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Fearsome ‘warg-like’ ancient predator was bigger than a polar bear (PHOTOS)

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A truly awe-inspiring ancient predator has been discovered in Kenya which may have been one of the largest-ever carnivorous mammals to roam the planet, eclipsing even the largest modern bears, big cats and wolves. The Simbakubwa kutokaafrika fossils were stored at the the National Museums of Kenya having been excavated in the 1980s but were Read More

Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she saw a chunk of rock containing massive teeth and knew she had come across something important. Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, a gigantic mammalian carnivore that lived 22 million Read More

Short European stocks still ‘most crowded trade,’ BAML survey shows

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LONDON (Reuters) – Short positioning on European equities was the “most crowded trade” for the second straight month in April, a survey of fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch found. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Staff Investors Read More

Meteorite showers can blast water right out of the Moon, NASA finds

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The Moon’s surface bears the scars of eons of meteorite blasts, but these space rock strikes are also the key to an incredible new discovery about our satellite: it expels drops of water during meteorite showers. NASA researchers found that meteorite blasts across the surface of the moon are powerful enough to force tiny drops Read More

‘Life-threatening’ blizzard bears down on north-central U.S.

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(Reuters) – A powerful April blizzard threatened the north-central part of the United States on Wednesday, as it pushed east across the Rockies and into the Plains states, raising the threat of more flooding in areas still recovering from a deluge last month. A sign for shops is seen as floodwaters flow along a street Read More

Iceland president’s Russian skills a show-stopper at Arctic forum

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The president of Iceland got a long round of applause at the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg as he addressed the guests in good Russian to underline the value of friendship. “I don’t speak good Russian. Please excuse me,” Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson said as he took the stage. But he was just being modest, Read More

Putin talks Mueller probe, US-Russia relations & polar bears at Arctic forum

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Describing Robert Mueller’s probe as “nonsense,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will work with the US no matter who wins in 2020. He also brought up the plight of polar bears as US and Russia face off in the Arctic. “A mountain that has brought forth a mouse,” is the metaphor Putin used at Read More

Huge haul of mummified animals uncovered at 2,000yo Egyptian tomb (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A huge haul of mummified animals and birds have been unearthed at the 2,000-year-old burial site of an Egyptian couple near the ancient city of Akhmim. The two-chamber tomb is thought to belong to an official called ‘Tutu’ and his wife, whose remains were found incredibly well preserved at the site. The site dates back Read More