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  • Reindeer Cyclones Are Real, and You Definitely Don't Want to Get Caught in One

    02/16/2019 3:55:17 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Live Science ^ | 2/15/19 | Mindy Weisberger
    Vikings hunting reindeer in Norway were once confounded by "reindeer cyclones"; a threatened herd would literally run circles around the fierce hunters, making it nearly impossible to target a single animal. Filmmakers recently captured incredible aerial footage of one of these reindeer cyclones, which aired Feb. 13 on PBS in the documentary "Wild Way of the Vikings," a program about Vikings and the wilderness they inhabited around A.D. 1000. [Photos: Ancient Arrows from Reindeer Hunters Found in Norway] One of the documentary's most striking scenes shows a re-enactment of a Viking hunt interspersed with real footage of reindeer herds. Reindeer...
  • In a first, ancient couple found in Harappan grave

    02/16/2019 12:42:58 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Pune News - Times of India ^ | Updated: January 9, 2019 | Neha Madaan
    Archaeologists from the Deccan College Deemed University in Pune have discovered two skeletons, a young male and a female, buried at the same time in the same grave with the man's face turned toward the woman. It is the first anthropologically confirmed joint burial of a couple in a Harappan cemetery. The 'couple's grave' was found in the Harappan settlements excavated at Rakhigarhi in Harayana, some 150km northwest of Delhi. Archaeologists said evidence points at the couple being buried simultaneously or about the same time. They could not find clear evidence if one was buried after the other. Although many...
  • Ancient workshop for construction of boats uncovered in Sinai

    02/16/2019 12:28:18 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Nevine El-Aref
    Excavations carried out by an Egyptian mission at the Tel Abu Seify archaeological site in Northern Sinai uncovered the remains of a limestone building that was once a workshop for the construction and repair of boats and vessels during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The site is said to have been the location of the Roman fortress of Silla. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the workshop includes two dry dockyards where ships were built or repaired. But regretfully, along the span of time as the workshop lost its function, after the Nile branch...
  • Following the last Neanderthals: Mammal tracks in Late Pleistocene coastal dunes of Gibraltar

    02/16/2019 12:18:51 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Gibraltar National Museum ^ | February 12, 2019 | admin
    The prestigious international journal Quaternary Science Reviews has just published a paper which has involved the participation of Gibraltarian scientists from the Gibraltar National Museum alongside colleagues from Spain, Portugal and Japan. The results which have been published come from an area of the Catalan Bay Sand Dune. This work started ten years ago, when the first dates using the OSL method were obtained. It is then that the first traces of footprints left by vertebrates were found. In subsequent years the successive natural collapse of sand has revealed further material and has permitted a detailed study including new dates....
  • Archaeologists on the trail of a completely preserved, almost 2,000 years old settlement

    02/15/2019 11:37:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    PAP - Science in Poland, ^ | Szymon Zdziebiowski (szz/ zan/ kap/)
    Cultivated fields with bounds, farms, buildings and even roads - archaeologists discovered a completely preserved layout of an ancient settlement from nearly 2,000 years ago in the Tuchola Forest. It is a unique site in Europe, emphasize the authors of the discovery. The area of the Tuchola Forest on the border of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian province and the Pomeranian province is overgrown with a thick forest. It is one of the least-explored areas in terms of archaeology in Poland... According to the researchers, the relics come from the first centuries of our era... Archaeologists remind that after hundreds of years, old...
  • Where are Obama's dogs, Bo and Sunny?

    02/15/2019 11:36:11 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 35 replies
    We know that Obama got the dogs to make him more relatable and not because he's a dog person. However, is there any information as to their whereabouts since Obama left thevWhite House?
  • Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested

    02/15/2019 11:16:18 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Egypt Today ^ | Tuesday, February. 5, 2019 | staff
    Tourism and Antiquities police managed to arrest an offender for illegally excavating two trenches inside his house near the Giza Pyramids to search for monuments, according to reports on Tuesday. The illegal excavation in Nazlet al-Samman area led to the discovery of an ancient burial site including six incomplete wall-relief statues, a statement by the General Administration of Tourism and Antiquities Police revealed. The statement did not specify the age of the items discovered. Law No. 117 of 1983 imposes a prison term of 5 to 7 years and a fine of not less than LE 5,000($284) and not more...
  • Q Anon: 02/15/19 Trust Trump's Plan

    02/15/2019 10:51:23 PM PST · by ransomnote · 56 replies
    qmap.pub ^ | 02/15/19 | FReepers, vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min Table tang-soo et. al. Q Boot Camp Quickest way to learn the basics about Q. YouTube Storm Is Upon Us Q - We Are The Plan - 6 min YouTube Dan Duval Discovering the Truth With Dan Duval-Part 3 -Excellent orientation to Q by Praying Medic YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction Also, Stormisuponus on Bitchute Threadreader Jason Wright Q Anon Is Real - Oct, Nov 2017 Q drops +...
  • Stunningly preserved fresco of Narcissus discovered in Pompeii

    02/15/2019 9:11:03 PM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 14 Feb 2019 | Lorenzo Tondo in Polermo
    Archaeologists working in a richly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have discovered a stunningly preserved fresco depicting the mythological hunter Narcissus enraptured by his own reflection in a pool of water. The figure of Narcissus, who according to the myth fell in love with his own image to the point that he melted from the fire of passion burning inside him, was a fairly common theme in the first-century Roman city. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is in the atrium of a house where, back in November, excavations brought to light another fresco that portrays an erotic scene from the...
  • Travelers to be provided nonbinary gender option by some airlines: report

    02/15/2019 8:42:39 PM PST · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/15/19 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Travelers booking with certain U.S. airlines will reportedly soon be offered new gender options. The adjustment will provide passengers alternate choices when booking their tickets, The Associated Press reported on Friday. The modification is being put into effect as a means to promote inclusivity, according to the airlines. Undisclosed or unspecified will reportedly be among the new options made available. The booking tools used to arrange flights on American, Delta and United airlines are currently being restructured with the new selection, which is expected to be changed in the coming weeks, they told The Associated Press. American Airlines spokesman Matt...
  • "Bizarre World of Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Sets North American Dates

    02/15/2019 7:35:49 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 34 replies
    Jambands ^ | February 11, 2019 | None listed
    The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa tour, which will pair a hologram of the late iconic musician with a band featuring some of his former collaborators, has announced the initial North American dates of the outing, which will kick off on April 19 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The tour, whose East Coast stint will also feature stops in Boston, Albany, Baltimore and more, will offer a performance based on the audio from a batch of performances Zappa played at a Los Angeles rehearsal space in 1974. Included in the touring band will be guitarists Ray White...
  • What's Happening this Saturday in Atlanta, GA.

    02/15/2019 7:18:00 PM PST · by hapnHal · 7 replies
    15 February 19 | hapnHal
    Seems like this rally event may be overlooked. This Saturday 16 February 19, a MAGA hat rally will be held at CNN headquarters at noon. (190 Marietta St NW) Wear your hats be a proud American. We need to take America back. If you can't make it call your friends who live in the area. Let's make it our declaration for supporting President Trump.
  • Trumps Emergency Declaration Is Contemptuous of the Rule of Law

    02/15/2019 6:25:21 PM PST · by mrsmith · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | February 15, 2019 6:29 PM | David French
    Before today, legal writers were guessing at the statutes the president would use to justify defying the will of Congress and using the military to build his border wall. Now we know. In his declaration, hes exclusively using 10 U.S.C. 2808 to reallocate up to $3.6 billion from Department of Defense construction projects more than double the amount that Congress allocated for wall construction in its border compromise. (He intends to use other funds as well for wall construction, but those arent applicable to the emergency declaration.)
  • If gun control...doesn't work, why is gun crime so low in other developed nations with these laws?

    02/15/2019 6:04:21 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 34 replies
    Quora.com ^ | Jon Davis Jon Davis, Marine Corps weapons instructor
    Let me show you the magic graph that tells you everything. Its got all the cool stuff; it tells the future, tells the past, tells your strengths, burdens, who's gonna be rich, who's gonna be overworked, the cause of the Healthcare crisis, the cause of every major financial collapse, and yes, even gun violence.This is a population distribution map of the United States. It tells approximately how many people we have at every age range. Who cares? Why is this so important to understand gun violence? Simple answer: Because people at different ages act differently.A few examples, young adults are...
  • Creation (Count Vlad does classical again)

    02/15/2019 4:56:54 PM PST · by BEJ · 2 replies
    The Count, that veritable maven of monstrosity, composed a piece for piano and flute as a gesture to the Queen of Moldavia that he could make things up out of thin air. And therefore, he entitled the piece "Creation." The Queen was very impressed and she made him a member of the Order of the Dragon. So the story goes... If you like the music visit the Count's channel and subscribe.
  • Meet the Somali Muslim Congresswoman Who's Joined with Socialists to Take Down America

    02/15/2019 4:52:18 PM PST · by rebuildus · 20 replies
    PRRooney.com ^ | 2/15/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Meet the Somali Muslim Congresswoman Who's Joined With Socialists to Take Down America Somali Muslim Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is fighting against the president, Israel, the police, and America. Her weapon of choice? Socialism. Wait a minute! What do Islam and Socialism have in common? Omar is the woman who recently said that the money spent by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was a “PRIMARY motivation for American politicians to hold pro-Israel positions.” Even Democrats joined Republicans in condemning her statement. She made an “apology” but President Trump said it was “lame” and said she should resign. Omar...
  • Hits Keep Piling Up Against Philadelphia Soda Tax

    02/15/2019 4:00:07 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    Political Calculations ^ | February 15, 2019 | PC
    Two years after it first went into effect, the negative fallout from Philadelphia's controversial soda tax continues to pile up. Here's a short summary of the news that has broken since we last reviewed what has perhaps become the most unpopular tax in the City of Brotherly Love. A Philadelphia ShopRite convenience store will close, with the owner citing lost business related to the city's soda tax as the primary reason for its closure. The store is located near Philadelphia's city limits, where local residents appear to have taken a good portion of their business across the border to avoid...
  • St. Paul police use PepperBall for first time on woman threatening to blow up building

    02/15/2019 3:18:22 PM PST · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 2/12/2019 | Mara H. Gottfried
    A St. Paul officer used PepperBall to get a woman into custody after she threatened to blow up a building and suddenly came at police officers, according to police. It was the first time its been used since the department began a pilot program this month. The PepperBall launcher, which looks like a handgun with orange along the top, shoots a powder that has a similar effect as pepper spray. On Monday, a 40-year-old woman called her landlord and said she was going to turn on the gas in the Payne-Phalen apartment and blow up the building, said Sgt....
  • Nancy Pelosi Says Happy Thanksgiving During Border Security Bill Signing On Valentines Day

    02/15/2019 2:36:34 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 14, 2019 | CBS News
    WASHINGTON (CBSLA/CBS News) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was so thankful to be signing a border security bill aimed at averting another government shutdown that she wished those gathered a Happy Thanksgiving on Valentines Day. The House voted Thursday to pass a compromise bill on border security hours after the Senate overwhelmingly approved it, averting a second shutdown in two months. The White House said President Donald Trump will sign the bill and declare a national emergency to bolster border security beyond the funding provided in the bill. After the signing, Pelosi addressed the crowd of reporters and politicians...
  • Paddleboarder Dies After Being Swept Away in Storm-Swollen Channel in Escondido

    02/15/2019 2:05:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding down the surging current in a concrete-lined waterway. A 911 caller reported that the man had been swept away by rushing water in the Escondido Creek near Rose Street shortly before 4 p.m., KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego reported. Responding crews positioned themselves to try and rescue him, according to the station. However, it soon became a recovery effort when they discovered the body near the Tulip Street overpass