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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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Launch of Smallest Satellite-Carrying Rocket in Japan Failed

The agency has not decided when it would try to launch the rocket again. The rocket and its payload had a water landing off southeast Japan's coast. About the size of a utility pole - 10 meters long and 50 centimeters in diameter - the rocket has been developed as a possible vehicle for launching minisatellites, a growing segment of the space business worldwide.

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SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion

The two-stage rocket is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday morning to place 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc. Space X officials also mentioned once again after Saturday's launching that they have identified all possible causes of the September 1 accident past year during pre launch testing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and took all necessary corrective action.

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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.