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40,000-year-old severed wolf’s head discovered in Siberia

(CNN)A 40,000-year-old severed wolf’s head, preserved by permafrost complete with teeth and fur, has been discovered in eastern Siberia. Scientists are now building a digital model of the brain and the skull’s interior for further study, Protopopov said. A team in Stockholm is analyzing the wolf’s DNA. An ancient cave lion cub, an extinct species preserved in Yakutia’s vast areas of permafrost, is also being investigated. As the planet warms, the region is likely to yield more remains, according to Protopopov. “The number of discoveries is growing because of the…

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WATCH: Blind & Autistic Singer Brings America to Tears With Golden Buzzer Performance

ShareTweetPinterest While countless “America’s Got Talent” auditions have brought the judges to tears and the audience to their feet, perhaps none have evoked such raw emotion in the hearts of America as contestant Kodi Lee. The 22-year-old who is both blind and autistic initially captured the audience’s attention with his boyish charm and excitable nature prior to the audition — but nobody was ready for the magic that would unfold when he hit the piano. “Through music and performing, he was able to withstand living in this world,” Kodi’s mom,…

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Evangelical Publisher’s Africa-Themed Bible School Kit Had Kids Pretending To Be Slaves

An evangelical Christian publishing company has been getting flak for creating an Africa-themed children’s Bible school curriculum that critics say perpetuates racist stereotypes. Group Publishing, a Colorado company that creates educational resources for churches, published a vacation Bible school (VBS) curriculum this year that had kids pretending to be Israelite slaves and making up new names in what it called a “click language.” The original curriculum also referred once to Africa as a country. Group has already tried twice to respond to criticism ― shipwreckedspelunking raffia-topped huts and termite mounds.…

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Irish politician thanks ‘The Simpsons’ meme page for helping win election

Recently elected Dublin city council member Hazel Chu this week thanked an Irish meme page dedicated to for helping secure her victory. Ireland Simpsons Fans,”BrexitThe page mocks everything from Theresa Mays resignation, the United Kingdoms love of its precious blue passport, and even the recent rash of on far-right British figures. So long, Theresa May pic.twitter.com/sNaAIfDlVY — Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) May 24, 2019 I've got a blue passport, do you? pic.twitter.com/wQ1nu9LcZT — Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) December 22, 2017 Which episode of British politics did you enjoy most this…

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Why Are So Many People Protesting in Hong Kong?

Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowds as anger about a contentious extradition bill spilled into violence. If you haven’t been keeping up with the news, here’s the lowdown on why the bill has sparked such a large scale protest. ASSOCIATED PRESS In 1997, the former British colony became a special administrative region of China when Britain’s 99-year lease of the New Territories, north of Hong Kong island, expired. However, China’s ruling Communist Party has been seen as increasingly reneging on that agreement by forcing through…

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Fatal fire ’caused by electrical fault’

Mrs Collison was found dead in her bed, while Isabella and Harvey were found unresponsive in the house. Latest news and stories from the East Midlands Harvey suffered a brain injury and his life support was stopped several hours later in hospital. He died in his grandparents’ arms. Isabella had a cardiac arrest at the scene, and died about two hours later. The children’s grandmother, Diane Fletcher, also survived the blaze along with Mr Collison. Image caption The door of the house had been decorated with a Christmas wreath Coroner…

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Malaysia’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino Has Died

Tam, the last male rhinoceros left in Malaysia has died, the Borneo Rhino Alliance has announced. With only an estimated 30-80 Sumatran rhinos left alive, prospects look grim for the species. Although it is anticipated without drastic changes human activities will cause up to a million extinctions in the near future, few will leave a gap quite as big as this. Sumatran rhinos are the smallest and oldest of the surviving rhino species, and once ranged from the Himalayan foothills to Borneo. The only remaining members of the genus Dicerorhinus, they…

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Fungus Engineered To Contain Spider Venom Kills Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes

Scientists have modified a fungus to contain a gene derived from the venom of a spider to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes in West Africa. The genetic duplicity worked, with most of the mosquitoes dead within two generations. Billions of people live in regions where mosquito-borne diseases are a real and present danger. The heaviest burden is in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 200 million cases of malaria are reported each year, according to the World Health Organization. While other genetic modification experiments are in the pipeline, none are quite like this…

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Warriors believe Kevin Durant suffered achilles tear during Game 5

Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Game 5 of the NBA finals on Monday night. An MRI will be performed on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, but Durants…

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Catalan leaders did not engage in rebellion, Spanish court told

Defence rejects claim actions amounted to coup as landmark proceedings draw to close Lawyers for the Catalan separatist leaders on trial over their alleged role in the regions failed independence bid have flatly denied their clients engaged in violent rebellion against the Spanish state as unilateral independence referendum on 1 October 2017 and the Catalan parliaments subsequent the 12 defendants who include the former Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras, the former speaker of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell, and two influential grassroots activists, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Snchez are accused of…

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Trump Said Some Seriously Weird Things About Climate During His 90-Minute Chat With Prince Charles

During Trump’s recent state visit to the UK, he met with Prince Charles, the Queen’s eldest son and heir apparent to the throne, to talk about climate change. Prince Charles regularly speaks out against the climate crisis. He’s given warnings to the UN on the topic, and even co-authored a Ladybird book about it outlining the challenges and possible solutions to the threat to our planet. He used this opportunity to talk to the president about the topic, and what had been scheduled to be a quick 15-minute chat turned into an…

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