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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesian Rain Forest

Orangutans are an endangered species, with populations in some areas critically endangered. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis, or the Tapanuli orangutan, was described as living only in an area of forest about 425 square miles in size. The team researching the Tapanuli orangutan contends that it’s the most endangered of all surviving great apes, with only about 4512

November 2, 2017 2:15 PM Cosmic rays reveal mysterious void in Egypt's Great Pyramid

High above Egypt and everywhere else, cosmic rays bombard the atmosphere. The rays consist mostly of hydrogen nuclei, but they finish their interstellar journey with a bang, splitting into a shower of smaller elementary particles when they hit the sky. Negatively charged particles called muons wink into existence and out again within millionths of a second 4087

November 2, 2017 7:01 AM Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King'

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce is to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King", the singer and studio announced on Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, including veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki 3512

November 2, 2017 12:05 AM Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner's company after sexual misconduct allegations

Warner Bros. is severing ties with embattled filmmaker Brett Ratner, after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct. A person with knowledge of the matter said the Burbank studio will not renew its production deal with Ratner and the fate of his company’s $450 million co-financing agreement is unclear. Ratner, through 3233

November 1, 2017 7:05 PM Brett Ratner Joins a Sordid Club

It’s Wednesday, and if you’re sick of reading stories about sexual harassers, just imagine how sick people are of being sexually harassed. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re telling Brett Ratner tales, counting on Thor: Ragnarok to hammer the box office, and giving the last laugh to Rose Marie. Another day, another Hollywood power player (or two) accused 2642

November 1, 2017 2:04 PM Nintendo’s New World, From The Switch To Phone Games To Theme Parks

Nintendo U.S. president Reggie Fils-Aimé on why the Switch is a hit—and how all the moving parts of the company’s business fit together. As president and COO of Nintendo of America since 2006, Reggie Fils-Aimé has seen a lot of history—from the era-defining success of the Wii console to the Wii U’s underwhelming reception to the arrival of the company’s 203

November 1, 2017 10:31 AM Two Reasons Nintendo Switch Is Such A Grand Success

More than six months after its launch, Nintendo’s hybrid console is still flying off the shelves. The Japanese company said in its latest six-month (Apr-Sept) earnings report that it sold roughly 2.9 million Switch units during the July-Sept quarter. It means Nintendo has shipped more than 7.6 million Switch consoles since its launch in March. The massive 219

November 1, 2017 9:48 AM PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds finally has an Xbox One release date

Microsoft's Paris Games Week presentation has revealed that hit third-person shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be coming to the Xbox Game Preview Program on December 12th. As the word 'preview' implies, this means the game won't arrive on the console in a finished state, but will see frequent updates much as the PC version has seen while in Steam 171

November 1, 2017 8:33 AM Delaying umbilical cord clamping may save preemies' lives

Globally, about 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks gestation annually and one million die. The findings showed that waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately reduced hospital mortality by a third and is safe for mothers and pre-term infants. Further, delayed clamping also reduced subsequent 225

November 1, 2017 3:12 AM Ahead of iPhone X launch, China vendors cut prices of iPhone 8 models

HONG KONG - Chinese vendors have slashed the price of Apple’s iPhone 8 by up to a fifth in a bid to lure customers amid sluggish demand ahead of the launch of the tech giant’s much-anticipated iPhone X on Friday. Buyers can now snap up Apple’s new iPhone 8 Plus and the more basic iPhone 8 models at discounts of between nearly 14 percent and 20 percent 209