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Biologists name new deep-sea shark species after 30 years of research

Biologists name new deep-sea shark species after 30 years of research

Science
Feb. 27 (UPI) -- After 30 years of research, scientists have finally given an unusual lantern shark its own species designation and a new name -- a family name. University of Rhode Island shark researcher Bradley Wetherbee named the deep sea species Laila's lantern shark after his 17-year-old daughter, Laila Mostello-Wetherbee. The newly named species' scientific name is Etmopterus lailae. Wetherbee has known the lantern shark for nearly twice as long as he's known his daughter. But while his daughter arrived with a name, it took Etmopterus lailae three decades to earn its designation. "It's not uncommon for it to take many years for a new species to be recognized as new to science and then properly described and named," Wetherbee, a professor in the department of biological sciences, sai...
Megan Barton Hanson tries to scrape off ex-Wes Nelson’s name from joint gift with a KNIFE

Megan Barton Hanson tries to scrape off ex-Wes Nelson’s name from joint gift with a KNIFE

Entertainment
The Love Island couple called things a day last week, but all appeared well between the pair as Megan Barton Hanson turned up to watch Wes on Dancing on Ice on Sunday.But things may have taken a sour turn if Megan's social media is anything to go by.Taking to her Instagram story, Megan shared a video clip of her aggressively trying to remove Wes’ name from a Christmas gift that the pair had received from her mum.The 24-year-old told her 1.8m followers: “Don’t know whether to laugh or cry.“So my mum got me and Wes a cheeseboard for Christmas after our cheese and wine night with the lube in the background. Related Articles “Being happy is a way of life not a destination”Wes Nelson“But we didn’t even get to use it, so let’s see if these ...
Wayne Rooney set for England return with Gareth Southgate to name DC United forward in next squad

Wayne Rooney set for England return with Gareth Southgate to name DC United forward in next squad

Sports
Roo-turn England's all-time record goalscorer will take to the field once again for a charity fund-raising friendly against the United States Wayne Rooney will return to the England fold and win his 120th cap later this month. Rooney, the forward, decided to retire from international football at the start of last season, ending his career as the Three Lions’ record goalscorer. Rooney scored 53 goals for England, more than any other player in history However, the 33-year-old is set for a stunning comeback after enjoying a period of superb form since joining DC United in June. Rooney has netted 12 goals for the MLS outfit, helping them qualify for this season’s play-offs; the club’s campaign ended earlier this week with a defe...
Arizona Cardinals name Josh Rosen as starting quarterback

Arizona Cardinals name Josh Rosen as starting quarterback

Sports
Rookie Josh Rosen has been named the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks announced on Monday. "Josh is our starter and it's his job to lose," Wilks said. Rosen will replace veteran Sam Bradford as the Cardinals' starter. Rosen had his first action in a regular-season game on Sunday when he entered the contest after the Chicago Bears took a 16-14 lead with 4:31 left in the game. Wilks said Rosen would have entered the game earlier if the Bears had not held the ball for nearly seven minutes before Cody Parkey's field goal put Chicago ahead. Wilks said Rosen handled the situation well and did a good job moving the ball. The coach said Rosen's mobility was also a factor in the decision. Rosen, the 10...
Macedonia agrees to name change deal with Greece

Macedonia agrees to name change deal with Greece

World
June 12 (UPI) -- Macedonia reached an agreement with Greece to change its name on Tuesday, ending a 27-year dispute between the two countries. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev reached an agreement with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to change the country's name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia in acknowledgement of the Greek region of Macedonia across the border. Both countries' parliaments must ratify the deal and Macedonia is expected to hold a referendum on the change. "There is no way back," said Zaev. The name will be used both internally by the government and externally when conducting foreign affairs. Macedonia was previously only recognized by organizations such as the United Nations by the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. A spokesman for United Nations Secretary...