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Donald Trump is the biggest political spender on Facebook

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Guess who’s sending fat checks to Mark Zuckerberg and company? 

Yep, Donald J. Trump. The president’s political action committee (PAC) has spent $274,000 on Facebook ads since May, reports the New York Times

That makes him the biggest political spender on Facebook. Planned Parenthood, which came in second, spent $188,000.

The numbers were crunched by New York University researchers who scraped data from…

Donald Trump is the biggest political spender on Facebook

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Guess who’s sending fat checks to Mark Zuckerberg and company? 

Yep, Donald J. Trump. The president’s political action committee (PAC) has spent $274,000 on Facebook ads since May, reports the New York Times

That makes him the biggest political spender on Facebook. Planned Parenthood, which came in second, spent $188,000.

The numbers were crunched by New York University researchers who scraped data from…

This is the first 3D printed home to actually host a family

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A family of five in Nantes, France, is the first to move into a 3D printed home. The 3D printing method used to create this house was developed by the University of NantesAccording to BBC, this construction method is 20% less expensive than traditional building methods. Read more…

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5 books about immigrant and refugee experiences that you’ll want to read with your kids

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Over the past several weeks, we’ve had heartrending conversations about what’s happening to migrant children and their families at the U.S. border. 

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has separated children from their parents and raised the possibility that the U.S. will indefinitely detain migrants, even those seeking asylum. Explaining these recent developments to children as a parent or caregiver can feel challenging — and emotionally daunting. 

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This ‘smart’ prosthetic ankle makes it easier to use stairs

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This prototype ankle could one day make the lives of many people a lot easier. The creator, professor Michael Goldfarb from Vanderbilt University, hopes to commercialize the product soon.  Read more…

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This Atlantic hurricane season may be quieter than expected, and no one’s complaining

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At the end of May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its 2018 hurricane forecast, predicting a likely active or above active season in the Atlantic Ocean — though certainly not on par with 2017′s exceptionally stormy season.

But almost a month later, conditions in the Atlantic are showing signs that the 2018 season might be quieter than forecasters initially thought. 

Watch Natalie Portman just barely keep her cool while eating extremely spicy wings

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Natalie Portman is usually queen of keeping her composure (unless she’s rapping on Saturday Night Live). Even as she stares down 10 vegan wings doused in the spiciest of hot sauces, Portman barely breaks a sweat and manages to complete the infamous challenge with grace (though, spoiler alert, she does cry a bit).

As the latest guest on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones,” Portman talks about the human, animal and environmental impact of factory farming — all topics covered in her upcoming…

Is Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano shooting green gems into the air?

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Embedded in the lava still spewing some 130 feet into the air from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano are green crystals. 

Called olivine, these minerals can turn Hawaiian beaches green, and it appears some of the green gems are raining down upon homes near the eruption or popping up near lava flows.

“Yes, the lava that is erupting now is very crystal-rich and it is quite possible that residents might be finding olivine,” Cheryl Gansecki, a geologist at the University of Hawaii-Hilo that studies the…

Is Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano shooting green gems into the air?

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Embedded in the lava still spewing some 130 feet into the air from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano are green crystals. 

Called olivine, these minerals can turn Hawaiian beaches green, and it appears some of the green gems are raining down upon homes near the eruption or popping up near lava flows.

“Yes, the lava that is erupting now is very crystal-rich and it is quite possible that residents might be finding olivine,” Cheryl Gansecki, a geologist at the University of Hawaii-Hilo that studies the…

European city to 3D print world first housing project

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The Dutch city of Eindhoven is building the first 3D printed housing project, consisting of five homes that will be constructed consecutively over the course of the next couple of years.  Read more…

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