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Mysterious monolith in US desert reportedly disappears

A mysterious metal monolith found in the remote desert of the western United States, sparking a national guessing game over how it got there, has apparently disappeared, officials said.The Bureau of Land Management in Utah said Saturday it had received "credible reports" that the object had been removed "by an unknown party" on Friday evening.The bureau "did not remove the structure which is considered private property," it said in a statement."We do not investigate crimes involving private property which are handled by the local sheriff's office."The shiny, triangular pillar which protruded s...

Parler: The alternative social network that's got America's right wing talking

Parler is the number one app in the USA right now. After Donald Trump's defeat in the US presidential election, the alternative social network popular with conservatives saw downloads soar on Apple and Android. Its success relies notably on a supposed "freedom of speech," behind which often lies unbridled racism. So what exactly is this platform that's proving popular with America's far right?The Parler app -- free to download for iOS and Android -- topped the download lists, Monday, November 9, ahead of TikTok and Twitter. However, despite having almost 40,000 reviews on Google Play, the soci...

In 2050 the world population could live decently with less than 40% of today's global energy

British scientists have built an energy-model to evaluate the global population's needs in terms of energy consumption by 2050. Their study showed that our global energy consumption could be reduced to the levels of the 1960s, when the Earth counted 3 million inhabitants, and still provide a decent standard of living to all. But radical changes would have to be implemented in the meantime.The team of researchers from the University of Leeds published their conclusions in Global Environmental Change. Their scientific model was based upon data and comparisons from 119 countries worldwide. They c...

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