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Spinosaurus aegyptiacus revealed to be first semiaquatic dinosaur

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus revealed to be first semiaquatic dinosaur

September 11, 2014

If you think it sounds incongruous to describe the largest predatory dinosaur yet known as “half duck, half crocodile,” well, correct.

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  • In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

    Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence on the Korean Peninsula. “They challenge us to think about what, if anything, we ourselves would be willing to die for,” the pope said.
  • In Theory: Shunning the idea of an atheist-in-law

    A section of a recent Pew Center Research poll on political polarization and family life asked Americans how they would react if a member of their immediate family told them they were going to marry one of the following: an atheist, a gun owner, someone...

    Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby

    Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby
    The old Orchard Supply Hardware in Burbank sits half a mile from my former home on Reese Place. Despite its convenient location, it never failed to have more than half of what I needed for any project, forcing me to trudge another couple miles to the Home...

    In Theory: There's an app for checking your ethics

    Mobile apps that address religious questions and ethical needs have been available for download in recent years. This spring, an Australian organization, the Ethicos Group, says it is developing a smartphone app to help Australian politicians and public...

    In Theory: How important is having fun?

    A young Italian nun with a powerful singing voice and engaging stage presence has been capturing the attention of millions of television viewers on "The Voice of Italy." Her performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" knocked another female contestant...