Well Preserved Cave Lion Cub Found to be a 28,000-Year-Old Female

Well Preserved Cave Lion Cub Found to be a 28,000-Year-Old Female

Well Preserved Cave Lion Cub Found to be a 28,000-Year-Old Female A nearly 28,000-year-old cave lion cub discovered frozen in the Siberian permafrost, is so well preserved, you can still make out each and every one of her whiskers. Researchers in Sweden claim the cub, nicknamed Sparta, is probably the best-preserved Ice Age animal ever uncovered and describe Sparta in […]

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Cryptic 2,700-year-old pig skeleton found in Jerusalem’s City of David

Cryptic 2,700-year-old pig skeleton found in Jerusalem’s City of David

Cryptic 2,700-year-old pig skeleton found in Jerusalem’s City of David Israeli archaeologists have unearthed the complete skeleton of a piglet in a place and time where you wouldn’t expect to find pork remains: a Jerusalem home dating to the First Temple period. The 2,700-year-old porcine remains were found crushed by large pottery vessels and a collapsed walls during excavations in […]

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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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