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  • Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’

    10/15/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/13 | By News.com.au
    Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’ By News.com.auOctober 15, 2013 | 1:34pm Scientists have discovered a new type of botox they believe is the “deadliest substance known to man” and have withheld the DNA sequence because an antidote is not known. It is the first time the scientific community has made such a move to withhold such information but security concerns have dictated that they do so. New Scientist reports that just 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult.
  • 160 million credit cards later, 'cutting edge' hacking ring cracked

    07/25/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Bob Sullivan
    For nearly a decade, a band of cybercriminals rampaged through the servers of a global business who's who: Among the victims were 7-Eleven, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, JetBlue and JC Penney. Prosecutors say the hackers stole "conservatively" 160 million credit card numbers, and the dollar value of the crimes they helped facilitate is enormous — just four of the victims are out $300 million. The suffering caused to identity theft victims was "immeasurable," say prosecutors. On Thursday, five of the gang's members were indicted. One is in custody in the U.S., a second is awaiting extradition in the Netherlands, and three...
  • Astronomers discover new kind of supernova

    03/26/2013 3:17:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 3/26/13
    Astronomers discover new kind of supernova March 26, 2013 EnlargeThis artist's conception shows the suspected progenitor of a new kind of supernova called Type Iax. Material from a hot, blue helium star at right is funneling toward a carbon/oxygen white dwarf star at left, which is embedded in an accretion disk. In many cases the white dwarf survives the subsequent explosion. Credit: Christine Pulliam (CfA) (Phys.org) —Supernovae were always thought to occur in two main varieties. But a team of astronomers including Carnegie's Wendy Freedman, Mark Phillips and Eric Persson is reporting the discovery of a new type of supernova...
  • Rediscovering America With Sarah Palin

    09/24/2011 12:31:47 PM PDT · by MarkAmerica · 15 replies
    MarkAmerica ^ | 09/24/2011 | Mark America
    The TLC series Sarah Palin's Alaska gave us a view into a place of wonder most have never seen and experienced. As one of America's last wild places, it's clear that there's something to be learned by all of us in the beauty of Alaska and the rugged individualism that necessarily prevails among its people. When Columbus set sail in search of a westward passage to the East Indies, he stumbled upon something wonderful when he found the New World. What he discovered was a land of nature's plenty, and a place ripe for the expansion of civilization in which...
  • Archaeologists Discover High Priest's Bell?

    07/21/2011 3:51:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/11
    Archaeologists have discovered a rare gold bell with a small loop at its end. The finding was made during an archaeological excavation in the City of David National Park (near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem) by the Israel Antiquities Authority in cooperation with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the Ir David Foundation. The directors of the excavation on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, archaeologists Eli Shukron and Professor Ronny Reich of Haifa University, said after the finding, “The bell looked as if it was sewn on the garment worn by a man of high authority...
  • Scientists Discover Bedbugs Carrying MRSA Germ In Study

    05/12/2011 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | May 11, 2011 8:51 PM | newyork.cbslocal.com
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph “superbug.” Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.
  • Researchers discover how to erase memory (my question: can it be weaponized?)

    02/19/2011 1:11:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11/1/10
    (PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers working with mice have discovered that by removing a protein from the region of the brain responsible for recalling fear, they can permanently delete traumatic memories. Their report on a molecular means of erasing fear memories in rodents appears this week in Science Express. “When a traumatic event occurs, it creates a fearful memory that can last a lifetime and have a debilitating effect on a person’s life,” says Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D., professor and director of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. “Our finding describing these...
  • Scientists discover the 'Homer Simpson' gene that makes mice more intelligent if it is switched off

    09/22/2010 12:59:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 9/22/10 | staff
    Scientists have discovered a gene which makes mice more intelligent when it is not working. Nicknamed the ‘Homer Simpson gene’, after the hapless cartoon character, it operates in a part of the brain which regulates how animals learn and form new memories. The researchers from the Emory University School of Medicine say that deleting the gene in mice made them more skilled at navigating mazes and remembering objects. (Snip) John Hepler, PhD, professor of pharmacology at Emory University School of Medicine, said: "A big question this research raises is why would we, or mice, have a gene that makes us
  • (Video) Sarah Palin: Americans Will benefit From Watching Alaska Documentary

    05/06/2010 10:46:46 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 4 replies · 280+ views
    "We're going to be showing off the beauty and the uniqueness and the ruggedness of Alaska and our natural environment and the characters who live up there and make their living," she told reporters at the TIME 100 gala Wednesday night. "It's going to be a good thing for the rest of America to see."
  • Astronomers Discover Fog At Titan's South Pole

    12/21/2009 3:08:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 481+ views
    Aside from Earth, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks to be the only place in the solar system with copious quantities of liquid (largely, liquid methane and ethane) sitting on its surface. But that's not the only similarity our home and Titan share. A team of planetary astronomers recently announced that the two share yet another feature, which is inextricably linked with that surface liquid: common fog. The team discussed their findings in a recent paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters as well as in a presentation at the American Geophysical Union's 2009 Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Astronomers say...
  • Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins

    12/17/2009 3:32:36 PM PST · by decimon · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu. They said a family of genes act as cell sentries that guard cells from an invading influenza virus, the team reported on Thursday in the journal Cell. "This prevents the virus from even getting into the cell," said Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Investigator at Brigham & Women's Hospital. "It is out there fighting the flu all of the time," Elledge...
  • Total Amateurs Discover 'Green Pea' Galaxies

    07/28/2009 8:50:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 494+ views
    Space.com ^ | 7/27/09
    Armchair astronomers have helped discover a batch of tiny galaxies that may help professional astronomers understand how galaxies formed stars in the early universe. Dubbed the "Green Peas," the galaxies are forming stars 10 times faster then the Milky Way despite being 10 times smaller and 100 times less massive. They are between 1.5 billion and 5 billion light years away "These are among the most extremely active star-forming galaxies we've ever found," said Carolin Cardamone, lead author of a paper on the discoveries to be published in an upcoming issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society....
  • Democrats Discover Gitmo's Virtues

    05/14/2009 9:04:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/14/2009 | staff
    'We're not going to bring al Qaeda to Big Sky Country. No way, not on my watch," declared Montana Sen. Max Baucus. "I wouldn't want them and I wouldn't take them," insisted Nebraska's Ben Nelson. Not Quantico, piped up Virginia's Mark Warner. After all, it "is in a very populated area in the greater capital region." Look, "Alcatraz is a national park and a tourist attraction, not a functioning prison" for terrorists, said the office of California's Dianne Feinstein.
  • Credit Line Cuts Could Boomerang [big banks shooting themselves in the foot]

    12/29/2008 2:26:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,123+ views
    American Banker ^ | 2008-12-29 | Maria Aspan
    Credit line reductions, account repricing, and other steps that card issuers are taking to control risk could soon start causing their customers to do something many homeowners did this year: walk away from their obligations. In the past month current and former industry executives and observers have raised concerns that prevalent risk management tactics may spur such behavior — even among customers who still have the capacity to pay. For example, some observers said aggressive repricing could lead to a spike in "bust-outs" — when cardholders decide to run up as large a balance as possible before abandoning the account....
  • Astronomers discover clutch of 'super-Earths'

    06/16/2008 10:57:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 645+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/08 | AFP
    NANTES, France (AFP) - European scientists on Monday said they had located five 'super-Earths', each of them between four and 30 times bigger than our planet, in a trio of distant solar systems. The discovery suggests that at least one third of stars similar to our own Sun host these difficult-to-detect celestial bodies, multiplying previous estimates by five. It also brings astronomers closer to finding planets outside our solar system, called exoplanets, that could potentially duplicate the conditions that gave rise to life on Earth. "In a year or two, it is likely that we will find habitable planets circling...
  • Star Watch - Archaeologists Discover A "Cosmic Clock"

    05/25/2008 8:29:53 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 202+ views
    Tenerife News ^ | 5-24-2008
    Star watch - Archaeologists discover a “cosmic clock” Overcrowded in their lower reaches they might be, but the Canary Islands still possess some solitary mountain wilder-nesses, places little visited thanks to their rugged inaccessibility, and which have hardly changed since they were frequented by the pre-colonial aboriginal islanders. And traces of their presence are still turning up, often in the form of petroglyphs, enigmatic scratched marks on rocks and boulders which held some special significance about which we can only guess today. The latest find is, say archaeologists, one of the most exciting. They are calling it a cosmic clock,...
  • Scientists Discover Why Plague Is So Lethal

    05/05/2008 3:19:54 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 137+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Society for General Microbiology
    Scientists Discover Why Plague Is So Lethal ScienceDaily (May 5, 2008) — Bacteria that cause the bubonic plague may be more virulent than their close relatives because of a single genetic mutation, according to research published in the May issue of the journal Microbiology.Yersinia pestis, direct fluorescent antibody stain (DFA), at 200x magnification. (Credit: CDC / Courtesy of Larry Stauffer, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory) "The plague bacterium Yersinia pestis needs calcium in order to grow at body temperature. When there is no calcium available, it produces a large amount of an amino acid called aspartic acid," said Professor Brubaker...
  • Scientists Discover New Ocean Current

    05/01/2008 7:44:42 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 913+ views
    Physorg ^ | 5-1-2008 | Georgia Institute of Technology
    Scientists discover new ocean current The North Pacific Gyre Oscillation explains changes in salinity, nutrients and chlorophyll seen in the Northeast Pacific. Credit: Emanuele Di Lorenzo Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new climate pattern called the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation. This new pattern explains, for the first time, changes in the water that are important in helping commercial fishermen understand fluctuations in the fish stock. They’re also finding that as the temperature of the Earth is warming, large fluctuations in these factors could help climatologists predict how the oceans will respond in a warmer world....
  • Credit Card Bills Deliver a Shock

    12/10/2007 12:34:11 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 194 replies · 262+ views
    Portland Oregonian ^ | 12/05/2007 | Laurie Kellman
    WASHINGTON -- Check your holiday credit card bills closely. Some credit card companies are raising interest rates on good customers even if they pay down their balances, on time, every month. The reason they cite is that the customer's credit rating has fallen elsewhere. That was a rude surprise to Janet Hard, a stay-at-home mother of two teenage boys from Freeland, Mich. Depending on her husband's salary as a steamfitter while she raised the children was financially difficult, Hard said. To keep the family's finances in balance, Hard said she paid more than the minimum payment on her Discover card...
  • Scientists discover 'teenager galaxies'

    11/28/2007 7:12:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 32+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/28/07 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON - Young galaxies, so faint that scientists struggled to prove they were there at all, have been discovered by aiming two of the world's most powerful telescopes at a single patch of sky for nearly 100 hours. An international group of researchers has identified 27 pre-galactic fragments, dubbed "teenager galaxies," which they hope will help astronomers understand how our own Milky Way reached adulthood. Cambridge University scientist Martin Haehnelt said his team used the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and the Gemini Telescope in Chile to monitor a section of the universe for 92 hours — the equivalent...
  • Archaeologists Discover Largest Kushan City Sites

    11/17/2007 7:56:16 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 83+ views
    The News ^ | 11-16-2007
    Archaeologists discover largest Kushan City Sites By By our correspondent 11/16/2007 PESHAWAR: A team of archaeologists led by Vice Chancellor of the Hazara University Prof Dr Ihsan Ali has discovered the remains of one of the largest Kushan city sites in Chittar Kot, Mansehra, the NWFP. The site Chittar Kot is located on a high spur overlooking the Biran River, offering one of the most spectacular views of the river and the surrounding area, a press release stated. The site is located at 34" 22.356' N and 73" 08.214' E at an elevation of 945 meters from mean sea level...
  • Researchers discover new haemoglobin function

    11/06/2007 11:46:48 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 120+ views
    A team of researchers from Wake Forest University, the National Institutes of Health and other institutions has discovered a previously undetected chemical process within the oxygen-carrying molecule haemoglobin that could have far-reaching implications for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In a paper published online 4 Nov. in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, senior authors Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics at Wake Forest, and Mark Gladwin, chief of the Vascular Medicine Branch of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH, describe how haemoglobin, through a catalytic reaction that does not change its own chemical properties, converts nitrite salt...
  • Scientists discover rare marine species

    10/16/2007 7:51:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 56+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Oliver Teves - ap
    MANILA, Philippines - Scientists exploring a deep ocean basin in search of species isolated for millions of years found marine life believed to be previously undiscovered, including a tentacled orange worm and an unusual black jellyfish. Project leader Dr. Larry Madin said Tuesday that U.S. and Philippine scientists collected about 100 different specimens in a search in the Celebes Sea south of the Philippines. Madin, of the Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, said the sea is at the heart of the "coral triangle" bordered by the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia — a region recognized by scientists as having a high...
  • Scientists discover rare albino ratfish (Puget Sound)

    09/24/2007 1:35:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 172+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/07
    SEATTLE - There may never be a campaign to save the Puget Sound ratfish; no one really loves the ugly fish with rodent-like front teeth. But when a rare albino ratfish was found during a marine survey this past summer, scientists decided it was time to educate the public about the most abundant fish in local waters. The cartilaginous cousin of skates and rays is usually brown or black with white spots so it can blend in with the bottom of the sound, where it uses its rat-like teeth to crush clams, crabs and worms scooped up from the sand...
  • ICE uncovers metropolitan area credit card fraud scheme

    05/20/2007 8:19:03 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 523+ views
    ICE.gov ^ | May 15, 2007 | ICE, ICE Baby
    News Releases May 15, 2007ICE uncovers metropolitan area credit card fraud schemeTwo arrested for allegedly embezzling $6 million from major banks including Bank of America, Citigroup, Wachovia NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents today announced the arrests of two men for allegedly masterminding a significant credit card fraud scheme that resulted in the loss of over $6 million to credit card lenders and banks nationwide. On May 11, special agents from ICE’s Office of Investigations in Newark, N.J., arrested Akbar Wrind, a 54-year-old resident of Bayonne, N.J., and Rafael Marte, a 47-year-old resident of Walnut Port,...
  • Builders Discover 46 Ancient Tombs In Colombia

    03/05/2007 10:09:23 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 719+ views
    CRI English.com ^ | 2-22-2007 | Xinhua
    Builders Discover 46 Ancient Tombs in Colombia 2007-02-22 11:06:18 Xinhua A group of construction workers stumbled upon 46 ancient tombs, between 1,500 and 2,500 years old while digging to build a new soccer stadium in Deportivo Cali in southwestern Colombia, an archaeologist team said on Wednesday. The tombs were found in Malagana, on the basin of the Cauca River. Anthropologist Jose Rodriguez, who headed a team from Colombia's National University, said that the tombs showed evidence of cannibalism and warrior activities. On the building site, experts found human bones, primarily radius and ulna bones. Rodriguez said that this indicates ritual...
  • Golden Dragons Discover Six Weapons Caches

    03/02/2007 6:56:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 285+ views
    A series of weapons caches were discovered by Company A, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division along the Mullah Fayad Highway, west of Yusufiyah, Iraq, Feb. 28. The cache included mortar and rocket propelled rounds used by the terrorists to attack Iraqi security and coalition forces. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jon Cano Golden Dragons Discover Six Weapons Caches   By Multi-National Corps, Iraq Public Affairs Office YUSUFIYAH, Iraq, March 2, 2007 -- Multi-National Division, Baghdad soldiers continue to find weapons caches along Mullah Fayad Highway during an ongoing operation southwest of Baghdad,...
  • Scientists Discover New Class Of Polymers

    01/03/2007 3:56:16 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 1,033+ views
    Science Daily Magazine ^ | 1-3-2007 | University Of Deleware
    Source: University of Delaware Date: January 3, 2007 Scientists Discover New Class Of Polymers Science Daily — They said it couldn't be done. And that's what really motivated polymer chemist Chris Snively and Jochen Lauterbach, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. Since the late 1990s, Lauterbach and Snively have been developing a method to make extremely thin polymer layers on surfaces. The film covering the surface of these metal samples is at least 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. (Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson) For years, polymer chemistry textbooks have stated that a whole class of...
  • Chinese Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Leather Shoes

    09/09/2006 11:19:11 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 561+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 9-9-2006
    Chinese archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old leather shoes Beijing, Sept. 9 (PTI): Six leather shoes, made some 2,000 years ago, have been discovered at a relic site in Dunhuang in northwest China's Gansu Province, taking the Chinese shoe-making industry older by some 1,000 years.The leather shoes, from the Han Dynasty (205 BC-220 AD), are the oldest leather shoes found in China, indicating that the history of China's leather shoe-making is some 1,000 years longer than previously believed, an archaeologist from Gansu Province, He Shuangquan said. The newly found, well-preserved shoes were made for children, aged three to six years old, said He,...
  • Archaeologists Discover More Than 70 Ancient Settlement Areas In Yozgat (Turkey)

    08/24/2006 4:41:34 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 608+ views
    Archaeologists discover more than 70 ancient settlement areas in Yozgat Thursday, August 24, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Archaeologists working at the ancient settlement of Tavium located in what is today Yozgat have discovered more than 70 previously unknown ancient settlements in the area. The Central Anatolian province, mostly famous for the Chalcolithic Period discoveries at its Aliþar Tumulus and the Hittite era artifacts at Kerkenes, is likely to hold much more archaeological wealth than previously believed, and archaeologists say the new studies will shed more light on history. Austrian archaeologist Professor Karl Strobel, who is currently heading surveys...
  • 172nd Stryker Soldiers discover huge cache

    08/20/2006 10:14:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 60 replies · 2,039+ views
    BAGHDAD -- Soldiers from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, detained two suspected terrorists and seized a large weapons cache in a warehouse during a search of Nur and Ghazalyia Friday in support of Operation Together Forward. The weapons and munitions seized included more than 580 mortar rounds, about 39,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, more than 100 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 270 rockets, two landmines, a shape charge, a crater charge, 11 fragmentation grenades, several machine guns, ammunition drums, 5,000 feet of detonation cord, mortar tubes and bipods, land mines, more than 50 rocket motors and...
  • Biologists discover giant exotic oysters in San Francisco Bay

    08/18/2006 1:32:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 596+ views
    Biologists have discovered giant invasive oysters that could threaten efforts to restore native oyster species in San Francisco Bay. Government staffers and volunteers removed 256 of the exotic mollusks last week after searching the mudflats between the Dumbarton Bridge and the San Leandro Marina, biologists said Thursday. Scientists have not identified the species, which grow up to 9 inches long and in a variety of shapes. They don't know how the exotic oysters got here or how they could affect the bay if their population expands. Biologists are concerned the monster oysters could take over the best habitat and form...
  • In Mongolia Archaeologists Discover Permafrost Mummy With Fur Coat (Scythian Soldier - 2,500 YO)

    08/17/2006 5:04:52 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 6,197+ views
    Mongolia Web ^ | 8-17-2006 | Ulaanbaatar
    In Mongolia archaeologists discover permafrost mummy with fur coat. Written by Ulaanbaatar correspondent Thursday, 17 August 2006 Research workers of the German archaeological institute have discovered a mummy in permafrost at excavation work in Mongolia of approximately 2,500 years old. At the "sensational find" of a sepulchre chamber of the Scythian rider people a crew of the German television sender ZDF were present. In front of the camera the archaeologists opened the sepulchre where the mummy of the Scythian soldier was stored. The mummy, conserved in permafrost, carried still a fur coat and had a decorated gilded head ornament. According...
  • Archaeologists Discover Remains Of Phoenician City (800BC)

    07/12/2006 2:35:13 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 550+ views
    Typically Spanish ^ | 7-12-2006 | MP
    Archaeologists discover remains of Phoenician city By m.p. Wed, 12 Jul 2006, 21:36 The remains of an Archaic Era Phoenician city have been unearthed in Mezquitilla, Vélez Málaga. Archaeologists say it is the largest settlement from that period in Andalucía, and also one of the largest in the Mediterranean. The excavations have uncovered the remains of a block of houses, covering an area of 40 x 12 metres, although the whole city is said to have covered more than six hectares. Kitchen utensils and dishes have also been discovered intact. The site is what remains of the Phoenician city of...
  • Japanese Researchers Discover Remains Of What Appears To Be 4,800-Year-Old Temple In Peru

    06/20/2006 3:13:48 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 718+ views
    Asahi ^ | 6-20-2006 | Asahi Shimbun
    Japanese researchers discover remains of what appears to be 4,800-year-old temple in Peru 06/20/2006 The Asahi Shimbun CHANCAY, Peru--Japanese researchers said they have discovered--with the unintended help of looters--what appears to be a temple ruins at least 4,800 years old that could be one of the oldest in the Americas. The temple is believed to have been built before or around 2600 BC when Peru's oldest known city, Caral, was created, the researchers said. The ruins were found in the ruins of Shicras located in the Chancay Valley about 100 kilometers north of Lima. The team started full-scale excavation work...
  • Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches, Capture Terror Suspects

    06/01/2006 4:17:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 336+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2006 – In separate incidents in Iraq, U.S. soldiers discovered a large weapons cache May 30 and captured 10 suspected terrorists May 23, military officials reported today. Soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad's Troop A, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a large weapons cache and ammunition aboard a wheat dump truck northwest of Baghdad May 30 at about 6 p.m. Soldiers had stopped the truck May 9 and discovered seven fuses, 15 mortar tips and wire commonly used in roadside bombs. However, it wasn't until May 30, while the unit...
  • IPs, MND-B Soldiers discover, destroy large weapons cache

    05/18/2006 3:58:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 269+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 16, 2006 | Pfc. Paul David Ondik
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, May 16, 2006) – The 506th Regimental Combat Team discovered a huge weapons cache today in the New Baghdad neighborhood of eastern Baghdad. During Operation Roll tide, a combined effort between elements from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Iraqi National Police, and Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, uncovered a huge weapons cache of land mines, rockets, explosives and documents. In one home the unit found more than 140 mines, 58 blocks of C4 explosives, 18 rockets and almost 40 mortars, as well as manuals and equipment to convert these munitions...
  • IED Injures Afghans; Troops Discover Weapons Cache

    05/13/2006 9:53:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 219+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2006 – Two civilians were wounded when terrorists detonated an improvised explosive device in Langhar Village, Afghanistan, May 11. And in other news, coalition forces found a weapons cache in the Paktya province May 9, military officials in Afghanistan reported. After the IED detonated, coalition forces rushed the two citizens to a local hospital for treatment, but their condition is unknown, officials said. The explosion also damaged a taxi. Officials said that coalition and Afghan forces continue to combat IED attacks using a three-pronged approach. It includes providing troops on the ground with the best training possible...
  • Did Muslims Visit America Before Columbus?

    05/09/2006 9:55:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 154 replies · 3,248+ views
    History News Network ^ | 5/8/06 | Rebecca Fachner
    Is it possible that there were Muslims in the Americas before Columbus? Some claim that Muslims came to America hundreds of years before Columbus arrived in the New World. Are the claims true? Every elementary school student knows the story of Christopher Columbus; that he set sail from Spain and mistakenly discovered America in 1492, landing on an island in the Caribbean. Columbus encountered native inhabitants of this new world, and thinking that he had landed in India, he called them Indians. While many of the details have been mythologized or fabricated over the ensuing 500 years, Columbus’s expedition represents...
  • Afghan Police Discover IED; Coalition Finds Weapons

    05/08/2006 4:41:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 – Afghan National Police found an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's Khowst province May 6, and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache and detained terror suspects in Kunar province the same day, military officials reported. The police discovered the IED in the middle of a main road in the Matun Valley near Paturri Village. The Afghan police secured the site, and a coalition explosive ordnance disposal team responded to the scene to secure the bomb. The team rendered the device harmless and destroyed it in place. In other news, a coalition patrol discovered a weapons cache...
  • Archeologists discover Maya tomb, defy looters - El Peru Waka king

    05/03/2006 4:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/3/06 | Mica Rosenberg
    EL PERU WAKA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Archeologists outsmarted tomb raiders to unearth a major Maya Indian royal burial site in the Guatemalan jungle, discovering jade jewelry and a jaguar pelt from more than 1,500 years ago. The tomb, found by archeologist Hector Escobedo last week, contains a king of the El Peru Waka city, now in ruins and covered in thick rainforest teeming with spider monkeys. He may have been the dynastic founder of the city, on major Mayan trade routes that could have stretched from the city of Tikal in Guatemala up through Mexico. "If this is indeed the...
  • Anything into Oil

    04/08/2006 3:51:10 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 45 replies · 6,199+ views
    DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 04 | ^ | April 2006 | Brad Lemley
    Anything Into Oil Turkey guts, junked car parts, and even raw sewage go in one end of this plant, and black gold comes out the other endBy Brad Lemley Photography by Dean Kaufman DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 04 | April 2006 The thermal conversion plant turns turkey offal into low-sulfur oil that is carted off by three tanker trucks daily. The smell is a mélange of midsummer corpse with fried-liver overtones and a distinct fecal note. It comes from the worst stuff in the world—turkey slaughterhouse waste. Rotting heads, gnarled feet, slimy intestines, and lungs swollen with putrid gases...
  • Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches in Iraq

    03/26/2006 2:31:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 468+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2006 – U.S. soldiers discovered four weapons caches in separate operations throughout Iraq March 24 through today, military officials in Iraq reported. Soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad's 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, discovered a large weapons cache while conducting a search today. The cache contained mortar rounds and fuses. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found a weapons cache March 25 while conducting a patrol southeast of Iskandariyah. The cache consisted of hand grenades, grenade fuses, non-electric blasting caps, a partial timer, 122 mm artillery rounds, accelerant rods,...
  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers capture terrorists, discover cache

    03/07/2006 3:32:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 472+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, captured two terrorists in Abu Ghraib Feb. 26. Soldiers from the battalion’s Company B were conducting a routine inspection of vehicles in western Abu Ghraib. Prompted by his previous experiences in Iraq, 1st Lt. Scott Treadwell, Co. B, ordered his Soldiers to search a suspicious vehicle. Treadwell’s men discovered two known murderers of Iraqi civilians. The two men were carrying rifles and contracts for the murder of other Iraqis. A day prior, Soldiers from the battalion’s Co. C found a large weapon...
  • Terrorist Attack Kills 21 Iraqis; U.S. Forces Discover Weapons

    02/21/2006 4:25:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 177+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2006 – An improvised explosive device killed 21 Iraqi civilians today in Baghdad, and two Iraqis were killed and 11 were wounded in separate attacks, military officials in Iraq reported. Terrorists detonated the IED at 5:30 p.m. in Abu Dshair in the Doura district of Baghdad. Another 25 Iraqis were wounded in the attack. Iraqi police and soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad responded to the scene of the attack. Elsewhere, two Iraqi Public Order Brigade officers were killed and two were wounded today when a terrorist detonated a roadside bomb southeast of Baghdad. One Iraqi civilian was...
  • Iraqi Army, U.S. Forces Detain 106, Discover Weapons Caches

    02/16/2006 4:43:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 416+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2006 – Iraqi and U.S. forces conducted raids on two targets in Iraq's Diyala province and a raid west of Baghdad that netted a total of 106 individuals and a weapons cache, Multinational Force Iraq officials said. The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, advised by U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers, conducted assaults on two targets Feb. 12 in Diyala. The troops detained 102 persons of interest - 25 were on the Iraqi security forces "most wanted" list. They also killed two insurgents and discovered a large weapons cache. The combined Iraqi and U.S. forces...
  • Astronomers Discover Peek-A-Boo Stars

    02/15/2006 9:48:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 389+ views
    Space.com ^ | 2/15/06 | Bjorn Carey
    A newfound type of rotating stars played peek-a-boo with astronomers, appearing and disappearing a few times each day. The stars seem to act like faulty cosmic lighthouses, spinning and emitting brief and bright flashes of radio waves that are among the brightest objects in the sky, then disappearing from the heavens entirely. The discovery is detailed in the Feb. 16 issue of the journal Nature. An international team of researchers spotted the new stars, called rotating radio transients, or RRATs, using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia. They were searching for radio pulsars—rotating neutron stars emitting radiation—at the time, but...
  • Scientists Discover Dozens of New Species

    02/06/2006 8:28:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 895+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/06 | Robin McDowell - ap
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A team of scientists exploring an isolated jungle in one of Indonesia's most remote provinces said they discovered dozens of new species of frogs, butterflies and plants — as well as large mammals hunted to near extinction elsewhere. The team also found wildlife that were remarkably unafraid of humans during their rapid assessment survey of the Foja Mountains, which has more than two million acres of old growth tropical forest, Bruce Beehler, a co-leader of the monthlong trip, said in announcing the discoveries on Tuesday. Two Long-Beaked Echidnas, a primitive egg-laying mammal, simply allowed scientists to pick...
  • Scientists discover frozen methane gas deposit off California

    01/28/2006 11:39:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,406+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/06 | Alicia Chang - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have discovered an undersea deposit of frozen methane just off the Southern California coast, but whether it can be harnessed as a potential energy source is unknown. The size of the deposit is unknown but the researchers believe it to be substantial. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in tapping methane hydrates, ice-like crystals that form under seabeds and Arctic permafrost. Scientists estimate that the methane trapped in previously known frozen reservoirs around the globe could power the world for centuries. But finding the technology to mine such deposits has proved elusive....
  • Of Course The Chinese Didn't Discover America. But Then Nor Did Columbus

    01/20/2006 8:18:53 AM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,521+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Simon Jenkins
    Of course the Chinese didn't discover America. But then nor did Columbus A map supporting claims that the admiral Zheng He reached the New World in the early 15th century is plainly a hoax Simon Jenkins Friday January 20, 2006 The Guardian (UK) We all know that a lie goes halfway round the world while truth is putting on its boots. But what if the lie goes the whole way? What if it claims to circumnavigate the globe? Last week came purported evidence that the Chinese admiral Zheng He sailed his great fleet of junks round the world a century...