A Billion-dollar Shipwreck Finally Comes to Light – D-brief

(Credit: Samuel Scott) Buried treasure doesn’t just exist in the movies. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) recently announced new details of the discovery of the San José — a Spanish galleon carrying a treasure of gold, silver and emeralds that went down in the War of Spanish Succession in 1708. You could quite literally […]

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Dinosaur Doom Almost Wiped Birds Out, Too – Dead Things

The non-avian lineages were not the only dinosaurs to experience a Very Bad Day at the end-Cretaceous mass extinction: the avian dinosaurs, better known as birds, were also hard-hit as global forests were destroyed. (Credit Phillip M. Krzeminski) It’s the most common caveat you’ll hear about the End-Cretaceous mass extinction: It wiped out the dinosaurs, […]

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Alien Abductee Discloses The Truth About What Happens after Being Taken

You want to hope you are never taken by aliens after hearing this information. This is the latest disclosure on how agencies are reverse-engineering extraterrestrial abductees for information to be used in both extraterrestrial (ET) technology and personnel development programs. She’ll explain how the “official management” of ET information includes the monitoring, re-abduction, interrogation, and […]

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This Is the Oldest Tree in Europe – Inkfish

This tree is not dead, despite appearances. It’s alive and happy, and it’s been clinging to this cliff in southern Italy since the eighth century A.D. Researchers invented a new dating method to figure out that the pine is the oldest known tree in Europe. Gianluca Piovesan of Università della Tuscia in Italy and colleagues spent […]

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First Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt in 40 Years Will Take Place This Fall

Update May 24, 2018: In a unanimous vote, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved the controversial hunt for Yellowstone grizzlies this fall. The move will allow the killing of up to 22 grizzlies, half of which can be females. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is currently in the throes of a debate over […]

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Coprolites Give The Straight Poop On Cretaceous Carnivores – Dead Things

Hundreds of coprolites, such as this “rosary” type,  hint at the biodiversity of an Early Cretaceous ecosystem in Spain. (Credit Barrios de Pedro, et al (2018)) Rosary, fir tree and bump-headed lace… you might think those classifications refer to different shapes of seeds or butterfly wing color patterns, or something else that inspires a touch of […]

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Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway? – Dead Things

Our brains are arguably our best feature, and definitely oversized compared with the brains of other mammals. (Credit Wellcome Collection) Not to give us a collective swelled head or anything, but the Homo sapiens brain is big. Really big. For years, researchers have puzzled over why our noggin-embiggening occurred: Big brains are, after all, costly […]

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Debunking the Biggest Myths About ‘Technology Addiction’

Using this many devices at once doesn’t mean a person is addicted to technology. (Credit: Shutterstock) How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of […]

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Earth Sized Anomaly Passes Our Sun

A giant object passing the Sun has been spotted by Streetcap1 in one of NASA’s satellites photographs on May 22, 2018. There is no visible Coronal Mass Ejection causing this anomaly, but it appears in line of sight on the latest Sun photograph. Theory: The object could be much further away from the Sun making […]

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UFO News Article: “Could radiation readings be key to understanding Rendlesham UFO’s?”

Updated: 17 May 2018 (East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich, UK) The article reports on UK scientist Tim Acheson’s investigation of the December 1980 Rendlesham Forest, UK, UFO case. http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/could-radiation-data-help-rendlesham-ufo-case-1-5522444 Related posts: realtvufos.blogspot.com/search?q=Rendlesham+Forest realtvufos.blogspot.com/search?q=Bentwaters realtvufos.blogspot.com/search?q=Woodbridge Map of RAF Bentwaters, RAF Woodbridge, UK, and the December 1980 UFO landing site (2.bp.blogspot.com image) Check out the original article here. Author: Blogger

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Read Elon Musk’s bold Mars colony plan for free online

The SpaceX founder details how he plans to get us to the Red Planet in a new publication by peer-reviewed journal New Space that’s available for anyone to review. Elon Musk’s latest plan to colonize Mars is now officially part of the academic literature.  A summary of the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO’s presentation at the […]

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Epic Flight Fail? Pterosaur Models Are Wrong, Says Study – Dead Things

An early 19th century drawing of a juvenile pterosaur (then called a pterodactylus) shows a bat-like sprawl that is anatomically impossible. (More on this little fella below.) In fact, the authors behind a new study claim most reconstructions of these extinct animals in flight are inaccurate. But are they the ones who’ve got it wrong? (Credit von Soemmering T. 1817, […]

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The Aftermath of Michael Jackson’s Antigravity Lean – D-brief

The infamous lean. In Michael Jackson’s 1987 music video “Smooth Criminal,” the legendary performer leans forward 45 degrees from a straight-up position — and comes back. It’s a feat that seemingly defies both physics and physiology, and the move has become another element of MJ’s aura of mystery. Some type of cinematic or mechanical trick must be […]

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