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Scientists discover new endangered primate species in Myanmar, with only 260 left

Scientists have discovered a new primate species in the jungles of Myanmar — and it’s already at risk of extinction.



a monkey sitting on a tree branch: The Popa langur, a newly discovered primate species in Myanmar that is critically endangered.


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The Popa langur, a newly discovered primate species in Myanmar that is critically endangered.

The Popa langur is a type of monkey with a long tail, rings around its eyes, and a crest of fur on top of its head. There are only an estimated 200 to 260 left, according to a news release by the London Natural History Museum, which collaborated on this study.

The research team named the Popa langurs after the sacred extinct volcano Mount Popa and classified them as “critically endangered.”

“Sadly this is a bittersweet discovery due to the limited number of individuals left in the wild and fragmented populations,” said Roberto Portela Miguez, a senior curator at the Natural History Museum, in the release.

“The hope is that by giving

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Melvyn Pun explains why he left a career at Goldman Sachs to head a family-owned investment business in Myanmar

  • Melvyn Pun left a career at Goldman Sachs to head Yoma Strategic Holdings, part of a Myanmar-based business conglomerate founded by his father
  • Yoma Strategic recently took a controlling stake in mobile-based financial services provider Wave Money, now also backed by Ant Financial
  • Pun believes Myanmar offers investors unique opportunities, but regulatory and reputational risk are still a concern
  • Pun predicts Myanmar to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, boosted by a feeling of ‘excitement and euphoria’
  • Because of his work, Business Insider named Pun to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming investing in Asia.
  • Visit Business Insider’s Transforming Business homepage for more stories.

When Melvyn Pun left Goldman Sachs in 2012 to head the family-owned investment holding company Yoma Strategic Holdings in Myanmar, it was an interesting time to be doing business in the Southeast Asian nation. The previous year had witnessed the

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Arizona picks Biden in historic shift to the left that includes Senate seat



Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Nov 3, 2020; Wilmington, DE, USA; Former Vice President Joe Biden and wife Dr. Jill Biden greet supporters at a parking lot in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Biden expressed optimism and said it will take time to count the votes in critical battleground states.


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Nov 3, 2020; Wilmington, DE, USA; Former Vice President Joe Biden and wife Dr. Jill Biden greet supporters at a parking lot in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Biden expressed optimism and said it will take time to count the votes in critical battleground states.

Today is the day. It’s Election Day and President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will now wait for the votes to be counted. Today’s election may result in changes in Congress, where Democrats want to regain control of the Republican-led Senate and Democrats hope to expand their advantage in the House. USA TODAY will have live election results.

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Refresh this blog all day for updates as the candidates make their final pushes. USA TODAY will have live coverage from the presidential election and all of the marquee races from around

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Two weeks left to score early-bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020

NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang, join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020, an event dedicated to early-stage space startups.

We’ve launched early-bird pricing, and $125 buys you access to all live sessions, plus video on demand. Don’t procrastinate. Buy your pass now before the early-bird reenters Earth’s atmosphere (and prices go up) on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

More ways to save: Go further together with early-bird group tickets ($100) — bring four team members and get the fifth one free. We also offer discount passes for students ($50) and government, military and nonprofits ($95). Looking for out-of-this-world exposure? An Early-Stage Startup Exhibitor Package ($360) includes four tickets, digital exhibition space, a pitch session to attendees and the ability to generate leads. Bonus savings: Extra Crunch subscribers get a

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With no Pac-12 games in prime time, college football fans are left in a dark place

For a month now, as college football has attempted to bring back some normal fall vibes in the middle of a seemingly never-ending pandemic, plenty has been missing from the experience.



a crowd of people watching a football ball: Colorado players run on to the field at Levi's Stadium before the Pac-12 championship game against Washington in 2016. Having no late Pac-12 games on Saturday has left college fans feeling a bit empty. (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images)


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Colorado players run on to the field at Levi’s Stadium before the Pac-12 championship game against Washington in 2016. Having no late Pac-12 games on Saturday has left college fans feeling a bit empty. (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images)

Packed stadiums. Marching bands. Cheerleaders. Tailgates. Lee Corso making his picks live from a campus cresting with anticipation before kickoff. So many things we’ve come to count on as ritual gone, some more replaceable than others.

Around the 2014 season, a wacky West Coast phenomenon took the nation by hold and has since grabbed a place among the sport’s most beloved traditions — and its absence in 2020 has created a gulf

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Giants’ Joe Judge doesn’t commit to Andrew Thomas at left tackle after Matt Peart’s solid first career start

Giants head coach Joe Judge reiterated that Andrew Thomas’ benching to start the game against Washington on Sunday was a disciplinary benching, not performance related.

But after Matt Peart put together a solid game while splitting time with Thomas, is there any doubt that Thomas – the Giants’ fourth overall pick in this year’s draft — will be the starting at left tackle this Thursday against the Eagles?

It’s a legitimate question for Judge to consider, as Peart performed well in his 26 snaps at left tackle. In fact, Pro Football Focus graded him the highest of any Giants offensive player that was in for more than 25 snaps on Sunday. He had an 89.7 overall grade with a 93.4 run block grade. He also allowed one pressure in 11 pass block attempts.

When asked about the position for this upcoming game, Judge didn’t commit to Thomas returning to his

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