Researchers: Flowers bloomed in early Jurassic, 50 million years earlier than thought 

“Researchers were not certain where and how flowers came into existence because it seems that many flowers just popped up in the Cretaceous from nowhere,” explains lead author Qiang Fu” It now looks as though they just popped into the Jurassic from nowhere.

Source: Researchers: Flowers bloomed in early Jurassic, 50 million years earlier than thought | Uncommon Descent

Huge armored dinosaurs battled overheating with nasal air-conditioning: Researchers use 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs — ScienceDaily

Researchers show that the heavily armored, club-tailed ankylosaurs had a built-in air conditioner in their snouts.

Source: Huge armored dinosaurs battled overheating with nasal air-conditioning: Researchers use 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs — ScienceDaily

Colombia’s Killing Fields

In Colombia, the last week has been a particularly bloody one for indigenous leaders. In the state of Cauca, just south of the major city of Calí, the indigenous governor Edwin Dagua Ipia was assassinated after having received numerous death threats from paramilitaries in the area. He is one of at least ten indigenous people murdered in the country just in the last week. More

Source: Colombia’s Killing Fields

Here’s why this media scholar changed her mind and now thinks there’s a ‘very strong’ case Russia won the 2016 election for Trump 

The Russian government’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 American presidential election in order to install Donald Trump in the White House may be one of the greatest intelligence operations in modern history.

Source: Here’s why this media scholar changed her mind and now thinks there’s a ‘very strong’ case Russia won the 2016 election for Trump | Alternet

Peering into Little Foot’s 3.67-million-year-old brain 

MicroCT scans of the Australopithecus fossil known as Little Foot shows that the brain of this ancient human relative was small and shows features that are similar to our own brain and others that are closer to our ancestor shared with living chimpanzees.

Source: Peering into Little Foot’s 3.67-million-year-old brain — ScienceDaily

181 Nations Just Voted to Help Refugees. Only the Far-Right United States and Hungary Voted “No”

The Global Compact on Refugees aims to provide a better global framework to respond to the crisis

Source: 181 Nations Just Voted to Help Refugees. Only the Far-Right United States and Hungary Voted “No”

Here are 11 kinds of Bible verses Christians love to ignore

Some Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God. Then, when it suits their other purposes, they conveniently ignore the parts of the Bible that are—inconvenient.

Source: Here are 11 kinds of Bible verses Christians love to ignore | Alternet