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  • Watch: Bizarre 'Rat Worm' Filmed

    07/31/2018 1:05:50 PM PDT · by Windflier · 58 replies
    Coast to Coast AM ^ | 27 July 2018 | Unattributed
    A strange piece of footage circulating online shows a nightmarish mystery creature that resembles some kind of horrifying cross between a rat and worm. The jaw-dropping video was taken by a British woman named Bex Deen who was aghast when she noticed the oddity seemingly slithering around on her backyard porch. She subsequently posted the footage online in the hopes that someone could identify the weird creature. For those who may be understandably afraid to watch the unsettling video, the footage shows a strange creature that appears to be about five inches long and sports a tail which is nearly...
  • Fungi that live in cockroaches, oil paintings, and other bizarre places come to light in new report

    09/12/2018 6:58:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | Sep. 11, 2018 , 7:01 PM | Erik Stokstad
    Those pale button mushrooms in your supermarket hardly do justice to the diversity of fungi. The world hosts an incredible array of these important organisms—and mycologists are discovering more than 2000 new species a year, including ones that live on driftwood, bat guano, and even an oil painting. That’s according to a new report, titled State of the World’s Fungi, from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a botanical research institution in Richmond, U.K. The lavishly illustrated overview covers the usefulness of fungi (think beer, bread, and penicillin, for starters) as well as the serious threats that some fungi pose to...
  • Elusive sea cucumber dubbed the 'headless chicken monster' is caught on film [tr]

    10/22/2018 6:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2018 | Bianca Bogato
    A rare deep-sea creature dubbed the 'headless chicken monster' has been filmed for the first time by Australian researchers. The elusive Enypniastes eximia sea cucumber, which is usually only found in the Gulf of Mexico, was spotted in the Southern Ocean in the East Antarctic using camera technology developed by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). 'Some of the footage we are getting back from the cameras is breathtaking, including species we have never seen in this part of the world,' AAD Program leader Dr Dirk Welsford said.
  • 50 YEARS WITH BIGFOOT: Tennessee Chronicles of Co-Existence (part 1 of 8)

    10/18/2018 9:13:09 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 29 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sasquatch Central
    I'm not going to voice an opinion on this other than to say it makes a good break from politics and is an interesting story. If it is fake it is at least fairly well told and entertaining in a ghost story around the campfire sort of way. The only thing I'd say is this sort of creeped me out. Use the link above. The subsequent parts do no load automatically so you'll need to do a search for the others.
  • Same-sex mice have babies

    10/12/2018 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th October 2018 | James Gallagher
    Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It took a substantial feat of genetic engineering to break the rules of reproduction. The scientists said the "bimaternal" (two mammas) animals were healthy and went on to have pups of their own. But there was bad news on the all-male front. Mice with double-dads were attempted, but died within days of being born. Why even try?The researchers were trying to answer fundamental questions about why we have sex. Mammals, including us, can make babies only through sexual reproduction - aka...
  • Prehistoric art hints at lost Indian civilisation

    10/01/2018 4:59:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, October 1, 2018 | unattributed
    The rock carvings -- known as petroglyphs -- have been discovered in their thousands atop hillocks in the Konkan region of western Maharashtra. Mostly discovered in the Ratnagiri and Rajapur areas, a majority of the images etched on the rocky, flat hilltops remained unnoticed for thousands of years... animals, birds, human figures and geometrical designs are all depicted. The way the petroglyphs have been drawn, and their similarity to those found in other parts of the world, have led experts to believe that they were created in prehistoric times and are possibly among the oldest ever discovered. "Our first deduction...
  • Prehistoric peepers give vital clue in solving 300 million year old 'Tully Monster'

    04/13/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4/12/2016 | University of Leicester
    A 300 million year-old fossil mystery has been solved by a research team led by the University of Leicester, which has identified that the ancient 'Tully Monster' was a vertebrate -- due to the unique characteristics of its eyes. Tullimonstrum gregarium or as it is more commonly known the 'Tully Monster', found only in coal quarries in Illinois, Northern America, is known to many Americans because its alien-like image can be seen on the sides of large U-haul™ trailers which ply the freeways. Despite being an iconic image -- a fossil with a striped body, large tail, a pair of...
  • Prehistoric SEA MONSTER washes up on beach: ‘It’s a unique creature’

    05/07/2018 11:58:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 75 replies
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/ ^ | 5/7/18 | Charlotte Ikonen
    The bizarre creature was discovered in Island Beach State Park, New Jersey on May 4. Stephanie Hall discovered the body of the six-foot animal while she was returning from a run. She’d encountered a seal on the way out and – wanting to give it a bit more room on the way back – she went further up the beach and found the fish. “I saw this head of something scary in the sand just over a dune,” said Mrs Hall. “I thought it was bizarre and cool looking so I took some pictures.“Anyway I had no idea what it...
  • Yahoo in Gulliver’s Travels Represent 18th Century Description of Sasquatch, Researcher Says

    09/24/2018 2:18:37 PM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Sep 24, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Gulliver’s Travels is a political and social satire by Jonathan Swift, published in 1726.Part IV of this fictional work is an account of Lemuel Gulliver’s voyage to the country of the Houyhnhms, in which he discovers two animal populations.One comprises horses, the articulate Houyhnhms, and the other is a subservient humanoid group called Yahoos.“Swift gave quite a detailed description of what the Yahoos looked like, how they acted and what they ate,” said Dr. Argue, a visiting fellow in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University.“As I read about the Native American descriptions of the sasquatch...
  • Rare, mummified Ice Age wolf pup and caribou dug up in Canada

    09/16/2018 12:08:39 PM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 16, 2018 | Christopher Carbone
    Two stunningly preserved ice age mammals were unearthed by gold miners in northwest Canada and unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday. A wolf pup and a caribou calf were found by the miners in the Yukon territory in 2016 in the area's melting permaforst. It's exceedlingly rare for fur, skin and muscle tissues to be preserved in the fossil record, but all three are present on these specimens, which have radiocarbon-dated to more than 50,000 years old, reports the Guardian. The wolf pup is reportedly preserved in its entirety, including exceptional details of the head, tail, paws, skin and hair,...
  • Large Cat Sightings Continue In Monroe, Sumner Counties(suburban Nashville)

    09/13/2018 9:49:25 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 40 replies
    News channel 5 ^ | 9/12-15/18 | Conte
    WESTMORELAND, Tenn. - A string of mountain lion sightings across this area have left some residents on edge and now another sighting of the incredibly large cat has been caught on a trail camera. Eric Flitcroft owns about 70 acres of land on the edge of Macon and Sumner Counties. One of Eric’s friends uses some of the land to hunt and has a trail camera setup in the woods that is motion activated. Last week, Eric was looking through still images on the camera when in between images of deer and bobcats he spotted what wildlife official believe could...
  • The Lore Of Bigfoot Lives On At North Carolina Bigfoot Festival

    09/09/2018 12:35:37 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/9/2018 | David Ford
    Festival organizer John Bruner has led the Bigfoot 911 explorer team for years here. He says they used the juice about a year ago and finally hit pay dirt. "We were doing an expedition and I had one cross the forest service road about 30 yards from where I was at, and I got a really good look at it," Bruner says. "I've been hunting Bigfoot for 40 years and doing research — and it was just totally exhilarating for me. ... I finally got to see one after all I've went through and all the time I've spent in...
  • Scientists want to clone this extinct, frozen prehistoric horse

    09/06/2018 11:25:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 6, 2018 | James Rogers
    Scientists are analyzing the perfectly preserved remains of a prehistoric horse in a bid to clone the now-extinct animal. Recently discovered in permafrost in the Siberian region of Yakutia, the skin, hair, hooves and tail of the carcass are all preserved. The remains are estimated to be 30,000 to 40,000 years old. Experts believe that the foal was about 2 months old when it died. Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in the regional capital of Yakutsk, was surprised to see the perfect state of the find. He noted it's the best-preserved ancient foal found to date. The Siberian...
  • 'Vegetarian' shark discovery: First omnivorous species of sea predator stuns scientists

    09/06/2018 12:11:25 PM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 5, 2018 | James Rogers
    The shark, the smallest member of the hammerhead family, was studied by experts from the University of California Irvine and Florida International University. Their findings are published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The bonnethead was once thought to be solely carnivorous, with a diet of small fish, crabs, shrimp and mollusks. Scientists, however, have found that in areas where seagrass is abundant, the shark has plenty of greens in its diet. Nonetheless, it was unclear how effective the sharks were at actually digesting the seagrass nutrients. To find the answer, captive bonnetheads were fed a largely seagrass-based diet....
  • Scientists discover the world's first known omnivorous shark [tr]

    09/05/2018 8:48:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 5, 2018 | Victoria Allen
    Scientists have identified the first species of shark that is not solely carnivorous. The bonnethead shark, a smaller relative of the hammerhead, has been found to digest vast amounts of seagrass as well as meat. The shark was long thought to be a strict carnivore that occasionally ingested greens by accident, passing them through the gut without processing them properly. But in tests they proved better at digesting vegetable matter than a panda and almost as good as sea turtles, suggesting plants are a key part of their diet.
  • New Species of Pygmy Seahorse Discovered: Hippocampus japapigu

    08/29/2018 6:24:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Natali Anderson
    Seahorses are a group (genus Hippocampus) of small fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and sea dragons. These creatures are named for the shape of their head, which looks like the head of a horse.They are found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world.Unlike most other fish, seahorses are monogamous and mate for life. Pygmy seahorses of the genus Hippocampus are diminutive in size (0.5-1 inch, or 1.36-2.6 cm, long).They live in close association with octocorals, colonial hydrozoans, bryozoans, seagrass and algae.They are morphologically distinct from the more numerous and larger species (0.9-14 inches,...
  • Is the Plank Road Panther prowling west of Elgin again?

    08/20/2018 7:52:30 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8 aug 2018 | Dave Gathman
    On March 21 Mary Jo Schnell was at Burnidge Forest Preserve along Coombs Road when she found a string of paw prints 3 inches wide... The Elgin-area reports started at Thanksgiving time in 2008. Deer hunter Pat Crawford had set up a motion-activated trail camera in the back woods of Charles MacArthur's tree nursery along Plank Road west of Route 20. When he checked the film, he discovered one smudgy, underexposed picture of a beefy, catlike animal. Another caller said he had been driving to work and had seen the corpse of a large brown animal along Route 47 on...
  • Todd Standing Sasquatch Images

    08/15/2018 11:19:15 PM PDT · by waterhill · 29 replies
    Coast to Coast ^ | 8-16-2018 | Todd Standing
    Todd Standing shares Sasquatch photos related to his 8-15-18 show appearance
  • IS THIS NESSIE?

    07/30/2018 7:06:41 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 48 replies
    https://www.thesun.co ^ | 15th September 2016 | BRITTANY VONOW
    The moment that three monster-like humps rise out of the waters of Loch Ness has been captured on film by amateur photographer Ian Bremner - adding fuel to the fire that the monster really does exist.
  • 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...