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  • Earthquake Gilroy - Punee 3.0

    10/13/2017 4:23:13 AM PDT · by Vendome · 8 replies
    vanity | 10-13-2017 | Vendome
    Normally a 3.0 earthquake is no big deal...unless you are on the 2nd floor of the house. At 4am a 3.0 will wake you up. Only posting due to the extraordinary fires in our area and thought "Great. An earthquake would be probably be perfect right about now". Going back to sleep....
  • Ancient Frogs Might Have Eaten Dinosaurs

    10/07/2017 10:17:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep 23rd | Emily Price
    Beelzebufo ampinga was a beach-ball sized frog with a bite comparable to that of a lion.In the past, ancient frogs might have snacked on dinosaurs. Popular Science reports that there was once a “giant frog” that walked the earth called Beelzebufo ampinga. Named after an ancient deity referred to as “Lord of the Flies,” the massive amphibian is thought to have lived in Madagascar around 70 million years ago. The “beach ball-sized” frog has jaws that are “powerful enough to obliterate small dinosaurs.” Scientists first discovered the frog in 2008 and speculated that it might have used its powerful mouth...
  • The Frog Slime Cure for Flu

    04/21/2017 1:01:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 April 2017 | Maggie Fox
    compound found in the protective slime of an Indian frog blows apart flu viruses and might become a powerful new drug to treat influenza, researchers reported Tuesday. The compound, a small structure called a peptide, cured mice of killer doses of human flu, the research team reported in the journal Immunity. hey hope to develop it and other compounds like it into antiviral drugs to treat people. "This peptide kills the viruses. It kind of blows them up," Joshy Jacob of Emory University, who led the study team, told NBC News. And it seems harmless to healthy tissue. "There's no...
  • Oregon rancher receives government request to survey his property – read his brilliant response

    01/07/2017 2:32:45 PM PST · by Baynative · 64 replies
    Meckler - Patheos ^ | 6/23/16 | Mark Meckler
    So many people cave in and bend over backwards to accommodate the most ridiculous requests of federal and state governments, but this story is a reminder of how we all should respond when bureaucrats come knocking at our doors. Recently, Oregon ranchers Larry and Amanda Anderson received a letter by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife asking for permission to survey their land in order to track a nearly endangered species. The letter requested use of the landowners’ creek to document the amphibian life represented, specifically the foothill yellow-legged frog which is noted to have recently declined in population....
  • 10,000 critically endangered ’scrotum frogs’ are found dead at Lake Titicaca*

    10/18/2016 1:12:44 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 October 2016 | Ryan O'Hare
    Wildlife officials in Peru are investigating the mass death of thousands of rare frogs near the Bolivian border. Locals estimate that the bodies of some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs have been found in Lake Titicaca and its adjoining rivers. The critically endangered amphibian, known as the ‘scrotum frog’ due to its unfortunate appearance, is believed to have been killed by polluted waters. Thousands of the large, wrinkly green frogs have been found floating on the surface of the Coata river in southern Peru in recent days, prompting the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor) to launch an investigation.
  • Jeb Bush's campaign takes on new urgency in South Carolina

    02/18/2016 6:54:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    The State ^ | 2/18/16 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    For Jeb Bush, the crushing phone call came Wednesday afternoon. It was Nikki Haley, South Carolina's wildly popular governor and Republican Party darling. She had decided to endorse a candidate ahead of Saturday's GOP presidential primary. Not Bush - even though his brother, former President George W. Bush, paid her a deferential visit Monday. Instead, Haley backed Jeb Bush's fiercest primary rival, Marco Rubio. Moments later, Bush was due at a campaign event at the Summerville Country Club, northwest of Charleston. He showed up in shirtsleeves, no tie - and, now that he's realized they aged him, no glasses -...
  • ALJAZEERA: France to recognise Palestine if talks fail

    01/29/2016 7:21:44 PM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    ALJAZEERA REUTERS ^ | 1/29/2016 | REUTERSunknown
    "We see that unfortunately colonisation continues and that recently, the Israeli Prime Minister went so far as to reproach the UN Secretary General for encouraging terrorism on the basis that he had reminded of colonisation's illegality and asked that it cease," Fabius said.
  • Fire frogs' and eel-like amphibians: The Field Museum's Brazilian fossil discovery

    11/08/2015 1:14:06 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/05/2016 | Field Museum
    Two hundred and seventy-eight million years ago, the world was a different place. Not only were the landmasses merged into the supercontinent of Pangaea, but the land was home to ancient animals unlike anything alive today. But until now, very little information was available about what animals were present in the southern tropics. In a study published in Nature Communications, scientists from The Field Museum and colleagues from around the world describe several new amphibian species and a reptile from northeastern Brazil that help fill this key geographic gap and reveal how animals moved among regions in the supercontinent. "Almost...
  • FrogTV (video)

    09/23/2014 9:46:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 17, 2014 | Uploaded by Joe Myers
    This is how frogs are entertained by watching their favorite channel :-)
  • Slippery stuff: California bill would enshrine state amphibian

    04/04/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 4, 2014 | by Jeremy B. White
    A motto, a flag...and a frog? California has established an array of official state symbols, from its widely recognizable ursine flag to some state foods enshrined by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Now Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, is hopping on the state emblem game with a bill to name the red-legged frog California's state amphibian.
  • Hannibal Crosses The Carpathians

    01/08/2014 12:16:33 AM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Hannibal Crosses The CarpathiansWhen did Hannibal cross the alps? According to http://carpenoctem.tv/military/hannibal.html it was in 218 B.C. Why did Hannibal take elephants to cross the alps? Hannibal took elephants across the Alps as weapons of war against the Romans. How many men crossed the alps with Hannibal? 50,000 infantry, 9,000 cavalry, and about 30 elephants when he first began the ascent. How many elephants did Hannibal have before he crossed the alps? Fifty
  • So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how.

    12/08/2012 1:18:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how. It's Earth's version of taking the Black and heading for the Wall, the way Jon Snow does in Game of Thrones. Joining the French Foreign Legion granted men a safe haven for many for decades. But what does it actually take to join the French Foreign Legion? • Joining the Legion The Foreign Legion, unfortunately, is portrayed in pop culture as packed mercenaries and vagrants — even Jean-Claude Van Damme takes up the cause in one film. A safe haven for men looking for a new...
  • Feds to set critical habitat for endangered frog

    06/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    WJTV.com ^ | 11 June 2012 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating nearly 6,500 acres in Mississippi and Louisiana as critical habitat for the endangered Mississippi gopher frog the only endangered or threatened frog in the Southeast. About 100 live in the wild, and nearly 900 in zoos. The land includes about 1,540 acres in St. Tammany Parish, La., and in Mississippi, about 3,500 acres of federal land, 264 acres owned by the state and the rest private. Edward Poitevent, whose family owns most of the Louisiana land, has been fighting the designation. He says he cannot comment...
  • Europe Is Baffled by the U.S. Supreme Court

    04/05/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 4.5.2012 | John Hudson
    Europe is scratching its head over possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down President Obama's signature legislative achievement. As the judiciary and the Obama administration trade legal barbs over the high court's authority, the idea that health care coverage, largely considered a universal right in Europe, could be deemed an affront to liberty is baffling. "The Supreme Court can legitimately return Obamacare?" asks a headline on the French news site 9 POK . The article slowly walks through the legal rationale behind the court's right to wipe away Congress's legislation. "Sans précédent, extraordinaires" reads the article. In the...
  • Five-Legged Frog Shows Up in Southeast Loveland

    09/21/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Reporter-Herald ^ | 09/19/2011
    Linda Nussbaum: 'This is the second time I've seen one.'Frogs that migrate across the front lawn of Linda Nussbaum's little house southeast of Loveland usually don't garner much attention. But on Sunday, something caught her eye. A bright green frog about the size of a dollar bill was making its way toward the ditch that flows by her home. One, two, three, four ... five legs? "This is the second time I've seen one," Nussbaum said. "One in Minnesota, and now here." By Monday, she had named it Kermit, fed it crickets and called Colorado State University's College of Natural...
  • Want to Hunt a Frog? It's Time in Missouri

    06/28/2011 9:58:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    St. Louis Today ^ | Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    The Department of Conservation says the season for bullfrogs and green frogs runs from sunset Thursday through Oct. 31. Missourians can capture frogs using a hand net, gig, and throw line. They also can snag, snare, grab or use a pole and line if they have a fishing permit. People who have a hunting permit can use a .22 caliber rifle, pellet gun or bow. Artificial lights can be used, and children under 16 and adults older than 65 do not need a permit. The daily limit is eight frogs, and the possession limit is 16.
  • Red-legged frogs get 48-acre preserve in Sierra

    11/24/2010 1:28:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/24/10 | David Perlman
    The California red-legged frog, threatened for decades by spreading subdivisions, pesticides and logging, has found a sanctuary in the Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has approved an agreement between two conservation organizations permanently protecting a 48-acre site known as the Big Gun Preserve near Foresthill in Placer County. The wildlife service listed the frogs as threatened in 1966 under the Endangered Species Act. The land is owned by a unique nonprofit company called Westervelt Ecological Services, the conservation arm of a century-old Alabama lumber company, which buys up properties to preserve wildlife habitats and endangered natural environments. The...
  • French launch bid to rewrite history books w/claim that Lindbergh was NOT first to fly/the Atlantic

    11/13/2010 5:17:28 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-13=10 | "reporter"
    Charles Lindbergh is renowned as the first person to fly across the Atlantic, but according to new research, he was beaten to the achievement ten days earlier. According to French aviation enthusiast Bernard Decré, Lindbergh was only the first to complete the crossing and survive, with two French pilots believed to have reached the coast of Canada ten days before Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis touched down in Paris in May 1927. New documentary evidence found in the U.S. national archives may prove that Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli completed a transatlantic crossing and were the first men to do...
  • Kittens that drink tea and toads that play leapfrog: - Victorian taxidermist Potter exhibition

    10/12/2010 9:58:54 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12 Oct 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    They look perfectly civilised, carefully passing cups and plates around a large table while enjoying afternoon tea. But these guests are in fact stuffed kittens in an odd piece of artwork which will make up part of a special one-off exhibition. It is just one piece of a bizarre Victorian collection of stuffed animals which was broken up and sold around the world seven years ago. The eccentric world of taxidermist Walter Potter, where stuffed animals mimic human life including toads playing leapfrog and rat police raiding a drinking den, was sold for more than £500,000 in 2003.
  • Save the Frogs Founder to Speak at UCSC About Importance of Amphibians

    10/03/2010 11:46:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/29/2010 | Jory John
    Kerry M. Kriger wants to make Santa Cruz County the most frog-friendly county on the planet. The county is home to three endangered amphibians, including the California red-legged frog. "I definitely want our community to understand the importance of amphibians," he said. "We have some important Santa Cruz-based projects that we're working on, and we'll need a lot of community participation." Kriger - founder and executive director of Save the Frogs, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting amphibian populations and "promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife" - will speak at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum today, as...