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How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

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The most exciting aspect of the new work may just be how many interesting ideas come simply from reviewing old museum collections, though, as well as how much we still have to learn about eggs. "We showed that egg shapes vary smoothly across species, that it is determined by the membrane properties rather than the shell, and finally that there is a strong correlation linking birds that have eggs that are elliptical and asymmetric with a strong flight ability, the last a real surprise". Read More »

Sen. Portman: Student held by North Korea was 'amazing young man'

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Blue and white ribbons (the school's colors) adorned trees around the school to honor Warmbier. Still more mourners lined roads in Wyoming, a small town of 8,000 residents, and in Cincinnati, where the 22-year-old was laid to rest. "There are mysteries we can not fathom", he said, in remarks videotaped and widely shared. Mr Warmbier was travelling in North Korea with a tour group when he was arrested at Pyongyang airport. Read More »

ACLU accuses Minnesota officers of brutalizing suspect

Moments later, Joswiak can be seen opening the driver-side door and attempting to pull Promvongsa from the vehicle, without success. Joswiak has not faced any discipline what what the Minnesota ACLU described as "abhorrent treatment". A USA police officer is under fire after newly released dashcam shows him kneeing, punching and elbowing a suspect who was not resisting in any way. Read More »

Nevada Sen. Heller has serious concerns about GOP bill

Democrats accuse Republicans of sabotaging Obamacare, and say the Republican bill will make healthcare unaffordable for poorer Americans while cutting taxes for the wealthy. Beginning in 2020, the Senate measure would also limit the federal funds states get each year for Medicaid . "Because of this, I can not support it as now drafted, and I do not believe it has the votes to pass the Senate". Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in Louisiana

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. Ford says he'd rather people use common sense and not get in the water. Gov. Edwards said no additional briefings are expected to be necessary to update the public on what is now Tropical Depression Cindy. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Hits Louisiana

He did not elaborate. This Florida panhandle community was hit by a wave of severe weathe. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama declared a state of emergency for that state on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm that crawled ashore from the Gulf of Mexico early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. Read More »

USA coroner studies N.Korea captive's death

North Korea hasn't conducted a nuclear test explosion as feared earlier this year - a possible outcome of Chinese pressure - but it has kept up its rapid pace of missile launches, drawing another U.N. Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio have called the distressing case a murder. "It is due to the US and the West's reactionary external policy that sovereignty of countries are openly violated and extreme political chaos and disorder have been created to cause brutal violation of human rights in ... Read More »

Australia, Cameroon hopes look tenuous after tie

He had two or three good chances and didn't score . In injury time at the end of the first half, Cameroon took the lead when a long ball from Michael Ngadeu Ngadui found Anguissa, as the Australians tried to play offside, who in turn lifted the ball over Ryan into the back of the net to give his side a crucial lead in a big game for both sides. Read More »

Oregon Decides Roadkill Can Be Harvested to Eat

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Bill Hansell and Rep. Greg Barreto, allows the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) to issue salvage permits for deer and elk that are accidentally killed in vehicle collisions. Even licensed hunters were prohibited from taking roadkill before the new law. But a few Oregonians voiced opposition. Those opposed to the law say people have been salvaging roadkill meat in the state for years without the need for a law or permit to do it. Read More »

Sears is shuttering 20 more stores

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Collins, Colo.in 2016. The location has surpassed projections since its opening, Sears said. Sears Holding has lost $10.4 billion since 2011, including a loss of $2 billion past year. The Sears Auto Center in Burnsville will close in late July followed by the Sears department store in mid-September, confirmed Howard Riefs, a Sears spokesman. Read More »

Leaving the Paris Accord was a good thing

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During Paris climate negotiations, small islands successfully campaigned for a stricter goal than the rest of the world wanted. The Climate Mayors is a group of USA mayors committed to confronting climate change at a local level and working together to influence energy policy at the federal level. Read More »

CR7 does U-turn on future in Madrid

Last Friday (16 June) it emerged that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor was "outraged" following allegations he knowingly failed to pay up to £13m ($16.6m) in taxes to the Spanish authorities. But tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said. The 32-year-old has denied all allegations and previously told a Portuguese journalist that "he who owes nothing has nothing to fear". Read More »

Staffline Group Plc (STAF) Earns Buy Rating from FinnCap

GameStop Corp. had 62 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and GBX 590 target. This is 15.17 % from the last stock price. Aqr Cap Mngmt invested in 0% or 97,864 shares. New York-based Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC). M&R Cap Mngmt Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC) for 800 shares. Read More »

Pence reportedly hires his own outside lawyer for Russian Federation questions

A representative of the White House , Sarah Sanders , on Thursday confirmed that Trump trusts him and does not intend to change anything. The president's personal legal team added the intimidating John Dowd , who represented Sen. The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. Read More »

Las Vegas ties record high of 117 degrees

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American Airlines canceled almost 40 flights on Tuesday in Phoenix operated by regional jets because of the heat. Tuesday's high is expected to reach 120 degrees. Even so, larger jetliners too are affected - China's Hainan Airlines recently changed the departure time of its Las Vegas-Beijing flight to the middle of the night for the duration of the summer, so it doesn't have to cut down on its load. Read More »

Valve's New VR Controllers Can Track Individual Fingers

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If a controller is enabled now while in Steam VR Home , the user's avatar will gain new five-fingered hand models that will reflect the movements of their actual digits. In other words, these sensors can detect fine gradations in the position of your fingers as you open and close them around the controller, rather than just a two-state, digital "closed" or "open" status. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo header sinks hosts Russian Federation

New Zealand was eliminated from the competition with one group game remaining. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio is restrained by a member of staff as players clash during the Fifa Confederations Cup in Sochi, Russia June 22, 2017 . "In the match with Portugal, I was simply fascinated by our fans", the pianist said. "He is here to talk about the game, full stop, not about his life and his family". Read More »

Green power target to provide employment to 3L workers by 2022

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But it takes twice as many workers for solar to provide that 0.006 percent of total energy , so the productivity of coal per job is 2,500 x 2 = 5,000 times the productivity per job. However, despite these being contractual jobs, the large pipeline of renewable energy projects creates enough opportunities for workers to stay employed. Read More »

After Otto Warmbier's death, US weighs travel ban on North Korea

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office was conferring with doctors at the Cincinnati hospital where Otto Warmbier , 22, died on Monday, before reaching any conclusions about his death, investigator Daryl Zornes said . Ohio's Republican U.S. senator says he had a secret meeting in December with North Korean officials to urge that they release a college student from his Cincinnati home area. Read More »

No conclusion yet on U.S. student's cause of death

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Barring Americans from stepping foot in North Korea would mark the latest USA step to isolate the furtive, nuclear-armed nation, and protect US citizens who may be allured by the prospect of traveling there. Corker added: "We have to figure out whether it's best to allow people to do that, and then end up in a situation where we're doing everything we can as a nation to get them out". Read More »

Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer

Ronaldo is with Portugal at the Confederations Cup and scored the winning goal in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow. Portuguese sports daily A Bola had also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision. The forward has reacted angrily to accusations that he avoided paying £12.9m in tax between 2011 and 2014. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana; here's what to expect today

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning as well. For state officials in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, their greatest concern is flooding. Tropical Storm Cindy is moving ashore with max winds at 40 miles per hour. Read More »