Monthly Archives: November 2011

Later wall, familiar?

Archeologists have unearthed, under Jerusalem’s famous walls, coins that date the wall to later than King Herod, who was believed to have built them. The coins, from 17 AD, indicate that the wall must have been erected, probably by Romans, … Continue reading

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T-Rex tooth

In Montana, a farmer in the rural wilds found a dinosaur tooth which is expected to bring in thousands of dollars at auction. The tooth, surprisingly well-preserved for a fossil…still clearly shows ridged serrations that enabled the T-Rex to mince … Continue reading

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Dessert swimmers?

Road workers in the Chilean dessert have discovered what looks like a cemetary for ‘whales’. The problem is, what were these sea creatures doing on land? Perhaps checking to see if they had teeth and, more importantly, legs, would resolve … Continue reading

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Canny Arachnids?

During the recent floods in Pakistan an intrepid photographer snapped the webs of Arachnids – local spiders – as they built higher in the trees to escape the water? The web photograph was entered in a major photographic competition, as … Continue reading

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Artistic?

Quite recently scientists have delved DNA samples from ancient horses to try and determine the ancient skin-colourings. Ancient ‘cave-art’ – such as ‘Spotted Horses’- may be factual or just artistic whim. But new DNA studies tend to show that such … Continue reading

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Larders?

Scientists recently have been looking into some very intelligent birds called Eurasian Jays. hese birds, when faced with a glut of one kind of food or another tend to store food in locations which, at times of food-shortage, are within … Continue reading

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Beasts?

For many years the open countryside of The British Isles has been believed to be the home of myriad rarely seen ‘beasts’. Dead animals, both wild and domesticated, have been found, some killed in unusual ways. As an example in … Continue reading

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