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Until recently, it was thought the dinosaur T-rex lived only in North America and Asia. Scientists have discovered a hip bone belonging to an ancestor of T-rex in Australia. The new species would have been about one-third to one-quarter the size of T-rex. The bone came from a dinosaur that lived earlier in the Cretaceous period than the T-rex.

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Based on the fossil record, at least five major and global mass extinction events have occurred during the past 542 million years. The Permian-Triassic extinction event, sometimes informally called the Great Dying, was an extinction event that occurred approximately 251 million years ago. It was the Earth’s most severe extinction event, with about 90 percent of all marine species and 70 percent of terrestrial vertebrate species going extinct.

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The World Health Organization has warned that the mosquito-borne virus, which has afflicted people in as many as 70 countries, was “highly likely” to spread across Asia.

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For many years scientists have been studying Wolbachia, looking for ways to use it to potentially control the mosquitoes that spread human diseases. The research has shown that when introduced into the Aedes aegypti mosquito (the primary species responsible for transmitting human viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika), Wolbachia can stop these viruses from growing inside the mosquito and being transmitted to people.

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The see through umbrella by Fulton, UK’s leading manufacturer of umbrella, was sported by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and adopted by her as her umbrella of choice as it protected her from the rain while allowing her to be seen.

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JAPAN is the world’s fastest-aging major nation. Japanese health and welfare ministry says there were 65,696 centenarians on September 1 2016, 4,124 more than last year. The ministry releases the data every year ahead of Respect for the Aged Day, which falls on the third Monday of September every year.

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