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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8241) 7 months ago
“For decades, scientists assumed that wild mice first came into contact with humans only after the introduction of agriculture, when they began feasting on cultivated and stored crops. A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences challenges this conventional wisdom, showing that wild mice began to make human habitats their home from the very moment that hunter-gathers started to settle down and build permanent structures.”

Mice Have Been Mooching off Humans For an Astoundingly Long Time
--George Dvorsky
GIZMODO
03/27/2017
http://gizmodo.com/mice-h...1793677090
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“On the face of it, there would seem no greater natural disparity between the two countries, one an ancient aristocratic pan-European (but mostly French) Catholic military theocracy, the other a modern, egalitarian, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant confederation. Nevertheless, during the American Revolution, a healthy number of Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem helped finance and fight for the nation seemingly at odds with all they stood for.”

“A Proposed Alliance of the Knights of Malta and the United States of America”
--Bruce Ware Allen
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
April 17, 2017
https://allthingsliberty.com/2017/04/proposed-alliance-knights-malta-united-states-america/
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“As anyone who learned their dino-science from Dr. Alan Grant of Jurassic Park knows, birds descended from dinosaurs. And no bird is more closely related on a genetic level to the attractions at Jurassic Park than Gallus gallus domesticus, or chickens (and fine, turkeys, too). In fact, today’s most populous birds serve not only as our most direct reminder of velociraptors—they also had a part to play in establishing the idea of evolution itself.”

“The Evolution of Chickens”
--Arielle Johnson
LUCKY PEACH
http://luckypeach.com/the-evolution-of-chickens/
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I was surprised to learn this didn’t happen in Florida.

“Python with a problem: Meet the two-meter long jungle snake addicted to METH after being cooped up inside a drug lab”
--Josh Hanrahan
THE DAILY MAIL
April 10, 2017
http://www.dailymail.co.u...-METH.html
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