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  • Mystery Object Found in Supernova's Heart (Magnetar?)

    07/06/2006 1:40:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 3,651+ views
    Embedded in the heart of a supernova remnant 10,000 light-years away is a stellar object the likes of which astronomers have never seen before in our galaxy. At first glance, the object looks like a densely packed stellar corpse known as a neutron star surrounded by a bubble of ejected stellar material, exactly what would be expected in the wake of a supernova explosion. However, a closer 24.5-hour examination with the European Space Agency's XMM Newton X-ray satellite reveals that the energetic X-ray emissions of the blue, point-like object cycles every 6.7 hours-tens of thousands of times longer than expected...
  • Munitions Found in Iraq Meet WMD Criteria, Official Says

    06/29/2006 7:48:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 58 replies · 2,527+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center's commander said here today. "These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee. The Chemical Weapons Convention is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons. It was signed in 1993 and entered into force in 1997. The munitions found...
  • 1,000 Skeletons Found In Rome Catacombs

    06/23/2006 2:18:46 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,251+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 6-23-2006 | Nick Pisa
    1,000 skeletons found in Rome catacombs NICK PISA IN ROME ARCHAELOGISTS exploring one of Rome's oldest catacombs have discovered more than 1,000 skeletons dressed in elegant togas. Experts are thrilled by the find - which dates from about the first century - as it is the first "mass burial" of its kind identified. Mystery surrounds why so many bodies were neatly piled together in the complex network of underground burial chambers, which stretch for miles under the city. It was the custom then for Rome's upper classes to be burnt not buried, so it is thought the skeletons may be...
  • Bog Bodies Found Were Society's Elite

    06/21/2006 4:58:55 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,454+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-20-2006
    Bog bodies found were society's elite 19:45pm 20th June 2006 Research into Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the midlands of Ireland has revealed they were elite members of society who may have met violent deaths as part of kingship rituals. As the bodies discovered in 2003 went on display at the National Museum of Ireland, Eamonn Kelly, the keeper of Irish antiquities, said they were placed along significant boundaries of ancient kingdoms linking them to sovereignty and kingship rituals during the Iron Age. "The bodies fit in, in that they are also offerings, they are offerings to the territorial...
  • Anti-Terrorist Police Found £30,000 In a Suitcase During Raid (UK)

    06/15/2006 6:29:19 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 313+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-16-2006 | John Steele
    Anti-terrorist police found £30,000 in a suitcase during raid By John Steele, Crime Correspondent (Filed: 16/06/2006) Police are investigating a large sum of cash - understood to be at least £30,000 - that was discovered in the house raided by anti-terrorist officers in east London two weeks ago. The family of the two brothers caught up in the raid said last night that the money was mostly rent income kept in a suitcase because of Islamic objections to banks. Abul Kahar and Abul Koyair, who were arrested in the raid, were released without charge last week and have not faced...
  • 1 of 2 Indiana Brothers Found Dead

    06/14/2006 6:58:21 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 1,059+ views ^ | 6 14 06 | associated press
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - One of two young boys allegedly abducted by their father was found dead in a lake Wednesday, and the other boy and their father were found nearby with knife wounds, authorities said. Katron Walker, 32, had cut his own throat and stabbed himself in the chest, Terre Haute Police Sgt. David Smith said. His 2-year-old son, Monte, was also hospitalized with injuries. Police were called to the lake early Wednesday after a resident recognized Walker's van from an Amber Alert and spotted him with the boys. "He was running from a trailer and had both boys...
  • Startling Galactic Highway Found in Milky Way

    06/13/2006 9:41:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 278+ views ^ | 6/13/06 | Christine L. Kulyk
    CALGARY, ALBERTA--A newly detected stream of stars festoons the northern sky in a sweeping arc that cuts across the entire constellation of Ursa Major (through the Big Dipper), from just above the head of Leo the lion to the constellation Cancer the crab. Although it spans fully 63 degrees (one-third of the northern celestial hemisphere), the star stream escaped notice until now because its individual stars are far too faint to see with the naked eye. Also, they don't jump out as a readily discernible shape or pattern, like a cluster or constellation, amid the surrounding star fields. To snare...
  • Ag Secretary Says Bird Flu Easily Found

    06/06/2006 1:32:06 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 871+ views
    AP ^ | 6-6-2006 | Lauran Neergaard
    Ag secretary says bird flu easily found By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical WriterAP Photo: Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, left, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, during... WASHINGTON - Scientists have a new test that can tell within four hours if a bird is possibly infected with bird flu — but it still will take about a week to know if that suspect case is really sick with the deadly Asian strain, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Tuesday. Bird flu hasn't yet reached North America, but testing of migrating wild birds has begun in an attempt to catch...
  • Ancient Engraved Chessboards Found On Great Wall

    06/05/2006 4:00:02 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 671+ views
    Ancient engraved chessboards found on Great Wall Archaeologists have found two ancient engraved chessboards probably used by soldiers on the Great Wall more than 700 years ago at Qinhuangdao, North China's Hebei Province. The two boards, one for Chinese chess and the other for the ancient game "Tiger Eats Sheep", were engraved on a stone in front of a Great Wall beacon tower possibly in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), said officials with the provincial department of cultural relics. Archaeologists believe that soldiers from all parts of ancient China used to play chess to while away the time on the remote...
  • Huge Security Flaw Found in Leading Anti-Computer Virus Software

    05/26/2006 7:25:27 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 88 replies · 2,059+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 25, 2006 | Ryan Naraine
    A gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec's anti-virus software suite could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack, Internet security experts warned May 25. Researchers at eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, said it could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the target machine "without any user action." "This is definitely wormable. Once exploited, you get a command shell that gives you complete access to the machine. You can remove, edit or destroy files at will," said eEye Digital Security spokesperson Mike Puterbaugh.
  • HIV Origin 'Found In Wild Chimps'

    05/25/2006 2:14:18 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,075+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-25-2006
    HIV origin 'found in wild chimps' This mother chimp is SIV positive The origin of HIV has been found in wild chimpanzees living in southern Cameroon, researchers report. A virus called SIVcpz (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus from chimps) was thought to be the source, but had only been found in a few captive animals. Now, an international team of scientists has identified a natural reservoir of SIVcpz in animals living in the wild. The findings are to be published in Science magazine. It is thought that people hunting chimpanzees first contracted the virus - and that cases were first seen in...
  • Mammoth Skeleton Found In Siberia

    05/23/2006 1:17:52 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,229+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-23-2006 | James Rodgers
    Mammoth skeleton found in Siberia By James Rodgers BBC News, Moscow It is rare to find mammoth remains in such good condition Fishermen in Siberia have discovered the complete skeleton of a mammoth - a find which Russian experts have described as very rare. The remains appeared when flood waters receded in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region. The mammoth's backbone, skull, teeth and tusks all survived intact. It appears to have died aged about 50. Mammoths lived in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America between about 1.6 million years ago and 10,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch. Alexander Kerzhayev, deputy director...
  • Muqdadiyah Raid Successful; IED Cache Found in Mosul

    05/21/2006 1:00:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 281+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq, May 21, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, and U.S. troops from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, captured a small arsenal and detained several men yesterday in Muqdadiyah, military officials at this Tikrit base reported today. The soldiers worked together using numerous forms of information to compile a solid operation to capture enemy force cell members and recover whatever munitions they possessed. The large cache found included 19 mortar rounds, more than 4,000 small-arms rounds, 34 pounds of bulk explosives, hand grenades, various improvised explosive...
  • Mystery box found on side of the road contains decades of memorabilia

    05/19/2006 1:19:09 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 6 replies · 363+ views
    The Gaffney Ledger ^ | 05/12/2006 | SCOTT BAUGHMAN
    Carol Hutnick found a box full of history on Highway 29 near Kelly's Steakhouse on Tuesday. Among the incredible items just lying on the side of the road are an 1860s-era photograph of General James B. Weaver and World War II ration books with unspent coupons in them.
  • Tattooed Mummy With Jewelry Found in Peru

    05/16/2006 11:51:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - A female mummy with complex tattoos on her arms has been found in a ceremonial burial site in Peru, the National Geographic Society reported Tuesday. The mummy was accompanied by ceremonial items including jewelry and weapons, and the remains of a teenage girl who had been sacrificed, archaeologists reported. The burial was at a site called El Brujo on Peru's north coast near Trujillo. They said the woman was part of the Moche culture which thrived in the area between A.D. 1 and A.D. 700. The mummy was dated about A.D. 450. The presence of gold jewelry and...
  • 'Amazon Stonehenge' found in Brazil

    05/13/2006 4:26:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 703+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/06 | AFP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Archaeologists discovered a pre-colonial astrological observatory possibly 2,000 years old in the Amazon basin near French Guiana, said a report. "Only a society with a complex culture could have built such a monument," archaeologist Mariana Petry Cabral, of the Amapa Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (IEPA), told O Globo newspaper. The observatory was built of 127 blocks of granite each three meters (10 feet) high and regularly placed in circles in an open field, she said. Cabral said the site resembles a temple which could have been used as an observatory, because the blocks...
  • Roman Graveyard Found In Quarry (UK)

    05/11/2006 2:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 713+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-11-2006
    Roman graveyard found in quarry The cemetery contains the remains of more than 100 people Archaeologists have unearthed a large Roman cemetery in a Gloucestershire gravel quarry. More than 100 people are believed to have been buried at the site, near Fairford, which dates back 1,600 years. It is thought the dead were interred according to their age, as children's bodies have been found in one area with adults in another section. Experts said the find is unusual because no big settlements are known to have existed nearby in the Roman era. Dr Alex Smith, Oxford Archaeology's project manager said:...
  • 1918 Letter Claims Geronimo's Bones Found

    05/08/2006 6:50:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | Stephen Singer - ap
    HARTFORD, Conn. - A Yale University historian discovered a 1918 letter that raises anew questions about a secretive Yale student society and the remains of the American Indian leader Geronimo. The letter, written by a member of Skull and Bones to another member of the society, purports that some of the Indian leader's remains were spirited from his burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb in New Haven that serves as the club's headquarters. A portion of the letter and an accompanying story were posted Monday on the Yale Alumni Magazine's Web site. At one of the...
  • School Burning Condemned; IEDS, Weapons Cache Found

    05/05/2006 6:02:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 424+ views
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 5, 2006 – The commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76 here condemned today a terrorist attack on a children's school in Laghman province. Eight people set fire to Katal School in Mehtar Lam on May 2, destroying the principal's office and a storage room filled with supplies, notebooks and Korans. "This is another example of the Taliban's vision for the future of Afghan children," said Maj. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, CJTF 76 commander. "Extremists want to deny children and education in the name of religion, and they demonstrate their point by desecrating their most sacred...
  • Saharan Sand Dunes Found on Saturn's Moon Titan

    05/04/2006 8:02:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 795+ views on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/06 | Sara Goudarzi
    Recent images of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, bear a striking resemblance to some of the deserts on Earth. The pictures, captured by the Cassini spacecraft as it flew by Titan last October and released today, show sand dunes at Titan's equator much like those in the Sahara desert. "It's bizarre," said Ralph Lorenz of University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. "These images from a moon of Saturn look just like radar images of Namibia or Arabia." On Earth, all wind is ultimately a result of heat differences produced by sunlight that warms the planet unevenly. Scientists have long assumed...