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Sci-fi and Jurassic Park have driven research, scientists say

To some extent, 1993’s Jurassic Park did actually drive and develop the science and technology of ancient DNA research<p><i>This article was first published on The Conversation.</i><p>The park is open. Two decades on and Jurassic Park has morphed into Jurassic World, the one and only dinosaur theme park. …

Global warming hiatus never happened

Studies had suggested that global warming slowed or paused since 1998. More thorough research shows the global warming “hiatus” likely never happened.<p>…

Climate Change

At Current Pace, Aaron Rodgers Is on Track to Shatter Most QB Records

Aaron Rodgers is really good at football. This much is indisputable. Nobody will argue that the two-time MVP isn't already one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, and it appears the 10-year veteran has plenty of gas left in the tank as he attempts to keep loading his resume.<p>But with the …

Eagles' Chip Kelly cuts top guard Evan Mathis in contract dispute

EaglesCoachChip Kellyhas taken another step in furthering the narrative that Philadelphia is one toughNFLcity.<p>Kelly cut one of the top-rated left guards in the NFL,<p>Evan Mathis, on Thursday following an unresolved contract dispute which had kept him out of the Eagles' voluntary workouts.<p>That …

Football (U.S.)

Microsoft patents a method for generating 3D models from objects

Microsoft has patented a method for quickly generating 3D models of physical objects for use in games, animation, 3D printing and more. PatentYogi breaks down the technology in the video above.<p>The patent describes the use of a single depth camera to capture images of an object from various angles, …

Augmented Reality

US wholesale prices jump in May, led by eggs, gasoline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza. But outside of increases in volatile food and energy costs, …

Economics

Stanley Cup Final 2015: Blackhawks vs. Lightning Game 5 TV Schedule, Odds, Pick

It wasn't pretty, but the Chicago Blackhawks tied the Stanley Cup Final by a narrow 2-1 margin on their home ice Wednesday night.<p>They will need an even better effort if they are going to gain an edge in the fifth game and win at Tampa's Amalie Arena.<p>The Lightning are likely to come out in …

Nasa test out engine for world's most powerful rocket

Nasa has completed a test of an RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System to make it the most powerful rocket ever built<p>Nasa calls it the Clark Kent of rocket engines because of its commonplace exterior yet ferocious power, and it hopes that one day the RS-25 engine will power its <b>Space</b> …

Space Exploration

STOCKS FALL: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,898.84, -140.53, (-0.78%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,094.11, -14.75, (-0.70%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 5,051.10, -31.41, (-0.62%)<p>And now, the top stories on Friday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: One of corporate America's most controversial practices could become a major issue in the 2016 election »</b>

Markets

Oil Slips with Saudis Ready to Up Production

Oil fell for the second straight day on Friday, with investors taking more profits from the week's gains after Saudi Arabia's readiness to raise production to record highs reignited worries about oversupply.<p>Gasoline also fell, retreating from seven-month highs. Even so, the fuel had one of the …

Oil
American Apparel

U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of the war against Islamic State will not engage in combat, but they will do almost everything but fight to support the beleaguered Iraqi forces.<p>U.S. defense officials say the …

National Security

Airstrikes destroy part of Yemen's UNESCO heritage site

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen destroyed historic houses on Friday in the center of the capital, Sanaa, a UNESCO world heritage site. Rescue teams digging through the debris pulled the bodies of six civilians from under the rubble.<p>The …

Middle East

As Manhunt for Escaped Killers Nears Second Week, Upstate N.Y. Residents Adjust to Siege Mentality

Ken Snyder is keeping loaded rifles nearby; ‘people just want to be back to normal’<p>CADYVILLE, N.Y.—Ken Snyder refused to waste a perfect sunny afternoon and spent it reseeding his lawn, despite a manhunt under way behind his home in this rural corner of upstate New York.<p>It wasn’t a typical day of …

Crime