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Turtles have an excellent sense of direction, and how they manage to find their way home time after time has long been a source of fascination for scientists. While it’s believed turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to navigate when migrating long distances, researchers think sunrises might be a factor in helping them pinpoint their […]

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The nearly extinct “smiling” Irrawaddy dolphins continue to get hunted in Myanmar’s waters by illegal fishermen. According to AFP, water pollution and electrofishing — where people use car batteries to shock the dolphins — are chiefly responsible for the dolphins’ deaths. SEE ALSO: This bone found in Siberia could help resurrect the woolly mammoth The […]

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Families of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are in grief, after the official search party gave up looking for the airliner. The airplane disappeared three years ago with 230 people on board enroute from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur. The search, led by the governments of Australia, Malaysia and China, has been ongoing […]

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Another city security officer has found himself in an unfortunate clash with a street vendor in China. In a shocking incident captured on social media, an officer in China was stabbed in the neck with a bamboo skewer by an illegal street vendor selling candied fruit on a stick. SEE ALSO: London police stop to […]

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Parthenogenesis — a natural form of asexual reproduction — is something that’s common amongst plant species, insects, amphibians and many other life forms. Meaning “virgin creation” in Greek, it describes the development and growth of an embryo without fertilisation. The phenomenon occurs in sharks too, but one shark has shown a remarkable ability to switch […]

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Another food scandal has been uncovered in China. A group of some 50 factories have been found to be manufacturing artificial sauces and flavourings, some with illegal ingredients, in the Chinese city of Tianjin, the Beijing News reports. SEE ALSO: Chinese regulators: Alibaba fails to block fake goods, faces ‘credibility crisis’ The investigative report revealed […]

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Plenty of individuals and organizations showed love to Martin Luther King Jr. on social media on Monday, including the FBI.  The problem? Back in 1964, the agency tried to blackmail the Civil Rights icon into killing himself.  Today, the FBI honors the Rev. Martin L. King Jr. and his incredible career fighting for civil rights. […]

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Donald Trump has given his first UK interview — with former Tory leadership contender Michael Gove — in which he praised Britain for the Brexit vote and said he wants a trade deal with the UK done quickly.  SEE ALSO: Meryl Streep’s Globes speech was beautiful, heartfelt and played right into Donald Trump’s hands Published […]

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Eight of the world’s richest men own approximately the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the population, a new report from Oxfam claims.  Four of these eight billionaires are from the tech industry: Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. Together, the […]

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China will have “no choice but to take off the gloves”, if U.S. president-elect Donald Trump continues to question Chinese policy, a state-owned newspaper has declared.  The China Daily‘s editorial is the latest in a series of remarks on Trump, with another Chinese newspaper previously calling him “immature”. The latest rebuke comes after Trump dismissed […]

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You wouldn’t typically picture a school being this empty, but this one in rural Youyang County, near Chongqing in inland China, is so empty it only has two students and one teacher. The teacher in charge, 53-year-old Yang Jinhua, has taught for nearly 35 years in the village elementary school since he was 18. Despite […]

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Billions of Chinese travellers will soon be packed across airports, trains and bus stations as they head home for one of the country’s biggest celebrations, Chinese New Year.  A mindboggling 2.98 billion trips will be made over a 40-day stretch this Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, up 2 percent from last […]

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All those old TV screens, smartphones and computer monitors have to go somewhere. In east and south east Asia, discarded electronics are piling up at an alarming rate. A new report has found that 12.3 million tonnes of e-waste was created over five years in the region — more than two times the weight “of […]

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