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A Year After First US COVID Case, Death Toll Tops…

On President Trump's final full day in office, the US passed yet another bleak milestone in the pandemic. The official death toll rose above 400,000, less than five weeks after it topped 300,000. The death total—which the AP notes is around the size of the populations of...

EXPLAINER: Can Trump be impeached after leaving…

President Donald Trump might argue the calendar is his friend when it comes to a second impeachment trial

Bali's monkey thieves apparently understand…

The token exchange paradigm shows that monkeys and great apes are able to use objects as symbolic tools to request specific food rewards. Such studies provide insights into the cognitive underpinnings of economic behaviour in non-human primates. However, the ecological validity of these laboratory-based experimental situations tends to be limited. Our field research aims to address the need for a more ecologically valid primate model of trading systems in humans. Around the Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia, a large free-ranging population of long-tailed macaques spontaneously and routinely engage in token-mediated bartering interactions with humans. These interactions occur in two phases: after stealing inedible and more or less valuable objects from humans, the macaques appear to use them as tokens, by returning them to humans in exchange for food. Our field observational and experimental data showed (i) age differences in robbing/bartering success, indicative of experiential learning, and (ii) clear behavioural associations between value-based token possession and quantity or quality of food rewards rejected and accepted by subadult and adult monkeys, suggestive of robbing/bartering payoff maximization and economic decision-making. This population-specific, prevalent, cross-generational, learned and socially influenced practice may be the first example of a culturally maintained token economy in free-ranging animals.

Dr. Dre Released From Hospital After Suffering…

Dr. Dre Released From Hospital After Suffering Brain Aneurysm . On Friday, Dr. Dre was released from the Los Angeles Cedars Sinai Medical Center. . Ice T confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that Dre was “safe and looking good.”. Just FaceTimed with @drdre He just made it home. Safe and looking good, Ice T, via Twitter. The 55-year-old music mogul had been in the hospital for nearly two weeks after suffering a reported brain aneurysm. . At the time, TMZ reported that Dre was rushed to the hospital and admitted to the ICU. . Dre will remain under 24-hour care at his home for the next few weeks. . Medical professionals will continue to monitor his health since doctors are unclear as to what caused the reported aneurysm.

GPS Reading Leads to Arrest

Being on probation, Bryan Betancur knows his movements are tracked electronically by parole and probation officers. After his GPS monitor showed the Maryland man was in the US Capitol on the afternoon of Jan. 6—during the mob attack—he was arrested. Federal court documents say Betancur has said he...

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Michelle Obama Natural Curls For Her Birthday

Over the weekend, Michelle Obama celebrated her 57th turn around the sun as fans from all over rushed to social media to send her some birthday love. The Capricorn queen took to Instagram to thanks all the well-wishers and shared a selfie showcasing her beautiful natural hair. In the caption, she encourages fans to lead with care for themselves and others. "I know this past year has been difficult for us all on so many levels," the caption reads. It looks like she may be a few days into a wash-and-go with the extra frizz on her crown.

Police dog leaps into huge snowbank

A police department in the Austrian Alps shared this video of one of their K9s diving into the snow, saying, "Those who work hard deserve to have fun in the snow!”

Boogie

Trailer for 'Boogie' starring Domenick Lombardozzi, Taylour Paige, Mike Moh, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Perry Yung

'Biggest Dodge Truck Limo in Texas' Waiting for…

The presidential pardon watch continues, with President Trump expected to issue roughly 100 pardons and commutations on his last full day in office. Joe Exotic's legal team feels confident he'll be on the pardon list. How confident? The head of his legal team, Eric Love, tells KOCO 5 there is...

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Tiffany Trump Makes News as She Leaves

On her last chance to make news at the White House, Tiffany Trump has announced that she's engaged. Her fiance is Michael Boulos, CNN reports. She posted the news Tuesday on Instagram , along with a photo of the couple on the White House colonnade, with her engagement ring visible. "It...

Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for Dodgers…

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton has died

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World's friendliest UPS driver takes photos with…

World's friendliest UPS driver takes photos with dogs he meets on his route

Remembering Mac Miller

Remembering Mac Miller. Malcolm James McCormick was born on January 19, 1992, and passed on September 7, 2018. Here are five facts to celebrate the late rapper’s life. 1. He started rapping when he was 14 years old and went by EZ Mac before becoming Mac Miller. 2. Miller taught himself how to play the guitar, bass, piano and drums. 3. He was a record producer under the pseudonym, Larry Fisherman. 4. His debut studio album, 'Blue Slide Park,' was the first independently-distributed album to top the US 'Billboard' 200 chart since 1995. 5. Miller received his first-ever Grammy nomination posthumously for his last studio album, 'Swimming.'. Happy Birthday, Mac Miller!

Miners Trapped for 9 Days Request Pickles…

A dozen miners who have been trapped 1,700 feet beneath the surface since Jan. 10 are ready to eat more than nutritional liquids while they wait to be rescued. Using a telephone line that has been newly delivered to the No. 6 chamber of the gold mine, where all...

Tiffany Trump Announces Engagement

(CNN) Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of President Donald Trump, announced her engagement to Michael Boulos Tuesday. Her happy news -- which happened at the White House -- comes on her father's final full day in office. "It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael! Boulos, described by Town & Country as a "scion from a wealthy family overseas" and by Vanity Fair as a "billionaire heir," posted the same image, writing, "Got engaged to the love of my life!

Winds are howling across Southern California

AccuWeather’s Bill Wadell reports on the Santa Ana wind event that’s fueling gusty conditions as well as an increased wildfire threat across Southern California on Jan. 19.

Space Sweepers (US Trailer 1)

Trailer for 'Space Sweepers' starring Song Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-ri, Seon-kyu Jin, Hae-jin Yoo, Ana Ruggiero

Baldwin Takes Himself Off Twitter

After weeks of online debate over his wife's ethnicity , Alec Baldwin has decided to step off the platform, though apparently not for good. "Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming," the actor tweeted Monday. "Not much of a party. Goodbye for now." Debate has raged online about the...

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McConnell Blames Trump for Provoking Mob

Sen. Mitch McConnell hasn't said how he'll vote in the impeachment trial of President Trump, but he was clear about where he stands on the accusation Tuesday. "The mob was fed lies," the majority leader said on the Senate floor, the Hill reports. "They were provoked by the president and...

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear…

As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen

Virgin Orbit just launched a rocket from a Boeing…

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company’s second launch demonstration today, successfully deploying 10 payloads for NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP). Virgin Orbit’s novel launch system uses a technique called air launch, in which a rocket is launched from under the wing of a jet aircraft, rather than from a traditional launch pad on the ground. In addition to improving the payload capacity of the rocket, this technique allows the LauncherOne system to be the world’s most flexible and responsive launch service — flying on short notice and from a wide variety of locations to access any orbit.