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Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

A rarely seen red jellyfish has been spotted in deep water off the coast of southern California. Scientists from Exploration Vessel Nautilus used a remotely controlled vehicle to dive down and observe deep sea creatures. When it doesn’t have headlights shining on it, the Poralia rufescens jellyfish’s red colour usually camouflages it in the water. Red light disappears as you ...

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Why do people think this ‘manspreading’ video is a Kremlin hoax?

Image copyright Anna Dovgalyuk Image caption A still from Anna Dovgalyuk’s anti-manspreading video Millions of people around the world have watched a viral video that appears to show a woman taking direct action against “manspreading”. So why do some think it is actually Kremlin-backed disinformation? A woman creeps up to unsuspecting men on the St Petersburg Metro. The men are ...

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Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar. Afghan women cast their vote during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani President Ashraf Ghani visited a ...

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Week in pictures: 13 – 19 October 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Mohamad Torokman / Reuters Image caption A Palestinian man and an Israeli soldier argue during clashes over an Israeli order to shut down a Palestinian school near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Image copyright Chris McGrath / Getty Image caption A ...

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Exclusive: U.S. weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China. FILE PHOTO: Flags of Taiwan and U.S. are placed for a meeting between U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed ...

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Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to bifocals

Prescription lenses that can change focus from far to near and back again have been developed in Japan by TouchFocus. When a sensor on the frame is activated the liquid crystals set into the lower half of the glasses change positions, altering the focus in that area and allowing the wearer to see objects closer to them. Touching the sensor ...

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