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Tokyo commuters told to work from home to avoid Olympic congestion nightmare | MSN

More than half a million people in Tokyo are being asked to work from home as part of a trial scheme aimed at tackling transport congestion ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in the city. Over 20 million people use public transport in the greater Tokyo area every day, and it is feared the arrival of more than 600,000 people ... Read More »

Air Force Warns Against Area 51 Assault Plans as Alien Memes Swamp the Internet | Military.com

More than 1 million people have signed up to storm the U.S. Air Force’s clandestine base in Nevada, commonly known as Area 51, this September in hopes of seeing “them aliens,” but the service is cautioning individuals against participating. The viral Facebook event, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” calls for alien enthusiasts to show up outside ... Read More »

98-year-old Marine veteran injured at Battle of Okinawa receives Purple Heart nearly 75 years later | Marine Times

Shouts of “Oorah” echoed Friday when a 98-year-old World War II Marine Corps veteran received a Purple Heart nearly 75 years after he was injured in combat. The battle cry was for Anthony “Tony” Procassini, who served during the bloody Battle of Okinawa during World War II, according to the Detroit Free Press. The mortar crewman suffered a blast concussion ... Read More »

Uber Copter has landed: Rideshare expands skyward to JFK | MSN

Uber is going to great heights to get around New York City rush hour traffic. The rideshare company launched its Uber Copter service on Tuesday, offering rides from lower Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on weekday afternoons — for its Platinum and Diamond Uber Rewards members. “We’re excited to announce the first step toward building the future ... Read More »

The First Potential Hurricane of 2019 Is Developing | Travel and Leisure

  Hurricane season is here, and the second named storm system of the year is on a path to Louisiana’s coast. Widespread flooding has already been reported in New Orleans. The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Barry will develop into a hurricane on Saturday, The Washington Post reports. Ahead of that, a tropical storm watch and a storm ... Read More »

As amputee veterans age and move, will government cover their special housing needs? | McClatchy DC Bureau

Retired Fort Riley Army Capt. Ryan Kules was just 24 years old when a roadside bomb in Iraq took his right arm to the shoulder and entire left leg in 2005. After he left Walter Reed Army Medical Center 18 months later, he used a then-$64,000 Department of Veterans Affairs grant to partially renovate his house to make it accessible ... Read More »

Satellite Images Show Large Crack Formed in the Earth After California’s Earthquake | Travel and Leisure

Last week’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake in California ripped open a fissure that is visible from space. The July 5 earthquake near Ridgecrest, California did more than knock bottles off shelves and send people searching for cover. As the sun rose the following day, it became evident that the earthquake had ripped open a new fissure in the earth, visible from space ... Read More »

Independence Day Fast Facts | CNN

Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. America’s 243rd Independence Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2019.   Source: Independence Day Fast Facts | CNN   Read More »

How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds | Science Daily

Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington. A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.   Source: How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds | Science Daily Read More »

Mystical’ psychedelic compound found in normal brains of rats | Science Daily

In the past few years, thrill-seekers from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond have been travelling to South America to take part in so-called Ayahuasca retreats. Their goal: to partake in a brewed concoction made from a vine plant Banisteriopsis caapi, traditionally used by indigenous people for sacred religious ceremonies. Drinkers of Ayahuasca experience short-term hallucinogenic episodes many describe as life-changing. ... Read More »