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Paleontologists Find Biggest Pterosaur Species Ever Unearthed in South America

Scientists in Argentina have excavated the largest flying reptile species ever unearthed in South America. The two giant specimens, dubbed Thanatosdrakon amaru or "dragon of death," are part of the Azhdarchidae family of pterosaurs that ruled the skies during the late Cretaceous period, 66 to 146 million years ago, reports Jennifer Nalewicki for Live Science. The fossils were found in the Plottier Formation in the province of Mendoza in central Argentina. Details on the flying reptiles will be published in the September 2022 issue of Cretaceous Research.
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Hollobus Technologies locating in Murray

MURRAY, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear joined local officials and representatives from Hollobus Technologies Inc. on Wednesday, to announce the company’s $2.25 million investment to locate in Murray and create 150 full-time jobs. The company will locate their main office, primary manufacturing operation, and an R&D facility,...
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Paleontologists uncover ‘dragon of death’ in Argentina. It’s the largest pterosaur ever found in South America

In 2012, while performing digs for a civil construction project in the floodplains of Mendoza, a province of Argentina, local paleontologists made the discovery of their lifetimes. They found two well-preserved specimens belonging to a new massive species of pterosaur, an ancient flying reptile whose wingspan rivaled the length of a school bus. The formidable winged reptile, aptly dubbed the ‘dragon of death’ by the researchers, is the largest pterosaur ever found in South America.

Nissan Ariya Set For Hardcore Pole-to-Pole Drive

Several automakers have pledged to go all- or mostly-electric by 2030, but they've got a long way before skeptical buyers hop on board. People worry about range anxiety, charging times, and durability with EVs, so it's up to car companies to educate buyers while promoting their products. Nissan was an...

Nissan Ariya to Tackle North to South Pole EV Trip

British adventurer Chris Ramsey will attempt to drive a modified Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE from the magnetic North to the South Pole via the Americas in Spring 2023. The journey of over 16,000 miles will be undertaken by one main vehicle and one support vehicle, both Nissan Ariya crossovers. The expedition...

Amazona Zoo announces birth of rare Brazilian tapir

May 24 (UPI) -- The Amazona Zoo in England has announced the birth of a rare Brazilian tapir to parents Ennis and Lutador. Ennis gave birth following a 13-month gestation. The 10-year-old tapir previously had three failed pregnancies. "We are so happy. Ennis the mother hasn't had the easiest time...
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Why we need more female voices while addressing humanitarian crises

There has been a sharp rise in the need for humanitarian aid due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with other challenges such as conflict and climate change. Crises tend to disproportionately affect women and girls due to the impact on health care, education and greater gender-based violence.

Modified Nissan Ariya To Drive From North To South Pole In 2023

The Nissan Ariya electric crossover will embark on an epic journey alongside British adventurer Chris Ramsey, driving from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole. Nissan says this will be the world's first all-electric driving adventure, with Ramsey and team traveling in an Ariya e-4ORCE over 27,000 kilometers (16,777 miles) across several regions and continents, in temperatures ranging from -30⁰C to 30⁰C (-22F to 86⁰F).