Monthly Archives: November 2014

New horned dinosaur species identified from museum’s fossils

BBC News : A new species of horned dinosaur has been identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years. The fossils had previously been classified as belonging to a different dinosaur group. But Nick Longrich, from the University of Bath, found they closely resembled a dinosaur from the south-west US. He says the remains represent a new ...

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US Black Friday quieter as bargains spread over two days

BBC News : The traditional scrum of sharp elbows was notably less intense on Black Friday in the US this year. The crowds, gathering at the US’s big shopping centres, appeared to have exhausted some of their shopping enthusiasm on Thursday. As last year, many retailers had opened their doors early to try to pull shoppers in ahead of rivals. ...

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Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?

By Stephen Evans  More than 120 former prostitutes who worked near a US military base in South Korea are going to court to seek compensation from the Korean government. They say the authorities actively facilitated their work – and that the system has left them in poverty now that they are old. For as long as armies have gathered in ...

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Brown bears return to Chernobyl after a century away

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Scientists have captured what is believed to be the first photographic evidence of brown bears within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ). Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, recorded the images. Brown bears had not been seen in the area for more than a century, although there had been ...

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Sony makes experimental e-paper watch

By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News Sony has developed a watch made from e-paper as part of an initiative to experiment with the use of the material for fashion products. The Fes Watch has a minimalist, monochrome design but falls short of the features offered by smartwatches. However, the battery of the e-paper watch could last far longer with an ...

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