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New skull reveals evolutionary origins of tube-crested dinosaur’s unusual airways

New skull reveals evolutionary origins of tube-crested dinosaur’s unusual airways

Science
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- It's been almost a century since paleontologists last unearthed a skull belonging to the tube-crested dinosaur Parasaurolophus. But thanks to a newly excavated fossil, scientists have gained fresh insights into the evolutionary origins of the species' unusual tube-shaped nasal passage. Advertisement Originally recovered from the badlands of northwestern New Mexico in 2017, the newly analyzed skull -- described Monday in the journal PeerJ -- suggests the crests of Parasaurolophus dinosaurs formed much the same as those of other crested species, such as duckbilled dinosaurs. Though the tube-like crest of Parasaurolophus dinosaurs looks like something out of Star Wars, they worked more or less like a really big breathing apparatus. "Imagine your nose growing up your face, t...
Raul Jimenez: Wolves striker has surgery on fractured skull after David Luiz head clash

Raul Jimenez: Wolves striker has surgery on fractured skull after David Luiz head clash

Sports
Last updated on 31 minutes ago31 minutes ago.From the section WolvesWolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side's Premier League win at Arsenal.Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided at an Arsenal corner.He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital."Raul is comfortable following an operation last night," Wolves said in a statement."He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery."The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of ...
‘A Fitbit in your skull’: Elon Musk shows off brain-reading chips in pigs

‘A Fitbit in your skull’: Elon Musk shows off brain-reading chips in pigs

Technology
A startup co-founded by Elon Musk has implanted new wireless technology into the brains of pigs with the aim of helping people with severe neurological conditions.The billionaire entrepreneur said that the company, Neuralink, had three pigs with two coin-sized implants each. He described them as "healthy, happy and indistinguishable from a normal pig".Neuralink is able to predict the animals' limb movements during treadmill runs at "high accuracy" using the implant data, Mr Musk said.He described the sensor - smaller than a fingertip - as "a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires". ...
American crocodiles left Africa more than 5 million years ago, skull analysis suggests

American crocodiles left Africa more than 5 million years ago, skull analysis suggests

Science
July 23 (UPI) -- Novel bone structures found on the skull of Crocodylus checchiai, an extinct African crocodile species, suggest American crocodiles originated in Africa, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. Over the last few years, molecular biologists have shown that the four crocodile species found in the Americas are close relatives of the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus. Advertisement Researchers say that Crocodylus checchiai rests somewhere between the Nile crocodile and American crocodiles on the evolutionary tree -- meaning the American crocodiles made their way across the Atlantic more than 5 million years ago. "Some of these morphological features had been hypothesized on the basis of a few fragmented skulls, but it is the first time th...
KSI vows to knock Logan Paul out ‘by round five’ and sends chilling message to American’s brother: ‘I’d like to break Jake Paul’s skull’

KSI vows to knock Logan Paul out ‘by round five’ and sends chilling message to American’s brother: ‘I’d like to break Jake Paul’s skull’

Sports
KSI has told talkSPORT he will knock Logan Paul out by the FIFTH round of their boxing rematch.The two Youtubers will fight each other in the ring for a second time after battling to a draw in their first bout – the rematch taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Getty The two couldn’t be separated at the first fight in August 2018 Brit KSI also took the opportunity to send a chilling message to Paul’s younger brother Jake, who is also a Youtuber, that he’d like to “break Jake Paul’s skull.” At the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch press conference in London, KSI insisted that Paul will not be able to deal with him come November 9. He told Gareth A Davies: “November 9th I’m knocking him out by round five. There’s nothing he can do about it. “He can lift...