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  • Stray dog starts new life in Sweden after incredible journey from Amazon rainforest

    11/25/2014 7:23:16 AM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2014
    A stray dog that followed an extreme adventure team on a gruelling trek through the Ecuadorian jungle has been introduced to his new family. Arthur formed an unbreakable bond with a group of Swedish athletes during the final stages of a 430-mile adventure race and has now been adopted by one of the team. The canine adventurer refused to leave their sides after one of the team threw him a meatball as they sat down for dinner.
  • Man Turns his Toyota Car into Micro RV for Stealthy Car Camping

    11/24/2014 10:47:55 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 75 replies
    tinyhousetalk ^ | May 6, 2014 | anonymous
    Have you ever thought of converting your car into a stealthy car camper so you can easily sleep in it while traveling without being noticed? This way you don’t have to spend so much extra money and time getting in and out of hotels while you try to get somewhere. So I wanted to show you what I’ve been working on for the last few days. Of course it’s considerably smaller than your average tiny house so I’m not sure if you’re still with me but even if you’re not… Isn’t it fascinating what can be done to make an...
  • Gun Talk® Radio, Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

    11/23/2014 5:04:24 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    The Gun Talk® Network ^ | Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas

    11/23/2014 11:41:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | November 23, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The scene might have been considered serene if it weren't for the tornado. During 2004 in Kansas, storm chaser Eric Nguyen photographed this budding twister in a different light -- the light of a rainbow. Featured here, a white tornado cloud descends from a dark storm cloud. The Sun, peeking through a clear patch of sky to the left, illuminates some buildings in the foreground. Sunlight reflects off raindrops to form a rainbow. By coincidence, the tornado appears to end right over the rainbow. Streaks in the image are hail being swept about by the high swirling winds. Over...
  • Carl Gustaf 1915 Mauser

    11/22/2014 8:16:38 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 25 replies
    Self | November 23, 2014 | Self
    I have a Carl Gustaf 1915 Mauser. I rifle has threading at the end of the barrel for a blank attachment. I also have what looks like a yellow hard plastic clyinder that fits exactly over all the threading. Was this originally part of the rifle and does it ad value to it.
  • No Gun Registration/No Universal “Background Checks”

    11/22/2014 8:18:53 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    weapon-blog.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Aaron Spuler
    For those of you in Oregon, this is of special importance for you. Anti-gun extremists brag about how many people are denied gun purchases under the current system but never talk about how many of those people are denied with no justification because of an inept bureaucracy. The State Police’s own figures show that almost all “denials” are unjustified. Forcing me to run a background check on a friend or loved one before I give them a firearm will do nothing to prevent felons from obtaining weapons. It is clear that the entire purpose of this kind of bill is...
  • Deer Hunting 2014: A Message from Governor Scott Walker

    11/22/2014 4:41:37 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | This Week | Wisconsin DNR
    A wonderful welcome to the 2014 Deer Hunting Season and information for newbie hunters from Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker and our DNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp. Video at link.
  • Good small snake gun?

    11/20/2014 9:48:01 PM PST · by Paul R. · 182 replies
    PaulR | PaulR
    Unlike many Freepers, while I'm pro 2nd Amendment, I'm no expert on guns, so I'm, going to turn to those of you who are more knowledgeable, for some advice. See further "setup" to my questions regarding a good "snake gun" below.
  • How to shoot a handgun accurately

    11/19/2014 11:11:33 PM PST · by Hugin · 28 replies
    "I want you to do an article on how to shoot a handgun accurately," Dave Duffy told me. "Make it 2,500 or 3,000 words." Long ago, I would have answered, "Sure, and while I'm at it, how about a history of the world in, oh, 10,000 words or so?" Today, with more than 45 years of handgunning behind me (yeah, I'm old, but I started early, too) I realize that you actually can cover this topic in a fairly short article. The reason is found in the classic statement of Ray Chapman, the first world champion of the combat pistol....
  • Drone Footage Shows How Lake-Effect Storm Battered Upstate New York

    11/19/2014 3:08:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.mrctv.org ^ | november 19, 2014 | Katie Rodriguez 
    A remarkable lake-effect snowstorm dumped six feet of snow on upstate New York Tuesday in a mid-November snowstorm dubbed "snowvember." For those unfamiliar with heavy snowstorms, this drone gives an inside look at what living in an area with heavy snow is like. The National Weather Service reported that some areas of Buffalo received six feet of snow in just a matter of hours:
  • Camera Thief Squirrel

    A squirrel nabbed a GoPro and carried it up a tree and then dropped it.
  • Canadian Federal Byelections Reject Climate Alarmism and Social Engineering

    11/18/2014 7:59:09 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    Voters aren't buying climate hysteria and left-wing efforts to reduce personal freedoms.
  • Climate Reporting Chaos in Oregon

    11/17/2014 8:23:08 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    For some reason, I don’t find it surprising that Oregon is a hotbed of climate alarmism. Thus, when the Portland Tribune recently published an article describing how Oregon’s “warmer climate imperils our health,” it seemed appropriate to look further into the claims being made. Apparently, climate change in Oregon will lead to “less snow on Mount Hood? [but] we can live with that.” Interesting, given how there has been no significant trend in maximum overwinter snowpack on Mount Hood since records began in 1981. Indeed, according to an article in 2012 at ABC News Cleveland, snowpack in the Cascade Mountains...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, November 16th, 2014.

    11/16/2014 5:04:40 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 16th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Bones found in the Unterberg

    11/16/2014 6:25:30 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Suddeutsche.de ^ | 15 November 2014 | Sarah Cannings
    "I think this is now no chamois" Students see the Unterberg decades-old skeletal remains of a man. He could have been one of the first skiers. Investigators have even been possible clues to the identity of the dead. By Sarah Cannings Actually, the trip would have in the Unterberg just an exercise should be for students in Tübingen Cave AG, guided by the Salzburg cavers Georg Zagler. "I have them before that said that some people go missing in the lower mountain, and that you can always find bones of animals, so that they are not intended to scare," says...
  • How to make a storm glass to predict the weather!

    11/15/2014 1:01:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    youz tube ^ | 11-2-14 | NightHawkInLight
    The Storm Glass was first invented in the mid 1700's, and soon made it's way into ships and harbors around Europe to help give warning of approaching bad weather. It gained the most fame through Admiral FitzRoy who used a Storm Glass on the voyage in which he and Darwin traveled to the Galápagos Islands. As such, the instrument is sometimes called a 'FitzRoy Storm Glass'. Due to the use of vodka rather than pure ethanol and water, the proportions I use to make the Storm Glass in my video breaks somewhat from the traditional ratios, but the recipe is...
  • Night Sights and Hog Hunting

    11/15/2014 11:56:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/15/2014 | R Alexander
    Michael Slee is not one to shy away from danger. A veteran documentarian of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was sitting in the back of a humvee when it tripped an IED. Slee has a passion to help other vets who didn’t survive the military unscathed, while honoring all those who serve the nation. One of the military events Slee produced was the International Sniper Competition held at Ft. Benning, Ga., where the best in the world from all allied military services come to see who’s the best of the best. There, he met the winner of...
  • As Media Updates Possible Ferguson Threats,They Should Mention The Near Sub-Freezing Weather.

    11/13/2014 3:59:25 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 50 replies
    We have all brought this up over the last few weeks. It is Freezing in Missouri! We have posted our comical replies regarding if and how they will protest in Ferguson in the worst case cold weather scenario. Has the media even mentioned how difficult it would be to protest with an average nightly temperature of 25 degrees? Any of these thugs who are looking forward to causing more havoc need to keep in mind that they will likely acquire frost bite in their hand/fingers and not to mention a severe case of the flu!
  • Dillie the Deer, Love on Tiny Hooves

    11/12/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Dillie the deer was born in captivity on an Ohio farm. Dillie, a triplet, was rejected by her mother, who refused to feed her after birth.
  • Lyrebird Makes Awesome Laser Sounds

    11/12/2014 6:36:21 AM PST · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    The Lyrebird is known in the animal kingdom as being the greatest copycat in the wild. The BBC covered the bird’s amazing mimicking abilities back in 2007. The bird can recreate almost any sound it ever hears.
  • Need Binocular Recommendations. Watching Birds at Feeder

    11/10/2014 4:30:24 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 125 replies
    11/10/14 | Chickensoup
    I know next to nothing about optics. I want to look at the birds more closely at the feeders at home. I will be looking through double paned windows. The feeders are four to ten feet away. Then there are the birds in the trees that are up to 25 feet away. Any recommendations for binoculars? I wear glasses and am nearsighted. I would appreciate any input. I think they are going to be my Christmas present to myself. That or a receiver for my old stereo that I am trying to resurrect. But that will be another thread! Thank...
  • The big Cold Front Nov 10, 2014

    11/10/2014 6:22:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    Self | 10 November, 2014 | Self
    The cold front passed through Colorado today. I had a long drive home from Colorado Springs to NW of Golden. The roads had been warm so the snow initially melted, then froze when the temperature plummited. So many people driving way too fast. Saw so many wrecks and cars off in the ditch that I lost count. Near home the highway was closed for a while to clear a two-truck collision. Right now it is 10F. The wood-burning stove fireplace insert has a blazing fire and it is 70F inside. Anyone else here on FR affected by this cold front?
  • VIDEO: Plane manages tricky landing during high winds at O'Hare

    11/09/2014 5:54:20 AM PST · by EBH · 57 replies
    Friday, November 07, 2014 07:15AM CHICAGO (WLS) -- Aviation officials reported delays and some cancellations for flights at O'Hare Airport Thursday due to high winds, making landings for some flights - like this one - a bit tricky.
  • Pea Ridge Mule Jump

    11/08/2014 12:58:08 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | NOV 6, 2011 | GeetarAdam
    This video was taken at the 2011 Pea Ridge Mule Jump. If you don't like it, you can....hehe....kiss their
  • Adventurers’ Club Of L.A. Votes To Continue To Exclude Women As Members

    11/08/2014 7:39:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 7, 2014 6:35 PM | Kaj Goldberg
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A private club for thrillseekers in Los Angeles will remain men-only after members took the issue to a vote. On Thursday night, for the first time in its 93-year history, the Adventurers’ Club of L.A. faced the monumental decision of whether to allow women to become members of this males-only institution. A two-thirds vote by the members was required in order to allow women in and change the bylaws. However, members voted with a resounding “no,” according to KCAL9’s Kaj Goldberg. “It was massive resistance. I mean, people stood up. I gave my pitch as to...
  • 'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades

    11/06/2014 3:23:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 6, 2014 | Adrienne Cutway
    Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. FWC officials had been tracking posts on Hal Kreitman's Facebook page, where they found photos of him kissing, caressing and swimming with alligators, promising others they could do the same if they paid $250 to participate in an "Alligator Experience," KeysInfoNet reports.
  • District court strikes down endangered species protections for exceeding the scope of federal power

    11/06/2014 11:00:57 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jonathan H. Adler
    This afternoon a district court in Utah held that the federal prohibition against “taking” Utah prairie dogs — listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act — exceeds the scope of federal power under the Commerce and Necessary and Proper clauses. Here is how Judge Dee Benson summarized his conclusion in People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Although the Commerce Clause authorizes Congress to do many things, it does not authorize Congress to regulate takes of a purely intrastate species that has no substantial effect on interstate commerce. Congress similarly lacks authority...
  • Dog Shot Dead by SWAT Team During Alleged Dispute Over Neighborhood Dog Waste (Racine, WI)

    11/03/2014 8:01:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 3, 2014 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Dog shot dead by SWAT team during alleged dispute over neighborhood dog waste • A small dog was filmed being shot by advancing police officers in Racine, Wisc. on Saturday after police were called about violent threats made by the dog's owner, said a neighbor. Police Chief Art Howell said the owner threatened to kill the officers with an armor-piercing crossbow before setting his dog loose. A SWAT team sent to handle an alleged neighborhood dispute over dog waste ended up killing the dog, and igniting a firestorm of criticism against the local police force. In dramatic video capturing the...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.

    11/02/2014 5:04:17 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Nik Wallenda to Walk Tightrope/ Blindfolded Again, & Hopefully the Last Time.

    11/02/2014 12:05:56 PM PST · by lee martell · 39 replies
    Nov. 2 2014 | lee martell
    Nik Wallenda, 35 y/o, is known for his high wire acts that are done without a net. He was the first person to walk a tightrope directly over the Niagara Falls. Nik was the first person to high wire walk across the Grand Canyon. In the tradition of his great grandfather; Karl Wallenda, Nik will put on another show that defies fear, gravity, and all negative probability. His plan is while blindfolded, and without a net below, to walk a high wire from the top of one skyscraper to the top of another while using a wire which will hang...
  • Thailand’s famous moon parties banned in drug and alcohol crackdown

    11/01/2014 6:57:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | November 01, 2014
    Thailand’s famous moon parties banned in drug and alcohol crackdown This story was published: 1 day ago November 01, 2014 12:00AM THAILAND’s fun police are likely to throw the plans of thousands of Australian backpackers into turmoil after banning three of the four main monthly “moon” parties. Half and Quarter Moon shindigs — along with some supplementary jungle parties — will no longer be staged on the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, near Koh Samui, for ‘drug and alcohol’ reasons. The only beach rave left standing is Koh Phangan’s original Full Moon Party which last month attracted about...
  • Strange, fanged deer persists in Afghanistan

    10/31/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 32 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10-31-2014 | Author not shown
    More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which confirmed the species presence during recent surveys.
  • Squirrel Tries to Steal A Carved Pumpkin From A Photographer's Backyard

    10/30/2014 6:32:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    British photographer Max Ellis (whom we wrote about previously here) is a pro at capturing brilliantly staged shots of wild squirrels. When he noticed that the suspended Jack O’ Lantern in his backyard was attracting the attention of a squirrel, he got to work snapping these delightful photos. Ellis gets the squirrels to post for photos like these by leaving them treats in places that will force them to interact with his props. In his previous interview with Bored Panda, he stressed that the squirrels were never harmed in his photos and that they were probably “much better fed than...
  • New GoPro 4 Black Destroyed

    GoPro runs into mountain. GoPro, Inc. is an American corporation that develops, manufactures and markets high-definition personal cameras, often used in extreme action video photography.
  • Video shows two bears fighting in New Jersey neighborhood

    10/30/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    AOL.com ^ | 10.29.2014 | Ryan Gorman
    Two bears fought in a rural New Jersey neighborhood, and a brave bystander caught all the exciting action. The video was uploaded to YouTube this week, but the brawl took place on August 14, according to the video's description. The animals duked it out in Rockaway, about one hour northwest of Manhattan.
  • Man panics after shooting gun for first time

    10/29/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    GrindTV via Yahoo.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | David Strege
    When a man shooting a .500 Smith & Wesson pistol for the first time took aim at a target and fired, he wasn’t expecting the target to strike back, but it did. The result was a very quick and comical exit to the right once someone yelled at him to “Watch out. Move, move!” And move he did! The incident happened earlier this month while a group of guys were enjoying a night out together with food and a campfire, and a little target practice. “My brother, who is featured in the video, was shooting a .500 for the first...
  • Keltec CMR30 Carbine Nears Public Release

    10/28/2014 6:46:18 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 48 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Oleg Volk
    While PMR30 rides in a Jim Ryan custom holster, CMR30 topped with a Lucid M7 red dot is in action. Between the pistol, the carbine, and one magazine pouch, the shooter has 90 rounds available. The long-awaited companion carbine to KeltecÂ’s 22WMR pistol is finally nearing public release. Sensitive to the charges of releasing only trivial numbers of new products, Keltec is preparing to ship several thousand CMR30s late this year. The carbine was originally introduced as RMR30, but the name was changed because of TrijiconÂ’s opposition (they manufacture a small red dot sight called RMR). CMR30 ships with a...
  • Meet The No-Talent Hack Who Is Defacing America’s National Parks With ACRYLIC PAINT

    10/27/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2014 | ERIC OWENS
    The National Park Service is investigating a woman who appears to have traveled from New York to several Western states in recent weeks in order to paint pointless, embarrassingly unsightly drivel all over a bunch of America’s most pristine and most iconic national parks. The crap sketcher is Casey Nocket, Modern Hiker reports. Nocket, 21, left her trail of twaddle in nearly a dozen federally-protected parks including Yosemite National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Joshua Tree National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Glock 20 (Vanity)

    10/26/2014 5:20:53 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 59 replies
    Glock | self
    Shot the Glock 20 today. It will be carried as a trail gun for mountain use. I was amazed by the lack of kick. Even the Buffalo Bore was very controllable but kicked the brass out about twice as far. Over 700 lbs. of muzzle energy and perceived recoil was less that some 9's I've fired. Anybody else carrying a 10mm on the trail?
  • Free Republic North Texas Turkey Shoot

    10/26/2014 1:59:27 PM PDT · by Windflier · 131 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 26 October 2014 | Windflier
    Hey everyone, The Ninth annual Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot concluded last weekend, and so much fun was had by all who attended, that a few of us have decided to keep the momentum of fellowship and fun going here in North Texas. For those who missed it, the annual Shoot was held at a private shooting range just south of Dallas this year. The live thread (with a bazillion photos) can be found here: 9th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot (Live Thread) We're calling our little follow-up gathering, the FR North Texas Turkey Shoot. No, we won't be hunting any turkeys,...
  • Young Michigan Hunter Receives Death Threats After Shooting Albino Deer

    10/26/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 105 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristen A. Schmitt
    An 11-year-old hunter from Oceola Township, Michigan, took a rare albino 12-pointer with a crossbow last week while hunting with his father. The albino buck was well known in the area, but Gavin Dingman ended up being the lucky hunter to harvest it. Sadly, the celebration ended for Dingman and his family, as they became the subject of death threats and social media backlash. "My dad was just like, 'Take a deep breath. Are you sure you can take the shot? If you're not 100 percent, we don't want to injure it,'” Dingman told the Livingston Daily on Monday. The...
  • Seeking Michigan (Part 1)

    10/25/2014 12:38:11 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 34 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 2014 | Eric Hines
    Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality. To avoid skipping, please let the video fully load. Seeking Michigan is an ongoing personal project that I started work on in February 2013. Over the past year, I have been making trips around Michigan and up to the Upper Peninsula on a frequent basis to discover and explore the beauty of this state. Sleeping in the back of my car, walking through forests at night, getting lost on dirt roads, and driving for hours on end around this gorgeous place has been an incredible inspiration to me. So...
  • Deer runs through Days Inn Penn State lobby [video]

    10/24/2014 3:43:51 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 28 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 10-24-14 | n/a
    The Days Inn Penn State had an unexpected late check-in early Friday morning. A deer found its way into the downtown State College hotel by entering through the automatic doors by the lobby off South Pugh Street, police said. According to State College police, at about 3:45 a.m., the deer entered the building and became trapped in the bathroom hallway of the adjoining Mad Mex restaurant. Surveillance video showed the deer sprinting past the check-in counter as an employee watched. Pennsylvania Game Commission officers were called to handle the animal, police said. After attempting to tranquilize the deer but failing,...
  • Oldest DNA ever found sheds light on humans' global trek

    10/22/2014 2:15:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.centnews.com ^ | 2014-10-22 18:00:08 | Richard INGHAM
    France - Scientists said Wednesday they had unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, a feat that sheds light on modern humans' colonisation of the planet. A femur found by chance on the banks of a west Siberian river in 2008 is that of a man who died around 45,000 years ago, they said. Teased out of collagen in the ancient bone, the genome contains traces from Neanderthals -- a cousin species who lived in Eurasia alongside H. sapiens before mysteriously disappearing. Previous research has found that Neanderthals and H. sapiens interbred, leaving a tiny Neanderthal...
  • Life Story with David Attenborough

    10/20/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/20/2014 | BBC News
    Sir David Attenborough's new series Life Story tells the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life. Every animal on earth is in pursuit of nature's greatest prize - the continuation of its own bloodline through its offspring. The odds may be stacked against any individual succeeding, but each is born with a relentless instinct to overcome the odds. An animal must triumph again and again, over every challenge, if its life is to culminate in success. Life Story captures stories and unique behaviour from around the globe, from Australia and South East Asia to Africa and the...
  • Scary Plank Walk

    The exhilarating mountain hike is not for the faint of heart. There is a cost of approximately 30 yuan (just under $5 usd) and you are given two straps to hook onto wires on the path. The plank path includes steel rod ladders, footholds carved out of the cliff and narrow wooden plank walks. All of this is located thousands of feet above ground.
  • Lenoir City woman sent to jail for having a messy yard

    10/20/2014 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 22 replies
    local8now ^ | Steven Powell
    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. - Ever fall behind on yard work? This East Tennessee woman did -- and now she's headed to jail. Karen Holloway was cited by Lenoir City officials for not keeping up her yard. She says this all started over the summer, when the city sent her a citation, claiming her yard wasn't properly maintained. "With my husband going to school and working full time, me with my job, with one vehicle, we were trying our best," she said. Holloway, who has two kids still at home, says she'll be the first to admit this yard needed some...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

    10/19/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Database of New Yorkers deemed too 'mentally unstable' to carry guns grows to 40,000+ names...

    10/18/2014 6:03:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Drudgerport.com ^ | Oct 18, 2014
    On Drudge now.