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Israel's army says three hostages' bodies recovered: The three had been killed in Hamas's attack on Israel on 7 October and their bodies taken to Gaza.
More Northern Lights soon as Sun storms strengthen: Another spectacular light show could come within two weeks as Sun storms reach 11-year high.
CCTV appears to show Diddy beating girlfriend in hotel: The clip seems to show an attack described in Casandra Ventura's lawsuit against the rapper last year.
Troops cleared of blame over Falklands ship bombing: Secret files finally clear the Welsh Guards after 48 crew were killed in the bombing of Sir Galahad.

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B.C. man who was tracking a bear airlifted to hospital after grizzly attack: Crews descend on a cable where someone is sitting in the forest loaded up on a stretcher.

A British Columbia man was airlifted to a Calgary hospital Thursday after fending off a grizzly bear attack on a mountainside in the Rocky Mountains near the B.C.-Alberta border, according to RCMP.


Ontario child's death from measles is 1st in province since 1989, public health says: A colourized electron transmission micrograph of measles virus particles.

In a report published Thursday, Public Health Ontario said the child was not vaccinated against the highly infectious respiratory virus. It's the first recorded death from measles in the province since 1989, as far back as Ontario's data goes.


Edmonton police defend actions during university encampment clearing: A crowd of people

Edmonton police officials laid out a detailed timeline Friday, regarding a pro-Palestinian encampment that formed at the University of Alberta and the police response when the university asked the camp to be cleared from campus.



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When an Eel Takes a Bite Then an Octopus Might Claim an Eyeball: Videos filmed by divers show that choking, blinding and sacrificing limbs are all in the cephalopods’ repertoire.

Scientists Calculated the Energy Needed to Carry a Baby. Shocker: It’s a Lot.: In humans, the energetic cost of pregnancy is about 50,000 dietary calories — far higher than previously believed, a new study found.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Inspired a Microphone: If spiders use their webs like a large external eardrum, researchers reasoned, perhaps spider silk could be the basis for a powerful listening device.

Why Do People Make Music?: In a new study, researchers found universal features of songs across many cultures, suggesting that music evolved in our distant ancestors.

Baobab Trees Had a Strange Evolutionary Journey: New research shows the “upside-down trees” originated in Madagascar and then caught a ride on ocean currents to reach mainland Africa and Australia.


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The oldest known human art is also the oldest known human attempt to record Nature.  This painting is 34,000 years old and was found in the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, which is the subject of Werner Herzog’s film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Herzog used a 3D camera to capture how the shapes of the walls were incorporated into the paintings.



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