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Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Affected The Evolution Of Birds By Eliminating Trees

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And with no more trees, the scientists found, tree-dwelling birds went extinct. The ground-dwelling birds basically got over and the rest of the birds of today evolved from them. For this paper, an worldwide team of scientists used statistical methods to reconstruct the ancient ancestors of living bird groups. "The end-Cretaceous event is the fifth mass extinction-we're in the sixth", says Dunn. Read More »

Pluto Could Be Made Up Of A Billion Comets, Suggests New Study

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By comparing the results with the low levels of carbon monoxide, researchers realized Pluto was influenced by liquid water. " We discovered an appealing consistency in between the approximated quantity of nitrogen inside the [Sputnik Planitia] glacier and the quantity that would be anticipated if Pluto was formed by the pile of approximately a billion comets or other Kuiper Belt things comparable in chemical structure to 67P, the comet checked out by Rosetta", discussed Glein in a ... Read More »

Subtropical Storm Alberto Heads Toward Gulf Coast

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If the storm goes east of the projected track, the impacts will lessen. The northern Gulf Coast could then see flooding rain, winds strong enough to form tornadoes, and isolated storm surge flooding. Forecasters say heavy rains are likely across western Cuba, much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week. Heavy rains from Alberto certainly bring flooding into the picture for Lakeland, which enters the weekend with the third-highest rainfall total for the month of May in ... Read More »

Higher CO2 levels may lead to decreased nutrients in rice

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A study on this issue was published this week in the journal Science Advances . Rep. Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican who leads the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, is one outspoken proponent of the idea. "But often when plants grow more, that doesn't necessarily mean that you get the same quality of the plant". Scientists from China, Japan, the United States and Australia report in the journal Science Advances that they began their research, using what they call the ... Read More »

Subtropical Storm Alberto remains stationary over NW Caribbean Sea

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Subtropical Storm Alberto remains disorganized and nearly stationary near the island of Cozumel off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Of those storms, five to nine are predicted to reach hurricane status, including one to four major hurricanes, which feature sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. Read More »

Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms, Will Bring Heavy Rain to U.S.

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Alberto could reach hurricane intensity near the northern Gulf Coast, but not near South Florida, according to hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross. Because this broad surface low-pressure system is battling some high wind shear and interacting with land, most of the convection associated with this system is to the east of the center. Read More »

NDP, Tories tied but voters think PCs will win

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There is also the recent developments of an alleged data hack at the 407 ETR which resulted in the compromised information of some 60,000 customers, and revelations that nearly 30 separate Tory candidates could have benefited from that information in their nomination contest or fundraising efforts. Read More »

SpaceX launches NASA, Iridium satellites with used Falcon 9

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SpaceX has already delivered a number of Iridium satellites into orbit, so that part of the mission is business as usual, but the launch of the GRACE satellites is a pretty special occasion. That promises at least an order of magnitude accuracy improvement, said Frank Flechtner, GRACE-FO project manager at GFZ. The second stage rocket will then shut down and coast until a little under an hour after liftoff, when the engine will be restarted for a quick burn prior to the five NEXT ... Read More »

Large predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them

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Native to Asia, the predatory creatures feed on earthworms. There have been 111 records of the worms since 1999, the study noted, and there are five different species. Two of the flatworm species in the Diversibipalium genus - one black, found in France, and one an iridescent blue, found on the island of Mayotte - are likely newfound species, according to the study. Read More »

NKorea open to talks after summit scrapped

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Although the chances of success were uncertain, the White House had even unveiled a commemorative coin with the profiles of Trump and Kim to herald the "peace talks". He was spurned on the very day North Korea demolished its nuclear test site in front of worldwide journalists granted unprecedented access to the remote site, a concrete if not irreversible gesture toward denuclearization. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'unruffled' after Trump cancels summit

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In April, Trump had stunned the world by accepting an invitation to meet Kim in an unprecedented sit-down. Around 7 p.m., just hours later, Chung stepped out onto a White House driveway and announced the news to reporters. "China actually has played the role of hidden guarantor for the North Korea-United States summit, so China will continue to promote this meeting", Sun Xingjie, an expert on North Korea at the Jilin University, said in comments to the People's Daily Overseas Edition, an ... Read More »

OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T get facial unlock support with this update

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OnePlus has just released a new OxygenOS update for the two devices. It was touted as the fastest face unlock feature compared to any other device. Speaking of weather , OnePlus also improved the positioning accuracy in the Weather app, while the refresh interval for weather information update has also been adjusted. Read More »

Truck dumps 40000 pounds of chicken feathers on I-5

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The semi driver reportedly didn't have any accidents, and claims he had fallen asleep on the wheel. Mr Johnson said the driver would be cited for alleged negligent driving. The mess "ruffled some feathers" for commuters driving in from Tacoma, WSDOT said, estimating that the travel time from the city to Seattle was about 93 minutes at one point. Read More »

Show of opposition might at Kumaraswamy's oath-taking ceremony

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Kumaraswamy had conceded on Tuesday that running the coalition government for the next five years would be a "big challenge" for him.The BJP boycotted the oath-taking ceremony and observed a "black day" across the state. There was none of the good cheer seen among the others. They greeted each other warmly, waved to the crowd and sat next to each other. The great political drama from down south culminated in a galaxy of leaders from across the political spectrum descending at Vidhana ... Read More »

A Vague Synopsis For Avengers 4 Has Been Released

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Marvel fans have speculated to what could have happened to Carter during the events of Infinity War . And, gratitude to a brand-new edition of License Global , we have our initial plot synopsis for the film. While the Russo brothers have debunked this theory , I wouldn't be surprised if that was a case of classic Marvel misdirection. This continues to go along with Mcfeely's point on why certain characters just couldn't make the roster for the mega Marvel mashup that really had nothing ... Read More »

Singapore Q1 GDP Growth Revised Up

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The government remains on guard for negative effects stemming from US-China trade tensions and a global trend of rising interest rates. Overall, the growth for Singapore's exports is expected to remain firm in 2018 but ease from 2017's strong performance, the agency said, with projections maintained at 1.0 per cent to 3.0 per cent. Read More »

Yates survives time trial to retain Giro lead

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Yates is in a strong position to become the first Briton to win the Giro, with the race heading back into the mountains on Thursday where the 25-year-old Bury native will look to take more time away from time trial specialist Dumoulin. But also today was a big target for me. " It's a good gap and I'll see what I can do". "I hope there won't be any surprises in the future but for now I don't see any reason to doubt his..." Yates kept his lead of 56 seconds overall lead on Dumoulin. Read More »

Six Flags to purchase Frontier City, White Water Bay

A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on SIX . Assetmark Inc. grew its position in shares of Six Flags by 251.0% during the fourth quarter. The firm has a market cap of $5.63 billion, a PE ratio of 49.76 and a beta of 1.18. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New has a 1-year low of $45.24 and a 1-year high of $62.69. Read More »

Trump's Lawyer Took $500k to Set Up Meeting Between Trump, Ukraine President

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Poroshenko, the source claimed, needed something he could portray as "talks" because of he wanted to make amends Manafort revelations that came out of the 2016 election. According to the BBC , Poroshenko desired to meet with Trump in 2017. In a statement to ABC News, Friedman expressed regret for his actions and sought to distance Cohen, who he described as a "dear, dear personal friend" from the scandal. Read More »

UP: 6 BJP MLAs file complaints for receiving extortion messages

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An official said most numbers from which the threats were made were "virtual numbers" and the virtual private networks have also been apparently used where the proxy servers ensure that the IP addresses are masked. He was once with Dawood Ibrahim, but the two later fell out, the official said. After parting ways with Dawood, the gangster established his own gang in Bahrain in 1998. Read More »

Erdogan congratulates Venezuelan leader's election victory

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The order came one day after Maduro won a presidential election that many consider to have been fraudulent. Maduro won 68 percent of votes - more than three times as many as his main rival Henri Falcon. The South American country uses mostly US diluents to reduce the viscosity of its heavy oils, and would have to pay much more to get them elsewhere. Therefore, as advanced in our statement of April 19, the European Union and its member states will consider the adoption of adequate ... Read More »

Sturridge responds to Klopp bust-up claims

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The striker spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan at West Bromwich Albion, but having suffered injury problems he was only able to start five matches. That said, Sturridge did not address the lack of a Champions League final invitation and it remains to be seen whether he will be in attendance to cheer on his teammates on Saturday in Kiev. Read More »

Emery to succeed Wenger as Arsenal manager

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It's official. Unai Emery is the new Arsenal manager. "I'm very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal's history". Emery's team were beaten in the last-16 of the Champions League by Real Madrid this season despite breaking the world transfer record to sign Brazil striker Neymar, and were knocked out at the same stage last season by Barcelona . Read More »

Confirmed Cases of Ebola Reportedly Rise to 28 in DR Congo Outbreak

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The vaccine, provided by US company Merck, is still in the test stages, but it was effective toward the end of the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia from 2014 to 2016. So we consider that for each confirmed case of Ebola, there will be between 100 and 150 people who will be eligible for vaccination". However, it explained, that the latest statement of the International Health Regulation Emergency Committee on the epidemic, had said the ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence to improve cancer diagnosis

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According to Prime Minister Theresa May, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is soon to change the scene in cancer and other disease diagnosis. Efforts to patch up the ethical holes have since been made , but there are still major concerns from both campaign groups and privacy experts about how companies should be given access to NHS data. Read More »

Buhari Queries Obasanjo Over $16bn Power Project

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According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari had done so much for agriculture that farmers are now rich. He said this when he led members of the Buhari Support Group (BSG) to declare their support for the 2019 presidential ambition of President Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Read More »

Police, Santa Fe Suspect Exchanged Fire For Nearly 30 Minutes

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After each school shooting, I usually have to wait a couple of days before I can read about the victims. Sabika Sheikh came to the United States last fall as an exchange student. "A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like", she said. "Sadly I did", she said, blaming a disregard for people with mental illness. Beazely first heard a singular "boom" that morning in art class, he said, which he figured was a textbook falling to the floor. Read More »

German court rejects prosecutors' call for Catalonia's Puigdemont to be rearrested

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and members of the EU Catalonia dialogue platform address a news conference in Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2018. The court decided that extradition of the ex-Catalan leader to Spain was not possible on the charge of rebellion, since it did not see evidence that Puigdemont meant to use force to gain Catalan independence. Read More »

Texas school safety roundtables set to get underway

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Although officials have praised a swift response, it remains unclear just how quickly police got to the art lab on the 1,400-student campus, where authorities say Pagourtzis opened fire with a shotgun and.38-calibre handgun. Students at a Near North Side elementary school walked out of the classroom Monday morning to take a stand on gun violence in light of Friday's deadly school shooting in Texas. Read More »

Kiwi scientists lead search for Loch Ness monster

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The Loch Ness monster has been an enduring mystery for centuries, drawing people from around the world to look for it in the majestic deep waters in the Scottish Highlands. "I suspect we will find no monsters, but will have a lot of fun explaining the process as we go along". "Monster or not, it's going to be an interesting project". Read More »