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Washington Post
Why a millionaire New York socialite gave his 400-member taxidermy collection to a Virginia museumHARRISONBURG, VA. – With Max the stuffed wolf propped on a baby grand piano beh
Why a millionaire New York socialite gave his 400-member taxidermy collection to a Virginia museum
Washington Post / Posted 3 hours ago
HARRISONBURG, VA. – With Max the stuffed wolf propped on a baby grand piano behind him, Gregory Speck lounged in his darkened parlor and combed through an internal catalogue, searching for the answer. “The capercaillie,” he decided, referring to the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Polar bears may survive ice melt, with or without sealsA mother polar bear and her cub are near the coast of Western Hudson Bay. Credi
Polar bears may survive ice melt, with or without seals
PhysOrg / Posted 7 hours ago
A mother polar bear and her cub are near the coast of Western Hudson Bay. Credit: AMNH/R. Rockwell As climate change accelerates ice melt in the Arctic, polar bears may find caribou and snow geese replacing seals as an important food source, shows a... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
The new travel bucket list: The 10 best places travellers should visit nowThink you've seen it all? Think again. Here are the 10 hot destinations you've
The new travel bucket list: The 10 best places travellers should visit now
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 9 hours ago
Think you've seen it all? Think again. Here are the 10 hot destinations you've never thought about. The ends of the earth are much closer than they used to be. A booming tourism industry, the introduction of budget airfares and unprecedented levels... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Paul Revere, J.P. Morgan Wills Among Millions Now OnlineYou can learn a lot about people from their wills. You can see who was happily
Paul Revere, J.P. Morgan Wills Among Millions Now Online
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 10 hours ago
You can learn a lot about people from their wills. You can see who was happily married and who was disappointed in their families. You can see who prized brevity and who parceled out every item as if handled by a loquacious auctioneer with lambskin... Read more
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Yale Daily News
$4 million donation to Peabody funds new mineral displaysThe Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is about to welcome a slew of new ge
$4 million donation to Peabody funds new mineral displays
Yale Daily News / Posted 17 hours ago
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is about to welcome a slew of new gems and a space for them to sparkle. On June 16, the museum announced a $4 million donation from David Friend ’69, founder and executive chair of the online backup service... Read more
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Salem News
OUR READERS WRITE...To the editor: On behalf of the Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship I would li
OUR READERS WRITE...
Salem News / Posted 19 hours ago
To the editor: On behalf of the Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship I would like to thank all the sponsors who made the RUN FAST WINGED 5K a huge success. The funds raised will help to perpetuate to annual $1,000 award presented to a Salem High... Read more
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Gwinnett Daily Post
By Venue Arts and Entertainment — Sept. 4, 2015INFINITE ENERGY CENTER • Feb. 18-28: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presen
By Venue Arts and Entertainment — Sept. 4, 2015
Gwinnett Daily Post / Posted 22 hours ago
INFINITE ENERGY CENTER • Feb. 18-28: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Circus Xtreme!” • Sept. 25 — Oct. 18: “Divorciadas, Evangélicas y Vegetarianas” or “Divorcees, Evangelists, and Vegetarians” • Ongoing: Lawrenceville Ghost Tours... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Canon City Daily Record / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
The Evening Sun / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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York Daily Record
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
York Daily Record / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Silicon Valley / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Carlsbad Current-Argus
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Carlsbad Current-Argus / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Silver City Sun-News
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Silver City Sun-News / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Lebanon Daily News / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Alamogordo Daily News
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Alamogordo Daily News / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
The Fremont Argus / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Bennington Banner / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Inside Bay Area / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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The Mercury News
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Brush News-Tribune
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
Brush News-Tribune / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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The Farmington Daily Times
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like WesternsThe superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says
Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die off like Westerns
The Farmington Daily Times / Posted yesterday
The superhero movie eventually will go away, the way Westerns once did. So says Steven Spielberg to the Associated Press. Who does this guy think he is ... some sort of movie expert? "We were around when the Western died and there will be a time... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Seneca South: See the county through Scavenger SchuylerGetting to know Schuyler County just a little bit better will be part of the fu
Seneca South: See the county through Scavenger Schuyler
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Getting to know Schuyler County just a little bit better will be part of the fun of Scavenger Schuyler, a new event designed as a fundraiser for the Schuyler Housing Opportunity Council. Scavenger Schuyler will be Sept. 20, starting at 12:30 p.m.... Read more
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redOrbit
New ancient freshwater dolphin species discoveredNear the small coastal town of Piña, Panama, a Pan-American team of scientists
New ancient freshwater dolphin species discovered
redOrbit / Posted yesterday
Near the small coastal town of Piña, Panama, a Pan-American team of scientists recently uncovered fossil remains that led to the identification of a new species of freshwater dolphin they called Isthminia panamensis. According to a report in the... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Sea Snake And Horrifying Fish Get Locked In Battle To The DeathThis circle of terror is, unfortunately, a very real battle of the poisonous ca
Sea Snake And Horrifying Fish Get Locked In Battle To The Death
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
This circle of terror is, unfortunately, a very real battle of the poisonous captured off the coast of Australia, as if the country didn't have enough terrifying creatures already. The two beasts above, a sea snake and a fish that appears to be a... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
I get emailI often get requests from students to answer questions about biology — typicall
I get email
ScienceBlogs / Posted 2 days ago
I often get requests from students to answer questions about biology — typically, they’ve been told to write to a scientist and get a response, and somehow they’ve picked me. I try to answer them, but due to the number of requests, I usually only... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Fall movie preview: Spielberg plunges into the Cold WarIn this image released by DreamWorks II Distribution Co., Tom Hanks portrays Br
Fall movie preview: Spielberg plunges into the Cold War
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
In this image released by DreamWorks II Distribution Co., Tom Hanks portrays Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan in a scene from the Steven Spielberg film, “Bridge of Spies.” The movie is due to open in U.S. theaters on Oct. 16, 2015. AP NEW YORK — The... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
$3 million added to Natural History Building project.URBANA — Century-old buildings hold lots of secrets, and sometimes they're expe
$3 million added to Natural History Building project.
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
URBANA — Century-old buildings hold lots of secrets, and sometimes they're expensive. The budget for the ongoing renovation of the landmark Natural History Building at the University of Illinois will grow by another $3 million because of problems... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
Short List: September 3-10FREE EVENT: Fri., Sept. 4 — Art With Labor Day arriving late this year, the ho
Short List: September 3-10
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 2 days ago
FREE EVENT: Fri., Sept. 4 — Art With Labor Day arriving late this year, the holiday weekend has more arts activity than usual. A good bet for kicking it off remains the Penn Avenue Arts District’s monthly gallery crawl, Unblurred. A dozen or more... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
A unique artistic collaboration pays off at the Glass CenterThe premise for Out of the Archives and Into the Gallery is a phenomenal one. I
A unique artistic collaboration pays off at the Glass Center
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 2 days ago
The premise for Out of the Archives and Into the Gallery is a phenomenal one. In a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 15 regional glass artists were invited to view ancient pieces from the... Read more
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Daily Mail
New 'missing link' species of dolphin discoveredNew 'missing link' species of dolphin reveals how the animal moved from seas to
New 'missing link' species of dolphin discovered
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
New 'missing link' species of dolphin reveals how the animal moved from seas to rivers Extinct genus and species navigated Earth's deltas six million years ago Full specimen may have been more than 9 feet long Today there are only four living... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Sycamore Park District classes find new homeA previous arrangement with South Prairie Elementary School was canceled after
Sycamore Park District classes find new home
Daily Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
A previous arrangement with South Prairie Elementary School was canceled after parents voiced concerns over possible safety hazards of hosting the classes in the same school as their children during class hours. Body Boot Camp, Jazz Fitness, Mommy &... Read more
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The Age
Scientists find Earth's first big predator: a terrifying giant sea scorpionAn artist's rendering of the Pentecopterus decorahensis. Photo: Patrick J. Lyn
Scientists find Earth's first big predator: a terrifying giant sea scorpion
The Age / Posted 3 days ago
An artist's rendering of the Pentecopterus decorahensis. Photo: Patrick J. Lynch/Yale University Half a billion years ago, a huge scorpion with a dozen clawed arms sprouting from its head and a giant, spiked tail prowled the ancient seas. At nearly... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Giant sea scorpion 'first real big predator'WASHINGTON -- Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big
Giant sea scorpion 'first real big predator'
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth's dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Workshops at the Conn. State Museum of Natural History this fallFrom a press release: STORRS — The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
Workshops at the Conn. State Museum of Natural History this fall
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
From a press release: STORRS — The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is offering a number of exciting workshops, family activities, field learning programs, and notable presentations this fall. Human's Nature: Looking Closer at the... Read more
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New Now Next
Is Logan Paul's Split Game Up To "Drag Race" Standards?Is Logan Paul’s Split Game Up To “Drag Race” Standards? Vine star Logan Paul r
Is Logan Paul's Split Game Up To "Drag Race" Standards?
New Now Next / Posted 3 days ago
Is Logan Paul’s Split Game Up To “Drag Race” Standards? Vine star Logan Paul recently hit New York, where he showed off his flexibility by performing splits all over town. (Our favorite is when he does a drop split in the Museum of Natural... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its timeEarth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise,
Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its time
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scanning technology identifies artifacts in Jamestown gravesThe reliquary found at the archeological site at Jamestown, Virginia sits insid
Scanning technology identifies artifacts in Jamestown graves
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
The reliquary found at the archeological site at Jamestown, Virginia sits inside the Cornell BRC Imaging ZEISS-Xradia Versa 520 Xray CT instrument just prior to scan. In Jamestown, Virginia, in 2013, archaeologists digging beneath a church built in... Read more
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WA Today
Scientists find Earth's first big predator: a terrifying giant sea scorpionAn artist's rendering of the Pentecopterus decorahensis. Photo: Patrick J. Lyn
Scientists find Earth's first big predator: a terrifying giant sea scorpion
WA Today / Posted 3 days ago
An artist's rendering of the Pentecopterus decorahensis. Photo: Patrick J. Lynch/Yale University Half a billion years ago, a huge scorpion with a dozen clawed arms sprouting from its head and a giant, spiked tail prowled the ancient seas. At nearly... Read more
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International Business Times
Fossil fragments reveals extinct species of ancient river dolphin Analysis of fossil fragments from Panama has revealed a new species of dolphin
Fossil fragments reveals extinct species of ancient river dolphin
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
Analysis of fossil fragments from Panama has revealed a new species of dolphin which swam the rivers of the South American country between 5.8 and 6.1 million years ago. A team of scientists from the Smithsonian closely examined the fossilised... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fossil specimen reveals a new species of ancient river dolphinArtistic reconstruction of Isthminia panamensis, a new fossil dolphin from Pana
Fossil specimen reveals a new species of ancient river dolphin
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Artistic reconstruction of Isthminia panamensis, a new fossil dolphin from Panama, feeding on a flatfish. Many features of this new species appear similar to today's ocean dolphins, yet the new fossil species is more closely related to the living... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Scientists find Earth's first big predator: a terrifying giant sea scorpionAn artist's rendering of the Pentecopterus decorahensis. Photo: Patrick J. Lyn
Scientists find Earth's first big predator: a terrifying giant sea scorpion
Brisbane Times / Posted 3 days ago
An artist's rendering of the Pentecopterus decorahensis. Photo: Patrick J. Lynch/Yale University Half a billion years ago, a huge scorpion with a dozen clawed arms sprouting from its head and a giant, spiked tail prowled the ancient seas. At nearly... Read more
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Orange County Register
Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years agoWASHINGTON – Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big a
Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON – Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Prehistoric sea bug: human-size,12 claws, spike tailWASHINGTON — Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big a
Prehistoric sea bug: human-size,12 claws, spike tail
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Community calendar (Sept. 1)Doña Ana Photography Club: 7-9 p.m. today at SW Environmental Center, 275 N. Ma
Community calendar (Sept. 1)
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 3 days ago
Doña Ana Photography Club: 7-9 p.m. today at SW Environmental Center, 275 N. Main St. "Gallery Wrap your Photos" by Ron Wolfe, a do it yourself demonstration, plus "10 Minutes with Wynn Bullock and Aaron Siskind", both photographers, presented by Jim... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years agoAlmost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth’s domin
Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters), with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spike tail, according to a new... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Method to madness of MTV Video Music Awards"I like to say, 'Let's put the crazy in the room, and we throw the match in the
Method to madness of MTV Video Music Awards
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
"I like to say, 'Let's put the crazy in the room, and we throw the match in the middle of the audience and artists, and we see what happens,' " said Van Toffler, who has been associated with the show for most of its three decades. Toffler, a... Read more
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The Hindu
Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years agoEarth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug, newly found fossils
Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
Earth’s first big predatory monster was a weird water bug, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, Earth’s dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches, or 170 centimetres, with a dozen claw arms... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Back-back shark sightings have people talking in San DiegoBack-to-back shark sightings over the weekend seem to be the talker at San Dieg
Back-back shark sightings have people talking in San Diego
KGTV San Diego / Posted 3 days ago
Back-to-back shark sightings over the weekend seem to be the talker at San Diego watercoolers. There was an eerie calm as a hammerhead shark lapped two kayak fishermen on Saturday just off La Jolla. They caught it on video, which is circling the... Read more
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