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21 hours ago, JakeHolman said:

 

 

Koreans have always ate dog aka Gaegogi, it's illegal in South Korea but considered a delicacy.

Had a friend of mine who was stationed in South Korea back during the 1980's.  He teased the SK soldiers by whistling at a passing dog saying Gaegogi.  The SK soldiers responded....No Gaegogi, no Gaegogi!! :lol:

 

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Just seen this in effect on NGC...sharks FLEE regardless of numbers from the "Smell of Death".

'Smell of death' tested as shark repellent

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sci-tech/2017-11-22-smell-of-death-tested-as-shark-repellent/

 

The smell of dead sharks is helping to keep surfers safe from attack

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/shark-attacks-2018-smell-podi

 

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https://www.sciencealert.com/40-000-year-old-nematodes-revived-siberian-permafrost

Roundworms Just Came Back to Life After 40,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

Samples of permafrost sediment frozen for the past 40,000 years were recently thawed to reveal living nematodes.

Within weeks the roundworms began to move and eat, setting a record for the time an animal can survive cryogenic preservation.

Aside from revealing new limits of endurance, it just might prove useful when it comes to preserving our own tissues.

Russian biologists dug up more than 300 samples of frozen soil of different ages and locations throughout the Arctic and took them back to their lab in Moscow for a closer look.

Samples retrieved from remote parts of north eastern Russia contained nematodes from two different genera, which the researchers placed into Petri dishes with a nutrient medium.

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https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/international-tiger-day-2018/article24545857.ece?homepage=true

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International Tiger Day 2018: successes, and the challenges

Every year, July 29 is celebrated as the Global Tiger Day to raise awareness about the endangered big cats. It was created when 13 countries came together in 2009 and pledged to double the world’s Tiger population by 2022 -- the next "Year of the Tiger" on the Asian lunar calendar.

As per the assessment of the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey (2014), the number of tigers in India is estimated at 2,226 as compared to the 2010 estimate of 1,706.

Poaching, prey depletion and loss of habitat continue to be major threats to their survival.

Here are a few success stories and a look at the challenges that remain in conserving these magnificent big cats

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https://theaviationist.com/2018/08/03/report-meteor-made-2-1-kiloton-explosion-over-air-force-space-command-base-thule-greenland/

Report: Meteor Made 2.1 Kiloton Explosion Over Air Force Space Command Base Thule, Greenland.

Where is Space Force When You Need Them? Scientists Tweet Incident; Air Force is Quiet.

A curious and credible Tweet from the Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, on August 1, 2018 at 5:14 PM Washington D.C. time claimed that a, “Meteor explodes with 2.1 kilotons force 43 km above missile early warning radar at Thule Air Base.”

The Tweet apparently originated from Twitter user “Rocket Ron”, a “Space Explorer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory”. The original Tweet read, “A fireball was detected over Greenland on July 25, 2018 by US Government sensors at an altitude of 43.3 km. The energy from the explosion is estimated to be 2.1 kilotons.” Rocket Ron’s Tweet hit in the afternoon on Jul. 31.

The incident is fascinating for a long list of reasons, not the least of which is how the Air Force integrates the use of social media reporting (and non-reporting) into their official flow of information. As of this writing, no reporting about any such event appears on the public news website of the 12th Space Warning Squadron based at Thule, the 21st Space Wing, or the Wing’s 821st Air Base Group that operates and maintains Thule Air Base in support of missile warning, space surveillance and satellite command and control operations missions.

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