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2009-06-23 10:33:59

Scientists are warning that a new form of unregulated whaling has emerged along the coastlines of Japan and South Korea, where the commercial sale of whales killed as fisheries "bycatch" is threatening coastal stocks of minke whales and other protected species. Scott Baker, associate director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, says DNA analysis of whale-meat products sold in Japanese markets suggests that the number of whales actually killed through this "bycatch...

2009-05-03 17:20:47

The Kansas City Royals used a five-run seventh inning that featured a three-run homer by Jose Guillen Sunday to overcome Minnesota 7-5. Twins pitcher Scott Baker (0-4) had a 4-0 lead and had not given up a hit until the Royals got five off him in the seventh. The rally included a two-run double by Alberto Callaspo. Michael Cuddyer drove in a pair of runs and Justin Morneau had three hits, including two doubles, for Minnesota. Gil Meche (2-2) was the winner, allowing four runs and seven hits...

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2009-04-02 11:53:25

Minnesota pitcher Scott Baker, who was to have started Opening Day for the Twins, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. The Twins said the roster move was retroactive to March 28. Pitcher Boof Bonser and catcher Joe Mauer were also placed in the 15-day disabled list. Baker, a right-hander, had been announced as the starting pitcher for Minnesota's season opener Monday against the Seattle Mariners. But stiffness in his right shoulder during an outing Wednesday against Triple-A...

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2008-12-15 13:25:00

Research suggests that the bizarre teeth of male beaked whales have evolved to help females choose their mates. Apparently, the males use the two teeth on the outside of their jaws not for eating, but for scratching each other. DNA analysis shows the teeth probably evolved as secondary sexual traits to help females select males of the right species, scientists said. Beaked whales make up the least known group of whales or dolphins. They spend most of their time deep in the ocean foraging for...

2006-09-02 19:48:51

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 6-1 in a rain-shortened game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, keeping them in the hunt for a wild card spot. Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and Scott Baker pitched five strong innings for the Twins, who had lost four of their last five games in a faltering AL wild card bid. Umpires called the game in the bottom of the eighth inning after a 44-minute rain delay. The Yankees remain eight games ahead of Boston in the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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