Lakers rout Mavericks in Lonzo Ball’s return

first_imgMOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Prolific Davis lifts Pelicans past Heat in OT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was Randle’s second triple-double this season and No. 5 for his career. Josh Hart added 12 points and 10 boards as the Lakers enjoyed a 61-29 advantage on the glass.Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes each scored 19 points for the Mavericks (18-41), who have dropped five of six.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lakers jumped out to 23-5 lead and had a 63-41 advantage at the break.TIP-INS GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball returns after missing 15 games due to a knee injury. APLOS ANGELES — Julius Randle had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and rookie Lonzo Ball made a triumphant return to the lineup as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 124-102 on Friday night.Ball, who was sidelined for 15 games with a knee injury, had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in 17 minutes. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brandon Ingram scored 15 apiece to help Los Angeles stop a three-game slide.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mavericks: Rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. was one of the players identified in the Yahoo Sports story on federal documents obtained in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption. It alleged Smith received $43,500 and was loaned another $73,500. Said Smith at the morning shootaround: “I’m a firm believer in God and everything happens for a reason. Whether it’s going to strengthen you or destroy you, you make that decision. But since I’ve been here, it’s been a class organization from top to bottom, starting with Mark Cuban and all the way down to players like myself. It’s been great, fantastic. I’m here to play basketball. Everything else to me is just noise and I have to block all that out.”Lakers: The Yahoo Sports report also said rookie forward Kyle Kuzma received $3,000 and $6,500 in loans. Kuzma would not say prior to the game whether the story was accurate. “Hmm, I’m not going to say anything really,” he said. “Just gathering information about it and whatnot.” He called it a legal matter, though he did not believe he was in jeopardy. “I don’t know. I don’t think so,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying to gather information about everything. It is a federal investigation the NCAA is dealing with.” Kuzma did say the story was a distraction. “Yeah, for sure,” he said. “It’s the NBA right now and we’re focusing on trying to win games, and things like this come about, it’s definitely a little distraction.”UP NEXTMavericks: Play on back-to-back nights when they travel to Utah on Saturday.Lakers: Also play on consecutive nights, traveling to Sacramento on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Doubters pushed world champ Biado to Athlete of the Year level

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWhen it rains, it pours.That was exactly the kind of year 2017 was for Carlo Biado, pocketing glory like he effortlessly does on the billiard table wherever he takes the cue.ADVERTISEMENT After winning gold medals in the 2017 World Games and in the 2017 SEA Games, the 34-year-old cuemaster had his biggest moment when he ruled the 2017 World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.READ: Carlo Biado rules world 9-ball FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m so happy because I never expected the continued success I’ll achieve,” he said Tuesday when he was named as one of the three Athletes of the Year in the SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards night.Biado’s triumph reasserted the Philippines’ standing as one of the elite countries in the world when it comes to billiards. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award But even the La Union native had to prove himself in the competition as he faced doubters along the way.READ: Biado credits pool legends Bata, Django for gold medal win“The other athletes were saying that I’m not good and I won’t win. That’s when I was challenged and I worked hard in every match I had,” he said. “I like that more because I’m motivated against them. After that, my hard work eventually paid off and my success continued all year long.”Biado looks at this achievement as a constant reminder of where he came from.“My dream was to just have a good family and to become a world champion. To be an Athlete of the Year is unexpected on my part and this will serve as a good reminder of the good things that has happened in my life,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in poolBut Biado is not resting on his laurels, with prestigious titles in world events this year up for grabs, including a chance for a back back-to-back titles in world 9-Ball“I hope I can continue winning. If I can, I hope I can win back-to-back in the world events so that they will look up to us Filipinos once again in billiards,” he said.RELATED VIDEO Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Sports heroes recognized in 2018 PSA Awardslast_img read more

Mauricio Mendez, Radka Kahlefeldt dominate Ironman 70.3 in Davao City

first_imgThe winners of the 2018 Ironman 70.3 – all in Pros division – pose together after the finishing the triathlon challenged in Davao City on Sunday, March 25, 2018. From left: third placer Tim Van Berkel of Australia, Alveo Ironman 2018 champion Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, and second placer Tim Reed of Australia. (Photo by ARJOY M. CENIZA / Inquirer Mindanao)DAVAO CITY — Xterra 2016 world champion Mauricio Mendez of Mexico topped on Sunday the men’s category of the Ironman 70.3 Davao City, finishing the triathlon in 03:50:30.Australia’s Tim Reed, who eyed and expressed confidence about clinching the top post the day before, came in second at 03:52:25.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Czech Radka Kahlefeldt – the 2010 No. 1 female triathlete based on ranking released by the European Triathlete Union (ETU) and a member of the Czech National Team – won the Ironman 70.3 women’s category.Kahlefeldt clocked in 4:25:38 while Japan’s Naomi Washizu came in 11 minutes behind at 04:36:54.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe race, which started here in Davao City and went to Tagum and back – was participated in by about 1,800 racers from 39 countries, including the Philippines.No Filipino made it to the top five in either of the two categories though. /atm Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments UAAP volleyball: UST exploits skidding NU, keeps Final Four hopes alive Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

Washington expected to return next season

first_imgUSC tailback Chauncey Washington said Saturday he intends to return to school next season instead of applying for the NFL Draft. Washington was ineligible the past two seasons and considered going pro because he wasn’t sure he could handle the academics at USC for another year. “School starts on Monday and I’ll be there,” Washington said. “I’m going to be back next year.” Washington got above a 2.0 grade-point average in the fall semester at USC but will sit out spring practice because he was told to focus on academics by USC coach Pete Carroll. He tried to practice last spring, but did not get good enough grades to be eligible. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Big day: USC received four verbal commitments on Saturday from players all considered among the top 100 players in the nation. Tailback Emmanuel Moody (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) of Coppell, Texas, selected USC over the Longhorns. Linebacker Allen Bradford (5-11, 222) of Colton, rated the No. 1 player in the nation at his position, chose USC over UCLA. Offensive lineman Butch Lewis (6-5, 280) of Aurora, Colo., the state’s top prospect, selected USC over Georgia and Notre Dame. Wide receiver David Ausberry (6-4, 215) of Lemoore, chose USC over Georgia and Ohio State. Bing grade: The NFL evaluated USC safety Darnell Bing and listed him as a second- or third-round draft pick. Bing, who is a junior, requested the evaluation before deciding whether to turn pro. The NFL usually is conservative on its projections. Bing previously said he would turn pro if he were a first-round pick. center_img Laying low: USC tailback Reggie Bush is keeping a low profile since the Rose Bowl while he decides who to hire as his agent. Meanwhile, tight end Dominique Byrd will be represented by Eugene Parker, who represents Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Seniors in semis for scholar awards

first_img Of the 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, about 15,000 will be chosen as finalists and, from that group, a committee for the not-for-profit corporation will select 2,500 students to receive $2,500 each for college. Bagatourian participates in six clubs at Crescenta Valley High. “I’d like to go into politics, like end up in the House of Representatives or Senate or even end up in the White House. It’s a goal,” she said. “All the men in my mother’s side of the family have been involved in politics. But that was in Iran before the (Islamic) revolution, and the revolution happened and they came here.” In the meantime Bagatourian has an abiding interest in history. “History is really the only reason that advances in math or science or language are ever made,” she said. “Because you have to look back in history and figure out the right forms of government and stuff so all of your knowledge has the right environment to grow.” GLENDALE – Polet Bagatourian dreams of being elected to federal office, Andrew Bagwell wants to be an engineer and Mkrtich Ohanyan is thinking of becoming a cardiologist. And all three Glendale Unified high school seniors are in the running to get money for college from the National Merit Scholarship Program, after having been selected from among 16,000 students nationwide. “It feels really nice to be recognized for something to do with academics,” Bagwell said. “Because mostly the news you hear is negative kind of things about high school, it’s kind of nice that they recognize students for certain achievements.” Based on their performance on a Preliminary SAT test last year, the three Glendale students were selected as semifinalists in the Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp.’s competition. Bagwell got interested in engineering when a friend’s father took him on a tour of the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium, which he had been in charge of building. Bagwell is also into sports, having played baseball and tennis for teams at Herbert Hoover High. He wants to go to the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, or UC Berkeley. “I like the West Coast,” Andrew said. “The weather’s a little too cold for me back east.” Ohanyan plays the clarinet and founded a club called the Society for the Betterment of School, which meets to discuss issues such as the dress code at Clark Magnet High. His father is from Armenia and his mother is from El Salvador, so Mkrtich speaks three languages. He hopes to go to medical school and become a cardiologist, and getting selected as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist could help him do that. “It really put a smile on my face because the opportunities this could bring if I become a finalist, it would be really great,” he said. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will announce the finalists and scholarship recipients next year. In addition to the $2,500 scholarships, participating corporations and universities also provide scholarships ranging from $500 to more than $2,000 a year. A total of 8,200 students will receive some form of scholarship through the program, which receives no government funding. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Highland Motors invites you to the new Citreon C3 preview

first_imgHighland Motors is delighted to announce that it will be welcoming the Citroën ‘Le Grand Tour’ Roadshow from the 21 November – 27 November 2016 and will host an exclusive information event in the showroom on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 1pm – 8pm. The exciting roadshow offers customers a showcase of the brand’s four newly launched models as well as an extra special VIP preview of the unique New Citroën C3, due to launch in Ireland in January 2017.Highland Radio will broadcast live from the dealership from 1.20pm – 3.30pm and attendees will be treated to refreshments and nibbles from 5pm – 7pm. Le Grand Tour offers attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with the striking New Citroën, and learn more about the wide new range of new Citroën vehicles on offer all with Citroën advanced comfort and Europe’s leading low CO2 manufacturer.On show will be the C4 Cactus Rip Curl special edition and the new edition of Ireland’s Top Selling 7-seater, the Grand C4 Picasso, the 5-seater C4 Picasso, New 8-seater Spacetourer for those looking for more space.With its BlueHDi diesel and PureTech petrol ‘Engine of the Year’ for the second year running, the Citroën 2017 passenger car range has an efficient vehicle for every segment, meeting the needs of every customer in an environmentally friendly way.As part of the roadshow visit and to celebrate the recent reveal of the new C3 WRC concept car at the Paris Motor Show, Highland Motors will host a customer event on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 with the showroom filled with rally themed fun for attendees to enjoy; including rally driving simulators and a fun photo booth. All guests at the event will receive a Free Winter Check and are also in with the chance of winning a VIP Rally Experience for two people to the World Rally Championships in 2017!Customers who place orders by putting down a €500 deposit during Le Grand Tour will receive their deposit back as a €500 Christmas shopping voucher for Dunnes Stores – perfect for helping you get organised ahead of the festive season and an extra bonus to help you get behind the wheel of a new Citroën in the New Year!Highland Motors invites you to the new Citreon C3 preview was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

KCCA FC vs Azam: Kasasiros eye second Kagame Cup triumph

first_imgOkello has been key for KCCA FC in Kagame Cup.CECAFA Kagame CupAZAM FC Vs KCCA FCKigali Stadium 17:00hrsKCCA FC is left with one hurdle to negotiate so as to seal their second CECAFA Kagame Cup triumph.On Sunday, the Kasasiros take on defending champions Azam FC of Tanzania at the Kigali Stadium in the tournament’s penultimate game.KCCA secured a championship opportunity slot following an extra time victory against Zambian side Green Eagles, winning 4-3 after extra time, their second time to achieve the fate since 1978.In the blue corner, Azam reached their third successive Cecafa final after edging DR Congo side, AS Maniema Union 5-4 on penalties after a barren draw on Friday.Speaking to the press, one of KCCA FC inform players, Mike Mutyaba was optimistic that teenager Allan Okello can help them write history.“We have been scoring in every single game and Allan is having a good tournament. So we expect him to lift us as we make history again since the club has this kind of trophy already.”Okello was key in the win over Green Eagles, scoring twice and assisting once. He has so far scored four goals and assisted three at the 2019 Kagame Cup.The winner of the annual club regional tournament mainly financed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame will be crowned champion with prize money worth $30,000 ( shs.100 million), while runners up wrill receive $20,000 (shs.80 million) and $10,000 (shs. 38 million) respectively.Comments Tags: allan okelloAzam FcCECAFA 2018KCCA FCMike Mutyabatoplast_img read more

Crabs offense busts out of mini-slump, crush PUF Caps to avoid series sweep

first_imgArcata >> Through their first two games of their series against the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists, the Humboldt Crabs could count the number of hits they had on one hand.That changed on Sunday afternoon.In a major, major way, too.The big hit that the Crabs were searching for finally arrived in the fourth inning of their series finale against the Caps. And then hit after hit followed, as Humboldt scored nine runs in the fourth and got another stellar start from right-hander Matthew …last_img read more

More Reasons Why DNA Is Perfect for Coding

first_imgScientists at Vanderbilt University may have been trying to explain chemical evolution, but hit on another reason DNA is the ideal molecule for carrying genetic information (see also Science Daily).  They tweaked the sugar molecule on the DNA backbone and got an unwieldy, haphazard, writhing ribbon of a molecule, unsuitable for bonding genetic code or compacting into chromosomes.  It wasn’t even close to DNA.  “Just how nature arrived at this molecule and its sister molecule, RNA, remains one of the greatest – and potentially unsolvable – scientific mysteries,” the article says.     Martin Egli and team coaxed DNA to incorporate six-carbon sugars instead of the less-common five-carbon sugars (deoxyribose in DNA, and ribose in RNA).  What they got is called homo-DNA.  Though first synthesized in 1992, homo-DNA had not been studied in structural detail till now.  Despite being thermodynamically more favorable for spontaneous formation, homo-DNA is too bulky, and too careless in its base pairing, to be useful as a genetic molecule.  Furthermore, it cannot pair with other molecules like RNA – essential for transcription and translation.These researchers did worthwhile work helping us understand why DNA is so good, seemingly “the work of an accomplished sculptor” as well as programmer.  “The new insights provided by this structure lie at the heart of the most fundamental of scientific inquiries – the origin of life on Earth,” they said.  That’s a worthy question to think about, even if an “unsolveable” mystery from a materialist standpoint.  But the press release easily wins Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week for these groaners:DNA’s simple and elegant structure – the “twisted ladder,” with sugar-phosphate chains making up the “rails” and oxygen- and nitrogen-containing chemical “rungs” tenuously uniting the two halves – seems to be the work of an accomplished sculptor.    Yet the graceful, sinuous profile of the DNA double helix is the result of random chemical reactions in a simmering, primordial stew.“These molecules are the result of evolution,” said Egli, professor of Biochemistry.  “Somehow they have been shaped and optimized for a particular purpose.”“Homo-DNA is just one alternative system.  There are hundreds of sugars, as many as you can think of.  It will be almost impossible to look at all of them,” Egli said.    “But the big red herring of this work could be that nature never went through these other sugars.  Maybe it just hit on gold (these five-carbon sugars) very early and took off from there.”This shows that even misguided evolutionary scientists, though hopeless gamblers, are not completely out of touch with reality.  Like the blindfolded, they occasionally bump into it and bang their heads.  Nobody is forcing them to wear the blindfolds.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Bird Non-Evolution from Dinosaurs

first_img(Visited 68 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Losing traits won’t make a dinosaur fly, and other conundrums in the presumed dinosaur-to-bird evolutionary story.Could Dinosaurs Fly? (Laura Geggel on Live Science). Michael Habib really wants to get dinosaurs airborne. “As long as the creature’s wing size, weight and muscles met certain criteria, it could likely fly,” he speculates. “But these feathery creatures would be no match for today’s birds, which can fly long distances.” Does he have evidence to back up his speculation? No, just some bone measurements. He could make dinosaur fossils fly by throwing them.Foraging differences let closely related seabirds coexist (Phys.org). Frigate birds are amazing long-distance flyers that can fly for months over the ocean, but cannot swim . They are a far cry from dinosaurs, demonstrating the challenge to evolutionists to explain them by mutations and natural selection (see Evolution News & Views about the challenge to neo-Darwinism posed by frigate birds).5 Times Evolution Ran in ‘Reverse’ (National Geographic). “Regressive evolution?” That’s when Darwin takes away things—evolution by subtraction. It’s not exactly a good way to create progress from dinosaurs to powered flight. On NG’s list are penguins and birds without teeth.No teeth? No problem: Dinosaur species had teeth as babies, lost them as they grew: Discovery may explain why birds are toothless (Science Daily). Speaking of tooth loss, these evolutionists are not surprised that birds lack teeth. Some dinosaurs lost them, too. And your point is?Anomalously high variation in postnatal development is ancestral for dinosaurs but lost in birds (PNAS). Here’s another story of trait loss that doesn’t help the narrative that birds evolved from dinosaurs. “Surprisingly, the earliest dinosaurs and their close relatives possessed an extremely high amount of variation, higher than either crocodylians or birds.”Phylogenomics and Morphology of Extinct Paleognaths Reveal the Origin and Evolution of the Ratites (Current Biology). This is another story of trait loss: the origin of flightlessness in large ground birds, like the moas of New Zealand. The authors treat us to a tale of “overseas dispersal” by these birds, and subsequent gigantism. Interesting, but we’re looking for evidence that dinosaurs evolved into flying birds.Geoscientists size-up early dinosaurs, find surprising variation (Phys.org). Cataloguing dinosaurs requires assumptions and arbitrary criteria. This article assumes birds are the living relatives of dinosaurs without providing evidence. As for the question “Why were there so many dinosaur species?”, Nick Longrich on The Conversation is not surprised; in fact, he thinks more will turn up. He does not automatically count birds in their number. “So it seems reasonable to guess that there were between 50,000 and 500,000 species of dinosaurs – without including Mesozoic birds, which might double the diversity.”Biologists follow ‘fossilizable’ clues to pinpoint when mammal, bird and dinosaur ancestors became athletes (Science Daily). Active mammals, birds and dinosaurs seem to have smaller red blood cells (RBCs). What does that prove? Not much about dinosaur-to-bird evolution.Similar environmental pressures can result in similar solutions to problems in these very different groups of animals,” says Huttenlocker. “In this paper, we’re just focusing on one little nugget of that. But the forerunners of mammals and birds were able to exercise and be athletes in the Permian-Triassic world.”New prehistoric bird species discovered (Science Daily). This discovery isn’t going to help evolutionists, because the species “would have been a cross between a large seagull and a diving bird like a cormorant, but likely had teeth.” And that was as far back as 90 million Darwin years ago. If it was flying and diving already, it wasn’t a dinosaur by any stretch of the imagination.Predicting the basis of convergent evolution (Science Magazine). This paper weaves the magic wand of “convergent evolution” to explain why different groups of birds, from hummingbirds to waterfowl, “evolved” high-altitude adaptation. Nothing about dinosaurs here.Migrating birds pile up along Great Lakes’ shores (Phys.org). This tells more about living birds, which show not only flight but spectacular navigational skill. “Birds prefer to migrate at night—so much so that if day breaks while they’re over water, they’ll turn back toward the nearest shore rather than pressing on,” scientists learned. Hard to call these critters living dinosaurs.We looked all over for weeks to find evidence that birds evolved from dinosaurs, but couldn’t find any. We’ll keep looking.last_img read more