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  • Bones repaired with stroke of a pen

    12/27/2013 5:17:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 28, 2013 | Murad Ahmed
    SURGEONS may soon be able to "draw" new bone, skin and muscle on to patients after scientists created a pen-like device that can apply human cells directly to car-crash victims and others with serious injuries. Australian scientists have made a "BioPen", which allows doctors to apply stem cells and growth factors on to damaged and diseased bones. The machine works in a similar way to a 3D printer, building up the materials required to heal a bone. Experts have said it could improve bone reconstruction surgery. The device was created at the University of Wollongong and St Vincent's Hospital in...
  • Suspected Mass Grave Discovered in Serbia

    12/16/2013 9:02:33 PM PST · by tlozo · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | ABC News
    Officials say a suspected mass grave has been discovered in Serbia believed to contain bodies of ethnic Albanians who were killed during the 1998-99 war between Serbia and Kosovo.
  • Cambodian jungle graveyard mystifies experts

    07/03/2013 10:24:49 PM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    Geo Tv ^ | June 30, 2013 | afp
    PHNOM PEL, Cambodia: Over a hundred 'burial jars' and a dozen coffins arranged on a ledge in remote Cambodian jungle have for centuries held the bones -- and secrets -- of a mysterious people who lived alongside with the Angkor era. Why the bones were placed in jars on a cliff some 100 metres (320 feet) high in the Cardamom Mountains, or indeed whose remains they are, has long puzzled experts. For seven years Nancy Beavan, an archaeologist who specialises in carbon dating, has been looking for an answer, painstakingly piecing together clues left by the enigmatic people at 10...
  • The Milk Wars: Should Milk Be Taken Off the School-Lunch Menu?

    07/24/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Time.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    (Updated) The war on milk has shifted fronts. First it was sugar-laden chocolate milk, which parents and school administrators battled in recent years to remove from school-lunch menus. Now, it’s plain old moo that’s under fire. On Thursday, a national doctors group petitioned the U.S. government to remove milk as a required food group from the National School Lunch Program, the federally assisted program that has provided lunch to millions of public school kids since 1946. The doctors’ reasoning: milk doesn’t help protect kids’ bones. The promotion of milk to help build strong bones in kids is, “in effect, the...
  • Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre

    07/03/2012 2:33:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thu Jun 28, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre The skeleton of a 1,400-year-old Anglo-Saxon woman buried alongside a cow has emerged from a former children's playground near Cambridge in England, making the "cow woman" an extraordinary unique find. Described as "hugely exciting" and "bizarre," the burial was uncovered by students from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire. The find is believed to be the only one of its kind ever found in Europe. "Usually it is warrior men who are discovered buried with their animals. Never before have we found a woman buried alongside a cow," Faye Simpson, of...
  • Bones of John The Baptist Possibly Discovered

    06/16/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT · by Aliska · 36 replies
    ABC News Online ^ | June 16, 2012 | Russell Goldman
    A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. (Photo Included in article)
  • Coroner Accused Of Keeping Bones

    01/10/2012 7:43:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies · 1+ views
    A medical examiner in Wisconsin was arrested after authorities said she intended to train her dog using human bones from an autopsy. Police launched an investigation into Traci J. England, 44, after she kept part of the spine from an autopsy she attended Jan. 3, according to a release from the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. England was arrested on misconduct of public office and theft charges. She told police she planned to keep the bones to train one of her dogs to recover human remains, Oneida County District Attorney Michael Bloom told the Wausau Daily Herald. England is out on...
  • A heads up For Netflix patrons - 'Bones' fans:

    12/14/2011 2:20:36 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 14 replies
    Netflix' Instant' library ^ | 12/14/11 | DGHoodini
    Netflix has added new episodes of 'Bones', and is now complete up until last seasons closer, wherein Angela has her son, and Tempie tells booth she's pregnant, and he's the father. http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Bones/70136123?trkid=2361637 (I've been looking for this episode online and in re-runs since last season ended, and here it is...no commercials! Made my day.)
  • Murder charge tossed in case of bones in backpack

    08/17/2011 4:21:37 AM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies
    WRAL ^ | August 16, 2011
    Durham, N.C. — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a murder charge against a Mebane man arrested last year with the remains of a Durham woman in his backpack. Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson ruled that the state withheld evidence by allowing the family of Lakiea Lacole Boxley to cremate her remains. Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline immediately said she would appeal the ruling. Michael Charles Dorman, 33, of 1411 Sundown Drive, was arrested in July 2010 after one of his friends told investigators that Dorman admitted to killing a prostitute and asked him to help dispose of her remains....
  • Mammoth remains discovered near Castroville

    03/25/2011 4:00:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    The bones of a juvenile Ice Age Columbian mammoth have been found in a field near Castroville, the first discovery of its kind in Monterey County. The remains were uncovered by earthmoving equipment in December, said Mark Hylkema, Santa Cruz District archaeologist for the state Department of Parks. The precise location of the find is being kept under wraps to discourage souvenir hunters from damaging, looting or contaminating the site. Hylkema has specialized in the study of Native American culture on the Central Coast. He is recommending that a controlled excavation of the site be done "with a particular goal...
  • Help needed identifying fossils (Vanity)

    01/01/2011 6:51:30 AM PST · by Hotmetal · 57 replies
    I found all of these on my first outting in one creek. I was told the large teeth are from a mastodon but they don't look like the ones I've seen on the web. The vertabra I was told, are maybe from a mosasaur.
  • CNN: Archaeologists Report 1st Direct Evidence of Jesus

    10/21/2002 9:04:51 AM PDT · by jern · 353 replies · 4,568+ views
    Oct. 21, 2002 | CNN
    BREAKING: Archaeologists Report 1st Direct Evidence of Jesus
  • Chicken/Turkey Bone Dog Food

    04/04/2010 5:32:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 44 replies · 1,293+ views
    self, family dinner | April 4, 2010 | knarf
    Boy, did I start an argument yesterday ...
  • Drinking beer could help prevent weak bones

    02/07/2010 10:01:20 PM PST · by pissant · 51 replies · 1,108+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 2/8/10 | staff (no pun intended)
    Beer is a rich source of a nutrient that can help prevent weak bones – but it depends what type you drink, claim researchers at University of California, Davis, today. As one of the nation's favourite tipples, beer is a rich source of dietary silicon, which can help cut the chance of developing diseases like osteoporosis, they conclude. However, not all beers are the same, with those containing malted barley and hops having higher silicon content than beers made from wheat. Some light lagers made from grains like corn have the lowest levels of silicon while beers made from hops...
  • Turning wood into bones (Medical Science)

    01/10/2010 3:48:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 859+ views
    BBC ^ | Jan. 8, 2010 | Duncan Kennedy
    A novel - and natural - way of creating new bones for humans could be just a few years away. Scientists in Italy have developed a way of turning rattan wood into bone that is almost identical to the human tissue. At the Istec laboratory of bioceramics in Faenza near Bologna, a herd of sheep have already been implanted with the bones. The process starts by cutting the long tubular rattan wood up into manageable pieces. It is then snipped into even smaller chunks, ready for the complex chemical process to begin. The pieces are put in a furnace and...
  • Season Premiere Talk?

    09/17/2009 4:43:15 AM PDT · by rexgrossmansonlyfan · 24 replies · 760+ views
    ME
    I thougbt it would be fun to have a thread where we talk about the TV season premieres.
  • Moderate drinking 'boosts bones'

    08/17/2009 6:28:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,369+ views
    bbc. ^ | 16 August 2009
    Women who drink moderate amounts of beer may be strengthening their bones, according to Spanish researchers. Their study of almost 1,700 women, published in the journal Nutrition, found bone density was better in regular drinkers than non-drinkers.
  • Beer could stop bones going brittle

    08/14/2009 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 25 replies · 1,245+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12 Aug 2009 | Ben Leach
    A study found that the bones of women who drink beer regularly are stronger, making them less likely to suffer from osteoporosis. It is thought that the high level of silicon in beer slows down the thinning that leads to fractures and boosts the formation of new bone, the journal Nutrition reports. Beer is also rich in phytoestrogens, plant versions of oestrogen, which keep bones healthy. Bones are made up of a mesh of fibres, minerals, blood vessels and marrow, and healthy ones are denser with smaller spaces between the different parts. The researchers asked almost 1,700 healthy women with...
  • Bones lead to mystery Miami graveyard from 1900s

    07/17/2009 11:15:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies · 477+ views
    times picayune ^ | 7/16/2009 | TAMARA LUSH
    (AP) — MIAMI - When Enid Pinkney was a girl in the 1940s, her grandmother would tell her stories about a black cemetery nestled in the northwest corner of Miami in an area once called Lemon City. Pinkney never saw any headstones or tombs on the former farm land, which gradually became surrounded by small homes, car lots and industrial warehouses starting in the 1950s and 1960s. Interstate 95 rumbles past a few blocks away. But Pinkney's grandmother was apparently right. The bones of at least 11 people-and possibly dozens more-were recently discovered during construction of an affordable housing project....
  • Another difference between conservatives and liberals....

    06/14/2009 2:50:50 PM PDT · by rexgrossmansonlyfan · 14 replies · 895+ views
    Me
    I experienced today yet one of the 239334348239 ways that conservatives are more open minded than the supposedly open minded left.
  • Reminder for 'Bones' fans.

    05/14/2009 1:38:15 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 26 replies · 794+ views
    TV | 5/14/2009 | DGHoodini
    For those who care: Just a reminder, in case you've let it slip your mind. Tonight is the 'Bones' season finale, in which we'll see the return of the character "Zack Addy". I'm hoping it's going to be a good one.
  • Question for 'Bones' fans.

    04/18/2009 7:18:16 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 73 replies · 1,390+ views
    4-18-2009 | DGHoodini
    Does anyone know what's up with the actor/ role of "Zach Addy"? I'm hoping that the reason they keep alternating his "replacements" is because they eventually are planning on bringing him back. Perhaps the actor has other obligations, and he is just on a personal hiatus from the show. But I've grown accustomed to his character, and I want to see him return...preferably sooner, rather than later...but this limbo has been going on for quite some time now, and if they are not going to bring him back, I'd prefer to see them properly replace him with a new consecutive...
  • (Adult) Stem Cells Jumpstart Bone's Healing Process

    04/15/2009 9:06:15 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 6 replies · 533+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Apr. 15, 2009 | Unattributed
    Rarely will physicians use the word "miraculous" when discussing patient recoveries. But that's the very phrase orthopaedic physicians and scientists are using in upstate New York to describe their emerging stem cell research that could have a profound impact on the treatment of bone injuries. Results from preliminary work show patients confined to wheelchairs were able to walk or live independently again because their broken bones finally healed. At the heart of the research is the drug teriparatide, or Forteo, which was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of osteoporosis. Astute observations led a team of clinicians...
  • Scientists in bone battle

    03/19/2009 8:05:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 498+ views
    nature ^ | 18 March 2009 | Rex Dalton
    Officials at the University of California are moving to give two of the oldest-known skeletons in North America to a local Native American tribe, against the recommendation of university scientists who say the bones should be retained for study. Under federal law, bones are returned to a tribe that can prove 'cultural affiliation' through artefacts or other analyses. At nearly 10,000 years old, the skeletons in question — unearthed in 1976 at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) — are so ancient that they are not culturally linked to any tribe...But last month, University of California president Mark Yudof...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • Predecessor of Cows, The Aurochs, Were Still Living In The Netherlands Around AD 600

    12/21/2008 10:02:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies · 4,518+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Monday, December 15, 2008 | University of Groningen
    Archaeological researchers at the University of Groningen have discovered that the aurochs, the predecessor of our present-day cow, lived in the Netherlands for longer than originally assumed. Remains of bones recently retrieved from a horn core found in Holwerd (Friesland, Netherlands), show that the aurochs became extinct in around AD 600 and not in the fourth century. The last aurochs died in Poland in 1627... The aurochs was much larger than the common cows we know today, with aurochs bulls measuring between 160 and 180 cm at the withers, and aurochs cows between 140 and 150 cm. The cattle bred...
  • Bones near crash site are Fossett's, officials say

    11/04/2008 9:46:04 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies · 911+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 | Associated Press
    MADERA, Calif. - Authorities said Monday they have positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said DNA tests conducted by the state Department of Justice positively identified the bones as the remains of the millionaire aviator who disappeared last year.
  • No burial for 10,000-year-old bones: U of California denies request for repatriation of remains

    11/03/2008 5:07:01 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies · 721+ views
    Nature 455, 1156-1157 ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | Rex Dalton
    In the latest twist in the tug-of-war between Native Americans and anthropologists, officials at the University of California have decided not to repatriate a pair of well-preserved skeletons that are nearly 10,000 years old. Archaeology students unearthed the bones in 1976 near the clifftop home of the chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). It may be possible to extract some of the oldest human DNA in North America from the exquisitely preserved remains, say researchers. But in the past two years the bones have become a political football over US$7-million plans to demolish and rebuild the house....
  • Engineers create bone that blends into tendons

    08/31/2008 12:34:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Engineers at Georgia Tech have used skin cells to create artificial bones that mimic the ability of natural bone to blend into other tissues such as tendons or ligaments. The artificial bones display a gradual change from bone to softer tissue rather than the sudden shift of previously developed artificial tissue, providing better integration with the body and allowing them to handle weight more successfully. The research appears in the August 26, 2008, edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "One of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine is to have a graded continuous interface, because anatomically...
  • Incredible Discoveries Made in Remote Caves

    08/02/2008 2:58:56 AM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 36 replies · 378+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 31 July 2008 | Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor
    Scientists exploring caves in the bone-dry and mostly barren Atacama Desert in Chile stumbled upon a totally unexpected discovery this week: water. They also found hundreds of thousands of animal bones in a cave, possibly evidence of some prehistoric human activity. The findings are preliminary and have not been analyzed. The expedition is designed to learn how to spot caves on Mars by studying the thermal signatures of caves and non-cave features in hot, dry places here on Earth. Scientists think Martian caves, some of which may already have been spotted from space, could be good places to look for...
  • Stem cells may help bone healing

    06/27/2008 8:56:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 89+ views
    The Daily Tar Heel ^ | 06.26.08 | M.K. Ayers
    A recent medical breakthrough at UNC may help thousands every year whose broken bones do not heal.  Researchers who transplanted adult mouse stem cells into mice with fractured bones showed that the cells could help heal the fractures. Anna Spagnoli, associate professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering at UNC and senior author of the study, said it was meant to determine whether adult stem cells could be used to improve the healing tissue at a fractured site and whether the cells went directly to the injury once transplanted.  She said that as a pediatrician, she has worked with children...
  • Medicinal Mercury In Medieval Bones

    06/02/2008 8:34:47 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 199+ views
    spectroscopynow.com ^ | 6-1-2008 | Journal of Archaeological Science 2008
    Medicinal mercury in Medieval bones [June 1, 2008] The Middle Ages, often referred to as Medieval times, spanned a long period in history from the 5th to the 16th Centuries. During this time, European society and culture enjoyed many advances and it could be argued that the quality of life improved beyond recognition. One area which progressed steadily was medicine and the treatment of disease, although these days we would not touch some of the medicinal compounds with a bargepole, let alone administer them to patients. One substance in popular use was mercury, used variously in gilding of jewellery and...
  • Vitamin D Deficiency May Be To Blame For Soft Bones In Baby's Skull

    03/28/2008 10:37:29 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 727+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-28-2008 | Endocrine Society
    Vitamin D Deficiency May Be To Blame For Soft Bones In Baby's Skull ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2008) — Softening of the skull bones in normal-looking babies might reflect vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, according to a new study. Furthermore, breast-feeding without vitamin D supplementation could prolong the deficiency, which might lead to a risk of serious health problems later in life, including type 1 diabetes and decreased bone density. “Craniotabes, the softening of skull bones, in otherwise normal newborns has largely been regarded as a physiological condition without the need for treatment,” said Dr. Tohru Yorifuji, of Kyoto University Hospital...
  • Bison Bones Bolster Idea Ice Age Seafarers First To Americas

    03/24/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 765+ views
    The NationalPost ^ | 3-24-2008 | Randy Boswell - Can West News Service
    Bison bones bolster idea Ice Age seafarers first to Americas Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service Published: Monday, March 24, 2008 Head of a bison, part of a series of ancient bison bones found on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state. A series of discoveries of ancient bison bones on Vancouver Island and nearby Orcas Island in Washington state is fuelling excitement among researchers that the Pacific coast offered a food-rich ecosystem for Ice Age hunters some 14,000 years ago -- much earlier than the prevailing scientific theory pegs the arrival of humans to the New World. Fourteen...
  • Ancient Bones Of Small Humans Discovered In Palau (Not 'Hobbits')

    03/11/2008 8:21:01 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,567+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 3-11-2008 | John Roach
    Ancient Bones of Small Humans Discovered in Palau John Roach for National Geographic MagazineMarch 10, 2008 Thousands of human bones belonging to numerous individuals have been discovered in the Pacific island nation of Palau. Some of the bones are ancient and indicate inhabitants of particularly small size, scientists announced today. The remains are between 900 and 2,900 years old and align with Homo sapiens, according to a paper on the discovery. However, the older bones are tiny and exhibit several traits considered primitive, or archaic, for the human lineage. "They weren't very typical, very small in fact," said Lee Berger,...
  • Ancient Bones May Hold Key (TB Tests)

    02/07/2008 4:06:32 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 82+ views
    Portsmouth.com ^ | 2-7-2008 | Emily Pykett
    Ancient bones may hold key By Emily Pykett Ancient human remains held in Portsmouth's museum archives are set to be DNA-tested for signs of tuberculosis. Skeletons which have been dug up in the city during developments, some dating back to the Bronze Age, will now form a vital part of new research into TB. Academics from Durham and Manchester universities have asked permission to remove bits of bone and teeth to analyse as part of their research project into how tuberculosis evolved through the ages. The remains of two ancient city dwellers, one which is known to have suffered TB...
  • Ancient Bones Found At UCSD

    01/27/2008 7:58:31 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,399+ views
    Sign On San Diego ^ | 1-27-2008 | Tanya Sierra
    Ancient bones found at UCSDBy Tanya Sierra UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERJanuary 27, 2008 Locked away in a museum safe near Escondido are perhaps the oldest skeletal remains found in the Western Hemisphere. More than 30 years after the relics were unearthed during a classroom archaeological dig at UC San Diego, the county's Kumeyaay tribes are fighting to reclaim the bones that anthropologists estimate are nearly 10,000 years old. OVERVIEWBackground: What may be the oldest skeletal remains found in the Western Hemisphere were discovered during a classroom archaeological dig on UCSD property in 1976. Kumeyaay Indians are trying to have the relics...
  • Earliest Shoe-Wearers Revealed By Toe Bones

    01/25/2008 2:21:03 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies · 125+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 1-25-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Earliest Shoe-Wearers Revealed by Toe Bones Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Shod? Look at the Toes Jan. 25, 2008 -- People started wearing shoes around 40,000 years ago, according to a study on recently excavated small toe bones that belonged to an individual from China who apparently loved shoes. Most footwear erodes over time. The earliest known shoes, rope sandals that attached to the feet with string, date to only around 10,000 B.C. For the new study, the clues were in middle toe bones that change during an individual's lifetime if the person wears shoes a lot. "When you walk barefoot,...
  • Chicken Bones Lead To Arrest

    01/06/2008 11:27:20 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 107+ views
    kctv5.com ^ | January 4, 2008 | Staff
    LIBERTY, Mo. -- DNA from chewed chicken bones led prosecutors to file charges against a Kansas man in connection with two 2006 burglaries in Gladstone, Mo. The Clay County prosecutor charged John Wyatt Weaver, 43, with burglary and stealing a firearm. Prosecutors accused him of entering two homes in the 100 block of Point Drive in Gladstone on Nov. 23, 2006, according to a news release. At one home, the residents found nothing missing but some leftovers from the refrigerator. While officers were at the home, police found a door kicked in at a neighbor's house. Police contacted that neighbor,...
  • Archaeologist Explains Link Between Bones Found In Ethiopia, Texas

    12/22/2007 10:24:43 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 253+ views
    Statesman ^ | 12-22-2007 | Pamela LeBlanc
    Archeologist explains link between bones found in Ethiopia, Texas Lucy's bones on display at Houston museum By Pamela LeBlancAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFFSaturday, December 22, 2007 One roamed the forests of East Africa 3.2 million years ago. The other lived in Central Texas more than 9,500 years ago. What's the connection between two skeletons found a world apart? That was the question on a recent visit to Houston, where the famous older skeleton is on display. Though not complete, Lucy does have enough pieces, especially skull bones, for scientists to predict her measurements. This model at the Houston Museum of Natural Science shows...
  • Finding 2,500-Year-Old Bones (Ohio)

    12/01/2007 6:09:49 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 56+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 12-012007 | Theodore Decker
    Finding 2,500-year-old bonesOn land for pumping station, investigators get a surprise Saturday, December 1, 2007 3:08 AM By Theodore DeckerTHE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Justin Zink works at the site where a prehistoric skeleton was uncovered on the grounds of the Columbus Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. On the site beside the Scioto River, the archaeologists had found fire pits dating to about 550 B.C., shards of pottery, even traces of an ancient building. This week, Ryan Weller and his team found something more: a human skeleton, buried on the riverbank by his or her loved ones as long as 2,500 years ago....
  • Couple Burned Baby in Grill, Bones Found

    11/26/2007 1:42:08 PM PST · by Westlander · 43 replies · 228+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-26-2007 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police investigating injuries to a one-year-old boy say they found the skeletal remains of another baby who is the brother of the living child. Police say Reid told investigators that Deante Miller died two years ago. Authorities say the couple burned him in a barbecue grill and hid what was left of the baby in the ceiling of a home.
  • Low Buzz May Give Mice Better Bones and Less Fat

    11/04/2007 6:36:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 124+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 30, 2007 | GINA KOLATA
    Clinton T. Rubin knows full well that his recent results are surprising — that no one has been more taken aback than he. And he cautions that it is far too soon to leap to conclusions about humans. But still, he says, what if ... ? And no wonder, other scientists say. Dr. Rubin, director of the Center for Biotechnology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is reporting that in mice, a simple treatment that does not involve drugs appears to be directing cells to turn into bone instead of fat. All he does is put...
  • Senate Bill Could Untie Kennewick Man Bones

    10/04/2007 5:36:07 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 712+ views
    Tricity Herald ^ | 10-4-2007 | Annette Cary
    Senate bill could untie Kennewick Man bones Published Thursday, October 4th, 2007 By Annette Cary, Herald staff writer A Senate committee has approved a bill that could clear the way for Native Americans to claim the ancient bones of Kennewick Man. This is the third time the change has been proposed to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. It would ensure federally recognized tribes could claim ancient remains even if a direct link to a tribe can't be proven. Tribes have pushed for a change to the law since the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2004...
  • Giant Bones Challenged 18th-Century Intellectuals

    09/29/2007 5:27:14 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 504+ views
    Cincy Post ^ | Dan Hurley
    Giant bones challenged 18th-century intellectuals By Dan Hurley Post columnist Today, the valley is dry, dusty and unremarkable, but 250 years ago it was one of the most fascinating spots ever discovered in the North America. From the very first time in 1739 that local Indians led a contingent of French explorers to the salt licks near the Ohio River in what is today Boone County, Ky., the spot raised intellectually troubling questions. European and American scientists understood the importance of salt licks and why thousands of modern buffalo, deer and elk beat broad paths to the marshy lick, but...
  • Not Just Meat Scaffolding

    08/09/2007 11:15:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 617+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 9 August 2007 | Krista Zala
    Boning up. Mice with high osteocalcin levels (left) made far more insulin (pink) than regular mice.Credit: Hideaki Sowa, Karsenty Research Group, Columbia University Give your skeletal system some credit. Not only do your bones keep you upright, they produce red and white blood cells, store minerals, and help control pH. But that's not all: According to a new study, bones secrete a protein called osteocalcin that regulates sugar and fat absorption. The finding qualifies osteocalcin as a hormone, meaning the skeleton can now add being an endocrine organ to its impressive list of accomplishments. There have already been hints that...
  • Dinosaur Bones: The Latest Status Symbol

    07/29/2007 9:03:12 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 676+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-29-2007 | Philip Sherwell
    Dinosaur bones: the latest status symbol By Philip Sherwell, Sunday Telegraph in Hulett, Wyoming, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 4:29pm BST 29/07/2007 The bidding war between the two Hollywood stars was intense as the price soared for the 67 million-year-old dinosaur skull. The Black Hills Institute of Geological Research has unearthed a jumble of dinosaur remains Only when it reached $276,000 did Leonardo DiCaprio blink - and Nicolas Cage walked away from the Beverley Hills auction with a ferocious-looking addition to his fossil collection. As this recent battle of the celebrities for the head of a tyrannosauras bataar — the Asian...
  • Incan bones found in Østfold[Norway]

    06/28/2007 5:56:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 42 replies · 1,414+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 26 June 2007 | Aftenposten
    Archeologists in Sarpsborg have found one thousand year old skeletal remains that appear to be Incan. The skeletal remains were found during conservations work at St. Nicolas church in Sarpsborg, a city 73 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Oslo, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. When archeologists were to move some rose bushes they made the surprising discovery of the remains of two older men and a baby. "When we were about to take hold under the rose bush the skeletal remains slid out. It was quite surprising," Mona Beate Buckholm, archeologist at the Borgarsyssel Museum, told NRK. One of the skulls...
  • Bones could allow data swaps via handshake (Spammers will have to touch you?)

    06/14/2007 3:36:45 PM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 6 replies · 373+ views
    New Scientist Tech ^ | 06-13-07 | Paul Marks
    So the Rice team decided to investigate using sound instead of radio waves. Bone is known to be a great conductor of sound, but so far it has only been used to transmit analogue signals in applications such as checking how bone is healing after a fracture, and in hearing aids that transmit sound from outside the skull to the auditory nerve. To see if bone could transmit digital signals over longer distances - to a headset, say, from a sensor worn on the wrist - the team applied a small vibrator to various parts of the body. When they...
  • Golf Course Crew Finds Skull in Fairway

    03/24/2007 8:55:18 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 58 replies · 1,454+ views
    (03-20) 04:42 PDT Mundelein, Ill. (AP) -- Golf course workers uncovering the tees for the season discovered a human skull at a suburban Chicago club and found bones nearby in the fairway, authorities said. The skull was spotted Monday near the 14th tee of the Prairie Course, one of two 18-hole courses at the Countryside Golf Club in Mundelein, according to Lake County Forest Preserve Police Chief John Galford. "It was laying there, right in the middle of the fairway," Galford said. He said the identity and gender of the person had not been determined, but the skull had some...