Author Archives: Christopher Carbone

Amazon hit with backlash in India for selling shoes and rugs with images of Hindu gods

Amazon was hit with a social media backlash in India after a range of items bearing images of Hindu gods, including rugs and toilet seat covers, were being sold on its website. Continue reading

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2,000-year-old remains of nomadic ‘royal’ unearthed by Russian farmer includes ‘laughing man,’ haul of jewels and weapons

A farmer digging on his land in Russia discovered something unexpected: a 2,000-year-old burial mound containing the remains and artifacts of a nomadic royal — including a strange “laughing” man skull.  Continue reading

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Costa Rica tree frog found in a box of bananas at grocery store

That’s a very long journey. Continue reading

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Claude Monet haystack painting fetches record-breaking $110.7 million at auction

One of Claude Monet’s iconic paintings of haystacks fetched a record-breaking $110.7 million at an auction on Tuesday in New York. Continue reading

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Danish political candidate puts ad on Pornhub

That’s a different choice. Continue reading

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5,000-year-old grave reveals mass murder of Bronze Age family

It may be one of the oldest cold cases, ever.  Continue reading

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Bill Nye explains global warming: ‘The planet is on f—ing fire’

Science commentator Bill Nye had some choice words on Sunday about the seriousness of global warming and the need for urgent action to combat it. Continue reading

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New Amazon machines can pack 600 orders per hour, could replace thousands of jobs

Amazon is using new machines that would automate a job held by thousands of workers — boxing up orders inside the company’s cavernous warehouses worldwide.  Continue reading

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1,000-year-old psychedelic drug kit contains traces of cocaine, ayahuasca

You never know when your stash might be found. Continue reading

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Rare royal 30-carat Ana Maria pearl brooch set for auction in Geneva

A gorgeous and very rare Ana Maria pearl brooch-watch is set for auction next week in Geneva. Continue reading

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Apple exaggerating iPhone battery life by up to 51 percent, report says

Apple is exaggerating the maximum battery life for several of its iPhones, a new consumer advocacy report concludes. Continue reading

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Real-life ‘Jaws’: Terrifying great white shark image mirrors 1975 classic film

You’re gonna need a bigger boat. Continue reading

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Hubble telescope captures stunning spiral galaxy image

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a majestic spiral galaxy in all its glory. Continue reading

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Killer asteroid destroys New York in simulation exercise

A massive killer asteroid is headed straight for New York. Continue reading

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‘Transformative changes’ are needed to save nature and ourselves, major climate report claims

A range of “transformative changes” — like a revamped food production system and reworked financial sector — are needed to save nature and humanity, according to the first United Nations assessment on the state of nature in 15 years.  Continue reading

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‘Save us from the Satans’: Survivors of Sri Lanka church attack pray

Two weeks after suicide bombers killed 250 and wounded 500 in coordinated attacks at Sri Lankan churches and hotels, worshippers filed slowly into a community hall in the town of Batticaloa on Sunday. Continue reading

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India Cyclone Fani kills at least 33, leaves hundreds of thousands homeless

Cyclone Fani left a massive trail of destruction in its wake, knocking out power, shredding roofs and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless after slamming into eastern India with winds of 125 miles per hour. Continue reading

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Google workers stage sit-in to protest alleged retaliation

Google employees worldwide are staging a sit-in to protest retaliation at the tech giant on the six-month anniversary of the #GoogleWalkout that saw 20,000 workers leave their offices to demonstrate against sexual harassment and pay inequity. Continue reading

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Mysterious ice on Saturn’s moon Titan stretches for thousands of miles

Saturn’s moon Titan has a mysterious ice formation that stretches nearly halfway across its massive surface.  Continue reading

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Facebook will be overrun by dead people within 50 years, researchers say

Facebook has a grave problem. Continue reading

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