Well-kept Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils were discovered by two paleontology volunteers, Luke Tufts and Jason Love, while scouting for some artifacts around the Hell Creek Formation, hence its differing but cute name "Tufts-Love Rex."
They learned about the existence of the rare T. Rex remains when they noticed bones and a dinosaur's tooth obtruding the surface. Using axes, jackhammers, and shovels, a team of eight to ten people dug into the area for over two weeks to uncover the then-assumed remains. They had to take out a portion of the hillside which is 16 feet wide made up mostly of rock materials. When the first signs of the remains slowly appeared, they used smaller tools to carefully take out and not to cause any injury to the rest of the artifact.
Immediately upon recovery, the team concealed the gigantic skull into a plaster cast, hauled it up onto a truck and sent it to Seattle, with the support of several local Montana ranchers. more >>
People who are overweight or obese are more than likely to have "older" brains compared to their skinnier peers.
It is a known fact that obesity is a great contributor for heart disease, diabetes and cancer but it obesity can also cause people's brains to be older, according to a new study. Furthermore, researchers have found that their brains are smaller in size due to shrinkage especially the white matter.
Overweight, Obese Brain Aging, Shrinkage Affects Cognition? Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience researchers found in their study via a brainscan that the brains of people who are overweight or obese are older by 10 years compared to their skinnier peers. However, this only applies to people who are in their middle ages. more >>
Fertility among dogs has plummeted over the years and this may cause them to be endangered and possibly extinct in the future.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham have published a study that found sperm count in male dogs have decreased. The decline in male dog fertility was linked to the substances found in commercial pet foods and environmental chemicals. They also found that this trend was also present among male humans.
Declining Fertility Among Dogs Researchers from the University of Nottingham led by United Nations' Richard G. Lea found that sperm quality among the dogs in their study have declined over the years. Their study involved five breeds of dogs including Border Collie, German Shepherd, Curly Coat Retriever, Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever. more >>
First Baptist Church Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress said in a sermon that unlike humans, animals have no spirits, and at the same time predicted that the majority of people are going to end up in hell, separated from God.
"Solomon says in Ecclesiastic 3:19-21, 'Here's how we're different. The animal has no spirit, but man has a spirit that descends to Heaven even after he dies,'" Jeffress told the audience in his message.
"That's how we're different from the animals," he insisted. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has responded to criticism from Bill Nye "the Science Guy" over the recently opened Ark Encounter in Kentucky, by claiming that Nye is seeking to "brainwash" children and convince them that they're "just animals."
Nye had argued in an interview with NBC News that not only was the life-sized Noah's Ark theme park "disturbing," but on the Ark's third deck, every single one of the science exhibits was supposedly "absolutely wrong."
"Not just misleading, but wrong," Nye said. more >>
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an anti-anxiety drug specifically formulated for dogs.
Dogs can get upset and anxious over loud noises, including thunder, fireworks and other elements. But thanks to an anti-anxiety drug approved by the FDA called Sileo oromucosal gel, dogs and dog owners alike can become calmer during noise-filled events such as the Fourth of July.
What Is Sileo Oromucosal Gel? Sileo is a low-dose type of sedative used as an anti-anxiety medication for dogs. It has been approved last year by the FDA and has been sold in the market since last month. It is used to treat dogs with aversion to noise and all associated elements. more >>