Oh ai…I swear I am not right in the head. A recent study said that peeps who forget a lot are unusually intelligent. While finding it reassuring that I am “okay,” as a 99th percentile lad it is starting to escalate daily. This, I assure you is not a good thing. Especially when it affects others, sich as my aunt or my friend who asked me to help with his new play. Two days ago. Bad Iggy, Bad! Seriously. I also forget to even eat. This is becoming rather uncomfortable. Like the Queen said, we are not amused.
Oh man. I hope I can get a handle on this. Soonest!
On a lighter note today brought the grin inducing news that the word Patagonia translates as Bigfoot! How cool is that? Seems the whoke region has been known worldwide as being the abode of giants since Magellan in 1520 or so. And of course locally since the year dot. Well, only a few folk know today outside of the locals.
It would appear that there was a race of humans there who were pretty good size and robustly built, but not big enough to strike us as giants. Regular folks of the day and especillay peeps from Yurrop never got over five and a half and were mostly fivers. So to them, these beings were giants.
But the gauchos and farmers reported Bigfoot size critters regularly. But they had tails. Fascination grew in my heart and continues to do so because the most likely suspect is the giant ground sloth species known as Megatherium, who fits the bill perfectly… and… wait for it… is suspected by some to not be extinct but to still be out and about!
The only downside is their most likely location is close to impossible to get to on foot. It has been deemed a no-fly zone for some silly reason.
Researchers find secret, warm oasis beneath Antarctica’s ice that could be home to undiscovered spec
Deep within Antarctica’s ice caves, a group of scientists may have discovered a secret ecosystem of plants and animals being supported by the warmth of an active volcano.Although average year-long temperatures on Ross Island hover around -17C, including six months between April and September where they don’t rise above -20C, the temperature in cave systems beneath the glaciers can reach 25C.“You could wear a T-shirt in there and be pretty comfortable,” lead researcher Ceridwen Fraser said. “There’s light near the cave mouths, and light filters deeper into some caves where the overlying ice is thin.”Located around and beneath Mount Erebus, an active volcano, the caves have been hollowed out after years of steam travelling through their passages. The study of the caves, led by the Australian National University, evolved into an analysis of the soil within. Fraser revealed that it contained traces of DNA from algae, mosses and even small animals that could be living in the underground oasis.Most of the DNA, Fraser admits, is similar to that of species living on the surface. However, not all the sequences studied could be linked to a particular animal or plant group, meaning Fraser may be on the cusp of discovering new lifeforms as well.“Our study gives us a really exciting, tantalizing glimpse of the sorts of plants and animals that might live beneath the ice in Antarctica,” she said. “Some of the DNA evidence that we found suggests that maybe there are things living in these caves that we know nothing about.“There could even be new species.”Because there are several active volcanoes in the Antarctic, co-researcher Charles Lee, from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, said similar unexplored subglacial cave systems could exist across the continent. The research, originally published in the international journal Polar Biology, said there are another 15 volcanoes in Antarctica that are currently active or suggest signs of recent activity.“We don’t yet know just how many cave systems exist around Antarctica’s volcanoes, or how interconnected these subglacial environments might be,” he said.Co-author Laurie Connell, a professor from the University of Maine, shared her colleagues’ excitement but said the DNA evidence doesn’t prove anything — especially that plants and animals are still living there.The next step is to explore the caves themselves, hoping to find the living proof the team needs. ————————————————– Source: http://nationalpost.com/news/world/re…
New lifeforms! Undiscovered species!
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.
OoOoOo I can hardly wait!
More data, give me more data!
That is the enormous and enormously famous star Antares.
And that is also the highest resolution photo of the surface of a star other than our own Sun. Yes, photo, not CGI.
The yurroboffins did it with a fabulous array of scopes which together equal massive light gathering capabilities.
What a glorious time we live in!
Just learned of this, a few days ago… this is cool! Thirty thousand years ago!
Megalithomania is on it… from two years ago. Gosh, I am so unplugged.
this guy’s a little different.
More from the crew out of the UK.
I fully expect much more to be revealed here and elsewhere in the time yet to come.
Exciting, it is!
VIP Passes are Back In Stock at Den of Lore and there were only 100 available!
John Anthony West’s long fight with cancer & pneumonia is nearing the home stretch, but he and his family need your support to make the assisted trip home from the Houston clinic on August 1st.
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Be there or Be Square!
Had not heard of this one, or could not remember – since if it was on Wendelle’s list then I read the listing for it but that was ages ago if it ever happened. Probably did. But I never went into the crashes too much. Anyway, seems legit. As these things go, that is = ) But I do like these stories of course. This one’s good what with a priest and all, eh?
I noted the part about the biobot – that is pretty damn cool – and it warmed me eart as I went to that school for a year and got a great friend out of it. Ha… Sluggo! No doubt it will be weaponized with no civvy versions out anytime soon.
You will no doubt see more from these lads, they ‘ave good ‘eads and do great topics and I like them. They seem like Good People.
Reminds me of my INFO days. I miss them guys. All of them. Phyllis too. They’re how I met John. And, um, others.
Oregon! Reminds me of Butch Witkowski’s Pennsylvanian distortions on an ‘ooverbeik. Which are like the Predator.
Good stuff eh !