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August 17, 2018

Sony Tops US Market in Full-Frame Cameras, Launches ‘Be Alpha’ Campaign to Celebrate

Sony has just announced that it's topped the U.S. market for full-frame mirrorless cameras, following a trend of professional photographers moving away from DSLRs. Four out of every 10 full-frame mirrorless cameras sold in the United States are by Sony, with the Japanese firm coming in number one both for units sold and dollars through the first half of 2018.

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July 20, 2018

Starbucks Is Opening Its First “Signing Store” for Deaf Community in the U.S.

Starbucks is about to become more inclusive thanks to the announcement of a new “Signing Store” in Washington, D.C. Spearheaded by a team of deaf Starbucks employees and allies, all employees at the Signing Store will be fluent in American Sign Language. The new Starbucks will open near Gallaudet University, a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students. This isn't Starbucks' first Signing Store.

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June 22, 2018

Koko the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Learned Sign Language Dies at 46

Koko, the kitty-loving gorilla who learned sign language, has died at age 46. The Gorilla Foundation announced via social media that Koko passed in her sleep, leaving a stunning legacy behind.  She lived most of her life in the Santa Cruz mountains on The Gorilla Foundation's preserve after having been born in the San Francisco Zoo in 1971.

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May 17, 2018

This Man’s Rare Blood Is Responsible for Saving the Lives of Over 2.4 Million Babies

Known as “The Man with the Golden Arm,” Australia-based James Harrison is responsible for saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies. Thanks to rare antibodies in his blood, decades of regular blood donations to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service have helped create a vaccine called Anti-D. The formula was developed to fight against Rhesus disease—a deadly condition where antibodies in a pregnant woman’s blood destroy her baby’s blood cells within the womb.

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