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Video Of Man Rescuing Rabbit From Fire Goes Viral
With fires continuing to rage across Southern California, burning through more than 90,000 acres by Thursday morning, video footage captured by the public escaping the blaze has filled social media. Among the clips, several show animal rescues. Earlier in the week, people rallied to save a horse that fell into a crevice while attempting to escape the fires, who is now expected to make a full recovery thanks to human intervention. And as the fires spread across Highway 1 in Ventura County, video of a rabbit darting across lanes of traffic and into a burning bush captured the moment when a man went in for a daring animal rescue. With smoke and flames all around, the man attempts to first locate the rabbit, but the search proves difficult, and leads to frustration, after which, shouting dramatically and wading into the brush, the man flushes out the rabbit, scoops him up, and clutches him to his body as the video ends. https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/watch-man-rescues-rabbit-wildfires-and-restores-your-faith-humanity http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
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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What Are Sanctions?
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Goldman Sachs Limits Interns to 17 Hour Workdays
Memo to Wall Street interns: go home and get some sleep. Goldman Sachs told its summer interns — all 2,900 of them — when they started their gigs this summer that they can’t be in the office between midnight and 7 a.m.. The 17-hour work day restriction is an attempt by the banking giants to curb some of their junior staffers’ long and grueling hours. One young banker told Atlantic writer Kevin Roose last year that the “banker 9 to 5” is 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next day. And 22-year-old Sarvshreshth Gupta complained to his father about regular 100 hour work weeks before he died earlier this year. Earlier this year, Bank of America told its staffers that they’ll be required to take a minimum of four weekends off per month. Goldman Sachs has also encouraged its staffers not to work on weekends, and began offering analysts full-time contracts instead of two-year contracts to relieve some of the pressure. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/tGnTl615qMg/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Elon Musk Unveils the World’s Most Efficient Solar Panel
Elon Musk is basically trying to save the world. Just a few days after announcing Tesla’s all-electric SUV called the Model X, his latest step is creating world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel. On Friday, SolarCity, the company he chairs, announced it will start producing panels with a module efficiency exceeding 22%. But thanks to the efficiencies, the panels will produce 30-40% more power than a standard issue solar panels despite being of comparable size. They will be available for most customers starting in 2017. The company also said the panels will be manufactured at its new Buffalo, New York facility, a unique feature given that almost all other solar panels are made in China. http://fusion.net/story/208036/elon-musk-solarcity-solar-panel-record/?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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Here Are Five Facts About the Little-Known Pangolin
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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Extraterrestrial Organic Matter Discovered In 3.3-Billion-Year-Old Volcanic Rock
Geologists in France and Italy have spotted what appear to be organic molecules from outer space in 3.3-billion-year-old rocks in South Africa, according to a new study. By now, we know that organic molecules, from methane to amino acids, exist in space, and perhaps some of these molecules were brought to our own planet via carbon-containing asteroids. A small range called the Makhonjwa Mountains or the Barberton Greenstone Belt sits in eastern South Africa and Swaziland, and contains a 23-to-66 foot thick deposit of 3.3-billion-year-old volcanic rock called the Josefdal Chert. In essence, the researchers measured how the samples’ electrons responded to a slowly changing magnetic field. https://gizmodo.com/extraterrestrial-organic-matter-found-in-3-3-billion-ye-1835005557 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
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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Scientists Identify Treatment of Glioblastoma Brain Tumor
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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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
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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Ruins Of Japanese Castle Reveals Ancient Roman Coins
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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Trees In The Amazon Make Their Own Rain
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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Sorry, Princess! Thai Prince Strips Wife of Royal Name
Thailand's crown prince has revoked the royally-assigned family name of his wife, following the arrest of several of her relatives in a high-profile corruption case. News about the monarchy is heavily filtered by the palace, and under the lse-majest laws, the world's harshest, anything deemed an insult or a threat to the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The office of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn issued a statement on Friday ordering the Interior Ministry to strip the family of Princess Srirasmi of the royal-appointed surname Akharaphongpreecha. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is the first in line for the Thai throne. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/40f9239a/sc/11/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cworld0Cthailands0Ecrown0Eprince0Estrips0Ewife0Eroyally0Eappointed0Efamily0Ename0En258351/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Russian Planes Fly Near US Warship
According to the Pentagon, Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer sailing in the Black Sea. Russian state media reported that the USS Ross was acting "aggressively". The US Department of Defense, however, said the ship was "well within international waters at all times, performing routine operations". The US Navy released video on Monday of a Russian plane passing as close as 500 meters to the USS Ross. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Monday that the Russian planes were not armed with weapons and the USS Ross maintained its course. The Pentagon added that the ship's deployment to the Black Sea had been publicly announced. The Black Sea encounters are the latest sign of military tension between Russian and the West, amid hostilities in eastern Ukraine. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32969336#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Beyonce Visits Haiti to See Progress Made Since 2010 Quake
Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago. Haiti U.N. mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe said Saturday that Beyonce also was able to "meet some of the people who were affected by" by the 2010 disaster in the impoverished Caribbean country. De la Combe said the American singer, a 20-time Grammy winner, visited Haiti with Valerie Amos, the United Nations' humanitarian affairs chief and emergency relief coordinator. It wasn't immediately clear how long Beyonce's stop in Haiti was or exactly where she visited. Official estimates say the 2010 quake that shattered Haiti's capital and surrounding areas claimed as many as 300,000 lives. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4663c302/sc/38/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cworld0Cbeyonce0Evisits0Ehaiti0Esee0Eprogress0Emade0E20A10A0Equake0En360A236/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Revolutionary Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Successful in Mice
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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Scientists Extract DNA From A Mummy
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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Detroit Mom Who Put Kids in Freezer Given Life Sentence
The apparently remorseless Detroit mother who admitted to killing two of her children and hiding their bodies in a deep freezer was sentenced Friday morning to life in prison without parole. Mitchelle Blair, 36, was allowed to address the Wayne County courtroom and displayed the same anger she has previously shown since her arrest in March in the horrific case. Blair, who used her time blasting the fathers of her dead children for being absent in their lives said, "But I'm the only one not lying about anything." http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4836e44f/sc/14/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cus0Enews0Cdetroit0Emom0Emitchelle0Eblair0Egets0Elife0Esentence0Eputting0Echildren0Efreezer0En393781/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
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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Archaeologists In Germany Open 1,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus Found In Church
According to a report by CNN, archaeologists in the German city of Mainz have exhumed a 1,000 year old sarcophagus, uncovering the decomposed remains of what may be a former Archbishop who died in the 11th century. The stone coffin was first uncovered through excavations within St. Johannis Church in 2017, when a corner of the receptacle was revealed beneath the church floor. CNN reports that samples of fabric uncovered within the sarcophagus will be sent to a textile expert in order to determine their age, while bone and tissue samples will undergo carbon dating and DNA testing. Guido Faccani, the lead archaeologist, reportedly said that the remains could have belonged to Erkanbald, who was Archbishop of Mainz from 1011 until his death in 1021, but noted that further research would be required to verify this claim. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/mainz-sarcophagus-discovery-intl-scli-grm/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ireland Legalized Crystal Meth, Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms (accidentally)
It's like a Breaking Bad paradise. Possession of ecstasy, crystal meth, ketamine, magic mushrooms and more than 100 other drugs were legalized in Ireland on Tuesday, due to an accidental loophole in the drug laws. The state court of appeals, which ruled in favor of a man who was convicted of possessing illegal drugs, said that the current law banning certain substances was unconstitutional. As a result, all government orders banning a big list of drugs became null and void. The embarrassed Irish government rushed to draft a new law after the ruling, and pressed to get it approved in parliament as soon as possible on Wednesday. But to many ravers' delight, it is seems that it will go into effect only on Thursday evening. In any case, 125 drugs are still considered illegal as ever, among them heroin and cocaine. null http://www.wochit.com
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Racist Cop To Serve 10 + Years
William Melendez, former Michigan police officer, was sentenced up to ten years in prison for acts of violence against an unarmed black man. The victim, Floyd Dent, was stopped for a minor traffic offense. Then, Melendez and his fellow officers proceeded to beat Dent and plant drugs in his vehicle. Judge Vonda Evans served Melendez his sentence this week. While reading her statement she said they were “a group of racist police officers” who carried out a “humiliating and degrading” act against Dent. She ended with the powerful question, "It's 2015, how does this happen?" This week, former Michigan police officer William Melendez was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for beating an unarmed black man, Floyd Dent, during a routine traffic stop. At Melendez’s sentencing hearing this week, Judge Vonda Evans of the Wayne County Circuit Court scolded Melendez and the officers who accompanied him that day, calling them “a group of racist police officers” who carried out a “humiliating and degrading” act against Dent. http://fusion.net/story/264144/judge-vonda-evans-william-melendez-sentencing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Laundering Money On Giftcards?
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
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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Humvee Auction Hammers Home Strong Prices
The U.S. Military recently held its first-ever public auction of its surplus Humvee supply, and the results were good. Each Humvee had a starting price of $10,000, but the average transaction price was around $30,000. The lowest someone paid to take home one of the brutes was $21,500, while a top-end bid saw a Humvee trade for $41,000. According to Military.com, the total amount spent at the auction comes to $744,000. That's a ton of dough for a bunch of vehicles that aren't even street legal. Still, it's clear that demand is high, and you can expect more auctions like this in the future. http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1096022_humvee-auction-hammers-home-strong-prices http://www.wochit.com
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Gus Kenworthy Opens Up About His Relationship
Roger Erickson/OUT Gus Kenworthy and Matt Wilkas aren't in a rush to settle down. The 25-year-old Olympic free-skier and the 38-year-old actor grace one of two covers for OUT magazine's annual "Love Issue," on newsstands Jan. 17. Kenworthy was "on the rocks" with his first boyfriend, sports photographer Robin Macdonald, when came out publicly on the cover of ESPN Magazine in October 2015. Before the couple officially called it quits, the silver medalist had reached out to Wilkas to set up a date—but their love story didn't start until much later on. http://www.eonline.com/news/818623/gus-kenworthy-and-matt-wilkas-we-re-in-love-but-we-re-not-getting-married?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 YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sam Sarpong: MTV Co-Host, Actor and Model Dies at 40
Actor, model, and co-host of MTV's reality show 'Yo Momma' with Wilmer Valderrama has passed away at the age of 40. Sarpong's agent released a statement today saying, "It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel "Sam" Sarpong, Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away." He added, "The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation and no additional details are known at this time." Sarpong was born in London and at age 11, he moved with his father to Los Angeles. He became a high school basketball star and enrolled at Valley College but left after one year to pursue a career in entertainment. Sarpong was also the face of Tommy Hilfiger for six years and walked runways for Gucci, Versace, Donna Karen and Dolce & Gabbana and had even started his own clothing line called Future Stars Collection. http://www.eonline.com/news/711119/sam-sarpong-dies-mtv-s-yo-momma-co-host-actor-and-model-was-40?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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PTSD Linked To Hippocampus Size
A new study has revealed the size of a person's hippocampus may indicate their susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder. Columbia University researchers have found patients with smaller hippocampi have a higher tendency toward the disorder, and are less likely to respond to certain treatments, such as exposure therapy. Meanwhile, one with a larger hippocampus will reflect lower levels of intensity from the disease. This discovery could mean screening processes to assist those at higher risk, prior to their exposure to PTSD- inducing situations. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/05/13/Larger-hippocampus-makes-PTSD-treatment-more-likely-to-work-study-says/6801463150639/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Baltimore's National Aquarium Will Create Dolphin Sanctuary With Natural Habitat
Baltimore's National Aquarium will create the first U.S. dolphin sanctuary and transfer its eight dolphins there, the aquarium said on Tuesday. The move comes after five years of study and as the U.S. public has grown increasingly uneasy about keeping dolphins and whales in captivity, Chief Executive John Racanelli said in a statement. Creating the outdoor, seawater sanctuary poses a challenge since all but one of the colony of six female and two male dolphins was born in an aquarium or a zoo, Racanelli said. One female, Nani, was born in the wild in 1972. The dolphins will also have to learn how to be ocean-dwelling creatures. The site will be much larger than the dolphins' current habitat, and it will have more natural stimuli, such as fish and marine plants. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/89w-NYpHWRM/us-usa-environment-dolphins-idUSKCN0Z0214 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
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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Underground Lake Found On Mars Raises Possibility Of Life
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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Icelandic Power Plant Turns CO2 Emmisions Into Stone
A plant in Iceland might have found a solution a solution to the increasing threat the human species of carbon emissions. The CarbFix Project has converted 95 percent of the CO2 emissions from a geothermal plant into solid carbonate minerals by pumping it into volcanic basalt In the past, CO2 capture and conversion has been incredibly expensive, requiring a great amount of energy to complete. In addition, most capture schemes end up losing a lot of carbon to leakage—some up to 75 percent. But using a number of measurements, CarbFix judges that only around 5 percent of the pumped CO2 was escaping. Because the emissions of the plant are pumped directly into the ground, the CarbFix capture program adds no real extra cost to the plant’s operations. http://www.wired.com/2016/06/iceland-pumped-co2-underground/ 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’
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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Send Your Name To Mars Aboard The 2020 Rover
NASA is offering to fly your name to the Red Planet—etched onto a microchip—aboard the Mars 2020 rover. According to Geek.com, the spacecraft is scheduled to launch as early as next summer, and should touch down on Earth’s sister planet in February 2021. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will use an electron beam to stencil submitted names onto a silicon chip. A single dime-sized chip can fit more than a million names as each line of text is smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair. The component will ride on the rover under a glass cover. The probe will look for signs of past microbial lift, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, collect samples for future return to Earth, and ultimately pave the way for human exploration. https://www.geek.com/news/send-your-name-to-mars-aboard-the-2020-rover-1788207/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Can Scientists Save Puerto Rico's "Monkey Island"?
More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, scientists are still scrambling to save the more than 1,000 rhesus monkeys living of the island's southeast coast. Since tge 1930s, Cayo Santiago, known as “Monkey Island,” has been a crucial resource for researchers studying primates. Miraculously, the monkeys largely survived the initial impact of Hurricane Maria. But the storm devastated the small island, destroying its lush vegetation and wrecking the infrastructure that provided its inhabitants with fresh water. Researchers are now transporting shipments of food and water to the island and distributing supplies in the local community in nearby Punta Santiago. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/monkey-island-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria_us_59d7abd0e4b0f6eed3500645?section=us_science http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Dolphins Speak In Sentences Up To Five "Words" Long
The extent of communication between dolphins has been unknown until now. Researchers at the Karadag Nature Reserve, in Feodosia, Russia have recorded two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins by the names Yasha and Yana. The recordings reveal the two having conversations consisting of sentences up to five words in length. According to the team, this shows dolphins have a language not entirely dissimilar from our own. A new underwater microphone that could distinguish between different sounds the animals made was used. They found there was an eerily human-like flow to the conversation between Yasha and Yana. The animals would take turns producing pulses and clicks with up to five distinct sounds. The sounds have been compared to words. The other dolphin would wait for the “sentence” to be complete before replying. http://www.geek.com/science/scientists-discover-dolphins-talk-to-each-other-in-sentences-up-to-five-words-long-1670488/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Military Vessel in Persian Gulf
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots at an Iranian military vessel that approached it at high speed Tuesday. The incident happened in the Northern Persian Gulf and marks the latest confrontation between Iranian and American military ships in the area. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessel approached the USS Thunderbolt and three other U.S. ships that were conducting routine exercises. They said the skiff failed to react to bridge-to-bridge communications nor did it respond to five short blasts, a sound warning for possible danger, coming as close as 150 yards. The Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship based in Bahrain as part of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, fired several warning shots as a result. Officials said the Iranian vessel did have guns on board but they were not manned and initially remained covered. Although it did uncover its guns after the warning shots were fired, the weapons remained unmanned and by this point the ship had stopped. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement released via state news agency Fars that the boat was "on routine patrol in the Persian gulf when the American vessel came alongside it and fired warning shots, the Iranian boat carried on course with its patrol and that the action of the Americans was extremely unprofessional." http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-navy-fires-warning-shots-iranian-military-vessel-persian-n786336?cid=public-rss_20170725 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
‘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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Surprising Foods Weight Watchers Considers Zero Points
Weight Watchers helps people lose weight by assigning "points" to certain foods. These "zero points" foods might surprise you. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/the-most-surprising-foods-weight-watchers-considers-zero-points-%E2%80%94-and-why/ar-AAwr20n?li=BBnba9O http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Convict in 1964 Civil-rights Deaths Won't Confess
Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Killen was interviewed on Monday by The Associated Press inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary, where he is serving a 60-year sentence. It was his first interview since his conviction on state charges of manslaughter in 2005, 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were killed and buried in a red clay dam. In his interview with the AP, Killen said he has never and will never talk about the events that became immortalized in the film "Mississippi Burning." http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article_2014-12-22-US--1964%20Civil%20Rights%20Killings-Interview/id-f777a41df581475da04a95b7ab40c686 http://www.wochit.com
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Some Lasik patients report 'halo' effect up to a year later
FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 -- Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterward. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances -- like seeing halos around lights -- up to six months after the procedure, a new study finds. "While Lasik has long since been proven safe and effective over decades of use, a small but significant subset of patients report post-operative effects including glare, halos and other vision symptoms, as well as dry eyes," said Dr. Christopher Starr. He's an associate professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/12/02/Some-Lasik-patients-report-halo-effect-up-to-a-year-later/9951480705615/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Neil Young Asks Donald Trump to Stop Using His Music
Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination today in blustery fashion, right down to using a rock anthem without the artist's permission. Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" played as Trump took the stage Tuesday but according to a statement from his manager, the rocker wasn't exactly happy about the unauthorized usage, especially by a candidate he doesn't support. In an email, Young's manager Elliot Roberts wrote, "Donald Trump was not authorized to use 'Rockin' in the Free World' in his presidential candidacy announcement. Mr. Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president of the United States of America." http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Q1ry168fbh8/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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WikiLeaks Will Save Climate Change Data
With the possibility of President Donald Trump's administration removing climate data stored on US government websites, Julian Assange – founder of wikileaks - took to Twitter Wednesday to offer WikiLeaks as an alternative source for publication. The tweet read, "Do you have data at risk from the new US administration such as unpublished climate change research?" it then listed a ling to which data could be submitted. Reuters also reported Wednesday the Trump administration has told the Environmental Protection Agency to get rid of the climate change page from its website. https://www.cnet.com/news/wikileaks-environmental-protection-agency-climate-change-data-donald-trump-adminstration-website/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Source of 16th Century Epidemic in Central America Discovered
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. Ancient DNA and a new technique have been used to determine the likely cause of this mysterious epidemic that contributed to a "cataclysmic" population decline. Salmonella genomes, which cause typhoid fever, were recovered from DNA within the teeth of 10 skeletons buried in an undisturbed "cocoliztli" or "pestilence" cemetery in Oaxaca, Mexico. This would be the first known occurrence of salmonella in the Americas, according to a new study published in the journal Nature on Monday. Typhoid fever has long been suspected due to the recorded symptoms, but this is the first identification of bacteria at the site. The researchers also believe that the arrival of Europeans to what was then known as Mesoamerica caused the devastating epidemic. Europeans were susceptible to enteric fever, also known as typhoid fever, and it is very likely that they were carriers for the disease when they arrived to conquer Mesoamerica. http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/health/salmonella-epidemic-16th-century-mexico/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Blessed Are the Poor: Pope Francis Visits Paraguay Slum
On the last day of his pilgrimage to his native Latin America, Pope Francis practiced what he preaches, and visited a slum. Hours before he was due to fly back to Rome, wrapping up an week-long visit that also took him to Ecuador and Bolivia, the Pope went to Banado Norte, a flooding-prone slum in the outskirts of Paraguay's capital Asuncion, where about 1500 families live in extreme poverty. While he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, he often visited the city's slums, home to many Paraguayan immigrants. After hearing the locals stories, the Pope told them, "I have looked forward to being with you today. I could not come to Paraguay without spending some time with you, here on your land." http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/480d24d4/sc/11/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cworld0Cblessed0Eare0Epoor0Epope0Efrancis0Evisits0Eparaguay0Eslum0En390A741/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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ALS Treatment gets U.S. FDA Approval
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a treatment for fatal neurological disorder ALS, marking the first such U.S. regulatory approval in more than two decades. The drug, known chemically as edaravone, is already sold by Japanese pharmaceutical company Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp in Japan and South Korea. In the United States, the only other approved ALS medicine, generic riluzole, modestly slows the progression of the disease in some people. After six months of treatment with edaravone on top of standard-of-care, data showed the intravenous drug reduced the rate of functional decline in patients by about a third, Dr Jean Hubble, VP of medical affairs, at MTPC. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/bOnY717R4Nc/us-als-fda-idUSKBN181295 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Seven-Storey Cambodian Collapses, Killing Three And Trapping Others
CNN reports a seven-storey building collapsed in Cambodia's coastal Preah Sihanouk province. Three people were killed, 18 were seriously injured, and many are still trapped under the rubble. Police said in a statement that they are questioning a Chinese woman they arrested hours after the collapse. AFP reported that the building belonged to a Chinese national, who rented the land from a Cambodian. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/22/asia/cambodia-building-collapse-intl/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Battered Skeleton of Medieval Knight Unearthed in UK Cathedral
The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting. Archaeologists uncovered the man's skeleton, along with about 2,500 others buried at Hereford Cathedral in the United Kingdom. The cathedral was built in the 12th century and served as a place of worship and a burial ground in the following centuries. Researchers say the man was about 45 years or older when he died, according to a bone analysis. He was buried in a stone-lined grave, a type of grave that was used between the 12th and 14th centuries. It's impossible to know what wounded the man, but his injuries are in line with those that nobility got through tourney, or even jousting, This man stood one stood out as he stood 5-foot-8-inches with serious trauma on his right shoulder blade, 10 of his right ribs and left leg. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/UYtFlzXuxsE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Zombie God George Romero Dead At 77
George Romero, director of the classic "Night of the Living Dead" has died. He was 77. Romero directed other horror films. He turned zombie movies into social commentaries and saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages. His family said in a statement provided by his manager Chris Roe, that Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer. Romero's family said he died while listening to the score of "The Quiet Man," one of his favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher, and daughter, Tina Romero, by this side. Romero is credited with reinventing the movie zombie with his directorial debut, the 1968 cult classic, "Night of the Living Dead." http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2017-07-16-US--Obit-George%20Romero/id-f99696b330534d4f924770e2ae8c0a76 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Mifepristone, The Abortion Pill You've Never Heard Of
Mifepristone, a pill that can be used to end pregnancies, has gotten a bad reputation from the FDA. When it was first released in 2000, it had many restrictions and qualifications for prescription as we were not 100% sure of the safety data. But now, almost 2 decades later, we are much more knowledgable about the medication yet the regulations remain. In some states, it is so heavily regulated that no one may receive it without a prescription from a doctor approved under a rare FDA agreement. It is worth noting the abortion pill has been proven safer than many medicines prescribed and given freely, including Viagra. The ACLU is suing the federal government in hopes to make this part of healthcare accessible for all. https://vitals.lifehacker.com/it-s-not-legal-to-get-an-abortion-online-but-maybe-it-1819365519 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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