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  • Piece of Missing Cosmic Matter Found

    05/12/2008 7:05:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 155+ views on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | Andrea Thompson
    Astronomers have found a piece of the universe's puzzle that's been missing for awhile: a type of extremely hot, dense matter that is all but invisible to us. Engaging in something like cosmic accounting, astronomers have tried to balance the scant amount of matter that has been directly observed with the vast amount that remains unobserved directly. The latter constitutes about 90 percent of the universe's matter. Galaxies, the stars within them, the planet we live on and the chairs we sit on are made up of normal matter — the protons, electrons and neutrons that are collectively called baryons....
  • Megalithic Period Pottery Found

    04/26/2008 7:21:13 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 142+ views ^ | 4-26-2008 | T.S. Subramanian
    Megalithic period pottery found T.S. Subramanian Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department leads excavation Significant finds: Pottery with graffiti marks found at Sembiyankandiyur village in Nagapattinam district. CHENNAI: Pottery items including bowls, dishes and urns, from the Megalithic period, have been excavated at Sembiyankandiyur near Kuthalam in Mayiladuthurai taluk of Nagapattinam district by the Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department. An important finding: eight urns aligned in a particular manner, three of them with human bones inside. These might be of members of one family, according to department officials. The pottery included black-and-red ware, black ware and red ware. The site yielded a rich...
  • Parachute found; was it D.B. Cooper's?

    03/25/2008 6:39:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 3,004+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/08 | AP
    SEATTLE - The FBI says it's analyzing a torn, tangled parachute found by children in Washington state to see whether it was used by plane hijacker D.B. Cooper. Officials said Tuesday that children playing outside their home near Amboy, in southwest Washington, found the chute sticking up from the ground this month. FBI agent Larry Carr says they pulled on the fabric as much as they could, then cut the ropes. They had seen recent media coverage of the Cooper case and urged their father to call the FBI. Cooper hijacked a plane from Portland, Ore., to Seattle in 1971,...
  • Missing cat found in owner's suitcase

    01/22/2008 8:30:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 244+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/08 | AP
    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The last time cat-owner Kelly Levy saw her tiger-striped feline was before she took her husband to the airport. The 24-year-old came back to her house late Friday to find the bottom step, where Gracie Mae would usually be waiting, empty. Levy tore the house apart looking for the 10-month-old tabby who had been spayed just days before. She and her dad took out bathroom tiles and part of a cabinet to check a crawl space and papered the neighborhood with "lost cat" signs. Then she got a phone call. "Hi, you're not going to...
  • Scientists Learn How We Find Our Way

    01/20/2008 2:51:19 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 136+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-20-2008 | Richard Gray
    Scientists learn how we find our way By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 20/01/2008 Scientists have discovered why some people get lost more often than others when trying to pick a way through city streets. Researchers have found that two key parts of the brain work together to help humans plan and follow routes in a familiar city. A part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories about key locations and landmarks while other brain cells - grid cells - provide our internal sense of space and distance, rather like a GPS system. The two parts...
  • Half-Ton Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed Following Iraqi Citizens’ Tip

    11/19/2007 4:32:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — U.S. troops uncovered and destroyed a weapons cache containing seven pressure plates Nov. 16 and 17 in the area of Mahdiryia. The plates are used to detonate a form of improvised explosive device (IED) that is specifically targeted against Coalition and Iraqi troops on foot patrol. The cache find was the first indication of these “dismounted” IEDs being used in the area of Mahdiryia. They are already heavily used by al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) the communities of Hawr Rajab and Arab Jabour to the north. Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery (FA)...
  • Two Heftiest Stars Found in Milky Way

    06/08/2007 12:35:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,032+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 6/7/07 | Larry O'Hanlon
    June 7, 2007 — The two heaviest stars ever have been discovered in the southern Milky Way galaxy. The double super heavyweights are actually in orbit around each other, and both break the record — 83 times the sun’s mass — for the most massive stars found to date. The heavier of the two weighs in at a whopping 114 "solar masses," while its little brother is 84 solar masses. The discovery was presented June 7 at the meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. The two big bruiser stars, which...
  • Missing Conn. girl found in hidden room

    06/06/2007 1:37:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 3,658+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | AP - Beverly Hills
    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - A 15-year-old girl missing for nearly a year was found Wednesday locked in a small hidden room under the staircase of a West Hartford home, and two people who live there were arrested, police said. Bloomfield police said they found the girl alive in a room blocked from view by a cabinet. They had gone to the home with West Hartford police to serve search warrants for DNA and other evidence. Adam Gault, 41, was charged with second-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree custodial interference, interfering with an officer, risk of injury to a minor and...
  • Scotty's remains found after space trip

    05/21/2007 6:32:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 615+ views ^ | 5-19-2007 | Staff Writer
    They beamed him up and now, after a three-week search, they have found the rocket that had carried ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan briefly into space. The remains of Doohan, whose Star Trek character Scotty inspired the television catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," were blasted off to the edge of space from New Mexico on April 29, two years after his death at the age of 85. The payload also included ashes of astronaut Gordon Cooper, who first went into space in 1963, and another 200 people. But the UP Aerospace Spaceloft XL rocket carrying the capsules...
  • [King] Herod's tomb found

    05/08/2007 8:30:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 604+ views ^ | May 09, 2007 12:00am | Staff Writer
    THE tomb of the biblical King Herod the Great has been found, archeologists say. The final resting place of King Herod, who ruled Judea for the Roman empire from about 37BC, was found at the ruins of a magnificent palace he built near Jerusalem. King Herod was known for his role in the massacre of the innocents as described in the Gospel of Matthew, where he ordered the deaths of young males in Bethlehem to stop a new king of the Jews, whose birth had been prophesied by the three wise men. Herod was also known for expanding the second...
  • Nearly 100 Detained in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found, Destroyed (WOO-HOO!!!! ROUND 'EM UP BOYS!!)

    04/30/2007 5:16:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies · 701+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2007 – Coalition forces nabbed about 94 suspects and discovered several weapons caches during raids across Iraq in the past three days. Coalition forces detained 11 suspected al Qaeda in Iraq members today, nabbing 10 suspects in Samarra and another in Baghdad. Intelligence reports indicate the suspect detained in the Iraqi capital was part of a local operation to acquire bomb-making materials, military officials said. “Almost every day, … al Qaeda in Iraq uses explosives to kill and maim innocent Iraqis and the security forces striving to protect them,” said Army Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a...
  • Officials Find 9-Year-Old Iowa Girl Missing Since 2005 Living Under False Name Created by Mother

    02/28/2007 8:13:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies · 1,575+ views
    FoxNews/AP ^ | 2/28/07 | AP
    A Burlington girl missing more than a year has been found in northern Mississippi in a run-down mobile home with her mother, who is accused of kidnapping the child and forcing her to use a fake name, authorities said. Trashanda Waytes, 9, disappeared in November 2005, one month after a judge awarded her father custody of the child. Authorities said they used a tip to track the girl to Byhalia, Miss., on Tuesday night, and her father was traveling Wednesday to Mississippi to bring his daughter home. Ron Waytes may be in for quite a shock when the two are...
  • Nine Terrorists Killed in Iraq, 12 Detained; Weapons Cache Found

    02/09/2007 3:56:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 500+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2007 – Coalition forces killed nine terrorists, detained 12 others, and discovered a large weapons cache in operations around Iraq over the past three days. Coalition forces conducted an air strike in the Arab Jabour area yesterday targeting al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists and foreign fighter facilitators. Coalition aircraft killed eight terrorists when they dropped precision bombs on their facility. In Baqubah yesterday, Iraqi and coalition forces encountered unidentified enemy fighters while responding to an improvised explosive device attack. Combined forces received heavy small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire from enemy fighters in several buildings around the area....
  • Camper Lost in New Mexico Rescued Two Weeks After Search for Her Was Called Off

    01/15/2007 4:32:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 62 replies · 2,476+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | January 14, 2007
    Camper Lost in New Mexico Rescued Two Weeks After Search for Her Was Called Off January 14, 2007 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A camper who became stranded nearly five weeks ago in a national forest because she could not cross a swollen river was rescued Sunday, more than two weeks after the search for her was called off. A New Mexico National Guard crew waded across the icy Gila River to rescue a dehydrated and weak Carolyn Dorn of South Carolina, who entered the Gila National Forest alone on Dec. 6 for a two-week camping trip. Two brothers found her Friday...
  • Security Alert: Airport Screener Jacket Found at Local Store (TSA jacket for sale at thrift store)

    12/22/2006 11:14:11 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 650+ views
    WOAI ^ | 12/22/06
    Disturbing new evidence reveals a threat to our homeland security is worse than originally thought. The News Four WOAI Trouble Shooters first uncovered records last May showing 1400 airport security badges and uniforms are missing from airports here and across the country. Now, new information obtained by Trouble Shooter Brian Collister shows a dramatic increase in the total number. But that's not all the Trouble Shooters found. A WOAI viewer contacted the Trouble Shooters because he found a TSA screener's jacket for sale at a local thrift store. Security experts fear TSA uniforms could help terrorists pull off an attack....
  • Launching tubes for missiles found

    12/20/2006 3:27:32 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1,420+ views
    Press-Register ^ | 12/20/06
    At least three tubes that are used to launch military-grade missiles were found Tuesday at a moving company on Interstate 65 Service Road West in Mobile, authorities said. No missiles were found, police said, and no one was injured. Members of the Mobile Police Department's bomb squad were called to Paulk's Moving at 2051 I-65 Service Road West on Tuesday afternoon after employees found a "suspicious package," police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant said. At least three tubes used to launch missiles were uncovered in a shipping container at the business, Gallichant said. Authorities were still trying to determine who shipped...
  • There WERE WMD in Iraq: 3 Star General (Link)

    12/20/2006 1:14:00 AM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 4 replies · 846+ views ^ | Mike DeLong
    This is a link to an audio file of Mike DeLong-a 3 star U.S. General saying that there were definitely WMD in Iraq in 2003. Listen-hit play on the player on the linked page.
  • Cell Phone Signal Narrows Search For Missing CNET Editor

    12/04/2006 10:52:35 AM PST · by hc87 · 62 replies · 2,315+ views
    CNET ^ | December 4, 2006 | Leslie Katz and Michelle Meyers
    After searches in Oregon's Curry and Douglas counties, new information on missing CNET senior editor James Kim and family is narrowing the search back to the Bear Camp area in Josephine County, according to reports Monday. A cell phone tower received a signal from one of the family's cell phones last Saturday near Glendale, but officials say the signal is only an indicator the family could have been within 26 miles of Glendale late Saturday night, say local news reports. Glendale is located off Interstate 5, south of Roseburg, where the Kims were confirmed to have stopped at a Denny's...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Elderly couple found dead on fort

    11/03/2006 6:05:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 727+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A hiker on Friday found the bodies of an elderly couple on Fort Huachuca, according to the post's Public Affairs Office. The couple were not associated with the military. The bodies were located in a remote area of Huachuca Canyon near a vehicle at approximately 1 p.m., post officials said Friday evening. There is no appearance of foul play, and the incident is under investigation by the FBI and CID.
  • Rare meteorite found in Kansas field

    10/16/2006 5:28:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,843+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/06 | Roxana Hegeman - ap
    GREENSBURG, Kan. - Scientists located a rare meteorite in a Kansas wheat field thanks to new ground-penetrating radar technology that someday might be used on Mars. The dig Monday was likely the most documented excavation yet of a meteorite find, with researchers painstakingly using brushes and hand tools to preserve evidence of the impact trail and to date the event of the meteorite strike. Soil samples also were bagged and tagged and organic material preserved for dating purposes. Even before they had the meteorite out of the ground, the scientific experts at the site were able to debunk prevailing wisdom...
  • Air Force Pilot Missing in Action From Vietnam War is Identified

    10/13/2006 7:10:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 759+ views
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will soon be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is 1st Lt. James L. Hull, U.S. Air Force, of Lubbock, Texas. He will be buried Nov. 13 at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On Feb. 19, 1971, Hull and a fellow crew member were flying a mission near the Laos/Vietnam border when their O-2A Skymaster crashed. Both men died, but Hull’s body was buried in the wreckage...
  • Ancient Canoe Found On Belize Research Dig

    10/10/2006 5:39:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 800+ views
    Ascribe ^ | 10-10-2006 | Keith Prufer
    Ancient Canoe Found by Wichita State University Professor on Belize Research Dig WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 10 (AScribe Newswire) -- An ancient canoe -- more than likely the oldest canoe ever uncovered in Mesoamerica -- was discovered this summer in a cliff-top cave in Belize by an excavation team being led by Wichita State University archaeologist Keith Prufer. Prufer estimates that the canoe very likely dates to 200 to 800 AD, based on previous findings in the area. Carbon testing is currently being wrapped up to confirm that the canoe is indeed the oldest found in Mesoamerica, the geographical region from...
  • 30 Terrorists Killed in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found, Insurgents Captured

    10/08/2006 6:15:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 846+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2006 – Iraqi and U.S. soldiers killed about 30 terrorists and detained a high-value target after an attack in Diwaniyah today, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, supported by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were conducting a combined combat patrol to detain a high-value target when their patrol was attacked with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Iraqi and coalition soldiers engaged the enemy forces and killed about 30 of the terrorists in the...
  • Missing 14-year-old girl found in Leake County

    10/04/2006 2:39:50 PM PDT · by lrd · 2 replies · 527+ views
    The Star-Herald ^ | 10/4/2006 | The Star-Herald
    A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday was located in Leake County that evening and back at home with her parent by 10:30 p.m., Kosciusko Police Chief R.J. Adams reported. Kosciusko police had issued an Amber Alert to help search for 14-year-old Sherry Elizabeth Moore, who was last seen at Kosciusko High School at about 9 a.m. on Monday. There were no signs of abduction, Adams said. Sgt. Pete Belk of the Kosciusko Poilce Deprtment picked the teen up at the Carthage Police Department Tuesday. She was in good physical condition “with no signs of abuse or injury,” Adams...
  • Ancient Burial Urns Found In Central Vietnam

    09/30/2006 10:02:53 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 589+ views
    Thanhnien News ^ | 9-29-2006 | Sai Gon Giai Phong - Thu Thuy
    Ancient burial urns found in central Vietnam Archaeologists have discovered 30 burial jars belonging to the 2,500-year-old Sa Huynh civilization in central Vietnam. The graves together with many artifacts were unearthed at the Con Dai archaeological site in Thua Thua-Hue province’s Huong Tra district. Of the jars, 25 contained ritual offerings like small trays, agate balls, and earrings, all of them still intact. They will be displayed at the Museum of Vietnamese History and the province’s museum. The archaeologists said the excavation provided further evidence that an early Metal Age culture had once existed in central Vietnam. The Sa Huynh...
  • Terrorists Killed, Captured in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found

    09/28/2006 5:33:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 51 replies · 3,794+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2006 – Stryker Brigade soldiers killed a terrorist and wounded another after spotting them attempting to place an anti-tank mine near Muqdadiya, in Iraq’s Diyala province, yesterday, U.S. military officials said. The patrol from Comanche Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, investigated the scene and found the mine set to detonate on a passing vehicle. An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the mine on site. Iraqi and coalition forces continue to work throughout Diyala province to stop insurgent activity and increase security in the multi-ethnic region, officials said. In addition,...
  • 9,500-Year-Old Decorated Skulls Found In Syria

    09/25/2006 2:18:06 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 916+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-24-2006
    9,500-year-old decorated skulls found in Syria Sun Sep 24, 4:14 PM ET DAMASCUS (AFP) - Archaeologists said they had uncovered decorated human skulls dating back as long as 9,500 years ago from a burial site near the Syrian capital Damascus. "The human skulls date back between 9,500 and 9,000 years ago, (on which) lifelike faces were modelled with clay earth ... then coloured to accentuate the features," said Danielle Stordeur, head of the joint French-Syrian archaeological mission behind the discovery. Located at a burial site near a prehistoric village, the five skulls were found earlier this month in a pit...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Rescue Torture Victim; Insurgents Captured; Weapons Found

    09/14/2006 5:31:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 635+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2006 – Iraqi army soldiers freed a man who was being held and tortured by members of an illegal armed group in Diwaniyah, Iraq, during a raid today, U.S. military officials said. The captive had been beaten, tortured and bound. He said he had been held for the past three days. He also stated that the four people abusing him fled just prior to the arrival of Iraqi assault forces. The man was immediately treated by medical personnel and then evacuated, officials said. The four suspects are thought to be members of a group engaged in sectarian...
  • Hub Of Etruscan Civilization Found

    09/04/2006 3:17:17 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 2,814+ views
    The Times ^ | 9-2-2006 | Martin Penner
    Hub of Etruscan civilisation found By Martin Penner Archaeologists believe that they have found the ruins of the religious and political centre of the Etruscan civilisation. The Etruscans lived in the area between Rome and Florence from the 8th century BC until they were absorbed by Romans about 600 years later. The heads of Etruria’s 12 city states would meet to discuss their affairs every spring at a holy place called the Fanum Voltumnae. It was never clear where the Fanum was but archaeologists from Macerata University believe they have found it at a site near the hill town of...
  • Iraqi Troops Nab Militia Chief; Weapons Caches Found

    09/04/2006 2:48:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 571+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 3, 2006 – An Iraqi Army unit caught a mid-level leader of an illegal militia group during an early-morning Aug. 31 raid in southeastern Baghdad, according to Multinational Corps Iraq officials. The Iraqi soldiers, accompanied by coalition advisers, were specifically looking for the militia’s chieftain, officials said, noting that he is believed to be responsible for inciting sectarian violence, fear and instability through acts of intimidation and murder. He also was wanted for authorizing the acquisition and use of heavy weapons and improvised explosive devices employed in attacks on Iraqi citizens and coalition troops. No civilians or Iraqi...
  • Ancient Gold Coins Found In Kyrgyz Mountain Lake

    08/30/2006 10:29:12 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,395+ views
    Novosti ^ | 8-30-2006
    Ancient gold coins found in Kyrgyz mountain lake 16:34 | 30/ 08/ 2006 BISHKEK, August 30 (RIA Novosti) - Possibly the world's most ancient gold coin has been discovered in a high mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan, the chief of an archeological expedition said Wednesday. Academic Vladimir Ploskikh said an expedition from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University found a 70-gram octagonal gold artifact on the northern side of Lake Issuk-Kul. "This is probably the earliest form of metal money found in Central Asia, and may have served as an archetype for later gold coins," he said. "If this [hypothesis] is confirmed, the...
  • Please help me find a lost cat - UPDATE: CAT HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!!!!

    08/28/2006 4:38:35 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 108 replies · 1,737+ views
    My House | Monday, August 28, 2006 | Momaw Nadon
    This week my parents and I are cat-sitting my brother's fiance's cat. They went away for the week so he could meet her parents for the first time. She has had the cat for 10 years. We have never had a pet before. The cat got here on Friday, August 25 and it was last seen about 3:30 A.M. this Monday morning August 28. Since Friday, the cat has generally hidden under a bed or sofa during the day, and has come out at night to eat and use the litter box. We had no problem locating where the cat...
  • Coalition Recovers Weapons Caches in Afghanistan; Makeshift Bomb Found

    08/25/2006 1:41:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 251+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2006 – Coalition forces recovered three weapons caches Aug. 23 while searching three compounds in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, U.S. military officials reported. The caches consisted of rifles, a machine gun and ammunition, rocket-propelled grenade ammunition, a mine detector and a Taliban banner and literature. Serviceable equipment will be turned over to the Afghan security forces for their use, and an explosive ordnance disposal team will deal with the unserviceable equipment, officials said. Marijuana also was found in one of the compounds. "The weapons found in Paktika will no longer be a threat to the lives of Afghan...
  • Phoenician Tombs Found In Sicily

    08/23/2006 6:12:18 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 827+ views
    ANSA ^ | 8-23-2006
    Phoenician tombs found in Sicily 40 sarcophagi unearthed at necropolis near ancient colony (ANSA) - Marsala (Trapani), August 23 - Archaeologists have unearthed 40 sarcophagi in what was once the sacred Phoenician burial grounds of Birgi, near the ancient colony of Motya . The tombs were discovered by chance by a group of construction workers excavating the foundations of a house close to the westernmost tip of Sicily near Marsala, culture officials said . Archaeologists said the sarcophagi were made of simple stone slabs and resembled those found on display outside the museum on the neighbouring island of Motya (present-day...
  • Simulated bomb found in Tucson supermarket

    08/20/2006 10:28:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 40 replies · 927+ views
    Tucson Police evacuated the Safeway store on Prince road and Campbell avenue for much of Saturday afternoon and into evening after an employee spotted a suspicious package. According to police, an employee called police at about 2:14 p.m. Saturday afternoon after spotting a package below the customer service counter. Sgt. Decio Hopffer said that when the bomb squad arrived and evacuated the store, "The bomb technician saw things in it that led them to believe that this was a live device and they had to take the necessary precautions to make sure no one was going to get hurt." Hopffer...
  • Bombs Found in Tennessee Residential Home (Many)

    08/19/2006 1:55:08 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 17 replies · 453+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/19/06 | self
    Coast to Coast' Norie just read a news story about police finding dozens of bombs, of varying sizes in a Tennessee residential home. Hmmm.
  • Ancient 'Exceptional' Seal Found

    08/18/2006 11:04:12 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 980+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-17-2006
    Ancient 'exceptional' seal found The original owner of the seal matrix is unknown A medieval artefact found by two metal detector users in Shropshire may be bought by the county's museum service. The silver seal matrix - or mould - was found near Bayston Hill. Experts have been unable to identify the original owners of the seal, although it is thought to have belonged to an important family in Shropshire. After a treasure inquest held at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court, the seal matrix will go to the Treasure Valuations Committee for valuation. The three-piece, oval seal matrix has a centrally set...
  • "Ancient Russian Centaur" Found In Novgorod

    08/17/2006 5:09:28 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,083+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 8-17-2006
    “Ancient Russian Centaur” Found In Novgorod 17.08.2006 During archeological diggings in Velikiy Novgorod Russian scientists have found a figure they named "ancient Russian centaur". The figure was found in layers dated back to the end of XI century in the Troitsky dig near the Novgorod Kremlin. Unknown craftsman had cut a wooden bearded man with a hat on his head and a bow behind his back. The figure has hooves instead of feet and is covered with a golden coating. It is broken in that very part, where human body transforms to the body of a horse. The other part...
  • No evidence of U.S.-based threat found

    08/11/2006 1:41:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 600+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/11/06 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON - Investigators have uncovered no signs of U.S.-based terrorists linked to a plot to blow up airliners headed to the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Friday. "Currently, we do not have evidence that there was, as part of this plot, any plan to initiate activity inside the United States or that the plotting was done in the United States," Chertoff said, a day after British authorities announced the arrests of two dozen suspects. The arrests led the Bush administration to put the U.S. on its highest threat alert for flights headed to the United States from...
  • Bodies of two US soldiers found as Shiite gunmen storm Kurdish party offices

    08/11/2006 7:27:43 AM PDT · by TexKat · 31 replies · 1,231+ views
    albawaba. ^ | 8/11/06
    The bodies of two American service members missing since a helicopter crash were found west of Baghdad, officials said Friday. The U.S. military said the bodies of two American service members missing since a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed Tuesday have been uncovered. The helicopter crashed in an undisclosed body of water during a routine flight in Anbar province west of the capital, and divers had been looking for the two Americans, U.S. officials said. Meanwhile, gunmen loyal to a prominent Shiite cleric torched an office of the Iraqi president's Kurdish party Friday. Some 50 gunmen stormed the office of the...
  • More Pieces Of Hidden Bog Book Found (Psalms)

    08/05/2006 12:19:38 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies · 1,477+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 8-5-2006 | Sean Mac Connell
    More pieces of hidden bog book found More fragments of an ancient manuscript concealed in a Co Tipperary bog over 1,000 years ago with a view to later recovery, have been found by the National Museum of Ireland, writes Seán Mac Connell The discoveries also include a fine leather pouch in which the manuscript was originally kept. Museum experts have excavated the site at Faddan More, in north Tipperary, since the discovery of the manuscript last month by excavator driver Eddie Fogarty. He found the book on July 20th while digging peat on a bog owned by brothers Kevin and...
  • Key Stage To Dengue Fever Replication Found

    08/03/2006 1:33:09 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 363+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-3-2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Key stage to dengue fever replication found 15:29 03 August 2006 news service Roxanne Khamsi The discovery that the dengue fever virus needs to bend into a circle in order to replicate suggests new ways to treat this and similar diseases, including West Nile virus and encephalitis, say researchers. Future drugs that prevent the virus from forming a ring shape could one day save thousands of lives, they add. “The challenge now is to see if we can design a small molecule to do the job,” says Andrea Gamarnik at the Leloir Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There are...
  • Several Terrorists Killed, Captured in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found

    08/01/2006 6:26:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 454+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 1, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition forces captured and killed several terrorists and found multiple weapons caches over the past week, U.S. military officials reported today. Coalition forces captured five terrorist suspects without incident during raids in southwestern Baghdad yesterday. Grenades, a rifle, ammunition magazines, and an assault vest were found at the raid sites. The suspects are alleged associates of a terrorist leader linked with attacks against Iraqi civilians and Iraqi and coalition troops. Reports indicate that the leader had been attempting to obtain rockets for a future attack, officials said. The raids are another example of...
  • Rare Lincoln Letter Found in Allentown

    07/26/2006 3:22:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 664 replies · 6,107+ views
    AP ^ | July 19, 2006 | AP
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - July 19, 2006 - A University of Illinois researcher had discovered a fourth copy of a rare letter Abraham Lincoln had written by to the nation's governors in 1861. The letter John Lupton found Tuesday in the Lehigh County Historical Society's holdings was one Lincoln wrote as part of an unsuccessful ratification process for a constitutional amendment Congress adopted during the term of his predecessor, President James Buchanan, that would have made slavery the law of the land. The president remembered for abolishing slavery had been willing to push the amendment as "kind of a carrot...
  • 100 illegal immigrants found in Ariz. - Maricopa Co.

    07/19/2006 9:07:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 788+ views ^ | 7/19/06 | AP
    (AP) TONOPAH, Ariz. About 100 illegal immigrants were rescued from the desert about 50 miles west of Phoenix, many suffering from dehydration and exhaustion after triple-digit heat. Seven immigrants and three sheriff's deputies were taken to hospitals after the rescues late Tuesday, said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Officers used a helicopter, canine units, all-terrain vehicles and foot patrols to find them. The immigrants told authorities that three people had died, but Kempher said no bodies had been found. Deputies were pulled out of the desert when night fell, said sheriff's Sgt. Jim Kempher. They left water behind and posted...
  • Man found guilty in firearms court case (Michael A. Crooker)

    07/13/2006 5:19:30 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 27 replies · 2,936+ views ^ | 7 13 06 | BUFFY SPENCER
    SPRINGFIELD - A federal jury yesterday found Michael A. Crooker guilty of a firearms crime that will mean a 15-year mandatory prison sentence. The jury, made up of eight men and four women, delivered its verdict shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday after deliberating about 10 hours during two days. Crooker, 51, formerly of Agawam, had been charged with being a previously convicted felon "causing a firearm to travel in interstate commerce." Crooker was accused of trying to mail an air rifle and sound muffler to an Ohio man in 2004. Air rifles are not considered firearms under federal law, but...
  • Iraqi Police Free Kidnap Victim; Large Bomb-Making Cache Found

    07/12/2006 6:10:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 386+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 12, 2006 – Iraqi police freed a kidnap victim in Baghdad, and coalition forces uncovered a large cache of bomb-making material near Mahmudiyah, Iraq, July 10, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi policemen from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st National Police Division, arrested seven men at a checkpoint and freed an alleged kidnap victim in eastern Baghdad after the men tried to bypass checkpoints in four vehicles. The police stopped them with small-arms fire and a roadblock, officials said. "This shows the effectiveness of the Iraqi national police and their ability to enforce the rule of law," said Army...
  • Killer Kangaroo and 'Duck of Doom' Fossils Found

    07/12/2006 2:26:18 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 976+ views ^ | 7 12 06 |
    SYDNEY (July 12) - Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. A team of Australian paleontologists say they have found the fossilized remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a "demon duck of doom." A University of New South Wales team said the fearsome fossils were among 20 previously unknown species uncovered at a site in northwest Queensland state. Professor Michael Archer said on Wednesday the remains of a meat-eating kangaroo with wolf-like fangs were found as well as a galloping kangaroo with long forearms that could not hop like a modern kangaroo. "Because they didn't hop, these were...
  • Ancient Christian Inscriptions Found In Uzbekistan

    07/10/2006 2:32:25 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 940+ views ^ | 7-7-2006
    Ancient Christian inscriptions found in Uzbekistan 10.07.2006 15:14:48 Eastern-Sogda Archaeological Expedition of the Science Academies of Ukraine and Uzbekistan found a new epigraphic monument – inscriptions in Sogdian language (Iranian language, close to Persian and Tajik) with the use of Armenian graphics (language close to today's Hebrew) - during the excavations of the early medieval Christian monastery in Urgut district of Samarkand region. The ancient engravings like these are a unique discovery. There are only a few of them in the world. Now their number has increased by around twenty. Two years ago, local residents were building a road in...
  • Terrorist Attacks Kill Iraqi Civilians; Weapons Caches Found

    07/09/2006 12:01:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 364+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2006 – Several Iraqi civilians were killed and injured during two July 7 terrorist attacks, and multiple weapons caches were found last week, military officials in Iraq said. Terrorists fired four mortar rounds at an open field in the northern Baghdad district of Khadimiyah on July 7, killing four Iraqis and wounding 38 children. Iraqi children frequently use the field as a playground, officials said. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, responded to the scene and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded and dead to a local hospital. In a separate incident,...