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Bitcoin Creator Files Lawsuit

The self-claimed creator of Bitcoin has surfaced and filed a lawsuit against 16 software developers. Australian computer scientist Craig Wright filed a suit against these developers to secure 111,000 units of the leading cryptocurrency accounts. Wright claimed through his suit that he is the Bitcoin creator under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, as the Dechained details: 

He went further in his claims at his second lawsuit in London alleging that he had lost access to his encrypted keys after his home network was hacked in February 2020.
The claims which are aggressively disputed against the Britain-based scientist were brought against developers of the four networks – Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Core (BTC), and Bitcoin Cash ABC (ABC). 
Craig Wright has accused the developers in the recent lawsuit of a breach in the discharge of their duties to act in the interests of the creator and legitimate owner of the most popular digital asset. The case, however, was waved off by one defendant as “bogus” is currently being investigated by the police in a bid to fish out the unknown hackers.

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Extinct Fossil Fish Found Alive In Madagascar

A good surprise, right? Shark hunters in South Africa have discovered a population of a fish species that was believed to be extinct. Known as the ancient ‘four-legged fossil fish,’ these coelacanths were alive and well off the coast of Madagascar. So how did the hunters find them? Because they were chasing sharks for their fins, oil, and other lucrative parts,  their deep-sea nets were able to reach the area where the coelacanths gathered: 

The species, which dates back 420 million years, was thought to have been extinct until 1938, when the first living coelacanth in recent memory was discovered off the South African Coast, Mongabay News reported. Scientists were shocked to find a member of the "Latimeria chalumnae" species still alive, with its eight fins, a specific spotting pattern on the scales and huge bodies.
A recent study in the SA Journal of Science indicated that the coelacanths might face a new threat to survival with the uptick in shark hunting, which began booming in the 1980s.
"The jarifa gillnets used to catch sharks are a relatively new and more deadly innovation as they are large and can be set in deep water," the researchers noted in their paper.
They fear that the coelacanths are now at risk for "exploitation," particularly in Madagascar.

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Napoleon’s Love For Cologne May Have Lead To His Death

A new study shows that military commander Napoléon Bonaparte may have died because of his cologne. Because the cologne contained so much alcohol, it might have made him smell great and protected him from diseases, but it was unable to stop him from overdosing due to the long-time exposure to the perfume. Ancient Origins has more details:  

There has long been speculation about the true cause of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death on the island of St. Helena on May 5, 1821. As we mark the 200th anniversary of this event, a biochemist from De Montfort University in Leicester (United Kingdom) believes he has finally solved the mystery of what killed one of history’s most recognized figures.
It was his love of cologne that killed him, asserts Parvez Haris, a professor of biomedical science at De Montfort’s School of Allied Health Sciences . According to Dr. Haris, Napoleon slowly poisoned himself to death over a number of years, by heavily and continuously using a type of men’s cologne that contained potentially toxic ingredients.

(via All That’s Interesting

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93-Year-Old Man Drives His Old Car In A Video Game

This is endearing. Forget the hardcore racing gamers screaming as they fail to turn in time -- let’s all appreciate this 93-year-old Japanese man gushing as he happily drives his old car in a racing game simulation. Our racing grandpa worked with cars for decades, and the car he drives in the game is an old Mazda Savana RX-7, the same vehicle he once drove over 30 years ago: 

While our new favorite granddad appears to be playing 2017’s Gran Turismo Sport, there really is only one way forward for future video entries: his grandson needs to gift the man Mario Kart 8: Deluxe. C’mon.
Give the desperate people what they want: an elderly, retired professional driver squaring off against a bunch of pre-teens on rainbow-colored roads alongside Mario, Toad, Bowser, and Princess Peach. It’s the best-selling racing game of all time, after all.
Honestly, given recent trends in the real-life car industry, we’re far more comfortable watching people drive within virtual worlds than in reality. Not convinced? Consider this: is a 93-year-old former professional driver any more unreliable than Tesla’s “self-driving” vehicles, which seem to have a habit of crashing into many, many things... including cop cars

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Secrets Of The Immortal Jellyfish

Did you know that the longest-living animal on Earth is a creature called the immortal jellyfish? Just from the name alone, we might assume that it could escape death a few times. For real though, they could, in theory, of course. The adult versions of these invertebrates can roll back their biological clock when injured or on the verge of starvation:

However, while this is technically feasible, it’s by no means provable. That’s because these jellyfish have only been studied sporadically since the early 1980s, meaning experts have only a few decades’ worth of data.
There’s also another factor to consider. While an immortal jellyfish can age in reverse, it can also be easily killed by predators including various fish, sharks, turtles and even other jellyfish. This is why the immortal jellyfish is unlikely to overpopulate the Earth anytime soon.
Normally, a mere mortal jellyfish passes through five stages of life:
Fertilised egg: an adult jellyfish (known as a medusa) will spawn eggs and sperm into the water, with these two types of cells joining up to create a fertilised egg.
Planula: the fertilised egg grows into a small larva called a planula. It looks something like a microscopic worm and can swim about freely.
Polyp: The planula will swim down to find a solid surface (such as a seabed), where it will develop a digestive system and is able to feed itself. When conditions such as water temperature suit it, the polyp will reproduce asexually, cloning itself to create a small colony.
Ephyra: after forming a new set of muscles and nerves, a section of a polyp (either the original polyp or clone) becomes an ephyra, an organism that can swim independently, grow and feed.
Medusa: this is a fully-grown adult jellyfish, which can reproduce sexually with another jellyfish (usually dying shortly afterwards).

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