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Feathery find: One of the last dino raptors lived in New Mexico

Feathery find: One of the last dino raptors lived in New Mexico

Science
March 26 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have identified a new feathered dinosaur species, one of the last raptors to emerge before the dinosaurs were snuffed out. Researchers recovered the 67-million-year-old remains from a cretaceous rock deposit in New Mexico's San Juan Basin. Though the fossil was originally discovered in 2008, the excavation and examination process took more than decade. Scientists described the new species, Dineobellator notohesperus, in a paper published this week in the journal Scientific Reports. The species name translates as "Navajo warrior from the Southwest," a salute to the indigenous tribes that occupied the land where one of the world's last raptors once lived. Like it's infamous Asian relatives, members of the genus Velociraptor, Dineobellator notohesperus is ...
Scientists expect spring floods to be milder than last year

Scientists expect spring floods to be milder than last year

Technology
U.S. government scientists said today that this year's annual spring flooding season will not be as severe or prolonged as in 2019By CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science WriterMarch 19, 2020, 6:32 PM2 min readWASHINGTON -- Too often disasters come in threes. But the year of global pandemic and record wildfires in Australia will not also be a year of historic floods in the U.S., forecasters predict. Last year saw record floods in several regions of the country. But this year this annual spring flooding season will not be as severe or prolonged as in 2019, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. Major to moderate flooding is projected in 23 states, impacting 128 million people. The regions most likely to experience major flooding include parts of North Dakota...
Daniel Craig confirms No Time To Die will be his last Bond film

Daniel Craig confirms No Time To Die will be his last Bond film

Entertainment
007 star Daniel Craig has confirmed that No Time To Die will be his last movie as James Bond.There were reports the British actor was considering another outing as the spy but he took the opportunity to outline his intentions when he hosted Saturday Night Live in the US. Craig's fifth Bond movie was set to hit cinemas next month, but its release has been delayed until November due to coronavirus. Image: No Time To Die's release has been delayed until November due to coronavirus He also used his opening routine in the TV comedy show to joke about the impact of Phoebe Waller-Bridge on No Time To Die, after the Fleabag creator was called in to help with the script for the movie."This next James Bond film is going to be my last," he said....
Markets rebound after last week’s dive

Markets rebound after last week’s dive

Business
Financial markets bounced back on Monday, buoyed by hopes that central banks will intervene to protect markets from the impact of the coronavirus.The Dow Jones surged 5.1%, ending nearly 1,300 points higher, after more modest gains in Europe and Asia.The rise came despite data showing that Chinese factory activity in February fell at the fastest rate on record.The rebound followed the worst weekly performance for major stock markets since the 2008 financial crisis.Investors have been worried about the impact of the coronavirus as it spreads outside of China. Already, the outbreak has led to travel restrictions, manufacturing shortages and reduced shopper demand in some countries. On Monday, central banks in England, Europe and Japan made statements aimed ...
Tim, one of Africa’s last big tusker elephants, dies at 50

Tim, one of Africa’s last big tusker elephants, dies at 50

World
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Tim, one of Africa's last remaining big tusker elephants -- often fondly called Big Tim -- has died at the age of 50, Kenyan wildlife officials said. The Kenya Wildlife Service said on Wednesday the bulky elephant who for decades roamed the remote wilderness of southern Kenya and survived wounds inflicted by poachers died of natural causes a day earlier at his home in Amboseli National Park. Born in December 1969, Tim lived longer than his handlers expected, as big tuskers are often poached for their ivory before they're able to pass on their big-tusked genes to offspring. Tim's tusks were so large they nearly touched the ground as he walked. Dr. Paula Kahumbu of Wildlife Direct, who tracked him for years, described him in a tribute as "probably the biggest tusker in Afri...