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Spain fossil sheds light on ape evolution

But among other ancient apes known to have lived between 25 million and 5 million years ago, Pliobates displays the most skeletal similarities to all modern apes, Alba's team finds. The specimen has been nicknamed "Laia", a familiar diminutive of "Eulalia", the patron of Barcelona, which literally means "well spoken, eloquent" because of the new knowledge that means to science .

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Dazzling photos from a Pacific marine sanctuary larger than California

Palau's president signed the legislation on Wednesday. The Pitcairn Island Marine Reserve was dedicated by Britain in March 2015 and is followed by the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary of New Zealand, Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park of Chile and the proposed Easter Island Reserve.

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Volkswagen May Recall 100000 Cars In India

A decision on any recall is yet to be made, a Volkswagen India spokesman told. "The next steps will depend on the findings from these evaluations", the German company said.   Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director of ARAI, declined to comment, but said her team will be meeting government officials on Thursday with a report. India too joined that list with the Ministry of Heavy Industries directing India's apex auto testing agency, to check if VW had manipulated Indian emission norms.

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Loss of whale poop disrupts planet's ecosystem

But it seems the final days of the wooly mammoth were a sad struggle for survival. But since numerous largest animals have gone extinct and experienced massive population declines, it is badly hurting the planet's nutrient recycling system.

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Singapore to liberalize gas market to bolster Asia LNG trading hub plans

Iswaran, minister for trade and industry, said on Monday at the opening of Singapore's worldwide Energy Week (SIEW). "Once this is ready, Pavilion Gas (a subsidiary of Pavilion Energy) will be keen to explore with interested counter-parties, both gas producers and/or buyers, on transacting cargoes on SLinG, within the next one to two years".

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This Electric Eel Kills Its Prey With a Sophisticated Coiling Maneuver

Endowed with three electricity-producing organs, E. Adults can grow to more than 2 meters in length, and their bodies are packed from head to tail with about 6,000 specialised cells called electrocytes. The experiments indicate that eels use the curling tactic more when their prey continues to struggle: When scientists continued to jerk at the electrodes attached to the prey, the eel continued its curled electrical attack.


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