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Cowboys' Beasley on Witten's rumored retirement: 'I had no idea this was coming'

Cowboys' Beasley on Witten's rumored retirement: 'I had no idea this was coming'

Sports
April 28 (UPI) --Cole Beasley says he doesn't know what it's like to be a locker room without Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.But he's about to find out.The six-year NFL veteran joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Methodist. Though he was not at the 2012 NFL Draft in New York City, he was in attendance for the big event this week at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.In Arlington, he took on teammate Dak Prescott in a nacho-making-and-building contest at the Tostitos Cantina.Prescott will be looked to as a beacon of leadership on this new-look Cowboys team. But Beasley says the third-year quarterback has always been that for the NFC East squad."I've been asked this question a lot and I'll say the same thing because it hasn't changed," Beasley told UPI...
Amazon fish challenges mutation idea

Amazon fish challenges mutation idea

Science
Evolutionary theory suggests that species favouring asexual reproduction will rapidly become extinct, as their genomes accumulate deadly mutations over time.But a study on an Amazon fish has cast doubt on the rapidity of this decline. Despite thousands of years of asexual reproduction, the genomes of the Amazon molly fish are remarkably stable and the species has survived. Details of the work have been published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.There are two fundamental ways in which new generations of life come to being - sexual and asexual reproduction.Sexual reproduction relies on special reproductive male and female sex cells, the eggs and sperm, joining together during the process of fertilisation.Each sex cell contains half the number of chromosomes of normal parent cells, then follow...
The Week and Viz owner plants idea of asset sales

The Week and Viz owner plants idea of asset sales

Business
The Week and other well-known British magazine titles could change hands as part of a review ‎of the publishing empire built by Felix Dennis, the late media tycoon and poet.Sky News has learnt that the trustees of The Heart of England Forest Charity and the executors of Mr Dennis's estate have been in discussions with financial advisers about the prospective review.Sources said this weekend that Allen & Co, a US-based advisory firm, was in the frame to oversee the project, indicating that American media owners could be approached about their interest in Dennis's assets.The Heart of England Forest Charity ‎was established by Mr Dennis after he began planting trees during the 1990s.Its trustees are chaired by Jon Snow, the Channel 4 News presenter.Dennis Publishing itself is not for sale
Quacking idea: Could duck sounds replace car honks?

Quacking idea: Could duck sounds replace car honks?

Technology
Researchers are tackling sound pollution from loud car horns by developing a beep which apparently sounds like a duck's quack.The pleasant-sounding horn is designed to alert people to danger while not stressing out others within the vicinity.A quacking sound was chosen after different sounds were tested on 100 volunteers and it was found to be the most friendly for pedestrians passing by.The research was conducted at Soongsil University in Seoul, South Korea, and looked at the development of the vehicle klaxon since it was first introduced in 1908.The classical car horn's "ah-oo-gah" remains a famous sound in early motoring, but it came to be replaced by other attention-grabbing sounds.Some of those klaxons have come to be found very irritating, however. The team of scientists set about tr...