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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs also shaped evolution of birds

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Perhaps it's because the impact and its aftermath obliterated forests worldwide, leading to the mass extinction of prehistoric tree-dwelling birds, researchers argue today in the journal Current Biology . Ferns were likewise the huge survivor, rather than trees, since their small, single-celled spores distributed rapidly. "This fern spike represents evidence of 'disaster flora, ' where pioneer species are rapidly recolonizing open ground, such as seen today when ferns recolonize lava flows ... Read More »

Is the Stacey Abrams Strategy the Model for Democratic Victory?

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has also been a major supporter of Abrams, giving her endorsement last week. By defeating Ms Stacey Evans , also a former state legislator, Ms Abrams on Tuesday also became Georgia's first black nominee for governor , a prize that has eluded earlier generations of African-American candidates. Read More »

Michael Cohen Reportedly Advised Potential Clients Not to Deal with Corey Lewandowski

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's administration demands a refutation of false reports that a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump a year ago was "paid by Ukraine ". Trump is also said to have been unaware of the alleged payment to Cohen. The charges could have resulted in years in prison if he'd been convicted. He owed five million in taxes, faced four counts of criminal tax fraud, and one count of grand larceny. Read More »

Anti-sterlite protest turns violent in Tamil Nadu 20 hurt

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Five people died on Tuesday after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi turned violent after hundreds of villagers from nearby areas thronged the area violating the prohibitory orders. According to some reports , DMK cadre joined the protesters on the 100th day of the protest and attempted to stage a dharna outside the Thoothukudi Collector's office. Read More »

Palestinian FM to urge ICC to open Gaza probe

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Israel has traditionally refused to cooperate with ICC. Israel is not a member of the ICC however, and the Israeli foreign ministry on Tuesday said it "takes a severe view" of the referral, which it called "a cynical step without legal validity". Read More »

Ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak questioned over 1MDB corruption scandal

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Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing since the 1MDB scandal erupted in 2015, but he replaced an attorney-general and several MACC officers allegedly to shut down an initial investigation . Since losing power, Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor , have suffered a series of humiliations, starting with a ban on them leaving the country, and then police searching their home and other properties. Read More »

Preakness 2018: Justify wins, will shoot for Triple Crown at Belmont

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American Pharoah was the last horse to win the Triple Crown in 2015, but there had been a 37 year drought prior to the horse completing the historic feat. "I'm so happy that we got it done", Baffert said. Bravazo edged Tenfold for third, and Good Magic was fourth, running out of gas at the end of the 1 3/16-mile race. Read More »

US accuses Maduro, Venezuelan party official of drug trade profiteering

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It said he had laundered money through Costa Rica and Russian Federation, and organised drug shipments from Venezuela through the Dominican Republic into Europe. The Venezuelan government did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The sanctions order also designates three companies - 11420 Corp, Noor Plantation Investments LLC and SAI Advisors Inc, described in a Treasury statement as Florida companies owned or controlled by Sarria - according to the Treasury Department ... Read More »

The incredible AB de Villiers 'spiderman' catch that left Virat Kohli gobsmacked

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Chasing the mammoth total, Sunrisers started on a positive note piling up 47 runs off the first five overs before Shikhar Dhawan hit one straight back to Yuzvendra Chahal off his own bowling in the next over. Coming off a demoralising six-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders , RR will perhaps take heart from the good memories of Sanju Samson's unbeaten 45-ball 92 when they took on RCB in Bangalore earlier in the tournament. Read More »

New multiplayer mode also announced

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Players were furious and it was one of many "lies" that led to the game's downfall and negative reception. The release of No Man's Sky for Xbox One was announced in March , and last month, it looked like the launch date had been leaked , but it turns out it was off by nearly an entire month. Read More »

Fortnite's New Solo Shodown Mode Makes Things More Competitive

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Fortnite Battle Royale is arguably the biggest game in the market right now and it just keeps getting bigger. And a note for people who suck at Fortnite like me: everybody who finishes their 50 qualifying matches will get an exclusive in-game spray regardless of performance. Read More »

RIP YouTube Red, Hello YouTube Music, YouTube Premium

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The advantage of YouTube Music, according to Google, is that the new music service will combine all the official versions of the songs with access to "thousands" - related playlists, remixes, covers, live versions and of course, music videos. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display Launch on May 21: Features, Specifications

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The Samsung #GalaxyJ6 is coming soon with state-of-the-art design and features that will make your life truly infinite. "It's coming to take you #ToInfinityAndMore ". The company is expected to release the device with several RAM + storage configurations. Among the four devices, at least two are reported to come with a dual camera setup and we already know that the Galaxy A6 Plus features a 16MP + 5MP camera setup at the back and the Galaxy J6 may be the second device with a dual ... Read More »

Neuer makes German squad, but not 2014 hero Gotze

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There are seven Bayern representatives in Low's initial squad, including Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels , Sebastian Rudy and Joshua Kimmich , but four players will have to be cut when the coach names his final 23. Others on the outside looking in will be injured Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl and forward Andre Schurrle and Arsenal defender Skhodran Mustafi. Read More »

Closed Beta for The Crew 2 Starts Later This Month

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The Crew 2 was announced during an earning's call.in May 2017 and will again feature a scaled down map of the United States. The publisher notes players who are selected for the beta are encouraged to make use of the ability to pre-load the build, which will be available from May 29. Read More »

Microsoft to launch low-priced Surface tablets to rival Apple iPad

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Microsoft's new devices are expected to boast 10-inch screens, roughly the same size as the standard iPad and smaller than the 12-inch screens on the Surface Pro range. The tablets will run Windows 10 Pro out of the box, although there's no word as to whether S Mode will be enabled by default. Apple sells several versions of its iPads , including those equipped with just Wi-Fi and those that also offer Wi-Fi and cellular connections that let you access the internet anywhere Verizon, ... Read More »

OnePlus unveils new flagship OnePlus 6 smartphone

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OnePlus has also confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will be its first flagship since the OnePlus X to feature a glass back. OnePlus is the leading brand in India's premium smartphone market and it has managed to do better than rivals Samsung and Apple in the segment. Read More »

There's been a mysterious rise in ozone-destroying emissions

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Zaelke said he was surprised by the findings, not just because the chemical has always been banned, but also because alternatives already exist, making it hard to imagine what the market for CFC-11 today would be. "A timely recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer depends on a sustained decline of CFC-11 concentrations", the wrote. This was confusing as other gases similar to CFC-11 were not being distributed in the same pattern. Read More »

See the Xbox Adaptive Controller in Action

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This follows Microsoft's past attempts at bringing gaming to all possible audiences. These include support for PDP's One-Handed Joystick for the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Logitech's Extreme 3D Pro Joystick , and Quadstick's Game Controller , and there are further partner devices on a list that can be found here . Read More »

YouTube to launch music streaming service on 22 May

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YouTube is where artists and fans connect: creating and discovering a world of music. Not only do you have to pay $2 extra for the YouTube Premium but you will also need to shell out another $10 for the YouTube Music and that climbs up to a $12 extra/month. Read More »

Nokia X6 specs, price leaked: Notch display, Snapdragon 636 and more

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According to the promotional images, the Nokia X6 will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset and will be available in 3 GB, 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants. The device will come in a standard Black, Silver and Blue colours at the time of its launch in China tomorrow. The retailer listing reveals dual rear cameras and front camera specifications. Read More »

Kia Sportage Ecodynamics+ mild hybrid diesel confirmed for 2018

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South Korean automaker Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel hybrid powertrain later this year. Kia says the system is compatible with both manual and automatic transmissions, and with the former will reduce Carbon dioxide emissions by up to 4% in the upcoming WLTP test, and by 7% under the current NEDC test. Read More »