as a financial role model. Growing up in Chicago, she was raised to believe that navigating the financial world was a task that was best left to men. “I know firsthand, boys in my family are taught to save money,” says Tillman. “Work a job, save money, ‘this is how you get a house, this is how you get a car.’ The girls [weren’t] taught that [as much].” So it’s …

8 Celebrities Who Watch The Bachelor Religiously Betches

Celebrities, they’re just like us! They get divorced. They abandon social media every so often after realizing how much people suck. They get caught talking sh*t…sort of. Oh, and they waste countless hours of their lives getting wine drunk every Monday and watching The Bachelor. Just, you know, probably with better wine. Who amongst the rich and famous has the same sordid reality TV tastes as you? All the ones you would expect, TBH. I’ll give you a guess: a …