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Hurricane Joaquin, Now Category 4

Hurricane Joaquin, Now Category 4 It has been growing stronger and creating havoc of all in its way.  Hurricane Joaquin recently was given Category 4 status when it hit the Bahamas with winds at 130mph.  Joaquin has taken a sharp turn north, aiming to travel up along the US coast.  The east coast needs to be ready. The National Hurricane Center reports that by Wednesday, October 7th, Joaquin will hit the New England area and the eastern parts of Canada.  The National Hurricane Center is also warning people that this hurricane is very dangerous and extreme caution is advised. The...

Zoo Atlanta, Sumatran tiger Jalal. Skin samples taken for 'Frozen Zoo' project. 0

‘Frozen Zoo’ to save Endangered Species

‘Frozen Zoo’ to save Endangered Species The University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center at West Laboratory has announced that it has begun to collect genetic material from endangered species in a sort of “frozen zoo” in ordered to save endangered species. Skin samples were extracted from a Sumatran tiger who was euthanized at Zoo Atlanta in 2010 and a cloud leopard in 2013. The current focus is on endangered animals in zoos, in particular big cats, though the team would like to also collect panther skin samples from Florida.  The project has an eye to expand it’s scope once it...

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New Creature, Biofluorescent Sea Turtle!

New Creature, Biofluorescent Sea Turtle! It is the first of it’s kind: A bioluminescent hawksbill sea turtle from the Solomon Islands has been found by a group of scientists filming sharks and coral reefs. David Gruber, a marine biologist from City University of New York and National Geographic Explorer, with his team were not out to study sea turtles while on a trip to the Solomon Islands; instead, they were studying sharks and coral reefs. While filming with an underwater camera, the crew captured something remarkable: a hawksbill sea turtle with bioluminescent features (actually deemed biofluorescent), with the glow of the turtle flashing green and...

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Project Pinball: Alaska’s Quest For UFOs

Project Pinball: Alaska’s Quest For UFOs Before it became a state, Alaska was home to a military project with the priority to track UFOs over Alaskan air-space. After WWII, the US military firmly planted itself in Alaska’s frozen tundra. During the 1940s, while the Lend-Lease Act was in place (1941-1945), the military presented itself as a strong force in the then-territory of Alaska and even had friendly relations with Russia in order to keep the Japanese government at bay. By 1950, the Cold War had begun and Alaska had become equipped with a plethora of radar and military sites. A high-level...