Ancient Marsupial Relative Was Tree-Climbing Oddball

This ancient marsupial relative may not have actually been able to outcompete placental carnivores but rather developed in their absence. Credit: Peter Schouten More than 40 million years ago, on a small island that has since coalesced with other islands to become modern-day Turkey, an odd beast the size of a domestic cat lived …

Jim Mora thinks the key to beating Stanford might be as simple as effort

What struck UCLA coach Jim Mora most when he watched recent tutorials on stopping Stanford wasn’t so much intense defensive pressure or inventive schemes. It was old-fashioned effort. “I mean, maybe not perfect all the time,” Mora said of the effort by USC and San Diego State in victories over the Cardinal, “but a maniacal …

Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has …