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His Majesty doth dehydrate muchly http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/?p=4394
In ICU, closely monitored.
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/long-missing-english-king-richard-iii-found-face-down-in-a-parking-lot-not-expected-to-live/In ICU, closely monitored.... more
A skeleton unearthed last year from under a parking lot has been confirmed as that of England’s King Richard III, who died in a battle some 500 years ago.
http://www.examiner.com/article/bones-of-king-richard-iii-confirmed-found-500-years-later-under-parking-lotA skeleton unearthed last year from under a parking lot has been... more
Mexican experts found a cemetery a few thousand years old in the state of Sonora that has features never seen before in that region and extending the zone of influence of the Mesoamerican peoples, said archaeologists from the Institute National Anthropology and History (INAH).
A mere 300 meters from the village of Onavas, southern Sonora, was an outdoor grave site, the first pre-Hispanic cemetery,of that state found with burials composed of 25 individuals, 13 of whom have intentional skull deformation, INAH said in a statement.
Five individuals with cranial deformation also have dental mutilation. These cultural practices are similar to those of pre-Hispanic groups in southern Sinaloa and northern Nayarit, but had not been recorded in Sonora, detailed the Institute.
more at link...Mexican experts found a cemetery a few thousand years old in the state of Sonora that... more
Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork that takes place down in Alabama in a rickety old rocking chair. For one, each piece is incredibly intricate, and extremely macabre, with skulls popping out of furniture and axe handles carved into skeletons.
Just one slip of the hand, and suddenly the whole creation could be ruined. If you'd like to view Lasserre's work in person (and you're sure you won't get nightmares), check his exhibition out at the Pierre-François Ouellette (PFOAC) in Montreal until August 7th, and again in November.
http://gizmodo.com/5825165/whittling-is-definitely-an-artform-in-maskull-lasserres-case/gallery/1Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork... more
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone, known as osteocalcin.
link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217124909.htmResearchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that the skeleton... more
Lucy may well be the world’s most famous fossil hominid. She is the best-known specimen of the species Australopithecus afarensis, and her partial skeleton, found in 1974, revealed that she and her kin could walk upright.
But because of a lack of foot bone specimens, scientists have long debated how well she walked — that is, whether A. afarensis also used a grasping movement with the feet, as apes do when they grab tree branches.
Now, a fossilized foot bone from Hadar, Ethiopia, reveals that A. afarensis had arched feet, as do modern humans, and was fully committed to walking upright. The species lived between 3.7 million and 2.9 million years ago.
Researchers from the University of Missouri and Arizona State University report these findings in the journal Science.
The newly found specimen is a well-preserved fourth metatarsal, one of the long bones that connect the toe to the base of the foot.
The bone is more similar to the modern human foot than to that of apes, and it suggests that the A. afarensis foot had a well-formed arch that was shock-absorbing.
“One little tiny bone of the foot tells us a good, long story,” said Carol V. Ward, the study’s lead author and a biologist at the University of Missouri. “They couldn’t grab on to much, and they were walking just like we were.”
Until two years ago, Lucy was the earliest known skeleton from the human branch of the primate family. She was replaced by Ardi, who belongs to the species Ardipithecus ramidus and lived 4.4 million years ago. Unlike Lucy, Ardi most likely walked both upright and on all fours.Lucy may well be the world’s most famous fossil hominid. She is the best-known... more
According to the neato post, this is a walking replica dinosaur skeleton on display at the California Academy of Sciences. So i'm guessing we can't buy one for our homes, damn.According to the neato post, this is a walking replica dinosaur skeleton on display at... more
New Harvard research casts doubt on the old adage, “All you need to run is a pair of shoes.”
Scientists have found that people who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid “heel-striking,” and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of the foot and leg and some clever Newtonian physics to avoid hurtful and potentially damaging impacts, equivalent to two to three times body weight, that shod heel-strikers repeatedly experience.
“People who don’t wear shoes when they run have an astonishingly different strike,” said Daniel E. Lieberman, a professor in Harvard's new department of human evolutionary biology and co-author of a paper appearing this week in the journal Nature. “By landing on the middle or front of the foot, barefoot runners have almost no impact collision, much less than most shod runners generate when they heel-strike.
“Most people today think barefoot running is dangerous and hurts, but actually you can run barefoot on the world’s hardest surfaces without the slightest discomfort and pain. All you need is a few calluses to avoid roughing up the skin of the foot. Further, it might be less injurious than the way some people run in shoes.”
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http://harvardscience.harvard.edu/foundations/articles/barefoot-running-easier-feet-running-shoesNew Harvard research casts doubt on the old adage, “All you need to run is a... more
The first teaser trailer for the horror-adventure-comedy “The Night Shift” is online and available to view at the film’s official website (http://www.thenightshiftmovie.com/index-2.html)! Essentially a sizzle reel featuring a temporary music track and raw footage, the trailer gives viewers their first glimpse at the film’s exciting creatures and characters in action.
“The Night Shift” is a supernatural-adventure-comedy about Rue Morgan, the undead night watchman at Pinewood Oaks Cemetery. Rue, along with his buddy Herb, a limbless corpse, spends his nights trying to keep the cemetery’s cantankerous residents in, and his days dreaming of a date with hard-nosed day-shifter, Claire. It’s an okay afterlife until a scourge of supernatural occurrences leaves Rue not only watching the cemetery, but also watching his back!
The independent feature from Fighting Owl Films wrapped principal photography in June and is now in post-production and seeking distribution.
Read more: http://modmobilian.com/2010/07/13/the-night-shift-movie-teaser-trailer-released/The first teaser trailer for the horror-adventure-comedy “The Night Shift”... more
Sometimes when you're looking for something, and you really want to find it, the best thing you can do is step back from the situation a bit.That's kind of what happened recently for scientists in South Africa, who announced Thursday that they found a new and important link in the human family tree. The University of the Witwatersrand archeologists didn't find the skeletal remains of a new hominid species, Australopithecus sediba, just by trudging around on foot.
link:http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/08/using-satellites-to-find-skeletons/?hpt=SbinSometimes when you're looking for something, and you really want to find it, the... more
A “missing link” between humans and their apelike ancestors has been discovered.
By Richard Gray
03 Apr 2010
The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week
For the Full Story..The “Missing Link” Between Man and Apes Found, Complete Skeleton. Photos – Video…http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/the-missing-link-between-man-and-apes-found-complete-skeleton-photos-video/
Scientists believe the almost-complete fossilised skeleton belonged to a previously-unknown type of early human ancestor that may have been a intermediate stage as ape-men evolved into the first species of advanced humans, Homo habilis.A “missing link” between humans and their apelike ancestors has been... more
Mexico's Holy Death, The cult of La Santa Muerte began as a sect of the Roman Catholic Church within Mexico. Her altars and shrines join the millions through out Mexico already dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and St. Jude. As her popularity spread beyond Mexico’s borders to US cities and as far south as Argentina, it was time to intervene. Pope John Paul II deemed her believers as devil worshipers and refused to recognise her as a saint, but this has had no effect in deterring her followers. The origins of La Santa Muerte are not completely clear but the most widely accepted story seems to date back to pre-Hispanic times. It is believed she derived from the Aztec goddess of death Mictecacíhuatl, mistress to Mictlantecuhtli, Lord of the land of the dead. This goddess seems to have morphed since the Spanish inquisition into a grim reaper like figure worshiped by millions, living on the fringes of society. Followers include members of the notorious gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), members of the Mexican Drug Cartels to lowly vendors and street kids of Mexico City.
http://www.photography-news.com/2010/02/santa-muerte-photo-essay-by-jeffrey.html#commentsMexico's Holy Death, The cult of La Santa Muerte began as a sect of the Roman... more
Amy Williams is the first British gold medalist in an individual event at the Winter Olympic Games for 30 years! Williams performed simply amazing, winning by half a second, and also breaking the track record twice.Amy Williams is the first British gold medalist in an individual event at the Winter... more
Enter The Horror & Fantasy Collection [ http://bit.ly/79wXXQ ] featuring 62 monsters, 35 vampires and 51 various icons of the undead. Altogether adding up to a staggering 149 icons to roll up, take to work, and kill productivity for an entire day. The piece itself is printed in 2 colors, screened on a 14"x36" sheet of 140lb or 80lb black poster stock. Get for the film nerd in your life (or yourself!) and watch everyone pore over all the icons for literally hours while trying to name each and every one.Enter The Horror & Fantasy Collection [ http://bit.ly/79wXXQ ] featuring 62... more
The discovery of a fossilised skeleton that has become a "central character in the story of human evolution" has been named the science breakthrough of 2009.The discovery of a fossilised skeleton that has become a "central character in... more
Atlanta-based artist Brian Dettmer is keeping analog media alive through his art. Using cassette tapes, Dettmer creates incredibly detailed skulls and skeletons. The artist has been creating the cassette skeletons since 2005 and first developed the idea while pondering the place of analog media in our digital world.Atlanta-based artist Brian Dettmer is keeping analog media alive through his art.... more
Dead All Along
Performed by Ceri Frost, www.cerifrostmusic.com
Film by Giles Timms, www.gilestimms.com
Enchanted by a pixie, a child called Yorick briefly journeys in the pixie kingdom, but when Yorick returns to his world he discovers that everything has changed.
Made at the Animation Workshop at UCLA's Department of Theater, Film and TelevisionDead All Along Performed by Ceri Frost, www.cerifrostmusic.com Film by Giles Timms,... more