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  • Russian "Doomsday Plane" Spotted Flying By Finland Border

    04/25/2014 1:16:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/25/14 | Tyler Durden
    The last time the Russian "Doomsday Plane" was seen in the air doing its trademark loops at 27,000 feet telegraphing Vladimir Putin was somewhere nearby, was on March 31, just days after the formerly Ukrainian region was annexed by the Kremlin. Until today, when over the past 4 hours, the Tu-214 has been quietly circling in position just shy of Finland and the Baltics, where as it is known, NATO has been depositing hundreds of western soldiers in a "defensive" build up.
  • Netanyahu was in Chopper when UAV was Spotted

    04/25/2013 8:59:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 4/25/13
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was in a helicopter flight on the way to a tour of northern Israel, when the IAF spotted what is believed to have been a Hizbullah UAV in the skies of Haifa Thursday. The prime minister's staff, in consultation with security elements, decided to take no chances and instructed the helicopter pilot to land for a short time, until the successful interception of the UAV. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) penetrated Israeli air space from Lebanon Thursday, and was shot down. At around 2:00 p.m. Israel time (11:00 GMT), IAF aircraft belonging to the aerial defense...
  • White Killer Whale Spotted—Only One in the World?

    04/28/2012 2:24:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 25, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    The headline-grabbing all-white adult killer whale spotted off Russia this month may well be one of a kind. But the sighting may not be the first time he's been caught on camera. Scientists were studying acoustic and social interactions among whales and dolphins off the North Pacific's Commander Islands (map) when the team noticed a six-foot-tall (nearly two-meter-tall) white dorsal fin jutting above the waves—hence the whale's new name: Iceberg. "The reaction from the team for the encounter, which happened on an ordinary day for spotting and photographing the whales, was one of surprise and elation," researcher Erich Hoyt said...
  • Third Jupiter Fireball Spotted——Sky-Watching Army Needed?

    08/25/2010 9:30:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 8/24/10 | Andrew Fazekas
    Amateur sightings prompt call for a network of backyard astronomers.On August 20, for the third time in about a year, amateur astronomers spotted a fireball above Jupiter's atmosphere. The discovery suggests the planet gets walloped more often than previously thought, say astronomers, some of whom are calling for a global "volunteer army" of backyard Jupiter watchers. The recent flash follows on the heels of July 2009 and June 2010 fireballs over the gas giant planet. (See "Bright Fireball Slams Into Jupiter" [June 2010] and "Jupiter Impact Creates Huge New Spot" [July 2009].) Astronomers speculate that the August 20 flash was...
  • Cuban blog says Fidel Castro spotted in public

    07/10/2010 4:30:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/10 | Jeff Franks
    HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made his first known public appearance since falling ill four years ago in a visit this week to a Havana scientific facility, a blog reported on Saturday. Photographs taken with a cell phone and posted with the pro-government blog showed a smiling Castro, 83, chatting with people said to have gathered around him as he was leaving the National Center of Scientific Investigations. ... The blogger, Rosa C. Baez, wrote that Castro was spotted making a "surprise visit" to the center on Wednesday and stopped to greet and "throw kisses" to the...
  • Life-Enabling Molecules Spotted in Orion Nebula

    03/12/2010 12:23:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 561+ views ^ | 3/12/10 | sp
    The chemical fingerprints of potentially life-building molecules have been detected in the Orion nebula by Europe's Herschel Space Observatory. The Orion nebula is a nearby stellar nursery, brimming with gas, dust and infant stars. It is known to be one of the most prolific chemical factories in space, although the full extent of its chemistry and the pathways for molecule formation are not well understood. Researchers have used one of Herschel's instruments, which looks at the cosmos in the far infrared wavelengths of light, to provide more insight into how organic molecules form in space. By sifting through the pattern...
  • Experiment to test killing 1 owl to help another

    12/10/2009 10:01:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 850+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/09 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Scientists want to determine if killing the aggressive barred owl that has invaded old growth forests of the Northwest would help the protected spotted owl. Federal biologists are doing a formal study to decide whether to do the experiment, and laying out the terms if they go ahead. The study will be available for public comment and is expected to be completed by fall 2010. "This is to be done experimentally so we can nail down whether, in fact, removing barred owls could improve spotted owl demographics, and also to look into the feasibility of doing...
  • Wolves spotted in Bethany?!

    01/23/2009 12:02:48 PM PST · by WildernessNut56 · 13 replies · 198+ views ^ | 12/13/2008 | The News!
    <p>Did anyone else read this story in the New York Post about wolves in Connecticut?</p> <p>Once native to the state, Wolves were hunted out. However, Wolf sightings have increased dramatically across the state, as Wolves make their way back into Vermont, Maine, etc.</p>
  • Baby Versions of Milky Way Spotted

    01/08/2008 1:18:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 74+ views on Yahoo ^ | 1/08/08 | Dave Mosher
    Astronomers have spotted small galaxies near the beginning of time that resemble ancestors of our own galactic home. The tiny galaxies are about one-tenth to one-twentieth the size of the Milky Way and have 40 times fewer stars. Light from the ancient clusters was emitted about 2 billion years after the Big Bang, the theoretical beginning to the universe that occurred about 13.7 billion years ago. So the galaxies are seen as they existed in a very young universe. The galaxies are not the most distant seen by the Hubble Space Telescope, but astronomers consider them to be the best...
  • First planet with water is spotted outside Solar System (the water exists only as superheated steam)

    07/11/2007 1:16:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 224+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/07 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - Astronomers on Wednesday announced they had spotted the first planet beyond the Solar System that has water, the precious ingredient for life. The watery world, though, is far beyond the reach of our puny chemically-powered rockets -- and in any case is quite uninhabitable. It is made of gas rather than rock and its atmosphere reaches temperatures hot enough to melt steel, which means the water exists only as superheated steam. The find, named HD189733b, is about 15 percent bigger than our Jupiter and orbits a star in the constellation of Vulpecula the Fox, according to a...
  • Police: Suspect in judge shooting spotted (Mexico, arranged to turn self in, but then no showed)

    06/22/2006 12:56:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 505+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/06 | Sandra Chereb - ap
    RENO, Nev. - A fugitive wanted in the killing of his wife and sniper shooting of a judge arranged to turn himself in at a U.S. consulate in Mexico on Thursday but failed to show up, authorities said. Darren Mack was believed to be on Mexico's west coast, and had been spotted in the Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas areas, Reno Police Chief Michael Poehlman said. It was the most significant break in an international manhunt since the ex-pawn shop owner allegedly killed his estranged wife 10 days ago and shot the family court judge who had been handling...
  • Resale of Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) questioned after eBay trading spotted

    02/17/2006 5:51:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies · 2,005+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/17/06 | Leo Shane III
    Resale of Meals, Ready to Eat questioned after eBay trading spottedBy Leo Shane III, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Saturday, February 18, 2006 WASHINGTON — Meals, Ready to Eat, the prepackaged rations infamous among servicemembers, remain hot collectibles on the online trading site, despite defense officials’ efforts to stop the practice. MREs typically cost about $4.50 to produce, and are intended solely for use and distribution by members of the military, according to Defense Department rules. But the water-activated rations are being marketed on the site as both survival gear and collector’s item, with some cases of 12 going...
  • Beagle 2 Probe 'Spotted' On Mars

    12/19/2005 5:19:01 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies · 1,550+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-20-2005 | Pallab Ghosh
    Beagle 2 probe 'spotted' on Mars By Pallab Ghosh BBC science correspondent Three dark triangular features in the centre could be airbagsThe scientist behind the British Beagle 2 mission to the Red Planet says the craft may have been found in pictures of the Martian surface. Colin Pillinger says the images suggest the mission very nearly worked, but Beagle somehow failed to contact Earth. He thinks the craft may have hit the ground too hard - as the atmosphere was thinner than usual because of dust storms in that region of Mars. This may have damaged onboard instruments, preventing the...
  • Calif. scientists plan to kill barred owls (to save spotted owls)

    06/15/2005 7:17:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 797+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/15/05 | Jeff Barnard - AP
    ARCATA, Calif. - Federal scientists are planning to shoot a small number of barred owls they say are crowding out the threatened spotted owl in northern California - an experiment that could lead to killing thousands of the larger owls on the West Coast. Scientists said the "removal" experiment would be the best way to quickly determine whether barred owls are pushing spotted owls toward extinction. If successful, officials would then consider expanding the program. "This experiment is a small step," said Brian Woodbridge, a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Yreka, Calif. The final plan...
  • Owl decline in Sonora raises concerns (ENVIRO WACKO ALERT)

    03/07/2005 4:46:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 446+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 03/07/05 | Tony Davis
    Could affect option to import, replenish stock of Ariz. birds. The pygmy owl population dropped sharply during the past five years in northern Sonora, a new study has concluded. The findings could spell trouble for U.S. government plans to possibly import northern Mexican birds to enhance Arizona's small cactus ferruginous pygmy owl population, said two University of Arizona researchers who wrote the study. The study doesn't play directly into legal issues that have the Arizona owl's endangered status in limbo, they said. But its results make it important to protect the Arizona and Sonoran populations, said the researchers at UA's...
  • Long-Lost Near-Earth Asteroid Spotted

    10/16/2003 10:39:44 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 215+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-16-2003 | Jeff Hecht
    Long-lost near-Earth asteroid spotted 17:35 16 October 03 news service A large and potentially hazardous asteroid that went missing for almost 66 years ago was re-discovered by astronomers on Wednesday morning. The good news is that its next fly-by, on 4 November, will miss the Earth by a relatively comfortable seven million kilometres. Asteroid 1937 UB, later dubbed Hermes, set a record for closest recorded approach to the Earth on 30 October 1937. The record lasted for 50 years. Hermes is one to two kilometres in diameter and would cause global devastation if it hit the planet. So, given...
  • Hussein Spotted, Offering Bounty for Killing U.S. Troops

    06/11/2003 8:40:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 185+ views
    Talon News ^ | 06/11/03 | Jimmy Moore
    NEW YORK (Talon News) -- Ousted President Saddam Hussein is paying a bounty for killing U.S. troops according to the leader of an Iraqi exile group on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses have spotted Saddam Hussein hiding out just north of Baghdad on several occasions. He has been seen near Diyala, around the Tigris River, near his hometown of Tikrit and in the Dulaimi areas. Saddam is suspected to have $1.3 billion in cash in his possession that was taken from the Central Bank on March 18. Saddam Hussein is undoubtedly seeking revenge for the war the United States perpetrated against his regime...
  • Cirque Du Soleil Does Circus Magic Without Animals (PETA alert)

    01/09/2003 7:49:43 PM PST · by nwrep · 12 replies · 1,261+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 9 | Paul Majendie
    LONDON (Reuters) - Forget the tigers, the elephants and the dancing bears. Cirque du Soleil will never travel the world with performing animals. "We don't agree with the way the animals are dressed to do their tricks. We prefer to give jobs to human beings," said Pierre Parisien from the renowned Quebec troupe that has inspired a circus renaissance around the globe. "They are animals, not performers. They should be in the jungle," the artistic director of the troupe's "Saltimbanco" show told Reuters after its London opening this week. "We do not agree with the way they are trained...
  • Taleban Chief 'Spotted On The Run' (Omar)

    08/04/2002 3:51:31 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 290+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-4-2002
    Sunday, 4 August, 2002, 16:13 GMT 17:13 UKTaleban chief 'spotted on the run' Mullah Omar's precise whereabouts are still unknown Taleban leader Mullah Omar is regularly spotted on the run, eight months after his fundamentalist Islamic regime was toppled by US-backed forces, a senior Afghan official has said. President Hamid Karzai's brother Ahmad Wali told Reuters news agency the rarely-photographed one-eyed cleric has been seen across a wide swathe of southern and central Afghanistan. "He is travelling by motorcycle or by foot," said Ahmad Wali - the president's special representative for the south. Mullah Omar fled Kandahar before it fell...