Sprucing up your community doesn’t have to be complicated. Try these simple tips.

We all want to live in clean, well-kept communities—but sometimes humans make that difficult. Garbage happens when we’re not careful. The wind knocks over someone’s unsecured trash bin and the contents blow all over. Someone pulls keys out of their pocket and a gum wrapper falls out. Litterbugs toss fast food wrappers out of their car windows. Whether intentional or not, trash makes its way into gutters, bushes and waterways every day. No one likes to walk down the street and see garbage littering the ground or graffiti covering buildings. But it’s not just unsightly. According to Keeping America Beautiful, the largest litter study conducted in the U.S., litter abatement costs more than $11 billion dollars per year. Photo by …

60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Globally, 65 million girls are not in school. Out of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, two-thirds are women. There are 33 million fewer girls in primary school than boys. And education really does save lives: If every woman around the globe had a primary and secondary education, childhood deaths would be To celebrate International Women’s Day and honor the importance of global education, we’ve rounded up 60 photos of girls going to school around the world. 1 India SIMON MAINA via Getty Images Pupils walk on September 10, 2013 inside the Gambool high school in the Garowe region, Somaliland. The school is a project funded …

Cancer crowdfunding ‘couldn’t save my daughter’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We chose cancer crowdfunding over making memories’ When Gemma Nuttall developed cancer, her family raised thousands of pounds online, with the support of actress Kate Winslet, to send her to a German clinic. But there was no happy ending – and fears remain that crowdfunding puts new pressure on vulnerable families. Doctors saw the first signs of Gemma Nuttall’s tumour when she went for a pregnancy scan. Everyone thought it was nothing at first – a cyst or a glitch in the monitor. But a month later she was told it was ovarian cancer. Gemma decided to delay chemotherapy until her daughter Penelope was born – and for a while life returned …

Flickr says all Creative Commons photos are protected from deletion, not just past uploads

Flickr announced today that all Creative Commons images will remain protected on its site – including those uploaded in the past and those that will be added in the future. The news follows Flickr’s November 2018 announcement where it had stated it wouldn’t delete Creative Commons photos already on its service, after switching over to a new business model which put an end to the free terabyte of storage in favor of a new subscription-based service. There had been concern prior to Flickr’s statement in November that the photography site’s revamped business model would see works deleted from Creative Commons, as a result of its implementation. That would have been a huge loss to the wider photography community and the …

20 Ways To Celebrate Women That Could Actually Help Us Betches

In all seriousness, International Women’s Day is rad, but there is still so much work to be done. Well guess what, my good betch, you can get started on that work today! ‘Tis the day, after all. In case you need some guidance when it comes to figuring out how to help women, we’ve gone ahead and put together a comprehensive list for you. We really do have to do like, everything, don’t we? Anyway, try celebrating women by checking off some of the things on this list, or die a sexist monster. Your call! 1.Push For Equal Pay 2018It’s 2019 and rape culture has got to go! Stop perpetuating the idea that women are responsible for making sure they …

Changes at YC, $1.5B more for ride hailing and Airbnb buys HotelTonight

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back to basics this week with Kate Clark at the helm, Alex Wilhelm in the sidecar and a stack of venture capital news and happenings to get through. And to make everyone feel included, we kicked off the episode with a roll-call of new VC funds. Then, of course, we dug into the recent news out of Y Combinator . The famed accelerator is shopping around for a San Francisco HQ, signaling the end of an era where Silicon Valley ruled the world as home to YC and other top-tier venture funds that have since moved South to The City by the …

NASA renamed a facility in honor of Katherine Johnson, the 100-year-old woman who helped put a man on the Moon.

Via Disney ABC Television/Flickr NASA is giving some much long overdue recognition to one of America’s most important space pioneers. It was announced on February 23, that NASA is renaming the Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V) in West Virginia to the Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility. In a press release, NASA praised the black mathematician, whose work was instrumental in making the historic Moon landing mission possible: “Born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in 1918, Katherine’s intense curiosity and brilliance with numbers lead her to a distinguished career with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and NASA.” Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images When Katherine Johnson was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in 1918, the thought of a …

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Reportedly Dating Betches

The devil works hard, but at least the devil isn’t trying to kill me, while Kris Jenner is most certainly personally working to put me into an early grave. (For those of you who may need further clarification; the devil is not actively trying to bring about my death; he will simply be waiting patiently for me in hell when I inevitably arrive.) But Kris Jenner? No, this woman is just trying to send my hypertension to life-threatening levels at this point. First, we learned that Jordyn Woods had reportedly hooked up with Khloé Kardashian’s baby daddy, Tristan Thompson. THEN she it was announced that Travis Scott had reportedly cheated on Kylie Jenner. And now, outlets are reporting that Kourtney Kardashian is …

Huawei is suing the US government over unconstitutional equipment ban

Huawei has decided to go on the legal offence against the United States government after defending itself against alleged espionage and bank frauds linked to American sanctions on Iran. During a press conference late Wednesday, Huawei announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, arguing that a ban on the use of its products by federal agencies and contractors violated due process and is unconstitutional. The company is the world’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment and a growing threat to Apple in the global smartphone race. At the center of the suit, which is filed with a federal court in Huawei’s U.S. home base Texas, is the company’s claim that Section 889 in the National Defense Authorization …

UK man ‘free’ of HIV with new stem cells

He had chemotherapy to treat the Hodgkin’s cancer and, in addition, stem cells were implanted into the patient from a donor resistant to HIV, leading to both his cancer and HIV going into remission. Researchers from University College London, Imperial College London, Cambridge and Oxford Universities were all involved in the case. ‘Not an anomaly’ This is the second time a patient treated this way has ended up in remission from HIV. Ten years ago, another patient in Berlin received a bone-marrow transplant from a donor with natural immunity to the virus. Timothy Brown, said to be the first person to “beat” HIV/Aids, was given two transplants and total body irradiation (radiotherapy) for leukaemia – a much more aggressive treatment. …

Report Alleges Doctor Known For Provocative Sex-Related Research Is A Fake

An investigative report by Gizmodo alleges that highly publicized sexologist Dr Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler is a “fake sex doctor,” a “serial fabulist,” and has lied about many of his certifications and awards. Well-known for his provocative studies involving sex, suicide, and bestiality, Sendler’s research is “practically tailor-made for outlets that cover taboo sex news,” wrote journalist Jennings Brown in his article. In fact, IFLScience wrote of Sendler’s work in a 2017 article on a study he published in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine suggesting that butt-fisting between human sexual partners represented “similar mechanisms of traumatic rectal injuries in patients who had anal sex with animals.” His research has been featured in dozens of other major publications, such as …

Captain Marvel – A Totally UN-Controversial Review Roundup! – Perez Hilton

Captain Marvel is the first Marvel movie with a solo female lead. It took 10 whole years, so was it worth the wait? Well, before we get to the critics, let’s address the controversy real quick. *sigh* Yes, once again some damn man-babies have shoved their awful sexist takes at a movie for daring to have a female lead. Ugh. As with the Ghostbusters remake, it seems to be a small number (but not nearly small enough) using the Internet to scream their disapproval very loudly. And just like with Black Panther, there are attempts to actively harm the film’s success. No, really. For instance Rotten Tomatoes Though after the SAME GUYS attacked Star Wars and got James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it’s starting …

The Air Force Wants to Give You Its Credit Card

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, is something like Q for the Defense Department. He formerly ran the Strategic Capabilities Office, a secretive military skunkworks designed to figure out how to fight future wars. While there, he helped design swarms of tiny unmanned drones; he helped create Project Maven; and he tried to partner the Defense Department with the videogame industry. Now his new job may be even harder: Making the Air Force acquisitions process efficient. He’s going to be leading a pitch day for the Air Force this week in New York City, and he spoke with WIRED about that and also where he sees the future of military technology going—from AI …

Tropical Fish Species Never Recorded In Northern Hemisphere Washes Up On California Coast

When a rare, giant tropical sunfish found only south of the equator washed up on southern California’s temperate coast, researchers were stumped. The hoodwinker sunfish (Mola tecta) was only first described by sunfish expert Marianne Nyegaard in 2017 in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, making it the first addition to the Mola genus in 125 years. Until last month, it had never been observed outside of the Southern Hemisphere. “I literally, nearly fell off my chair (which I was already sitting on the edge of!),” said Nyegaard in a statement.  Measuring 2 meters (7 feet) long and weighing up to 2 tons, the hoodwinker was at first mistaken as a Mola mola sunfish, which is known for frequenting the …

The Alabama newspaper editor who called for the Ku Klux Klan to ride again was just replaced by a black woman.

via Martin / Flickr After 50 years of leading the The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, the paper’s owner, Goodloe Sutton, is stepping down as publisher and editor. In February, the 79-year-old wrote an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to “night ride again.” The staggering editorial with the headline “The Klan Needs to Ride Again” urged the KKK to rise up to combat “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.” The Democrat-Reporter back at it again with things you’d never thought you’d see published anymore. pic.twitter.com/i5b7gKD1SC — Mikayla Burns (@mikaylasburns) February 18, 2019 Photographs of the editorial quickly went viral on social media. The weekly print-only paper has a circulation of around …

‘An absolute miracle’: young sisters alive after two days in California wilderness

Leia and Caroline Carrico found safe and sound by fire captain and firefighter who followed tracks from pink rubber boots Armed with some outdoor survival training, granola bars and pink rubber boots, two sisters aged five and eight survived 44 hours in rugged northern California wilderness before they were found dehydrated and cold but in good spirits on Sunday, authorities said. A fire chief and firefighter from a local volunteer department found Leia and Caroline Carrico in a wooded area about a mile and a half from their home in the small community of Benbow, where they had last been seen on Friday afternoon, Humboldt county sheriff William Honsal said. Benbow is about 200 miles north-west of Sacramento. Honsal described …