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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...
  • U.S. Commander Meets With Afghan Governor; Weapon Caches Found

    04/27/2006 4:34:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 184+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – A U.S. military commander met with an Afghan governor in northeastern Afghanistan April 23 to discuss coalition activities in the area, U.S. military officials said. Task Force Spartan Commander Army Col. John Nicholson met with Nangarhar province Gov. Gul Agha Sherzai at the governor's residence in Jalalabad, the province's capital to discuss topics ranging from border security and poppy eradication to regional reconstruction and economic transformation, officials said. Nicholson also had a meeting with civic leaders and mullahs April 22. The leaders shared the allies' commitment to ridding northeast Afghanistan of terrorism, officials said. "We'll...
  • Kennewick woman found alive in California landfill

    04/19/2006 7:45:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,872+ views
    A Kennewick woman was pulled alive from a northern California landfill after she reportedly was carjacked and kidnapped while driving to work. Rebecca Huston, 32, was last heard from last Wednesday evening. Friends and family began searching for her after she failed to show up for work at a veterinary clinic in Richland. A landfill employee at the Ukiah Transfer Station in Ukiah, Calif., about 100 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101, saw Huston's feet sticking out from a garbage pile Tuesday morning. Huston spent Tuesday night at a hospital where she was treated for a cut head,...
  • South American Rodents Found in Seattle (Big 'uns! Hide yur cheese, They're here Alert!)

    04/15/2006 4:44:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,352+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/06 | AP
    SEATTLE - A water-loving rodent native to South America that has destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands in the southeast has been spotted near Lake Washington. Nutria are semi-aquatic, chocolate-colored rodents that can weigh more than 20 pounds and eat one-quarter of their weight a day in crops and plants of all varieties. Also called coypu, or swamp rats, they burrow through marshes and levies, and females can produce more than a dozen offspring a year. A trapper recently caught nine along the shores of Lake Washington. Two University of Washington students are studying the rodents to determine where they...
  • Eight Bodies Found At Canada Farm

    04/08/2006 3:46:24 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 2,267+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-8-2006
    Eight bodies found at Canada farm The bodies of eight men have been found in several vehicles in woodland on a farm in Canada, police say. The grim discovery was made by a farmer on his land in Elgin County, Ontario. Police have launched a murder hunt and say it is possible more bodies will be found. They say all the men were white but have given few other details. "We are not in a position to release any information about the persons, the motive or the cause of death," said Ontario Police Sergeant Dave Rektor. The farm is near...
  • Virgil's Demi-God City 'Found'

    04/07/2006 11:09:48 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 1,861+ views
    ANSA ^ | 4-6-2006
    Virgil's demi-god city 'found'Castor and Pollux fought Aeneas at Amyclae (ANSA) - Rome, April 6 - Italian archaeologists believe they have found an ancient city where the demi-gods Castor and Pollux fought Aeneas, the Trojan hero whose descendants founded Rome . Lorenzo and Stefania Quilici of Bologna and Naples universities claim the large, massive-walled settlement dating from the VI to III Century BCE was the city of Amyclae, believed by Renaissance scholars to be somewhere near Lake Fondi between Rome and Naples . "The road there is a perfectly preserved stretch of the ancient Via Appia," said Lorenzo Quilici ....
  • More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center

    04/06/2006 8:45:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 1,219+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/06/06
    More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center1 hour, 32 minutes ago The Deutsche Bank building, center right, shrouded in black netting with a large American flag, is across from the World Trade Center site in New York in this May 30, 2002 file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK - Construction workers near the World Trade Center discovered 74 more bone fragments on a damaged skyscraper being prepared for demolition, the largest discovery of human remains since cleanup of the building began last fall, officials said. Investigators reviewing emergency calls from the morning of the terrorist attacks also identified eight...
  • Two Insurgents Killed, Eight Captured; Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed

    04/03/2006 4:41:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 399+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2006 – Two insurgents were killed and eight captured near Kirkuk, Iraq, April 1 after 101st Airborne Division soldiers spotted terrorists planting a homemade bomb near a road the soldiers frequently travel, military officials said today. The soldiers initially spotted eight men exit a suspicious truck stopped alongside the road. The men quickly dropped several artillery rounds before driving to a nearby village, where about 10 more men gathered around the truck. Within minutes, the truck drove off, and four insurgents started walking toward the makeshift bomb. Splitting into two teams, two team members positioned themselves off...
  • Remains Found in New Guinea of WWII Pilot

    03/31/2006 2:36:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/06 | AP
    SUFFOLK, Va. - Human remains found in the wreckage of a World War II bomber in New Guinea have been identified as a 24-year-old airman who disappeared on a stormy night in 1943. The remains of Charles "Buddy" Feucht were identified through DNA testing. His sister Fern Lord, who had submitted a vial of her blood for DNA comparison, got the news Thursday. "It's been so long," said Lord, 83. "Every day, you wake up and wonder if this is the one." Feucht, a bombardier aboard a B-24 Liberator, was part of a formation looking for Japanese ships during a...
  • Rare Artefacts Found (India - 'Kuravai Koothu')

    03/28/2006 11:11:20 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 1,261+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 3-28-2006 | TS Subramanian
    Rare artefacts found T.S. Subramanian Plaque belonging to 2nd century A.D. depicts `kuravai koothu' NEW DISCOVERIES: The terracota plaque with five dancers, and a figurine of Ganesha. (Below) A `vel' found in front of the sanctum sanctorum of the Muruga temple near the Tiger Cave near Mamallapuram. — Photo: S. Thanthoni CHENNAI: Several artefacts have been unearthed from the ruins of a Muruga temple that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been excavating since July 2005 on the beach at Salavankuppam close to the Tiger Cave, near Mamallapuram. The ASI's discoveries this year include a terracotta plaque that depicts...
  • IED Triggermen, Suspects Captured; Weapons Caches Found

    03/25/2006 5:41:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 389+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2006 – A combined U.S.-Iraqi patrol detained a terrorist near Kirkuk yesterday, and U.S. soldiers captured two improvised-explosive-device triggermen near Balad, Iraq, March 23, military officials in Iraq reported. In other action, U.S. soldiers found two weapons cache south of Baghdad yesterday, and Iraqi soldiers detained a suspected terrorist and uncovered a weapons cache in Baghdad March 23. In Kirkuk, soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division, detained a terror suspect yesterday after Bastogne soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, discovered an IED during a combined combat patrol. The combined patrol...
  • Body Found Hanging Outside VFW Post in Kentucky (just hours after flag burning)

    03/22/2006 2:43:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies · 2,678+ views
    Body Found Hanging Outside VFW Post in Ky.2 hours, 17 minutes ago WINCHESTER, Ky. - A man apparently hanged himself outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars post early Wednesday morning, just hours after someone burned an American flag in the same place, Winchester police said. Detective James Hall said foul play was not suspected. Hall said the dead man was found by a passer-by about 1 a.m., about two hours after the flag was burned. He was dressed in civilian clothes and found hanging by the flagpole rope, Hall said. The man had not been identified Wednesday afternoon. Clark County...
  • Abu Ghraib dog handler found guilty

    03/21/2006 4:26:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 527+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Trish Hoffman
    FORT MEADE, Md. (Army News Service, March 21, 2006) -- A military police dog handler was found guilty today of charges related to maltreatment of detainees at the Abu Ghraib confinement facility in Iraq. The verdict for Sgt. Michael Smith came after more than a week of court-martial proceedings at Fort Meade. The panel began hearing testimony today regarding sentencing. Smith, a 24-year-old MP then with the 523rd Military Police Battalion, was accused of several violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice stemming from incidents involving his un-muzzled military working dog at Abu Ghraib in late 2003 and early...
  • Caches found in Operation Swarmer near Samarra

    03/21/2006 3:08:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 356+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 20, 2006 | Jeremy L. Wood
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, March 20, 2006) – At least 11 caches were discovered and more than 60 suspected insurgents detained last week during Operation Swarmer, the airborne insertion into southern Salah Ad Din province, near Samarra. Coalition Forces encountered an IED along one of the roads in the area Saturday and one vehicle was damaged. No troops were injured in the attack, Multi-National Force-Iraq officials reported. Iraqi Army troops and their Coalition partners continued to clear the objective area northeast of Samarra Sunday. Enemy caches captured thus far yielded significant amounts of weapons and IED-making materials. Included in...
  • Missing Family Found Alive

    03/21/2006 12:43:09 PM PST · by Mayflower Sister · 96 replies · 4,076+ views
    MSNBC web site ^ | 3/21/06 | MSNBC
    BREAKING NEWS Family missing in Oregon for more than two weeks found alive
  • Suspected Insurgents Detained; Weapons Caches Found

    03/15/2006 3:33:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 380+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2006 – U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces in recent days have continued to detain suspected insurgents and to find and destroy weapons caches, military officials reported. Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Iraqi security forces in the last two days detained several insurgents and confiscated materials useful in building roadside bombs. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, and Iraqi police searched a house and found more than 300 false identification cards, including Iraqi police IDs. During the search, an Iraqi man came to the house to see the owner....
  • Scores of insurgents captured, weapons caches found

    03/13/2006 4:49:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 494+ views
    March 13, 2006 BAQUBAH, Iraq (Army News Service, March 13, 2006) – More than 50 insurgents were apprehended and 37 weapons caches were seized during raids by Iraqi and U.S. troops throughout Central Iraq March 3-12. 20 insurgents detained in raid 20 suspects were detained and a huge cache was discovered when Iraqi army and Coalition forces conducted a joint raid on a suspected anti-Iraqi forces’ hideout in Baqubah, March 10. Soldiers from the 2nd and 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division working with Coalition troops captured the suspected AIF safehouse. The cache contained: • 15 155mm rounds...
  • Prehistoric Milling Site Found In California (8,000-Years-Old)

    03/03/2006 4:25:44 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 739+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-3-2006
    Prehistoric Milling Site Found in Calif. Fri Mar 3, 6:24 AM ET AZUSA, Calif. - Archaeologists excavating a housing development site found a prehistoric milling area estimated to be 8,000 years old, officials said. Large arrowheads, hearths and stone slabs used to grind seeds and acorns were among the items found at the site at the base of the Angeles National Forest, according to archeologists from Cogstone Resource Management Inc. No human or animal bones were discovered, the company said. The consulting firm was hired by Azusa Land Partners, which is developing 1,250 homes on the 520-acre site. Workers removed...
  • 14th-Century Shipwreck Found in Stockholm

    03/02/2006 6:11:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/06 | Mattias Karen - ap
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Archeologists have found a shipwreck from the late 1300s buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm, officials said Thursday. They are now awaiting permission to excavate the wreckage — one of the oldest ever found in the Swedish capital — hoping it will shed light on shipbuilding techniques and trade in the 14th century. Experts say they might be able to bring the ship up on land, as was done with the 17th century warship Vasa, which is now housed in a museum that is one of Stockholm's main tourist attractions. Parts of the...
  • Phoenician Temple Found In Sicily

    02/28/2006 11:37:16 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,191+ views
    ANSA ^ | 2-28-2006
    Phoenician temple found in SicilySite believed to be 'unique', archaeologists say (ANSA) - Palermo, February 28 - An ancient Phoenician temple unearthed in Sicily is "unique" in the West, the head of the Italian dig team claims. "You have to go all the way to Amrit in Syria to find a similar one," said Lorenzo Nigro of the Rome University team. The temple came to light last year after a portion of a lagoon surrounding the Phoenician city of Motya (present-day Mozia) was drained. The pool began to fill up again and a fresh-water spring was found - a fact...
  • Evidence Of 'Jungle-Yeti' Found (Orang-Pendek)

    02/27/2006 8:25:18 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 680+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-12-2004 | David Green
    Evidence of 'jungle yeti' found By David Green BBC News Online, Manchester Adam Davies plans to write a scientific paper on the discovery Fresh evidence has been found in the jungles of Sumatra supporting claims that a mythical 'jungle yeti' may exist, claim two UK explorers. Adam Davies and Andrew Sanderson found footprints which seem to match examples they found three years ago, which were shown to be from a new species of ape. The orang pendek, as it is known, is said by islanders to walk like a man. The pair, from Stockport and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now plan to write...
  • Ancient Refuge Found By Workmen (Ireland)

    02/25/2006 10:44:53 AM PST · by blam · 67 replies · 1,350+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-25-2006
    Ancient refuge found by workmen The stone-built tunnel leads into the hillside Workmen have unearthed 1,000 years of history on a County Down building site. They have come upon an underground stone-built tunnel in Raholp, where our ancestors might have hidden from the Vikings or from warring neighbours. Archaeologist Ken Neill said that with chambers off from the main tunnel it was a quite complicated souterrain, and probably built by better off farmers. The opening that led to the tunnel - which leads into the hillside - will be sealed and the passage left alone. "It was really somewhere for...
  • Marine Instructor Found Not Guilty in Recruit Drowning

    02/23/2006 4:19:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 587+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2006 – A Marine instructor accused of negligence in the 2005 drowning of a recruit was found not guilty by a military court at Parris Island, S.C., late yesterday. The court-martial of Staff Sgt. Nadya Lopez, 27, began Feb. 21, Maj. Guillermo Canedo, a spokesman at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, told American Forces Press Service today during a telephone interview. "The court found that there was not sufficient evidence to sustain a conviction under the charge of negligent homicide against Lopez," Canedo said. Lopez, a 12-year Marine veteran, pleaded not guilty in the events surrounding...
  • Weapons Caches Found in Iraq, Afghanistan

    02/21/2006 3:33:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 228+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2006 – U.S. soldiers found a weapons cache in Iraq, and Afghan citizens turned in a cache to coalition forces, military officials reported. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, discovered a weapons cache while conducting cordon-and-search operations south of Baghdad yesterday. The cache consisted of 60 and 80 mm mortar rounds, rockets, detonation cord, homemade rocket launchers, 30 mm rounds and four license plates. In Afghanistan, local citizens turned in a significant cache of weapons and ordnance to coalition forces at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost on Feb...
  • 8,000-Year-Old Drill To Make Fire Found In Zhejiang (China)

    02/21/2006 11:57:59 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 913+ views
    8,000-year-old drill to make fire found in Zhejiang 2006-02-21 17:54:57 BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese archaeologists said that parts of an instrument to make fire, dating back to 8,000 years ago, have been found in east China's Zhejiang Province. The relics, made of bones and wood, were discovered at the Kuahuqiao Relics Site in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang Province, according to Qianjiang Evening News. Liu Zhiqing, a retired professor from Zhejiang University, was quoted by the newspaper as saying that the relics were part of an instrument to drill wood to get fire. Some relics in strange shapes were unearthed...
  • Four Insurgents Killed, 16 Detained in Iraq; Weapons Found

    02/15/2006 3:45:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 297+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed four terrorists and detained 16 in a series of operations in the past 24 hours, and coalition forces also found several weapons caches yesterday, military officials in Iraq said. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, came under small-arms fire from insurgents south of Baghdad early this morning. A firefight ensued, and one insurgent was killed. Two other suspected terrorists were detained. The patrol also confiscated two AK-47s. Three more insurgents were killed and 14 others detained in several operations yesterday: A...
  • Lost World (Part Two) Found In The Caribbean

    02/13/2006 6:40:17 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 663+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-13-2006 | Charles Clover
    Lost World (part two) found in the Caribbean By Charles Clover (Filed: 14/02/2006) A treasure trove of undiscovered marine life has been found on an underwater mountain top in the Caribbean. Scientists found an average of a new species a day on a 14-day dive on the little-studied Saba Bank Atoll, a submerged volcano which is the world's third largest coral atoll. The Saba Bank Atoll rises from the abyssal depths to just 25ft below the surface The expedition, which was plagued by high winds and strong currents, found 200 species of fish where only 50 were recorded before, among...
  • Iraqi Army Leads Operation; Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed

    02/12/2006 2:47:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 422+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 12, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, cleared the rural village of Subiyhat of insurgents yesterday, marking their second independent operation, officials said today. Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, assisted in the operation by providing security on the outer perimeter. The operation resulted in the detention of four suspected insurgents and enhanced relations between the citizens of Subiyhat and the Iraqi army, officials said. It was also another step toward the Iraqi unit's operational independence, said Marine battalion commander Lt. Col. David J. Furness....
  • Roadside bombs, caches found in central Iraq

    02/10/2006 4:12:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 271+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | 2nd BCT, 4th ID , Task Force Band of Brothers
    ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 10, 2006) – Iraqi Army and coalition forces discovered three large roadside bombs, killed two terrorist suspects and captured 12 others during patrols and raids south of Baghdad this week. Iraqi Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Division, along with U.S. Soldiers from 2/8th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found the first roadside bomb Feb. 7 in Iskandariyah, located about 25 south of Baghdad. The bomb consisted of four 82mm rounds, one 155mm round and three rockets near Iskandariyah. The second roadside bomb, discovered near the same area,...
  • Lucky Coin Found In Medieval Ship

    02/07/2006 10:57:53 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 697+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-7-2006
    Lucky coin found in medieval ship The coin is inscribed in Latin and has a cross on one face A French silver coin has been found embedded in the keel of a medieval ship uncovered on the banks of the river Usk in Newport three years ago. The discovery of the 15th Century coin is being interpreted as a sign that the ship came originally from France. Experts believe the coin was new and was intended to be a good luck charm. Project leader Kate Hunter said a colleague was shaking when she found the coin. She said: "We all...
  • 7000 Year-Old Sacrificial Altar Found In Hunan

    01/29/2006 2:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,002+ views
    7000 year-old sacrificial altar found in Hunan 2006-01-29 11:23:54 BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhuanet) -- A sacrificial altar, dating back about 7,000 years, has been discovered in central China's Hunan Province, according to Chinese archaeologists. The altar is the earliest sacrificial site so far found in China, said He Gang, a researcher with the Hunan Institute of Archaeology. "Ancients prayed to the gods of nature, such as the gods of the earth, river and heaven," said He at a archaeological forum held by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences recently in Beijing. Archaeologists have found China's oldest white pottery specimens...