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Tuesday February 13rd, 2018 night edition

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The People’s Choice award in the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition went to this photo of a lowland gorilla and the man who saved her (Picture: Wildlife Photographer of the Year).

A tender hug between a lowland gorilla and the man who saved her life has been crowned the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice award.

Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur took the photo in Cameroon, as the rescued gorilla – named Pikin – was being moved between animal sanctuaries.

Baby apes are often left orphaned after their mothers are killed and either die in the wild or are sold on as pets.

Luckily, she woke up in the arms of her caretaker, Appolinaire Ndohoudou, a man she shared a particular bond with.

As he rebuilt his life in Cameroon, his work in protecting wild animals revived his appreciation for the natural world.

The picture will now be showcased in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Museum until it closes on May 28. »

Update: Mozilla Will Re-File Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

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The FCC’s decision to destroy net neutrality rules is the result of broken processes, broken politics, and broken policies.

You can call your elected officials and urge them to support net neutrality and an open internet.

Net neutrality is not a partisan or U.S. issue and the decision to remove protections for net neutrality is the result of broken processes, broken politics, and broken policies. »

New York Times CEO: Print journalism has maybe another 10 years

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New York Times CEO: There will be many times more digital subscribers than print 2:13 PM ET Mon, 12 Feb 2018 | 03:06.

The newspaper printing presses may have another decade of life in them, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson told CNBC on Monday.

Ultimately, there will be many times the number of digital subscribers compared to print. »

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

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Tests show the compounds, called malacidins, annihilate several bacterial diseases that have become resistant to most existing antibiotics, including the superbug MRSA.

Experts say the work, published in Nature Microbiology, offers fresh hope in the antibiotics arms race.

Soil is teeming with millions of different micro-organisms that produce lots of potentially therapeutic compounds, including new antibiotics. »

Why Women Are Mailing Tampons to the Arizona House of Representatives

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A bill that would provide unlimited menstrual supplies to incarcerated women in Arizona prisons has stalled in the House of Representatives, so women are protesting by mailing pads and tampons to the Capitol.

House Bill 2222, which was introduced by Representative Athena Salman, a Democrat from Tempe, can't advance further unless it gets a hearing in the House Rules committee.

And so far, Representative T.J. Shope, a Republican from Coolidge who chairs the committee, hasn't put it on the agenda. »