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  • Top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2016

    12/16/2016 11:00:24 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | December 16th, 2016 | Heritage Daily
    2016 has revealed an amazing array of archaeological discoveries, pushing the boundaries of scientific research and our understanding of the past. The following list represents 10 of the most exciting announcements across the year. 1 – Bronze Age stilt houses unearthed in East Anglian Fens Archaeologists have revealed exceptionally well-preserved Bronze Age dwellings during a series of excavations throughout the year at Must Farm quarry in the East Anglian fens that is providing an extraordinary insight into domestic life 3,000 years ago.
  • Swedish and Greek Archaeologists Discover Unknown City in Greece

    12/15/2016 1:52:25 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 16 replies
    University of Gothenburg ^ | December 12th, 2016 | University of Gothenburg
    Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have begun exploring a previously unknown ancient city at a village called Vlochós, five hours north of Athens. The archaeological remains are scattered on and around the Strongilovoúni hill on the great Thessalian plains and can be dated to several historical periods
  • Unexplained Stone Structures Found Off Australia’s Coast

    09/14/2016 7:49:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 09/10/2016 | Brett Tingley
    Archeologists with the University of Western Australia have discovered a mysterious set of stone structures not far from the Dampier Archipelago in northwestern Australia. If current theories about the structures are confirmed, they could potentially rewrite much of Western Australia’s early history, not to mention human history. ... The structures are a set of rooms cut into stone, some of which display evidence of early agricultural practices such as grinding seeds and storing shells. This find could change current thinking about civilizations of the time, which were previously believed to have been hunter-gatherer groups. ... The Dampier Archipelago formed around...
  • ‘Star Trek’s new lead is a woman, like its best captain ever

    08/11/2016 9:59:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2016 | 4:55pm | Johnny Oleksinski
    To boldly go . . . back to 1995! Wednesday at a Television Critics Association panel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Bryan Fuller, executive producer of “Star Trek: Discovery” (premiering in January on CBS, then airing on CBS All Access), revealed that a woman will be the new show’s main character. But this isn’t the typical self-righteous Hollywood back-slappery that launched a thousand Medium.com essays. Nor is it the Girl Power! casting of summer’s “Ghostbusters” flop, nor the newly announced all-female “Ocean’s Eight” caper. “Star Trek” has always done diversity the right way.
  • Clinton Email Case Update? (Weekly Update) [Statement on Comey]

    07/09/2016 10:26:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Seeks Testimony of Hillary Clinton FBI Director Undermines the Rule of Law Comey’s FBI Helped Convict Navy Reservist who “Handled Classified Materials Inappropriately” Judicial Watch Seeks Testimony of Hillary Clinton First the good news, the FBI/Justice Department cover-up won’t derail Judicial Watch’s independent effort to get at the truth about the Clinton email scandal. In fact, a few hours ago we submitted to a federal court judge a request for permission to depose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. We also asked permission to depose the Director of Office of Correspondence and Records of the Executive Secretariat...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court for Additional Discovery: Seeks Testimony of Hillary Clinton

    07/08/2016 1:10:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it submitted a request for permission to depose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; the Director of Office of Correspondence and Records of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-CRM”) Clarence Finney; and the former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”) John Bentel. Today’s request arises in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about the...
  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin...

    06/29/2016 1:26:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin Deposition Testimony (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton throughout her four years as secretary of state and who also had an email account on the clintonemail.com system. The deposition transcript is available here. Abedin testified it was Clinton’s decision to use her non-state.gov email; to her knowledge that only Hillary Clinton, Abedin and Chelsea Clinton had accounts on the clintonemail.com system; and that the clintonemail.com system may have interfered...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Karin Lang,...

    06/09/2016 1:07:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 9, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Karin Lang, Director, Executive Secretariat Staff (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Karin Lang, director of executive secretariat staff and designated representative for the State Department. The Lang transcript is available here . Lang was designated by the State Department as its 30(b)(6) witness. A 30(b)(6) witness is assigned to provide the agency’s testimony on the Clinton email issue. Lang testified that key State Department federal recordkeeping officials did not know that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Amb. Stephen...

    06/06/2016 2:02:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 6, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Amb. Stephen Mull, Former Executive Secretary for State Department (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Stephen D. Mull, executive secretary of the State Department from June 2010 to October 2012, who suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be issued a State Department BlackBerry, which would protect her identity and would also be subject to FOIA requests. The Mull transcript is availablehere. Amb. Mull now serves as the State Department’s lead coordinator for Iran nuclear implementation. Amb. Mull’s testimony and...
  • Federal Judge Orders Clinton IT Witness To Produce Reported Immunity Agreement, Legal Basis for...

    06/03/2016 5:09:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 3, 2016
    Full title: Federal Judge Orders Clinton IT Witness To Produce Reported Immunity Agreement, Legal Basis for Fifth Amendment Claims (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that a court order was issued by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan requiring Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton State Department IT official who reportedly provided support for the Clinton email system, to produce to the court his reported immunity agreement and the legal basis for the Fifth Amendment claims he planned to assert in Judicial Watch’s discovery into the Clinton email system. The order delays Mr. Pagliano’s deposition, which had been scheduled for Monday, June 6....
  • Clinton IT aide to plead Fifth in email case

    06/01/2016 4:19:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    The man believed to have set up and maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server will assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refuse to answer questions as part of an open records lawsuit against the State Department. Bryan Pagliano will decline to answer questions from Judicial Watch, the conservative legal watchdog group, during a deposition scheduled for Monday, his lawyers wrote in a court filing on Wednesday afternoon. The move forecloses the possibility that Pagliano would break his months of silence about the server issue, even as scrutiny has intensified on his role. Pagliano’s lawyers told Judicial Watch more...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Dep...

    05/31/2016 1:45:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 31, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Deposition Testimony (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Cheryl D. Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff throughout her four years as secretary of state. Though instructed by her attorney not to answer several questions, the transcript is available here. Mills was deposed last week as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in response to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, non-government...
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Hillary Clinton Should Testify Under Oath (Weekly Update)

    05/21/2016 11:22:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 20, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Begins Discovery in Clinton Email Matter Judicial Watch Seeks Hillary Clinton Testimony Pakistani with Fake Ecuadorean Passport Enters U.S. via Mexico Multiple Times Judicial Watch Begins Discovery in Clinton Email Matter Our investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system entered a significant new phase this week. We announced a schedule of depositions of her top aides, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, as well as top State Department official Patrick Kennedy, and former State IT employee Bryan Pagliano. Their testimony is about the creation and operation of Clinton’s non-government email system. The first witness, Lewis...
  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudičre, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • Obama White House showed ‘bad faith’ in global-warming case, judge rules

    05/09/2016 12:28:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Third rebuke of administration’s transparency this yearThe White House showed “bad faith” in how it handled an open-records request for global warming data, a federal court ruled Monday, issuing yet another stinging rebuke to the administration for showing a lack of transparency. For President Obama, who vowed to run the most transparent government in U.S. history, Judge Amit P. Mehta’s ruling granting legal “discovery” in an open-records case — the third time this year a judge has ordered discovery — is an embarrassing black eye. In this most recent case, the Competitive Enterprise Institute was trying to force the White...
  • Federal Judge Grants ‘Discovery’ in Clinton Email Case Judge cites ‘evidence of government

    03/29/2016 3:21:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/29/16 | Alana Goodman
    A second federal judge has granted discovery to a watchdog group seeking records from Hillary Clinton’s State Department, an unusual move that gives new credibility to claims that State officials intentionally evaded public records laws. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued the ruling on Tuesday in response to a 2014 lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which has been suing the State Department for documents related to the Benghazi attack. Judge Lamberth cited “evidence of government wrong-doing” while issuing the decision. “[W]here there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith, as here, limited discovery is appropriate,...
  • Reactor Data Hint At Existence Of Fourth Neutrino

    03/22/2016 10:11:28 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    MyInforms - Science News ^ | 3-22-2016 | Ron Cowen
    Ron Cowen 3-22-2016 In tunnels deep inside a granite mountain at Daya Bay, a nuclear reactor facility some 55 kilometers from Hong Kong, sensitive detectors are hinting at the existence of a new form of neutrino, one of nature’s most ghostly and abundant elementary particles.Neutrinos, electrically neutral particles that sense only gravity and the weak nuclear force, interact so feebly with matter that 100 trillion zip unimpeded through your body every second. They come in three known types: electron, muon and tau. The Daya Bay results suggest the possibility that a fourth, even more ghostly type of neutrino exists —...
  • Judicial Watch Submits Proposed Witness List, Discovery Plan to Federal Court in Clinton Email...

    03/15/2016 11:27:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 15, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Submits Proposed Witness List, Discovery Plan to Federal Court in Clinton Email Matter (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today filed a plan for “ narrowly tailored discovery” into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email matter with a federal court. Judicial Watch’s discovery plan seeks the testimony of eight current and former State Department officials, including top State Department official Patrick Kennedy, former State IT employee Bryan Pagliano, and Clinton’s two top aides at the State Department: Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. Judicial Watch’s plan says that “based on information learned during discovery, the deposition of...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Grants Discovery on Clinton Email Issue

    02/23/2016 11:48:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 23, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Will Seek Testimony from Current and Former Obama Administration Officials(Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced that District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan todaygrantedJudicial Watch's motion for discovery into whether the State Department and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deliberately thwarted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for six years. The developments come in a Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about Clinton's separate email records (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363))....
  • NASA's Mars Rover Found Mysterious Growths On Mars That Could Be The Biggest Discovery In Science

    02/05/2016 12:46:49 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    BI ^ | 2-5-2016
    NASA's Spirit Mars Rover Found Mysterious Growths On Mars That Could Be The Biggest Discovery In Science Jennifer Deal February 5, 2016 Four billion years ago, Mars looked a lot like Earth does today. So it's not surprising that a team of scientists believe that they may have discovered the first signs of ancient alien life on the planet.(click to the site to see the video)
  • HGTV, Fox News Among Only Top Cable Networks to Boost Ratings This Year

    12/19/2015 11:31:07 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Joe Flint
    Among the top 10 cable networks in terms of prime-time viewers, only Fox News Channel, HGTV and Discovery Channel are on track to finish 2015 on an upswing. Among the top channels taking big hits this year are TNT, off 16% in viewers, and History, which is experiencing a decline of 20%. Even AMC, home of "The Walking Dead" and the last season of "Mad Men," is down 2%. Not every news channel got a boost from politics. Al Jazeera America finished 99th in prime-time rankings with an average of just 28,000 viewers.
  • True and False Guilt [Attack on Columbus Day is an attack on God Sovereignty and Christianity]

    10/12/2015 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Wordpress.com ^ | 10/12/2010 | Bill Randles
    Another Columbus day has come and gone and those who resent Western Civilisation have used the occasion to try to shame us into a state of collective guilt for being happy about the discovery of the New World. Tongue in cheek indeed, they mockingly say that the way to celebrate the day Columbus set foot on an island in the Caribbean, would be to take someone else’s house, or to give them a case of smallpox. There are many who are even calling for October 11 to become a national day of mourning for what Europeans have done to indigenous...
  • Poland looking into report of Nazi treasure train found

    08/19/2015 12:38:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reuters-UK ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alexandra Hamilton
    Two people in Poland say they have found a Nazi German train cloaked in mystery since it was rumoured to have gone missing near the end of World War Two while carrying away gems and guns ahead of advancing Soviet Red Army forces. Local authorities in Poland’s southwestern district of Walbrzych said they had been contacted by a law firm representing a Pole and a German who said they had located the train and were seeking 10 percent of the value of the findings. “Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this,” Marika Tokarska, an...
  • Astronomers Discover a New Class of Freakishly Dense, Compact Galaxies

    08/04/2015 9:56:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    io9 ^ | 7/28/15 | George Dvorsky
    Imagine what our night sky would look like if its stellar density was a million times greater than it is now. Remarkably, such places actually exist: They’re called “Ultracompact Dwarfs,” and astronomers are calling them an entirely new kind of galaxy. Undergraduate astronomy students Michael Sandoval and Richard Vo from San José University discovered a pair of record-breaking compact galaxies buried within data contained in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. These exotic objects are similar to ordinary globular clusters, but upwards of a hundred to a thousand times brighter. Advertisement Image: The two ultra-dense compact galaxies were discovered orbiting...
  • Did China discover AMERICA? Ancient Chinese script carved into rocks may prove Asians lived in New W

    07/09/2015 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    The discovery of the Americas has for centuries been credited to the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, but ancient markings carved into rocks around the US could require history to be rewritten. Researchers have discovered ancient scripts that suggest Chinese explorers may have discovered America long before Europeans arrived there. They have found pictograms etched into the rocks around the country that appear to belong of an ancient Chinese script. John Ruskamp, a retired chemist and amateur epigraph researcher from Illinois, discovered the unusual markings while walking in the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, He claims they indicate ancient people from...
  • Small cosmic 'fish' points to big haul for SKA Pathfinder

    07/06/2015 8:58:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-06-2015 | Provided by Royal Astronomical Society
    CSIRO's Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope. Credit: CSIRO A wisp of cosmic radio waves, emitted before our solar system was born, shows that a new radio telescope will be able to detect galaxies other telescopes can't. The work, led by Dr James Allison of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, was announced today (6 July) at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, north Wales. The finding was one of the first made with CSIRO's Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a new radio telescope 300 kilometres inland from the Western Australian town of Geraldton. The discovery...
  • 1000-year-old coins found in Northern Territory may rewrite Australian history

    05/20/2013 1:31:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 20 May 2013 | BARBARA BARKHAUSEN
    REMEMBER when you were taught that Australia was discovered by James Cook in 1770 who promptly declared it "terra nullius" and claimed it for the British throne? Turns out that could be completely and utterly wrong. Five copper coins and a nearly 70-year-old map with an "X" might lead to a discovery that could rewrite Australia's history. Australian scientist Ian McIntosh, currently Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University in the US, is planning an expedition in July that has stirred up the archaeological community. The scientist wants to revisit the location where five coins were found in the Northern Territory...
  • Largest trove of gold coins in Israel unearthed from ancient harbor

    02/17/2015 4:08:49 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | February 17, 2015
    A group of divers in Israel has stumbled upon the largest hoard of gold coins ever discovered in the country. The divers reported the find to the Israel Antiquities Authority, and nearly 2,000 coins dating back to the Fatimid period, or the eleventh century, were salvaged by the authority’s Marine Archaeology Unit. The find was unearthed from the seabed of the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park, according to a press release from the Israel Antiquities Authority. “The discovery of such a large hoard of coins that had such tremendous economic power in antiquity raises several possibilities regarding its presence...
  • Discovery president admits that Eaten Alive stunt where anaconda was supposed to eat a grown man was

    01/09/2015 10:22:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    The president of the Discovery Channel is finally speaking out about their recent special Eaten Alive. The highly hyped network event was supposed to show Paul Rosalie, a noted naturalist, as he was consumed by a giant Anaconda, something that would be made possible by a special suit he was wearing. In the end the snake never did eat Rosalie, and now, Discovery president Rich Ross is admitting that the show was misleading.
  • Erdogan says Muslims, not Columbus, discovered Americas

    11/15/2014 9:45:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the conservative president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said.
  • A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

    08/16/2014 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Melissa Healy
    When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the bacterium Clostridium novyi directly into the soft-tissue tumors of dogs and that of a single human subject, the results were not only abscesses, fever and pain at the site--all inflammatory responses that showed the immune system had been drawn to the area. In a matter of hours, the bacterial spores quickly found their way into these tumors' necrotic cores and began replicating madly, in several cases killing the malignant tissue. In three of 16 dogs treated with the C. novyi, tumors disappeared altogether and the animals were cured. In three...
  • Study: Single injection of protein could reverse symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

    07/17/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2014 | FoxNews
    When mice with the human equivalent of Type 2 diabetes were injected with the protein FGF1, their blood sugar levels returned to normal over two days. Just one injection of the protein both regulated these levels and even helped reverse insulin insensitivity – the underlying cause of diabetes. Published in the journal Nature, the research on FGF1 could revolutionize diabetes treatment. In addition to being effective against diabetes, the protein has several advantages over current diabetes drugs. It does not result in dangerous side effects seen with other diabetes drugs, such as heart problems, weight gain, or hypoglycemia. Additionally, FGF1...
  • The sleeper case that could bust open the IRS scandals

    06/27/2014 6:43:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Th American Thinker ^ | 6-27-14 | Thomas Lifson
    In the absence of a special prosecutor, the best opportunity for piercing the veil of secrecy and evasion that surrounds the IRS handling of groups perceived as enemies of the Obama administration lies in civil litigation. The National Organization for Marriage has just obtained a $50,000 settlement from the IRS for its criminal release of confidential donor information to an opposition group. ~snip~ The absence of any official judicial inquiry into the inner workings of the IRS processes is why it is so important to note that yesterday saw the beginning of the discovery phase in the lawsuit by Z-Street...
  • Found: Bathtub that could have belonged to priest who condemned JESUS to death

    09/18/2013 12:43:46 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th September 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    'Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient bathtub in a first-century mansion that could have belonged to one of the priests who was responsible for Jesus' death, while another expedition has found a town where Jesus is believed to have stayed following the feeding of the 5,000 miracle.'
  • Biblical-Era Town Discovered Along Sea of Galilee

    09/17/2013 4:23:06 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Owen Jarus
    A town dating back more than 2,000 years has been discovered on the northwest coast of the Sea of Galilee, in Israel's Ginosar valley. The ancient town may be Dalmanutha (also spelled Dalmanoutha), described in the Gospel of Mark as the place Jesus sailed to after miraculously feeding 4,000 people by multiplying a few fish and loaves of bread, said Ken Dark, of the University of Reading in the U.K., whose team discovered the town during a field survey.
  • Robert the Bruce Battle of Bannockburn letter discovered

    06/01/2013 9:46:34 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 69 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st June 2013 | BBC News
    'A copy of an unknown Robert the Bruce letter from the build-up to the Battle of Bannockburn has been discovered. The letter, sent in 1310, asks English King Edward II to stop persecuting the Scots. It shows Robert asserting his God-given authority as king of the Scots and addressing Edward as his equal. The script, thought to have been transcribed from the original, was discovered by chance by a professor of Scottish history at Glasgow University. Bruce's Scottish troops defeated the English army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The new letter was found in a document which dates...
  • Earhart's Electra Found?

    05/30/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Deek · 100 replies
    TIGHAR ^ | 5/28/2013 | Tighar
    TIGHAR is able to share details of our search for a conclusive answer to the Earhart mystery thanks to the international agreement signed in Washington, DC on March 20, 2012. The Republic of Kiribati, the sovereign nation of which Nikumaroro is a part, has granted TIGHAR the exclusive right to conduct research, search, and recovery operations related to the Earhart disappearance within the national borders of Kiribati. No one is authorized to undertake Earhart related search, recovery of artifacts or research within the boundaries of Kiribati (including Nikumaroro) without authorization from both the government of Kiribati and TIGHAR.
  • African Coins Found In Australia: 1,000-Year-Old Discovery May Rewrite Country's History

    05/22/2013 8:07:24 AM PDT · by Renfield · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 5-20-2013 | Zoe Mintz
    Australians may need to rewrite their history textbooks. A new archaeological expedition may prove that the continent may have been discovered earlier than previously thought. Ian McIntosh, professor of anthropology at Indiana University, says he plans on visiting the location where five African coins were found in Australia’s Northern Territory in 1944 that have proven to be 1,000 years old, AAP reports. “Multiple theses have been put forward by noted scholars, and the major goal is to piece together more of the puzzle. Is a shipwreck involved? Are there more coins? All options are on the table, but only the...
  • Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

    03/14/2013 5:32:41 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 73 replies
    AP, via Drudge ^ | March 14, 2013 | AP
    GENEVA (AP) - Physicists said Thursday they are now confident they have discovered a crucial subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson - a major discovery that will go a long ways toward helping them explain why the universe is the way it is. They made the statement following study of the data gathered last year from the world's largest atom-smasher, which lies beneath the Swiss-French border outside Geneva. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said that what they found last year was, indeed, a version of what is popularly referred to as the "God particle."
  • Russia finds 'new bacteria' in Antarctic lake

    03/07/2013 9:51:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-07-2013 | Staff
    Russian scientists believe they have found a wholly new type of bacteria in the mysterious subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday. The samples obtained from the underground lake in May 2012 contained a bacteria which bore no resemblance to existing types, said Sergei Bulat of the genetics laboratory at the Saint Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics. "After putting aside all possible elements of contamination, DNA was found that did not coincide with any of the well-known types in the global database," he said. "We are calling this life form unclassified and unidentified," he...
  • Major oil discovery in Australian outback [$20 Trillion]

    01/24/2013 5:16:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 24, 2013, 5:54 pm
    Brisbane company Linc Energy says independent studies have confirmed a major shale oil source in South Australia's far north, which officials have estimated could be worth $20 trillion. The company says US-consultants have carried out drilling and geological and seismic surveys around Coober Pedy. Linc Energy holds rights over more than 65,000 square kilometres of land in the Arckaringa Basin and started explorations in 2008. In a statement to the Stock Exchange, the company said reports from US-based consultants indicate underlying rock formations "are rich in oil and gas-prone kerogen". The company says up to 233 billion barrels of oil...
  • Discovery Series ‘American Guns’ Cancelled

    12/17/2012 4:42:43 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 39 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 17, 2012 | Nellie Andreeva
    There will not be a third season of Discovery‘s docu reality series American Guns. The show, about a family of gun makers, has been drawing attention following Friday’s elementary school shooting in a Connecticut in which 26 people — including 20 first-grade children — were gunned down by a 20-year-old whose mom was a gun collector. There have been angry messages posted by viewers on the show’s Facebook page. American Guns has now been cancelled. Discovery sources indicate the decision was quietly made awhile ago, however it didn’t come to light until today. “American Guns concluded earlier this year,” a...
  • Rocker / Hunter Ted Nugent Gives AmmoLand An Inside Look At American Gun Culture

    09/27/2012 7:25:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 September, 2011 | NA
    ‘TED NUGENT’S GUN COUNTRY’ PREMIERING 10/10 AT 10PM “Nobody has more absolute fun with guns than my family. Like millions of American families, these utilitarian tools and works of art serve us well in all manner of good, clean, legal, safe fun, recreation and competition. Our American Dream is measured in ballistics.” –Ted Nugent USA --(Ammoland.com)- With more than 40 million albums sold, Ted Nugent is a rock and roll legend – but music is just one of his passions. He’s also a strong and vocal advocate for guns, hunting and all things America. In Discovery Channel’s all-new one-hour special...
  • 'Dirty Jobs' Star Rolls Up Sleeves for Romney Campaign

    09/26/2012 6:08:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 09/25/12 | Breitbart News
    Mitt Romney is getting a little help from a reality show star whose gig aligns perfectly with the candidate's prime directive. It's all about the jobs, or the lack thereof in the Age of Obama. Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame will campaign with the GOP presidential hopeful starting tomorrow in the crucial state of Ohio. The Discovery Channel personality and Ford Motor Co. pitchman will offer his support Wednesday to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a public event in Bedford Heights. Romney's campaign announced the Rowe endorsement late Monday when confirming Romney's Cleveland-area itinerary for the final day...
  • Mars Rover Finds Mystery Spheres on Mars

    09/15/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 73 replies
    Space.com ^ | Sept 16, 2012 | Tarty Malik
    A strange picture of odd, spherical rock formations on Mars from NASA's Opportunity rover has scientists scratching their heads over what exactly they're looking at. The new Mars photo by Opportunity shows a close-up of a rock outcrop called Kirkwood covered in blister-like bumps that mission scientists can't yet explain. At first blush, the formations appear similar to so-called Martian "blueberries" — iron-rich spherical formations first seen by Opportunity in 2004 — but they actually differ in several key ways, scientist said. "This is one of the most extraordinary pictures from the whole mission," said rover mission principal investigator Steve...
  • ‘Gorgeous’ New Monkey Discovered in Africa

    09/13/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    abc ^ | 9-13-12 | Bazi Kanani
    NAIRPOBI, Kenya — The world’s newest-known monkey is a shy creature with bright-blue buttocks that lives quietly in the remote rain forests of central Africa, according to the American researchers who discovered a new monkey species. Cercopithecus Lomamiensis, locally called the lesula, is barefaced and has a long nose and an aquamarine backside. It is well-known to hunters in the Lomami forest basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but researchers said the area has had little biological exploration and the species was unknown to those outside the region.
  • WHY WE ARE IGNORING ARMSTRONG

    08/28/2012 6:20:39 AM PDT · by shortstop · 72 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/28/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    As long as mankind is a species of sentience and technology, as long as history is kept and read, the name of Neil A. Armstrong will be known. It will be Columbus and Magellan and Armstrong, each leapfrogging the other in the innate human impulse to explore, remembered as long as man remembers. Whether man walked out of Africa or was kicked out of Eden, he went where he’d never been, and his descendants did the same until the earth was peopled and the heavens were challenged. Some walked across the Bering Strait, others rowed through the nothingness of the...
  • ’1001 Muslim Inventions’ Fantasy Comes to DC: The Presentation of Legend as History

    08/26/2012 4:59:28 PM PDT · by YankeeReb · 114 replies
    vinienco.com ^ | 8/26/2012 | J. Christian Adams
    National Geographic Explorer’s Hall in Washington D.C. has hosted some of the most prestigious exhibits in America. Previous exhibits have included the Chinese terracotta warriors, as well as the James Caird, the lifeboat Sir Ernest Shackleton miraculously sailed from Antarctica to South Georgia Island in 1916. Currently it is hosting a curious exhibit through February 2013 entitled “1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization.” This high tech, slickly produced exhibit explicitly seeks to debunk the “myth” that the dark ages were dark. The exhibit purports to provide examples of innovations from Muslim civilization, and some of the...