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  • Attention all units, we have a Code Jurassic. A dinosaur has been kidnapped.

    And now, recovered.

    On Thursday, North Carolina State Capitol Police arrested a man and woman in connection with the theft of a baby dinosaur model from a display at the state's Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on Monday.

    Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, have been charged with two counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc., according a news release from the Capitol Police. The two turned themselves in to authorities.

    Surveillance footage showed a man and woman entering the exhibit, seemingly empty of other visitors. The man climbed the barrier, grabbed the small dinosaur replica, and then placed it in a large purse or bag carried by the woman, the video showed.

    It wasn't exactly a caper worthy of "Ocean's Eleven," but the stolen object, a 12- to 14-inch model of a duck-billed Edmontosaurus hatchling, is worth approximately $10,000,

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  • A helicopter flying over a region of Sibera referred to as the “end of the world,” recorded footage of a mysterious, giant crater in the middle of the ground estimated to be 260 feet in diameter.

    At first, skeptical observers thought the images must be a fake. After all, it appears to be something out a summer science fiction blockbuster, with the giant hole appearing to descend infinitely below the surface.

    But Russian officials confirmed the crater’s existence and say they are sending a team of experts to investigate the site located in an area known as the Yamal peninsula. Scientists from the Center for the Study of the Arctic and the Cryosphere Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences plan to take samples from around the scene.

    So, what is responsible for the giant crater?

    A mysterious giant hole appeared in Siberia, and scientists are puzzled by how it formedA mysterious giant hole appeared in Siberia, and scientists are puzzled by how it formed"We can definitely say that it is not a meteorite. No details yet," a spokesperson from Russia’s Emergencies Ministry told the Siberian Times.

    Experts say it’s probably not the result of a giant meteor crash

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  • An artist's illustration of NASA's 36-year-old ISEE-3 spacecraft near the moon. The private ISEE-3 Reboot Project aims to restart the vintage probe to perform new science in space.An artist's illustration of NASA's 36-year-old ISEE-3 spacecraft near the moon. The private ISEE-3 Reboot Project aims to restart the vintage probe to perform new science in space.

    As NASA prepares to launch a powerful new satellite into space, a team of experts from America’s space agency said it's increasingly likely that alien life will be discovered within 20 years.

    In a posting on its site, NASA said the new research tools will show that “finding life beyond Earth is within reach.”

    “I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe,” NASA astronomer Kevin Hand said during a panel discussion at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Hand pointed to growing evidence suggesting that some form of alien life may be in our own galactic neighborhood on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons that is home to massive amounts of water.

    NASA announced that it plans to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite and James Webb Space Telescope in 2017, which will work in conjunction with other existing technology to search for habitable, Earth-like planets within the Milky Way galaxy.

    “Just imagine the moment, when we find potential

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  • Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai
    Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

    Roger Federer claimed the 84th title of his legendary career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time on Saturday. He had to be pleased with what he had done, he reckoned, even if it was the first time that he had lost in his five finals here.

  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic scores

    Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida rounds -7 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 67 66 -6 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 67 67 -5 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 66 69 Ian Poulter (Britain) 71 64 -4 Luke Donald (Britain) 69 67 -3 Russell Knox (Britain) 69 68 Jim Herman (U.S.) 65 72 -2 Martin Flores (U.S.) 67 71 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 71 67 -1 Park Sung-Joon (South Korea) 68 71 Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) 74 65 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 68 71 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 71 68 Daniel Summerhays (U.S.) 71 68 Robert Garrigus (U.S. ...

  • Nadal aims for slice of clay-court history
    Nadal aims for slice of clay-court history

    Reigning French Open champ Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to reach the final of the Argentina Open where he will try to secure a slice of clay-court history. "I was serving short in the first set and he (Berlocq) was very aggressive," said Nadal, who won 7-6 (9/7), 6-2. Nadal next faces Argentina's Juan Monaco in Sunday's final where Nadal will be trying to equal Guillermo Vilas' all-time record of 46 titles on clay. Earlier in the day, Monaco beat Spain's Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 to book his spot in the final.

  • Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at Man United
    Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at Man United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confessed that Angel di Maria is struggling to adjust to English football after substituting him at half-time of United's 2-0 win over Sunderland. After a promising start to his United career, following a club-record £59.7 million ($92.2 million, 82.3 million euros) transfer from Real Madrid, the form of the Argentina international has dipped. Di Maria has scored just once for United since the start of October and, after an ineffective first half against Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday, he was taken off at the interval by Van Gaal.

  • Golf-European Tour Joburg Open scores

    Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Joburg Open on Saturday in Johannesburg 201 Wallie Coetsee (South Africa) 66 65 70 203 Steve Webster (Britain) 72 66 65 Tjaart Van der Walt (South Africa) 63 69 71 Jacques Blaauw (South Africa) 67 69 67 David Howell (Britain) 66 69 68 204 George Coetzee (South Africa) 66 69 69 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 71 65 68 Chris Swanepoel (South Africa) 70 67 67 Garth Mulroy (South Africa) 64 68 72 Thomas Aiken (South Africa) 67 67 70 Anthony Wall (Britain) 67 66 71 Simon Dyson (Britain) 65 67 72 Anthony Michael (South Africa) 68 67 69 Paul Waring ...

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