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Researchers Discover Aquilonifer Spinosus Fossil From About 430 Million Years Ago

Researchers Discover Aquilonifer Spinosus Fossil From About 430 Million Years Ago

The fossil shows that the creature carried small pouches tethered to its body like kites, researchers said. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The ancient creature, scientifically named Aquilonifer spinosus, lived about 430 million years ago (Silurian period) on the sea floor with a variety of other animals including sponges, brachiopods, worms, snails and …

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Sumatran Rhinoceros Dies Weeks After Landmark Discovery

Sumatran Rhinoceros Dies Weeks After Landmark Discovery

A critically endangered Sumatran rhino has died weeks after its chance discovery on the Indonesian part of Borneo island was hailed as a landmark conservation success, an official said Tuesday. The rare rhino was caught in a pit trap last month in East Kalimantan province in an area close to mining operations and plantations, where it was struggling to survive. …

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Adult Film Star Amber Rayne Dies From ‘Possible Overdose’ at Age 31

Adult Film Star Amber Rayne Dies From 'Possible Overdose' at Age 31

Adult film star Amber Rayne has been found dead at her home at the age of 31 after a “possible overdose”, it has been reported. The porn star – who started her career in 2005 before retiring a decade later – is believed to have died in her sleep while at her Los Angeles home, reports AVN. The Los Angeles Assistant Chief …

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Law

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Law

Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill raising California’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation’s most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor. The move marks the culmination of a deal Brown brokered with labor leaders and state Democratic leaders and …

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Couple Evicted From RV Park For Being an Interracial Family

Couple Evicted From RV Park For Being an Interracial Family

Stanley Hoskins spent 13 years in Army, serving as a sergeant in the National Guard. His wife, Erica Flores Dunahoo, put down the first month’s rent at a Mississippi RV park, something she says they were doing to get out of financial difficulty. Stanley and Erica moved in with their children and Erica bragged how friendly everyone had been. Unfortunately, once the whole family arrived, the …

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US Navy Seized Weapons Cache in Arabian Sea, Bound to Yemen

MANAMA, Bahrain — The U.S. has seized an illicit shipment of arms, including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, that officials said originated in Iran and were intended for Houthi rebels in Yemen. It was the third seizure of weapons by international naval forces in the Arabian Sea in a month, U.S. 5th Fleet said in a statement. In all …

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Chris Stapleton Dominates A.C.M. Awards 2016

Chris Stapleton Dominates A.C.M. Awards 2016

Katy Perry, dressed as a cowgirl with a sparkly magenta microphone, made a cameo to duet with Dolly Parton, while Chris Stapleton had yet another successful night collecting trophies on Sunday at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Mr. Stapleton, who was the breakout star of last year’s Country Music Association Awards and also won his first two Grammys in February, …

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The Panama Papers: How World’s Rich and Famous Hide Their Money Offshore

The Panama Papers: How World’s Rich and Famous Hide Their Money Offshore

The hidden wealth of some of the world’s most prominent leaders, politicians and celebrities has been revealed by an unprecedented leak of millions of documents that show the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. The Guardian, working with global partners, will set out details from the first tranche of what are being called “the …

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Samsung Electronics: Company May Introduce Foldable Smartphone Tablet in 2017

Samsung Electronics: Company May Introduce Foldable Smartphone Tablet in 2017

Samsung’s long-rumoured foldable smartphone could be coming out in 2017, according to reports. Korean technology site ETNews, who cite industry insiders, said the device will look like a regular 5-inch smartphone, slightly smaller than the new Samsung Galaxy S7. Once unfolded, the device’s screen will expand to seven inches, the size of a small tablet.   It’s not clear what the phone will look like or …

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