The Daily Populous

Monday February 6th, 2023 night edition

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Now, the company has its sights set on the dodo bird.

The flightless bird went extinct in the 17 th century from the island of Mauritius.

The biotech company Colossal is actively working to reincarnate both the ancient woolly mammoth and the thylacine.

Now, for its next trick, the Dallas-based firm is bringing back the dodo, the flightless bird that went extinct roughly 350 years ago from the island of Mauritius.

Here’s how it will work: The dodo recreation includes “interspecies germline transfer of pigeon PGCs into a surrogate chicken host.”

While we don’t know everything about the dodo, it’s generally understood that the bird wasn’t as dumb as its reputation suggests.

It remains to be seen if Colossal—and the CIA—can recreate the true mind of the dodo bird, or just the body. »

Pennsylvania boy, nine, becomes one of the youngest ever high school graduates

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A nine-year-old boy from Pennsylvania who loves science and computer programming has become one of the youngest ever high school graduates, and he has already started accumulating some credits toward his college degree.

The achievement makes David one of the youngest known children to ever graduate high school, according to a list compiled by the history and culture website

David would come in higher on that list than Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who was 11 when he finished high school. »

Rare Russian arctic anti-air system destroyed for first time by Ukraine

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The Arctic TOR-M2DT air defense system became the star of russian television when it was sent to Ukraine.

"The Arctic TOR-M2DT air defense system became the star of Russian television when it was sent to Ukraine," said the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

#Ukraine: The second ever destruction (in as many days) of the extremely rare Russian 9A331MDT Tor-M2DT air defense system, intended for use in the Arctic. »

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will feature "both fast travel and rideable creatures"

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will have both fast travel and rideable creatures, according to the game's director.

As revealed in an upcoming issue of Play Magazine (which is due to release on February 7) Stig Asmussen - the director of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - has said the sequel will feature fast travel as well as mounts to get across the game's world.

Unfortunately, we are no longer a month away from trying out this fast travel feature for ourselves, after Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was unexpectedly delayed by six weeks . »

Second Chinese spy balloon spotted over Latin America, says Pentagon

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A second Chinese spy balloon has been spotted, this time in the skies over Latin America, according to the Pentagon.

We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,” Pentagon press secretary Brig Gen Patrick Ryder said in a statement to the news network.

He told reporters that the balloon “has the ability to manoeuvre” and denied Chinese government claims that it was used for civilian research. »