"a change in the rules requires the consent of all members"
give permission for something to happen.
"he consented to a search by a detective"
agree to, assent to, allow, give permission for, sanction, accept, approve, acquiesce in, go along with, accede to, concede to, yield to, give in to, submit to, comply with, abide by, concur with, conform to
For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, creating pig-human hybrids, which the researchers describe as interspecies chimeras.
While still early days, the experiment might one day lead to lab-grown human organs that can be transplanted into those who need them, potentially saving thousands of lives.In the experiment, researchers in the US injected human stem cells into early-stage pig embryos. These hybrid embryos were then transferred into surrogate sows and allowed to develop until the first trimester.
More than 150 of the embryos developed into chimeras, which meant that they had developed the precursors of organs including the heart and liver, but they contained a small amount of human cells - around one in 10,000 of the hybrids' cells were human.
This is a proof-of-concept experiment showing that human-pig hybrids are possible. The ultimate goal is to find a way to use these lab-grown human parts for transplants.
"Our findings may offer hope for advancing science and medicine by providing an unprecedented ability to study early embryo development and organ formation, as well as a potential new avenue for medical therapies," said team member Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, from the Salk Institute in California.
"We have shown that a precisely targeted technology can allow an organism from one species to produce a specific organ composed of cells from another species."-read more
Citing a rise in global nationalism and humanity’s failure to confront nuclear weapons and climate change, scientists today pushed the infamous Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight—the symbolic moment humankind is supposed to annihilate itself. That pushes the planet from 3 minutes to destruction to a mere 2.5. Since the clock was launched in 1947, this is the closest we’ve come to the brink since 1953, when the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) moved the hand 2 minutes to midnight following the first testing of a hydrogen bomb.
One of the biggest reasons for the move, wrote BAS scientists in an op-ed in The New York Times, was the ascent of U.S. President Donald Trump: “Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person,” they wrote. “But Mr. Trump’s statements and actions have been unsettling.”
Those include comments about the use of nuclear weapons during his campaign as well as during his transition to the White House. In a tweet in December 2016, Trump wrote, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” Politico reported he has since given mixed responses regarding the notion, saying “there is not going to be an arms race” but also noting -read more
No not a elton john reference but how in the form of karate i do i have too now and again do kumite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumite or randori -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randori-both which i do at gesar karate in holworhty as part of sports karate .I am not really a fighter and find it hard when we need to do as i dislike violence and i am not very good in a honest opinion of my self .So why do you practise you may ask well- http://www.willingtonkarateclub.org/articles/7reasons.html-i enjoy learning how to push myself.
John Daniel was no ordinary gorilla. For starters, he was called John Daniel. And he had his own bedroom, drank tea and cider, and could purportedly do his own washing up.
The extraordinary tale of the village that adopted its very own gorilla a century ago is told in a new local history book by a Gloucestershire historian.
Margaret Groom, an archivist at the Uley Society, unearthed a collection of photographs of John, which have been published in her book about the village’s history.The book recounts how villagers in Uley adopted the lowland gorilla after he was captured in Gabon by French soldiers who shot his parents. In 1917, he was spotted for sale in a London department store by Uley resident Maj Rupert Penny, who paid £300 (about £20,000 in today’s money), and named him John Daniel.
Penny’s sister, Alyce Cunningham, raised John as a human boy in the village and used to send John on regular walks with the children of Uley junior school, according to Groom.-READ MORE
During the final months of 1645, General Fairfax and the New Model Army advanced slowly into the south-west of England. The Prince of Wales, Captain-General of the West, had withdrawn to Exeter after Lord Goring's defeat at Langport in July. As Fairfax began his advance into Devon in October 1645, the Prince moved further west to Truro in the loyal county of Cornwall where the Prince's Council struggled to hold the demoralised western army together. In early November, Lord Goring himself abandoned the Prince and fled to France.
In mid-October, Fairfax advanced to Tiverton and quickly overran the town. The Royalist garrison of 250 men took refuge in the castle. Parliamentarian siege guns proceeded to bombard the castle until, on 20 October, a lucky shot broke the chains holding up the drawbridge and the garrison promptly surrendered. With forces blockading the Royalist stronghold of Exeter, Fairfax's army quartered around Tiverton and Crediton. Lieutenant-General Cromwell arrived from his campaign in southern England on 24 October to bring the New Model Army back up to full strength.-read more
Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.
THE LEGEND OF ST. VALENTINE
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.-read more
For a dental examination Victor-18 year old ,80 stone polar bear and u.k s oldest required the help of firefighters .The firefighters had the specialist equipment to allow dentist to check a discoloured tooth and vets to x-ray and take blood samples for testing,Yorkshire wildlife park,donchester.
A medal found by an amateur treasure hunter may have belonged to Private John Byre who served in the Crimean War .The medal in question is a Victoria cross and was 1 of 16 awarded after the Battle of Inkerman -november 5th 1854 and 1 of 2 inkerman v.c,s still unaccounted for .The problem is the v.c has date of battle but not recipients name on a suspender bar which is missing.
Does the Earth have a hidden second sun? Will we all become vampires?
It seems, as Einstein once said, “imagination is more important than knowledge” when it comes to science. So BBC Focus magazine looked at 10 of the most radical theories boffins are researching – and they read like science-fiction...
Mind-bending drugs are good
Researchers are testing for positive effects in many previously vilified drugs.
Of particular interest is the use of psychedelic drugs in treating mental illness. A team at Imperial College London has been studying how LSD can be used to combat depression.
And a single dose of psilocybin compound, from magic mushrooms, reduced anxiety and depression in cancer patients for six months.-read more
This post s our account of problems that have occurred whilst using this chair.My wife Enid was given a reclining chair via loacl ot worker to help her rest legs and stand up.But the chair has caused her to get sores on back of leg and shering on her bottom which are being treated with creams and biatain on a daily basis and visited by community nurses once a week was twice .To you dear reader this may seem what is the problem well it has taken a long time to convince the nurses this was the case .Enid mental health was affected as got too point of not wishing to get up and parniod that noone else believed the phyiscal discomfort she was in and hates advice to go back to specialised bed -air mattress to prevent bed sores -as makes her fees isolated and does not wish to see family members like tis as feels like a hospital visit.Enid has been given a plastic step with handle as aid to help sit back better but itslips and she has nearly fallen a couple of times so does not use.We are getting as visit from the company involed that designed the chair and we now of one other person in holswortrhy that has a simlar problem so we suspect a design fault.I f we can make sugestions for improvement s here are our ideas.1 the bar that runs in front of chair needs extra padiing ,cahir needs to be less bak and deep and seting are needs extra padding.Enid is even wiling to trail new design and give back fedback to help others in the future..
Roses have been around for a long time and often given as a romantic gesture to a person you love .But the rose has some intestesting history like the Nebuchadnezzar who used them to adorn his palacewith tem.In Persia were grown as perfume and petals used to fill sultans matress.Mogul emperor,s grow them in rose gardens and were stern in river to welcome them on return home.And the rose has a bit of a dark past due to romans as thier made local peasants gow roses instead of food to satify the neds of thier emperors.Roman emperors used roses to fill swimming baths,fountainswith rose water and as a carpets for feasts and orgies.-Read More
As the CIA release 800,000 declassified files online, we take a look at some of the US’ past secrets
Following long-running campaign and lawsuit, the Central
Intelligence Agency has finally allowed online publication of hundreds
of thousands of files
His special powers are revealed in a trove of 800,000 files – a total
of 13 million pages – of declassified documents released online after a
long campaign by freedom-of-information activists and a lawsuit against
the Central Intelligence Agency.
While the information was previously available for public viewing, it
could only be looked at on one of four computers in a library at the
National Archives in Maryland.20 per cent of the 1,500 UFO sightings in the past 70 years are unexplained
OF 1,500 UFO reports since 1947, 20 per cent were unexplained.
One of the most dramatic cases was a sighting by two police officers in Lithuania on June 26, 1996.
The report reads: “They noticed a spherical object hanging and ‘pulsing’.
“They heard a strange sound like an electric or electronic crackle.
“The sphere moved away, rose higher and rapidly departed.”
IN 1980, the CIA compiled a report into whether it was possible to see into the future or move objects solely with the mind.
It is claimed that psychic Ingo Swann, along with others,
“demonstrated the ability to describe distant rooms, they had never
previously observed, with considerable accuracy”.
Reports also investigated the “bond between men and plants”.
One test in 1974 claims that the connection is so extreme that “the
plant would respond automatically whenever the man was injured”.
REVELATIONS on the infamous MKUltra project, dubbed the CIA mind
control programme, list bizarre experiments on human subjects to develop
drugs and procedures for interrogation and torture.
The subjects were hypnotised, tested for psychic abilities and even given the psychedelic drug LSD.
A 1953 report found that LSD could be used to interrogate any “unwilling subjects” as it stimulates them “to talk more freely”.-Read More
Phrenology was a science of character divination,
faculty psychology, theory of brain
and what the 19th-century phrenologists called "the only true science of
mind." Phrenology came from the theories of the idiosyncratic Viennese physician
Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828).
The basic tenets of Gall's system were:
1.The brain is the organ of the mind.
2. The mind is composed of multiple, distinct, innate faculties.
3. Because they are distinct, each faculty must have a separate seat or
"organ" in the brain.
4. The size of an organ, other things being equal, is a measure of its power.
5. The shape of the brain is determined by the development of the various
6. As the skull takes its shape from the brain, the surface of the skull
can be read as an accurate index of psychological aptitudes and tendencies.
(For a description in Gall's own words see: Letter
to von Retzer)
So it was believed that by examining the shape and unevenness
of a head or skull, one could discover the development of the particular
cerebral "organs" responsible for different intellectual
aptitudes and character traits. For example, a prominent protuberance in
the forehead at the position attributed to the organ of Benevolence
was meant to indicate that the individual had a "well developed" organ of
Benevolence and would therefore be
expected to exhibit benevolent behaviour.
However, like so many popular sciences, Gall
and the phrenologists sought onlyconfirmations for their
hypotheses and did not apply the same standard to contradictory evidence.
Any evidence or anecdote which seemed to confirm the science was readily
and vociferously accepted as "proof" of the "truth" of phrenology. At the
same time, contradictory findings, such as a not very benevolent and disagreeable
person having a well-developed organ of Benevolence
were always explained away. This was often done by claiming that the activity
of other organs counteracted Benevolence. What was never accepted by phrenologists,
however, was that admitting that the activity of a particular faculty could
be independent of the size of its organ undermined the most fundamental
assumptions of the science- and thereby rendered all of its conclusions
inconsistent and meaningless. (For a more in depth account of the origins
of phrenology see: van Wyhe-Read more
Leonard Knight was just 17 years-old when he enlisted to fight and his
aunt Minnie Yates gave him what was to be the life-saving little book.She wrote “To Leonard, with love from Aunt Minnie. July 1915” inside it and the Bible saved his life.
It is thought that Leonard was carrying the book in the breast pocket of his uniform when the German bullet struck.
The round penetrated the hardback front cover but was stopped by the thickness of the Bible.
Incredibly it was halted around 50 pages from the end of the book – and Leonard escaped without a scratch.
It is not known what happened to the young soldier after the near-miss although he is believed to have survived the war.-Read More
I like to watch shows about tattoo from design ones to recovers of naff holiday regret tattoo,s.Brief history bit - Tattooing
has been practiced across the globe since at least Neolithic times, as
evidenced by mummified preserved skin, ancient art, and the
archaeological record. Both ancient art and archaeological finds of possible tattoo tools suggest tattooing was practiced by the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe. However, direct evidence for tattooing on mummified human skin extends only to the 4th millennium BC. The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC. Other tattooed mummies
have been recovered from at least 49 archaeological sites including
locations in Greenland, Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, western China, Egypt,
Sudan, the Philippines, and the Andes. These include Amunet, Priestess of the Goddess Hathor from ancient Egypt (c. 2134–1991 BC), multiple mummies from Siberia including the Pazyryk culture of Russia, and from several cultures throughout pre-ColumbianSouth America.-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tattooing-.I MYSELF HAVE TEN TATTOOS ON MY BODY AND HAD MY FIRST ONE WHEN I WAS 28 YEARS OLD IN A TATTOO SHOP IN ESSEX AND COST ME A FIVER,
The Central Intelligence Agency has published nearly 13 million pages
of declassified files online, documents which previously were
physically accessible only from four computer terminals at the National
Archives in College Park, Maryland.
The record include info on Nazi war crimes, the Cuban Missile Crisis, UFO sightings,
human telepathy ("Project Stargate") and much more. The release has
been a long time coming: Bill Clinton first ordered all documents at
least 25 years old with "historical value" to be declassified in 1995.
The agency complied, however anyone who wanted access had to trek all
the way to the US National Archives in Washington DC to get a peak.
In 2014, a nonprofit journalism organization called MuckRock filed a
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit pressing the CIA to post all
of its documents online, but the agency said it would take up to six
years to scan everything according to engadget. At the same time, journalist Mike Best crowd-funded more than $15,000 to
visit the archives to print out and then publicly upload the records,
one by one, to apply pressure to the CIA. "By printing out and scanning
the documents at CIA expense, I was able to begin making them freely
available to the public and to give the agency a financial incentive to
simply put the database online," Best wrote in a blog post.
"Access to this historically significant collection is no longer
limited by geography," said Joseph Lambert, the CIA's information
management director in a press release. The agency was aiming to publish
the documents by the end of 2017, but finished the work ahead of
“We’ve been working on this for a very long time and this is one of
the things I wanted to make sure got done before I left. Now you can
access it from the comfort of your own home,” said outgoing CIA director
of information Lambert. The agency continues to review documents for
declassification, so the treasure trove has not been unearthed in full,
and there’s definitely more to follow.
* * *
The online records, shed light on the agency's activities throughout
the Vietnam, Korean and Cold War conflicts; they also includes documents
relating to UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the Stargate
program, which has long been of interest to conspiracy theorists. The
archives also cover events from the 1940s the 1990s (each year, a new
batch are declassified) and include details about the flight of war criminals from Nazi Germany, the quarter-mile Berlin tunnel built to tap Soviet telephone lines, internal intelligence bulletins and memos from former CIA directors, UFO reports and more.
The released trove also includes the papers of Henry Kissinger, who
served as secretary of state under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald
Ford, as well as several hundred thousand pages of intelligence analysis
and science research and development.
Among the more unusual records are documents from the Stargate
Project, which dealt with psychic powers and extrasensory perception.
Those include records of testing on celebrity psychic Uri Geller in
1973, when he was already a well-established performer.-Read More
Hidden deep in the Himalayan forest is one
of the world's last enduring nomadic tribes who are resisting attempts
to move them into permanent settlements.
The Raute tribe has no permanent home and frequently moves between camps.
will vacate a camp whenever a member dies to avoid bad spirits, but not
before burying their dead in an upright position and piercing their
skull to allow their spirit to be released into heaven.
as hunter-gatherers and eating the meat of langur and macaque monkeys -
a controversial choice in the Hindu dominated country of Nepal, where
monkeys are considered to be the reincarnation of the God Hanuman.
Storms in California have toppled one of America's most famous trees - the Pioneer Cabin Tree.
The giant sequoia was known for having a hole cut through its trunk - big enough for a car to drive through.
tree, estimated to be more than 1,000-years-old, was felled by the
strongest storm to have hit the area in more than a decade.
California and Nevada have been hit by unusually high rainfall levels, leading to flooding and falling trees.-read more
Running, leaping and climbing through the city isn’t just a test of
strength and stamina – it’s also now an official sport. Parkour – a form
of urban acrobatics, originating in France – is now officially
recognised by sports councils across Britain. On a practical level, this
means that it can be on national educational curricula, apply for
lottery funding and access the benefits enjoyed by other major sports.
This is a big step forward for the development of parkour, which already has about 35,000 practitioners – or “traceurs” – in the UK alone. There’s no typical traceur; participants can range from very young children to those with Parkinson’s disease, and there are new people starting up all the time.
As well as having obvious physical health benefits, parkour also continues to show signs in research of contributing to positive mental health.
It’s often practised in groups, which fosters social bonds between
people, as encouraging each other to engage with the city in a
constructive way,-read more
The extraordinary story of the Manchester nurse who risked her life
as an undercover spy against the Nazis has been pieced together by
Thrice-married Madge Addy lived a life of dashing adventure... helping stranded British troops evade capture in occupied France.
But her heroic exploits would have come to a huge shock to her
neighbours in Chorlton, where she had quietly worked at a hairdressing
But local historians have now launched a campaign to
honour Madge, who received a Royal honour for her spy work, with a blue
plaque in the south Manchester suburb. They are also appealing for
further information to complete the puzzle about her remarkable life.
Addy, who was born in Chorlton at the turn of the century, served as a
nurse in Spain during the Spanish Civil War then became an agent for the
government in occupied France. Research has revealed she was awarded an
OBE, or possibly even a CBE, for her work as a spy, with sources
suggesting she risked death to carry secret documents for the Allies
under the noses of the Nazis.-read more
"Fellows, come over here and gather
around. Doss wants to pray for us."
Corporal Desmond Doss, the lanky medic,
cringed inside. This was not what he had meant when he'd suggested prayer to
Lieutenant Goronto. Faced with an assault on the 400 foot sheer cliff that split the
island of Okinawa, Doss had merely meant that each soldier might want to spend a few
moments in personal, private prayer, before the attack began.
Prayer certainly was in order that April
morning in 1945. Doss's 77th Division had landed on Okinawa after fierce
fighting in Guam and Leyte. The Japanese were dug in all over the island.
Presenting an additional barrier was the Maeda Escarpment, the 400 foot cliff that
stretched across the island. The escarpment rose with a steep, rugged rise for the
first 360 feet, then rose another 40-50 feet as a sheer face. Honeycombed throughout
were multi-story caves, tunnels, and enemy gun emplacements. Wresting control of the
escarpment from the enemy would be a major struggle, the Americans fighting not only a
well entrenched and often camouflaged enemy, but formidable terrain. When the order
to attack had come, Doss told Lieutenant Goronto, "I believe prayer is the best life
saver there is. The men should really pray before going up."
It really shouldn't have surprised anyone in
Doss's company that he would suggest prayer. Doss was always praying...or reading
his Bible. From the first day of training everyone could tell he was different.
A devout Seventh-Day Adventist, the first night Doss knelt beside his bunk in the
barracks, oblivious to the taunts around him and the boots they threw his way, to spend
his time talking to God. Regularly he pulled the small Bible his new wife had given
him for a wedding gift, and read it as well. Among the men of the unit, disdain
turned to resentment. Doss refused to train or work on Saturday, the Lord's Sabbath.
Though he felt no reservation about caring for the medical needs of the men or
otherwise helping them on the Sabbath, he refused to violate it. The fact that he
worked overtime to make up for it the rest of the week made little difference. Doss
was teased, harassed, and ridiculed. And it only got worse.-read more
Robert Burns’ tempestuous personality, intense creativity and unstable love life suggest that he might have suffered from bipolar disorder, according to Scottish researchers.
The 18th-century Scottish bard produced huge quantities of literary works, including Auld Lang Syne and A Red, Red, Rose, in bursts of creativity interspersed with periods of depression and heavy drinking.
According to scientific and literary experts at Glasgow University his creative spikes, along with his volatile love life, point to the possibility that he suffered from the condition that affects up to three million people in Britain.
Dr Daniel Smith, from the university’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing, said: “Burns had a complicated and some might say tempestuous personal history, with bouts of melancholic depression, heavy lifelong alcohol consumption and considerable instability in relationships, including a series of extramarital affairs.
“Although it is difficult to prove conclusively, it is possible that his life history and his prodigious literary outputs may have been influenced by a recurrent disorder of -Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/books/robert-burns-could-have-suffered-bipolar-disorder-1-3427401
tempestuous personality, intense creativity and unstable love life
suggest that he might have suffered from bipolar disorder, according to
The 18th-century Scottish bard produced huge quantities of literary
works, including Auld Lang Syne and A Red, Red, Rose, in bursts of
creativity interspersed with periods of depression and heavy drinking.
According to scientific and literary experts at Glasgow University his
creative spikes, along with his volatile love life, point to the
possibility that he suffered from the condition that affects up to
three million people in Britain.
Dr Daniel Smith, from the university’s Institute of Health and
Wellbeing, said: “Burns had a complicated and some might say tempestuous
personal history, with bouts of melancholic depression, heavy lifelong
alcohol consumption and considerable instability in relationships,
including a series of extramarital affairs.
“Although it is difficult to prove conclusively, it is possible that his
life history and his prodigious literary outputs may have been
influenced by a recurrent disorder of
Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/books/robert-burns-could-have-suffered-bipolar-disorder-1-3427401
The Victorians in general, and readers of the weekly newspaper the Illustrated Police News (IPN)
in particular, had a fascination with the mobile but unconscious female
body. Sleepwalkers, or ‘somnambulists’ as the Victorians called them,
were among the favourite subjects for the IPN’s bawdy-minded
draughtsmen. Male somnambulists may have been news, but they were never Illustrated Police news, even if they performed a tap-dance on the roof of the House of Lords; the IPN’s somnambulists were all young, female, and scantily clad.
One of the earliest IPN somnambulists was the 17-year-old
Clara Dalrymple, from a small village near Glastonbury. She was well
known to often go walking in her sleep, but in May 1868, she rose from
her bed in her bedroom on the second floor-read more
They're known for their timidity and love
of cheese, but scientists have tapped into the 'killer instinct' of
mice, to turn them into aggressive 'zombies'.
isolated the brain circuitry in mice that coordinates predatory
hunting, including one set of neurons in the amygdala - the brain's
centre of emotion and motivation, making the animal pursue prey.
also 'switched on' another set in the brain region signalling the
animal to use its jaw and neck muscles to bite anything in its path – a
little like a fictional zombie.
Hi and welcome to Eddie Hall's website, here you
can find official links to Eddie's sponsors, contact his manager for
bookings, buy merchandise including signed photos and t-shirts, tickets
to his next UK Strongman contest, and keep up to date with Eddie's
competitive accomplishments and lifestyle.
Eddie was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England 1988. His
athletic career started as a National Championship swimmer; but bored of
endless laps of the pool he turned his attention to the gym at 15. On
leaving school, he worked as a truck mechanic up to the age of 26 and
then became a full time strongman upon meeting his manager Mo Chaudry.
Eddie has since dedicated his life to becoming the
world's strongest man, and his famous ever lasting words have been "if
you never see me on the podium at world's strongest man, I probably died
He's broken world records in front of Arnold
Schwarzenegger, he's lifted things so heavy his eyes balls have burst
out of his head, but mos
What could be more enchanting and colorful than a thousand plastic round eggs washing up on to a German shore?
Well, probably a lot of things, but a thousand colored plastic eggs
washing up this week on the North sea coast on the island of Langeoog
and it’s really a sight to be seen. Each little toy, lining the sand on
the beach were greeted by tons of curious German children.
say that police suspect the toy eggs came from a freighter that “lost
part of its cargo during an intense storm,” according to NPR. Now, the
eggs have been collected by the residents of Langeoog and everyone seems
to be intrigued.
THIS baby elephant is trying to forget her fear of water as she learns to walk again after losing part of her foot.
The nervous six-month-old grabbed a keeper for support as she was
lowered into the pool at an animal hospital in Chonburi, Thailand.A baby elephant named Clear Sky is learning to walk again in a swimming pool after she injured her foot-Read More
new article in a peer-reviewed student journal finds that the zombie
hordes would take Earth's population down to a mere 273 survivors in 100
paper, published in the University of Leicester's Journal of Physics
Special Topics, was a fanciful use of the so-called SIR model, which is
used in epidemiology to simulate how diseases spread over time. It's not
the first time zombies have been used as a public health metaphor. In December 2015, for example, the British medical journal The Lancet published a tongue-in-cheek paper
titled "Zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment, and prevention."
And a viral blog post from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention urged zombie-apocalypse preparations as a a metaphor for real-life disaster preparedness.
the new analysis, the University of Leicester undergraduates assumed
that each zombie would have 90 percent success at finding and infecting
one human per day — a rate that would make the zombie virus twice as
contagious as the Black Death, the plague that devastated Europe in the
1300s. [Zombie Animals: 5 Real Cases of Body-Snatching]-Read More
Recently we have adoped a cat called thomas ,will he is not ours but we feedhim and give him cuddles and he lives only a couple of doors down on same esate.Cats are never really owed as far too indepedant and i enjoy thier company as we had some in the past and would again but our jack russell may disagree.Our past cats were SOOTY who was the runt of the liteer and my wife had to fed him daily with a syringe ,he liked toeat crisps and steal next doors chicken pieces,LENNY liked shiny objects and once took a screwdriver from a workmans toolbox and ended up living in our old nieghbours house who he spent alot of time with,ONION was a pure white pursian cat who was not deaf who disappeared and never came back,my first cat was called BORIS who was a big farm catwho liked a scrap .
A homeless man who was begging at exeter city centre got a nice surpise when somenoe put a coin in his hat as when he inspected it he saw a silver piece featuring one of beatix potters chactacters.He asked a local policeman to check it for him online and found out it was a coin produced for the 150th anniversary of beatix potter and could be worth a up to 400 pounds so he gladly moved on when requested.
A history fan was so convinced that secrets were hidden beneath the
soil of an empty field he blew his entire life savings to purchase it.
Stuart Wilson has been finally proved right 12 years later after he dug it up to discover it was home to a medieval city .
The 27-year-old paid £32,000 for the 4.6-acre plot of land, where he
found the site of the ancient industrial town of Trellech in South
The former toll booth worker lived with his parents so he
could finance his field of dreams - and says the decision has fully paid
A series of 18th century Cornish bee hives have been added to the list of protected historic buildings.
The Bee Boles at Dannonchapel Farm, St. Teath, Bodmin, now have
Grade-II listed status after being added to Historic England's list of
The bee hives made with Delabole slate stones
were granted special heritage status because of the architectural
interest they represent.
The boles take the form of five slate
shelves divided by four 'V'- shaped splayed piers of approximately nine 9
slender courses of stone, narrowest at the bottom and progressively
wider towards the top. Each bole was used for the storage of a bee
colony, usually in a skep. Read more: 'Poldark' shipwreck is discovered off the coast of Cornwall
In its heritage list, Historic England officers said: "The structure is
of architectural interest because it is built using a Cornish method
once that is not only structurally sound but also provides distinctive
'V' splayed piers in local stone as an interesting if modest example of
the vernacular vocabulary.
"The bee boles are of historic interes as they are a distinctive physical record of an historic agricultural activity.
"Bee bole structures are relatively uncommon survivals and these are largely intact." Read