The Glorious Twilight of Pterosaurs

Pterosaurs were more successful, evolutionarily speaking, than once believed, and were in their prime when done in by the same mass extinction that claimed the non-avian dinosaurs. (Credit Witton MP, Naish D (2008) A Reappraisal of Azhdarchid Pterosaur Functional Morphology and Paleoecology. PLoS ONE 3(5): e2271. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002271) While dinosaurs have a healthy hold on our imagination, their sky-sailing relatives the pterosaurs don’t get nearly as much attention as they should….

March 13, 2018
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Chase Freedom Adds PayPal As New 5 Percent Cash Back Category

By PYMNTS PayPal is the latest quarterly category coming to Chase Freedom cardholders. The new PayPal addition will be paired with the return of two “customer favorite” quarterly savings categories, Chase Pay and grocery stores from April 2018 through June 2018. The latest integration, according to a press release from Chase, is the latest iteration of efforts the firms are making through their partnership to bring new benefits to customers….

March 13, 2018
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Cricket photographer David Munden dies aged 60

1:11 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff David Munden, the renowned cricket photographer and former county batsman, has died at the age of 60 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Munden, who was a fixture on England cricket tours in the 1980s and 1990s, had been on Leicestershire’s books from 1975 until 1981 when, as captain of their second XI, he signed off with a century in his final appearance against…

March 13, 2018
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Sources: Cousins plans to sign with Vikings

12:03 PM ET Former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kirk Cousins. Jimmy Graham. Andrew Norwell. This class could get wild. Here’s everything to know heading into free agency. • Latest notable signings, trades »• Barnwell’s free agency & trade grades »• Adam Schefter’s news and notes »• Signings, analysis…

March 13, 2018
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Sources: QB Cousins likely to sign with Vikings

11:48 AM ET Former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is likely to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kirk Cousins. Jimmy Graham. Andrew Norwell. This class could get wild. Here’s everything to know heading into free agency. • Latest notable signings, trades »• Barnwell’s free agency & trade grades »• Adam Schefter’s news and notes »• Signings, analysis for all 32 teams »•Ranking top 100 NFL…

March 13, 2018
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Gayle, Yuvraj worth the money 'even if they win two-three games' – Sehwag

12:15 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Not many owners would consider INR 2 crores (USD 308,000 approx) for two days’ good work a worthwhile investment but in T20 franchise cricket, that appears to be “a bargain.” One of the more bizarre sights at the IPL auction was a man with 10,000 runs going unsold until he came up for the draw a third time. It seemed like a sign that the…

March 13, 2018
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Apple And Alphabet Fall In Annual Reputation Quotient Survey

By PYMNTS In an annual survey of the reputations of the “most visible” corporate brands, Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc,’sGoogle fell from the top 10 to No. 29 and No. 28 spots, respectively. Tesla, however, climbed from the No. 9 spot to the No. 3 spot, and Amazon took the lead for the third straight year, Reuters reported. The reason behind Apple and Alphabet’s fall in the Harris Poll Reputation…

March 13, 2018
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Sources: DT Ngata intends to sign with Eagles

11:14 AM ET Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata intends to sign a one-year deal with Philadelphia Eagles, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. Ngata will help to replace defensive tackle Beau Allen, who is not expected to re-sign with the Eagles. The 34-year-old Ngata (BD: Jan. 21) spent the past three seasons in Detroit after being traded to the Lions in the wake of Ndamukong Suh…

March 13, 2018
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Google Grabs Up 80 Percent Of Retail Advertising Spend

By PYMNTS The latest data figures from Adthena indicate that Google’s dominance in the world of digital ad spending remains largely unrivaled. According to news from FierceRetail, figures show that as of Q1 2018, Google Shopping campaigns account for almost 80 percent of all retail search ad spend. Ashley Fletcher, Adthena’s VP of Marketing, affirmed this pattern remains consistent when looking at desktop or mobile data, which strongly indicates Google…

March 13, 2018
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