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First dinosaur fossil found in Malaysia a 75 million year-old tooth of fish-eating predator

A Malaysian university unveiled on Wednesday what researchers called the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country -- the tooth of a fish-eating predator estimated to be at least 75 million years old. A team of Malaysian and Japanese palaeontologists……

Taiwan to tighten laws banning shark fin hunting

Taiwan, one of the world’s major shark catchers, announced plans on Sunday to tighten measures against hunting the ocean predator for its fin, the island’s top fisheries official said Sunday. Taiwan fishermen are already barred from tossing sharks back into the water to die after slicing off the fin —…

Argentine dinosaur paved way for T. rex: scientists

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – A small predator that hunted in South America 230 million years ago represents one of the earliest-known dinosaurs and foreshadowed later meat-eating beasts like Tyrannosaurus rex, according to scientists from Argentina and the United States. In findings published on Friday in the journal Science, they described…

Monster Moby Dick chomped on whales

PARIS — Scientists reported Wednesday the discovery of an extinct predator sperm whale with jaws and teeth so huge it probably hunted other whales not less than half its size. Named in honour of the author of “Moby Dick”, Leviathan melvillei lived some 12 to 13 million years ago, a…

Olbermann: Obama ‘predator drone’ joke was ‘over the edge’

President Barack Obama joked Saturday that he would use predator drones to kill the Jonas brothers if they tried to court his daughters. One newsman who is known for praising the president isn’t laughing. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann said Monday Obama’s joke went too far. During his second appearance at the…

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