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DNA links mysterious Yeti to ancient polar bear – San Francisco Chronicle

LONDON (AP) — A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman — the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks it’s a bear. DNA analysis conducted by Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes suggests the creature, also known as the Yeti, is the descendant of an ancient polar […]

Rediscovered Neanderthal Site on Island of Jersey – Guardian Express

Rediscovered Neanderthal Site on Island of Jersey – Guardian Express

On the British island of Jersey’s southeastern coastline, in La Cotte de St. Brelade cave, a team of archaeologists have rediscovered an ancient site where Neanderthals once lived. It has produced more Neanderthal stone tools than all of the other sites where such artifacts have been found in the British Isles combined. At a news […]

Yeti mystery solved? Geneticist links Abominable Snowman hairs to bears – NBCNews.com

Yeti mystery solved? Geneticist links Abominable Snowman hairs to bears – NBCNews.com

Cosmic Log 1 hour ago After a yearlong quest, a British geneticist says he has matched the DNA from hairs attributed to Himalayan Yetis, also known as “Abominable Snowmen,” to a breed of Arctic bear that lived tens of thousands of years ago. Other researchers […]

Lifted From a Russian Lake, a Big, if Fragile, Space Rock – New York Times

Lifted From a Russian Lake, a Big, if Fragile, Space Rock – New York Times

Although a hole in the ice of Lake Chebarkul, southwest of Chelyabinsk, had made clear where the meteorite fragment landed, it took seven months of searching and a detailed sonar analysis to pinpoint its location, at a depth of about 40 feet and covered by about 8 feet of silt. It then took another month […]

Going Back to the Moon Could Settle Questions about Lunar Origin – Space.com

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses with the American flag on the surface of the moon in July 1969.Credit: NASA LONDON — In 1969, the world […]

Minor Lunar Eclipse to Grace Night Sky This Week – Space.com

Friday/Saturday, Oct. 18/19, 2:25–4:37 a.m. EDT. The Moon will pass through the edge (penumbra) of the Earth’s shadow just after moonrise on the East Coast of North America. This eclipse is very slight, so you will have to […]

Behold, the MONSTER-CLAWED critter and its terrifying SPIDER BRAIN – Register

Behold, the MONSTER-CLAWED critter and its terrifying SPIDER BRAIN – Register

5 ways to prepare your advertising infrastructure for disaster Pic Boffins have discovered the earliest known complete central nervous system in a never-before-described water-spider-like creature that prowled the ocean 520 million years ago. The massively clawed beast is an example of a megacheiran, an extinct group of creatures related to modern day chelicerates, which include […]

Caltech star survey plots two cosmic explosions – Christian Science Monitor

Two new papers based on star survey data highlight the tremendous capabilities of modern astronomical survey technologies. By Elizabeth Barber, Contributor / October 17, 2013 Stars trails streak across the sky at Acadia National Park, Maine. Our understanding of the behavior of the universe’s stars is becoming ever better, thanks to higher powered astronomical survey technologies. Robert […]

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake – BBC News

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake – BBC News

16 October 2013 Last updated at 07:20 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. […]

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry? – NBCNews.com

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry? – NBCNews.com

Fish 19 hours ago A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the “sea serpents” of nautical legend. Jasmine […]