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  • Oldest Egyptian writing on papyrus displayed for first time

    07/14/2016 3:35:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/14/16 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is showcasing for the first time the earliest writing from ancient Egypt found on papyrus, detailing work on the Great Pyramid of Giza, antiquities officials said Thursday. The papyri were discovered near Wadi el-Jarf port, 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Gulf of Suez town of Zafarana, the antiquities ministry said. The find by a French-Egyptian team unearths papers telling of the daily lives of port workers who transported huge limestone blocks to Cairo during King Khufu's rule to build the Great Pyramid, intended to be his burial structure. One document...
  • Corduroy the Oregon house cat is named world's oldest at 26 (or 120 in cat years)

    08/14/2015 9:57:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | August 14, 2015 | Reporter
    An Oregon house cat has been named the world's oldest at the ripe old age of 26. Corduroy, a long-haired tabby, has belonged to Ashley Reed Okura of Sisters, Oregon since he was just short of 7-years-old. "The secret has been allowing him to be a cat -- hunting and getting plenty of love!" Okura said in a release put out by Guinness World Records, who certified the record Thursday.
  • Amazingly, the earths water is really a miniscule amount

    05/15/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT · by central_va · 43 replies ^ | 5/15/12 | mother earth
    The blue ball represents all of the earths water. Not that much...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- All the Water on Planet Earth

    05/15/2012 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    NASA ^ | May 15, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. The above illustration shows what would happen is all of the water on or near the surface of the Earth were bunched up into a ball. The radius of this ball would be only about 700 kilometers, less than half the radius of the Earth's Moon, but slightly larger than Saturn's moon Rhea which, like many moons in our outer Solar System, is mostly water ice. How...
  • Volume of world's oldest water estimated

    12/18/2014 1:33:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 December 2014 Last updated at 20:25 ET | Rebecca, BBC
    The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report. The liquid, some of which is billions of years old, is found many kilometres beneath the ground. Researchers estimate there is about 11m cubic kilometres (2.5m cu miles) of it - more water than all the world's rivers, swamps and lakes put together. The study was presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. It has also been published in the journal Nature. The team found that the water was reacting with the rock to release...
  • Mexican woman becomes world's 'oldest person' - but lost her only proof 40 years ago

    08/31/2014 3:52:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Aug 14 | Alastair Beach
    She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down. Now Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is celebrating her latest milestone – becoming the oldest person who has ever lived. According to relatives and friends, the chocolate-loving Mexican marks her 127th birthday today. But there will not be any visits from officials at the Guinness Book of Records – she lost her birth certificate while moving house 40 years ago. Supposedly born on August 31, 1887 – the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee – she...
  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • The World's Oldest Hate Metastasizes

    09/17/2013 9:35:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/13 | Richard Baehr
    A review of Demonizing Israel and the Jews by Manfred Gerstenfeld, RVP Press, New York, 2013 In the six years 1939-1945, two thirds of Europe's 9 million Jews were executed by gunfire, starved to death, or incinerated in gas chambers during the Holocaust. While Nazi Germany was, of course the principal actor in this mass human slaughter, the Germans found many willing collaborators among the legions of Jew haters in countries they conquered, occupied, and recruited from for the slave labor and death camps. For a few decades after the end of the war, in part due to guilt for...
  • America's oldest veteran to spend quiet Memorial Day at Texas home (age 107)

    05/25/2013 3:03:24 PM PDT · by llevrok · 22 replies
    FoxNews,Com ^ | 5/24/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    For his 107th Memorial Day, Richard Arvine Overton, who saw many of his fellow soldiers fall in the line of duty in World War II and even more die over the following decades, is planning a quiet day at the Texas home he built after returning home from World War II. He wouldn’t want it any other way. Overton, who is believed to be the nation's oldest veteran, told he’ll likely spend the day on the porch of his East Austin home with a cigar nestled in his right hand, perhaps with a cup of whiskey-stiffened coffee nearby. “I...
  • Oldest known impact crater found

    07/08/2012 11:37:26 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 15 replies
    Cardiff University ^ | Cardiff University
    A 100 kilometre-wide crater has been found in Greenland, the result of a massive asteroid or comet impact a billion years before any other known collision on Earth.
  • The oldest wag in Essex! British dog aged 24 takes world record title after ... -

    12/15/2011 9:00:06 AM PST · by algernonpj · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2011 | Emily Allen
    24-year-old dog called Pip has walked into the record books becoming the world's oldest canine after the previous record holder died. Pip - who is 170 in human years - took over the title after the death last week of 26-year-old Shiba mix Pusuke, from Japan. But rather than leading the easy life indoors by the fire, energetic terrier whippet cross Pip has jumped through hoops of fire, posted letters, sniffed out firearms and even met royalty during her long life. The highly-trained hound still performs with 18 other dogs with the Essex Dog Display Team. ... But despite her...
  • World's oldest living dog dies at 26 - the equivalent to more than 125 human years

    12/06/2011 1:44:43 PM PST · by algernonpj · 35 replies
    DailyMail ^ | December 6, 2011 | Anthony Bond
    The world's oldest living dog has died in Japan at the age of 26 - the equivalent to more than 125 human years. Pusuke, a male cross breed, died peacefully on Monday afternoon at Sakura in Tochigi prefecture. He was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in December last year as being the oldest living dog on the planet. . . . Pusuke was born in March 1985. The previous record was held by a 28-year-old beagle which died in the U.S. in 2003.
  • Astronomers Find Largest, Oldest Mass of Water in Universe

    07/22/2011 8:44:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies ^ | 7/22/11
    Astronomers have discovered the largest and oldest mass of water ever detected in the universe — a gigantic, 12-billion-year-old cloud harboring 140 trillion times more water than all of Earth's oceans combined. The cloud of water vapor surrounds a supermassive black hole called a quasar located 12 billion light-years from Earth. The discovery shows that water has been prevalent in the universe for nearly its entire existence, researchers said. "Because the light we are seeing left this quasar more than 12 billion years ago, we are seeing water that was present only some 1.6 billion years after the beginning of...
  • Oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem discovered by Hebrew University

    07/12/2010 10:40:47 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ^ | July 12, 2010 | Unknown
    Jerusalem, July 11, 2010 -- A tiny clay fragment – dating from the 14th century B.C.E. – that was found in excavations outside Jerusalem's Old City walls contains the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem, say researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The find, believed to be part of a tablet from a royal archives, further testifies to the importance of Jerusalem as a major city in the Late Bronze Age, long before its conquest by King David, they say. The clay fragment was uncovered recently during sifting of fill excavated from beneath a 10th century B.C.E. tower...
  • Oldest Illustrated Christian Manuscript in Ethiopia?

    07/05/2010 7:06:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2010 | Anchoress
    Exciting news from one of Christianity’s earliest seats, and the UK Daily Mail: The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery.The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and is said to have copied them out in just one day.Beautifully illustrated, the colours are still vivid and thanks to the Ethiopian Heritage Fund have been conserved. The survival of the Gospels is incredible considering the country has been under Muslim invasion, Italian invasion and a fire...
  • John Finn dies at 100; oldest surviving Medal of Honor recipient (LAST of those @ Pearl Harbor)

    05/29/2010 8:21:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 587+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 5/28/10 | Tony Perry
    <p>The retired Navy officer was the only one still alive among those who were awarded the medal for actions during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941.</p> <p>Reporting from San Diego — Retired Navy officer John Finn, who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Japanese attack on military installations in Hawaii that plunged the United States into World War II, died Thursday at the Veterans Home of California in Chula Vista.</p>
  • World's oldest plant is 13,000-year-old oak that survives by cloning itself.

    12/23/2009 7:12:57 AM PST · by granite · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:21 PM on 23rd December 2009 | By Claire Bates
    A plant that started life during the last Ice Age is still going strong in the arid scrublands of California, scientists revealed today. Researchers believe the Jurupa Oak has been around for 13,000 years, making it the oldest living plant in the world. The oak is made up of a community of cloned bushes and scientists believe it has managed to survive the extreme effects of climate change by regenerating.
  • 114-year-old NH woman becomes oldest American (loves Boston Red Sox, Hershey's Kisses and ice cream)

    09/13/2009 12:48:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,315+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/09 | AP
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. – A 114-year-old New Hampshire woman who loves the Boston Red Sox, Hershey's Kisses and ice cream is believed to be the oldest American.</p> <p>Mary Josephine Ray secured the title of the oldest person in the US after the death of Gertrude Baines on Friday in Los Angeles.</p>
  • Official: World's oldest man dies at 113

    06/19/2009 4:29:32 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 14 replies · 817+ views
    TOKYO – Tomoji Tanabe, the world's oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan on Friday, a city official said. He was 113. "He died peacefully. His family members were with him," said Junko Nakao, a city official in Miyakonojo on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Tanabe died of heart failure, she said. Tanabe, who was born on Sept. 18, 1895, had eight children — five sons and three daughters. The former city land surveyor also had 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, according to a statement from Miyakonojo city. He was certified by the...
  • 60-year-old Army soldier is oldest killed in Iraq

    05/14/2009 5:11:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 1,597+ views
    MSNBC | AP ^ | 5/14/09
    Ariz. man was Vietnam vet who decided to re-enlist after 9/11 attacks PHOENIX - A 60-year-old Vietnam War veteran who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq has become the oldest Army soldier to die in that conflict, the military said Thursday.
  • Oldest US nuclear plant gets a new 20-year license (Oyster Creek)

    04/08/2009 6:54:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 400+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/8/09 | Wayne Parry - ap
    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. – The nation's oldest nuclear power plant has been granted a new license allowing it to operate for another 20 years. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission dismissed objections from anti-nuclear and environmental groups and issued the license Wednesday to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J., about 50 miles east of Philadelphia and 75 miles south of New York City. ... Oyster Creek's boiling-water reactor is considered obsolete by today's standards.
  • The oldest hatred

    02/20/2009 9:57:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 748+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/20/09 | Dovid Horowitz
    Israel is the only sovereign state whose destruction international society will excuse "If you take a trip overseas Tuck your Star of David into your shirt It's dangerous if they know you're from here. If they ask you, say you're from Greece Say you're from Sudan So they don't make trouble for you." - translated from the Tea Packs song "Neshika Le'Dod" A few years ago, on a family holiday in London, we spent an afternoon watching the street performers at Covent Garden - fire-eaters, trick-cyclists, jugglers. One of the better acts, a young man with a mop of dirty...
  • Archeologist finds 3,000-year old Hebrew text

    10/30/2008 6:37:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,644+ views
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2008
    An Israeli archaeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago. Professor Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says the inscribed pottery shard -- known as an ostracon -- was found during excavations of a fortress from the 10th century BC. Carbon dating of the ostracon, along with pottery analysis, dates the inscription to time of King David, about a millennium earlier than the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the university said. The shard contains...
  • Oldest Hebrew Text Discovered at King David's Border Fortress

    10/31/2008 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 804+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 10-31-08 | Gil Ronen
    ( Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the oldest Hebrew text ever found, at a site they believe was King David's front line fortress in the war against the people of Pleshet, also known as the Philistines. The site overlooks the Elah Valley, where the young David slew Goliath, the Philistine giant, with a well-aimed shot from a sling. The text is written in ink on a pottery shard. It is made up of five lines of text in Proto-Canaanite characters separated by lines. The discovery, by archaeologists Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Sa'ar Ganor of Hebrew University, is being...
  • Oldest Embryo Fossil Found

    05/28/2008 12:11:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 243+ views on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Jeanna Bryner
    An armored fish was about to become a mom some 380 million years ago. Though the primitive fish perished, its fossilized remains remarkably reveal an embryo and umbilical cord inside the soon-to-be mother's body. The discovery marks the oldest evidence of an animal giving live birth, pushing the known record of such reproduction back by some 200 million years. It also supports the idea that internal fertilization in vertebrates (animals with backbones) originated in a group of primitive fish. "When I first saw the embryo inside the mother fish, my jaw dropped," said researcher John Long, a paleontologist at Museum...
  • Derbyshire May Have 'Oldest' Dog

    05/21/2008 1:38:38 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 104+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-21-2008
    Derbyshire may have 'oldest' dog Bella's owner says she is at least 28 years old A Derbyshire couple are trying to prove their pet Labrador cross is the oldest dog in the world. Bella's owner David Richardson, 76, said he bought the mixed breed dog from the RSPCA 26 years ago when she was "at least three years old". That would make Bella's age more than 200 in canine years. But the RSPCA said it does not have any records for Bella and Guinness World Records said without the appropriate paperwork it could not be proved. Mr Richardson said he...
  • Bandurria Is Oldest Peruvian Archaeological Site, Say Expert

    04/20/2008 7:28:12 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 215+ views
    Andina ^ | 4-16-2008 | Alejandro Chu
    Bandurria is the oldest Peruvian archaeological site, says expert Archaeological site of Bandurria located in Huaura, Lima Lima, Apr. 16 (ANDINA).- The archaelogical site of Bandurria dating back 3200 BC (located in the province of Huaura, Lima) is considered the origin of ancient American civilization, said archaeologist Alejandro Chu Barrera, director of the Archaeological Project of Bandurria. “Several radiocarbon datings done in the United states confirmed that Bandurria dates back from 3200 B.C., while Caral dates from 2900”, said the archaeologist. The expert mentioned that the main reason for the development of highly organized cultures along the Peruvian coast is...
  • World's Oldest, 8,000 Year Old (Living) Tree Found In Sweden

    04/12/2008 10:35:19 AM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 1,636+ views
    World’s oldest, 8,000 years old tree found in Sweden April 10th, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT RIA Novosti Stockholm, April 10 (RIA Novosti) Scientists in northern Sweden believe they have discovered the world’s oldest living tree dating back nearly 8,000 years, local media said Thursday. A Norway spruce, which was found growing at a height of 950 metres above sea level, is more than two metres (6.5 feet) tall and about 20 centimeters (8 inches) in width. Shortly after the discovery, scientists sent samples from the tree to a laboratory in Miami, US, and were amazed to learn that the...
  • The World's Oldest Voice Recording Goes Online

    03/27/2008 7:30:43 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 2,428+ views
    Physorg ^ | 3-28-2008
    World's oldest voice recording goes online It's no-one's idea of great music -- to some, it may sound like a dolphin with tonsilitis -- but the ghostly warbling of a French folk song nearly 148 years ago comprises the oldest recording of the human voice, France's Academy of Sciences says. The 10-second recording was made by a Parisian inventor, Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville on April 9 1860, when Emperor Napoleon III, the last monarch of France, was on the throne. It was made a whole 17 years before Thomas Edison made his historic message, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on...
  • Archaeologists Have Discovered The World's Oldest Inscription In Jiroft

    11/05/2007 1:31:53 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 1,267+ views
    CAIS ^ | 11-5-2007
    Archaeologists have Discovered the World's Oldest Inscription in Jiroft 05 November 2007 LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists have discovered the world's most ancient inscription in the Iranian city of Jiroft, near the Halil Roud historical site. "The inscription, discovered in a palace, was carved on a baked mud-brick whose lower left corner has only remained,” explained Professor Yousof Majid-Zadeh, head of the Jiroft excavation team. “The only ancient inscriptions known to experts before the Jiroft discovery were cuneiform and hieroglyph,” said Majid Zadeh, adding that,”the new-found inscription is formed by geometric shapes and no linguist around the world has been able...
  • Ming The Clam Is 'Oldest Animal' (400 YO)

    10/28/2007 10:25:37 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 589+ views
    BBB ^ | 10-28-2007
    Ming the clam is 'oldest animal' Shakespeare was writing plays when the clam was a juvenile A clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland is thought to have been the longest-lived creature discovered. Scientists said the mollusc, an ocean quahog clam, was aged between 405 and 410 years and could offer insights into the secrets of longevity. Researchers from Bangor University in Wales said they calculated the clam's age by counting rings on its shell. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the longest-lived animal was an Arctica clam found in 1982 aged 220. They are like tiny tape-recorders......
  • 'Oldest' Wall Painting Looks Like Modern Art

    10/11/2007 1:31:49 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-11-2007 | Roger Highfield
    'Oldest' wall painting looks like modern art By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 6:56pm BST 11/10/2007 French archaeologists have discovered an 11,000-year-old work of art in northern Syria which is the oldest known wall painting, even though it looks like a work by a modernist. The painting resembles the work of Paul Klee The two square-metre painting, in red, black and white, was found at the Neolithic settlement of Djade al-Mughara on the Euphrates, northeast of the city of Aleppo. "It looks like a modernist painting," said Eric Coqueugniot, the team leader. "Some of those who saw it have...
  • Indiana Woman, 114, Celebrates Being Named World's Oldest Person With Slice of White Cake

    08/17/2007 12:53:10 PM PDT · by nmh · 69 replies · 1,565+ views ^ | Friday, August 17, 2007 | Associated Press
    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — A 114-year-old Indiana woman who became the world's oldest person this week celebrated the distinction Thursday with a slice of her favorite cake. Edna Parker, who has outlived her husband, children and siblings, was confirmed as the world's oldest known person when Yone Mnagawa, a Japanese woman four months her senior, died on Monday. Dressed in a pink polka-dot dress and costume pearl jewelry, Parker was wheeled before television cameras and reporters Thursday in a dining room at the central Indiana nursing home where she lives. Clutching two old photographs — including one from the early 1900s...
  • Egypt's Oldest Known Art Identified, Is 15,000 Years Old

    07/13/2007 8:12:36 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 640+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 7-11-2007 | Dan Morrison
    Egypt's Oldest Known Art Identified, Is 15,000 Years Old Dan Morrison in Cairo, Egypt for National Geographic News July 11, 2007 Rock face drawings and etchings recently rediscovered in southern Egypt are similar in age and style to the iconic Stone Age cave paintings in Lascaux, France, and Altamira, Spain, archaeologists say. "It is not at all an exaggeration to call it 'Lascaux on the Nile,'" said expedition leader Dirk Huyge, curator of the Egyptian Collection at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, Belgium. "The style is riveting," added Salima Ikram of the American University in Cairo,...
  • Ancient Wooden Anchor Discovered (World's Oldest)

    05/15/2007 2:04:27 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,000+ views
    Newswise ^ | 5-15-2007 | University Of Haifa
    Source: University of Haifa Released: Tue 15-May-2007, 08:50 ET Ancient Wooden Anchor Discovered The world's oldest wooden anchor was discovered during excavations in the Turkish port city of Urla, the ancient site of Liman Tepe / the Greek 1st Millennium BCE colony of Klazomenai, by researchers from the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies of the University of Haifa. The anchor, from the end of the 7th century BC, was found near a submerged construction, imbedded approximately.1.5 meters underground. Marine archaeologists excavating at Urla Newswise — The world's oldest wooden anchor was discovered during excavations in the Turkish port city...
  • Unrecognized: The World's Oldest Monument (Jericho - Sultan's Hill)

    04/28/2007 3:22:13 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,410+ views
    Aawsat ^ | 4-27-2007 | Osama al Eissa
    Unrecognized: The World’s Oldest Monument 27/04/2007 By Osama al Eissa Jerusalem, Asharq Al-Awsat- Approximately two kilometers away from Jericho’s city center lies Tel es-Sultan (Sultan’s Hill), the oval-shaped mound that the oasis of Jericho, the oldest city in the world, is famous for. The world’s earliest settlement was located at Tel es-Sultan, which stands in the form of several layers of habitation that make up today’s mound. And yet despite its importance and its ability to attract the world’s greatest researchers, it is not included on the World Heritage List, which is precisely what the Palestinian Authority’s Department of Antiquities...
  • Scientific Team Finds On Of World's Oldest Cities

    02/22/2007 10:52:14 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 855+ views
    Expatica ^ | 2-22-2007
    Scientific team finds one of world's oldest cities 22 February 2007 MADRID - A Spanish scientific team found one of the world's oldest cities, thought to be about 5,500 years old, in Syria. The discovery, based on pottery fragments and other ceramics found at the site, was announced in Madrid by two of the scientists in charge of the investigation, Ignacio Marquez of Spain's CSIC scientific research council and Juan Luis Moreno of the Universidad de La Coruña. According to reports, the find is of "the highest level" of scientific importance because of its ramifications for the understanding of history...
  • Oldest person dies at 114 in Connecticut

    01/29/2007 7:12:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 820+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/07 | Stephanie Reitz - ap
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Emma Faust Tillman, who was born to former slaves and lived to see 21 American presidencies, died at a nursing home just four days after becoming the world's oldest-known living person. She was 114. Tillman, who lived independently until she was 110, died Sunday night in the company of several family members, said Karen Chadderton, administrator of Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center in East Hartford. "She went peacefully," Chadderton said Monday. "She was a wonderful woman." Tillman she assumed the title as world's oldest person on Wednesday with the death of 115-year-old Emiliano Mercado del Toro of...
  • World's oldest newspaper ends print version for Internet format (PoIT - Founded in 1645)

    01/26/2007 8:43:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 529+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Nicholas Chipperfield
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The world's oldest newspaper, Sweden's Post och Inrikes Tidningar, has embraced the digital age, ending its run as a print publication and opting to be published exclusively on the Internet. Founded in 1645 by Queen Christina, the Post och Inrikes Tidningar (PoIT) -- or Post and Domestic Newspapers -- was a staple for readers in Sweden throughout the late 17th and 18th century. But its readership dwindled as rival newspapers appeared, confining PoIT primarily to the publication of announcements from publicly listed companies, and financial and legal institutions by the 1900s. While the paper has not covered...
  • Man, 91, is 'oldest paraglider'

    12/19/2006 9:31:18 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 410+ views ^ | 12-18-06 | BBC
    A 91-year-old man from East Sussex has become the oldest person in Britain to go paragliding, according to his son. Reg Rose-Innes, from Beddingham, flew above Devil's Dyke in Sussex for a 20-minute flight at 800ft (243m). He said after the tandem flight: "It was marvellous being up in the air. It was a gorgeous view and lovely day."
  • World's Oldest Person Dies at 116 in Tennessee

    12/11/2006 8:45:01 PM PST · by URist · 34 replies · 2,530+ views ^ | December 11, 2006
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The world's oldest person has died. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden was 116 when her time came today in a Memphis, Tennessee, nursing home. She'd lived there several years, but relatives say she spoke very little after a stroke two years ago.
  • Man lives to 112 despite junk food diet

    09/02/2006 5:22:56 PM PDT · by verum ago · 15 replies · 620+ views
    AP ^ | 9/1/06 | Jeff Wilson
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - George Johnson, considered California's oldest living person at 112 and the state's last surviving World War I veteran, had experts shaking their heads over his junk food diet. "He had terrible bad habits. He had a diet largely of sausages and waffles," Dr. L. Stephen Coles, founder
  • Expert: Tablet may have oldest writings

    08/04/2006 9:28:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,271+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/06 | AP
    SOFIA, Bulgaria - An almost 7,000-year old stone tablet found in Bulgaria bears carvings that might turn out to be one of the world's oldest inscriptions, a prominent Bulgarian archaeologist said Thursday. "These signs are unique and apparently bear a meaning," Nikolai Ovcharov told a press conference. Ovcharov said he had received the tablet from a private collector who had unearthed it 20 years ago. The collector asked to remain anonymous, because he risked criminal prosecution for looting or criminal possession of antiquities. The tablet, about three inches, carries five distinct signs each made up of two elements, Ovcharov said....
  • Is This The Oldest Human Virus?

    07/18/2006 6:27:06 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,123+ views
    Is this the oldest human virus? (Filed: 18/07/2006) The papillomavirus has been afflicting humans and their ancestors for millions of years. Now scientists have worked out how it has evolved, reports Roger Highfield Hundreds of millions of years ago, a relative of this virus made dinosaurs sprout warts. When our ancestors split from the apes up to seven million years ago, the virus split with them. Among the earliest modern humans, it was still multiplying, spreading and evolving. Today, this virus, perhaps the oldest to afflict humankind, is causing more suffering than at any time in its history. Although many...
  • Man, 83, Is Oldest Pro Baseball Player

    07/13/2006 8:07:37 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | 7 13 06 | Associated Press
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - No one in the bleachers at the Sioux Falls Canaries game was quite sure what was going on down on the field. They were all quiet, wondering and transfixed on the little old man digging into the batters' box. The infielders moved up on the grass, giggling, and pitcher looked as uncomfortable as anyone else would have felt. But to 83-year-old Jim Eriotes, it was serious business. Eriotes led off Tuesday's game for the Canaries against the St. Joe (Mo.) Blacksnakes and took four big swings _ even fouling a pitch off _ before striking out....
  • Shells May Represent Oldest Known Beads

    07/11/2006 2:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 350+ views
    Science News ^ | 7-11-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Shells may represent oldest known beads Bruce Bower Three sea-snail shells previously discovered at Stone Age sites in Israel and Algeria contain intentionally fashioned holes in their centers, making the finds the oldest known examples of personal decoration, a research team says. HOLE IN TWO. Two perforated shells from an Israeli site dated to between 135,000 and 100,000 years ago appear in different views (top group and bottom group). Vanhaeren, F. d'Errico The trio of perforated shells apparently served as beads, conclude Marian Vanhaeren of University College London and her colleagues. Holes in the shells look nothing like those that...
  • Fossils point to oldest life on Earth

    06/07/2006 2:46:26 PM PDT · by xcamel · 12 replies · 267+ views
    SPI ^ | Wednesday, June 7, 2006 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON -- The best evidence yet for the oldest life on Earth is found in odd-shaped, rock-like mounds in Australia that are actually fossils created by microbes 3.4 billion years ago, researchers report. "It's an ancestor of life. If you think that all life arose on this one planet, perhaps this is where it started," said Abigail Allwood, a researcher at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology and lead author of the new study. It appears Thursday in the journal Nature. The strange geologic structures - which range from smaller than a fingernail to taller than a man - are exactly...
  • Worlds largest living creature discovered in Ibiza (sea grass 5 miles long and 100,000 years old)

    05/30/2006 11:14:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 107 replies · 4,271+ views
    Ibiza News ^ | 5/27/06
    What is the world's largest living creature? Scientists from the CSIC. the University of the Balearic Islands, Portugal, Carribean and the USA have discovered a Posidonia Oceanica, of more than 8 kilometers in length, and 100,000 years old. The 'Posideonia Oceanica' is, in layman's terms 'sea grass', and the wavy plains of this plant found off the coasts Ibiza and Formentera, have been, since 1999, part of the reason for the award to Ibiza as a 'Heritage of Humanity'. The huge plant was discovered between 'Es Freus' (the straits that separate Ibiza from Formentera) and the 'Ses Salines' beach....and quite...
  • Oldest Amphib Serves as Base for Iraq’s Future [USS Ogden (LPD 5)]

    05/16/2006 4:22:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Zack Baddorf
    PERSIAN GULF (NNS) -- USS Ogden (LPD 5), the Navy’s oldest active amphibious ship, is currently serving as the Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) for the multinational maritime coalition operating in the North Persian Gulf. As the AFSB for Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1, the 41-year-old amphibious transport dock is providing logistical support for the various forces that are protecting Iraq’s territorial waters and oil platforms, as well as serving as a training platform for Iraqi sailors and marines. “The crew is having a wonderful time,” said Cmdr. James Hruska, Ogden’s commanding officer. “Everyone understands the importance of keeping these...
  • Discovery Of Oldest Known Art And Agriculture Calendar In New World

    05/11/2006 2:17:48 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 701+ views
    Newswise ^ | 5-11-2006
    Discovery of Oldest Known Art and Agriculture Calendar in New World MU Researcher Unearths Earliest Known Western Sculptures and Astronomical Alignments in Peru's Temple of the Fox. Andeans Used Myth and Astronomical Markers to Determine Agricultural Calendar. Project Buena Vista unearths a personified disk flanked by foxes at the Temple of the Fox in Peru. Newswise — In one of the most significant archaeological and anthropological finds in recent history, Robert Benfer, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has discovered the earliest astronomical alignments and sculptures in the round, which is a sculpture designed to be viewed...