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Chinese scientists clone monkeys, break barrier to human cloning

Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans, Reuters reports. Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two identical...
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Oscars 2018 nominations: the complete list

After months of anticipation, this year’s Oscar nominations have finally been revealed with The Shape of Water leading the pack with 13 nominations, The Independent reports. Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominations,...
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Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon has opened a supermarket with no checkout operators or self-service tills, BBC reports. Long queues formed outside the Amazon Go store in Seattle before it opened its doors...
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Meghan Markle has reportedly chosen a wedding dress designer

Meghan Markle just checked off a major item on her wedding to-do list: choosing a designer for her bridal gown. The duchess-to-be has already had private fittings at Kensington Palace, royal reporter and biographer Omid Scobie told ABC News....
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Johnny Depp might be joining Marilyn Manson’s band

Marilyn Manson teased that Johnny Depp could potentially join his band, independent.co.uk reported. The goth rocker posted a mysterious tweet saying, “Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar. Sound great?” It seemed like...
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Russia to open luxury hotel in space by 2022

Tourists may soon be able to take a holiday in space after plans for a luxury hotel on the International Space Station (ISS) moved a step closer. Russia’s space agency wants to build a 20-ton, 51-foot long module with four luxury sleeping...
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Maternity leave and benefits around the world

Maternity leave is a temporary period of absence from employment granted to expectant or new mothers during the months immediately before and after their pregnancy. Here’s a look at how countries around the world extend this benefit to...
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Scientists discover 280-million-year-old fossil forest in Antarctica

Geologists have discovered 280-million-year-old tree fossils in what is believed to be evidence of the oldest polar forest found in Antarctica. Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee trekked across the Transantarctic...
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Is it okay to lie about Santa?

As parents, we know that Santa doesn’t exist, but does that mean sharing this myth with our children is really lying? If Santa is not part of your family’s tradition or culture, then there is no need to even consider encouraging that belief...
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Big freeze: Russia’s Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

People living in some of the coldest places on earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers. Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia on Tuesday plunged to...