When animal abuse investigators received photos of Sinbad the cat, they had a hard time being able to tell that it was, in fact, a feline. That’s because Sinbad had been neglected to the point where his fur had collected into a five pound mat of gnarled hair. Persians typically need to be regularly groomed in …

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If you weren’t already convinced the upcoming Wolverine movie “Logan” will be a different sort of X-Men superhero film, you just need to watch the latest trailer, which appeared on Thursday. Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine looks like he’s ready for a quiet, under-the-radar retirement. The first trailer meditated through the footage to the tune of …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has pledged to return to the role of Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of Hamilton for one special performance following the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, the Puerto Rican nationalist whose prison sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama Thursday. In a series of tweets that followed the news of Lopez Rivera’s …

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Amy Craton will tell you it’s never too late to finish what you’ve started, even if it takes more than five decades to do it. The 94-year-old great-grandmother this week celebrated receiving her college degree, which she earned with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Craton had put her education on hold in 1962 to …

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Alias Books in West L.A. is closing after 58 years in business, reports the L.A. Times. The story is one we’ve become familiar with: the current owners of the space on 1650 Sawtelle Boulevard (they bought it over two years ago) intend to replace the building with a set of condos. “I knew it was …

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The people have spoken and the people have chosen … Ellen DeGeneres! The beloved talk show host won three awards at the People’s Choice Awards, which aired Wednesday night, which gave her a record-breaking number of wins: 20. “This is amazing,” she told the crowd after an introduction by fellow award-winner Justin Timberlake. “Seventeen, I …

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Corporate giants such as Nestlē, Unilever, and Marks & Spencer have joined the Norwegian government in creating a fund to find deforestation in Brazil.One of the largest contributors of shrinking rainforest acreage is local small scale farming. Should destruction of the rainforest continue, it could spell disaster for the planet’s only natural way to process …

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New research published today by a global team of researchers, based at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), seeks to answer that question. The study reveals that a phenomenon called ram-pressure stripping is more prevalent than previously thought, driving gas from galaxies and sending them to an early death by depriving them of …

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It’s a problem of galactic complexity, but researchers are getting closer to accurately measuring the mass of the Milky Way Galaxy. In the latest of a series of papers that could have broader implications for the field of astronomy, McMaster astrophysicist Gwendolyn Eadie, working with her PhD supervisor William Harris and with a Queen’s University …

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Toby Little must never have heard the phrase “don’t talk to strangers” because he has written over 1,000 letters to strangers in every country for the last five years. The now 9-year-old English boy got the idea after reading a children’s book called Letter to New Zealand, which describes what happens to mail once it’s …

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