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Paleo Profile: Pulanesaura eocollum

<b>Name:</b> <i>Pulanesaura eocollum</i><p><b>Meaning:</b> <i>Pulanesaura</i> is a combination of Sesotho and Latin meaning “rain-maker lizard”, while <i>eocollum</i> means “dawn neck” in honor of the dinosaur’s place as one of the earliest sauropods.<p><b>Age:</b> Early Jurassic, around 191 to 183 million years ago.<p><b>Where in the world?:</b> South Africa<p>…

Dinosaurs

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so …

World History

Food fight in Russia as government bulldozes, burns illegal produce, meat imports

Russian President<p>Vladimir Putin's latest show of defiance against Western adversaries has deployed bulldozers, steamrollers and tractors to destroy hundreds of tons of illegally imported food in televised spectacles that some of his own countrymen are calling absurd and grotesque.<p>In a country where …

Russia

Associated Press News

Iraqis bombard ISIS-held Falluja, stirring memories of battles past

<b>(CNN) —</b> The black flag of ISIS has flown for more than a year in Falluja, an Iraqi city that has repeatedly served as a stronghold for insurgents over the years.<p>At least three offensives -- two of the ugliest battles for U.S. troops during the Iraq War, and an Iraqi offensive last year -- appear to …

Al-Qaeda

Deadly MERS virus infects 18 people in South Korea

Doctors in China have confirmed a man from South Korea is receiving treatment for the deadly virus MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).<p>The 44-year-old had close contact with MERS patients in South Korea nearly two weeks ago before flying to Hong Kong and onto China.<p>“There should be no deaths …

ISIL fighters kill Iraqi forces in Anbar ambush

At least 33 Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters have been killed in an ambush by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in a town in the flashpoint western Anbar province.<p>More than 40 others soldiers were injured in Monday's attack in al-Seddiqiya, located east of the provincial …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Could light work like Vicodin to kill pain? - Futurity

The same opioid receptors that are activated by painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin can be activated by light.

Dolphins more at risk of extinction than clams - Futurity

Scientists looked back over 23 million years to see which marine animals are most at risk of extinction. One finding: Sharks are safer than dolphins.

Zoology

Man sings “If I only had a brain” during MRI

While he sings, watch what’s going on inside his head.<p>Researchers used a new MRI technique that is 10 times faster than standard MRI scanners to …

AR mobile game turns your home into a survival horror nightmare

Night Terrors maps the layout of your home, then becomes an augmented reality game in which horrors attack.<p>If you're scared of being home alone at night, this won't be the game for you. Night Terrors is a survival horror that plays out in the real world.<p>The mobile game, currently seeking funding on …

Augmented Reality