Meet Vulcanops, Giant Burrowing Bat and Ghost of Gondwana

New fossil find Vulcanops hails from New Zealand, home of burrowing bats including the now-extinct Mystacina robusta, shown here in an artist rendering. (Credit Gavin Mouldey) Where might you expect to find fossils of a giant burrowing bat, three times bigger than today’s average bat? Why, in St. Bathans, New Zealand, of course. Vulcanops jennyworthyae, which lived more than 15 million years ago, tells a fascinating story of a lost…

January 11, 2018
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Irda clarifies motor insurance guidelines

By Shilpy Sinha MUMBAI: The insurance regulator today further clarified the guidelines on motor insurance asking automobile dealers who have turned into motor insurance service provider and insurance intermediary not to enter into an agreement with the original equipment manufacturers which has an influence on the sale of motor insurance policies. This has opened up auto dealership to the entire insurance industry. The insurance regulator wants the tie-up to be…

January 11, 2018
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'I'm a lot more assured in red-ball cricket' – Livingstone

12:46 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Liam Livingstone, England’s uncapped selection for the Test tour of New Zealand in March and April, believes he is better placed to impress in red-ball than white-ball cricket, after missing the chance to establish his credentials in two T20 appearances against South Africa last summer. Livingstone was drafted into the Test squad this week in place of Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance, who paid the price for…

January 11, 2018
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'I'm a lot more assured in red-ball cricket' – Livingstone

January 11, 2018

12:34 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Liam Livingstone, England’s uncapped selection for the Test tour of New Zealand in March and April, believes he is better placed to impress in red-ball than white-ball cricket, after missing the chance to establish his credentials in two T20 appearances against South Africa last summer. Livingstone was drafted into the Test squad this week in place of Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance, who paid the price for…

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Sonu Dariyapur Among 110 Wanted Criminals Arrested In 2017: Delhi Police

New Delhi: A total of 110 hardened criminals carrying monetary rewards on information leading to their arrest, including Sonu Daryapur who carried a bounty of Rs 5.5 lakh, fell in the Delhi Police net last year, a senior officer said today. The special cell of Delhi Police captured the then most wanted criminal of the city, Satyawan Sehrawat alias Sonu Dariyapur, in September 2017, said R P Upadhyay, Special Commissioner…

January 11, 2018
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Army files challenge to Golden Knights' name

1:02 PM ET The U.S. Army filed a challenge with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Wednesday to the Vegas Golden Knights‘ name, saying that it is associated with their military branch. In its filing, the Army says that the team “has chosen and used a similar black+gold/yellow+white color scheme on uniforms, marketing, advertisements and its hockey arena, mimicking the opposer’s colors and further adding to the likelihood of…

January 11, 2018
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Depression in older adults with high BP may delay recovery

January 11, 2018

By: IANS | New York | Published: January 11, 2018 10:30 pm Anxiety disorders affect 3.8 per cent of the older population. (Source: Thinkstock Photos) Antidepressants may fail to work properly in older adults suffering from high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels, finds a study. Older adults who have major depressive disorder (MDD, also known as depression) are at higher risk for having problems thinking and making decisions….

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House editions of Harry Potter series to be out soon

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: January 11, 2018 10:15 pm Chamber of Secrets is the second of the Harry Potter series and its house edition will be out this year, Bloomsbury said. (Source: File Photo) To mark 20 years of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Bloomsbury is going to publish House Editions — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin of the book. Chamber…

January 11, 2018
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Try some homemade hair masks for coloured hair

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: January 11, 2018 10:07 pm Mix eggs and honey to bring life back to your hair and fight the negative effects of pollution. (Source: Thinkstock Photos) Hair colour is not just used for hiding grey hair anymore as people are changing the colour of their tresses according to their mood and seasons. However, this process needs a lot of care and attention so…

January 11, 2018
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Lillard in Paul's face over garbage time hoop

11:42 AM ET It’s doubtful that any of Filling the void created by James Harden’s injury, Chris Paul took 29 shots and scored 37 points, hitting several big buckets in crunch time to lead Houston past Portland. Lillard said that the Blazers lost the game “fair and square,” but he was frustrated that Paul had broken an unwritten rule by going for the hoop in the closing seconds when the…

January 11, 2018
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