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I’m a teacher in a tiny Alaskan village. My class consists of 8 students and there are no sports teams or after-school clubs — here’s what my life is like.

Taryn Williams, 28, is a teacher and freelance writer based in the rural Alaskan Bush. Everything is really close by, but groceries cost more than they do in mainland US. She spends an hour cooking dinner and stays entertained by participating in local customs. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Fossils unearthed in China reveal a new species of giant prehistoric rhino — the largest land mammal to ever walk the Earth

A batch of newly discovered fossils come from prehistoric giant rhinos — the largest known land mammal in the history of the Earth.Paleontologists discovered a complete skull from one rhino and three vertebrae from another, in the Linxia basin in the Gansu Province of northwestern China. The set of bones is 26.5 million years old.Genetic analysis revealed that the fossils belonged to a species of giant rhino that scientists had never seen before. The team of researchers from China and the US dubbed the new animal "Paraceratherium linxiaense.""Usually fossils come in pieces, but this one is complete, with a very complete skull and a very complete jaw, which is rare," Deng Tao, who led the team that discovered the fossils, told...