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New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tomb

New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tombAn entirely new but long-extinct ape species has been discovered in an ancient tomb in central China. The skull and jaw of the never-before-seen gibbon were found in Shaanxi province inside a royal burial chamber that was built some 2,300 years ago. The previously unknown genus and species of gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, may be the first ape to have become extinct due to humans, according to a new study published in the journal Science on Friday.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:43:03 -0400
'They Are Coming With Little to Nothing.' How New York City Doctors Are Treating Migrant Children

'They Are Coming With Little to Nothing.' How New York City Doctors Are Treating Migrant ChildrenThe children are often sad, confused and lack medical records

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:32:03 -0400
How genetic genealogy can help solve decades-old crimes

How genetic genealogy can help solve decades-old crimesGenetic genealogy was used to track down the suspected Golden State Killer. The technology uses DNA data from crime scene samples, public genealogy sites, and research to track down suspects.

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:53:40 -0400
Sri Lanka arrests villagers for killing leopard

Sri Lanka arrests villagers for killing leopardPolice in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a "sickening" attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion. Gruesome images of the leopard, a protected species in Sri Lanka, being savagely beaten were shared on social media, generating widespread disgust. "It is sickening to see these images," wildlife deputy minister Palitha Thewarapperuma told parliament as he promised swift action to arrest the perpetrators.

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 06:09:46 -0400
Morgan Stanley sees 'a pattern forming' of the space industry developing like self-driving cars

Morgan Stanley sees 'a pattern forming' of the space industry developing like self-driving carsMorgan Stanley is telling its clients to pay attention to a market that could grow very quickly, as the firm said it expects "significant development" from space ventures.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:39:00 -0400
Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: expertsBy Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump, who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an historic summit in Singapore this month, said on Thursday that Pyongyang was in the process of returning the remains of U.S. troops missing from the 1950-1953 conflict. The Pentagon has said North Korean officials have indicated in the past they have the remains of as many as 200 U.S. troops, and Trump himself has mentioned that figure.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:05:16 -0400
Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teensSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:29:29 -0400
A Woman Was Detained for 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing the Canadian Border While Jogging

A Woman Was Detained for 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing the Canadian Border While JoggingShe says she didn't see any signs

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 10:59:44 -0400
'Making Mistakes Was Not an Option.' Michelle Obama on the Pressure of Being 'The First'

'Making Mistakes Was Not an Option.' Michelle Obama on the Pressure of Being 'The First''You're the one that's laying the red carpet down for others to follow'

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:53:18 -0400
Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing schemeThe city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses. The more than 4,000 silver Autolib hatchbacks had become a fixture on the streets of the French capital, with docking stations for the electric vehicles found every few blocks. Socialist Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called the request "preposterous", and lawmakers in Paris and the suburbs participating in the scheme voted Thursday to cancel the contract immediately instead of letting it run out in 2023 as planned.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:29:13 -0400
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