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Dinosaurs Studied To Test Cope's Rule
2012-11-03 06:05:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before noted paleontologist and ichthyologist Edward Cope passed away in 1897, he had devised a theory that has, to this day, its proponents and detractors. His theory, known today as Cope´s Rule, stated that animals will, in their own voyage through the process of evolution, grow ever larger. This evolutionary trend has been noted across the animal kingdom. Researchers from the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) want to...

2008-10-20 18:00:19

U.S. actress Whoopi Goldberg has agreed to be a guest star on the new 1970s-set cop drama "Life on Mars," ABC said Monday. Goldberg, who won an Oscar for her work in the movie "Ghost," is now the moderator on the TV talk show "The View." She will play Disc Jockey Brother Lovebutter in the Nov. 6 episode of "Mars," now in its first season. The network described the installment as being about how a "racial war is sparked when a young African-American girl is brutally murdered and Sam...

2008-10-13 06:00:30

By Andrew Eato THERE is something faintly ridiculous about America's insular habit of remaking foreign films and TV programmes, especially when - like Life on Mars, the US version of which has just started on ABC - they were in English in the first place so they don't even need subtitles. Some adaptations, at least, raise the game and the budget - Traffic, for example. But what, exactly, was the point of making a US version of The Office, when the result is more or less the same as the...

2008-10-09 03:00:26

In America, of course, 16 episodes isn't even an entire season. So obviously, there'll be some busking when it comes to explaining why Sam has become an unwilling time traveler. In the meantime, he must make sense of the culture shock of '70 s mores. Police brutality is a casual pastime. Cell phones don't yet exist, he's a little slow on the uptake to realize. And police forensics is primitive, if it exists at all. His new colleagues are decidedly old-school. His boss, Lt. Gene Hunt...

2008-10-09 00:00:27

By Frazier Moore NEW YORK -- All comfortably familiar by cop-show standards, "Life on Mars" begins with NYPD Detective Sam Tyler nabbing a murder suspect, who then gets a grilling from him at the precinct house. He takes a phone call in the age-old squad room, which lately has been upgraded with computers and a splash of color on the walls. But about seven minutes into the episode, viewers are struck by something unexpected. Tyler, too: He's the victim of a hit-and-run - - and, after...

2008-10-07 06:00:31

By Gary Levin There's a second life for Life on Mars, the BBC drama about a modern-day detective who, after an accident, abruptly finds himself on the beat in 1973. ABC took a quick shine to the show when it premiered in 2006 and began developing an American version with producer David E. Kelley (Boston Legal), who already had acquired rights to it. The series, premiering Thursday (10 p.m. ET/PT), had plenty of hiccups along the way. Dublin-born Jason O'Mara stars as Sam Tyler, who...

2008-07-28 12:00:46

By KIRSTY WILKIE MOVIE tough guy Harvey Keitel has taken the role of Detective Gene Hunt in the upcoming US remake of Life On Mars. Hunt's character will remain a tough-talking, iron-fisted head of department, though the show is being given a strong New York City feel and a plot shake-up. Brooklyn-born Keitel - nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1991 hit Bugsy - is taking over the role from Colm Meaney after the setting was moved from Los Angeles. Hunt - played by Philip...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By James Rampton TELEVISION BONEKICKERS Make no bones about it, Life on Mars creators Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah have that magic touch. James Rampton finds out about the writer's latest programme It was when they were strolling down Oxford Street in central London during the first series of BBC1's Life on Mars two years ago that Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, the creators of that memorable time-travel drama, realised they had a major hit on their hands. Pharaoh takes up the...

2008-07-04 00:00:17

LIFE On Mars's Gene Hunt was yesterday named the nation's favourite TV hero. The non-PC policeman in the 1970s-style BBC series topped a poll to find our favourites. And actor Philip Glenister's co-star in the show, John Simm, was named top TV villain for his role as Doctor Who's nemesis The Master. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in 24 and David Tennant as Doctor Who completed the top three of the nation's best loved TV heroes. Simm saw off James Gandolfini's mob boss Tony Soprano...

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2006-01-23 08:50:00

NASA -- Biologists have long believed that bigger is better when it comes to body size, since many lineages of animals, from horses to dinosaurs, have evolved into larger species over time. But a study published this week by two biologists at the University of California, San Diego in an early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that maxim, known as "Cope's Rule," may be only partly true. The scientists found that populations of tiny crustaceans...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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