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Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

Scientists have discovered the tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur complete with its feathers and perfectly preserved in a piece of amber from Myanmar, according to a news release from Cell Press , which publishes Cell Biology. The specimen also offers insight into feather evolution. The feathers lack the well-developed central shaft - a rachis - known from modern birds. For example, chemical analysis of the soft tissue layer surrounding the bones shows revealed traces of ferrous ...



Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

Greg Hayes, the CEO of United Technologies, let CNBC's Jim Cramer in on the ultimate outcome of the deal: There will be fewer manufacturing jobs in Indiana. A September report said that up to 80 percent of jobs could be rendered obsolete by automation and robots. "He inflated the numbers and I called him out on it", Jones said on CNN's "New Day" Thursday morning.


Weather affects oil pipeline spill cleanup in North Dakota

Weather affects oil pipeline spill cleanup in North Dakota

The hillside where the pipeline is buried is sloughing, a factor that is part of the investigation into what may have caused the pipeline break, Suess said. Officials from the state health department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the state Oil and Gas Division have been on scene investigating.



Britain's watchdog bans ads for unhealthy foods on kids media

The rules include "all non-broadcast media including print, in cinema and, crucially, online and in social media". Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.



Teen was on Facebook Live during crash that killed her, pal

The girls were traveling extremely slowly in the right lane of the highway, possibly because they may have been driving on a spare tire doughnut, according to Troop N. "Anytime you were with them it was always fun". "They had known each other for a while", Piasecki said. The Scranton Times-Tribune also reports it is too early to determine if Parks will face any charges for the fatal accident.



South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain

Rick Scott officially ended the last local Zika transmission zone in Miami-Dade County. Dr. John Hellerstedt, the state health commissioner, said colder weather and mosquito-control efforts have decreased mosquito activity in the area, but he warned that South Texas' mild winters mean mosquito populations can quickly rebound during short periods of warmer weather.