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Prince William unveils the 5 winners of the Earthshot Prize

Prince William unveils the 5 winners of the Earthshot Prize

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The first-ever Earthshot Prize ceremony, run by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, saw some of the world's leading public figures congregating to honour pioneers in climate activism and those spearheading environmental initiatives globally. At the ceremony in London, five winners were awarded prizes of £1 million each. The prize is architected to "incentivise change" over the next ten years, with the intention of launching collective and optimistic activism. The prize name and principles are derived from President John F. Kennedy's Moonshot initiative, which pushed the U.S. as a nation to reach a goal of landing human beings on the moon. The Earthshot Prize is organised around "earthshots" — five goals to bare in mind as the world fights to preserve the earth, inclu
New 'Succession' teaser gives us a glimpse of what's in store for Season 3

New 'Succession' teaser gives us a glimpse of what's in store for Season 3

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Well, the wait is finally over. Succession is back! So, now you've watched the very first episode of Season 3, what should we expect from the episodes to come? Fear not, I shan't be including any spoilers in this article, so you can keep reading if you haven't had a chance to watch yet. From the clip, it's clear the war wages on between Kendall and his dad Logan. "I hear you tried to kill dad again," chimes in Roman in true-to-form gloating fashion. "You're acting out a personal grudge against dad," opines Shiv. "We're about to lose the company at the shareholder meet 'cause you tried to assassinate our dad," Roman adds. Oh, and just in case you thought family feuding was the only thing in store, don't worry, the horniness between Roman and Gerri is also trundling along nicely. And if that...
300 nude people gather by the Dead Sea to highlight 'ecological disaster'

300 nude people gather by the Dead Sea to highlight 'ecological disaster'

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It's not often you see hundreds of entirely naked people, all covered in white paint, standing together in the middle of the desert.That was the sight this weekend near the Dead Sea in Southern Israel, though, when U.S. artist Spencer Tunick returned to the area to photograph his latest art installation.Tunick, who has photographed people near the Dead Sea before, returned to the spot for the third time to highlight what he called an "ecological disaster"."I'm here to raise awareness of the receding waters of the Dead Sea," Tunick said during the event, per CNN. The sea, which lies at the lowest point on Earth, is receding by roughly a metre a year, with the fight over limited water sources in the area thought to be the cause. Tunick visited the area 10 years ago and photographed nude peop...
We asked TikTok baristas about Riddler's question mark latte art in 'The Batman' trailer

We asked TikTok baristas about Riddler's question mark latte art in 'The Batman' trailer

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In the new trailer for the upcoming move The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, there are explosions, balls of fire, gritty voiceovers about retribution, and...latte art?Yep, one of the most talked-about moments involves a cup of coffee. Specifically, an artisanal flat white with a foam pour that depicts Batman villain Riddler's (Paul Dano) calling card: A question mark. "I think the latte art really stole the show," Rohan Cooke, a long-time Melbourne barista who runs the TikTok account for his coffee roastery, gear, and media company, Golden Brown Coffee, said. Tweet may have been deleted The opening scene of the trailer shows (probably) Paul Dano, who plays Riddler, sitting at the counter of a grimy late night diner. The cops bust in, and he puts up no fight as he's taken into custod...
The result of Apple's new privacy policy? More money for Apple.

The result of Apple's new privacy policy? More money for Apple.

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Apple wants to be the privacy Big Tech company. But it won't say no to some extra cash as a result.Earlier in 2021, Apple instituted a new App Store policy that limited apps' ability to track user behavior without getting express permission first, which has made targeted advertising more difficult. The result may very well be less snooping on our iPhone habits by companies like Facebook and Google. However, a new report from Financial Times shows there was an unexpected (for us, at least) upside for Apple, too. Speaking with multiple analytics firms and advertisers, FT found that Apple's own App Store advertising business skyrocketed after initiating the policy change.Apple sells advertising space in the App Store. For example, if you search for a specific iPhone game, you will see sponsor...
Looking to save on a Tesla? 9 tips for buying a used electric vehicle.

Looking to save on a Tesla? 9 tips for buying a used electric vehicle.

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Like shopping for any used car, you’ll want to check an electric vehicle’s crash and repair history, along with the odometer. But the most important thing to know before buying an EV: the state of its battery."The main problem is not knowing battery health," said Recurrent CEO Scott Case. The company provides battery reports, kind of like a Carfax for electric vehicles.Used car sales hit record highs this year, propelling the average cost of a used car to over $25,000. That's almost 30 percent higher than the 2020 average. Looking at zero-emission options, used car platform Vroom found the most popular makes and models based on its buying data. The Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, and Tesla Model S are at the top of the list. Here's the top 10 with the average selling price:Nissan Leaf ($13,541)BMW i3
Get $30 off this cat DNA kit

Get $30 off this cat DNA kit

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TL;DR: Get closer to your kitty with the Basepaws Breed, Health, and DNA Test Kit, on sale for just $99 with the code PAWS15 — that's a 23% discount. Sometimes it seems like dogs get all the attention with new product launches, but there is a DNA kit that caters to feline friends specifically. If you've ever wondered what breed your cat is, what health issues it could be predisposed to, and its other unique features, there's an easy way to learn about your four-legged friend directly from home.With the Basepaws Breed, Health, and DNA Test Kit, you can begin to understand all the little secrets about your cat that it can never tell you. The test itself is easy and non-invasive. All you have to do is gently swab the inside of your cat's cheek with the included swab tool for two to five secon
Treat yourself to a MacBook Air for $400 off the usual price

Treat yourself to a MacBook Air for $400 off the usual price

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TL;DR: Buy refurbished and save on a 2017 13-inch MacBook Air, on sale for just $599.95 — that's a 40% discount as of Oct. 17.Your laptop has gone through some things over the last year and a half. It miraculously took on a new life of working from home like a champ. It helped entertain you throughout quarantine. And it even kept you connected to loved ones when they felt so far out of reach. But it might be time to move on. It’s seen better days and an upgrade is likely overdue.Whether you’re upgrading from an old PC laptop or a decade-old MacBook, you’ll love the sleek, functional, and lightweight MacBook Air — especially while it’s $400 off its usual price.This grade-A refurbished MacBook Air from 2017 packs 128GB of storage space, 8GB of RAM, and a Core i5 1.8GHz processor for all of y
You can swim in these waterproof (and wireless) earbuds that are on sale for over 65% off

You can swim in these waterproof (and wireless) earbuds that are on sale for over 65% off

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TL;DR: Listen while you swim laps with the xFyro xS2 Waterproof Wireless Earbuds, on sale for $79.99 — a 68% discount — as of Oct. 17.Wireless earbuds are everywhere these days, but they’re definitely not all created equal. Some offer unique features, but lack battery life. Others can last for days, but don’t offer much else. Then there’s the xFyro xS2 Earbuds — a pair that gives Apple’s AirPods a run for their money and is currently on sale for over $150 off.The xS2s completely free you from wires and immerse you in stellar sound quality. The proprietary, noise-isolating silicone structure silences external noises and distractions with CVC 6.0 noise cancellation, while extraordinary highs and deep, rich lows fill your ears. There’s even a built-in mic for you to take hands-free, distracti
Feel like baking some love? This 14-function bread maker is on sale for over 40% off

Feel like baking some love? This 14-function bread maker is on sale for over 40% off

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TL;DR: Expand your kitchen arsenal with the Wolfgang Puck 14-Function Bread Maker with Nut Dispenser, on sale for $69.99 — a 41% discount — as of Oct. 17. If loving bread is wrong, we don’t want to be right. If you’re like Oprah and want to embrace your love of the carbalicious treat, you’ll love this 14-function bread maker from Wolfgang Puck.Knead, proof, and bake your own bread at home with this versatile appliance and make your kitchen spill over with the scent of love. The Wolfgang Puck 14-Function Bread Maker features over a dozen program options for different types of bread — or even making yogurt and jams. You can choose from basic, quick, French, whole wheat, cake, dough, and even gluten-free. You can bake 1.5-pound or 2-pound loaves, select from three different crust settings, de