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He spent two years shut in a dark wooden box before he was finally rescued. Kotap, a young four-year-old male orangutan, was found in a box measuring just 10 square feet (1 square metre) when rescuers in Indonesia got to him. SEE ALSO: Circus ties endangered tiger down on a table so people can get […]

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Well if this lil’ home video doesn’t fill you with excitement and awe, check your pulse because you’re probably dead. NASA’s Cassini’s spacecraft has been undergoing a series of risky AF “dives” or “ring crossings,” swooping between Saturn and its icy rings and over the planet’s surface, capturing some incredible images (and spooky sounds) in […]

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If you’ve read Ivanka Trump’s book Women Who Work (which you probably haven’t, but we have) you’ll notice the heavy amount of quotes (at least 50 per cent) from other famous people. British primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, 83, happens to be one of the lucky many. “What you do makes a difference, and you have […]

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During the course of the next 10 days or more, the weather pattern across the Northern Hemisphere will feature an undulating, wavy jet stream that will be stuck in place, with storms backed up like cars on an interstate highway at rush hour.  Large dips in the jet stream, which is the narrow current of […]

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FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that thinking about his potential impact on the 2016 presidential election makes him “mildly nauseous,” but that doesn’t mean he won’t defend his actions leading up to the decisive day.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a seemingly decisive edge over President Donald Trump […]

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NASA scientists may have just solved the galactic mystery of how a huge wave of gas formed in a cluster of galaxies more than 200,000 light-years away. The answer has to do with a cosmic near collision that occurred billions of years ago. SEE ALSO: Enjoy this beautiful photo of a starburst galaxy, courtesy of […]

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China has tightened its grip on online news outlets, while the rest of the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day. According to the country’s new rules, released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), online media platforms can only be managed by editorial staff who have been approved by the Communist government. SEE ALSO: China’s […]

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A Chinese woman, horrified to find her ride-sharing driver masturbating at the wheel, filmed him as evidence. But unexpectedly, the woman ended up being held in police custody for three days. SEE ALSO: Why this penis is on a subway seat, making people uncomfortable The incident occurred in Shengzhou, eastern China on Apr. 23. Chinese […]

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Atlanta is joining the growing ranks of U.S. cities that want to get 100 percent clean energy. Lawmakers in Georgia’s capital city approved a measure to get all of Atlanta’s electricity supplies from renewable sources, including wind and solar power, by 2035. The resolution commits city officials to developing a plan to make that happen. […]

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Scientists keeping close watch on the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica have noticed something new: The rift, which has been opening across the shelf for some time, now has a sibling.  Using a highly-sensitive European Space Agency satellite known as Sentinel-1, scientists have been tracking the progress of a lengthening and widening crack across […]

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When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took down its sprawling climate change website on Friday evening, it did so with no prior notice to rank-and-file employees. The move, the agency says, is aimed at reflecting the EPA’s “new direction” under the Trump administration. But some insiders and activists don’t see it that way. They fear […]

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On April 26, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shot between Saturn and its innermost ring, going where no human-made object has gone before. Cassini has already made some new discoveries thanks to its dive through the ring plane. One of those insights is that the area between the planet and its rings “sounds” different than other parts […]

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China is planning an ambitious online resource to rival Wikipedia. The inaugural digital version of the Chinese Encyclopaedia will, in effect, be the country’s first online book of “everything.” But free speech activists say that the new digital compendium is bound to distort or omit certain topics for political purposes. SEE ALSO: Why did Turkey […]

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