Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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I didn't want anyone to miss this rather awesome image of a spider and its prey trapped in amber. This spider and wasp encounter occurred in what is now Myanmar about 100 million years ago.

Another exciting find is this mammoth carcass found preserved in permafrost in Siberia. An 11 year-old boy found it after seeing some of its ribs sticking up out of the soil. It is the body of a 16 year-old male mammoth and according to Russian scientists, the best frozen mammoth find since 1901. Apparently it dates to 20 -30,000 years ago and from reading the article, it is possible human hunters might have done the mammoth in, but sounds like they need to do more work to pin that down.

The BLM has issued rules for meteorite hunting on public land.

Nanny-state alert: Britain's largest newsagent will not sell shooting magazines to children under age 14.

Space exploration is becoming increasingly commercialized (that's a good thing) and the LA Times has a run-down on happenings at the Mojave Air and Spaceport which is a hotbed for new companies working in this arena. During the 1990s, I worked there for six years at an aerospace test operation.

Archaeologists in Georgia have located the stockade wall of a Civil War Confederate prison camp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An even better Amber story.