Whatever You Do, Don’t Peck A Fight: Prehistoric Penguin Was Almost As Tall As Man
The 34-million-year old remains of a giant penguin that would have been 4.7 feet tall, found by schoolkids on a fossil-hunting trip, is of a previously unknown species, scientists have revealed. The fossilized remains of K. waewaeroa (right), with an illustration (top left) and a size comparison with a modern-day emperor penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri (bottom left). (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology/Zenger)The researchers used 3D scans to learn more about the ancient creature. (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology/Zenger)“Kairuku waewaeroa is emblematic for so many reasons. “The way the fossil penguin was discovered, by children out discovering nature, reminds us of the importance of encouraging future generations to become kaitiaki [guardians],” he said.thewestsidegazette.com
Herbert leads Chargers to 39-29 victory over Jaguars
More importantly for Herbert, was that first win as an NFL starting quarterback despite Los Angeles blowing another large lead. The Chargers jumped to a 16-0 second-quarter lead but squandered a double-digit advantage for the fourth time in five games. James Robinson led Jacksonville with 119 rushing yards on 22 carries and a touchdown. After Michael Badgley's 35-yard field goal on the opening drive, rookie Joe Reed scored his first NFL touchdown on a 7-yard jet sweep around right end. It was the Chargers' first rushing touchdown since Herbert in Week 2 against Kansas City.