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  • Elements & Country of Discovery

    08/12/2017 5:37:42 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    @Cmdr_Hadfield ^ | 7/31/17 | Cmdr Chris Hadfield
  • New Tunnel Discovered Under Ancient Pyramid

    07/09/2017 10:23:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | Heather Brady
    The tunnel was found under the Pyramid of the Moon, the second-largest structure in the ancient city (the largest is the Pyramid of the Sun), according to the International Business Times. The archaeologists who discovered it believe that it mirrors the Teotihuacans’ great monuments and may represent the underworld in the belief system of the pre-Colombian, 2,000-year-old civilization that built it (a civilization thought to pre-date the Aztecs, who later occupied the site). The tunnel is long, extending from the central square known as the Plaza de la Luna to the nearby pyramid. It is about 33 feet (10 meters)...
  • More Illegal Immigrant Voters Discovered In Philly - "Just The Tip Of The Iceberg"

    10/06/2016 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/6/2016 | tyker durden
    Over the past few weeks, we've written frequently about allegations of voter fraud from around the country. The key swing state of Virginia, in particular, seems to be a hotbed of potential corruption as evidenced by the actions of 19 year old "Young Virginia Democrat", Andrew Spieles, who allegedly acted alone to re-register a bunch of dead voters in his home state (see our post here). Then there were the efforts of Virginia's governor, and long-time Clinton confidant, Terry McAuliffe to register 200,000 felons to vote. But Virginia, isn't the only state with questionable voter registration practices. Fraudulent voter registrations...
  • New 'large and bright' dwarf planet discovered in our solar system (unnamed,700 year solar orbit)

    07/13/2016 7:24:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/11/16 | Fox News
    Using a telescope at the top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system, a body about 435 miles across that lacks a name and that researchers still know little about. The new dwarf planet, dubbed 2015 RR245, has such a huge, highly elliptical orbit that it takes an astonishing 700 Earth years to complete one trip around the sun, and it ventures over 120 times further away from the sun than our planet does. "The icy worlds beyond Neptune trace how the giant planets formed and then moved out from the Sun....
  • Wow – The Federal Cyber Breach Was Not Discovered By U.S. Govt., Was Discovered By Private Company

    06/11/2015 6:25:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-11-15 | sundance
    WASHINGTON DC – As officials of the Obama administration announced that millions of sensitive records associated with current and past federal employees and contractors had been exposed by a long-running infiltration of the networks and systems of the Office of Personnel Management on June 4, they claimed the breach had been found during a government effort to correct problems with OPM’s security. An OPM statement on the attack said that the agency discovered the breach as it had “undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture.” And a DHS spokesperson told Ars that “interagency partners” were helping the OPM...
  • Grad Rocket Launchers Discovered Next to Gaza School

    07/21/2014 9:58:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/21//14 | dfnadesk
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  • New big-headed fish species discovered in Idaho and Montana rivers

    01/30/2014 2:16:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Laura Zuckerman - Reuters
    (Reuters) - A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head and previously unknown to scientists has been found in mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana in what biologists said on Thursday marked a rare discovery. The new aquatic species is a type of freshwater sculpin, a class of fish that dwell at the bottom of cold, swiftly flowing streams throughout North America and are known for their oversized head and shoulder structure. "The discovery of a new fish is something I never thought would happen in my career because it's very rare in the United States," said Michael Young,...
  • Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?

    01/26/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · by onedoug · 26 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 3 SEP 2013 | Lisa Zyga
    Mathematics has been called the language of the universe. Scientists and engineers often speak of the elegance of mathematics when describing physical reality, citing examples such as π, E=mc2, and even something as simple as using abstract integers to count real-world objects. Yet while these examples demonstrate how useful math can be for us, does it mean that the physical world naturally follows the rules of mathematics as its "mother tongue," and that this mathematics has its own existence that is out there waiting to be discovered? This point of view on the nature of the relationship between mathematics and...
  • ‘Magic Garden’s’ long-lost Christmas special discovered in WPIX archives

    12/25/2013 3:14:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 23, 2013 | David Hinckley
    It’s a miracle on 42nd Street. The long-unseen Christmas episode of WPIX/Ch. 11’s beloved “Magic Garden” children series has magically reappeared and will air Christmas Day at 6 p.m. “We’re beyond excited,” says Rolando Pujol, executive producer of digital, who along with licensing producer Joan De Jesus discovered the show in a forgotten sub-basement at the station’s East 42nd St. offices earlier this year. The show originally aired on Dec. 13, 1981. It may have had a re-airing a year or two later, but then it disappeared. It turned up among several hundred vintage WPIX tapes in a long-ignored room,...
  • Scientific, Economic Database of Over 600,000 Asteroids- Awesome Visualization Application

    10/27/2013 4:27:10 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Asterank ^ | October 26, 2013 | Ian Webster
    I was prompted to post this asteroid database with over 600,000 asteroids that are plotted on this amazing visualization program in response to viewing sunkenciv's repost of the article originally posted February, 26, 2011 by LibWhacker. Record number of Near Earth asteroids discovered Urban Astronomer ^ | 2/26/11 | Allen Versfeld Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:59:15 PM by LibWhacker Reposted by Sunkenciv October 27, 2013 Free Republic:October 27, 2013:Record number of Near Earth Asteroids DiscoveredAsterank is a scientific and economic database of over 600,000 asteroids. We've collected, computed, or inferred important data such as asteroid mass and composition...
  • You can help name newly discovered planets, if you follow the rules

    08/16/2013 10:55:42 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    The Verge ^ | 8/15/13 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
    For decades, the names given to newly discovered planets have almost always failed to live up to the excitement these celestial finds represent. (Take for example forgettable monikers such as CFBDSIR2149, HD 189733b, 55 Cancri e, and Kepler-69c.) The organization that oversee's the naming of new planets, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), knows that these titles are the opposite of cool and catchy. And thankfully, something is being done about it — the IAU is moving away from leaving selective working groups to name planets and opening up the process to the public. Unsurprisingly, there are a few rules that...
  • Canoeist praised for ‘changing the map of Canada’ after dramatic encounter with unknown waterfalls

    08/01/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | 7/31/13 | Jake Edmiston
    Aerial photographs from the 1950s didn’t prepare Adam Shoalts for what he was about to encounter. The self-dubbed “modern explorer” was canoeing a stretch of little-known whitewater rapids just south of Hudson Bay when the river started to disappear in front of him. Courtesy: Adam Shoalts “I’ve discovered a waterfall and now I’m about to go straight over it,” Mr. Shoalts thought. “This is not good.” He tried to back paddle, but the current was too swift. And then, “It’s past the point of no return.” The current pivoted his canoe sideways, sending him down the 12-metre waterfall. As he...
  • New Species of Galaxy Discovered Glowing from Light of Monster Black Holes

    12/11/2012 8:09:58 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 12/5/12
    A new galaxy class has been identified using observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), the Gemini South telescope, and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Nicknamed “green bean galaxies” because of their unusual appearance, these galaxies glow in the intense light emitted from the surroundings of monster black holes and are amongst the rarest objects in the Universe. Many galaxies have a giant black hole at their center that causes the gas around it to glow. However, in the case of green bean galaxies, the entire galaxy is glowing, not just the centre. These new observations reveal the largest and brightest...
  • Ancient statue discovered by Nazis is made from (Chinga) meteorite

    09/27/2012 1:19:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/27/12 | Matt McGrath - BBC
    An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite. Researchers say the 1,000-year-old object with a swastika on its stomach is made from a rare form of iron with a high content of nickel. They believe it is part of the Chinga meteorite, which crashed about 15,000 years ago. The findings appear in the Journal, Meteoritics and Planetary Science. The 24cm (9-inch) tall statue is 10kg (22lb) and is called the Iron Man. Origins unknown The story of this priceless object owes more perhaps to an Indiana...
  • Bones of John The Baptist Possibly Discovered

    06/16/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT · by Aliska · 36 replies
    ABC News Online ^ | June 16, 2012 | Russell Goldman
    A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. (Photo Included in article)
  • Fluorescent Millipedes Discovered on Alcatraz

    03/22/2012 12:39:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Bay Citizen ^ | 3/21/12 | John Upton
    Millipedes that glow under black lights have been discovered for the first time on Alcatraz. “There are other millipedes out there that are bioluminescent — they give off their own light,” said Bob Kimsey, an entomology professor at the University of California, Davis, who is investigating whether the fluorescent millipedes are a newly discovered subspecies of Xystocheir dissecta, a species found in the Bay Area and elsewhere. ..
  • 300 million year old fossilized forest discovered under coal mine in China

    02/22/2012 4:01:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    ZME Science ^ | 2/21/12
    There’s some good coming off China’s extensive coal exploitation (the nation holds the top place for most pollutant emissions resulting from burning coal), as recent mining activities around Wuda in Inner Mongolia, China, has uncovered an almost perfectly preserved 298 million year-old forest. The forest, which also features intact trees with leaves, branches, trunk and cones, was buried by volcanic ash, and thus kept away from time’s unforgiving touch. The researchers dubbed the forest the “Pompeii of the Permian period, since the manner in which it was preserved bared a striking resemblance to the famous Roman namesake event. The volcanic...
  • See the Purple Squirrel Discovered in Pennsylvania!

    02/08/2012 2:49:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/8/12 | jonathan m. seidl
    The odd creature was discovered by Percy and Connie Emert in Jeresey Shore, PA on Sunday. “We have bird feeders out in our yard, and the squirrels are constantly into them,” Connie told Accuweather.com. “My husband traps them and then sets them free elsewhere so they don’t get into your bird feeders.” She said she had seen the little creature on the property before, but no one would believe her. “I kept telling my husband I saw a purple one out in the yard. ‘Oh sure you did’ he kept telling me,” she added. “Well, he checked the trap around...
  • Huge Crack Discovered in Antarctic Glacier (part of a natural process)

    11/02/2011 7:37:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 11/2/11 | OurAmazingPlanet Staff Space.com
    A huge, emerging crack has been discovered in one of Antarctica's glaciers, with a NASA plane mission providing the first-ever detailed airborne measurements of a major iceberg breakup in progress. NASA's Operation Ice Bridge, the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown, is in the midst of its third field campaign from Punta Arenas, Chile. .. The glaciers of the Antarctic, and Greenland, Ice Sheets, commonly birth icebergs that break off from the main ice streams where they flow in to the sea, a process called calving. The crack was found in c, which last calved a significant...
  • Giant Amoebas Discovered in Deepest Ocean Trench

    10/21/2011 9:39:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    Gigantic amoebas have been found in the Mariana Trench, the deepest region on Earth. During a July 2011 voyage to the Pacific Ocean chasm, researchers with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and National Geographic engineers deployed untethered landers, called dropcams, equipped with digital video and lights to explore the largely mysterious region of the deep sea. The team documented the deepest known existence of xenophyophores, single-celled animals exclusively found in deep-sea environments. Xenophyophores are noteworthy for their size, with individual cells often exceeding 4 inches (10 centimeters), their extreme abundance on the seafloor and their role as...