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Here we are for another week. This week we’re gathered near a virtual graded road with a cut phone cable. 241 more words

2,000-year-old Maccabean-era fortress unearthed in Jerusalem after century-long search

In what archaeologists are describing as “a solution to one of the great archaeological riddles in the history of Jerusalem,” researchers with the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday that they have found the remnants of a fortress used by the Seleucid Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes in his siege of Jerusalem in 168 BCE. 585 more words

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Fossil unearthed in Spain sheds light on ape evolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The well-preserved partial skull and skeleton of a gibbon-like creature that lived 11.6 million years ago in Spain is shedding new light on the evolutionary history of modern apes.Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery in Catalonia of fossil remains of a small, fruit-eating female ape that lived in a warm, wet forested region teeming with animals including elephant relatives, rhinos and saber-toothed predators.They gave the ape, weighing 9-11 pounds (4-5 kg), the scientific name Pliobates cataloniae and the nickname “Laia.””There is no living primate like Pliobates, which exhibits a unique combination of modern ape-like features with other, more primitive ones,” said paleobiologist David Alba of the Catalan Institute of Paleontology near Barcelona.”We can imagine a small ape, like the smallest living gibbons, with a gibbon-like appearance regarding the cranium but with different body proportions: less elongated arms and hands.”Alba said Pliobates, which lived during the Miocene epoch, moved through the forest canopy differently than today’s gibbons, using slow and cautious climbing, like a loris, a more primitive primate, while sometimes hanging below branches.The remains include 70 bones or bone fragments including a skull exceptionally complete for a primate from that time.Its teeth look primitive compared to today’s apes including both the small-bodied “lesser apes” like gibbons and siamangs and the larger-bodied “great apes” like orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees. 176 more words

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Fancy a bit of Icelandic crust? Of course you do. The Bands latest effort, “Í sporum annarra” is an unsettling crust/grind experience. Riffs full of tension played at furious speeds, which is interesting considering Logn translates to “calm” from Icelandic. 29 more words


Sounds Travels for Your Mind

I’m a huge fan of television and movie music, so a couple of years ago I surfed YouTube in search of the theme from the show, … 290 more words

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