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  • 99-Million-Year-Old Ammonite Found in Burmese Amber

    05/20/2019 4:53:10 AM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Sci-News ^ | May 14, 2019 | by Natali Anderson
    An international team of paleontologists has found a piece of amber containing the beautifully preserved ammonite, several marine and land organisms that lived 99 million years ago (Cretaceous period).The 99-million-year-old piece of amber from northern Myanmar. Image credit: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.
  • Mastodon Bones Have Been Discovered by Sewer Workers in Indiana

    05/12/2019 3:36:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies
    Mentalfloss ^ | April 19, 2019 | BY Jake Rossen
    Thomas Quine, Flickr // CC BY 2.0 When something unexpected happens during a sewer system project, the news is not usually pleasant. But when workers installing pipes in Seymour, Indiana stopped due to an unforeseen occurrence, it was because they had inadvertently dug up a few pieces of history: mastodon bones.According to the Louisville Courier Journal, workers fiddling with pipes running through a vacant, privately owned farm in Jackson County happened across the animal bones during their excavation of the property. The fossils—part of a jaw, a partial tusk, two leg bones, a vertebrae, a joint, some teeth, and...
  • World War two guns laid buried under the ground for 80 years, and now are found all over Russia.

    05/08/2019 4:44:52 AM PDT · by vannrox · 41 replies
    EnglishRussia.com ^ | 29jan17 | tim
    A selection of World War 2 guns that stayed in the ground for tens of years and now being dug out by Russian enthusiasts. The search for the old guns became very popular in Russia lately, so popular that a law was passed that abolished such kind of searches in Russian forests. Now if you going to be caught with a metal detector you can face charges. Still people go on this treasure hunt as the stock of the metal laying down in the ground since WW2 is immense. Photos and videos are here: –nextpage– –nextpage– And a video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTKz8BRTpxU
  • Christopher Columbus brought measles to the New World. It was a disaster for Native Americans.

    05/06/2019 6:15:09 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 120 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | May 6, 2019 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, bringing to the New World a bounty of wonder: coffee, horses, turnips, grapes, wine. But Columbus and his fellow explorers, in addition to importing crops and animals we now take for granted, were also the Typhoid Marys of their time. The New World before Columbus: no typhoid, no flu, no smallpox, no measles. The New World after Columbus: epidemics of death.
  • Researchers find icy corridor on Saturn’s giant moon

    05/06/2019 6:20:46 AM PDT · by vannrox · 73 replies
    earthSky ^ | 5may19 | Eleanor Imster
    While searching for the source of methane on Saturn’s large moon Titan, researchers found a completely unexpected corridor of methane ice wrapping nearly halfway around the moon. Three orientations of Titan’s globe. The icy corridor is mapped in blue. Image via Caitlin Griffith/UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.A research team has discovered huge ice feature on Titan while trying to understand where Saturn’s largest moon gets all of its methane. Like Earth, Titan has rain, seas and a surface of eroding organic material. However, on Titan it is methane, not water, that makes up the raindrops and fills the lakes.A team...
  • Rescuing a Russian World War II bomber that was preserved in the mud of a swamp (my title)

    04/28/2019 1:44:19 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    EnglishRussia.com ^ | 14mar18 | tim
    Already two years history enthusiasts try to rescue pieces of evidence and remains from the WW2 plane crash. It crashed into swamps which makes it much harder to access it. This year they got advanced and found a pilot body, one of the two. They found his personal belongings including the driver license which helped to identify the pilot. The WW2 parachute raised from the swamp – in an almost perfect condition. Pilot’s hat spent 76 years in a swamp. His medical bag. And a bag with papers and a map. This is an actual place where they make...
  • An Albanian Adventure: A Cold War Treasure Trove of Dakotas & Mig’s

    04/23/2019 4:35:36 AM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies
    War History Online - Guest ^ | 13apr19 | Hans Wiesman
    An Albanian Adventure: A Cold War Treasure Trove of Dakotas & Mig’s GUEST BLOGGERSApr 13, 2019 Hans Wiesman  .inad{min-height:250px}.inad:before{content: "Advertisement";font-size: 11px;line-height: 11px;display: block}   SHARE:FacebookTwitter This bunker is a type of time capsule from the Cold War whose like you will rarely see anymore, it is a weird War-Art Museum without a ticket box.In 2016, I rode out with a friend on our Harleys to the ex-Yugoslavian war fields. After a long ride from Holland, we cruised over the most peaceful and scenic coastal roads along the Mediterranean, from Trieste in Italy all the way south-east into Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia,...
  • Nile Shipwreck Discovery Proves Herodotus Right

    03/23/2019 3:53:54 PM PDT · by wildbill · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/23/1918 | Staff
    In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”. For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. A “fabulously preserved” wreck in the waters around the sunken port city of Thonis-Heracleion has revealed just how accurate the historian was.
  • Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus

    03/23/2019 5:34:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Atas Obscura ^ | 19mar19 | by Jonathan Carey
    A wreck discovered in the Nile suggests the ancient Greek historian’s description was spot on. by Jonathan CareyMarch 19, 2019 Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus The wooden hull of ship 17. Christoph Gerigk@Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation Herodotus is known as the father of history, but some of his writings have created more questions than answers. In his account of a fifth-century B.C. trip to Egypt, included in his most important work The Histories, the ancient Greek historian describes seeing unusual boats called baris sailing down the Nile. However, no physical evidence was discovered of the ships until now.A team...
  • Rep. Nunes: The process of discovery is going to be fascinating in the Roger Stone case

    01/27/2019 4:54:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 27, 2019 - 16:2 | Fox News Show Clips
    Jan. 27, 2019 - 16:21 - California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes says that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office must be embarrassed that they have to come to House Republicans to request information on the Roger Stone investigation.
  • Secret Door in Great Sphinx leading to the Hall of Records (Cover up!)

    01/16/2019 4:41:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 89 replies
    ATS ^ | Dec, 30 2018 @ 04:10 PM | Editorial staff
    Here below is an aerial photograph of the great Sphinx. It is worth noting that aerial photography in the area is restricted. If you look at the top of the head you will note a round lighter coloured patch. It looks like it has been altered The image below show it a little more clearer. and the close up. Now if you go back in time and look at older ariel images you can clearly see that the top is open. Photo taken 15 Dec 1925 In 1914, Professor George A. Reisner of Harvard University excavated the hole on the...
  • Chinese scientists turn copper into ‘gold’

    12/22/2018 6:35:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 71 replies
    Blacklisted news from SMSP ^ | 22DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    A team of Chinese researchers have turned cheap copper into a new material “almost identical” to gold, according to a study published in peer-reviewed journal Science Advances on Saturday. The discovery will significantly reduce the use of rare, expensive metals in factories, said the authors. Professor Sun Jian and colleagues at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Liaoning, shot a copper target with a jet of hot, electrically charged argon gas. The fast-moving ionised particles blasted copper atoms off the target. The atoms cooled down and condensed on the surface of a collecting...
  • 500-Year-Old Body of Man Wearing Thigh-High Boots Found in London Sewer Construction

    12/10/2018 5:22:36 AM PST · by vannrox · 48 replies
    livescience ^ | 5DEC18 | By Megan Gannon
    During the construction of London's massive "super sewer," archaeologists discovered something unusual in the mud: a 500-year-old skeleton of a man still wearing his thigh-high leather boots. The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) announced this week that the skeleton was unearthed on the shores of the Thames, near a bend in the river downstream from the Tower of London. "By studying the boots, we've been able to gain a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a man who lived as many as 500 years ago," said Beth Richardson, a finds specialist who analyzes artifacts at MOLA Headland, a consortium...
  • Weekly Update: Big Court Victory on Clinton Emails

    12/08/2018 9:07:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 7, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Victory: Court Orders Discovery into Clinton Email Scandal Why Did Top FBI Lawyer Meet With Clinton’s Lawyers Before the Election? Major New Judicial Watch Investigative Report on George Soros Judicial Watch Victory: Court Orders Discovery into Clinton Email Scandal I have said all along that, in their delaying, blocking, and obfuscating our attempts to get to the truth about Hillary Clinton’s email, the Justice and State Departments have been acting in bad faith by defending the evasion of the Freedom of Information Act and other email misconduct by Hillary Clinton. Now, a federal judge is questioning their...
  • Federal Judge Opens Discovery Into Clinton Email Usage

    12/06/2018 3:11:52 PM PST · by RS_Rider · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-06-2018
    Judicial Watch announced today that, in a ruling excoriating both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has ordered both agencies to join Judicial Watch in submitting a proposed schedule for discovery into whether Hillary Clinton sought to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a private email system and whether the State Department acted in “bad faith” by failing to disclose knowledge of the email system. Stay tuned for more updates... ========================= KEEP UP WITH JUDICIAL WATCH Donate today! ►https://www.judicialwatch.org/donate/... Subscribe on YouTube! ► https://bit.ly/2I26jgk Check out our website ►...
  • Found: 14,400-Year-Old Flatbread Remains That Predate Agriculture

    07/23/2018 11:30:19 PM PDT · by vannrox · 47 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 16JUL18 | PAULA MEJIA
    ....snip.... That’s no longer the case. Today, a team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen, the University College London, and the University of Cambridge released a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing their discovery of 14,400-year-old crumbs from a flatbread. The archaeological site, known as Shubayqa 1, is located in the Black Desert of northeastern Jordan and was home to Natufian hunter-gatherers. The flatbread remains are not only the oldest instance of bread found to date, but also preeminent examples of how bread-making existed even before agriculture developed some 4,000 years later. “Nobody had...
  • U.S. judge bars evidence-sharing in Mueller probe of Russian election interference

    07/13/2018 10:55:42 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/30/2018 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A federal judge has approved a request to tightly control how evidence is shared with a Russian company accused of funding an Internet trolling operation to mislead American voters in the 2016 election. The dispute over how to protect sensitive materials from disclosure had threatened to stall prosecution of the sole defendant to appear in court to face charges in the indictment of Russian entities under special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the District of Columbia said Friday that federal prosecutors gave “ample good cause” that identifying sources in the probe could tip...
  • Mueller forced to delay court case alleging Russian interference after two lawyers call his bluff

    05/05/2018 6:04:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/5/2018 | Chris Enloe
    FBI special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to delay the first court hearing in a criminal case alleging Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller has brought charges against three Russian companies and 13 Russians for the alleged interference. The delay comes after two attorneys representing one of the Russian entities began challenging Mueller’s evidence in the case. What are the details? According to Politico, the 13 Russians and three companies — the Internet Research Agency, Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering — were expected to ignore the indictments since they are outside U.S. jurisdiction. However, that’s not...
  • Ancient Christian Ruins Discovered Under Former ISIS-Held Territory

    05/03/2018 7:00:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/2/18 | Hollie McKay
    MANBIJ, Syria – For more than two years, ISIS forces who occupied this northern Syrian city paid little attention to the tip of an old gate on an empty mound of land where they dumped trash. They were clueless the gate ran several feet into the ground down to something they might well have destroyed had they known: The ruins of an ancient Christian refuge, or early church, possibly dating back to the first centuries of Christendom’s existence, under the Roman Empire. “I was so excited, I can’t describe it. I was holding everything in my hands,” Abdulwahab Sheko, head...
  • Treasure Island: Rare Metals Discovery On Remote Pacific Atoll Is Worth Billions Of Dollars

    04/22/2018 5:54:10 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-22-2018
    The discovery of vast reserves of rare-earth elements on a tiny Japanese island, that can be used in everything from iPhones to missile systems to electric vehicles, has been described as a "game changer." "This REY-rich mud has great potential as a rare-earth metal resource because of the enormous amount available and its advantageous mineralogical features," the study reads. The study shows that more than 16 million tons of rare-earth elements could be "exploited in the near future." Including ytrrium (Y), which is used in products like camera lenses and mobile phone screens, the rare-earth elements found are: Europium (EU),...