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We Just Beat Humanity’s All-Time Record For Highest Global Carbon Dioxide Concentration

Though it’s something we shouldn’t really be celebrating.

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Who says there’s nothing new under the sun? Turns out there’s a lot going on, just unseen to the naked eye.

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An Overambitious Selfie Destroyed This Italian Statue, and All of Society is Next

Selfies are eroding civilized society one post at a time.

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Two men visiting Cremona, Italy ended up irreparably damaging a landmark statue during their attempt to mount and scale the sculpture for a selfie.

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Digital Eye Strain Could Cause Long-Term Complications in Children

Youth need to be reminded to take short, frequent breaks from digital consumption.

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Most adults are familiar with digital eye strain, the feeling of fatigue and physical discomfort caused by prolonged exposure to the electronic displays used in computers, TVs, and smartphones—the feeling is usually temporary and diminishes with rest. But as children get introduced to digital devices earlier and earlier in their development, there is growing concern about the effects of their prolonged exposure to glowing screens. The Vision Council believes that it could put the eyes of children at risk for myopia, or nearsightedness. The Council also raises concerns that blue-violet wavelengths emitted by digital screens could cause age-related muscular degeneration and cataracts.

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Supreme Court Hearing on Same-Sex Marriage Case Suggests Split Opinions

All eyes remain on swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy as well as Chief Justice Roberts.

On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States held a hearing on a set of landmark cases regarding same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

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