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Today in History

1265 King Henry III puts down a revolt of English barons lead by Simon de Montfort.
1578 A crusade against the Moors of Morocco is routed at the Battle of Alcazar-el-Kebir. King Sebastian of Portugal and 8,000 of his soldiers are killed.
1717 A friendship treaty is signed between France and Russia.
1789 The Constituent Assembly in France abolishes the privileges of nobility.
1790 The Revenue Cutter service, the parent service of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, is organized.
1864 Federal troops fail to capture Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, one of the Confederate forts defending Mobile Bay.
1875 The first Convention of Colored Newspapermen is held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1879 A law is passed in Germany making Alsace Lorraine a territory of the empire.
1914 Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany.
1942 The British government charges that Mohandas Gandhi and his All-Indian Congress Party favor "appeasement" with Japan.
1944 RAF pilot T. D. Dean becomes the first pilot to destroy a V-1 buzz bomb when he tips the pilotless craft's wing, sending it off course.
1952 Helicopters from the U.S. Air Force Air Rescue Service land in Germany, completing the first transatlantic flight by helicopter in 51 hours and 55 minutes of flight time.
1964 The bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam.
1964 The U.S.S. Maddox and Turner Joy exchange fire with North Vietnamese patrol boats.
1971 US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft (Apollo 15).
1972 Arthur Bremer sentenced to 63 years for shooting Alabama governor George Wallace, later reduced to 53 years.
1979 President Jimmy Carter establishes the Department of Energy.
1988 US Senate votes to give each Japanese-American who was interned during WWII $20,000 compensation and an apology.
2007 NASA launches Phoenix spacecraft on a mission to Mars.

Non Sequitur


Scientists Finally Admit There Is a Second, Secret DNA Code Which Controls Genes

The fascinating and recent discovery of a new, second DNA code further lends credence to what metaphysical scientists have been saying for millennia — the body speaks two different languages.
Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, researchers have assumed that it was used exclusively to write information about proteins.
But biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA.
No Such Thing As Junk DNA
The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but it turns out that so-called junk DNA plays critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health and consciousness because many complex diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches.
As scientists delved into the “junk” — parts of the DNA that are not actual genes containing instructions for proteins — they discovered a complex system that controls genes. At least 80 percent of this DNA is active and needed. Another 15-17 percent has higher functions scientists are still decoding.
Recent findings in the journal Science may have big implications for how medical experts use the genomes of patients to interpret and diagnose diseases, researchers said.
> The genetic code uses a 64-letter alphabet called codons. Dr Stamatoyannopoulos with co-authors were stunned to discover that some codons, which they called duons, can have two meanings. One describes how proteins are made, and the other instructs the cell on how genes are controlled.
The new-found genetic code within deoxyribonucleic acid, the hereditary material that exists in nearly every cell of the body, was written right on top of the DNA code scientists had already cracked.
Controls Genes
Rather than concerning itself with proteins, this one instructs the cells on how genes are controlled.
Its discovery means DNA changes, or mutations that come with age or in response to vibrational changes within the DNA, may be doing more than what scientists previously thought.
“For over 40 years we have assumed that DNA changes affecting the genetic code solely impact how proteins are made,” said lead author John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington associate professor of genome sciences and of medicine.
“Now we know that this basic assumption about reading the human genome missed half of the picture,” he said.
“Many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously.”
These two meanings seem to have evolved in concert with each other. The gene control instructions appear to help stabilize certain beneficial features of proteins and how they are made.
The discovery was made as part of the international collaboration of research groups known as the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements Project, or ENCODE.
DNA Responds To Frequency
The Russian biophysicist and molecular biologist Pjotr Garjajev and his colleagues explored the vibrational behavior of the DNA. The bottom line was: “Living chromosomes function just like solitonic/holographic computers using the endogenous DNA laser radiation.” This means that they managed for example to modulate certain frequency patterns onto a laser ray and with it influenced the DNA frequency and thus the genetic information itself. Since the basic structure of DNA-alkaline pairs and of language (as explained earlier) are of the same structure, no DNA decoding is necessary.
This finally and scientifically explains why affirmations, autogenous training, hypnosis and the like can have such strong effects on humans and their bodies. It is entirely normal and natural for our DNA to react to frequency. While western researchers cut single genes from the DNA strands and insert them elsewhere, the Russians enthusiastically worked on devices that can influence the cellular metabolism through suitable modulated radio and light frequencies and thus repair genetic defects.
Garjajev’s research group succeeded in proving that with this method chromosomes damaged by x-rays for example can be repaired. Garjajev’s research group They even captured information patterns of a particular DNA and transmitted it onto another, thus reprogramming cells to another genome. So they successfully transformed, for example, frog embryos to salamander embryos simply by transmitting the DNA information patterns! This way the entire information was transmitted without any of the side effects or disharmonies encountered when cutting out and re-introducing single genes from the DNA. This represents an unbelievable, world-transforming revolution and sensation! All this by simply applying vibration instead of the archaic cutting-out procedure! This experiment points to the immense power of wave genetics, which obviously has a greater influence on the formation of organisms than the biochemical processes of alkaline sequences.

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround The Tower Of London To Commemorate WWI

To commemorate the centennial of Britain's involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around the Tower of London.
Titled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,' the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers - each representing a British or Colonial military fatality - that flow through grounds around the tower.

Lush Dimbulb Lies Through His Teeth By Claiming He’s Never Called For Obama’s Impeachment

On Friday's broadcast of The Lush Dimbulb Show, hater hack Lush Dimbulb tried and failed to push back against Democratic strategist James Carville's assertion that Dimbulb had called for President Obama's impeachment. …
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On Friday’s broadcast of The Lush Dimbulb Show, hater hack Lush Dimbulb failed miserably at pushing back against Democratic strategist James Carville’s assertion that Dimbulb had called for President Obama’s impeachment. During an interview with Ted O’Baxter on Thursday, Carville said that Dimbulb had expressed his support for impeaching Obama on his program earlier that day. Dimbulb claimed that he did no such thing and further asserted that he has never called for the impeachment of President Obama.
Below are his comments from Friday’s program, courtesy of his website’s transcript:
Carville was on O’Baxter show saying I came out for impeachment, and the e-mailer said, “Gee, I missed that,” because I didn’t say it. I never have called for the impeachment of Obama. All I’ve said is that I think it’s a mistake to take the option off the table, to take the ammo out of your arsenal. But I’ve never said, “Pull the trigger on it.”
On Thursday’s program, Dimbulb said that he was upset with some repugicans for insisting that impeachment should be off the table. Lush feels that the door should be open and the threat of impeachment should be hanging over the President’s head.
He’s just goading them, folks. He’s just goading these Republicans to give him what he wants, and what he wants is to be impeached and the Republicans are shouting from the rooftops that they’re not going to impeach him. I think they’ve gone so far overboard, they’ve gone way beyond what’s necessary. I really hate this. Two things: This business of shouting: “We’re not going to impeach the president!” Look, don’t take it off the table.
In any negotiation, you don’t throw away your options. All you’re doing is signaling to the president that you’re not going to do anything to stop him and you’re signaling to the people that whatever he’s doing, “Hey, folks, he’s not breaking the law. He’s not being lawless. He’s not out there being extra constitutional. If he were, we would do something about it. But we’re not going to do anything about it.” What’s the message that they’re sending?

Now, perhaps Dimbulb is stating that he isn’t actively pleading for the House repugicans to start impeachment proceedings on POTUS this minute. However, the message is pretty clear that Dimbulb feels that President Obama should be impeached and that he is breaking the law. Regardless, Limbaugh is claiming that this statement does not indicate he is calling for impeachment. For argument’s sake, let’s go ahead and take his word in this instance.
Of course, Dimbulb also said on Friday that he has NEVER called for Obama’s impeachment. Even if we give him a break on the comments he made Thursday, Dimbulb is blatantly lying when he says he has never demanded that the President be removed from office by Congress. On multiple occasions, the wingnut hate speech radio hack has said that President Obama needs to be impeached. Not only has he voiced his favor for impeachment, he’s implored Congress to take action.
On June 24th of this year, while discussing an exchange between IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Rep. Trey Gowdy (r-SC) during a hearing, Dimbulb made the following comments:
“Have you noticed all the waivers to Obamacare? We’re breaking the law every day, and there nothing you can do about it! (Raspberry!)” That’s Koskinen. That’s exactly what he’s saying; that’s exactly who he is. “The law doesn’t matter to us! Can’t you look around, Gowdy? Can’t you see? We’re breaking the law every day, getting away with it every day. I don’t have to know what the law is ’cause there isn’t any law!
“We are the Obama administration, and I demand that you stop this. You can’t stop us; there’s nothing you can do to stop us.” It is clear that there’s no respect for this committee, no respect for the law, no respect whatsoever. This is a statist mentality. This is utter defiance. I mean, this guy needs to be impeached. We impeached Nixon for less than this kind of stuff! Nixon only dreamed about doing what this guy’s done!
Nixon only dreamed about doing what Lois Lerner has done. Nixon only dreamed of using the IRS to damage his political opponents. He never did it, but they wanted to convict him of a thought crime nevertheless. Well, these people have done it, and now they’re being called on it, and they’re asked to explain it.
During his broadcast on May 20th, 2013, Dimbulb claimed that Obama won’t be impeached because he is the first black president. However, he also said he’d be all for it and that if impeachment ever did occur he’d happily say he was wrong for predicting that it wouldn’t happen.
Folks, let me tell you something. I’m just gonna launch here. I’ll do this with as much restraint as possible. But, in my humble thinking, the people of this country, if it came to this, are simply not going to tolerate the first black president being removed from office.
For me, the message is liberalism, big government, out of control. And I’m perfectly comfortable using Obama, but in terms of focusing efforts to try to have Obama impeached or held personally responsible for these scandals is a bunch of wasted effort. That is a dream that’s only going to remain a dream. That just isn’t gonna happen.
And by the way, I would love to be wrong about this, and if I am wrong, I’ll be the first person, “You know what, I missed it. I shoulda seen it coming.” If it ever does I’ll be the first to tell you I blew it. But I don’t think that’s gonna happen, and I don’t think that it’s productive to go after Obama. Even if we’re able to impeach Obama, nothing’s gonna change.
Prior to that, while discussing the sequestration on his February 27th, 2013 broadcast, Dimbulb said that Obama had committed an “impeachable offense.”
The New York Times reported that there were reports of releases in more than a dozen other locations all over the country.  Can you imagine any other president doing this in a fit of pique?  “Okay, I’ll show you.”  You know, folks, I’m gonna tell you something.  In what used to be considered, if we can remember this far back, normal, sane times, this is an impeachable offense.  This is in direct violation of the oath of office.  Defend and protect the Constitution of the United States and the people.  We’re opening the doors of prisons before the sequester has even happened, before there have even been any budget cuts.  This is so childish, except the consequences are real for people that live nearby these detention centers.  This is on-the-ground, hard, cold reality. 
I guess Dimbulb lives in a world where search engines and archives don’t exist and people can pretend they didn’t say or do certain things. The fact is that El Lushbo has been clamoring for an Obama impeachment pretty much since Obama was first elected in 2008. Unfortunately for repugicans, their impeachment frenzy has backfired and is currently helping Democrats ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Dimbulb and the rest of the wingnut screeching heads pundits and politicians who were energizing the lunatic fringe base about possible impeachment are now trying to get that genie back in the bottle. It is too late.

House repugicans Vote To Deport 550,000 Kids Who Have Spent Much of Their Lives In The US

In an act of absurd cruelty House repugicans, along with four blue dogs, voted to deport 550,000 children who have nothing to do with the crisis on the border.
The bill passed 216-192-1. Four blue dogs voted for the bill, 11 repugicans voted against it, and one person voted present.
House repugicans chose the perfect spokesperson for the effort to deport children when flaming racist Steve King (r-IA) defended the bill by claiming that repugicans were, “restoring their constitutional authority.”
Michele Bachmann stood on the House floor and lied by claiming that President Obama is going to grant amnesty to 5-6 million foreign nationals that are illegally here in the in the United States. Bachmann said, “We will put a handcuff on one of the president’s hands.” It’s ironic that Bachmann would use the term handcuff while she is under federal investigation for the commission of several felonies during her 2012 presidential campaign.
The repugicans claimed that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was the reason why there is a humanitarian crisis on the border. The House repugican bill would make DREAMers eligible for deportation in two years. The House bill would prevent the president from expanding the program and would close it down.
Over 550,000 children who have been in this country since 2007 have been allowed to remain and work in the US thanks to the program. In order to be eligible for DACA a child has to have lived continuously in this country since June 15, 2007 or earlier. The DACA program has nothing to do with the current crisis.
The White House released an enraged statement, “repugicans in Washington have repeatedly called the situation at our border a crisis; yet, they are considering partisan legislation that will not address the problem and is sure to be rejected by the Senate. As the President said, the Administration will continue to manage the border as responsibly as possible and address our broken immigration system, but no Administrative action is a substitute for Congressional action. That’s why the President will urge Congress to fix our broken immigration system once and for all upon returning from their recess by doing what the Senate did over a year ago and pass serious, comprehensive immigration reform legislation with bipartisan support.”
The bill will never become law, but the repugican hatred of children and Hispanics has never been made clearer.

Florida Judge Orders State Legislature to Revise Their Unconstitutional Electoral Map

detznerscottA Florida Court lowered the boom on State repugicans with an order for a special session to revise the state’s existing unconstitutional electoral map.
Florida Circuit Court Terry Lewis judge ordered the repugican controlled legislature to submit a revised map to the court by August 15th.
Last month, Judge Lewis ruled a electoral map that enabled repugicans to control 17 of the 27 districts is unconstitutional.
Voter Groups accused repugicans of rigging an open meeting process to get the map they want.  Specifically, they accused repugican agitatorss of sending “concerned citizens” equipped with pre-approved scripts to talk up a map that would benefit the repugican cabal. Naturally, legislative repugicans didn’t know a thing about it.  *cough cough*
To make a long story short, Judge Lewis believed the voter groups and ruled in their favor.
As I find the Legislature’s remaining affirmative defenses to be without merit, I find the Congressional Redistricting plan adopted by the Legislature to be constitutionally invalid. Specifically, Districts and 10 were drawn in contravention of ArticleIII Section20 of the Florida Constitution.  They will need to be withdrawn, as will any other districts affected thereby.  All additional challenges to the plan are rejected.
Jurisdiction is reserved to consider any pending or post-judgment motions, and to enter such further orders as may be necessary to effectuate this judgment or to otherwise fashion an appropriate equitable remedy.
A part of the appropriate remedy came on Friday when the court ordered the legislature to hold a special session to revise the map and submit it to the court by August 15th so that it can be in place by August 21.
The Court recognized “there is just no way, legally or logistically, to put in place a new map, amend the various deadlines and have elections on November 4th as prescribed by Federal law” suggesting the possibility of either delaying the election or holding special elections in the affected districts.
Judge Lewis did not say in categorical terms what he would do next.  However, he made clear that he would consider postponing the November 4th elections or hold special elections in districts affected by the map.
Referring to a Georgia case, Judge Terry said:
[t]here is authority that both justifies pushing back the November 4th election date and suggests that logistically, it can be done.  Under the circumstances before me, I believe that the law requires that I at least consider the possibility.
The repugicans tried their best to fool the judge into to staying his ruling until after the 2014 election.  After all, a constitutional map may just confuse Florida voters.  We all know just how concerned repugicans are about voters – especially the ones in districts they gerrymandered to minimize the impact of their votes.
The fact that their gerrymandered map would probably give repugicans two more seats had absolutely nothing to do with it.
The Judge didn’t buy it and neither should Florida’s voters.
The repugicans in Florida and in other states constantly thumb their noses at voting rights. Even when voters successfully navigate the various repugican made obstacles to their franchise, under a repugican gerrymandered electoral map, a Democrat’s vote is less than equal to that of a repugican. The repugicans know that most of America rejects their ideology. The only way they can hope to win power is through rigged elections.
Fortunately, a judge in Florida said no more.

Recently deceased man left entire fortune to Fart women's football club

A first-division women’s football team in Norway received millions of kroner after an elderly man passed away and left all his money to the club. Norwegian Erling Andreassen from Vang died at the age of 91 on 12th July this year. A boyhood fan of FL Fart, Erling left around four million kroner (£377,000, $636,000) plus the proceeds of his house sale to the girls. The club from Vang outside Hamar, also home to a men’s team and youth sides, received a letter from Hedmark district court, revealing the inheritance.

Trond Kristensen, FL Fart’s chairman, said: “ Many people may be envious of us now. We have 2.8 million kroner in debt having built a state-of-the-art training facility, clubhouse and four new pitches. All the past club chairmen I have spoken with, think it is in order to pay the debt and put the rest in the bank.”
The club can now pay off all their debts and build for a bright future after their number one fan’s generous gift. Erling Andreassen was a supporter of FL Fart all his life, he was a former player with the men’s team and later became a trusted advisor to the club’s fortunes. He was also known for his volunteer work to maintain the FL Fart’s success and standing. Erling lived close to the club’s Fartbana stadium and now, although sadly passed away, his spirit lives on in FL Fart’s future.

Quick-drying concrete trapped motorist following collision with cement mixer

A Chinese motorist survived after not only getting crushed by the metalwork of his car, but also getting his feet trapped in quick-drying liquid concrete. The accident happened in Yangzhou city in east China’s Jiangsu province when a cement mixer was driving down a road behind a minibus.
Police spokesman Chi Tao said: "A schoolboy apparently decided to cross the road, running across in front of a minibus that he hadn't seen, which was then forced to slam on its brakes. Unfortunately, the cement mixer with a full load was behind the minibus and although the driver slammed on his brakes it was clear he was not going to stop in time.
"In order to avoid hitting into the back of the minibus, the cement mixer driver swerved out on to the other side of the road and the cement mixer tipped over. It crushed a car and although the driver survived the initial collision, liquid concrete poured in through the smashed windscreen and filled up the car, starting to solidify around the trapped man's legs."
Firefighters said they realized they needed to act quickly because if the concrete solidified the man, 48-year-old Lian Huang, could have died. According to medics limbs that are sealed in concrete quickly swell up causing circulation problems and even death. In addition the heat from the man's legs was causing the concrete to dry out even more quickly. As a result the man's pain increased to the point where he was in agony by the time he was finally freed and rushed to hospital where he was treated for circulation problems and several fractures.

How Much Time Do You Waste At Work?

As little as 60% of time at work is spent productively - so where does the other 40% go?
Find out with this infographic.

French hospital to open wine bar in bid to improve the lives of terminally ill patients

A hospital in south-central France has come up with an unconventional, not to mention extremely French, idea to try to improve the lives of terminally ill patients. It is to open a wine bar that will offer "medically supervised" wine tasting. The bar, which will open in September, will be located at the palliative care center at the CHU Clermont-Ferrand hospital in Puy-de-Dôme, will be open to patients, their friends and relatives.
Sipping wine may not be a traditional method of treatment for patients who are terminally ill but according to Dr Virginie Guastella, the head of the hospital unit who proposed the idea, it can help them and their loved ones to relax and converse. “A situation can be palliative for several weeks or even several months and it’s because life is so precious and real until the end that we decided to cultivate all that is fine and good,” Dr Guastella said.
“It’s a way of rethinking the care of others, taking into account their feelings and emotions that make them a human being.” The wine bar project was launched, she said, "in an attempt to restore longing, taste, desire and even pleasure.” According to the hospital, “medically supervised” wine tasting can serve to brighten up the otherwise difficult everyday lives of patients.
The wine bar will offer a variety of beverages including fine wines, champagne and whiskey. Staff at the hospital unit will be specially trained in how to deal with the needs of the patients. Dr Guastella points to a study by socio-anthropologist Catherine Legrand Sebille which proves that wine and food and can have a positive impact on someone’s last days. Legrand Sebille herself will also be providing training on this subject for caregivers at the center.

Medieval Manuscripts Depict A Terrifying Tale Of The Walking Dead

And you thought zombie comics were a recent idea? Over the centuries, medieval artists applied their talents to illustrate a mysterious tale of animated corpses who tormented the living. Here are a few of the most memorable illustrations that have survived the centuries.

Daily Comic Relief


21 Weird Towns To Visit Around The World

Think your hometown is strange? Check out this top 21 weirdest towns in the world! You may think your town is normal after seeing some of these.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

Search-and-rescue works to recover rare whale fossil
Search-and-rescue works to recover rare whale fossil
A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission.
The 16- to 17-million-year-old fossil from a baleen whale is one of about 20 baleen fossils known to exist, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County paleontologist Howell Thomas said. Baleen is a filter made of soft tissue that is used to sift out prey, like krill, from seawater.
The fossil, lodged in a 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) boulder, was hoisted from a ravine by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department search-and-rescue volunteers. Using pulleys and a steel trolley, crews pulled the fossil up a steep backyard slope and into a truck bound for the museum.
Gary Johnson, 53, first discovered the fossil when he was a teen exploring the creek behind his family's home.
At the time, he called another local museum to come inspect the find, but officials passed on adding it to their collection. In January, a 12-million-year-old sperm whale fossil was recovered at a nearby school, prompting Johnson to call the Natural History Museum.
"I thought, maybe my whale is somehow associated," said Johnson, who works as a cartoonist and art director.
Thomas wanted to add the fossil to the county museum's collection of baleen whale fossils, but was puzzled over how to get the half-ton boulder from Rancho Palos Verdes, located on a peninsula about 25 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The sheriff's department search-and-rescue unit declined to send a helicopter, but offered to use the fossil recovery as a training mission. The volunteer crew typically rescues stranded hikers and motorcyclists who careen off the freeway onto steep, rugged terrain, search-and-rescue reserve chief Mike Leum said.
"We'll always be able to say, 'it's not heavier than a fossil,'" Leum said.

Largest Penguin Ever

When you watch March of the Penguins or Happy Feet, you don’t get a good perspective of how big Emperor penguins are: they are over four feet tall and can weigh over 100 pounds! But that size pales against the extinct penguin species Palaeeudyptes klekowskii, which lived between 37 and 40 million years ago. Recently found bones indicate that this penguin was over two meters long! Its standing height would be somewhat less, estimated at about 1.6 meters, or 5’3”. Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche of the La Plata Museum in Argentina led an expedition that found the bones in Terra del Fuego, the southern tip of Aergentina.
The site has yielded thousands of penguin bones. Earlier this year, Acosta Hospitaleche reported the most complete P. klekowskii skeleton yet, although it contained only about a dozen bones, mostly from the wings and feet (Geobios, DOI: 10.1016/j.geobios.2014.03.003).

Now she has uncovered two bigger bones. One is part of a wing, and the other is a tarsometatarsus, formed by the fusion of ankle and foot bones. The tarsometatarsus measures a record 9.1 centimetres. Based on the relative sizes of bones in penguin skeletons, Acosta Hospitaleche estimates P. klekowskii was 2.01 meters long from beak tip to toes.
Acosta Hospitaleche estimates that a penguin of that size could stay underwater for up to 40 minutes. Read more about P. klekowskii at NewScoentist.

Animal News

Tiny velella are mass-beaching by the millions up and down the coast.
They have poor vision, bad hearing and no teeth. And yet, anteaters can be deadly.
Mother's nature's tiny fliers still tops in aerodynamic efficiency, but small man-made birds closing fast.
The growing push to clear forests for palm oil cultivation in Africa may spell doom for that continent's great apes.
A chunk of 20-million-year-old amber rediscovered from an old collection reveals a locust with remnants of wings that the insect has since lost.

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