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  • Scientists Find Lemmings Die as Dinners, Not Suicides

    10/31/2003 5:45:48 AM PST · by OESY · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2003 | CAROL KAESUK YOON
    For centuries, people have puzzled over lemmings, the northern rodents whose populations surge and crash so quickly and so regularly that they inspired an enduring myth: that lemmings commit mass suicide when their numbers grow too large, eagerly pitching themselves off cliffs to their death in a foamy sea. Scientists debunked that notion decades ago. But they have never been certain what causes the rapid boom-and-bust cycles that gave rise to it. Now, in a study of collared lemmings in Greenland, being published today in the journal Science, a team of European researchers report that the reason has nothing to...
  • Mystery extinct ape discovered in ancient Chinese imperial tomb

    06/23/2018 4:26:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 6/22/18 | Mark Molloy
    An entirely new species of ape has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in central China. The remains of the now-extinct gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, were found in a burial chamber in Shaanxi Province that dates back around 2,300 years. Researchers believe it may be the first ape species to have perished as a direct result of human activities such as hunting. “All of the world’s apes - chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons - are threatened with extinction today due to human activities, but no ape species were thought to have become extinct as a result...
  • Panther attacks and later kills a cat right on the front porch in South Florida

    06/03/2018 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 66 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/3/18 | liveleak
    This house is located in a woody area outside of the city of Naples, where lots of wild animals walk around, like bears and panthers. Keep your pets safe if you live in an area like this!Video here. Action ends at 0:30.
  • Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

    05/29/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 77 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 28, 2018 | Marlowe Hood
    Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge? ------- The study's most startling result, perhaps, is that nine out of 10 species on Earth today, including humans, came into being 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. "This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could," Thaler told AFP.
  • Mammoth Discoveries on No. Norfolk Coast ‘Could Be Bigger Than the Legend of the Loch Ness Monster’

    05/14/2017 11:05:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Eastern Daily Press ^ | 15 May 2017 | Ally McGilvray
    Mammoth discoveries on the North Norfolk coast could be bigger than the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, if marketed properly, according to a local tourism operator. Louise O’Shea, who runs the Beach Cafe in West Runton, spoke out after North Norfolk District Council missed out on £2 million from the Coastal Community Fund to rebrand a stretch of coastline, between Weybourne and Sea Palling, the Deep History Coast. She explained that the mystery of Nessie attracts around one million visitors to the shores of Loch Ness, in the Scottish Highlands, every year and is estimated to be worth around...
  • Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

    05/23/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 05/23/2018 | (Reporting by Ana de Liz; editing by Stephen Addison
    LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for monitoring marine life like whales and sharks. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large...
  • Loch Ness Monster FOUND? Mystery ‘sea creature’ spotted in freezing lake

    01/04/2018 1:44:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 29th December 2017 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    THE Loch Ness Monster may have been found – but a little far from home.Footage captured the moment what appears to be a huge sea creature in the Great Prespa Lake – a massive body of water shared by Albania, Greece and Macedonia. The viral video shows “Nessie” poking its long neck out of the water before ducking back down. Many viewers have been wondering whether the mythical beast has gone on holiday away from its usual home in Scotland’s Loch Ness. And it could even be a trip it’s made before as a similar giant sea creature was spotted...
  • Loch Ness Monster redux? 'Dinosaur-like-creature' reportedly spotted in North Carolina lake

    07/13/2017 5:59:48 PM PDT · by ETL · 57 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 13, 2017
    A 35-year-old man from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina has reportedly spotted a "dinosaur-like, creature in a man-made lake. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, reported his findings to CryptoZoology.com, a website that reports on strange occurences. “I was on a boat with my friends,” the man told the website. “We where near the lakes main channel when we saw something splashing around in the water.” While boating on the man-made Lake Norman, the man, along with several of his friends spotted the creature, describing it as “splashing around in the water." He noted it was around 10-feet-long and reminded...
  • Fisherman land gargantuan 12-foot oarfish

    05/26/2018 11:10:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | May 25, 2018 | Ben Hooper
    A group of Vietnamese fishermen said they were surprised when their nets snared a massive oarfish measuring more than 12 feet long. Xuan Quy and Thanh Hoa said they were out fishing with a friend Tuesday off the coast of Thanh Hoa Province when they pulled in their nets and discovered they had ensnared an oarfish measuring about 12 feet, 9 inches long. The fishermen said it was the first time they have caught an oarfish. They said it is rare to encounter oarfish because they generally live in deeper waters than their fishing nets can reach.
  • Strange wolf-like animal killed in Montana puzzles wildlife officials

    05/26/2018 6:43:37 PM PDT · by ETL · 121 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | May 25, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    A large wolf-like animal shot and killed in Montana has wildlife officials and social media wondering what it was. A rancher shot the gray-haired beast on May 16 when it ventured too close to his livestock in Denton. The rancher reported that he killed a wolf but wolf specialists looked at photos of the animal and doubted it was a purebred wolf, ABCFoxMontana reported. “The canine teeth were too shot, the front paws too small and claws on the front paw were too long,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Bruce Auchly said in a news release Thursday. “Nevertheless, social...
  • Large predators once hunted to near-extinction are showing up in unexpected places

    05/07/2018 8:14:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    In recent years, sightings of large predators in places where conventional wisdom says they "shouldn't be" have increased, in large part because local populations, once hunted to near-extinction, are rebounding—thanks to conservation. Many observers have hypothesized that as these populations recover the predators are expanding their ranges and colonizing new habitats in search of food. A Duke University-led paper published today in the journal Current Biology suggests otherwise. It finds that, rather than venturing into new and alien habitats for the first time, alligators, sea otters and many other large predators—marine and terrestrial species alike—are re-colonizing ecosystems that used to...
  • Woman Claims She Saw Bigfoot; Sues California to Prove It

    02/26/2018 4:40:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Friday, February 16, 2018 | Rob McMillan
    A Crestline woman said she spotted a sasquatch in the San Bernardino mountains and filed a lawsuit to prove it. "If they wanted to hurt us that day they could have," Claudia Ackley said. "We were right there." Ackley was hiking a trail in Blue Jay with her two daughters on March 17, 2017, between 6:30 and 7 p.m. She said her daughters noticed it first. "They're standing right there frozen looking at something," Ackley said. She believes they were looking at Bigfoot. "He looked like a Neanderthal man with a lot of hair," Ackley said. "About 800 pounds. I...
  • David Barash’s Proposal — Something Wicked This Way Comes

    03/13/2018 7:22:16 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 12 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 10, 2018 | Ann Gauger
    David Barash’s Proposal — Something Wicked This Way Comes Ann Gauger March 10, 2018 If you want to see something creepy, read the article in Nautilus by David Barash, that Wesley Smith and Richard Weikart have already noted. The face that stares out is a chimp/human chimera, thankfully still fictional. But if David Barash, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington, has his way, chimeras will soon be a reality.Human/animal chimeras are not new. Human pluripotent stem cells have been added to mouse, cow, and pig embryos already, and the results were published in the journal Cell in...
  • Mystery of three-fingered skeletal remains (trunc)

    03/12/2018 10:14:39 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 77 replies
    msn.com.au ^ | March13, 2019 | Kelly-Ann Mills
    ... discovered beside baby mummy as tests 'reveal they are NOT human' Could they be aliens? Mystery of three-fingered skeletons as tests 'reveal they’re NOT human' Bizarre skeletal remains with just three fingers and three toes have been found in Peru alongside a nine-month-old baby mummy. The mysterious remains have been named Maria by a research team. Tests reportedly reveal that Maria is humanoid - because she does have 23 chromosomes - but she does have a number of things that mean she is not human. Professor Konstantin Korotkov, from the Russian National Research University says he has also seen...
  • Could this giant polar bear skull be the legendary 'weasel bear'?

    02/27/2017 8:36:13 AM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    ADN ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | Yereth Rosen
    Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving and lithe: "tiriarnaq" or "tigiaqpak," meaning "weasel bear." Now the thawing and rapidly eroding Chukchi Sea coastal permafrost has produced evidence that one of these legendary weasel bears — or some other strange kind of bear — roamed Arctic Alaska centuries ago. A huge, fully intact and unusually shaped polar bear skull emerged in 2014 from an eroding archaeological site about 13 miles southwest of Utqiaġvik (Barrow). It is one of the biggest polar bear...
  • Renowned B.C.-based Sasquatch researcher dies from cancer

    01/24/2018 2:38:33 AM PST · by Oratam · 15 replies
    CTV News ^ | January 19, 2018 | CTV Vancouver Island
    Dr. John Bindernagel, a wildlife biologist, passed away Wednesday night after losing his battle with cancer.[snip]"It's a huge loss. We can't forget those two books, you know? That's his legacy to his wife Joan and his kids and his grandchildren, but it's also a legacy to everyone," said Thomas Sewid. "He knows, like I do and others, that these things exist."
  • Mystery 3,000-year-old castle spotted underwater

    11/22/2017 4:28:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Daily star ^ | 22NOV17 | Christine Younan
    BOFFINS have discovered the ruins of a 3,000-year old castle underwater – and believe they have finally found what they’ve been looking for. Archaeologists who have been searching Lake Van – the second largest lake in Turkey – for decades have discovered what they believe is a lost city. The castle is thought to be an Iron Age relic of the Urartu civilisation – also called the Kingdom of Van – which lived in the area from the 6th to the 9th century BC. The remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and a team...
  • A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

    11/22/2017 7:55:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 21 NOV 2017 | MICHELLE STARR
    Sometimes legends are true. Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake Van in Turkey. After a decade of searching the Middle East's second largest lake, the home of a lost kingdom has been found hundreds of metres beneath the surface. Archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University announced the incredible discovery - a vast 3,000-year-old castle preserved deep within the lake in amazing condition. The researchers worked closely with an independent team of divers to find their prize. Lost underwater cities and castles are a popular motif...
  • The Fairy Investigation Society

    12/28/2017 10:25:16 PM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies
    Fortean Times Magazine ^ | 29DEC17 | Simon Young
    The Fairy Investigation Society, dedicated to tracking down modern accounts of the Little People, must rank as one of the strangest British organisations ever to come into being. SIMON YOUNG tells the story of this curious enterprise through five key episodes – from a Fairy Census to a tabloid scandal – in its eccentric and largely forgotten history.1. SLEIGH AND CRAUFURD MEET (1927)It was the kind of moment over which flies queue up for wall space. Two of the most eccentric men in Britain in one room – and they had come to talk about fairies. On the one...
  • More than 100 new species discovered in Mekong region

    12/21/2017 8:48:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.pakistantoday.com.pk ^ | 12/21/2017 | Staff
    BANGKOK: A Vietnamese ‘crocodile lizard’ and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said. The Southeast Asian countries flanking the Mekong river, which snakes down from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea, are among the most biodiverse in the world. Each year scientists announce scores of new species discovered in the region, which includes Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. But there are fears that many more species could die out before they are found in...