Since the internet is a relatively big place, and it’s easy to waste all of your time watching silly videos, every weekend, we here at List25 try to make your time wasting more efficient by stuffing 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos into one concise list. This week the highlights include everything from the girl who will be going to Mars in a few years to a couple well placed videos that are sure to make you chuckle. So, get ready because this is Link25 (303) – Going To Mars Edition.
NASA is preparing a 17-year-old girl to become the first human to reach Mars
It’s been years now since the scientific community has confirmed the disastrous effects humankind and its industries have on the world. With the acceleration of global warming, the polar icecaps melting, huge quantities of plastic dumped in the ocean, and mass deforestation, it’s fair to say our species has done more harm than good to the planet we call home.
So, what do we do? Well – it may be that we go the WALL-E route and just abandon the whole thing and find another planet entirely. But before we (click the image for the full story)
Motherhood Can Make a Woman's Cells 'Older' by as Much as 11 Years
Childbirth inevitably results in significant changes to a woman’s mind and body, but the ultimate lifelong consequences of motherhood could be far greater than we ever realized.
A new analysis of DNA collected from nearly 2,000 reproductive-age women in the US reveals that those who had given birth showed evidence of altered genetic markers suggesting they’d undergone significantly accelerated cellular ageing.
“We were surprised to find such a (click the image for the full story)
This kid nails it!
Two Of The Most Biodiverse Wildlife Parks On Earth Are Now Open To Oil Drilling
Virunga National Park and Salonga National Park – the home of mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, African forest elephants, and other rare species – could soon be welcoming some new visitors: oil companies.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed that parts of the Virunga and Salonga National Parks, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will be opened up for oil exploration and (click the image for the full story)
Drumming in his Sleep!
Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
IN SEPTEMBER OF last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment (click the image for the full story)
Signs Someone is Planning a School Shooting
Move Over, Grumpy Cat
Staying in a hotel? Here's how to make sure you're not being secretly taped.
When you stay in a hotel or a vacation rental, you probably just assume that everything is on the up-and-up. The last thing you want to worry about is your privacy.
But it turns out that your privacy is being compromised more than you think.
In fact, police have issued a warning to anyone (click the image for the full story)
Now you can love glitter AND the environment
THE TRUTH ABOUT WHETHER MARIJUANA IS LEGAL IN AMSTERDAM AND THE DEAL WITH COFFEESHOPS
Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe- a city famous for its canals, its museums, its history and, well, it’s weed. Except, it turns out the common idea that marijuana is legal in the Netherlands isn’t accurate at all. This is despite the fact that an estimated 25-30% of all tourists to the country visit one of its famous “coffeeshops”. And for a little clarity here, when we talk about “coffeeshops” in Amsterdam, we don’t mean places that you go to because you want coffee…
In the Netherlands, if you want coffee, you go to a cafe or a coffee house. If you want pot, you got to a coffeeshop, which are called this primarily as these establishments are (click the image for the full story)
Looking for a new way to relax?
Over 100 People Show Up At Shelter To Comfort Dogs During Fireworks
As millions of people across the country were watching fireworks on July 4th, some residents in one Arizona town ended up somewhere entirely different: an animal shelter.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is all too familiar with the stress fireworks can cause for pets, so public information officer Jose Santiago put out a special request for volunteers to visit the two local shelters on Wednesday.
His goal? To make sure the dogs had company during (click the image for the full story)
Such a simple thing makes a big difference!