More storks opt to spend the winter in the Netherlands

More storks opt to spend the winter in the NetherlandsStorks in a field, hunting. Photo: Depositphotos.com

More storks are overwintering in the Netherlands, according to the Dutch stork research foundation. According to preliminary figures, the volunteers spotted 583 storks in the Dutch countryside, compared with 447 last winter.

Every January, the foundation’s volunteers count the number of storks at p

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White replaces Lynn in Australia's ODI squad

White replaces Lynn in Australia's ODI squad

The Victorian right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142. 5 and a strike-rate of 115. 85 for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.

White was the domestic one-day tournament's top-scorer last season with 457 runs at 76. 16, including two hundreds and two fifties.

He has played four Tests, 88 ODIs and 47 Twenty20 internationals and replaces big-hitting Lynn who was ruled out with a calf problem.

Cameron's in very good form, as his figures demonstrate. He's playing very well," chief selector Trevor Hohns said.

He's one of the leading run-scorers in this season's BBL, he's experienced, he's a very smart cricketer and he's a good fielder. He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage.

The opening match of the five-game series takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

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‘Stick-like figures’ pictured on Mars

Has NASA finally found evidence of alien life on Mars? A series of pictures taken by the space agency's Curiosity rover have given rise to the idea, after researchers found what looks like fossils among the rocks.

Barry DiGregorio, a research fellow at the University of Buckingham, believes these photos (taken on January 2, 2018) reveal "trace fossils" on the surface of Mars.

They look remarkably similar to Ordovician trace fossils I have studied and photographed here on Earth," he said.

If not trace fossils, what other geological explanations will NASA come up with?

NASA described the formations as "stick-like figures" with each one "about a quarter-inch long".

The space agency used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on board the Curiosity rover to take the close-up pictures of the patterns.

Trace fossils are the name given to remains of things left behind by creatures such as dead remains, footprints or burrows.

Predictably, many on the internet believe the figures are proof that alien creatures once roamed the surface of Mars.

Interestingly, NASA said that it had originally moved past this point on the Martian surface, before wheeling back for a second look at the figures.

These were unique enough, given the fact that we didn't know they were there … [that] we thought we should go back," Ashwin Vasavada from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory told Space. om.

So, does NASA believe it has found trace fossils of alien creatures on Mars? We don't rule it out," Vasavada said.

But we certainly won't jump to that as our first interpretation.

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Movie reviews: 'Hidden Figures'

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Here's what critics are saying about Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P.

Hidden Figures" is feel-good history, but it works, and it works on behalf of heroes from a cinematically under-served community. These smart accomplished women had the right stuff, and so does this movie. here.

There is a grittier version of this to be sure -- most of the racism and inequality is presented as passive aggressive instead of what had to be some active aggressive -- but as directed by Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures is done with a pop of fun and overpowering optimism, set to a Technicolor soundtrack from Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams. here.

Devoid of makeovers, stereotypical heart-throbs, awkward narration and 'boy meets girl' tropes, it is full to the brim with empowering, educating and poignant messages aimed at, and about, awesome women. If the three central ladies have taught us one thing. it's that anything, regardless of how unlikely it seems, is possible. here.

Directed with what you might call resounding competence by Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures isn’t pushing the cinematic boat out in any new directions, but it steers its prescribed course nimbly and nicely. here.

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Top 10 Recent Finds Made By Archaeologists On Islands

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Top 10 Recent Finds Made By Archaeologists On IslandsTop 10 Recent Finds Made By Archaeologists On Islands

There are thousands of islands in the world. Many have their own rich histories, culture, and mysteries. A degree of isolation comes with the territory, but this can sometimes create strange natural dynamics and human behavior. We tend to think of ancient civilizations like those in Rome and Egypt as holding all our historical secrets. […]

The

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Official Data Shows NDA Better At Cracking Down On Terrorism

Official Data Shows NDA Better At Cracking Down On Terrorism

NEW DELHI: As Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the ruling-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition-led by the Congress party spar over each other's handling of the situation.

According to latest official data accessed by ANI, there seems to be a huge disparity between the number

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