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  • Dinosaur Feathers Found In Amber
    By on September 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “A stunning array of prehistoric feathers, including dinosaur protofeathers, has been discovered in Late Cretaceous amber from Canada. ‘Protofeathers aren’t known from any modern, existing groups of birds and therefore the most obvious interpretation is that they belong to dinosaurs,’ said University of Alberta professor, Alexander P. Wolfe. The 78 to 79-million-year-old amber preserved the feathers in vivid detail, including (more…)



  • Baby Red Dwarf Found Just 27 Light Years Away
    By on August 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    bazzalunatic writes “Astronomers have found an infant red dwarf star 27 light years away from Earth, and it’s just 40 million years old. ‘The star has been known about and studied for the past 15 years, but it wasn’t realized it was so young and so close, until now,’ co-author Simon Murphy, a PhD student from the Australian National University said in the story. More accurate measurements from telescopes have aided the revised distances of the star (more…)

  • Morbidly obese man found FUSED to chair he had not moved from in two years and covered in maggots and filth
    By on March 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rescuers had to cut a hole in a wall of his Ohio house to lift the massive man through after they were unable to pry him from the chair.

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  • Two Planets Found Sharing One Orbit
    By on February 28, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    dweezil-n0xad writes “Buried in the flood of data from the Kepler telescope is a planetary system unlike any seen before. Two of its apparent planets share the same orbit around their star. If the discovery is confirmed, it would bolster a theory that Earth once shared its orbit with a Mars-sized body that later crashed into it, resulting in the moon’s formation.”

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  • Body of missing NBA player Lorenzen Wright found
    By on August 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A law enforcement source confirmed the body found in a wooded area in southeast Memphis was that of Wright, missing since July 19. Police sources confirmed earlier that they are investigating a 911 hangup call from Wright’s cellphone left Monday morning.

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  • Anybody out there? 140 ‘Earths’ found
    By on July 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scientists celebrated Sunday after finding more than 700 suspected new planets — including up to 140 similar in size to Earth — in just six weeks of using a powerful new space observatory.

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  • New Batfish Species Found Under Gulf Oil Spill
    By on July 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eDarwin writes “Researchers have discovered two previously unknown species of bottom-dwelling fish in the Gulf of Mexico, living right in the area affected by the BP oil spill. Researchers identified new species of pancake batfishes, a flat fish rarely seen because of the dark depths they favor. They are named for the clumsy way they ‘walk’ along the sea bottom, like a bat crawling.”

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  • Backdoor Found In UnrealIRCd Source Archive
    By on June 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    l_bratch writes “A malicious backdoor was added to the UnrealIRCd source archive some time around November 2009. It was not noticed for several months, so many IRC servers are likely to be compromised. A Metasploit exploit already exists.”

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  • Loophole Found in Airport Security
    By on October 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Anyone who has passed through an airport since the September 11th terrorist attacks can tell you that airport security measures have travelers jumping through hoops. It seems, however, that not all travelers are subjected to the same rigorous security standards.

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  • Gun-toting soccer mom, husband found shot dead
    By on October 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A soccer mom who gained national attention when she openly carried a loaded gun to her 5-year-old daughter’s game was shot dead Wednesday along with her husband in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, police said.

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