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  • Ancient Civilization Structures With Cosmic Significance Discovered Beneath Mexico

    10/27/2021 7:02:47 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 26 October 2021 | ED BROWNE
    Researchers have discovered nearly 500 ceremonial complexes in Mexico, and they are thought to have been of cosmic importance to Mesoamerican civilizations over 2,000 years ago. The hundreds of sites were discovered using publicly available LIDAR data collected by the Mexican government... ...It is thought they were constructed by diverse groups between 1,050 BC and 400 BC...and, and, based on they way they are facing, many seem to be aligned with the sunrise of a certain date....
  • Old photo: Humans digging the Panama Canal

    06/02/2017 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
  • James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England

    07/31/2016 2:30:19 AM PDT · by moose07 · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 31/07/2016 | Alex Homer
    A new exhibition marking 300 years since the birth of canal pioneer James Brindley has opened. How did his work transform the English landscape and unlock a new era in the Industrial Revolution? When James Brindley sought Parliament's backing for his plan for an aqueduct over the River Irwell in Lancashire, he apparently employed a novel means of gaining their attention. Taking out a block of Cheshire cheese, the man who engineered England's first canal carved out a model of the waterway he hoped to build. "It's not clear if he cut it into pieces and put it in water...
  • Skeletons of WWII-era nuns murdered by Soviets unearthed in Poland

    03/16/2021 3:23:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Live Science ^ | Mindy Weisberger
    Archaeologists recently unearthed the skeletons of three Catholic nuns who were murdered by Soviet soldiers at the end of World War II. Their discovery concludes a months-long search for the bones of seven nuns who were killed during the former Soviet Union's brutal occupation of the war-torn country. Russia's Red Army invaded Poland [again] in 1944, as Nazi Germany withdrew their soldiers. During that time, Soviet forces sought to seize control by suppressing Polish militia and religious figures, imprisoning, deporting and killing Polish soldiers, clergy and civilians. Records from 1945 documented Soviet soldiers slaughtering seven nuns in the order of...
  • Save the Wolsey Angels: The candelabrum and the sarcophagus [from 2014: Henry VIII, Cardinal Woolsey, Lord Nelson]

    10/26/2021 9:16:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Victoria and Albert Museum ^ | December 15, 2014 | Brodie Lyon
    Wolsey was much inspired by Pietro Torrigiano's gilt tomb for Henry VII at Westminster Abbey, and the Cardinal commissioned Benedetto Da Rovezzano to work on lavish tomb in the Renaissance style, of which the Wolsey Angels were to stand proudly at the four corners. As we know, the tomb was not completed during Wolsey's life time and following his fall from grace and subsequent death King Henry VIII reappropriated the elements of the tomb that Benedetto had thus far completed, discarding the effigy of Wolsey and other items which specifically pertained to the Cardinal.Henry went on to commission Benedetto to...
  • New book suggests St. Gallen Mafia agreement may have led to Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation

    10/25/2021 9:53:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 25, 2021 | Maike Hickson
    New book suggests St. Gallen Mafia agreement may have led to Pope Benedict XVI’s resignationAuthor Julia Meloni tells us that Martini's own confessor claimed that Benedict's resignation had been “scripted since his pontificate's beginning – because Martini had shifted his votes to Ratzinger at the 2005 Conclave."(LifeSiteNews) — The American scholar and columnist Julia Meloni has just published her long-awaited, excellent, and deeply researched history of the Sankt Gallen Mafia, a group of progressive bishops regularly meeting in Switzerland and plotting to further revolutionize the Catholic Church. The Sankt Gallen Mafia: Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church tells...
  • "I'll Do It Myself": The Greatest Feat of Piloting in Space

    10/25/2021 11:02:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2021 | Simon Whistler -- Highlight History
    On April 9, 1959, the newly-formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, introduced the world to a new breed of heroes: the Mercury Seven, America’s first astronauts. Se-lected from a pool of over 500 military test pilots, these men represented the best the nation had to offer, and its best hope in the intensifying Space Race against the Soviets. Almost immediately, the Mercury Seven became national heroes: on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard would became the first American in space, while on February 20, 1962, John Glenn would become the first American to orbit the earth, a feat which...
  • Archaeologists detect thousands of ruins along Mexico's Maya Train route

    10/25/2021 9:16:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    KNAU Arizona Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2021 | Ass Press
    <p>Archaeology experts in Mexico say they have detected the ruins of almost 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures and 80 burial sites along a controversial train route project on the Yucatan peninsula. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History did not say whether any of the remains were disturbed or destroyed by the Maya Train project, which in some places runs alongside existing rail lines. The finds range from simple stone outlines of thatched pre-Hispanic Maya homes to ceremonial platforms. Potential damage to the environment and archaeological sites are some of the reasons why critics oppose the project. The train is intended to connect Caribbean beach resorts to the peninsula’s interior in a bid to stimulate economic development.</p>
  • The river that hides a thousand secrets

    10/24/2021 10:59:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    EEA Grants ^ | 11.04.2017 | unattributed
    A river winds its way through Ljubljana and the surrounding villages. A river that hides Slovenia’s most threatened cultural heritage. Now thousand-year-old jewelry, swords, pitchers and boats are being laboriously hauled out of the river mud, restored and exhibited.An earring from the first century, a five-thousand-year-old wheel, a sword from Roman times. For thousands of years, different artifacts have mysteriously ended up in the Ljubljanica River...The green Ljubljanica River is a wonder of the world. But it is an endangered wonder; the riverbank is collapsing and cultural treasures are in danger of disappearing forever...The fragile wooden structure is barely visible...
  • Human History Gets a Rewrite

    10/24/2021 10:17:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 18, 2021 | review by William Deresiewicz
    ...That evidence and more—from the Ice Age, from later Eurasian and Native North American groups—demonstrate, according to Graeber and Wengrow, that hunter-gatherer societies were far more complex, and more varied, than we have imagined. The authors introduce us to sumptuous Ice Age burials (the beadwork at one site alone is thought to have required 10,000 hours of work), as well as to monumental architectural sites like Göbekli Tepe, in modern Turkey, which dates from about 9000 B.C. (at least 6,000 years before Stonehenge) and features intricate carvings of wild beasts. They tell us of Poverty Point, a set of massive,...
  • The man who says he's JFK's son ( Picture )

    02/13/2008 8:25:12 AM PST · by george76 · 147 replies · 808+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 13, 2008 | MARSHA LEDERMAN
    Born exactly two years before Dallas. The man at the centre of a John F. Kennedy mystery is revealing new details, including his name and his birthday – an astonishing date should he indeed be related to the Kennedy clan. Jack Worthington also agreed to allow The Globe and Mail to take his photograph, but only after his name was revealed by a Vancouver publication. He had been speaking with The Globe over the past few days on condition of anonymity. The British Columbia man is asking the Kennedys to provide a DNA sample so tests can be run to...
  • Breakthrough makes all blood types universal

    04/04/2007 6:38:33 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 26 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/4/2007 | Joyce Howard Price
    A scientific breakthrough could help alleviate blood shortages and reduce the danger of accidental blood-type mismatches, researchers and executives for a U.S. biotech firm said yesterday. An international team of scientists announced that it has found a way to convert Types A, B, and AB blood into Type O -- the universal donor blood group that can be given to anyone -- and the American company that commissioned the research said such "universally transfusible" blood has the potential to solve problems associated with storing, transporting and transfusing blood. "The prospects for this are huge ... since blood now must be...
  • Pentagon’s Giant Blood Serum Bank May Provide PTSD Clues

    08/13/2013 8:09:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Scientific American ^ | August 12, 2013 | Dina Fine Maron
    The massive repository of genetic material is poised to advance research—just don’t bother asking for your samples back Inside DoDSR Image: Dina Fine Maron SILVER SPRING, Md.—Nestled inside a generic-looking office building here in suburban Maryland, down the hall from cable-provider Comcast, sits the largest blood serum repository in the world. Seven freezers, each roughly the size of a high school basketball court, are stacked high with row upon row of small cardboard boxes containing tubes of yellow or pinkish blood serum, a liquid rich in antibodies and proteins, but devoid of cells. The freezers hover at –30 degrees Celsius—cold...
  • Straw Poll Links Blood Type With Investment Savvy

    09/17/2006 2:13:27 PM PDT · by jdm · 15 replies · 633+ views
    Chosun ^ | Sept 17, 2006
    Blood type may have something to do with stock investment styles and the success of investment, a poll of 1,126 individual investors suggests. The poll was conducted by stock investment portal site Paxnet from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8. According to the firm, investors with blood type A and AB were more likely to pursue stable investment strategies and were relatively successful in investments, while those with blood type of O and B made more aggressive investments and often lost money. Out of 394 investors with blood type A, 184 (47 percent) made profit in stock investment, as did 79...
  • Transplant triggers blood-type change

    01/24/2008 12:01:42 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 21 replies · 1,382+ views
    AFP via The Times of India ^ | 24 Jan 2008, 0030 hrs IST | AFP
    In a first, girl's blood type changes after liver transplant SYDNEY: An Australian girl spontaneously switched blood groups and adopted her donor's immune system following a liver transplant in the first known case of its type, doctors treating her said on Thursday. Demi-Lee Brennan was aged nine and seriously ill with liver failure when she received the transplant, doctors at a top Sydney children's hospital said. Nine months later it was discovered that she had changed blood types and her immune system had switched over to that of the donor after stem cells from the new liver migrated to her...
  • In Japan, you are what your blood type is

    02/04/2009 9:03:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 31 replies · 1,485+ views
    AP ^ | 01 Feb 2009 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    In Japan, "What's your type?" is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job. By type, the Japanese mean blood type, and no amount of scientific debunking can kill a widely held notion that blood tells all. In the year just ended, four of Japan's top 10 best-sellers were about how blood type determines personality, according to Japan's largest book distributor, Tohan Co. The books' publisher, Bungeisha, says the series — one each for types B, O, A, and AB — has combined sales of well over 5 million...
  • Blood Groups And The History Of Peoples

    04/18/2017 5:38:12 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    The Blood Type Diet ^ | 4-18-2017 | Peter D'Adamo
    There is a vast span of human existence of which little is known. Archeological ruins from the beginnings of civilization have been unearthed, and there have been occasional discoveries of a more prehistoric nature, but not much else. The impermanency of our physical existence is responsible for this void; our flesh and body fluids rapidly decompose after death. Unless preserved by extraordinary means, even skeletal remains eventually crumble and disappear. Early peoples did not practice ceremonial burial. Left to the elements, bodies soon completely decomposed: "Dust to dust" was not a mere poetic metaphor. It was a recorded observation of...
  • Shroud of Turin Bloodstains Likely Fake, Not of Jesus Christ: Forensic Experts

    07/17/2018 7:55:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bloodstains found on the shroud of Turin burial cloth, believed by many to have once wrapped the body of Jesus Christ, are likely fake, according to new research reported in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. In June 2017, researchers at the Institute of Crystallography found traces of blood on the 14-foot-long relic, with initial analysis of the particles discovering "a scenario of great suffering, whose victim was wrapped up in the funeral cloth." The nanoparticles uncovered were found to not be typical of the blood of a healthy person. The Journal of Forensic Sciences report on July 10 revealed that...
  • Florence's catastrophic floods: Tuscan capital devastated on same day six centuries apart

    10/24/2021 3:11:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Italy on this Day ^ | November 4, 2016 | unattributed
    More than 3,000 people were believed to have been killed when the River Arno flooded the streets of Florence on this day in 1333.More than six centuries later, 101 people died when the city was flooded on the same day in 1966. The 50th anniversary of the most recent catastrophe, which took a staggering toll of priceless books and works of art in the Cradle of the Renaissance, is being commemorated in the city today.The 1333 disaster - the first recorded flood of the Arno - was chronicled for posterity by Giovanni Villani, a diplomat and banker living in the...
  • ‘Alien’ mosquitos from East Asia taking over Italy could be vector for viruses – study

    10/21/2021 10:03:37 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 46 replies
    Toronto 99 ^ | 10-21-21 | Toronto99
    An invasive species of mosquito from East Asia is slowly spreading throughout Italy and could serve as a vector for viruses, according to a new scientific report. An article in the Parasites & Vectors scientific journal last week claimed to have evidence that the concerning mosquitos, known as Aedes koreicus, have been expanding toward southwest Italy since being discovered in the north in 2011. Describing the mosquitos as a “potential vector of nematodes and viruses,” the article warned that their presence “has recently been reported in many regions of Europe,” and that in Italy, they “are now spreading towards the...