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Scientists publish 3D-printing plans for 200-million-year-old dinosaur skull

Scientists publish 3D-printing plans for 200-million-year-old dinosaur skull

Science
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Anyone with access to a 3D printer can now create a replica of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur skull.Scientists at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, used advanced CT scanning technology to image and digitally reconstruct -- bone by bone -- a detailed 3D model of the skull of Massospondylus, a sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Early Jurassic.The researchers published their rendering of the ancient dino skull this week in the journal PeerJ."This means any researcher or member of the public can print their own Massospondylus skull at home," Kimi Chapelle, a PhD student at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits, said in a news release.Massospondylus is one of the most famous dinosaurs in South Africa. Its fossil record is rich. But the lates...
UK companies must publish pay ratios under new law

UK companies must publish pay ratios under new law

Business
Companies will have to reveal how much more their chief executives are paid compared with the average employee, under a package of government reforms.Measures aimed at increasing boardroom transparency in publicly listed companies will be unveiled later. Firms who face significant shareholder opposition to executive pay deals will be named and shamed on a new register.Business Secretary Greg Clark says the plans will make a difference, but unions attacked them as "feeble".Mr Clark, who will unveil the measures later, said the changes would make companies "more accountable to their employees and shareholders".The new corporate governance laws, which are due to come into effect by June 2018, will force some 900 publicly listed companies to reveal the pay ratio between bosses and workers. Ma...