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Sandra the orangutan granted limited human rights

Campaigners use habeas corpus law to argue that ape has been illegally deprived of freedom as they try to rescue her from Argentinian zoo<p>A shy orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Someone Intentionally Tried To Gas A Furry Convention Outside Of Chicago

Say what you will about the Furry culture, they don’t deserve to be gassed in their hotels. Someone decided to unleash chlorine gas inside of the Hyatt Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, sending 19 of the patrons from the Midwest FurFest convention to the hospital. From The Chicago Tribune:<p>First …

China's influence threatens American universities, experts say

The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college campuses, experts on human rights and education …

It's Official: Skeleton Found Under Parking Lot Is Richard III

A combination of DNA evidence and historical research confirm the remains belong to the misshapen monarch<p>One of the biggest missing person’s cases in the world has finally been solved. Or, at least, the biggest missing corpse case.<p>After English King Richard III fell at the Battle of Bosworth in …

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Correction: Wrong Sperm-Lawsuit story

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Oct. 1 about a woman being inseminated with the wrong sperm, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of …

How Nvidia used global illumination to prove we really did land men on the moon

To kick off the launch of its new high-end Maxwell graphics chip, Nvidia used 3D imagery to debunk the moon-landing conspiracy. The graphics chip maker’s researchers did that by reconstructing the moon landing using a “globally illuminated” 3D model of the lunar lander, the moon’s surface, and the …

Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete

Chinese search engine company Baidu is working on a massive computing cluster for deep learning that will be 100 times larger than the …

U.S. Copyright Office Denies Monkeys Rights To Their Selfies

That means no more business for this monkey.<p>In 2011, British wildlife photographer David Slater was traveling through the jungle in Indonesian when a crested black macaque grabbed his camera and started snapping selfies. Somebody posted the images in Wikipedia Commons, meaning anybody could use …