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  • All Species are Threatened

    09/02/2014 6:33:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Viv Forbes
    Probably over 95% of all species that have ever lived on earth are now extinct. It should not be surprising that many species now on earth are headed for the exit door.
  • See? SEE?!? This is why we can't let Democrats run education anymore...

    03/13/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't know where this is from, but it has Common Core written all over it...
  • Fresh effort to clone extinct animal

    11/24/2013 7:44:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 November 2013 Last updated at 06:49 ET
    The bucardo became extinct in 2000, but cells from the last animal were frozen in liquid nitrogen. In 2003, a cloned calf was brought to term but died a few minutes after birth. Now, the scientists will test the viability of the female bucardo's 14-year-old preserved cells. The bucardo, or Pyrenean ibex, calf born through cloning was an historic event: the first "de-extinction", in which a lost species or sub-species was resurrected.
  • S. Florida Rainbow Snake Declared Extinct, Reward Offered to Prove it is Not

    11/30/2011 1:47:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 58 replies
    reptilechannel.com ^ | 30 Nov 2011 | unattributed
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared in October that the South Florida rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma seminola) is extinct, but the Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Snake Conservation think otherwise, and have put up a $500 reward to the first person who can document that the snake is not extinct. Cameron Young, executive director of the Center for Snake Conservation said in a press release that declaring the snake extinct without adequate research is scientifically irresponsible. Young hopes that in offering a reward for valid documentation that the snake is not extinct, the proof will...
  • Africa's Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

    11/10/2011 5:08:13 PM PST · by americanophile · 18 replies
    VOA ^ | 11/10/11 | Lisa Schlein
    The International Union for the Conservation of Nature is officially declaring the western black rhino of Africa extinct. In its latest assessment of the situation, the IUCN says two other sub-species of rhinoceros also are close to extinction. Despite the action of conservation programs, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warns many sub-species of rhinos may soon be a thing of the past. The deputy director of IUCN’s Global Species program, Jean-Christophe Vie, tells VOA poaching is the main threat to the survival of the rhinoceros. “People just shooting them to take their horn. So, that is it,"...
  • George Bailey for President

    10/29/2011 12:23:48 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-29-2011 | Tom Thurlow
    Halloween is nearly here, and the next big holiday is Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas. But in our house, Christmas season has already begun, and our family can't get enough of it. We have already begun watching our Christmas DVDs. And since my last viewing of It's A Wonderful Life, I now have a nominee for our next president: George Bailey. Sure, he is a fictional character, but as a country, we have done worse.
  • Snow Leopard Population Discovered in Afghanistan

    07/14/2011 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07-14-2011 | Staff
    The Wildlife Conservation Society has discovered a surprisingly healthy population of rare snow leopards living in the mountainous reaches of northeastern Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor, according to a new study. The discovery gives hope to the world's most elusive big cat, which calls home to some of the world's tallest mountains. Between 4,500 and 7,500 snow leopards remain in the wild scattered across a dozen countries in Central Asia. The study, which appears in the June 29th issue of the International Journal of Environmental Studies, is by WCS conservationists Anthony Simms, Zalmai Moheb, Salahudin, Hussain Ali, Inayat Ali and Timothy Wood....
  • Borneo rainbow toad seen for 1st time in 87 years

    07/14/2011 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.physorg.com ^ | 07-14-2011 | By SEAN YOONG
    Scientists scouring the mountains of Borneo spotted a toad species last seen in 1924 by European explorers and provided the world with the first photographs of the colorful, spindly legged creature, a researcher said Thursday. In recent years, the Washington-based Conservation International placed the Sambas stream toad, also known as the Bornean rainbow toad, on a world "Top 10 Most Wanted Lost Frogs" and voiced fears it might be extinct. Researchers found three of the slender-limbed toads living on trees during a night search last month in a remote mountainous region of Malaysia's eastern Sarawak state in Borneo, said Indraneil...
  • 'Lost' Bats Found Breeding On UK's Isles of Scilly

    06/21/2011 5:52:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 06-19-2011 | Staff + University of Exeter,
    A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a 'lost' species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK). A pregnant female brown long-eared bat is the first of its species to be found on the islands for at least 40 years. It was discovered by Dr Fiona Mathews, Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter, a postgraduate student and a team from the Wiltshire Bat Group. The Scilly Isles Bat Group called in Dr Mathews and her team to help them find out more about bats on the islands. The researchers set up a radiotracking study, with funding from...
  • Extinct sea cow fossil found in Philippines

    06/06/2011 10:28:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/6/11 | AFP
    MANILA (AFP) – The bones of an extinct sea cow species that lived about 20 million years ago have been discovered in a cave in the Philippines by a team of Italian scientists, the expedition head said Monday. Several ribs and spine parts of the aquatic mammal were found in February and March in limestone rock above the waters of an underground river on the island of Palawan, said University of Florence geologist Leonardo Piccini. "The fossil is in the rock, in the cave. We cannot remove it and we don't want to extract it. We would like to wait...
  • Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Sighted and Recorded

    04/29/2011 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 04-29-2011 | Naval Research Laboratory
    Dr. Michael Collins, Naval Research Laboratory scientist and bird watcher, has published an article titled "Putative audio recordings of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)" which appears in the March issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The audio recordings were captured in two videos of birds with characteristics consistent with the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. This footage was obtained near the Pearl River in Louisiana, where there is a history of unconfirmed reports of this species. During five years of fieldwork, Collins had ten sightings and also heard the characteristic "kent" calls of this species on two occasions. Scientists...
  • Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

    03/22/2011 8:51:02 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 70 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Jason Palmer
    A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers.The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation.The team's mathematical model attempts to account for the interplay between the number of religious respondents and the social motives behind being one.The result, reported at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, US, indicates that religion will all but die out altogether in those countries.The team took census data stretching back as far as a century from countries in which the census queried religious affiliation: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic,...
  • Back from the dead: One third of 'extinct' animals turn up again

    09/28/2010 11:34:21 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th September 2010 | David Derbyshire Environment Editor
    Conservationists are overestimating the number of species that have been driven to extinction, scientists have said. A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well. Some of the more reclusive creatures managed to hide from sight for 80 years only to reappear within four years of being officially named extinct in the wild. The shy okapi – which resembles a cross between a zebra and a giraffe – was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1901. After increasingly rarer sightings, it vanished...
  • Fish Studies Answer Flood Question

    03/09/2009 9:18:57 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,005+ views
    ICR ^ | March 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Fish Studies Answer Flood Question by Brian Thomas, M.S.* According to the Bible, the world before Noah’s Flood, including the oceans, must have been idyllic. That was destroyed by the year-long global deluge, during which the earth’s land mass broke into continents, massive amounts of sediment were deposited and then partially eroded, and new and perhaps deeper oceans became more salty from continental runoff. If this historical picture is accurate, then at least one area of confusion needs to be addressed: How did “saltwater fish” live through all that?...
  • "Extinct" Bird Seen, Eaten

    02/19/2009 9:05:54 AM PST · by Leg Olam · 17 replies · 736+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 02/18/09 | —Christine Dell'Amore
    'A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say.'
  • Six North American sites hold 12,900-year-old nanodiamond-rich soil

    01/02/2009 10:44:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies · 1,155+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 01-01-2009 | Source: University of Oregon in Nanotechnology / Materials
    Abundant tiny particles of diamond dust exist in sediments dating to 12,900 years ago at six North American sites, adding strong evidence for Earth's impact with a rare swarm of carbon-and-water-rich comets or carbonaceous chondrites, reports a nine-member scientific team. These nanodiamonds, which are produced under high-temperature, high-pressure conditions created by cosmic impacts and have been found in meteorites, are concentrated in similarly aged sediments at Murray Springs, Ariz., Bull Creek, Okla., Gainey, Mich., and Topper, S.C., as well as Lake Hind, Manitoba, and Chobot, Alberta, in Canada. Nanodiamonds can be produced on Earth, but only through high-explosive detonations or...
  • "Extinct Primate Found in Indonesia - PHOTO

    11/17/2008 7:55:41 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 44 replies · 2,973+ views
    It may look like a gremlin, but this tiny animal is actually a pygmy tarsier, recently rediscovered in the forests of Indonesia. The 2-ounce (57-gram) carnivorous primate had not been seen alive since the 1920s. That was until researchers on a summer expedition captured, tagged, and released three members of the species (including this individual, above).
  • Elephants Thought Extinct May Have Survived

    04/17/2008 2:45:35 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 107+ views
    Physorg ^ | 4-17-2008 | World Wildlife Fund
    Elephants thought extinct may have survived Pygmy elephant with radio collar. Credit: Cede Prudente The Borneo pygmy elephant may not be native to the island of Borneo after all. Instead, the population could be the last survivors of the Javan elephant race – accidentally saved from extinction by the Sultan of Sulu centuries ago, suggests an article co-authored by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The origins of the pygmy elephants, found only on the northeast tip of the island in part of the Heart of Borneo, have long been shrouded in mystery. Their looks and behavior differ from other Asian...
  • "Extinct" Plants Found in Remote Australia

    04/12/2008 8:42:58 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 328+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 4/11/2008 | n/a
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Two plants that were thought to have been extinct since the late 1800s have been rediscovered in far northern Australia, according to an official report released on Saturday. The Queensland state government's State of the Environment report said the two species were found on Cape York, in tropical far north Queensland. "The Rhaphidospora cavernarum, which is a large herb that stands about one and a half meters high, has reappeared," state climate change minister Andrew McNamara told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio. "It hasn't been seen in Queensland since 1873," he said. He said the second plant that...
  • Climate Change And Human Hunting Combine To Drive The Woolly Mammoth Extinct

    04/01/2008 12:57:30 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 89+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-1-2008 | PLoS Biology
    Climate Change And Human Hunting Combine To Drive The Woolly Mammoth ExtinctWoolly mammoths were driven to extinction by climate change and human impacts. (Credit: Mauricio Anton) ScienceDaily (Apr. 1, 2008) — Does the human species have mammoth blood on its hands" Scientists have long debated the relative importance of hunting by our ancestors and change in global climate in consigning the mammoth to the history books. A new paper uses climate models and fossil distribution to establish that the woolly mammoth went extinct primarily because of loss of habitat due to changes in temperature, while human hunting acted as the...
  • Last Native Eyak Speaker Dead at 89

    01/23/2008 8:48:57 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 21 replies · 117+ views
    AP ^ | 01/23/08 | MARY PEMBERTON
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Marie Smith Jones, who worked to preserve her heritage as the last full-blooded member of Alaska's Eyak Indians and the last fluent speaker of their native language, has died. She was 89. Jones died in her sleep Monday at her home in Anchorage. She was found by a friend, said daughter Bernice Galloway, who lives in Albuquerque, N.M. "To the best of our knowledge she was the last full-blooded Eyak alive," Galloway said Tuesday. "She was a woman who faced incredible adversity in her life and overcame it," Galloway said. "She was about as tenacious as...
  • Neanderthals Bid For Human Status

    06/13/2007 3:23:54 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 730+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-13-2007 | Rowan Hooper
    Neanderthals bid for human status 13 June 2007 NewScientist.com news service Rowan Hooper NEANDERTHALS as innovators? That the concept seems amusing goes to show how our sister species has become the butt of our jokes. Yet in the Middle Palaeolithic, some 300,000 years ago, innovation is what the Neanderthals were up to. This period is usually regarded as undramatic in cultural and evolutionary terms, with little in the way of technological or cognitive development. Palaeoanthropologists get more excited about the changes in tools found later, as the Middle Palaeolithic gave way to the Upper, and as modern humans replaced Neanderthals,...
  • Extinct Ancient Societies Gaunches of the Canary Islands

    05/05/2007 4:52:37 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 2,595+ views
    Trivia Library ^ | 4-5-2007
    Extinct Ancient Societies Gaunches of the Canary IslandsAbout the Gaunches of the Canary Islands, history of the extinct society, how they were destroyed and the last of them. Their Society: Inhabiting the Canary Islands, which lie off the coast of northwest Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, the Guanches were a tall, fair or red-haired race of people. It is believed that they were the descendants of Cro-Magnon men who migrated to the islands from southern France and the Iberian Peninsula in oceangoing canoes some 3,000 years ago. The Guanches' own oral history and mythology spoke of 60 men and their...
  • China`s white dolphin called extinct after 20 mn years

    12/15/2006 12:07:30 AM PST · by gd124 · 13 replies · 909+ views
    Zee News ^ | December 15, 2006
    Beijing, China, Dec 15: An expedition searching for a rare Yangtze River dolphin ended Wednesday without a single sighting and with the team`s leader saying one of the world`s oldest species was effectively extinct. The white dolphin known as baiji, shy and nearly blind, dates back some 20 million years. Its disappearance is believed to be the first time in a half-century, since hunting killed off the Caribbean monk seal, that a large aquatic mammal has been driven to extinction. A few baiji may still exist in their native Yangtze habitat in eastern China but not in sufficient numbers to...
  • No Apparent End to Oceanic Revelations, Researchers Find

    12/13/2006 9:50:28 AM PST · by RunningWolf · 7 replies · 474+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12-11-2006 (updated 12-12-2006) | Randolph E. Schmid
    Animals seem to have found a way to make a living just about everywhere," said Jesse Ausubel of the Sloan Foundation, discussing the findings of year six of the census of marine life. Added Ron O'Dor, a senior scientist with the census: "We can't find anyplace where we can't find anything new." This year's update, released Sunday, is part of a study of life in the oceans that is scheduled for final publication in 2010. The census is an international effort supported by governments, divisions of the United Nations and private conservation organizations. About 2,000 researchers from 80 countries are...
  • Northwestern biologists demote Southeast Asia's 'forest ox' (Near-extinct animal never existed)

    09/16/2006 7:31:33 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 28 replies · 1,067+ views
    EurekAlert! News ^ | September 15, 2006 | Staff
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- It was one of the most famous discoveries of the 20th century. Shrouded in mystery since its recognition as a new species in 1937, the kouprey -- an ox with dramatic, curving horns -- has been an icon of Southeast Asian conservation. Feared extinct, it's been the object of perilous expeditions to the region's jungles by adventurers, scientists and journalists. Now, in a paper published by the Journal of Zoology (London), Northwestern University biologists and a Cambodian conservationist present compelling genetic evidence that the kouprey may never have existed as a wild, natural species. The researchers compared...
  • 'Ferocious Fossils' Found in Australia

    07/14/2006 12:20:09 AM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 15 replies · 807+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2006 | Associated Press
    SYDNEY, Australia — Before there were cuddly koalas, hoards of flesh-eating kangaroos, "demon ducks," and marsupial lions roamed Australia's Outback, according to recent fossil discoveries by paleontologists. A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales working in the eastern state of Queensland made the discoveries in three new fossil deposits during a recent two-week dig. Many of the fossils are older than 24 million years; one of the deposits is thought to contain fossils up to 500 million years old, according to Prof. Mike Archer, the university's dean of science. A saber-toothed kangaroo and a giant 10-foot-tall,...
  • Enviros: Polar bears, hippos threatened with extinction (The sky is falling)

    05/02/2006 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies · 523+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | May 2, 2006 | associated press
    GENEVA (AP) -- Polar bears and hippos are among more than 16,000 species of animals and plants threatened with global extinction, the World Conservation Union said today. According to the Swiss-based conservation group, known by its acronym IUCN, the number of species classified as being in serious danger of extinction rose from about 15,500 in its previous "Red List" report, published in 2004. The list includes one in three amphibians, a quarter of the world's mammals and coniferous trees, and one in eight birds, according to a preview of the 2006 Red List. The full report is published later this...
  • The Thylacine Debate - Is the Tasmanian Tiger Really Extinct?

    03/22/2006 1:53:25 PM PST · by pcottraux · 13 replies · 1,684+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 16 | Chani Blue
    The Thylacine Debate - Is the Tasmanian Tiger Really Extinct? By Chani Blue Epoch Times Australia Staff Mar 16, 2006 Despite hundreds of reported sightings of this elusive marsupial wild dog, the Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacinus Cynocephalus remains declared officially extinct, therefore has no protection for it's fragile and natural environment or in and of itself, until it's existence can be verified. The Tasmanian tiger lives in dry eucalypt forest, wetlands and grasslands in Tasmania. From indigenous fossil paintings, we can determine that it also lived in Papua New Guinea and main land Australia. Some remains discovered, date back to 2,200...
  • It’s the demography, stupid

    01/01/2006 2:52:39 PM PST · by twntaipan · 122 replies · 9,505+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | Jan 2, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Most people reading this have strong stomachs, so let me lay it out as baldly as I can: Much of what we loosely call the western world will survive this century, and much of it will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most western European countries. There’ll probably still be a geographical area on the map marked as Italy or the Netherlands— probably—just as in Istanbul there’s still a building called St. Sophia’s Cathedral. But it’s not a cathedral; it’s merely a designation for a piece of real estate. Likewise, Italy and the Netherlands will merely be...
  • It's the Demography, Stupid The real reason the West is in danger of extinction.

    01/05/2006 5:28:55 AM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 67 replies · 1,785+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 4 | BY MARK STEYN
    "The design flaw of the secular social-democratic state is that it requires a religious-society birthrate to sustain it. Post-Christian hyperrationalism is, in the objective sense, a lot less rational than Catholicism or Mormonism. Indeed, in its reliance on immigration to ensure its future, the European Union has adopted a 21st-century variation on the strategy of the Shakers, who were forbidden from reproducing and thus could increase their numbers only by conversion. The problem is that secondary-impulse societies mistake their weaknesses for strengths--or, at any rate, virtues--and that's why they're proving so feeble at dealing with a primal force like Islam....
  • 'Extinct' Wild Horse Roams Again

    12/18/2005 6:03:33 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,548+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-19-2005 | Charles Clover
    'Extinct' wild horse roams again By Charles Clover (Filed: 19/12/2005) The wild horse has been saved from extinction after a successful programme to reintroduce captive-bred horses to their natural habitat in Mongolia. A working group of scientists at London Zoo has now recommended that Przewalski's horse, previously characterised as "extinct" in the wild, should now be listed as "endangered". It is a rare case of a species climbing away from extinction. If the new status is accepted by IUCN, the World Conservation Union, scientists say it will be a milestone for large mammal conservation. In 1945, there were only 31...
  • 'Fires wiped out' ancient mammals

    07/08/2005 9:39:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 967+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/8/05 | Helen Briggs
    The first humans to arrive in Australia destroyed the pristine landscape, probably by lighting huge fires, the latest research suggests.The evidence, published in Science magazine, comes from ancient eggshells. These show birds changed their diets drastically when humans came on the scene, switching from grass to the type of plants that thrive on scrubland. The study supports others that have blamed humans for mass extinctions across the world 10-50,000 years ago. Many scientists believe the causes are actually more complex and relate to climate changes during that period, but, according to Dr Marilyn Fogel, of the Carnegie Institution in Washington,...
  • Dainty pink Mt. Diablo buckwheat rediscovered

    05/26/2005 5:12:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies · 1,406+ views
    UC Ber[zer]keley News ^ | 5/24/2005 | By Robert Sanders, Media Relations
    BERKELEY – A petite pink flower that hasn't been seen in 70 years has been rediscovered on the flanks of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County by a University of California, Berkeley, graduate student. The Mount Diablo buckwheat, Eriogonum truncatum, "has been a Holy Grail in the East Bay for several decades," according to UC Berkeley botanist Barbara Ertter, who confirmed the identification in the field on Friday. Last reported in 1936, the flower was presumed extinct, she said, because its habitat has been overrun by introduced grasses. It is one of only three plants, all of them rare,...
  • Deep in the Swamp, an 'Extinct' Woodpecker Lives

    04/28/2005 8:38:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1,086+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/29/05 | James Gorman, John Files
    BRINKLEY, Ark., April 28 - The ivory-billed woodpecker, a magnificent bird long given up for extinct, has been sighted in the cypress and tupelo swamp of the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge here in Arkansas, scientists announced Thursday. Bird experts, government agencies and conservation organizations involved kept the discovery secret for more than a year, while they worked to confirm the discovery and protect the bird's territory. Their announcement on Thursday brought rejoicing among birdwatchers, for whom the ivory bill has long been a holy grail - a creature that has been called the Lord God bird, apparently because that...
  • Paradise: We Can Dream, Can't We? (View from 2050 of extinction of the Democrat party - clever)

    02/28/2005 3:29:14 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 461+ views
    Private Email | FEBRUARY 28, 2005 | Unknown
    The year: 2050 The setting: A grandfather and his grandson visiting a Museum of Natural History on a beautiful Saturday afternoon somewhere in middle America. "Oh great, this is it. Follow me, Jeffrey. I want to show you something you will never forget.” “Who are all these people, Grandpa?” “These people are Democrats?” “Demo-what?” “Democrats. Liberal Democrats from the late Twentieth and early Twenty-First Centuries.” “What happened to them?” “They became extinct at their own hand, son.” “How?” “Well for one, after decades of empty promises, it became apparent to American voters that Democrats never solved any problems, they just...
  • Dominance on GOP Agenda (Deprive Democrats of voters and money)

    02/02/2005 3:11:09 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 764+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 2, 2005 | Peter Wallsten and Warren Vieth
    WASHINGTON — As the nation's trial lawyers again funneled tens of millions of dollars to Democrats and their causes in the last election, Republicans were crafting a strategy to choke off that money for future campaigns. President Bush's agenda for the next four years, much of which he will highlight in his State of the Union address tonight, includes many proposals that would not only change public policy but, the GOP hopes, achieve an ambitious political goal: Stripping money and voters from the Democratic Party and cementing Republican dominance for years after he leaves office. One of the clearest examples...
  • New four-winged feathered dinosaur?

    01/28/2003 1:54:40 PM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 1,528+ views
    AIG ^ | 1/28/03 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Papers have been flapping with new headlines about the latest in a long line of alleged dinosaur ancestors of birds. This one is claimed to be a sensational dinosaur with feathers on its hind legs, thus four ‘wings’.1 This was named Microraptor gui—the name is derived from words meaning ‘little plunderer of Gu’ after the paleontologist Gu Zhiwei. Like so many of the alleged feathered dinosaurs, it comes from Liaoning province of northeastern China. It was about 3 feet (1 meter) long from its head to the tip of its long tail, but its body was only about the size...
  • Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together

    01/27/2004 1:31:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 8,250+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 1/27/04 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jan. 27, 2004 — In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. The number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....
  • What Happens When You Point an RPG at an American (Warning: Graphic)

    06/21/2004 7:04:52 PM PDT · by Skooz · 185 replies · 2,514+ views
    Not sure ^ | not sure | unknown
    I have not seen this posted before. This Islamofascist got what he deserved.
  • How likely is human extinction?

    04/14/2004 6:15:04 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 519 replies · 1,986+ views
    Mail & Guardian Online ^ | Tuesday, April 13, 2004 | Kate Ravilious
    Every species seems to come and go. Some last longer than others, but nothing lasts forever. Humans are a relatively recent phenomenon, jumping out of trees and striding across the land around 200 000 years ago. Will we persist for many millions of years to come, or are we headed for an evolutionary makeover, or even extinction? According to Reinhard Stindl, of the Institute of Medical Biology in Vienna, the answer to this question could lie at the tips of our chromosomes. In a controversial new theory he suggests that all eukaryotic species (everything except bacteria and algae) have an...
  • Butterflies in Danger After Calif. Fires

    03/07/2004 9:31:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 259+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/7/04 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO - The wildfires that charred vast areas of Southern California last fall may also have put the survival of two rare species of butterflies at risk, researchers say. Some experts say it became apparent even while the fires were still smoldering that the flames that blackened more than 745,000 acres, destroyed more than 3,400 homes and killed nearly two dozen people also threatened the existence of the Hermes copper and Thorne's hairstreak butterflies. "When I saw the magnitude of devastation, I realized in my lifetime I might see one, possibly two species go extinct," said biological consultant Michael...
  • A translation unmasked?

    02/11/2004 5:55:57 AM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 320+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | FR Post 2-11-04 | By David Kohn
    Dispute: A heralded linguistic deciphering of an extinct hieroglyphic script accomplished in the 1990s is under attack by two researchers. FOR LINGUISTS, it's like hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the World Series. Terrence Kaufman and John Justeson struck that blast in 1993 when they cracked one of the planet's few remaining undeciphered writing systems - a hieroglyphic script from the mysterious Isthmian civilization, which occupied southern Mexico 2,000 years ago.
  • Costly Immigration

    07/02/2003 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 109 replies · 460+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 11/13/02 | Paul Craig Roberts
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | RIGHTPAGES | CHAT | WHAT'S NEW townhall.comPaul Craig Roberts (back to story)November 13, 2002Costly immigrationWhat does immigration cost us? At a recent debate in Arlington, Va., Harvard professor George Borjas said economists put the net cost of immigration at $70 billion a year. He noted, however, that the cost is not evenly distributed. Some communities are heavily impacted, with swollen welfare budgets and hospitals on the brink of bankruptcy. Immigration is estimated to cost Californians $1,300 per household annually in additional taxes. A different view was expressed by Cato Institute libertarians....
  • Banana Going Extinct?

    05/26/2003 1:56:06 PM PDT · by NoControllingLegalAuthority · 48 replies · 2,655+ views
    HealthNewsDigest.com ^ | 5-26-03 | HealthNewsDigest.com
    Philadelphia, Pa. - The next time you order a banana split or sip on a banana daiquiri by the poolside, make sure you savor the sweet taste of the popular yellow fruit, because it may go the path of the mighty dinosaurs - extinction. That's right, the crescent-shaped fruit, which is one of the largest agricultural products in the world, is in for the fight of its life against a plague of pests and diseases. The banana's biggest foe is Black Sigatoka, a fungal disease that affects the fruit's all-important leaf area, causing premature ripening and reducing the productive life...