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  • Illinois man dies of rabies

    09/29/2021 7:43:04 AM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2021 | David Aaro
    An Illinois man died this month in the state's first human case of rabies since 1954, according to health officials on Tuesday.The Lake County man, in his 80s, awoke in mid-August to find a bat on his neck...The bat was captured and tested positive for rabies, but when health officials told the man he needed to start post-exposure rabies treatment, he declined, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said...He subsequently died and a bat colony was found in his home.
  • Bat killed by cat after record 1,200-mile journey

    08/07/2021 10:18:47 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 Aug 2021 | BBC
    A record-breaking bat that flew more than 1,200 miles (2,018 km) from London to Russia died after being attacked by a cat. The female Nathusius' pipistrelle bat, the size of a human thumb, was discovered in Russia's Pskov region. The bat, whose wing had a "London Zoo" marking, was rescued by a bat rehabilitation group but later died. "Her journey is an exciting scientific finding and another piece in the puzzle of bat migration. The movements of Nathusius' pipistrelles around the UK and between the UK and the continent remain largely mysterious." This record is topped by only one other...
  • 200 people possibly exposed to rabid bat at Nebraska zoo

    07/10/2021 3:44:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 7/10/21 | Celine Castronuovo
    A Nebraska zoo is recommending that nearly 200 campers and staff members get rabies shots after they were potentially exposed to a rabid bat earlier this month. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said that one of the 186 people participating in an overnight campout event at the facility on July 4 woke up to a wild bat flying around her head, according to The Associated Press. While an emergency medical official at the zoo said there were no bites or scratches found on the camper, the zoo located seven wild bats in the aquarium, one of which tested positive...
  • It's been a year, where's the smoking bat?: Sen. Kennedy slams Fauci's claim COVID is from an animal, and the American people are going to trust Dr. Pepper more than Dr. Fauci.

    06/10/2021 4:37:53 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 10, 2021 | Adam Schrader
    Sen. John Kennedy has slammed Dr. Fauci for claiming COVID-19 jumped from an animal to humans, and charged that the top doctor needs to address evidence supporting the theory the virus leaked from Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Louisiana senator spoke in an interview with Sean Hannity on hours after Fauci appeared on MSNBC to insist that he had always been open to the lab leak theory. Kennedy said: 'Every time I am asked about Dr. Fauci, I say the same thing. I know Dr. Fauci. I like Dr. Fauci. I respect Dr. Fauci. But Dr. Fauci needs to cut...
  • Air India flight returns mid-air to Delhi after bat found in plane

    05/29/2021 6:17:16 AM PDT · by C210N · 37 replies
    ANI News ^ | 5/28/21 | Ashoke Raj
    ... an Air India flight which had taken off from Delhi airport early on Thursday returned back after pilot reported presence of bat to Air Traffic Control (ATC)
  • 4,300 Years of Bat Poop From The Depths of a Jamaican Cave Have Revealed Earth's Past

    04/14/2021 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 14 APRIL 2021 | DAVID NIELD
    The cave entrance. (Chris Grooms) You may not give a pile of bat poop gathered over 4,300 years a second look – but to a group of scientists, it's provided an intriguing insight into how bat diets and therefore climate conditions have shifted over thousands of years. Taller than the average man (2 meters or 6-and-a-half feet), the pile of poop (also known as guano) records history in clear layers, much like sediments under a lake. By analyzing the layers back through time, the scientists have been able to figure out changes in the diets of the bats that have...
  • Missing American Feared a Victim of 'Dirty War'

    04/14/2007 5:36:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 715+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 13, 2007
    Missing American Feared a Victim of 'Dirty War' April 13, 2007 The Financial Times Guy Dinmore in Washington and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran Just why Robert Levinson, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and now private investigator, should venture into Iran to meet a American fugitive wanted for murder in the US remains a mystery that the highest Bush administration authorities are trying to unravel. As the Financial Times revealed this week, Mr Levinson disappeared on March 8 after a six-hour meeting on the Iranian island of Kish with Dawud Salahuddin, an American who converted to Islam and was...
  • “Spectacular” New Species of Bat Discovered in African “Sky Island”

    01/22/2021 11:15:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY | JANUARY 20, 2021
    Myotis nimbaensis, shown here, is a new species of bat named for the mountain range in which it is found, the Nimba Mountains in West Africa. Credit: © Bat Conservation International ====================================================== A group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International have discovered a new species of a striking orange and black bat in a mountain range in West Africa. The species, which the researchers expect is likely critically endangered, underscores the importance of sub-Saharan “sky islands” to bat diversity. The species is described today in the journal American Museum Novitates. “In an...
  • This Unidentified Plane Flew Over California. The Air Force Won't Admit It Exists. ... It looks a lot like a stealthy bomber, but that's not what it is.

    11/06/2020 8:36:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    https://www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Nov 4, 2020 | By Kyle Mizokami
    ========================================================================== A photograph appears to show a plane flying over Edwards Air Force base that's unlike any aircraft publicly acknowledged by the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft appears similar to the RQ-180, a high-altitude spy drone. The RQ-180’s existence has never been confirmed by the U.S. Air Force. ======================================================================== The image (above) depicts a flying wing-shaped aircraft leaving a contrail in its wake. An observer reportedly took the photo while the aircraft was over the Military Operating Area at Edwards Air Force Base in California. According to Aviation Week & Space Technology, the aircraft “was flying in a racetrack pattern...
  • Iran to pay $1.46 billion judgement for hostage, torture of former FBI agent in 2007

    10/05/2020 7:51:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Wear TV (FL) ^ | October 5th 2020 | Carolyn Cerda
    A record-breaking ruling for the family of Bob Levinson, a former FBI Agent who vanished while in Iran 13-years ago. Thursday, a U.S. judge ruled Iran must pay Levinson's family $1.46 billion, the largest judgement for a case of this kind... Levinson disappeared in 2007 while working as a CIA contractor in Iran. His family immediately called on (Atty. David) McGee, who was Levinson's friend, to help bring him home... Earlier this year, Levinson's family announced they were convinced the husband and father of seven was dead. In a statement, they said the judgement was the "the first step in...
  • Bat Evolution? Still Looking After All These Years

    05/11/2020 8:16:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 79 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 5-8-2020 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Bat Evolution? Still Looking May 8, 2020 | Jerry Bergman Evidence for Bat Evolution? Still Looking After All These Years Smithsonian Magazine Attempts to Explain Away the Problem by Jerry Bergman, PhD The headline of a new Smithsonian magazine article tells it all: “Why Bats Are One of Evolution’s Greatest Puzzles. Paleontologists seek the ancestors that could explain how bats became the only flying mammals.”[1] Bats have been in the news much lately because they are the main suspect in the spread of many zoonotic diseases into humans, including Ebola and the COVID-19 virus. I have been writing about many...
  • Walmart shooting in California: Bat-wielding man killed by police

    04/20/2020 11:43:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/20/20
    A police shooting at a crowded Walmart in San Leandro, California, fatally wounded a man brandishing a baseball bat. Graphic cellphone video of the officer-involved shooting, which circulated widely online, shows responding officers tasing suspect Steven Taylor, 33. He then refused to drop the bat and was shot, leaving a trail of blood on the floor as he stumbled away. Despite life-saving measures, Taylor died from his injuries at the scene. The use of deadly force is under investigation.
  • People with blood type A might be more susceptible to coronavirus, study finds

    03/18/2020 5:48:17 AM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    New York Post, Fox News ^ | March 18, 2020 | New York Post
    People with blood type A might be more vulnerable to the coronavirus, while those with type O blood could be more resistant, according to a new preliminary study from China. Researchers studying COVID-19 in its outbreak epicenter, Wuhan, and the city of Shenzhen found the proportion of Type-A patients both infected and killed by the disease to be “significantly” higher than those with the same blood type in the general public.
  • Bat guano collectors in Thailand undeterred by possible link to coronavirus

    03/16/2020 12:43:14 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 26 replies
    bbc ^ | MARCH 16, 2020 | Juarawee Kittisilpa
    hai villagers scouring a dark cave for bat guano, sought after by farmers as a nutrient-rich crop fertilizer, are undaunted by scientists’ suggestion that it could be behind a coronavirus that has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide.
  • Scientists Now Think They Know What Started China's Deadly Coronavirus: Bats

    01/24/2020 9:41:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    Vice ^ | Jan 24 2020, 11:20am | by David Gilbert
    The first people who contracted the deadly new coronavirus sweeping through Asia were infected when the virus jumped from animals to humans, and a new report points to the original animal source: bats. Scientists from the Wuhan Institute for Virology — located in China’s epicenter of the outbreak, now under quarantine — published a paper Thursday that confirmed the fast-spreading virus is in the same family as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus that hit Asia in 2003 and killed almost 800 people, and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Based on oral swabs, anal swabs, and blood collected from...
  • Man shot, arrested on Christmas after attacking former boss with nail-studded baseball bat

    01/01/2020 7:34:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    TCPalm ^ | 30 December, 2019 | Corey Arwood
    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A local business owner told authorities he shot a former employee in self defense after the man attacked him with a nail-spiked baseball bat, according to Sheriff's Office records. Deputies arrested Matthew Thomas Shaler, 38, of the 5600 block of 38th Place, around 8 a.m. Dec. 25 and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony armed trespassing. According to an arrest affidavit, the incident occurred seven days before Shaler's Christmas arrest. The owner of the local flooring business said on Dec. 18 around 11 a.m. he was inside his 39th Street office...
  • Schiff: Mueller Report Leaves Russia Collusion Open

    06/12/2019 2:18:04 PM PDT · by FlipWilson · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Adam Shaw
    House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, D-Calif., sought Wednesday to keep the fire burning over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report with the latest in a series of hearings on the Russia controversy -- as Republicans voiced frustration over what they described as a “grotesque spectacle” on Capitol Hill.
  • Freerepublic and BAT - Basic Attention Token

    04/28/2019 10:05:34 AM PDT · by johnnygeneric · 19 replies
    Blockonomi ^ | 4/28/2019 | johnnygeneric
    At a cursory glance, the only relationship you may notice between BAT, the Basic Attention Token, and the Brave browser is that both are related to advertising. When you take a closer look, however, the two are very much connected. You can use the BAT token with the Brave browser to support websites, and the two were created to seamlessly integrate. Because of this, an understanding of one requires a comprehension of the other, as well.
  • Ted Cruz at CPAC: 'Democrats have gone bat-crap crazy'

    03/01/2019 5:41:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/01/19 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accused Democrats of going "bat-crap crazy" during a speech to a gathering of conservative activists on Friday in which he assailed the other party for its views on abortion, border security, and the environment. “I think there is a technical description for what’s going on, which is that Democrats have gone batcrap crazy,” Cruz told National Review editor Rich Lowry at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md. “They are getting more and more and more extreme on every issue,” Cruz said.
  • Missing a Father in Iran

    06/21/2008 6:28:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2008 | Daniel Levinson
    Missing a Father in Iran Daniel Levinson June 22, 2008 It has been 471 days since my father, Robert "Bob" Levinson, went missing in Iran -- more than the 444 days that 52 American diplomats were held hostage after they were seized in Iran in 1979. These past 15 months have brought my mother, four sisters, two brothers and me nothing but grief and sadness. We are no closer to finding answers than we were when our father disappeared March 9, 2007, on Kish Island, Iran. He was on a private business trip, and I emphasize "private" because, although he...