Your World This Week, Apr. 3 – 9

This week in health: An incredible HIV cure breakthrough, appalling results about worldwide obesity, why LSD might not be that bad for you, and how investing in women’s health can yield economic, societal and humanitarian benefits.

Study Finds There Are More Obese People Than Underweight People Worldwide

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Photo Of The Day: Why The Nile Runs Blood Red In Eerie New Satellite Images

Nile River Satellite Image

Image Source: European Space Agency

Yes, the Nile is home to a 20-foot, 1,650-pound hyper-aggressive breed of crocodile that has a “deserved reputation as a vicious man-eater,” and may kill 200 people each year. Then there’s the Nile’s 8,000-pound hippopotamuses, which are actually even more dangerous. And we haven’t even talked about the snakes yet.

All of which is to say that there are plenty of reasons the world’s longest river could run red with blood. But, don’t worry, despite what the above Nile River satellite image displays, that hasn’t happened just yet. So why does this image from the European Space Agency paint the Nile in such a chilling shade of red?

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Video Of The Day: Crazy Amateur Inventor Shoots His Explosive Thermite Cannon

Thermite just might be the most understated, super dangerous, crazy hot, ultra flashy weaponized agent on the planet. A mixture of powdered metals combined and ignited in just the right way, thermite can burn at over 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit and cut through cold, hard steel.

Yet, if you want it to (as the military sometimes does, during covert operations), it can do all that with little sound and no explosion. Of course, some people want the explosion…

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Video Of The Day: Meet The Blue Dragon, The World’s Most Beautiful — And Deadly — Slug

Recently, miniature blue dragons washed up on Australia’s shores. The dragons drew in beachgoers, as they always do, with their strange, singular beauty. But no matter how beautiful or small these creatures are, if you ever see one, you should back far, far away.

These dragons, also known as blue angels and sea swallows, are technically called Glaucus atlanticus, and are simply sea slugs that top out at around an inch long. But what they lack in size, they make up for in ferocity and beauty.

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