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  • A Stunning Neanderthal Skeleton Was Just Unearthed at a Famous Burial Site

    02/18/2020 1:09:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 18 FEB 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    One of the most important archaeological sites for our understanding of Neanderthals is still disgorging its secrets. A new skeleton has been found in Shanidar Cave in Iraqi Kurdistan, and it's helping reveal how the Neanderthals dealt with their dead. Shanidar Cave is famous for what is known as the Flower Burial. Among 10 fragmentary Neanderthal skeletons unearthed there in the 1950s and 1960s, one was found with clumps of pollen mixed in with the surrounding dirt. This was interpreted as evidence that the bones - belonging to a man aged between 30 and 45 years - had been buried...
  • Joe Biden: ‘We’re All Dead’ if We Don’t Stop Using Fossil Fuels

    12/30/2019 2:18:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed during a Sunday campaign event that “we’re all dead” if fossil fuels continue to be used as one of the world’s primary energy sources. Biden made the apocalyptic pronouncement while discussing climate change before a crowd of supporters in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
  • Dog walker discovers a 65 million-year-old 'ichthyosaur' skeleton on a beach in Somerset after his pets sniffed it out when it was left exposed by recent storms

    12/17/2019 8:09:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 07:00 EST, 16 December 2019 | Updated: 08:55 EST, 16 December 2019 | By Jonathan Chadwick
    Dog walker Jon Gopsill, 54, was stunned when his pups led him to five-foot-long remains The fossil was left exposed by recent storms on the coast of Stolford, Somerset The amateur archaeologist believes the skeleton is that of a Jurassic reptile known as an ichthyosaur =============================================================== A dog walker claims to have stumbled across a 65 million-year-old skeleton on a Somerset beach – thanks to the sharp noses of his dogs. Jon Gopsill, 54, was walking his two pets on the coast of Stolford, Somerset on Saturday when they sniffed out a bone that turned out to be part of...
  • Post-apocalyptic fossils show rise of mammals after dinosaur demise

    10/24/2019 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Will Dunham October 24, 2019 / 1:03 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A revelatory cache of fossils dug up in central Colorado details as never before the rise of mammals from the post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid smacked Earth 66 million years ago and annihilated three-quarters of all species including the dinosaurs. The fossils, described by scientists on Thursday, date from the first million years after the calamity and show that the surviving terrestrial mammalian and plant lineages rebounded with aplomb. Mammals, after 150 million years of subservience, attained dominance. Plant life diversified impressively. With dinosaurs no longer eating them, mammals made quick evolutionary strides, assuming new forms and...
  • BACK TO THE USSR: Bernie Says ‘Fossil Fuel Executives Should be Criminally Prosecuted’

    08/24/2019 9:32:39 AM PDT · by catnipman · 61 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 8/23/2019 | Sean Hannity Staff
    Bernie Sanders: "Fossil fuel executives should be criminally prosecuted for the destruction they have knowingly caused."
  • Boy, 12, finds woolly mammoth or mastodon tooth on grounds of Ohio inn

    08/14/2019 8:42:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 14, 2019 / 11:06 AM | Ben Hooper
    Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old playing on the grounds of an Ohio inn made an unusual discovery -- a fossilized tooth from a woolly mammoth or a mastodon. The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg said Jackson Hepner, 12, a relative of the inn's owner, spotted the object on the ground in a creek tributary. His family worked to identify the object, which they suspected of being a tooth from a woolly mammoth or a mastodon, elephant-like creatures from the Ice Age. The Inn said experts have looked at photos of the tooth and identified it as an upper...
  • A swimming school of fish fossilized in real time

    07/18/2019 8:56:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 18 July 2019 (GMT+10) | Phil Robinson
    A swimming school of fish fossilized in real time by Phil Robinson Published: 18 July 2019 (GMT+10) A limestone shale slab from the Green River Formation, USA, has incredibly ‘captured’ a mass of 257 fish swimming together in a school.1 The fish, each just under 1 in (2.5 cm) long, belong to an extinct species, Erismatopterus levatus. Just before being fossilised they were swimming in the same direction. Swimming together in a school is a dynamic process and this slab amazingly preserves, in ‘freeze frame’ as it were, this coordinated collective motion. Such discoveries are rare. As pointed out in...
  • Evidence of New Human Species Found in Philippines

    04/10/2019 12:39:58 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2019 1:00 p.m. ET | Robert Lee Hotz
    In a handful of fossilized teeth and bones, scientists say they’ve found evidence of a previously unknown human species that lived in what is now the Philippines about 50,000 years ago. The discovery deepens the mystery of an era when the world was a melting pot of many different human kinds on the move. Small-jawed with dainty teeth, able to walk upright but with feet still shaped to climb, these island creatures were a mix-and-match patchwork of primitive and advanced features in a unique variation of the human form, the scientists reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.(Snip)
  • The Day The Dinosaurs Died

    04/10/2019 11:59:24 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 45 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 30 MAR 2019 | BEN GUARINO
    Sixty-six million years ago, a massive asteroid crashed into a shallow sea near Mexico. The impact carved out a 90-mile-wide crater and flung mountains of earth into space. Earthbound debris fell to the planet in droplets of molten rock and glass. Ancient fish caught glass blobs in their gills as they swam, gape-mouthed, beneath the strange rain. Large, sloshing waves threw animals onto dry land, then more waves buried them in silt. Scientists working in North Dakota recently dug up fossils of these fish: They died within the first minutes or hours after the asteroid hit, according to a paper...
  • Fossil shark named after 80s video game

    01/21/2019 10:29:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Staff
    A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. It's been named Galagadon, after the 1981 Japanese-US game Galaga, because its teeth resemble the spaceships in the game. The specimen is described in the Journal of Paleontology. "It may seem odd today, but about 67 million years ago, what is now South Dakota was covered in forests, swamps and winding rivers," said co-author Terry Gates, from North...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop

    10/12/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/18 | Lauren Lee
    Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college – along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely. Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels. She’s called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a “Green New Deal” plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. But she cast her position in stark terms Thursday, during a fundraiser at a restaurant...
  • Climate Change Has Run Its Course (WSJ)

    06/05/2018 7:30:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2018 | Steven F. Hayward
    Climate change is over. [snip] Judged by deeds rather than words, most national governments are backing away from forced-marched decarbonization. ...President Trump’s ostentatious withdrawal from the Paris Agreement merely ratified a trend long becoming evident. [snip] Climate alarm is like a car alarm—a blaring noise people are tuning out. This outcome was predictable. Political scientist Anthony Downs described the downward trajectory of many political movements in an article for the Public Interest, “Up and Down With Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention Cycle,’ ” published in 1972, long before the climate-change campaign began. ...Mr. Downs discerned a five-stage cycle through which political issues...
  • Boys dig up Ice Age-era fossil while playing in backyard

    04/03/2018 2:40:33 PM PDT · by Reagan80 · 35 replies
    Fox News Digital ^ | 04/03/2018 | Willie James Inman
    Three boys made a historic discovery in Mississippi after they dug up an intact mastodon fossil while playing in their backyard. The Ice Age-era beast went extinct about 11,000 years ago.
  • Oldest Human DNA from Africa Reveals Clues About a Mysterious Ancient Culture

    03/27/2018 6:37:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | March 27, 2018 08:45am ET | By Megan Gannon
    Burials from a cave in Morocco have yielded the oldest human DNA evidence yet from Africa, offering new insight into Stone Age migrations. The DNA samples come from one of the most ancient cemeteries in the world, the Grotte des Pigeons, near the village of Taforalt in northeast Morocco. Beginning around 15,000 years ago, a culture of hunter-gatherers buried their dead with animal horns and other adornments inside this cave. Though burials were found as recently as 2006, archaeologists have been excavating the cave since the 1940s. The name 20th-century researchers gave to this culture —the Iberomaurusians—reflects the theory that...
  • John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

    03/27/2018 5:35:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 141 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | JOHN PAUL STEVENS
    Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society. That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the...
  • Rare dinosaur discovery in EGYPT could signal more finds

    02/06/2018 9:05:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 02/06/2018 | Staff
    MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt’s Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn’t a mummy — it’s a dinosaur. Researchers from Mansoura University in the country’s Nile Delta discovered the new species of long-necked herbivore, which is around the size of a city bus, and it could be just the tip of the sand dune for other desert dinosaur discoveries. “As in any ecosystem, if we went to the jungle we’ll find a lion and a giraffe. So we found the giraffe, where’s the lion?”...
  • Remarkable spider with a tail found preserved in amber after 100 million years

    02/05/2018 1:43:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 5, 2018 | University of Kansas
    The Cretaceous arachnid Chimerarachne yingi was found trapped in amber after 100 million years. Credit: University of Kansas ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. The finding is described in a paper appearing Monday in Nature Ecology & Evolution by an international team including Paul Selden of the Paleontological Institute and Department of Geology at the University of Kansas and colleagues from China, Germany, Virginia and the United Kingdom. "There's been a lot of amber being produced...
  • The 'fluffy' dinosaur that struggled to fly: cute crow-sized creature

    11/28/2017 9:08:17 PM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 November 2017 | Shivali Best
    It looks like a rather cute fluffy toy. But, in fact, this is an artist's impression of a dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago. Latest research suggests the crow-sized dinosaur Anchiornis had feathers on its four wings that fluffed up rather than lying flat like those of modern birds. The primitive feathers may have actually hampered in its early attempts at flight. They would probably have caused drag when the creature tried to glide between trees, say scientists.
  • Construction workers unearthed a triceratops skull in Colorado

    09/07/2017 8:23:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Circa ^ | 30 Aug, 2017 | Alix Hines 0
    A rare triceratops skeleton was discovered by construction workers in Colorado. The bones and skull were partially unearthed last Friday at the construction site of a new public safety building in Thornton, Colorado. Denver Museum of Nature and Science curator of dinosaurs Joe Sertich said it is one of three triceratops skulls that's been found along the Front Range and had likely been there for at least 66 million years...... So far, crews have unearthed a horn and shoulder blade. Triceratops had two big horns over its eyes and a smaller nose horn. Sertich said most fossils found in the...
  • Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete

    09/01/2017 1:41:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    phys.org ^ | September 1, 2017 | Matthew Robert Bennett And Per Ahlberg
    FULL TITLE: Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago The human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second toes are longer than the smaller ones. In comparison to our fellow primates, our big toes are in line with the long axis of the foot – they don't stick out to one side. In fact, some would argue that one of the defining characteristics of being part of the human clade is the shape of our...