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  • Neanderthal Bone Fragment Identified in Denisova Cave

    04/02/2016 2:37:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | editors
    Scientists from the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester have used a new technique, "Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry," or ZooMS, to identify more than 2,000 bone fragments recovered from Russia's Denisova Cave. ZooMS analyzes the collagen peptide sequences in bone, which can then be used to identify its species. Among the remains of mammoths, woolly rhino, wolf, and reindeer, the researchers found one Neanderthal bone. "When the ZooMS results showed that there was a human fingerprint among the bones I was extremely excited. ...The bone itself is not exceptional in any way and would otherwise be missed by...
  • Yemeni Told Wife on Phone He Was Being Devoured by Hyena

    03/23/2014 4:58:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014
    A Yemeni man returning to his village through a jungle late at night phoned his wife to tell her that he was being devoured by a hyena. The man, in his 50s, was walking back home through a forest in the western Yemeni province of Rima when he was intercepted by a hyena. He phoned his wife and told her the predator was attacking him and could eat him, newspapers said, adding that his wife quickly sent their sons to search for him. “When the sons reached him, it was too late. They only found the head and feet of...
  • Deer 'Fakes Death' To Escape Cheetah And A Hyena: Video

    08/28/2009 9:19:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,061+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 28, 2009
    Deer 'fakes death' to escape cheetah and a hyena: video A deer "fakes its own death" to escape being eaten by a cheetah and a hyena, in an inspiring nature video that is fast becoming an online hit. 28 Aug 2009 The prone deer looks certain to become dinner for one of the vying predators, but exploits their battle to sprint to freedom after "convincing" them that its life is ebbing. The clip begins with footage of the cheetah gnawing the leg of its fallen prey in preparation for an expected feast. But his banquet is disturbed by the arrival...
  • Hyena giggles no laughing matter

    05/12/2009 7:55:21 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 11 replies · 918+ views
    BBC News (U.K.) ^ | May 12, 2009
    Researchers have begun to unravel the information and social content present in the hyena's famed laugh, which they say is only used in times of conflict. The pitch and variability of the giggles may be used to indicate age or social status, they say. Younger hyenas tend to have high-pitched giggles, and dominant females of the strongly hierarchical clans tend to have a narrower range of sounds. The work will be reported at a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. The rich social structure of hyena clans gives rise to many vocalisations, ranging from "whoops" that travel great distances...
  • Is Obama in over his head? (Obama's 60 minutes laugh in interview)

    03/22/2009 10:47:49 PM PDT · by utahson · 80 replies · 5,050+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-22-09
    The interview with Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” may not have gone so well for President Obama. Gallows humor? He’s fatalistic? For such a young man who preached “Change” and “Hope,” he sure sound shopeless
  • Obama Asked on "60 Minutes" if He is "Punch-Drunk" Due to His Bizarre Laughter - Video 3/22/09

    03/23/2009 4:31:28 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 56 replies · 2,335+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from last night's 60 Minutes Interview with President Barack Obama, where interviewer Steve Kroft asks Obama why he is laughing so much about the serious problems facing the nation. He ask Obama, "Are you punch-drunk," to which Obama says his laughter represents "gallows humor." Obama's laughter at all the bailouts is out of place, and not Presidential at all. It is easy to laugh when you are on easy street, but quite another thing when you are on the other side facing the consequences of the socialist agenda Obama is pushing on the nation. . . ....
  • Rabid Hyena Gunned Down After Killing Nine People (Not about DEAN)

    06/15/2005 10:57:57 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 23 replies · 864+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-06-15-05 1332EDT
    Rabid Hyena Gunned Down After Killing Nine People The Associated Press Published: Jun 15, 2005 BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) - Police and wildlife rangers tracked down and killed a rabid hyena that mauled to death nine people and injured 15 in rural Malawi, officials said Wednesday. The attacks began early Monday in the central district of Dedza, about 43 miles south of the capital, Lilongwe. Villagers armed with axes and knives cornered the animal Monday night, but failed to kill it, prompting rumors that witchcraft was involved. The team sent by local authorities shot the hyena the following day, police spokesman...
  • When People Fled Hyenas

    11/20/2002 6:43:45 PM PST · by VadeRetro · 52 replies · 1,373+ views
    ABC News ^ | By Lee Dye
    When People Fled Hyenas By Lee Dye Special to ABCNEWS.com Nov. 20 — Deep inside a cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains, Christy Turner and his Russian colleagues may have found an answer to a question that has hounded him for more than three decades. As a young anthropologist, Turner spent time in Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the 1970s, working at several archaeological sites and occasionally gazing westward toward Siberia. "I thought, 'That's the place that Native Americans came from,' " he says now from his laboratory at Arizona State University in Tempe. But why, he wondered then as he still...