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  • OMG! Cat Picks a Fight With the Wrong Squid

    07/21/2015 3:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    HLN ^ | 7/21
    While trying to get some dinner, a cat got its just desserts after picking on the wrong squid. In this crazy video, it first appears that the mischievous kitty has the upper hand on its prey. With feline claws and definitely a size advantage, it dips into a pool with the cephalopod. But surprise for the cat because the squid just attaches itself right onto its hunter, turning the tables of the food pyramid. Unable to see because of a face full of tentacles, the regretful cat stumbles backward and all around. And while the cat is eventually able to...
  • Oddest couple ever found: Amphibian and mammal forerunner share 250 million year old burrow

    06/23/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies ^ | June 21, 2013 | unattributed
    Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilized burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa. The burrow revealed two unrelated vertebrate animals nestled together and fossilized after being trapped by a flash flood event. Facing harsh climatic conditions subsequent to the Permo-Triassic (P-T) mass extinction, the amphibian Broomistega and the mammal forerunner Thrinaxodon cohabited in a burrow. Scanning shows that the amphibian, which was suffering from broken ribs, crawled into a sleeping mammal's shelter for protection. This research suggests that short periods of dormancy, called aestivation,...
  • Fox News poll: Romney erases Obama's lead nationally after first debate

    10/10/2012 3:17:43 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 15 replies ^ | 10/10/2012 | Dana Blanton
    Mitt Romney now holds a narrow advantage over Barack Obama in the race for the White House -- 46 percent to 45 percent, if the election were held today, according to a Fox News national poll of likely voters released Wednesday. That’s a six-point turnaround and a three-point “debate bounce” for Romney. Before the first presidential debate in Denver last Wednesday, Romney had 43 percent to Obama’s 48 percent (September 24-26, 2012). Romney’s edge comes mainly from independents, white voters and men. Just over half of men (51 percent) back Romney now, the highest level of support he’s received among...
  • John Sandford Interview 1

    09/02/2012 8:35:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    YouTube | September 2, 2012 | JohnSandfordOfficial
    Author John Sandford takes questions from his fans on Facebook, discussing the books, the characters, and writing... (more at link) Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
  • Hawk Drops Puppy From the Sky in Los Banos

    05/16/2012 3:09:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    KSEE24 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Audrey Asistio
    It wasn't quite raining cats and dogs in Los Banos, but Elaine Bouschard and her grandson, Taylor Callaway, say it was a miracle when they saw this tiny dog fall from the sky. Callaway explained, “All of a sudden I saw this little puppy laying there, he was almost dead.” “Right here is where Taylor started yelling that he saw the puppy. I looked up and the hawk was just flying right here, circling around and at that point, we all just went to the puppy,” added Bouschard. Digital Daily – subscribe to our daily newsletter They did what many...
  • Purr-fect picture: A real-life game of cat and mouse ...

    11/14/2011 6:01:07 AM PST · by algernonpj · 52 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 13, 2011 | Craig Mackenzie
    Most people might have a rough day once in a while, but it will never be as bad as the one suffered by this little mouse. He ended up becoming dish of the day for a playful cat, which showed off its ball skills by batting it into the air with such force it did a mid-air somersault. This once-in-a-life-time picture was captured by Californian pet owner Angelo DeSantis when he arrived at his home in Grass Valley, Nevada.
  • Merlin Falcon & Song

    04/02/2008 8:16:32 AM PDT · by Revski · 80+ views
    Hear the sound of a Merlin Falcon when it sings. This falcon also has killed chickens and has been called a chicken hawk but is really a falcon. This falcon is a very majestic and beautiful bird of prey.
  • Merlin Falcon & Song

    03/26/2008 4:39:00 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies · 200+ views
    o7jimmy's You-Tube Video ^ | 3/26/08 | Revski
    Hear the sound of a Merlin Falcon when it sings. This falcon also has killed chickens and has been called a chicken hawk but is really a falcon.
  • Scientist says jackrabbits are gone from Yellowstone

    02/24/2008 8:47:35 AM PST · by george76 · 159 replies · 2,679+ views
    Jackson Hole Star Tribune & AP ^ | February 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BROWN
    A jackrabbit found throughout much of the West has disappeared from the Yellowstone area, although the reason why remains a mystery, a new study concludes. Whatever the cause, the study suggests the white-tailed jackrabbit's disappearance has wrought major changes to Yellowstone's food chain. Coyotes and wolves, which could have depended on the rabbit as a significant food source, apparently turned their attention instead to larger prey including young elk, pronghorn antelope -- even domestic livestock. However, because the rabbit's decline went relatively unnoticed until now, quantifying that shift is virtually impossible, said the study's lead author, Joel Berger with the...
  • What Do We Do With "Tookie Monsters" ?

    12/15/2005 5:11:45 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 20 replies · 748+ views
    The Morning Paper -Special Edition | 12/15/05 | vanity
    What Should Society Do With Its “Tookie Monsters” ? The “ Tookie Williams Saga “ has finally ended. After decades of appeals and delays , and more appeals and more delays; after vast agitation by a wide variety of people : ranging from sincere opponents of the death penalty, to shameless self-advocates looking for more media “face time”, Tookie Williams – the convicted murderer of four people finally got the justice a jury of his peers had decreed. There are many who say the death penalty is “barbaric” ; or that it serves no useful purpose. I tend to agree...
  • Happy Halloween from the Pacific, 1945

    10/31/2005 9:28:56 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 1,215+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 31, 2005 | Heath L. McMeans
    I have not read Dracula ever again. I was ashamed of myself. Here I was, a 2nd lieutenant of Marines, fresh out of OCS, going to fight those Japanese SOB's, and just think, I let a book of fiction scare me like that.
  • Germans battle 'Nazi' racoons

    10/21/2005 9:24:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies · 637+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/21/2005 | Staff
    Germany is stepping up its battle against 'Nazi' racoons after they ruined much of this year's wine harvest. The racoons were released into the German countryside in 1934 under the orders of Hermann Goering. Goering thought they would "enrich" the local wildlife - but they have spread throughout Central Europe, from the Low Countries to the Urals, according to conservationists. The nocturnal mammals have become a health hazard in many cities, where they rummage through garbage bins and invade homeowners' attics and cellars. Now, they are becoming a threat to agriculture as well, according to farmers. "Racoons wiped out almost...
  • CA: Red light-flashing jellyfish lures in prey off California coast

    07/07/2005 4:11:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,742+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/7/05 | Randolph E. Schmid - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The first deep sea red-light district - glowing appendages on a newly discovered jellyfish relative - appear to flash their come-hither message to lure prey. Jellyfish and other types of sea creatures are known to produce light, but this is the first deep ocean invertebrate known to use red fluorescent light, said Steven H. D. Haddock of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, Calif. Three of the animals were found by scientists using a remote controlled research vehicle at depths of between 5,200 feet and 7,500 feet off the coast of California. The discovery...
  • Trap-building ants torture prey(sinister and clever)

    04/24/2005 9:16:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 1,226+ views
    BBC News ^ | 04/23/05 Trap-building ants torture prey   With cunning and patience, the ants cut hairs from the stem of the plant they inhabit, and use the tiny fibres to build a spongy platform. The elaborate trap snares its prey, which is then stretched like a victim on a mediaeval rack before being hacked to pieces. The ants divide labour according to age, with the oldest individuals being trap builders   A fierce species of Amazonian ant has been seen building elaborate traps on which hapless prey are stretched like medieval torture victims, before being slowly hacked to pieces.With cunning and patience,...
  • Coaches Who Prey - Misconduct often goes unpunished by districts

    04/08/2005 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 26 replies · 1,798+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 15, 2003 (Since Updated) | Maureen O'Hagan <> & Christine Willmsen <>
    When a friend told coach Stu Gorski in 1995 that Mount Adams School District had hired "a phenomenal wrestling coach," Gorski froze. "Tell me you didn't hire Randy Deming," he pleaded. The district had. Gorski, a football and golf coach in Whatcom County, knew Deming for years as a rival coach at nearby Blaine High School. Gorski also knew of Deming's reputation as a groper of girls who had even been charged with child molestation. When Gorski learned Deming would also be teaching girls, he warned: "You're putting him back into the fire." GORDON KING / YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Randy Deming...
  • Dog survives abduction by eagle

    01/10/2005 8:31:45 PM PST · by Shermy · 145 replies · 3,184+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | January 6, 2005 | Nick Gevock
    Jill Slevin didn't want to tell her kids Wednesday that she had pretty much given up hope of finding their dog Freddie alive. The Pekingese mix had disappeared a week earlier. And an extensive search over the course of several below-zero nights had proved futile. "We had a lot of weepy eyes over the New Year's weekend," Slevin said Wednesday of her three children. But then, miraculously, Freddie showed up at the door of their home north of Bozeman at noon Wednesday -- one week after he had disappeared. He was covered with ice, riddled with bug bites and had...
  • Nature's Supercurious Brutality

    02/07/2004 4:25:52 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 22 replies · 212+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | February 7, 2004 | Stephen Schunk
    A long day got longer as we headed north on the Point Reyes Peninsula. We all suffered from “scope-eye,” that strange affliction known to birders and photographers who spend inordinate amounts of time staring with one eye through a spotting scope or viewfinder. Afternoon birding can be slow, but we hoped a visit to Teal Pond would perk things up a bit. Maybe we would see Blue-winged Teal loafing at the water’s edge or Wilson’s Snipe probing the muddy shoreline....(snip) We instantly pulled off the paved road and fixed our eyes on this scene of utter chaos in the adjacent...
  • 164 muggings a day in London

    07/28/2003 12:03:46 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 16 replies · 439+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 28 July 2003 | Hugh Dougherty
    The extent of street crime in London is revealed in new figures showing there are 164 muggings in the capital every day. A report by independent watchdogs shows that, although street crime has come down from its record high levels of early 2002, it is still higher than at any other time in recent history. It will say that the massive effort to reduce muggings and robberies, involving hundreds of thousands of hours of police time, has produced only a 15 per cent reduction in London. Scotland Yard figures show that Lambeth is the worst of the 32 boroughs for...

    09/18/2002 5:33:54 AM PDT · by BenF · 59 replies · 1,862+ views
    WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY | September 13, 2002 | Emanuel A. Winston
    The Arab nations continue to whine and complain that America has unfairly deprived them of their victory over Israel since 1948. Somehow, in their fertile imagination where Arabs wander about in their fantasy land, they believe they are not to blame for losing six wars of intended annihilation to their hated enemy, the Jews. They claim that "It wasn't the Jews who met each attack with courage and fighting skills that beat them on the field of battle." Clearly, 'they' didn't lose to the despised Jews who, for centuries the Arab Muslims had designated as lowly habitants of most Arab...
  • Men Of Prey

    08/07/2002 5:22:58 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 424+ views
    Science News ^ | 7-27-2002 | Bruce Bower
    Men of PreyScientists peer into the dark world of sex offenders Bruce Bower From inner-city mean streets to serene suburban cul-de-sacs, from bar stools to pulpits, and from state houses to the state prisons, sex offenders uniformly inspire fear and loathing. On occasion, rapists, child molesters, and their ilk also stir up unexpected irony. Consider this turn of events. On June 9, scientists and clinicians from throughout North America ended a 3-day meeting in Washington, D.C., where they discussed the state of knowledge about sexually coercive acts. Although intriguing lines of research were described, conference participants readily admitted their ignorance...