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Is Chris Zablocki the Best Extreme Marathoner?

Chris Zablocki, 29, lives in Essex, Conn. "Chris is unlike anybody else I've met; he loves running for the sake of running but also has the ability to push his body to extreme limits," said a former training partner.Credit Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times ESSEX, Conn. - One of the fas


Venezuela's crypto-currency could solve hyperinflation, if it were better designed

IT "WILL be an instrument for Venezuela's economic stability and financial independence", promises a white paper published by the country's government last month. Venezuela, the issuer of the world's least stable currency, proposes to issue its most trustworthy in the form of the petro, a "sovereign


Honduras and Paraguay 'ready in principle' to move embassies to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meeting with Juan Orlando Hernandez, president of the Republic of Honduras, in Jerusalem, Oct. 29, 2015. (Kobi Gideon /GPO via Getty Images) RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) - Honduras and Paraguay reportedly may join Guatemala in relocating their embassies soon


Dry Land: How the race for water could leave us high and dry, Part One

This is part 1 of a two-part feature Editor's note: The opinions in this article are the author's, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. South Africa is a water scarce country, with disasters declared in several provinces due to drought. Yet ecolog


Drought hit atolls to receive help

11/03/2018 Wotje, Marshall Islands With the effects of climate change and extreme weather events disproportionately affecting people in the Pacific, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the support of the Marshall Islands government is providing emergency aid to som


How to Test a B-52 Against EMP: Project ATLAS-I

Audacious times generate audacious efforts, especially when national pride and security are perceived to be at stake. Such was the case in the 1950s and 1960s, with the Space Race that started with a Russian sphere whizzing around the planet and ended with Neil Armstrong's footprint on the Moon. But


Women Will Rid the World of Nuclear Bombs

Today, experts say, we are inching ever closer to nuclear catastrophe. The Atomic Bulletin defines how close we are to nuclear war with their metaphorical Doomsday Clock. Earlier this year, on January 25, the Bulletin moved the minute hand to two minutes to midnight. North Korea has a greater capaci


The 4 wildest conspiracies surrounding Amelia Earhart's disappearance

Since Amelia Earhart vanished during her flight around the world in 1937, her exact fate has remained a mystery. Over the years, many theories have emerged, but one of the most prominent ones is that Earhart died as a castaway on the island of Nikumaroro, Kiribati. Yesterday, March 7th, a newly publ


Did Amelia Earhart Perish on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro?

Amelia Earhart, who has a tall, thin body, stands in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Credit: Science Source/Getty Images In arguably one of history's biggest mysteries, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart has captured both public and scientific attention since t


International Women's Day by the numbers

With the campaign theme #PressforProgress, International Women's Day - which is Thursday - comes amid a renewed push for female empowerment. In the United States, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have spurred women to speak out against sexual assault and harassment. The movements were launched last


Amelia Earhart mystery solved? Scientist '99 percent' sure bones found belong to aviator

The 81-year-old mystery surrounding American aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance has baffled sleuths for decades, but a U.S. forensic expert has published new evidence in 'Forensic Anthropology' that bones discovered on Nikumaroro Island may be hers. A scientific study claims to shed new light on


Denmark braces for one of most gruesome murder trials in its history

Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN)There is nothing routine about the murder trial opening Thursday at the City Court of Copenhagen. Nearly seven months after the mutilated torso of Kim Wall washed ashore, Danish inventor Peter Madsen is expected to take the stand, charged with killing the 30-year old Swedis


Strategic Allies In The 'Storage' Of Industrial/Municipal Electricity

The storage of electricity, whether by batteries or in the system, is as fundamental to clean energy as is solar and wind power generation. While competitors posture over car batteries, a JV may emerge as a/the dominant player in the storage of industrial and municipal electricity. The move to renew


How an Israeli Startup Helped the Marshall Islands Adopt a Digital Currency

The cryptocurrency will have equal status with the U.S. dollar as a form of payment in the nation of 60,000 A team from Neema with Marshall Islanders, February 28, 2018. The Marshall Islands' plans to accept a digital currency called SOV as its official currency is shaking up the digital currency


Kim Wall murder trial set to begin as suspect, Danish inventor called man with 'two sides'

Copenhagen police searching for Kim Wall say the headless, limbless body found in the Baltic Sea belongs to the slain journalist. The latest in this mysterious case The Danish inventor accused of murdering journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine in August goes on trial Thursday i


Trial to begin in case of journalist killed in submarine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - As divers found mutilated body parts in plastic bags on the ocean floor one by one, a gruesome puzzle as dark as any Scandinavian noir emerged in Denmark: A young Swedish reporter who had embarked on a submarine journey to interview its maker was tortured, murdered and disposed


EU set to remove Bahrain, Marshall Islands, Saint Lucia from tax haven list

Reuters. EU set to remove Bahrain, Marshall Islands, Saint Lucia from tax haven list BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers are set to remove Bahrain, the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia from an EU list of tax havens next week, bringing down the number of listed jurisdictions to six


Editorial: A Little Nation Does the Right Thing

Advanced Search After President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy accordingly, western politicos and commentators heaped contempt on the move and predicted violence and bloodshed in Israel and in the Arab street. Hamas, the I


Better health care coverage for Marshallese pass Legislature

OLYMPIA - More Pacific Islanders, including those from the Marshall Islands, would have access to healthcare under a bill that received final approval Monday in the Senate. Citizens of the Compact of Free Association, which includes Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesi


Why climate migrants do not have refugee status

EACH morning, as the tide recedes, the people of the Marshall Islands check the walls that protect their homes from the sea. Sea levels in this part of the western Pacific are rising by 12mm a year-four times the global average-and countering them with sandbags, concrete and metal is a Sisyphean tas