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Indonesian : Pertamina Energy Tower

Indonesian : Pertamina Energy Tower

The dramatic centerpiece of a new consolidated headquarters created for the Indonesian state-owned energy company, the Pertamina Energy Tower will rise more than 500 meters above Jakarta as a stunning new landmark on the capital’s skyline. Complemented by a performing arts and exhibition pavilion, a mosque, and a central energy plant, the 99-story “beacon of energy” will represent a new ... Read More »

Iran sends second monkey into space (PHOTO)

Iran sends second monkey into space

Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time. President Hassan Rohani’s website announced on December 14 that the monkey was launched into orbit in an Iranian rocket, dubbed Pajohesh (Research), that used liquid fuel for the first time. It said the monkey, named Fargam (Auspicious), was returned to Earth safely. It did not say ... Read More »

Top 10 High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs

Top 10 High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs

A lot of lucrative jobs in the U.S. require a four-year degree, but with some mechanical expertise and the right certifications, there are plenty of blue-collar positions available that pay well. Forbes took a look at the Bureau of Labor and collected the top ten blue collar jobs for 2013, and we’ve put the list below just for you. Even ... Read More »

Best movies of 2013 : Man of steel, Die Hard

Best movies of 2013 : Man of steel, Die Hard

As another year in movies draws to a close it’s once again time for the usual annual debates, ranking movies released in 2013 according to various criteria of consideration. While every critic and awards show will be arguing over which movie ranks as overall best, or which actor or actress did best, we here at Screen Rant would rather take ... Read More »

Dann Florek : Captain Cragen Leaving SVU, Too

Dann Florek

Dann Florek, who has played the role of Captain Cragen on NBC since 1999, announced via Twitter that the will exit the series, as reported the The Wrap. Also, the actor added that he received his “sweet send off” on Friday, which was his last day. “Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek,” the actor tweeted. “It was a sweet ... Read More »

Ozone Hole Won’t Heal Until 2070 NASA Experts says

Ozone Hole Won't Heal Until 2070 NASA Experts says

New research by NASA scientists reveals that while the hole in the ozone layer is stabilizing, it will take until 2070 to completely recover, the Los Angeles Times reports. Levels of chlorine in the atmosphere have fallen due to the Montreal Protocol treaty, which was passed two decades ago in an effort to ban chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds. But the ... Read More »

Light Exercise is must to Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

Light Exercise is must to Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

Kidney disease, which many Diabetes patients develop, does not have to be a death sentence. In fact, it is treatable, and exercise may be key to putting the brakes on its progression. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects about 60 million people globally. The condition increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, disability and death. While few ways have been identified to ... Read More »

Cell phone use linked to lower grades, anxiety : finds report

Cell phone use linked to lower grades, anxiety

A new study has found that college students who use their cell phones frequently had lower grades, higher anxiety and were less happy than other students. For their study, Kent State University researchers Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Aryn Karpinski, Ph.D., all faculty members in the university’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, surveyed more than 500 ... Read More »

James Bond at risk of early death from alcohol : study says

James Bond at risk of early death from alcohol

Bond, alcoholic Bond! Legendary British spy James Bond boozed so much that in real life he would have died from alcohol-related diseases in his mid-fifties, a new study has found. The fictional British Secret Service agent’s alcohol consumption may explain why he prefers his martinis “shaken, not stirred”, researchers said. Read More »

Victoria Soto hid students in bathroom, shielded them

Victoria Soto hid students in bathroom, shielded them

A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to safety, then gave them paper and crayons to keep them calm and quiet. Out of the ruins ... Read More »