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Baboons recorded making key sounds found in human speech, finds new research

Baboons recorded making key sounds found in human speech, finds new research

Scientists’ analysis of the monkeys’ grunts, barks, ‘wahoos’, ‘yaks’ and copulation calls could have major implications for the evolution of language. Scientists from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Grenoble Alpes University, both in France, and their colleagues recorded baboons in captivity, finding the animals were capable of producing five distinct sounds that have the same characteristic frequencies ... Read More »

Kabul: Blasts kill & injure dozens, including foreign diplomats

Kabul: Blasts kill & injure dozens, including foreign diplomats

Two bomb blasts near the parliament building in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, have killed at least 30 people and injured at least 70. Taliban insurgents immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, which struck as employees were exiting the parliament complex. “The first explosion happened outside the parliament … a number of innocent workers were killed and wounded. It was caused by ... Read More »

Iran Regime’s Factional Feuding Escalates During Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s Funeral

Iran Regime's Factional Feuding Escalates During Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's Funeral

Iranians, who took part in the funeral procession of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran yesterday, chanted “Death to Russia” and accused its embassy of being an espionage hub, Arabi 21 reported. Authorities were forced to raise the volume on the loudspeakers playing lamentation songs after some in the crowds took up cries of “Oh, Hussein, Mir ... Read More »

Eric Bramwell Gets 22 Years in Prison After Stealing TV Remote

Eric Bramwell Gets 22 Years in Prison After Stealing TV Remote

Eric Bramwell was sentenced to 22 years in prison for stealing a universal television remote from an apartment complex in Wheaton, Illinois. Eric Bramwell, 35, was found guilty of burglary in November for stealing a universal remote control from the common area of an apartment building in Wheaton, Illinois. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison. It ... Read More »

Andreanne Sasseville: Quebec host dies of cancer

Andreanne Sasseville: Quebec host dies of cancer

Actor and radio host Andreanne Sasseville died Monday after a long battle with cancer, her employer, SiriusXM confirmed. She was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, followed by surgery and chemotherapy. “Today, we remember a dear member of the SiriusXM family, our Canadian music ambassador and SiriusXM Franco host, Andréanne Sasseville,” reads the statement. “Andréanne was a champion for musicians ... Read More »

Bumblebee placed on endangered species list in US

Bumblebee placed on endangered species list in US

A bumblebee is now on the endangered species list for the first time in a “race against extinction,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. This is the first bumblebee designated an endangered species, and the first bee put on the list from the 48 contiguous United States — seven species of bee in Hawaii were named as endangered ... Read More »

Chilean Navy still puzzled over UFO footage (Watch)

Chilean Navy still puzzled over UFO footage (Video)

The Chilean navy has admitted it can’t explain a video filmed by its pilots showing a “UFO” in the country’s airspace. The video, captured on November 11, 2014 in the coastal sector between the port of San Antonio and Quinteros, was shot from a Chilean Navy helicopter and shows an unknown object flying forward at a speed similar to that ... Read More »

Researchers unearth infection evidence in 13th-century Troy bones

Researchers unearth infection evidence in 13th-century Troy bones

A skeleton from the outskirts of what was once the ancient city of Troy, has yielded the genome of an 800 year old mystery infection. Scientists at McMaster’s Ancient DNA Centre and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have sequenced the complete genomes of two forms of bacteria found in tissue samples dating back to the 13th century. They were collected from ... Read More »

Swiss Muslim girls must take swimming classes with boys, court says

Swiss Muslim girls must take swimming classes with boys, court says

Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to mixed school-run swimming lessons. According to reports, religious concerns can’t be used as a pretext, enabling school students to skip compulsory schooling disciplines. The court’s decision is a response to the claims of two Muslim parents from Basel who had to pay a fine for their refusal to send ... Read More »

Researchers Developed Artificial Spider Silk

Researchers Developed Artificial Spider Silk

Researchers have created a cheaper, simpler and twice as strong synthetic version of spider silk – but the process was still wholly inspired by nature. Scientists Anna Rising, Jan Johansson, and Marlene Andersson working at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and at Karolinska Institutet took advantage of this knowledge to help create an artificial spider silk protein in ... Read More »