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July 21, 2024

Ancient Dingo DNA Reveals the Surprising Origins of Australia’s Iconic Wild Dog

Dingoes are as ubiquitous in Australia as kangaroos or koalas, yet we know surprisingly little about the origins of these medium-sized wild dogs.  Thanks to ancient dingo DNA, researchers have recently solved some mysteries about their origins and learned more about their evolutionary relationships to other canines. While dingoes were introduced to Australia by humans from Southeast Asia, they are still considered native to the continent.

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July 20, 2024

Dubrovnik Has a Basketball Court That Has People Dreaming of Basketball Showdowns in King’s Landing

Dubrovnik, Croatia, has become a top destination for Game of Thrones—and House of the Dragon—fans ever since it started making cameos as King's Landing, the capital of Westeros. While the thrilling political moves occur in castles and palaces, fans have found a completely different arena where the characters can settle their disputes: a rooftop basketball court. While most of the scenes that take place in King's Landing were actually shot on a Warner Bros.

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July 19, 2024

Actor Hannibal Buress Hired a Lookalike To Attend a Movie Premiere for Him

It's a highly relatable situation; there's a commitment we can't miss but for whatever reason, we simply cannot make it. This happened to actor and comedian Hannibal Buress, whose film credits include Spiderman: Homecoming and Spiderman: No Way Home, where he plays Coach Wilson. When he couldn't attend the premiere of the first movie, Buress got creative and found a way to be there…sort of. He hired someone to go in his place.

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July 19, 2024

22 Tennessee State Parks Provide All-Terrain Wheelchairs to Enhance Accessibility for All

The evolution of technology has increasingly introduced accessible features. Smartphones have implemented specialized assistive technologies like voice commands, screen readers, and customizable interfaces. And improvements in smart home devices, such as voice-activated lights, help improve everyday convenience and accessibility for people with mobility and sensory impairments. In line with this trend, Tennessee has added all-terrain wheelchairs to 10 more state parks, bringing the total number of parks with mobility assistive devices to 22.

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