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Washington poised to become first state to allow eco-friendly ‘human composting’

CLOSE Just because you use environmental products doesn't mean you can do things that are bad for the environment and it balances it out. Elizabeth Keatinge has more. Buzz60Washington is expected to become the first state to legalize an environmentally-friendly burial alternative that turns bodies into soil within weeks. A bill allowing “natural organic reduction," sometimes…

Twitter cliques might feel like high school, but their existence is...

It will come as no surprise to anyone, but I was not cool in high school. Not even a little bit.  Now that I'm a 30-year-old human masquerading as a grownup, I had hoped I'd put my desires to be part of the cool crowd to bed long ago. But years after this angst-ridden festival…

Yikes! Singapore Airlines passenger finds a human tooth in his inflight...

CLOSE The largest passenger airliner in the world is in danger of being canceled. TimeA Singapore Airlines passenger got a stomach ache over someone else's toothache.  Bradley Button was enjoying a meal served to him on a flight from Melbourne, Australia, to Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, when he encountered an unexpected crunch.It turns out the object in his rice was a…

UN: Suspension of Nigeria’s top judge breaches human rights

The suspension of Nigeria's most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari broke international human rights standards on the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, a United Nations expert has said. "International human rights standards provide that judges may be dismissed only on serious grounds of misconduct or incompetence," said Diego Garcia-Sayan, the…

Mick Mulvaney, new chief of staff, once called Trump ‘terrible human...

CLOSE President Donald Trump picks OMB director Mick Mulvaney to replace departing White House chief of staff John Kelly. USA TODAYCFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney(Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)WASHINGTON - Mick Mulvaney, who was tapped this week to replace Gen. John Kelly as the president's acting chief of staff, once called Donald Trump a "terrible human being."While…

The Saudi women detained for demanding basic human rights

Saudi Arabia continues to hold more than a dozen women rights activists in jail, months after a crackdown on dissent intensified in May. Most of them campaigned for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom's male guardianship system, which requires women to obtain the consent of a male relative for major decisions.…

Lean into your menial workhorse job with Panasonic’s human blinders

Look, it's past time you stopped pretending.  Despite the painstakingly curated LinkedIn profile, Twitter bio worded just so, and daily effort to convince yourself otherwise, deep down you know the truth: Your job is a meaningless grind — it's only redeeming feature being the distraction it provides as you ceaselessly march yet another day closer…

‘Armageddon’-style asteroid will now not destroy human race, sorry

This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Some days are so damaging to your faith in humanity, you may find yourself idly wishing for the cleansing global firestorm that would follow an impact from the…

Ukraine’s ‘baby factories’: The human cost of surrogacy

Kiev, Ukraine - Throughout Ukraine, advertisements about becoming a surrogate mother are plastered on buses and throughout the metro. They ask: "Аre you aged between 18 and 35? Do you have healthy children? Are you physically and psychologically fit? Are you law-abiding?" Alina decided to become a surrogate mother in 2016 because she was struggling…

This crazy-cool printer could change the way we print human tissue

Mashable is investigating how science affects our daily lives. From the chemistry of cilantro to why we fear clowns, you'll always learn something new. Kevin Urgiles about 1 hour ago Researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences developed a new printing technique that allows them to manipulate the size of liquid drops with…

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