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#1021 MovieMadness

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 07:25 PM

**** Habilis May Have Been Right Handed

 

LAWRENCE, KANSAS—HealthDay News reports that University of Kansas professor emeritus David Frayer has found evidence of right-handedness in a **** habilis specimen.

 

He and his team conducted experiments to re-create scratch marks similar to the ones found on 1.8-million-year-old **** habilis teeth found in Tanzania. Most of the marks, located on the lip side of the specimen’s upper front teeth, veer from the left down to the right.

 

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Next they will try to figure out what side they parted their hair on.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 07:16 PM

RIP, Schiaparelli: European Mars Lander's Crash Site Seen By NASA Probe

Europe's ExoMars lander apparently crashed on the Red Planet, and an orbiting NASA spacecraft has spotted its grave, European Space Agency (ESA) officials said.

The lander, named Schiaparelli, stopped communicating with mission control about 1 minute before its planned touchdown on Mars Wednesday morning (Oct. 19). Newly released photos of the landing site by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) seem to confirm what ExoMars team members had suspected — that Schiaparelli died a violent death.

 

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Another one bites the dust.


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#1023 hamradio

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:04 PM

It baffles scientist how octopus can be so intelligent  at problem solving.  True wonder of nature.

 

 

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 08:53 PM

Wild Monkeys’ Stone “Tools” Force a Rethink of Human Uniqueness

The monkey picks up a potato-sized rock in his tiny hands, raises it above his head and smashes it down with all his might on another stone embedded in the ground. As the creature enthusiastically bashes away, over and over, flakes fly off the rock he is wielding.

 

They are sharp enough to cut meat or plant material. The monkey does not pay much attention to the flakes, save to place one on the embedded rock and attempt to smash it, too. But he has unintentionally produced artifacts that look for all the world like stone tools found at some human archaeological sites.

 

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Just being a monkey, and fooling all the archaeologists at the same time.

 

 

Birds are known to use tools.

 

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 04:06 PM

right. the hoy-faloy elitist darwinists are so smart they can't even come up with an adequate explanation as to why the theory of evolution doan jive with the laws of probability.

 

that's stupid. :P

 

So you believe that some mystical creature is a more adequate explanation than evolution?    :blink:



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 03:57 PM

right. the hoy-faloy elitist darwinists are so smart they can't even come up with an adequate explanation as to why the theory of evolution doan jive with the laws of probability.

 

that's stupid. :P

They aren't elitists, just scientists. And there was no problem

with the subject of the laws of probability and evolution.

 

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Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 03:36 PM

Stupid science. Dumb wingnuts. Perfect fit.

right. the hoy-faloy elitist darwinists are so smart they can't even come up with an adequate explanation as to why the theory of evolution doan jive with the laws of probability.

 

that's stupid. :P


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 03:07 PM

Stupid science. Dumb wingnuts. Perfect fit.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:47 PM

Wild Monkeys’ Stone “Tools” Force a Rethink of Human Uniqueness

The monkey picks up a potato-sized rock in his tiny hands, raises it above his head and smashes it down with all his might on another stone embedded in the ground. As the creature enthusiastically bashes away, over and over, flakes fly off the rock he is wielding.

 

They are sharp enough to cut meat or plant material. The monkey does not pay much attention to the flakes, save to place one on the embedded rock and attempt to smash it, too. But he has unintentionally produced artifacts that look for all the world like stone tools found at some human archaeological sites.

 

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Just being a monkey, and fooling all the archaeologists at the same time.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:40 PM

Is a mysterious Planet Nine creating a slight tilt in the solar system?

 

Astronomers have known about a mysterious tilt in our solar system for decades, but that tilt has never been satisfactorily explained.

 

The solar system formed about 4.5 billion years ago, when a spinning cloud of material collapsed into a disk, and forming a star and the planets orbiting around it in a plane, like a spinning record. The disk is remarkably flat, with only slight wobbles in the orbit of each planet relative to the line of the disk around the sun.

 

But now, new findings from researchers at Caltech suggest that the tilt may be the result of the mysterious and hitherto unobserved Planet Nine, possibly solving a longstanding astronomical puzzle as well as providing more compelling evidence of the planet's existence.

 

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They don't know how many galaxies are in the observable universe, and now can't explain the tilt in the solar system. If they can't figure out a wobble, then they can't explain the earth's atmosphere either. Further proof of the global warming scam, no doubt about it.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 12:27 PM

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

 

Or they need Obama food stamps.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:21 AM

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

 

Exactly :D

 

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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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Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:02 AM

The Durante monkey. :P

 

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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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