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12 Countries Where Penguins Are Native
Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos Penguin, lives near the equator. The territory of Antarctica is not on the list, because Antarctica is not a country.
17 Ron Paul Conspiracy Theories
What he believes, and what conspiracy theorists believe about him. In December 2011, the Atlantic confirmed what many Ron Paul supporters have been saying for years: there has been a media blackout on their candidate. "A new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism shows… that [Paul]… has received the least overall coverage of any candidate. From May 2 to October 9 [of 2011], Paul appeared as the 'primary newsmaker in only 2% of all election stories.'"
10 Amazing Ant Farms Fit For A Queen
What is this, a farm for ants?? Yes, yes it is, and you can forget Farmville because back to nature is where it’s at! These 10 amazing ant farms combine the best features of aquariums, art, furniture and pets in a low-maintenance, eco-friendly, educational format. AntWorks is based on the actual ant farm concept launched into space in 2006 so NASA scientists could study how ants live, function and reproduce in zero gravity. I’m sure those high-speed cosmic rays didn’t affect them at all, and imagine how well they’d do in your apartment! The farm’s clear acrylic plastic container contains translucent nutrient gel so you don’t have to feed your ants… and they won’t come out late at night looking for food, either.
70 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out for in 2012
How did Hollywood manage to fit so many of our must-see projects into one year? 2012 features Nolan's last Batman, Whedon's Avengers, Ridley Scott's return to science fiction, Andrew Stanton's John Carter, the Hunger Games movie, and Alfonso Cuaron's space epic. And that's just scratching the surface. This year, there are 58 genre movies already on the calendar, with another dozen awaiting release dates. Here's our complete guide to science fiction and fantasy movies to watch (or avoid) in 2012.
Top 10 Daring Escapes
Movie audiences love seeing a protagonist accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. That obviously could be a lot of different things, but the most compelling are those grounded in some kind of reality. People love to feel like they would also be able to rise to the challenge if they happened to find themselves in the same situation. That is the reason escape scenes from prisons, enemy camps, caves, combat zones, and the like are so amazing to watch. Not only do the heroes have to be crafty and intelligent, but also physical enough to pull it off. Who doesn't like to believe they're all of those things?
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10 Video Games That Revolutionized the Industry
Let’s go ahead and get Pong out of the way up front. Yes, the table-tennis game for arcades and Ataris was a game-changer, and your older brother or parents thought it was awesome, but everyone knows that already. What about the other games that pushed the field in new directions? Some of them are major titles recognizable to people who’ve never picked up a controller in their lives and whose eyes glaze over when you talk about 8-bit versus 16-bit; other games, though, are below-the-radar smashes, responsible as much for influencing the field than capturing an audience. These are the games that did more than entertain players. They redefined what it meant to play a video game, and they took story and graphics to fantastic new places. They revolutionized the industry, and they were — and are — worth your time, money, and extra lives.
10 Reasons the U.S. is no Longer the Land of the Free
Every year, the State Department issues reports on individual rights in other countries, monitoring the passage of restrictive laws and regulations around the world. Iran, for example, has been criticized for denying fair public trials and limiting privacy, while Russia has been taken to task for undermining due process. Other countries have been condemned for the use of secret evidence and torture.
14 Major Risks That Used To Be The Stuff Of Science Fiction
Risk management is a part of our everyday personal and professional lives. We know to look both ways before crossing the street. We also know that we must diversify our investment portfolios to mitigate the impact of a stock market crash. But, what about the less obvious risks? The World Economic Forum is out with their list of 50 Global Risks of 2012. It includes well-known ones: chronic fiscal imbalances, severe income disparity, rising greenhouse gas emissions, cyber attacks, terrorism, etc. It also includes risks we don't think about every day like cyber neotribalism, the militarization of space, and a volcanic winter.
10 Stubborn Body Myths That Just Won’t Die
Hair grows back thicker when you shave it! Reading in dim light turns you blind! Peeing on a jellyfish sting will soothe the pain! The way our bodies work is a bit of a mystery, and our desire to unlock its secrets has led to a vast amount of misinformation. Many of these false notions are more widely believed than the truth. We took our healthy skepticism and a bunch of research to find the truth behind some of the most common myths about our bodies. Here's what we learned.