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Frida the rescue dog helps search for survivors after Mexico's deadly earthquake

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico earlier this week, and in Mexico City, 15 dogs are coming to the rescue. But none are quite as beloved as Frida, a 7-year-old Labrador who achieved Twitter fame. 48 more words

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Flesh-eating bacteria in Australia might be spread by mosquitoes

Cases of infections from a bacteria described as flesh-eating seem to be increasing in Australia. The bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans gives Buruli ulcers, non-healing sores that slowly grow bigger. 35 more words

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New Japanese turbines harvest wave energy and protect coastlines from erosion

Surf’s up! Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are working on a project with the goal of creating turbines that both harvest the renewable energy of tidal movement while simultaneously protecting coastlines from erosion. 20 more words

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Plasma Rock is a new material made from 100% recycled landfill waste

Related: Artist recycles leaf waste into biodegradable Beleaf chair

+ Inges Luijs

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Scientists warn new "super malaria" in SE Asia poses alarming global threat

If you’re planning a trip to South East Asia, you may want to reconsider your itinerary. An evolved form of malaria which is resistant to anti-malaria medication is spreading at an “alarming global rate,” according to scientists. 39 more words

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Go way off-grid in this beautiful bamboo hut in tucked into Bali's lush mountains

Related: Beautiful bamboo building withstands floods and storms in Vietnam

+ Hideout Bali

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Jarmil Lhot√°k + Alena Fibichov√°, Hideout Bali, bamboo buildings bali, bamboo buildings, bamboo building material, locally sourced materials,

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World's fastest bullet train can travel between Beijing and Shanghai in 4.5 hours

Traveling between Shanghai and Beijing can take 12 and a half hours by car, or just over eight hours by train. But a new bullet train could slash those travel times. 33 more words

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