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how aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology

a dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology. today's thermal cameras, commercial drones and photogrammetric software has introduced a new realm of pos...




scientists: desert turtle endangered, 100 left in arizona

it may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalist...




shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

in this aug. 12, 2010, file photo, joe chan, chief chef of sun tung lok chinese cuisine in hong kong prepares shark fin for cooking. shark fins are most often used in a soup considered a delicacy in asia. environmentalists and animal advocates have long blamed the soup for the decline of some shark species. (ap photo/kin cheung, file)as lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the u.s., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators. democratic sen. cory booker of new jersey introduced a bill this year designed to prevent people from possessing or selling shark fins in america, much to the delight of conservation groups such as oceana. but marine scientists...




it took 66 million years, but california gets state dinosaur

it took about 66 million years, but california finally has a state dinosaur. gov. jerry brown announced saturday the signing of a bill making augustynolophus (aw-gus-tin-o-lo-fus) morrisi the official dinosaur of the golden state.fossilized remains of the duckbilled creature that lived anywhere fr...




'lady beast' fights for girl gamers in japan

in her online world, she is "lady beast", deftly operating her green monster blanka in...




archaeologists: more protections needed for chaco region

archaeologists, professors and other researchers on friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding chaco culture national historical park, saying increased ...




federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

the federal government on friday told election officials in 21 states tha...




google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscri...




the sun rises in new play about murdoch's tabloid revolution

rupert murdoch has power, wealth—and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's t...




london mayor: uber to blame for loss of license in city

london's mayor said saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to s...




how aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology

figure 4 from the paper/file photos from 2014: a chaco-era room block (la 170609) at blue j, nm as it appears in (a) 5:18 a.m. thermal image; (b) architectural plan produced by test excavations; (c) a color image, and thermal images from (d) 6:18 a.m.; (e) 7:18 a.m.; and (f) 9:58 p.m. (images by jesse casana, john kantner, adam wiewel, and jackson cothren). credit: images are by jesse casana, john kanter, adam wiewel, and jackson cothren. 2014 archaeological aerial thermography: a case study at the chaco-erablue j community, new mexico. journal of archaeological science. 45:207-219a dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology. today's thermal camer...




desert turtle endangered, 100 left in arizona

it may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the sonoyta mud turtle. the u.s. fish and wildlife service announced the designation wednesday, citing threats from climate change to loss of habitat for the southern arizona animal, whose numbers are believed to have dwindled to as low as 100 turtles."the sonoyta mud turtle is clearly in danger of extinction," steve spangle, a field supervisor with fish and wildlife's arizona ecological services, said in a release announcing the listing."protecting it under the endangered species act will marshal increased attention and the resources needed by our u.s. and...




classified us spy satellite launched from california

a spy satellite for the u.s. national reconnaissance office has been launched from vandenberg air force base in california. a united launch alliance atlas 5 rocket carrying the classified nrol-42 satellite lifted off at 10:49 p.m. pdt saturday. all systems were going well when the launch webcast concluded about three minutes into the flight.the launch was expected to be visible across a wide area of california, ...




helping ponso, sole survivor of 'chimpanzee island' in i. coast

ponso is the last survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriously died or vanished on "chimpanzee island" in ivory coast"oooah! oooah!" screeching to see visitors on the forested "chimpanzee island" in ivory coast, ponso is the last, lonely survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriously died or vanished. an effort is under way to keep ponso alive and well in a west african country where the ape population has plummeted by 90 percent in just two decades.chimpanzee island adjoins the village of grand-lahou in the bandaman estuary, an outlying reach of tropical forest about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the commercial capital, abidjan.only ponso remains of the group of chimpanzees relocated to the tiny island from liberia in 1983 by ...




new quake shakes traumatized mexico city

a crane removes concrete stairs as rescuers pause at the remains of a quake-stricken building at colonia roma in mexico citya new earthquake sowed panic in mexico city on saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital. the latest quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and further south than the 7.1-magnitude one that struck on tuesday, killing more than 300 people and toppling 39 buildings in the capital.as an alarm sounded, hundreds of startled residents raced out into the street, some barefoot, some carrying children.trauma from the previous quake was evident."oh god, have mercy," exclaimed teresa martinez, 74, who stood in the st...




debate swirls as power of us tech giants grows

google has faced more scrutiny from antitrust regulators in europe than in the united stateswith a handful of us technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy or not. over the past few years, apple, google parent alphabet, facebook and amazon have become among the world's most valuable companies. along with stalwarts like microsoft and rising stars like netflix, the tech firms exercise enormous control over what people see and how they live.increasingly, policymakers and others have begun to consider breaking up or regulating the biggest technology companies, although imminent action appears unlikely.while many consumers welcome innovation from the tech sector, crit...




amazon signs deal to boost its restaurant delivery service

amazon wants to deliver more burrit...




the sun rises in new play about murdoch's tabloid revolution

in this thursday, sept. 21, 2017 photo, british playwright james graham poses for a photograph, outside the duke of york's theatre which is currently showing his play 'ink', in london. rupert murdoch has power, wealth—and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and tv stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. a new play in london explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness. ink" shows how murdoch revolutionized british journalism, turning the failing sun newspaper into the country's most influential tabloid through a mix of sin, sensation and sex. (ap photo/kirsty wigglesworth)rupert murdoch has power, wealth—and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabl...




uber to blame for loss of license in city

an uber app is displayed on a phone in london, friday, sept. 22, 2017. london's transport authority said friday it won't renew uber's license to operate in the british capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. (ap photo/kirsty wigglesworth)london's mayor said saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to strip uber of its license to operate in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself. "i have every sympathy with uber drivers and customers affected by this decision, but their anger really should be directed at uber," mayor sadiq khan said.the city's transportation agency, transport for london, said friday that it wo...




algae on river flowing into lake erie prompts warning

health officials in ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medica...