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Oxford Creates Fake Rhino Horn

White rhino numbers have bounced back to more than 20,000 individuals compared with fewer than 100 in the early 20th Century
White rhino numbers have bounced back to more than 20,000 individuals compared with fewer than 100 in the early 20th Century

We’re used to thinking of fakes and forgeries with disdain, but a new innovation from the University of Oxford looks set to buck that trend: fake rhinoceros horn. read more

Saharan Silver Ant Sets Speed Record

World’s fastest ant hits record-breaking speed of TWO miles per hour – that’s the equivalent of a human running at 360mph

  • Named the Saharan silver it can cover almost a yard – in a single second 
  • That’s 108 times its body length of a third of an inch every second
  • In human terms, it would be equivalent to running at 360mph read more

T-Rex’s Biological Air Conditioner

A thermal image of a T. rex with its dorsotemporal fenestra glowing on the skull
A graphic thermal image of a T. rex with its dorsotemporal fenestra glowing on the skull
Brian Engh

Thermal images of alligators taken by a team of scientists led by Casey Holliday, a professor of anatomy at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, suggest that the Tyrannosaurus rex may have had blood vessels in its skull that helped the giant predator to regulate its body temperature – in other words, a biological air conditioner. read more

Video Podcast – No One Understands the Climate – No One!

by: Brent Smith

The Climate Town Hall was beyond shameless. First, CNN has shown once and for all they are no longer a news network and haven’t been for some time.

They are 100%, the propaganda ministry of the democrat party and the radical left.

These candidates all stand up in front of an audience of like-minded and vetted clapping seals and claim we have to become carbon neutral in 10 years, or 12 or 20 or by 2030 or 40 or just pick a random year, because that’s what they’re doing. Basically, do what we say or you’re all dead in X years – pick a year.

Yet there is still so much we don’t understand about changing climate that the claim by the left that, “the relationship between mankind’s emissions of greenhouse gasses and climate change is a scientific certainty,” is utter nonsense.

What happens in space and what naturally occurs on Earth has exponentially more to do with our changing climate than man’s behavior.

The fact is that our climate has been changing since the Earth developed a climate. We can’t stop it from changing and we can’t cause it to change. read more

Audio Podcast – Seattle’s Hose Problem – Let’s talk Climate Change Again

by: Brent Smith

Seattle’s homeless – slash – feces problem:

A lot of major cities have this problem. Crap and drug needles all over the streets, sidewalks – everywhere. And it’s a constant battle about how to get rid of it.

Well, in Seattle, the thought is to power wash the crap into the street storm drains and wash it away. Sounds like a reasonable and economic solution – right?

Well, one city councilman in Seattle says that they can’t use hoses to wash away the crap, because it will bring back memories and images of when racists used fire hoses to put down blacks in the South.

How about a little something on Climate Change:

Notice that literally no one is calling it global warming anymore. Think that’s by accident?

Climate Change is one of the only true constants. If the public would just use their brains, they would realize this and then figure out that this whole scare is nothing but politically and financially motivated. And believe you me, it is scaring people.

But if man disappeared tomorrow, the climate would just go on changing like it’s done since Earth developed a climate.

The Sun would continue to do what it does, the Moon’s orbit will continue to shift, the continents will continue to move, ocean currents will continue to shift, as will wind patterns. All contribute to an ever-changing climate. And there’s not a thing we can do to stop or prevent it. read more

Centipedes Should be Welcomed

from Three Percenter:

Here’s Why You Should NEVER Squash A Centipede In Your House

Look, it goes against all reason and instinct, but you should really never squish a centipede.

Even if you’re in the bathroom at 2 a.m. and one comes scuttling out to the drain, you should try to resist the urge.

It’s challenging, because there are few crawlies as creepy as a squirmy, fast-moving centipede. read more

Hundreds of New Species Found

A red-eyed tree frog was one of the amphibian species observed during an expedition to the...
A red-eyed tree frog was one of the amphibian species observed during an expedition to the Lost City of the Monkey God in Honduras(Credit: Trond Larsen)

In 2012, centuries-old legends of a lost city in Honduras were confirmed when ancient ruins were rediscovered in the dense Mosquita rainforest. Now, scientists have conducted a three-week expedition to these ruins, known as the “White City” or the “Lost City of the Monkey God,” and found a trove of natural treasures. Living in the pristine forests around the city is an incredibly rich array of wildlife, including species new to science, some unknown in the area, some that haven’t been seen in decades and others that were believed extinct. read more

Toxic Jellyfish Lurk in Waters off Jersey Shore

Scientists are warning visitors to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend to watch out for toxic jellyfish said to be invading the waters.

A bloom of roughly 200 to 300 clinging jellyfish have been found in the New Jersey waters, according to Professor Paul Bologna of Montclair State and a group of his students.

‘We’ve just pulled algae and what we’re trying to look for is something called clinging jellyfish,’ Elias Chalet, a biology major at the school, explained to CBS New York. ‘The reason we’re trying to look for it is because they have a very lethal toxin.’

Wallace’s Giant Bee Rediscovered

Wallace's giant bee, the largest known bee species in the world, is four times larger than...
Wallace’s giant bee, the largest known bee species in the world, is four times larger than a European honeybee(Credit: Clay Bolt)

Animals are dying off at a pretty alarming rate, with some studies suggesting the world is entering a sixth major extinction event. But now, in a rare piece of good news from that field, researchers from Australia, Canada and the US have rediscovered Wallace’s giant bee, an insect that hasn’t been seen in almost 40 years. read more

World’s Largest Oil/Gas Field Found

Some 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion...
Some 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are estimated to be underTexas and New Mexico(Credit:bluebay2014/Depositphotos)

As the United States becomes a net oil exporter for the first time in 75 years, the US Department of the Interior has announced the discovery of the largest continuous oil and gas field ever found. Situated in the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in Texas and the Permian Basin in New Mexico, the new resource is estimated to contain 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cu ft of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids worth trillions of dollars. read more