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51,000-year-old Indonesian cave painting may be the world's oldest storytelling art.

51,000-year-old Indonesian cave painting may be the world's oldest storytelling art.
A cave painting on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi may be the oldest evidence of narrative art ever discovered, researchers say. The artwork, which depicts a human-like figure interacting with a warty pig, suggests people may have been using art as a way of telling storie…
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Ukraine moved to top of list to receive US air defense capabilities.

Ukraine moved to top of list to receive US air defense capabilities.
The Biden administration is prioritizing critical air defense capabilities for Ukraine over other countries to “ensure Ukraine’s survival” as Russia continues its brutal assault on the country with no end in sight, a senior White House official and congressional sources tol…
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35 Bottles of 18th Century Preserves Unearthed at George Washington’s Home.

35 Bottles of 18th Century Preserves Unearthed at George Washington’s Home.
Archaeologists at George Washington’s Mount Vernon have unearthed an astounding 35 glass bottles from the 18th century in five storage pits in the Mansion cellar of the nation’s first president. Of the 35 bottles, 29 are intact and contain perfectly preserved cherries and b…
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Crazy fast electric robot sets new Rubik's Cube world record.

Crazy fast electric robot sets new Rubik's Cube world record.
In the world of robotics, there’s always something new on the horizon, but Mitsubishi Electric has really turned heads this time. Its robot, TOKUFASTbot, which you might find on a regular day carefully wiring motors, has just stepped into the spotlight for a completely diff…
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Microplastics found in every human semen sample tested in study.

Microplastics found in every human semen sample tested in study.
Microplastic pollution has been found in all human semen samples tested in a study, and researchers say further research on the potential harm to reproduction is “imperative”. Sperm counts in men have been falling for decades and 40% of low counts remain unexplained, althoug…
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Dick Van Dyke, 98, becomes oldest Emmy winner ever.

Dick Van Dyke, 98, becomes oldest Emmy winner ever.
Legendary Hollywood performer Dick Van Dyke made history at the 51st Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. On Friday, the 98-year-old actor, singer and dancer became the oldest Daytime Emmy winner when he took home the trophy for Best Guest Perf…
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The chicken and egg problem of fighting another flu pandemic.

The chicken and egg problem of fighting another flu pandemic.
Even a peep of news about a new flu pandemic is enough to set scientists clucking about eggs. They worried about them in 2005, and in 2009, and they’re worrying now. That’s because millions of fertilized hen eggs are still the main ingredient in making vaccines that, hopeful…
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David Sanborn, Grammy award-winning saxophonist dies.

David Sanborn, Grammy award-winning saxophonist dies.
David Sanborn, an influential saxophonist, who found success across the genres of pop, R&B, jazz and more, died Sunday. He was 78. Sanborn’s publicist confirmed the accuracy of the post when reached by CNN. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, but continued perf…
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Pig-Kidney transplant patient dies nearly two months after surgery.

Pig-Kidney transplant patient dies nearly two months after surgery.
The first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died nearly two months after he underwent the procedure, according to his family and the hospital that performed the surgery. Richard "Rick" Slayman had the transplant at Massachusetts General …
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Bernard Hill, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings Actor, Dead.

Bernard Hill, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings Actor, Dead.
Bernard Hill, who played Captain Edward Smith in Titanic and King Théoden in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, has died. He was 79. The British actor passed away early May 5, his agent confirmed to the BBC, adding that the star's fiancée Alison and his son Gabriel wer…
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World's oldest conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell die.

World's oldest conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell die.
Lori and George Schappell, the world’s oldest living conjoined twins, have died. The twins passed away on April 7 of undisclosed causes, according to joint obituaries published by Leibensperger Funeral Homes in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The Schappell twins were born in Pennsylva…
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A 605 MW PV plant in Germany is now Europe’s largest solar farm.

A 605 MW PV plant in Germany is now Europe’s largest solar farm.
A 605 megawatt (MW) project in Germany has claimed the title of Europe’s largest solar farm, bumping a PV plant in Spain out of the top spot. The Witznitz Solar Farm near Leipzig, which is not state-subsidized, is owned by German investment firm HANSAINVEST Real Assets. It’s…
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Otherworldly volcanic smoke ring phenomenon floating over Mount Etna.

Otherworldly volcanic smoke ring phenomenon floating over Mount Etna.
Mystical rings floated over Sicily in recent days that have astounded onlookers in Italy. Mount Etna put on an otherworldly show as the volcano released smoke rings into the Sicilian sky. Last week, near-perfect volcanic smoke rings emerged from Mount Etna – Europe's lar…
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Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan.

Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan.
Rescue efforts are taking place in Taiwan after a powerful earthquake struck off its east coast on Wednesday, killing at least four people. The 7.4 magnitude quake caused multiple buildings to collapse in Hualien, the city closest to the epicentre. The strongest tremor to hit…
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Baltimore bridge collapses after powerless cargo ship rams into support column.

Baltimore bridge collapses after powerless cargo ship rams into support column.
A cargo ship lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, destroying the span in a matter of seconds and plunging it into the river in a terrifying collapse that could disrupt a vital shipping port for months. Six people were missing and presumed de…
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Princess of Wales Kate having cancer treatment.

Princess of Wales Kate having cancer treatment.
The Princess of Wales says she is in the early stages of treatment after a cancer diagnosis. In a video statement, Catherine says it was a "huge shock" after an "incredibly tough couple of months". But she sent a positive message, saying: "I am well a…
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Meta’s platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, went down.

Meta’s platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, went down.
Meta’s platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, went down for thousands of users on Tuesday, because of what the company called a “technical issue.” The outage was resolved within around two hours. As many as 500,000 Facebook users had reported issues logging in or acces…
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A man deliberately got 217 Covid shots.

A man deliberately got 217 Covid shots.
One German man has redefined “man on a mission.” A 62-year-old from Magdeburg deliberately got 217 Covid-19 vaccine shots in the span of 29 months, according to a new study, going against national vaccine recommendations. That’s an average of one jab every four days. In the …
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France becomes the only country to explicitly guarantee abortion as a constitutional right.

France becomes the only country to explicitly guarantee abortion as a constitutional right.
French lawmakers on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill to enshrine abortion rights in France’s constitution, making it the only country to explicitly guarantee a woman’s right to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy. The historic move was proposed by President Emmanuel Macro…
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Jeff Bezos Surpasses Elon Musk as World’s Richest Person.

Jeff Bezos Surpasses Elon Musk as World’s Richest Person.
Bezos, 60, topped the Bloomberg Billionaires Index for the first time since fall of 2021, surpassing Musk, who is now at $198 billion.  It comes after the Amazon founder sold off a total of $4 billion worth of shares since mid-February. Musk, 52, saw a judge rule in late Janu…
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