Grisly Photos Show an Olive Python Swallowing a Crocodile Whole In One Bite

Grisly Photos Show an Olive Python Swallowing a Crocodile Whole In One Bite

Grisly Photos Show an Olive Python Swallowing a Crocodile Whole In One Bite Kayaker Martin Muller encountered a gruesome sight during a recent trip to Queensland’s Mount Isa: an olive python feasting on an Australian freshwater crocodile it had just squeezed to death.  Muller naturally pulled out his camera and began snapping. The photographs, posted by Australian nonprofit GG Wildlife […]

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Rare long-necked dinosaur that roamed the polar world unearthed in Australia

Rare long-necked dinosaur that roamed the polar world unearthed in Australia

Rare long-necked dinosaur that roamed the polar world unearthed in Australia Today, animals living in Earth’s coldest regions need insulation, whether it’s a layer of fat, fur or feathers — and there’s that evidence that shows dinosaurs required the same protection, too. Researchers have now found the first fossil evidence that dinosaurs donned feather coats to survive the Cretaceous-era climate in […]

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Humpback Whale Carcass Mysteriously Discovered In The Amazon Jungle

Humpback Whale Carcass Mysteriously Discovered In The Amazon Jungle

Humpback Whale Carcass Mysteriously Discovered In The Amazon Jungle After finding a dead humpback whale in the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian wildlife experts were baffled. In the jungle undergrowth on the island of  Marajo, on the mouth of the Amazon River, was found the 10-ton mammal. Although scientists presume that the enormous creature had been hurled to shore during a storm, they […]

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‘Brazilian pink bird-eating tarantulas’ the size of dinner plates are on the loose

‘Brazilian pink bird-eating tarantulas' the size of dinner plates are on the loose

‘Brazilian pink bird-eating tarantulas’ the size of dinner plates are on the loose One of the most recognizable arachnids on earth is the birdeater Goliath. Its impressive size allows it to prey on a variety of creatures, including birds, making it the biggest — and possibly the scariest — spider in the world. But there is more to this Goliath […]

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Dinosaur DNA Found Remarkably Preserved in 75 Million-Year-Old Fossil

Dinosaur DNA Found Remarkably Preserved in 75 Million Year-Old Fossil

Dinosaur DNA Found Remarkably Preserved in 75 Million-Year-Old Fossil Cartilage cells, chromosomes and DNA were found preserved in the baby duck-billed dinosaur 75 million-year-old fossils, according to a study. Skull fragments of young, nest-bound Hypacrosaurus specimens unarthed in Montana’s US from the ‘ Two Medicine Formation ‘ were analyzed by researchers. These organic material should not historically remain intact for so long […]

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The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive

The Japanese Monks Who Mummified Themselves While Still Alive A practice was pioneered over 1,000 years ago by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was meant to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious devotion and dedication – self-mummification.  The practice, called Sokushinbutsu, was observed over many years as a ritual which culminated in death and the complete preservation of the […]

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3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife Scientists have fulfilled the wish for life after death of a mummified Egyptian priest-by replicating his voice with artificial vocal cords. The voice of Nesyamun was reproduced as a vowellike sound reminiscent of the bleat of a sheep. The priest lived between 1099 and 1069BC during the politically complex reign of Pharaoh Ramses XI. As a priest in Thebes, for his ritual duties which included singing, Nesyamun would […]

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Underwater ‘lost city’ found to be a geological formation

Underwater 'lost city' found to be a geological formation

Underwater ‘lost city’ found to be a geological formation What has been considered an underwater, lost city is a geological phenomenon that occurs naturally. Pipe-like, disc-shaped and doughnut-like structures discovered by underwater divers near the island of Zakynthos, Greece, were originally thought to be ruins of an ancient city, such as remains of paved floors, courtyards and columns. Researchers have […]

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