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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests there in 1997. The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third 9239

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 2863

November 2, 2017 9:59 AM Company gives non-smokers additional days off to counter smoke breaks

A Japanese company is giving non-smokers one major break to make up for several smaller ones afforded their smoking employees. According to Telegraph.co.uk, the Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holiday per year after those employees complained they worked more than staff who took frequent 2739

November 2, 2017 8:32 AM Revealed: Ireland's 2019 Rugby World Cup schedule confirmed

8: Pool B - South Africa v Repechage winner, Kobe Misaki Stadium, 1115. 12: Pool A - Ireland v Play-off winner, Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka, 1145. 13: Pool B - Africa 1 v Repechage winner, Kamaishi Memorial Stadium, 0415. 19: Quarter-final (winner Pool C v runner-up Pool D), Oita Stadium, 0815. 19: Quarter-final (winner Pool B v runner-up Pool A), Tokyo 3078

November 1, 2017 11:15 PM Is Heidi Klum’s Thriller homage her best Halloween costume yet?

SHE’S dressed as everything from Jessica Rabbit to a little old lady — but Heidi Klum stepped it up a notch with her 2017 Halloween costume. The German-born model and Project Runway host, 44, has earned her place as one of the best Halloween partygoers in the world, throwing time, energy and no small amount of money into creating more and more lavish 2437

November 1, 2017 9:00 PM Hands on: Razer Phone review

A gaming smartphone with superb speakers The Razer Phone is built for gamers thanks to its high-end specs, a silky smooth screen and powerful stereo speakers. But do gamers want a smartphone dedicated to gaming? The jury is still out for now, but the Razer Phone has the makings of a handset that could well tempt those with a passion for gaming on the go. This Android 2123

November 1, 2017 7:50 PM Black Death Plague: Where is the Black Death now? Will it spread to the West?

Where is the Black Death plague now? The deadly disease is currently contained on the African island of Madagascar, though the World Heath Organisation (WHO) has warned it could soon spread to other nations. The WHO has released a list of nine at-risk nations, highlighting where the plague is likely to invade next. The countries include South Africa 1943

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 1896

November 1, 2017 3:30 PM Google in a pickle of Pixel problems

If you had been a fly on the wall at Google’s launch party held recently in Delhi, you wouldn’t have guessed there were any issues with the new Pixel 2 phones that have just gone up for pre-order. Google set up an arena for the invitees to click selfies and low light photos, use the Lens app and more while they made merry. But in the background, there 140

November 1, 2017 3:09 PM Sony Launches New AIBO Robot Dog as It Revives Pet AI Project

The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit this financial year, sending its shares surging to a nine-year high. AIBO is billed as a pet that behaves like a real dog using artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and interact with its owner and surroundings. The upgrade sees AIBO equipped with new sensing 140