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Seattle Sees Unexpected Consequences From $15 Per Hour Min. Wage
 
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Low wage workers in Seattle who spent months agitating for a city-wide $15-per-hour minimum wage were quite successful in their quest. But many have suddenly found that the new rate has had unexpected consequences. Some workers across the city are left telling bosses to give them fewer hours at the higher wage because a full week’s earnings now puts them past the threshold for some welfare payments such as food stamps and assistance with rent. There have been other unforeseen consequences to the higher wage. Some restaurants are tacking on a 15 percent surcharge onto customer’s bills in order to avoid firing workers. Other stores, restaurants, and small businesses are simply closing down because they can’t afford the wage hike. By March of this year, for instance, restaurant closings increased at a much higher than average rate in Seattle. Many restaurants noted that the new wage put labor costs at nearly 50 percent of operating costs, and that made profit margins disappear. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/24/seattle-sees-unexpected-fallout-from-15-per-hour-min-wage/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
 
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Four years after the tsunami ravaged much of its northeastern coast and killed over eighteen-thousand people, Japan is constructing a nearly 250-mile chain of cement seawalls to fend off future towering waves. Opponents of the 6.8 billion dollar wall, which in some places will reach nearly five stories high, say that the massive concrete barrier will damage marine ecology and scenery and hinder vital fisheries. Moreover, it will do only little to protect residents, and even worse - it'll foster complacency. Instead, they call for people to either move to higher ground, or to create a "green wall" of trees that perhaps won't stop the floods, but will weaken the impact of the waves. However those in favor of the "great wall", say it's a necessary evil, and one that will provide some jobs, at least for a time. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/35d608bb1ebe4766b33146e39b6044ba/japan-opts-massive-costly-sea-wall-fend-tsunamis http://www.wochit.com
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Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure
 
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A new treatment resulting from the partnership between Britain's National Institute for Health Research and other leading medical research organizations has scientists hopeful that they may have found a way to eradicate the HIV virus completely. The Collaborative entity known as HIV Eradication of Viral Reservoirs is comprised of clinicians, virologists, and immunologists, who have treated the first patient in an upcoming study that will involve 50 participants. Whereas previous HIV treatments use Antiretroviral Therapy - or ART - to stop the virus from copying itself and spreading - which often results with the virus' return when treatment ends, this new approach hopes to activate "sleeping" HIV cells and encourage a patient's own immune system to fight HIV. According to professor Sarah Fidler "This first participant has now completed the intervention and we have found it to be safe and well tolerated." But Fidler adds that "Only when all 50 study participants have completed the whole study, by 2018, will we be able to tell if there has been an effect on curing HIV." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/03/Scientists-hope-for-HIV-cure-with-new-treatment/9551475522018/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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What Are Sanctions?
 
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Actress Olivia De Havilland Talks Sibling feud
 
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Legendary actress Olivia de Haviliand is celebrating her 100th birthday today. In a rare interview, De Havilland is finally breaking her silence on Hollywood's most famous sibling rivalry. De Haviliand is a two-time Oscar winner and last living remnant of Hollywood's Golden Age. In the interview she finally talked about her true feelings about her late sister Joan Fontaine, revealing that she calls her "Dragon Lady." De Havilland said the "legend of a feud" with her sister was first created by an article entitled "Sister Act" in Life Magazine . The article followed the 1942 Oscars, where both sisters were nominated for an Academy Award. Joan Fontaine, at that time, was the lesser known sister. She won for the movie "Suspicion". De Havilland, meanwhile, had been nominated for "Hold Back the Dawn." De Haviliand said "A feud implies continuing hostile conduct between two parties. I cannot think of a single instance wherein I initiated hostile behavior. But I can think of many occasions where my reaction to deliberately inconsiderate behavior was defensive." http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2016-07-01-EU--France-Olivia%20de%20Havilland/id-68ac2116a18f4c48b0953182c030edb1 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Banksy Confirms He's Behind New Mural In South Wales
 
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On Tuesday, street artist Banksy confirmed on Instagram that he is responsible for a mysterious piece of artwork that appeared in South Wales that morning. Banksy placed the work on two walls of a garage owned by a local steelworker in the Taibach area of Port Talbot. According to CNN, the art, which appears to pay homage to the town's industrial past, depicts a child playing in what looks like snow, but is actually ash from a skip fire. In July, properties and cars were covered with black dust from the town's steelworks, which has been suggested as a potential inspiration for the work. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/banksy-port-talbot-wales-gbr-scli/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Are Weed-Infused 'Female Suppositories' Real?
 
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Most women can agree — periods are annoying and painful. One company wants to turn painful periods into “chill” periods using marijuana, a drug known for medicinal, as well as recreational, uses. The weed capsule has been dubbed “Foria Relief,” by the company Foria, which also launched a popular marijuana-infused sexual lubricant. The capsule is a small, cocoa butter-based insert that is being marketed as a pain reliever for women's menstrual cramps. The tampon-sized vaginal suppository is blended with a 6 to 1 ratio of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil concentrate and cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, respectively. THC works by targeting the nerves to “block out pain,” while CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and as an antispasmodic by treating muscle spasms that occur from menstruation and ovulation. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/q5J1p9BlCdU/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
 
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Beau Biden's viewing service was emotional to say the least. Vice President Joe Biden, whose son tragically passed away from brain cancer five days ago at the young age of 46, was surrounded by friends and family Thursday at Beau's public service and viewing at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Beau's wife and kids and the rest of their family were understandably emotional while watching honor guards carry Beau's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The famous family shed tears as they said goodbye to the former Attorney General, who had been battling brain cancer for several years. In addition to the service and viewing, Beau was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware's highest honor, for his "heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement." http://www.eonline.com/news/663433/vice-president-joe-biden-attends-son-beau-biden-s-emotional-funeral-surrounded-by-family?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Identify Treatment of Glioblastoma Brain Tumor
 
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Researchers say they have identified a protein -- tyrosine phosphatase receptor type Z, or PTPRZ, -- as a drug target for patients with glioblastoma. Glioblastoma has been classified by the World Health Organization as the highest grade glioma, a type of brain tumor that is difficult to treat with the median survival rate of patients with glioblastoma is 14 months. There has been a lack of effective treatment options has spurred researchers to look for other treatment options. The study also showed that the allosteric inhibitor of PTPRZ known as NAZ2329 suppressed stem cell-like properties in glioblastoma cells in cultures and tumor growth. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/07/18/Scientists-identify-drug-target-for-treatment-of-glioblastoma/6421500394895/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Why the U.S. Military Pushed Helicopters Overboard in the Vietnam War
 
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In the final year of the Vietnam War, a series of offensives by the North Vietnamese led to the fall of the South Vietnamese capital Saigon on April 30, 1975. As the North Vietnamese Viet Cong approached Saigon, South Vietnamese citizens and American personnel fled before them, and the U.S. government began a program of mass evacuations. People were helicoptered away, sometimes under fire, to waiting American warships. The final phase of the evacuation was code-named Operation Frequent Wind. This included a map of Saigon showing areas where they would be picked up when the signal was given. Frequent Wind was carried out on April 29 and 30. Such was the speed of the evacuation and the number of people involved that the ships became overwhelmed with people and the helicopters that had brought them. Orders were given to push surplus helicopters over the sides of the ships to make room for more. Some pilots were told to drop off their passengers, then ditch their machines in the sea, bailing out at the last moment to be picked up by waiting rescue boats. Over 7,000 people were evacuated in Operation Frequent Wind. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/dPc28CAsJQE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Over 100,000 Mourners Attend Muhammad Ali Funeral
 
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Louisville, Kentucky police estimate that more than 100,000 people turned out for Muhammad Ali's funeral procession in his hometown on Friday. Fans, friends and family of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion lined the streets for an emotional goodbye to the legendary sports figure. A motorcade procession began at about 10:35 local time, more than an hour behind schedule, and took the Ali's coffin past his childhood home, the Ali Center, the Center for African American Heritage and then down Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Ali passed away last Friday at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-06-10-BOX--Muhammad%20Ali-Memorial-The%20Latest/id-4e4dad51131d43b895f7e13ccc5ee680 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Trees In The Amazon Make Their Own Rain
 
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The Amazon rainforest is home to strange weather. One peculiarity is that rains begin 2 to 3 months before seasonal winds start to bring in moist air from the ocean. Researchers say they have finally figured out where this early moisture comes from: the trees themselves. The study provides concrete data for something scientists had theorized for a long time. Previous research showed early accumulation of moisture in the atmosphere over the Amazon, but scientists weren’t sure why. Satellite data showed that the increase coincided with a “greening” of the rainforest, or an increase in fresh leaves, leading researchers to suspect the moisture might be water vapor released during photosynthesis. In a process called transpiration, plants release water vapor from small pores on the underside of their leaves. Scientists thought it was possible that plants were releasing enough moisture to build low-level clouds over the Amazon. And after observing the water vapor over the Amazon with NASA’s Aura satellite, they proved the theory to be true. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/trees-amazon-make-their-own-rain http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Philadelphia Apologizes to Baseball Great Jackie Robinson
 
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The city of Philadelphia officially offered an apology this week to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love during his famous baseball career. The City Council passed a resolution on Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in the 1940s. As baseball fans and historians know, April 15 is the day Robinson broke baseball's color barrier by becoming the first black player in the sport. In Philadelphia, Robinson was famously taunted by manager Ben Chapman, who, along with Phillies players, hurled racial slurs at Robinson each time he came to bat during the 1947 season. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/31/philadelphia-apology-jackie-robinson-racism-dodgers http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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You May Be Able to Repair Cavities Without Getting a Filling
 
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A study conducted by researchers from the Dental Institute at King’s College London has uncovered a way to renew stem cells in tooth pulp using a drug previously used for Alzheimer’s treatment. This could potentially put an end to the need for traditional dental fillings. Traditional fillings never actually restore your tooth completely. They’re prone to infection and often need to be replaced. If enough complications with the filling occur, your tooth might eventually need to be extracted. King’s researchers placed collagen sponges laced with Alzheimers medication Tideglusib over mice’s cavities, to see if it would stimulate stem cells in teeth. After 6 weeks, the Tideglusib spurred new dentine growth on the rodents’ teeth, suggesting that your tooth may have the ability to naturally repair itself. The results are still preliminary and scientists must do additional testing to see if the findings would apply to humans. http://www.menshealth.com/health/repair-cavities-without-getting-a-filling http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Here Are Five Facts About the Little-Known Pangolin
 
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Here are five facts about the little-known Pangolin: 1. Pangolin’s scales are made of keratin, which is the same material found in a rhino's horn. A pangolin's tongue can be longer than its body. Pangolins don't have very good eyesight. Pangolins can live in trees or in the ground. Some species climb trees by using their claws to grip on to overhanging branches, while others use their claws to dig holes in the ground. Four of the species are found in Asia and the four others are found in Africa. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37470783' http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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A Meteor From Another Solar System May Be Earth's First Interstellar Visitor
 
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According to a report by CNN, a new study by two Harvard researchers reveals that the cosmos may have deposited its first interstellar visitor to Earth five years ago, when a small meteor crashed into the South Pacific near Papua New Guinea. According to their research, this relatively small, 1.5 foot-wide object most likely originated in another solar system. CNN suggests that of all the possibilities this relatively small object would suggest, perhaps the most exciting is the idea that an interstellar object, like this meteor, could carry life from other solar systems. Dr. Abraham Loeb, the chair of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, and the co-atuhor of the study, reportedly said, "In principle, life could survive in the core of a rock. Either bacteria, or tardigrades (a microscopic, water-dwelling animal); they can survive harsh conditions in space and arrive right to us." https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/17/us/interstellar-meteor-object-harvard-study-scn-trnd/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Extract DNA From A Mummy
 
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Ancient Egyptian mummies are known to preserve many details of the once-living: facial features, signs of illness, and even tattoos. But not, it seemed, DNA. After repeated failure in extracting the molecule, many scientists had been convinced that the hot desert climate and the chemicals used in the process of mummification would have destroyed any remnant of genetic material long ago. Now a team of ancient DNA specialists has successfully sequenced genomes from 90 ancient Egyptian mummies. The study, led by Johannes Krause, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, reportedly used next-generation sequencing methods to read stretches of any DNA present in a sample and successfully fished out those that resembled human DNA. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/scientists-thought-ancient-egyptian-mummies-didn-t-have-any-dna-left-they-were-wrong http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
 
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In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Associated Press, Davis held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others. Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-11-US--Woman's%20Final%20Party/id-21d9da4fc7f440b2ab9c01f3eb8c68a4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Dazzling Supertide Transforms France's Mont Saint-Michel Into an Island, Delighting Thousands
 
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A supertide has turned France’s famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon. The so-called “tide of the century” actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, it's especially dramatic at the UNESCO world heritage site, which is normally linked to the mainland only by a narrow causeway at high tide. The high tide, said to rise at the pace of a horse's gallop, turned the Mont briefly into an island Saturday, while the day's low tide allowed people to walk on the expansive flat seabed. Tidal specialist Nicolas Pouvreau told France 24 the surge was a few inches short of expectations. http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/world/~3/gP2Ubk0HhSE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Science May Have Found A Cure for the World's Most Common STD
 
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Many, many people around the world who have been diagnosed with human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is incurable, and it strikes nearly every sexually active human at some point in his or her lifetime. Right now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 79 million Americans have the virus and doctors report roughly 14 million new cases every year in this country. Happily an HIV drug that’s been on the market since 2006 may hold the key to fighting the virus—and warding off its associated cancers. British scientists Ian and Lynne Hampson of the University of Manchester recently published results from a phase 1 clinical trial in the peer-reviewed journal Plus One—which suggest that a cure is looking more promising than ever. 23 Kenyan women were given Lopimune, a combination of the anti-viral HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, for two weeks. According to Fusion, twelve weeks after the trial began, the researchers found that HPV infection levels had declined in 19 of the 23 women. Not only that, but in 12 of the 23 women, no virus could be detected at all. http://fusion.net/story/289715/hpv-cure-worlds-most-common-std/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ruins Of Japanese Castle Reveals Ancient Roman Coins
 
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Since 2013, a team of archeologists from Uruma city's local Board of Education has been excavating Katsuren castle located in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture. The site is a UNESCO world heritage site. Ten ancient Roman coins dating to the Ancient Roman Empire, were discovered recently when a researcher from Gangoji temple cultural properties department, spotted them when he traveled to the castle from Nara. On Monday the Uruma Board of Education announced their discovery. The coins were later submitted for examination them using X-ray technology. The tchnology allows the engraving on the coins to be seen with greater clarity. The Roman coins appeared to be from at least 300 to 400 AD. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/luxury/ancient-roman-coins-japan/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Suge Knight Fires His Lawyers, Speaks for Himself in Court Appearance
 
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In a brief court appearance Monday Suge Knight said he fired the lawyers handling his murder case. Speaking on his own behalf, he told the judge he's received poor medical treatment while in jail and that he's going blind. His case was transferred to another judge, but Knight had to leave early to receive more treatment. It's the third time he's gone straight from court to the hospital. Knight has been officially charged with premeditated murder following a hit and run that led to the death of his friend. The incident stemmed from an on-set argument where Straight Outta Compton was filming. Knight has plead not guilty to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run. http://www.complex.com/music/2015/03/suge-knight-fires-lawyers-in-murder-trial http://www.wochit.com
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Laundering Money On Giftcards?
 
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In 2011, amid a crackdown on international money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department tried to close a loophole that authorities said allows drug cartels to move bulk cash across borders on gift and other prepaid cards. The department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed that money stored on these cards count toward a U.S. requirement to report cross-border movement of cash of $10,000 or more. But FinCEN later withdrew its proposed rule after pushback from the prepaid card industry, according to law enforcement sources. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/drug-cartels-continue-money-laundering-prepaid-cards-amid-industry-pushback-n627056 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ring Bought At London Garage Sale Could Be Worth $500K
 
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According to the Huffington Post, while shopping at a garage sale at West Middlesex University Hospital in West London, an unidentified woman may have unwittingly scored a one-of-a-kind discount! The woman purchased a £10 (or approximately $13) diamond ring at the garage sale, and assumed it to be costume jewelry due to its heavy antique setting. But after a jeweler suggested that it may be real, she had it appraised, and was shocked to discover it in fact was a genuine 19th century cushion-cut diamond. Soon afterwards, Sotheby's of London, the revered auction house which specializes in the expensive and historic, confirmed the authenticity of the stone, estimating the 26.27-carat diamond at about $450,000, thanks to its near-flawless color and clarity. http://www.allure.com/story/garage-sale-ring-worth-half-million http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Use Stem Cell Therapy To Treat Leading Cause Of Blindness
 
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2 (UPI) -- Researchers made advances toward creating stem cell-derived retinal cells used to treat a leading cause of blindness, scientists at the National Eye Institute said. NEI scientists found that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on a layer of cells in the back of the eye, known as the retinal pigment epithelium, are essential for the survival of the retina's light-sensing photoreceptors, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. The discovery has advanced scientists' ability to use induced-pluripotent stem cells to create adult RPE for transplants to treat patients with geographic atrophy -- or dry age-related macular degeneration -- a leading cause of blindness in the United States. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/01/02/Scientists-advance-stem-cell-therapy-for-a-leading-cause-of-blindness/8571514929118/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Revolutionary Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Successful in Mice
 
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With use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR, researchers have successfully treated mice with muscular dystrophy. This treatment could lead to a debilitating degenerative disease. http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/12/crispr-helps-heal-mice-muscular-dystrophy http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Underground Lake Found On Mars Raises Possibility Of Life
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life. FILE PHOTO: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this snapshot of Mars 11 hours before the planet made its closest approach to Earth on August 26, 2003. REUTERS/J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI)/NASA/File Photo The reservoir they detected — roughly 12 miles (20 km) in diameter, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about a mile (1.5 km) beneath the ice surface — represents the first stable body of liquid water ever found on Mars. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/G2w8Gcj_2A4/underground-lake-found-on-mars-raising-possibility-of-life-idUSKBN1KF1Z8 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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New Report Details Alarming Rise in Methane Gas
 
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While the world has been working to reduce carbon emissions to combat climate change, there's been a troubling spike in another dangerous gas. Methane levels in the atmosphere are rising faster than at any point in the past two decades, according to new research. The findings are presented by the newly-released Global Methane Budget published Monday -- part of an effort by 100 international scientists to understand just how much methane is rising, and why. http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/12/world/methane-gas-global-budget/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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U.N. Tries To Locate Fijian Peacekeepers Seized On Golan Heights
 
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U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 43 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria. Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra, a fortified crossing between Syria and the Golan, barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants, who attacked a U.N. base on the Syrian side of the border on Wednesday and seized the 43 Fijians. Military officers in the Philippines said about 80 U.N. soldiers from the Philippines, all of whom serve with UNDOF, a U.N. force that has monitored the disengagement zone between Israel and Syria since the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, remain locked down in two camps on the Syrian side of the frontier. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/3_k_xik5e74/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Guantanamo Military Tribunal Judge Determined To Not Be Impartial
 
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According to a report by Politico, on Tuesday, a federal appeals court dealt a blow to the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals, throwing out three years worth of rulings in a key terror case after determining the judge overseeing the proceedings did not appear to be impartial. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reportedly held that Air Force Col. Vance Spath created “an intolerable cloud of partiality” over the military commission by pursuing a job at the Justice Department while simultaneously presiding over the case against Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the U.S.S. Cole bombing in Yemen in 2000. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/16/guantanamo-military-tribunal-1277790 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins Snaps The Best Selfie Of 2013 — In Space!
 
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NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins Snaps The Best Selfie Of 2013 — In Space! This. Is. So Cool. We think it's safe to say that this has hands down won the title of the Best Selfie of 2013. Mike Hopkins, a NASA astronaut, snapped the pic while on a mission with fellow astronaut, Rick Mastracchio, to change a faulty water pump on the outside of the International Space Station! NASA [...] http://perezhilton.com/2013-12-27-nasa-astronaut-mike-hopkins-snaps-best-selfie-in-space-earth-repairing-international-space-station-cool http://www.wochit.com
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Astronomers Discover Deep Lakes Of Methane On Titan
 
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According to a report by Digital Trends, in the two years since the Cassini probe ended its mission by burning up in the rings of Saturn, data from its recordings is still being analyzed and astronomers are making surprising findings. Digital Trends reports that the latest research using the Cassini data has shown that Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, hosts deep liquid lakes of methane. Using radar data, astronomers were reportedly able to test the depth of the lakes found in Titan’s northern hemisphere. Scientists reportedly discovered that some were more than 100 meters or 300 feet deep, making Titan the only body in our solar system other than Earth to host stable liquid on its surface. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/titan-methane-lakes/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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HIgh School Football Player Dies On Field After Scoring Touch Down
 
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An NBC station reported a high-school football player collapsed and died moments after scoring a touchdown. Citing figures from the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the affiliate reported Luke Schemm's on-field death was the 11th fatality related to high-school football since July. His father told reporters the 17-year-old high-school senior was playing for Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs, Kansas, when he scored a touchdown in the middle of the third quarter on Tuesday. David Schemm said, "We do not know exactly" what happened. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4b42309d/sc/35/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cus0Enews0Chigh0Eschool0Efootball0Eplayer0Eluke0Eschemm0Escores0Etouchdown0Edies0En457786/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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The Bees Living On Notre Dame's Roof Survived The Fire
 
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The bees that live on the roof of Notre Dame are alive and buzzing, having survived the devastating fire that ripped through the cathedral on Monday. Beekeeper Nicolas Geant told CNN that he received a call from the Notre Dame spokesman saying there were bees flying in and out of the hives. "Which means they are still alive!" Geant said. "Right after the fire I looked at the drone pictures and saw the hives weren't burnt but there was no way of knowing if the bees had survived. Now I know there's activity it's a huge relief!" Notre Dame has housed three beehives on the first floor on a roof over the sacristy, just beneath the rose window, since 2013. Each hive has about 60,000 bees. Geant said the hives were not touched by the blaze because they are located about 30 meters below the main roof where the fire spread. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/19/europe/notre-dame-bees-fire-intl-scli/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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India Builds First 'smart' City as Urban Population Swells
 
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India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western state Gujarat. So far, it boasts modern underground infrastructure, two office blocks and not much else. The plan, however, is for a meticulously planned metropolis complete with gleaming towers, drinking water on tap, automated waste collection and a dedicated power supply - luxuries to many Indians. With an urban population set to double at 814 million people by 2050, India faces the kind of mass urbanization only seen before in China. Ahead of his election last May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised 100 so-called smart cities by 2022 to help meet the rush. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/K4E_tbpmqk8/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Millennials Are Buying Cars In A New Way
 
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Much ado has been made of the peculiar habits of millennials — those born between 1980 and 2000, roughly — including their supposed aversion to purchasing cars, which could threaten the very nature of the automotive industry. Despite a laundry list of reasons not to buy a car, however (reducing your ecological imprint, improved public transit systems in urban centers and cities, more people working from their homes), millennials are still doing so, according to Andrea Brimmer, Ally Bank’s chief marketing and public relations officer, who stopped by the Digital Trends CES booth for a friendly chat. They’re just going about it differently. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/ally-bank-booth-interview-ces/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Charlize Theron Admits Feud With Tom Hardy While Filming ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
 
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Actress Charlize Theron admitted that she and costar Tom Hardy weren't close when they filmed Mad Max: Fury Road. Not only does she say it was a “struggle” to work with him, but she reveals that it showed in the characters. Talking to The Wall Street Journal, the actress said: “Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other. If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse.” The actress revealed to Esquire last year that Hardy sent her a note after filming wrapped, which read: “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also f—ing awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy.” http://www.celebuzz.com/2016-04-01/charlize-theron-did-not-get-along-with-tom-hardy-while-filming-mad-max/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Greenland Meltdown Alarms Scientists
 
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Now, they are striving to understand the complex feedbacks that are speeding up surface melting. In Greenland, the great melt is on. The decline of Greenland's ice sheet is a familiar story, but until recently, massive calving glaciers that carry ice from the interior and crumble into the sea got most of the attention. Between 2000 and 2008, such "dynamic" changes accounted for about as much mass loss as surface melting and shifts in snowfall. But the balance tipped dramatically between 2011 and 2014, when satellite data and modeling suggested that 70% of the annual 269 billion tons of snow and ice shed by Greenland was lost through surface melt, not calving. The accelerating surface melt has doubled Greenland's contribution to global sea level rise since 1992–2011, to 0.74 mm per year. "Nobody expected the ice sheet to lose so much mass so quickly," says geophysicist Isabella Velicogna of the University of California, Irvine. "Things are happening a lot faster than we expected." http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/great-greenland-meltdown http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Netherlands proposes banning all gas, diesel car sales by 2025
 
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Netherland legislators have proposed banning the sale of all gas and diesel vehicles by 2025. The Globe and Mail reports on a per-capita level, the country already has the second-most plug-in electric vehicles of any country, behind only Norway. But fully-electric vehicles there currently make up just 1.4% of sales. ScienceAlert reports that a majority of the lower house in the Dutch parliament supports the motion. The country’s executive cabinet must now come up with a plan to implement the proposal. Conservative party members say the motion is unrealistic, insisting that at most 15% of all sold cars could be completely electric in 2025. http://fusion.net/story/291302/netherlands-wants-to-ban-gas-cars/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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If Your DNA Is Right, You Can Lease Land in Hawaii for $1 a Year
 
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Hawaiians will for the first time be allowed to submit DNA evidence to prove their native ancestry in an effort to become eligible for low-cost state land leases. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands reached the agreement after the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation filed a lawsuit in 2012 on behalf of Leighton Pang Kee. According to BuzzFeed, Kee had applied through the organization for housing and submitted DNA evidence to establish his relationship with the unnamed biological father on his birth certificate. To be eligible for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands housing, Hawaiians must prove they have 50% or more blood quantum. They can then apply for a 99-year lease of state land for $1 a year. Pang Kee was adopted, but he knew who his late father was and found his father’s brother, who took a DNA test to prove that they were related. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/hawaii-to-allow-dna-testing-as-proof-of-native-ancestry?utm_term=4ldqpia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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India to Sign Iran Port Deal, Ignores U.S. Warning
 
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India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a port at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman, near Iran's border with Pakistan, but the venture has made little progress because of Western sanctions on Iran. Now, spurred on by Chinese President Xi Jinping's signing of energy and infrastructure agreements with Pakistan worth $46 billion, Modi wants to swiftly sign trade deals with Iran and other Gulf countries. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OyDjpFbC4kQ/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Millions of Coywolves Are Already Here
 
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Coyotes, wolves and dogs have begun breeding with each other to create a powerful new animal that some scientists are already calling a new species. The specimen is now commonly called the “coywolf." It's the product of weak versions of wolves and coyotes interbreeding between each other, as well as with dogs that are the product of human settlement. They have the ability to hunt in any terrain—like wolves, in forests, or like coyotes, in more densely populated areas. The resulting offspring are twice as massive as purebred coyotes, capable of killing deer and, in packs, moose. Roland Kays of North Carolina State University told The Economist he estimates they now number in the millions, and are spreading fast beyond their northeastern epicenter. http://fusion.net/story/224645/coywolf-combination-dog-coyote-wolf-roams-america/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Vikings Torch a Longship in Shetland for Up Helly Aa Festival
 
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Hundreds of people dressed as Vikings descended on Lerwick in Shetland Tuesday for the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival. A replica Viking longship was torched as part of the celebrations, which celebrate the island's Norse heritage. Although the festival is based on Viking tradition, it actually only dates back as far as the 1880s. With a handful of exceptions it's been held every year since. The event, which was months in the making, saw a band of warriors known as the Jarl Squad march through the town. Hundreds of costumed "guizers" joined them, carrying flaming torches which were thrown into the ship. A lot of work goes into Up Helly Aa. The specially chosen members of the Jarl Squad have to design and make their own suits, which differ every year. The shields have also been different every year since the squad's birth in 1920. Each warrior makes their own weapon, which have included axes, swords, spears, daggers, bows and crossbows in the past. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/shhhsOuur9M/ http://www.wochit.com
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King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'
 
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As the country celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice. Bernice King addressed more than 2,000 people gathered at her father's Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta four days before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration saying "At the end of the day, the Donald Trumps come and go, we still have to find a way to create the beloved community." She spoke hours before her brother, Martin Luther King III, is schedule to meet with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2017-01-16-US--King%20Day%20Celebrations/id-b452394d2f1d47108f4b31864edfe4ad http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Newly Discovered Ancient Carnivore Is True Nightmare Fuel
 
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New research describes the remains of a gigantic, four-legged mammalian carnivore that terrorized Africa some 22 million years ago. The name of this formidable creature is Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, which translated from Swahili means “big lion coming from Africa.” But this was no feline—it belonged to an extinct group of mammals known as hyaenodonts, which have no close relation to any species of mammalian carnivore living today. Larger than a polar bear, and with a head as big as a rhino’s, Simbakubwa spent its time as an apex predator in Eastern Africa around 22 million years ago, eventually going extinct under mysterious circumstances. https://gizmodo.com/newly-discovered-ancient-carnivore-was-bigger-than-a-po-1834136617 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Graham Nash Lets Fly Sharp Words On David Crosby
 
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Graham Nash made some no holds barred comments to a Dutch magazine about the rift between he and former bandmate David Crosby. Nash declared that his days in CSN were likely over due to the rift. In addition, speaking to Billboard, Nash said, "In my world, there will never, ever be a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record and there will never be another Crosby, Stills and Nash record or show. Although he wouldn't elaborate on why he's upset with his longtime band mate, Nash said succinctly, "Right now, I don't want anything to do with Crosby at all. It's just that simple." Speaking to Dutch magazine Lust for Life, Nash held nothing back while slamming Crosby, saying, 'David has ripped the heart out of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young." http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/graham-nash-i-dont-want-anything-to-do-with-david-crosby-20160308 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Pop-Up Bar Lets You Visit 'Stranger Things'
 
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A “Stranger Things” pop-up bar has opened up in Chicago, where fans of the series can have drinks named after characters in the show and even eat Eleven’s waffles. According to Mashable, the bar, titled “The Upside Down,” is currently located in Chicago’s Logan Square and is full of references to the hit show. See some photos from the pop-up bar below. #strangerthings A post shared by @stlus on Aug 19, 2017 at 1:15pm PDT my job is amazing. the people i get to create these insane concepts & installs with are amazing. i can't wait for you all to see the work we've been putting in this week on The Upside Down!???? http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Stranger-Things-Pop-up-Bar-Lets-You-Visit-11950987.php http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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How Teens Are Affected By Technology
 
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‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,’ is a documentary that discusses and directs both modern-day internet and phone addiction. According to new studies, a modern-American teenager spend six and a half hours looking at digital devices every day. 60 percent of teenagers in a newly conducted study said that they text and use social media while doing homework, and 76 percent of them listen to music. Sherry Turkle, a noted sociologist say this is hurting more than helping. She states, “What’s extraordinary about the studies on multitasking is, even though you’re doing worse and worse on everything you’re doing, you feel as though you’re doing better and better.” Teenagers will soon need to lower their tech usage. https://www.cnet.com/news/teen-tech-smartphone-addiction-screenagers-snapchat-google/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Rio Displaced 700 Families To Build For Olympics
 
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All that remains of Vila Autodromo, a working-class community that was once home to around 700 families, is a row of 20 whitewashed houses. The city built the homes after some residents fought city officials through activism and legal action to remain on the land. The favela, which is an illegally settled town common throughout Brazil, had experienced little outside pressure for many years, but became surrounded by luxury housing as Rio's population expanded. When Rio was chosen in 2009 to host the Olympics, the city announced that thousands of families would be displaced to accommodate the event, including the Vila Autódromo community. Officials offered residents money or public housing, but several people refused the offers. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2016-rio-summer-olympics/olympic-games-open-community-mourns-demolished-neighborhood-n622861 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Astronomers Make First Direct Observation of ‘Super-Jupiter’ Exoplanet
 
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Artist's impression of the super-Jupiter exoplanet, HR8799e. The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. Calçada) Astronomers have made the first direct observation of a planet outside our solar system with a groundbreaking new technique that combines the light from multiple telescopes. The massive “super-Jupiter” exoplanet, called HR8799e, exists 129 light years from Earth and has an atmosphere with clouds of iron and silicates swirling in a planet-wide storm, according to a statement from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). https://www.geek.com/news/astronomers-make-first-direct-observation-of-super-jupiter-exoplanet-129-light-years-from-earth-1780290/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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