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March 10, 2015 4:45 PM Darwin's Galapagos birds share rare taste for flowers

OSLO: Scientists have for the first time discovered a general shift in diets across an entire group of animals while studying birds on the Galapagos islands that once helped inspire Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The Spanish-led team observed 19 of the 23 species of Galapagos land birds visiting flowers to eat nectar and pollen, apparently because 3

March 10, 2015 2:00 PM Oldest known sponge found in China

(—A team of researchers with members from China, the U.S. and France has identified an ancient sponge found in a geologic formation in southern China and have dated it to 600 million years ago. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team claims the sponge is the oldest ever found and likely represents 12

March 10, 2015 11:31 AM 600mn-year-old sponge found in China

ISLAMABAD – Chinese scientists have discovered a 600 million-year-old sponge-like fossil, predating existing findings of primitive animals by 60 million years. The Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that the tiny fossil, which only measures two to three cubic millimeters, was discovered in the Weng'an 8

March 10, 2015 10:41 AM Male elephant dies of overwork in Dak Lak

VietNamNet Bridge – A 40-year-old male elephant, which carried tourists on sightseeing trips for years in the Central Highland Dak Lak Province's Ban Don tourism area, died of overwork on Sunday, March 9. Authorised local agencies disposed of the body of the captive elephant as per regulations. This is not the first time that a captive elephant has died of overwork 2

March 10, 2015 10:16 AM Fans pay tribute to The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon

Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons and animal-rights advocate has died at the age of 59. Simon, who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channelled much of his personal fortune into social causes, died on March 8 at his home in Pacific Palisades, California, his agent Andy Patman said. He was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2011. After 29

March 10, 2015 9:55 AM Terengganu fisheries upset after 19 turtle carcasses found in Sabah

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Fisheries Department is upset over the discovery of carcasses of 19 green turtles (chelonia mydas) in Sabah believed to be smuggled to a neighbouring country recently. State Fisheries director Abdul Khalil Abdul Karim said this act of irresponsibility was a persecution against protected wildlife species under the Fisheries 4

March 10, 2015 9:27 AM Penang Umno accuses dog event organisers of ‘hidden agenda’, pushes for stern action

A photograph of a tudung-clad woman holding a dog at the event that was taken by a friend has gone viral on social media. — Reuters picGEORGE TOWN, March 10 — The Penang Islamic Religious Department (JAINPP) today was urged to investigate a programme organised by students of a private college where a tudung-clad woman was photographed cradling a dog at the Penang 6

March 10, 2015 7:35 AM 600 Million

NANJING, March 10 (Bernama) -- Chinese scientists have discovered a 600 million-year-old sponge-like fossil that predates existing findings of primitive animals by 60 million years, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Monday said the tiny fossil measuring two to three cubic 3

March 10, 2015 7:35 AM World's oldest primitive animal fossil found in China

Washington, March 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered the “earliest and most credible” primitive animal fossil in 600 million-year-old rocks in southwest China, according to media reports. The research led by Chinese scientists described a well-preserved, rice grain-sized primitive sponge fossil recovered from 600 million-year-old rocks in southwest 176

March 10, 2015 5:53 AM 'The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon dies at age 59

SAM Simon (pix), a co-creator of Fox's long-running hit animated series "The Simpsons" and an ardent philanthropist for animals, died after a battle with colon cancer, his agent said on Monday. He was 59. Simon won nine Emmy awards for his work as a writer and executive producer of "The Simpsons," the situation comedy that premiered in 1989 and won over a global 8