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1st Edition 1999 Pokemon unopened card set sells for $56,000

1st Edition 1999 Pokemon unopened card set sells for $56,000

A box of unopened, original Pokemon cards from 1999 have sold for $56,000 at auction. This was a first edition box that included holographic foil cards, the biggest prize in the package. The first edition base set had a limited print, which contributes to its worth nearly two decades later. Though notable, this isn't the first Pokemon item to sell at auction for a significant amount.

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Construction workers find mammoth fossil in Cape Coral, Florida

Construction workers find mammoth fossil in Cape Coral, Florida

Construction workers in Cape Coral, Florida, made a surprise discovery while digging a deep trench: a fossilized bone likely belonging to either a woolly mammoth or a mastodon. The fossil was spotted in June as workers dug down to a depth of 17ft; they, believing it to possibly be a fossil, passed the bone on to archaeologists, who have confirmed the discovery.

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Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk has clarified exactly what he meant when he tweeted he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private, after days of investors pushing the CEO to explain himself. Musk surprised many last week when he took to Twitter to suggest he would seek privatization for Tesla once the price reached $420 a share.

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Tattoos may no longer impact employment potential: study

Tattoos may no longer impact employment potential: study

In Western society, tattoos have long been viewed as a negative when it comes to employment potential, but a new study reveals a change in public opinion. Nearly half of millennials have at least one tattoo and companies may put themselves at a competitive disadvantage if they dismiss any applicant with ink. The study found that tattooed individuals don't suffer financially due to the markings, and may even benefit from them.

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Mysterious leaf-like creatures may have been among Earth’s first animals

Mysterious leaf-like creatures may have been among Earth’s first animals

Unusual Ediacaran organisms preserved as fossils dating back more than 500 million years have been a source of mystery for decades, but science may finally have an answer, according to new research out of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and Northwest University. A study newly published in the journal Paleontology details these fossilized organisms, revealing that they may have been animals.

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“Incredible Hulk” comet has a stunning green glow

“Incredible Hulk” comet has a stunning green glow

A green comet nicknamed the Incredible Hulk recently made a bright appearance in the night sky, according to astronomers. The event featured the comet PanSTARRS C/2017 S3, which was spotted by researchers in late 2017. The celestial body recently experienced two bright bursts, one in late June and another in late July. It was that second burst that resulted in a large gas cloud surrounding the object, giving it a greenish glow

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Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

Researchers have discovered a "rogue" planet outside of our solar system using the Very Large Array (VLA), the first time such a discovery has been made using a radio telescope. The planet is called rogue due to its lack of a parent star, having the distinction of being something between a planet and a brown dwarf, which is an object that has too great of a mass to be called a planet.

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T-Mobile Essentials plan goes back to basics

T-Mobile Essentials plan goes back to basics

T-Mobile has a new smartphone plan focusing on the holy trifecta: unlimited calls, messaging, and data, and very little else. T-Mobile Essentials does without the usual add-ons of international data access, unlimited mobile hotspot, and other features, in the name of keeping the price down every month.

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Captain Picard is back: Patrick Stewart confirms new CBS Star Trek series

Captain Picard is back: Patrick Stewart confirms new CBS Star Trek series

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is to return, with Sir Patrick Stewart again to star as the iconic Star Trek character in a new series. The show, as-yet untitled, will be made for CBS All Access, with Stewart confirming the news today on his Twitter account and in an announcement at the Star Trek convention.

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Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants

Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants

Researchers have successfully transplanted bioengineered lungs into adult pigs, the University of Texas has announced. The work, which was recently detailed in a study published by Science Translational Medicine, details the work and progress made over the last few years, reaching the point where no complication resulted from the transplants. The development provides hope for future transplant recipients.

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Juul targets teen vaping with tipped no-vape tech for schools

Juul targets teen vaping with tipped no-vape tech for schools

Juul, the most popular electronic cigarette on the market, has received increasing pressure over its popularity with teenagers. Parents and public health officials worry the devices -- and others like them -- are resulting in minors becoming addicted to nicotine, particularly a variety used by Juul called nicotine salts. The company is back with a solution, though, and it may involve turning schools into no-vape zones.

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Inmates hacked prison tablets to steal $225,000 for apps and music

Inmates hacked prison tablets to steal $225,000 for apps and music

Company JPay offers special, small tablets designed specifically for corrections facilities. These tablets are intended to provide inmates with limited access to the outside world, including email and mobile games, but instead they were used to transfer large sums of money into various JPay accounts. The hackers were able to do this by exploiting a vulnerability with the tablets.

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