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Sea Shepherd Claims it Caught Japanese Fleet With Dead Whale

Last season the whalers harpooned 333 whales, 103 of them males and 230 female with about 90% of those pregnant. According to the anti-whaling group, as the helicopter approached, the crew of the fleet's harpoon ships, Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru #2, rushed to cover their harpoons with tarpaulin as crew on the main boat covered the huge whale carcass.

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Microsoft acquires the AI startup Maluuba

According to Harry Shum, Executive VP of Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Maluuba's research team will work closely with its voice assistant, Cortana . Microsoft Corporation revealed that it has recently set fresh milestones for image and speech recognition using deep learning techniques, and with this purchase the company is "skating to where the puck will be next".

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University of Exeter Research Unravels How Whales Hold The Key To Menopause

Image credit: AP/Elaine Thompson. Darren Croft from the University of Exeter said , "Her longevity isn't the interesting thing; it's her life without a calf". However, according to Dr. Based on the data, the reason why killer whales go through menstruation has something to do with female orcas' relationships with their daughters.

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Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon: New Ape Species Named After Star Wars Jedi Character

The Star Wars film franchise is as popular as ever following its return to the big screen in 2015, and now its legacy will carry on for generations in the form of a newly discovered primate that has no tail. The findings have been published in the American Journal of Primatology , a monthly peer-reviewed science journal. All hoolock gibbons have white eyebrows and white beards - but the Chinese primates' markings differed in appearance.

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Baboons make five human-like vowel sounds

That assumption had major implications for theories on the emergence of language, which remains a uniquely human ability. It is important to acknowledge that human speech is largely possible thanks to the use of vowels. Although some studies have mentioned vowellike sounds in baboons and other monkeys as well as chimpanzees, no one had carried out an in-depth study to see how the animals made them or whether they combined them, a key element of speech.

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HTC U Ultra with Snapdragon 821 SoC and Secondary display announced

There will be a limited number of HTC U Ultra phones with sapphire glass. But will they be good enough? The HTC U Ultra and the U Ultra Play sport an all new glossy design that has a glass-like exterior. So it may not come out here. Both the U Ultra and the U Play have 16-megapixel front cameras with a lower-res, low-light mode available. We want to maintain them for you.