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Giant chicken at Knesset slams ‘cowardice’ of Israel toward Hamas

Giant chicken at Knesset slams ‘cowardice’ of Israel toward Hamas

World
Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Frustrated by the Israeli government's response to the Hamas militant group, advocates set up a large, inflatable chicken outside the parliament building in Jerusalem Wednesday -- with a message that read, "putting an end to fear, demanding an Israeli victory." The Israel Victory Project said the 32-foot tall chicken protests "cowardice" Israeli governments have shown throughout history when facing "Hamas and Palestinian resistance." The bird, the group says, stands defiantly with its wings by its hips ready for a fight. The chicken's appearance coincided with Central Elections Committee debate Wednesday at the Knesset. "Hamas is a terrorist organization of 30,000 thugs who hold 2 million Gazans hostage, and is running rings round Israel," Professor Simcha Goldin, whose ...
Giant system of snow cannons could stabilize West Antarctic ice sheet

Giant system of snow cannons could stabilize West Antarctic ice sheet

Science
July 20 (UPI) -- If the collapse of West Antarctica's ice was a certainty, what could be done to save the cultural heritage and economies along the world's coast? In a paper published this week in the journal Science Advances, scientists in Germany and the United States considered a bold plan to pump millions of gallons of seawater to a system of snow cannons installed across West Antarctica. It's a drastic measure, one that would have considerable environmental impacts on a still mostly pristine corner of the globe. "The fundamental trade-off is whether we as humanity want to sacrifice Antarctica to safe the currently inhabited coastal regions and the cultural heritage that we have built and are building on our shores," Anders Levermann, physicist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Im...
Amazon at 25: The story of a giant

Amazon at 25: The story of a giant

Business
"There's no guarantee that Amazon.com can be a successful company. What we're trying to do is very complicated," said Jeff Bezos in 1999, just five years after launching the online firm.That the firm's founder was so uncertain of its future seems surprising.Today, 25 years on from when it started, Amazon is one of the most valuable public companies in the world, with Mr Bezos now the world's richest man, thanks to his invention.What started as an online book retailer has become a global giant, with membership subscriptions, physical stores, groceries for sale, its own smart devices and a delivery system which can get things to customers in just an hour. So how has the Amazon empire been built? ...
Scientists capture video of a giant squid in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists capture video of a giant squid in Gulf of Mexico

Science
June 21 (UPI) -- Scientists on a NOAA research expedition have once again captured video footage of a giant squid. The elusive cephalopod was filmed by Medusa, the stealth camera system designed to observe deep-sea creatures without disturbing them. Researchers baited the Medusa camera with a glowing jellyfish-like pattern to attract deep-sea predators like the giant squid. The bait worked. In the video footage, the giant squid can be seen swimming toward the camera, its arms and tentacles preparing for attack. The feat marks the second time the Medusa camera has been used to document a giant squid. The elusive species was filmed near Japan in 2013. Big...or maybe we should say "giant" news! A few days ago, we posted about how Journey into Midnight expedition team was hunting for giant ...