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Carnivorous amphibian <i>Metoposaurus algarvensis</i> grew to the size of a small car and dates back to the Late Triassic Period<p>Fossil hunters have found the remains of a giant carnivorous amphibian that patrolled ancient lakes and rivers at the dawn of the age of the dinosaurs.<p>The salamander-like predator …

Paleontology

Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution

A 22-foot beaked whale that apparently took a wrong turn up an African river about 17 million years ago may offer clues to the climate-change forces that shaped human evolution.<p>Lost for more than 30 years, the fossilized beak with part of the jaw bone helps determine that the East African Plateau …

Google Launches 'Google Calendar' App for iPhone

Towards the end of last year, Google unveiled a new Calendar app for Android users. The Calendar was able to pull events from Gmail, suggest titles, people, and places to add to events based on past usage, and it had a Schedule View that offered photos and maps of calendar destinations.<p>At the time, …

DDoS attack targets Femsplain on International Women's Day

Feminist blog Femsplain was taken offline earlier today by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, according to the site's founder, Amber Gordon. She tells <i>The Verge</i> that the site was offline for roughly three hours before service returned intermittently late Sunday afternoon on the East …

Florida's Beautiful but Inhospitable Springs

Mallory Dimmitt<p>Executive Director<p>Florida Wildlife Corridor<p>[00:03] The light is just peering in these shafts and it's really kind of otherworldly seeing these long strings of green algae with the light on them kind of dancing in the water.<p>When I'm sitting out on the water you did see a manatee swim …

FDA approves the first generic copy of a costly biotech drug

The copycat medicine is meant to increase competition in the field<p>For the first time ever today, the FDA approved the use of a copy of a costly biotech medicine, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The "quasi-generic" drug could be the first step towards shrinking the US's $375 billion in yearly drug …

Archaeology