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Bottle-fed fawn bucks up wildfire crews on ferry ride

A popular young deer known for hanging out with humans has followed evacuees escaping B.C.’s wildfires by hitching a ferry ride across Francois Lake. Earlier this week, the buck was spotted nuzzling up to a group of firefighters on the ferry from the area known as Southside, as people forced …

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168 new officers to join Philippine Army

A total of 168 new officers who recentlly graduated from the Officer Candidate School in Capas, Tarlac will join the Philippine Army. The Officer Candidate Course “Emancipator” Class 50-2018 is comprised of teachers, criminologists, nurses, engineers, bankers, agriculturists and other professionals. Second Lieutenant Luwiemae Maceda led the batch. She received …

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The ability to dream may be genetic

Two genes associated with dreaming have been discovered in mice, according to a study published this week in Cell Reports. Researchers found that when they removed these genes (known as Chrm1 and Chrm3), the mice were incapable of experiencing REM sleep. When researchers deleted one of the genes, the mice …

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Oldest surviving Maya book declared authentic

Fifty-four years after it was sold by looters, an ancient Maya pictographic text was judged authentic by scholars Thursday. Mexico’s National Institute of History and Anthropology said the calendar-style text was made between 1021 and 1154 A.D. and is the oldest known pre-Hispanic document. The 10 surviving pages of the …

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