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January 11, 2019 4:05 AM Beware of Měnglà: New virus similar to Ebola found in bats in China

The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats in China, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, scientists have said. (iStock, File) A new virus similar to Ebola has been discovered in China, according to reports. The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, according to a study published 125

January 8, 2019 8:34 PM Incredible images show bat drinking nectar from a flower

A photographer in Costa Rica managed to capture amazing photos using his Canon 5D Mark IV of a bat drinking nectar. A British retiree managed to capture a stunning image of a Long Tongue bat licking nectar from a flower while he was on vacation in Costa Rica. John Hudson, 72, was touring a natural reserve while on vacation and came across the bats by chance 119

January 7, 2019 9:56 PM Mugger targets female UFC fighter, ends up in the hospital

When a would-be thief saw 26-year-old Polyana Viana waiting for a taxi on Saturday outside her Rio de Janeiro apartment, he apparently concluded she was easy prey. He asked her what time it was, she reportedly said, before trying to bully her into giving him her cellphone. He also told her he had a gun. She quickly sized up the situation – it’s second 86

January 3, 2019 10:00 AM Scientists find the 'missing' dark matter from the early universe

Dark matter, it seems, has been clinging to galaxies for a very long time. Most galaxies that existed 10 billion years ago had about as much dark matter as galaxies do today, contradicting earlier studies that suggested less dark matter lurked around galaxies in the early universe. "Dark matter was similarly abundant in star-forming galaxies in the distant 49

December 31, 2018 6:04 PM Russia detains U.S. citizen in Moscow for suspected spying

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s FSB state security service said on Monday it had detained an American citizen suspected of spying in Moscow and had opened a criminal case against him. The FSB said the American had been detained on December 28 but it gave no details of the nature of his alleged espionage activities. A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Russia 77

December 22, 2018 9:37 PM Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has died at 77

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 29, 2005 file photo, Bosnia's top international administrator Paddy Ashdown speaks during a news conference in Sarajevo. Britain’s Liberal Democrat party has announced the death of former leader Paddy Ashdown after a short illness it was announced on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 . He was 77. The popular, articulate Ashdown was for decades 80

December 16, 2018 9:18 PM Emily VanCamp marries 'Revenge' co-star Josh Bowman

On Saturday, the 32-year-old actress wed former "Revenge" co-star Josh Bowman in the Bahamas, according to Us Weekly. VanCamp and Bowman, 30, tied the knot in front of family and friends, including fellow "Revenge" alum Ashley Madekwe, who shared snaps of her tropical travels online. The couple met on the set of the ABC drama in 2011, playing love interests 89

December 14, 2018 12:06 AM Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible. Frankly, the perpetrators would have been better off asking for Turkish lira. Bitcoin and other 55

December 10, 2018 12:52 AM China says rejecting physical cash is illegal amid e-payments popularity

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s central bank on Monday warned that rejecting cash as a form of payment was illegal, saying that such practices could eventually could cause the loss of confidence in physical money and was unfair to those not accustomed to electronic payments. Its comments, made in a post on its official WeChat account, come as electronic 91

December 4, 2018 10:00 AM People drink twice as much alcohol over the holidays, survey finds

The average American consumes double the amount of alcoholic drinks over the holidays than any other time of year, according to new research. This fascinating statistic emerged in a new study of 2,000 Americans exploring how much more social we are over the time between Thanksgiving and New Years than normal and found that the average American will drink 96