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99-Million-Year-Old Hard Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Encased in Amber
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 hours ago - sci-news.com
The oldest example of a tick wrapped in spider silk has been found, preserved in Burmese amber. It dates from the Cretaceous period, about 99 million years ago.....
Burmese Amber Preserves 99-Million-Year-Old Tropical Frogs
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 15 hours ago - sci-news.com
In a paper published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, paleontologists have described an extinct genus and species of frog, Electrorana limoae, preserved in mid Cretaceous amber from Myanmar...
10 Ancient Geoglyphs
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 15 hours ago - heritagedaily.com
A geoglyph is a large design or motif (generally longer than 4 metres) produced on the ground and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape, such as stones, stone fragments, live trees, gravel, or earth...
VIDEO - Can Flying Drones Save Whales Trapped in Fishing Gear?
Animals  (tags: flying drones, whales, trapped, fishing gear, NOAA, entangled humpbacks )

Lone
- 13 hours ago - nbcnews.com
NOAA has a longstanding program to free entangled humpbacks in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary as well as in other waters where the animals live
Rare White Orca Returns
Animals  (tags: rarre, white oca, populations, albinos, animals, environment, humans, wildlife )

Lone
- 13 hours ago - uk.whales.org
Research indicates that between 5-8 orcas in this population may be white and most are probably true albinos rather than leucistic. This population appears to contain more white orcas than any other, the most famous being a male orca known as Iceberg
SeaWorld, American Express, Fast Food Chains to Curb Single-Use Plastics
Environment  (tags: SeaWorld, american express, fast food chains, single-use plastic )

Lone
- 13 hours ago - ecowatch.com
The corporate tide against plastics coincides with commitments made earlier this week, in which Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the EU endorsed the G7 Ocean Plastics Charter
Senate Committee Moves to Force Public Disclosure of Drinking Water Contamination
Environment  (tags: senate committee, public disclosure, drinking water, contamination, Department of healt and human Services, environment, healthconditions, world )

Lone
- 13 hours ago - ecowatch.com
The amendment to the committee report, authored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. and approved in the Interior-Environmental spending bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to publish the study within two weeks of the bill becoming law.
4 Out-of-This-World Dads Celebrate Father's Day in Space
Offbeat  (tags: father's day in space, families, celebrating, VIDEO included )

Barb
- 10 hours ago - space.com
As dads around the world celebrate Father's Day today (June 17), four far-out fathers will spend the holiday floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station.
Bumblebees in Trouble in Pacific Northwest
Environment  (tags: bees, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, habitat, humans, nature, pollution, protection, science, Sustainabililty, wildlife, world )

Frank
- 8 hours ago - nypost.com
Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northwest seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species.
 
 
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