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Scientists find 9,000-year-old human remains and Ice Age animal bones in Mexico caves

CEN Scuba diving archaeologists have unearthed Mayan relics in Mexican caves Relics of the Mayan civilisation have also been found in the Sac Actun caves in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Scientists believe the water in the caves would have been accessed by people and animals in the region during times of severe drought. The sprawling 215-mile network of caves with its 248 underwater pools is now a treasure trove for archaeologists, allowing them to piece together history as far back as 2.6million years ago.  Scientists have said the…

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Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Archaeologists exploring the word’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age. A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The Yucatan peninsula is studded with monumental relics of the Maya people, whose cities…

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WATCH: World’s First Footage of Baby Dumbo Octopus

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the birth of one of the ocean’s strangest creatures: a dumbo octopus. While on a research cruise east of Cape Cod in 2005, marine biologist Tim Shank was remotely operating an underwater vehicle to collect coral. He noticed something hiding in the coral that looked like a set of smooth, tan golf balls. He collected the little spheres and brought them to the surface. Once inside the facility, he noticed that one of them was opening. Shank filmed the opening and saw that…

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France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

The French government announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their sheep (AFP Photo/RAYMOND ROIG) Paris (AFP) – The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 will launch this WEEKEND: Price, UK Release Date, Everything We Know

Samsung Galaxy S9 – Leaked photos, concept images, and renders Fri, September 22, 2017 SAMSUNG is widely-tipped to launch its new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets at the CES expo in January 2018. Ahead of the launch, here’s EVERY concept, leaked render or photograph of the hotly-anticipated new Galaxy S smartphone. VENTUREBEAT • TWITTER.COM/EVLEAKS 1 of 28 Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at the MWC tradeshow Samsung will debut the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ during a keynote event ahead of Mobile World Congress next weekend. The South…

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France to grow wolf packs despite farmers' anger

The French government announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their sheep (AFP Photo/RAYMOND ROIG) Paris (AFP) – The French government announced Monday that it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to grow to 500 by 2023 compared with an estimated…

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GATES TO HELL: The mystery of how Roman cave KILLED any animal which entered

Some 2,200 years ago, priests were leading animals to the cave to demonstrate the entrance was a portal to doom as the animals would die pushed inside. This apparently showed a divine intervention that the followers of God would be protected from the gates of hell, while animals would perish. Greek historian Strabo, who lived from 64 BCE to 24 CE, wrote: “This space is full of a vapour so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground.  “Any animal that passes inside meets instant death. I threw…

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Our treatment of animals is stalling human progress

In Steven Pinker’s new book out this month, Enlightenment Now, the Harvard professor catalogs reams of data to show that the world has actually gotten much better over time, despite what you hear on the news. The book looks at increased life spans, decreased inequality, and even a 37-fold reduction in deaths from lightning bolts as cause for optimism in humanity. After more than 500 pages, it’s hard not to be convinced. But the question remains whether Pinker’s seemingly exhaustive treatment is neglecting some entire category of negative trends, such…

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In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

A Kenyan ranger of the canine unit follows seven year-old bloodhound Anna after their chase training in the Mara Triangle, the north-western part of Masai Mara national reserve managed by non-profit organisation Mara Conservancy, in southern Kenya (AFP Photo/Yasuyoshi CHIBA) More Maasai Mara (Kenya) (AFP) – Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent. Straining at the leash, she pulls her handler along an invisible scent path…

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