Fire Earth

Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

Homo Erectus

Did you think Homo erectus [Latin: "upright man"] was an extinct species? Think again!

Pathology of Non-evolved Minds

Cannibalism among some of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America
‘Proof’ Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism

Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, researchers said.

Scientists found unusual cuts on the four-century-old skull and tibia of a teenage girl consistent with butchering for meat on human bones dumped in a garbage dump, in James Fort (founded in 1607, earliest part of the Jamestown colony), Virginia, last year.

jamestown-reconstruct
A three-dimension replica of the girl’s face

“The evidence is absolutely consistent with dismemberment and de-fleshing of this body,” said Doug Owsley, a forensic anthropologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

France


French president Nicolas Sarkozy (R) gives flowers to British author and Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling during an award ceremony where she was named knight of the Legion of Honour, the highest civilian distinction in France, at the Elysee presidential (Benoit Tessier/AFP/Getty Images)  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/11428/

J.K. Rowling reassured French readers of her hugely successful Harry Potter series on Tuesday that she had nothing against their country despite giving her arch-villain a French name, Voldemort. The award was  created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. (Reuters)

United Kingdom

ATHENS (Reuters) – Nine British women were facing prostitution charges after being arrested at the weekend for taking part in an oral sex competition in the Greek holiday island of Zakynthos, police said on Monday. Around 15 million people — a fifth of them British — visit the eastern Mediterranean country each year.

Russia

Russian air force planes dropped a 25-kg (55-lb) sack of cement on a suburban Moscow home last week while seeding clouds to prevent rain from spoiling a holiday, Russian media said on Tuesday. “A pack of cement used in creating … good weather in the capital region … failed to pulverize completely at high altitude and fell on the roof of a house, making a hole about 80-100 cm (2.5-3 ft),” police in Naro-Fominsk told agency RIA-Novosti. A spokesman for the Russian Air Force refused to comment.

Norway

Finland

Finland (again)


The suspect in the fatal shooting at a vocational school in Kauhajoki, Finland [Photo is a frame grab taken from footage released to media September 23, 2008.]  Had he been slightly more intelligent, pulling the trigger in the correct sequence, i.e., shooting himself in the brain first, he could earned himself a …

Canada

Iceland

Japan

West Bengal, India

  • The severed head and torso of a man was found in a temple in West Bengal, India. The police said it was a case of “human sacrifice.”

2 Responses to “Homo Erectus”

  1. feww said

    Neanderthals gave us disease genes
    Gene types that influence disease in people today were picked up through interbreeding with Neanderthals …
    They passed on variants involved in type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease and the tendency for smoking addiction.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25944817

  2. Glenn said

    Dear Glenn
    Please post your query in the appropriate section, and one of the Moderators will respond.
    Thanks!

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