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Salamander on steroids: Species of dinosaur-eating newt found

A new species of predator newt that lived about 220 million years ago has been discovered in Portugal and paleontologists believe it was a most vicious creature. About the length of a small car, it could actually kill and gobble dinosaurs.

Alzheimer's Disease: The Six Item Cognitive Impairment Test

With regards health, Alzheimer's Disease, and other forms of dementia, are often uppermost in the minds of aging persons today. Obviously nobody wants their life to end with their mental facilities gradually slipping away.

Province of Ontario bans breeding, acquiring of killer whales

The province of Ontario is banning the acquisition and breeding of killer whales. The announcement was made Monday after legislation on the ban was tabled, legislation that will also improve the treatment of captured marine creatures.

Floyd Mayweather beats the (bleep) out of sparring partner Judah

The latest reports out of the boxing camp of Floyd Mayweather speak of a man on a mission. Of course the quotes about how Floyd is doing come from his Uncle, Jeff Mayweather, so there is likely a drop of bias involved.

Fighting words: Mayweather promoter calls Pacquiao lawyer a moron

One of the promoters for Floyd Mayweather has continued a burgeoning war of words between the two fight camps by calling Manny Pacquiao's lawyer a "moron." Among other things.

Pacquiao getting ready for Mayweather and 'Saint Manny's Day'

Manny Pacquiao is continuing his workouts at his trainer Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in L.A. and after a few days of training he is sounding very confident. His sparring partners, he said, are giving him a dose of what he expects from Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather - Pacquiao: Fan vote chooses $1 million belt to winner

Besides all that money Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will each collect for their superfight in Las Vega on May 2, the winner will also get a classy and very expensive belt. Champs get belts in the fight game but this belt is something else.

Wine-drinkers delight: Hangover free wine could be on the way

A researcher at the University of Illinois said they can now alter yeast in such a way that they will be able to make wine with more nutritional value - and no hangover effect. Care to drink to that?

Mayweather and Pacquiao press conference gets fighters talking

Big fights in boxing often have more than just one press conference, with the fighters together for a few, in different cities. But the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather bout is having just one and it came Wednesday. The next time they meet will be fight night.

Vancouver road rage caught on dash cam as driver attacked

A road rage incident in Vancouver that was caught on a dash cam is getting a lot of online attention; it includes a punch and, moments later, an arrest. The arrest comes so quickly because a Vancouver police officer happened to be nearby.

Op-Ed: Mayweather trains, gambles in Vegas, set to make Pacquiao win 48

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is training in Las Vegas, make no mistake about that despite a photo he posted today. But he's also relaxing — doing some gambling in the photo — because he can afford to, and needs to. It's his style and it'll help him get win

Canada is bringing back Plains Buffalo to Banff National Park

The Canadian government has announced plans to bring back a species that once roamed the plains of Western Canada by the millions but does no more. The buffalo, or bison, will be brought back to Banff National Park, a news release said.

Woman births her gay son's baby son through surrogacy

It is most certainly not something that happens every day, or maybe even every century. A mother in the U.K. acted as surrogate mother for her son's baby and gave birth to her own grandson.

Public on board as Ontario rescues honey-bees with pesticide laws

The use of neonicotinoid pesticides on crops in Ontario will soon be reduced dramatically and the public is happy about it. Feedback has been overwhelmingly in favor of restricting neonics, which endanger honey-bees, other creatures and water and soil.

Caribbean air sparks early spring blast of warm air in U.K. Special

The United Kingdom is readying for a fresh breath of warm spring sunshine this weekend, as temperatures head towards the mid-60s Fahrenheit.

Museum weighs its Stegosaurus dinosaur (skeleton) using 3D scan

Late last year a team of scientists at London's Natural History Museum finished the job of putting back together Sophie the Stegosaurus dinosaur. Now they've figured out how much she weighed.

Muslim holidays becoming days off for New York school children

New York City public school officials announced on Wednesday their school district will begin observing two Muslim holidays. There will be no school on the two holidays to be observed, starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Study: Getting gout lowers chances of Alzheimer's by 24 percent

Researchers in Massachusetts released a study in which they found gout, an inflammatory arthritic condition, lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease by 24 percent. Gout is caused by rich diets leading to a build-up of uric acid.

Photo of weasel riding upon back of flying woodpecker goes viral

An amateur photographer in the U.K. was delighted when his nature photo went viral Tuesday. Spreading across the Internet is his shot of a weasel riding atop a flying woodpecker.

Air pollution damages cognition, memory, in brains of children

The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain published results from their new study Tuesday and they are disturbing. They found that the brains of kids who go to school in heavy-traffic areas are being damaged.
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