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Flatfish Fossil remnant astounds with eyes on opposite side of head!

An original fossil remnant unearthing by Dr Matt Friedman, paleobiologist with the Oxford University shines in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Friedman's remnant evidence fossil fish the Heteronectes was exposed with both eyes on reverse sides of head. It was unearthed in old marine rocks from northern Italy that are dated almost 50 million years ago.

Zuckerberg to court: here's proof Ceglia fabricated contract

Attorneys for Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, are revealing what they say is proof that a New York man's claims of 50 percent stake in the social network are fraudulent.

Pacific whales shows evidence of pollution

Lubbock, Texas -- U.S. researchers say they've found evidence of exposure to harmful chemicals and pesticides in Pacific Ocean-dwelling sperm whales.

Researchers from Texas Tech University tested tissues from whales from all five Pacific regions for DDT, the fungicide hexachlorobenzene, and 30 types of polychlorinated biphenyls, known to cause endocrine disruption and neurotoxicity, a university release said Wednesday.

"Our findings provide a unique baseline for global assessment of pollution exposures and sensitivity in the sperm whale, a globally distributed and threatened species," Celine Godard-Codding, an assistant professor at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech, said.

Burglar hid in toilet ceiling for 2 hours

University Place, Wash. -- Police in University Place, Wash., said a restaurant surveillance camera recorded a burglar hiding in a bathroom ceiling for two hours.

Investigators said the video depicts the man, dressed in jeans and a blue hoodie, entering Captain Nemo's restaurant in University Place about 10 minutes before closing time Saturday and heading straight for the bathroom.

Police said the man hid in the bathroom ceiling for about two hours while waiting for the restaurant to empty. The footage depicts him emerging, taking $5,000 and fleeing out a back door.

Officers said they are seeking evidence from the scene and are asking for the public's help in identifying the man in the footage.

Thieves steal 100 trees at Canadian farm

Toronto -- The Christmas spirit was nowhere in evidence while thieves cut down and removed 100 trees from a Canadian farm.

Doug Drysdale's tree farm outside Toronto has a "cut-your-own" honor system, but when he checked in last week he found about 100 trees gone.
"They didn't just wander in and take one or two," he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. "Obviously they had a truck and maybe a trailer or something like that to put them in."

The family has run the farm for more than 60 years. Drysdale planted many of the trees that were stolen.

"When you drive up and see the product that you've worked hard to grow is missing, it is very disappointing and disheartening," he said.

Old galaxy seen making new stars

Oxford, England -- U.K. astronomers say a nearby galaxy, well past its cosmic "prime" for producing stars, shows evidence it is still churning out baby stars.

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope show the core of an elliptical galaxy known as NGC 4150, thought to be well past its period of star formation, surrounded by streamers of dust, gas and young, blue stars considerably less than 1 billion years old, reported Tuesday.

Scientists say the finding suggests elliptical galaxies can still have some youthful vigor left, possibly through encounters with smaller galaxies, and that the star birth in NGC 4150 may have been kicked off by a collision and merger with a dwarf galaxy.

Is China the iPhone's Next Growth Engine?

 Apple  (Nasdaq: AAPL) not only straddles the burgeoning tablet and smartphone markets but also holds sway across the computer, home-entertainment, and media fields. The moves it makes can affect the future of hundreds of companies. With that in mind, we're taking a look at the week in Apple news, to see how its latest activity influences the Cupertino giant, its suppliers, and even its competitors.


Oxygen detected on Saturn moon

Pasadena, Calif. -- NASA's Cassini space probe orbiting Saturn has found evidence of an atmosphere on Rhea, one of the ringed planet's moons, U.S. researchers say.

The spacecraft has detected a very thin atmosphere containing oxygen and carbon dioxide around the icy moon, a NASA release said Friday.

This marks the first instance of a spacecraft directly capturing molecules of an oxygen atmosphere -- admittedly a very thin one -- at a world other than Earth, scientists said.

The formation of oxygen and carbon dioxide, as detected on Rhea, could possibly drive complex chemistry on the surfaces of many icy bodies in the universe, researchers say.

Life found in deep layer of Earth's crust

Corvallis, Ore. -- A U.S. expedition drilling into the deepest layer of the Earth's oceanic crust, just above the mantle, has found evidence of life there, researchers say.

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program sank its drill into the Atlantis Massif in the central Atlantic Ocean where seismic forces have pushed the deep layer, known as the gabbroic layer, to within 230 feet of the ocean floor making it easier to reach, reported.

A team from Oregon State University drilled down to 4,500 feet, where temperatures reach 215 degrees Fahrenheit.

At that depth, they found widespread communities of bacteria, Stephen Giovannoni of OSU said.

Youngest, closest black hole suspected

Cambridge, Mass. -- U.S. astronomers say they've have found evidence of the youngest black hole in our cosmic neighborhood, providing a chance to watch one develop from infancy.

The 30-year-old object is a remnant of a supernova in a galaxy approximately 50 million light years from Earth, and could help scientists understand how stars explode, which ones leave behind black holes or neutron stars, and the number of black holes in our galaxy and elsewhere, a NASA release said Monday.