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Open thread for night owls: Millions of years needed for mammals to recover from one of their kind

Ed Yong at The Atlantic writes—It Will Take Millions of Years for Mammals to Recover From Us. In less than 130,000 years, humans have sawed off the most evolutionarily distinct branches from our family tree: The story of mammals is one of self-destructio

Espargaro: Podium charge «unreal» after «wild highside»

Espargaro, who had his sights set on KTM's best MotoGP finish after qualifying sixth, was battling champion Marc Marquez for third place when he fell off his RC16. He pushed it out of the gravel and resumed the race in 18th, but began to scythe his way throug

Commodity picks: 19 November 2018

or the week ahead, sugar prices are expected to decline by Rs 30-50 per quintal and head towards Rs 3,020 per quintal due to commencement of crushing season

Divers Surprised by Gorgeous 'Feather Boa' of the Sea. And the Video Is Glorious.

An undulating ribbon of silver surprised divers near northern New Zealand in October — but not so much that they couldn't get it on video.

Forest Service's cutting of older trees draws criticism

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Forest Service decision to cut down more than 1,300 trees that were more than 150 years old because of fears of an invasive parasitic plant is being criticized as breaking trust with backers of a thinning project. The Arizona Daily S

Immersive art project finds permanent home in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An interactive art experience modeled after Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has found a permanent home in Oklahoma City. Factory Obscura will have its first permanent location in a building known as The Womb, a project co-founded in 20

Airbnb brings $568K in tax revenue to South Dakota last year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Airbnb rentals generated more than half a million dollars in tax revenue in South Dakota during the first year of the state's tax deal with the company. Airbnb announced the vacation rental website remitted $568,000 in tax revenue thr

Airport trust awards $61.9 million new concourse contract

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Airport Trust has selected an Oklahoma City construction company to build a $61.9 million concourse at Will Rogers World Airport. The Oklahoman reports that Timberlake Construction Company will construct the airport's ne

‘It’s Easy As Drew Brees’: A song every Saints fan is singing this season

Drew Brees is so good, he had to get the cartoon treatment.

The Latest: NASCAR says 'everything in play' as changes loom

The Latest: NASCAR believes it can weather its current decline and the best days for the sport are ahead

Teenage driver survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP

Teenage driver Sophia Floersch will undergo surgery for a spinal fracture after a spectacular airborne crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix on Sunday

The Obama economic expansion keeps rolling on

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a not-so-bold promise about the stewardship he would provide for the American economy. “I can tell you,” he guaranteed, “after a period of four years, by virtue of the policies w

Browns reportedly interested in Condoleezza Rice as head coaching candidate

The Cleveland Browns are in the early stages of finding a new head coach for 2019 and beyond, and they are reportedly interested in speaking with a former United States Secretary of State about the job. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns want to

Peter Schrager explains why Shakira isn’t to blame for the Rams-Chiefs game being moved

The Rams vs. Chiefs game in Week 11 was moved from Mexico to Los Angeles. Peter Schrager breaks down the reasons for the change.

Dallas - Atlanta Preview: Cowboys' Elliott presents tough challenge for Falcons' D

Cowboys' Elliott presents tough challenge for Falcons' D

Canada’s crude crisis is accelerating

Canadian oil producers are in an increasingly tough predicament. With high and increasing oil demand around the globe over the last year, Canadian oil production has increased accordingly. Read Full Article at

NFC Defensive Player of the Week Leighton Vander Esch shares his key for the Cowboys vs. the Falcons

The Cowboys rookie LB take you behind the scenes pregame, courtesy of PROcast.

NASCAR to crown Cup Series champion at season finale

NASCAR to crown Cup Series champion at season finale

England reaches Nations League finals with Croatia win

Harry Kane sent England into the finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging the World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia

Vikings DE Everson Griffen is ready for Sunday Night Football against the Bears

Everson Griffen checks in from his hotel prior to the Minnesota Vikings' SNF game against the Chicago Bears.

Republicans need to decide if protecting Trump is worth the price of destroying their party

With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, Donald Trump has been able to operate as if he is above the law. Congressional committees tasked with oversight and protection of the balance of powers instead have served as Trump's personal protection

No. 16 Virginia Tech faces No. 23 Purdue in Charleston final

No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Purdue to square off for Charleston Classic championship

No. 18 Michigan meets Providence for Tip-Off championship

No. 18 Michigan meets Providence for Tip-Off championship

Preview: Jason Pierre-Paul faces Eli Manning for 1st time as Buccaneers take on Giants

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to the Big Apple with hopes of snapping their 3-game losing streak against the New York Giants.

Preview: Jaguars determined to get on track against scorching hot Steelers

The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to get back on track against Ben Roethlisberger and the scorching hot Pittsburgh Steelers.

Thomas Davis gets you on the bus before the Panthers take on the Lions

It's a big cat fight on an NFL Sunday. Let Davis get you hyped.

Lamborghini World Final: Altoe and Zampieri crowned champions

They took advantage of a troubled start for their nearest rivals to secure victory by nearly 20 seconds from Bonaldi’s James Pull and Kelvin Snoeks. After leading yesterday’s race but falling foul of race control with a drive-through penalty, there was n

Miller: Belated Valencia GP red flag «a joke»

Miller was among the 11 riders to hit the ground in the first part of the season finale, with the rate of crashes picking up as track conditions worsened, before the race was suspended after 14 laps. The Aussie was one of the first to fall, and grew increasin

Target's Black Friday 2018 pre-sale starts now: $750 4K Vizio TV, $200 PS4 bundle, $30 Roku streamer and more - CNET

No need to wait until Thanksgiving -- some great Target deals are available in-store and online right now.

Report: Joey Bosa to play vs. Broncos

It appears that Chargers star defensive end Joey Bosa will finally make his 2018 debut. Bosa has been dealing with a bone bruise all season long, but after returning to the practice field earlier this week, the third-year pro will finally see game action as

The Weirdest Simulation Games of All Time

The simulation genre has been a pillar of PC gaming for decades, as the robust control mechanisms of PC and mouse let players experience the thrill of flying planes, managing cities and more. […] The post The Weirdest Simulation Games of All Time appear

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso's «Tete d'A

The slow corrosion of techno-optimism

Two weeks from now, the Swahilipot Hub, a hackerspace / makerspace / center for techies and artists in Mombasa, Kenya, is hosting a Pwani Innovation Week, “to stimulate the innovation ecosystem in the Pwani Region.” Some of its organizers showed m

Sadler ready for «next chapter» in life as NASCAR career ends

His final start with JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway didn’t go as he had hoped. To begin with, Sadler, 43, was not competing for the series championship – he had been eliminated from contention in the semifin

Valencia GP: Dovizioso wins chaotic race, KTM scores first podium

Dovizioso passed long-time Alex Rins twice – once before the 40-minute red-flag stoppage and once after – en route to his fourth win of the campaign. Behind the race winner, a late crash for Valentino Rossi handed Pol Espargaro and KTM their first respect

Beyond deplorable: Trump threatens and attacks U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and on the mainland

I have never thought the word “deplorable” was strong enough to describe Donald Trump and his toadies, voters, and Republican enablers. If a “d” word is needed, “despicable” is more apt.  This man is the president of the United States, sworn to

Watch 12 NASCAR Heat 3 fans compete for $10,000

After selecting weekly qualifiers during the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs for the previous nine weeks and three more finalists picked during qualifying yesterday, the final 12 will compete in the finals this morning. The 12 finalists racing the NASCAR Heat 3 vi

See Objects in Tiny Detail With This HD Wireless Digital Microscope

Enjoy a fresh perspective on everyday objects. This HD Wireless Digital Microscope features a 1000x zoom, making it possible to get up close and personal with things like coins, jewelry, electronics, stamps, and […] The post See Objects in Tiny Detail W

Conway admits #7 Toyota «lucked in» to Shanghai win

Conway and his teammates in the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez, secured their second successive victory in a stop-start race marked by multiple safety car periods and poor weather. The decisive moment in the battle between the tw

Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards

European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised full credit card details for a number of its customers, as well as personal information. Compromised data includes full name, billing address, email address, pass
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