World's Deepest Fish Found in Mariana Trench

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title: World's Deepest Fish Found in Mariana Trench

text: An underwater voyage has found an unidentified species of fish more than 5 miles down -- deeper than any other fish has ever been found before.

The white, translucent fish, found in early December in the Mariana Trench below the Pacific Ocean, was 8,145 meters, or about five miles, below the surface, breaking the previous record of 7,700 meters set in 2011 by the pink gelatinous snailfish in the Japan Trench of the Pacific Ocean by almost 500 meters, or 1,640 feet. The species has not yet been identified.

"We're pretty confident it's a snailfish," Dr. Alan Jamieson from the Oceanlab at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland told ABC News. "Not that we know. It's a new species."

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title: Idris Elba to Be Next James Bond?

text: Will Idris Elba be the next James Bond? If Sony Picture Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal has her way, he just might.

The Daily Beast reports that an email from Pascal to the distributor of the Bond films simply says, "Idris should be the next bond."

The 42-year-old English actor best known for his role as drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO's "The Wire" has been rumored to be in the running for years.

Elba said earlier this year that if offered a chance to play 007, he'd take it.

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title: 'Serial' Podcast Finale

text: "Serial," from the creators of public radio's "This American Life," released its finale on Thursday after holding listeners in suspense week by week since early October. The series took listeners through a reexamination of the 15-year-old murder of Maryland teenager Hae Min Lee. No spoilers here, but the spin-off of "This American Life" will return for a second season, thanks to donations from listeners.

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title: Stephen Colbert Retires 'The Colbert Report'

text: Late-night television personality Stephen Colbert hosted the last episode of "The Colbert Report" Thursday night before he takes the reigns from David Letterman for CBS' "The Late Show." Colbert was joined by stars including "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston and Katie Couric, after hosting nine years of the mock conservative politics show.

'Colbert Report' Final Episode Includes Santa Claus and Tons of Celebrities

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