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#581 NipkowDisc

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:17 AM

DNR: Cougars Coming To Michigan ‘Looking To Establish New Territories’

RAVERSE CITY (WWJ/AP) – State officials say genetic testing indicates two cougars killed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula probably migrated to the state from farther west.

 

The Department of Natural Resources says DNA analysis of tissue samples links the cougars with populations based in Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.

 

One of the male cougars was found dead last February near Iron Mountain. The other was poached in Schoolcraft County in 2013.

 

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That's why they were all born with four legs, to walk distances if they want to. Next we should be shocked at birds flying.

the EPA simply must do a better job of stressing to the cougar population that they must stay where they are. :D


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#582 hamradio

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:02 AM

The Durante monkey. :P

 

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#583 hamradio

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:58 AM

Thousands of '**** frogs' mysteriously dying

(CNN)Peruvian authorities want to know why more than 10,000 endangered frogs living near Lake Titicaca have suddenly died.

 

The Titicaca Water Frog is considered a "critically endangered" species, according to conservation groups. The giant amphibians, which can weigh more than two pounds, have excessive skin folds that have earned the species a rather wrinkly nickname: **** frog.
 
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Another poor species named after something dumb, we already had the parasite named after Obama and now there is this one.

 

 

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Wouldn't that be a suitable name for this dog? :lol:

 

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:34 AM

Thousands of '**** frogs' mysteriously dying

(CNN)Peruvian authorities want to know why more than 10,000 endangered frogs living near Lake Titicaca have suddenly died.

 

The Titicaca Water Frog is considered a "critically endangered" species, according to conservation groups. The giant amphibians, which can weigh more than two pounds, have excessive skin folds that have earned the species a rather wrinkly nickname: **** frog.
 
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Another poor species named after something dumb, we already had the parasite named after Obama and now there is this one.

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:30 AM

DNR: Cougars Coming To Michigan ‘Looking To Establish New Territories’

RAVERSE CITY (WWJ/AP) – State officials say genetic testing indicates two cougars killed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula probably migrated to the state from farther west.

 

The Department of Natural Resources says DNA analysis of tissue samples links the cougars with populations based in Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.

 

One of the male cougars was found dead last February near Iron Mountain. The other was poached in Schoolcraft County in 2013.

 

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That's why they were all born with four legs, to walk distances if they want to. Next we should be shocked at birds flying.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:25 AM

You should try posting links to the full articles that you are misunderstanding.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:20 AM

'Higgs Bison' Is The Missing Link In European Bison Ancestral Tree

For a decade, people who study Europe's bison population have been baffled by a genetic mystery. The animals, which are a protected species, seemed to have appeared out of thin air about 11,000 years ago.

"There's something very fishy in the history of European bovids," says Alan Cooper of the University of Adelaide, one of the lead authors of a paper published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

 

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More baffled scientists, this time it's about the Higgs Bison. It says it's like they appeared out of thin air, of all places.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:28 AM

Why are bobcats returning to New Hampshire?

The bobcat population continues to steadily rise in New Hampshire, leaving researchers scratching their heads over the rather large felines' comeback.

 

Despite a declining population of rabbits and other prey, the number of bobcats in the state has reached as many as 1,400, according to University of New Hampshire (UNH) biologists.

 

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Come on researchers, get with the program, it is due to global warming, everyone knows that. All species are moving north, even the birds and alligators according to the experts. so why not bobcats?

 

You can get millions in research for this too, just make up a pre-study that says so. Then apply for grants, and the money will come pouring in.

 

They know there are cat lovers there. ;)

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:16 AM

Spidey sense: Jumping spiders can hear a shriek from across the room

 

 

 

Really, they think? :huh:

 

Say many will be tone deaf for life after hearing the first. :lol:

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:11 AM

Why are bobcats returning to New Hampshire?

The bobcat population continues to steadily rise in New Hampshire, leaving researchers scratching their heads over the rather large felines' comeback.

 

Despite a declining population of rabbits and other prey, the number of bobcats in the state has reached as many as 1,400, according to University of New Hampshire (UNH) biologists.

 

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Come on researchers, get with the program, it is due to global warming, everyone knows that. All species are moving north, even the birds and alligators according to the experts. so why not bobcats?

 

You can get millions in research for this too, just make up a pre-study that says so. Then apply for grants, and the money will come pouring in.


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:05 AM

Spidey sense: Jumping spiders can hear a shriek from across the room

 

In a spider's world, visuals and vibrations reign. These arthropods keep an eye out – or eight, in the case of jumping spiders – for predators and prey. They also sense how close another animal is from how its movement vibrates the floor, wall, or web where the spider rests.

 

But arachnids might have another trick up their hairy sleeves: sound.

 

Scientists thought spiders were only able to pick up on noises within just a few feet of their bodies. But new research suggests one species of jumping spider, Phidippus audax, can actually hear sounds from as far away as 10 feet.

 

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Next they will be developing hearing aids for spiders with a $5 million government grant.


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#592 Sepiatone

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 07:37 AM

Ending cancer "as we know it"  merely indicates changing it's nature, NOT eradicating it.  At least to ME anyway.

 

And to MovieCollectorOH:

 

Belated congratulations on your cancer survival. 

 

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I started out with NOTHING...and still have most of it left!


#593 MovieMadness

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:38 PM

We're trying to prove that more red tape can be generated than ever dreamed of by the Soviet Poliburo.

 

There might be a study on the study.

 

If Hillary is elected it will have to grow to 30,000 pages long, she loves paperwork almost as much as emails.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:34 PM

We're trying to prove that more red tape can be generated than ever dreamed of by the Soviet Poliburo.

 

There might be a study on the study.

 

"There might be a study on the study."

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:27 PM

Agencies: Yellowstone dam, bypass best option for fish

 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists that it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species, officials said Monday.

A new 3,700-page, government-sponsored study of the project calls for no significant changes from an earlier proposal that a federal judge had blocked, according to representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.

 

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3,700 pages. That's government efficiency for you, lol.

 

We're trying to prove that more red tape can be generated than ever dreamed of by the Soviet Poliburo.

 

There might be a study on the study.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:19 PM

Two Trillion Galaxies, at the Very Least

 

The scale of the universe, already unfathomable, just became even more so: There are about 10 times as many galaxies as previously thought.

The new number, two trillion galaxies, is the result of work led by Christopher J. Conselice, an astrophysicist at the University of Nottingham in England, published last week in The Astrophysical Journal.

 

“It’s much bigger than anyone would have guessed,” Dr. Conselice said. “And the real number could be even higher.”

 

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So they have no clue how many galaxies there are in the observable universe, but can perfectly predict global warming which is much more complicated. Like anyone is going to believe that.

 

 

Whenever they think they found the largest structure in the universe, something always comes up bigger.

 

"Cosmic web", part of a larger structure?? :blink:

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:11 PM

As a cancer survivor myself (way past the 5 year mark), all I have to say is there is more to it than some id10t politician (whatever party) using it as a talking point for their happy horse-sheisse.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 09:35 PM

Agencies: Yellowstone dam, bypass best option for fish

 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government agencies plan to push ahead with a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River despite concerns among scientists that it won't meet its goal of helping an ancient fish species, officials said Monday.

A new 3,700-page, government-sponsored study of the project calls for no significant changes from an earlier proposal that a federal judge had blocked, according to representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.

 

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3,700 pages. That's government efficiency for you, lol.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 09:30 PM

Two Trillion Galaxies, at the Very Least

 

The scale of the universe, already unfathomable, just became even more so: There are about 10 times as many galaxies as previously thought.

The new number, two trillion galaxies, is the result of work led by Christopher J. Conselice, an astrophysicist at the University of Nottingham in England, published last week in The Astrophysical Journal.

 

“It’s much bigger than anyone would have guessed,” Dr. Conselice said. “And the real number could be even higher.”

 

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So they have no clue how many galaxies there are in the observable universe, but can perfectly predict global warming which is much more complicated. Like anyone is going to believe that.

 


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 09:24 PM

Final Moonshot Report: US Is 'Positioned to End Cancer'

 

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the final Cancer Moonshot report to President Barack Obama and the US public this afternoon at the White House.

 

The report's executive summary asserts that "we as a Nation are positioned to end cancer as we know it."

 

The report highlights the work of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force since its creation in January and describes the Vice President's strategic plan for cancer research and care.

 

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If anyone thinks we are in a position to end cancer as we know it just because Joe has been at it for 8 months, I have a golden bridge I want to sell you.


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