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Last woolly mammoths 'died of thirst'

The Ice Age beasts were living on a remote island off the coast of Alaska, and scientists have dated their demise to about 5,600 years ago. They believe that a warming climate caused lakes to become shallower, leaving the animals unable to quench their thirst. Most of the world's woolly mammoths had died out by about 10,500 years ago.

from Variety

‘Vikings’ Actor Clive Standen Joins Working Title’s ‘Everest’

from The Huffington Post

Palin's Got A New Gig

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle. The program, "Amazing America," will debut next April.

from the Guardian

El Niño is causing global food crisis, UN warns

Severe droughts and floods have ruined harvests, and left nearly 100 million people in southern Africa, Asia and Latin America facing food and water shortages

from the Guardian

One in five of world's plant species at risk of extinction

Global report highlights threat to food security and medicine supplies but also reveals 2,000 new species are discovered each year

Sinosaurus was a tetanuran theropod  dinosaur which lived during the Early  Jurassic Period. Its fossils were found in the Lufeng Formation, in Yunnan Province, China. It was a bipedal carnivore. It was approximately 5.6 metres (18 feet) long.