Lab notes: raise a glass to your ear and hail the dinosaur swan
It lived about 71m years ago, had a swan-like neck, razor-sharp “killer claws” and a duck-billed snout and was about the size of a mallard, with a long tail and longer legs. This ‘very weird’ creature (not my words, that’s an actual scientist’s description there) is apparently anew species of amphibious dinosaur, discovered in a smuggled fossil from Mongolia. And to toast that exciting news, you ’ll need a really good glass of champagne - but how will you know whether you’ve been passed plonk or premier cru?According to researchers, the sound of the bubbles reveals all ... As...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news
Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts
Halszkaraptor escuillieiis thought to have lived around 71-75m years ago and had a swan-like neck, razor-sharp “killer claws” and a duck-billed snoutAn unusual set of fossilised remains illegally poached from Mongolia belonged to a new species of dinosaur with the rare trait of living on both land and water, researchers have claimed.Thought to have lived around 71 –75m years ago, the creature boasts a swan-like neck, razor-sharp “killer claws” on its feet, a duck-billed snout and forelimbs with proportions that might have helped it swim.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dinosaurs Science Fossils Biology Evolution Source Type: news
Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Looks Like Something Dr. Seuss Dreamed Up
(WASHINGTON) — With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc’s, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up. It also had flippers like a penguin, and while it walked like an ostrich it could also swim. That’s the first time swimming ability has been shown for a two-legged, meat-eating dinosaur. The tiny creature, only about 18 inches (45 centimeters) tall, roamed 75 million years ago in what is now Mongolia. Its full curled-up skeleton was found in a sandstone rock. “It’s such a peculiar animal,” sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized dinosaurs onetime Source Type: news
Resilience from people on the edge of global change
Mongolia ’s herders and Madagascar’s fishermen share challenges and strategies for adapting to a changing environment. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
One health researchers identify hot spots of tick-borne diseases in Mongolia
(George Mason University) Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and herders. George Mason University's Dr. Michael von Fricken and colleagues explored the interaction between nomadic herders, the livestock they own, and the tick-borne diseases they are exposed to. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news
Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history
Mongolia ’s cold, dry climate can result in incredible archaeological finds, but a harsh economic downturn means looting has risen to disastrous levelsIt ’s a sunny, late summer day in northern Mongolia’s Darkhad Basin – a large glacial lake basin nestled against the country’s Russian border. To the south stretch the grasslands of the Eastern Eurasian Steppe; to the north, the Siberian boreal forest. We stand – almost precisely – at the p lace they meet, at the forest’s edge overlooking a large, grassy valley the administrative district of Ulaan Uul. We’ve come to this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: William Taylor Tags: Archaeology Science Mongolia Heritage Culture Source Type: news
Meet Junornis: the tiny Cretaceous bird which reveals the earliest form of bounding flight
Newly-discoveredJunornis huoiwas the oldest bird capable of bounding flight – and represents an exciting update to what we know about complex flightA 126-million-year-old fossil has demonstrated that birds were capable of a special form of flight much earlier than previously thought. The newly namedJunornis huoi (which means “beautiful wing”) is known from a single incredibly preserved specimen with a superb skeleton and extensive preservation of feathers, including the wings and two long tail feathers which were likely used for display.The fossil comes from the famous “Jehol” beds of China, w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dr Dave Hone Tags: Dinosaurs Birds Palaeontology Animals Evolution Fossils Source Type: news
IntraHealth International and Novartis Foundation Team Up to Thwart Hypertension in Senegal
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah courtesy of the Novartis FoundationSeptember 26, 2017IntraHealth International is partnering with the Novartis Foundation, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, PATH, local health officials, community-based organizations, and other local stakeholders to address hypertension and improve cardiac health among the population of Dakar.Through the new initiative, Better Hearts Better Cities – Dakar, the ministry will test evidence-based, scalable approaches in Dakar that have the potential to thwart the rise of hypertension and othernoncommunicable diseases (NCDs) throughoutSenegal and...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news
Russian woman spent 17 years with 12-inch tube in stomach
The unidentified patient, 50, from Ulan-Ude, close to the Mongolian border, had the rubber tube put in after suffering a stroke in 2000. It was designed to keep her fed in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens-and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 8, 2017 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news
Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Mongolian spots: Causes, pictures, and outlook
Mongolian spots are a type of birthmark that looks similar to a bruise. Learn about the causes and treatments, and how the condition appears on skin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news
The doctor will see you now – from afar: Telemedicine brings expert care to remote areas
Language UndefinedULAANBAATAR, Mongolia/UNITED NATIONS, New York – When Myasuren Batjargal announced she was pregnant at age 44, her family and friends were distraught. They thought she might not survive.Ms. Myasuren had long suffered from serious hypertension and a disability related to spinal problems. Health workers agreed the pregnancy was high-risk, but Ms. Myasuren was determined. “I know it’s going to be difficult, but I really want this baby,” she told staff at the hospital in Khovd Province. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news
7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From FDA and Health Canada approvals to joint ventures, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Joimax Endovapor 2 Joimax announced in an April 26 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Endovapor 2 Multi-Radio Frequency System. The device generates electricity for monopoly and bipolar cutting and coagulation of tissue structures in surgery. It has programs designed for spinal cord surgery with an interdisciplinary application. It also has 2 monopolar and 2 bipolar sockets with an easy touchpad technolo...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Surgical Anaconda Biomed Creganna Medical Eclipse Aesthetics Joimax Mederi Therapeutics MedTech Millennium Medical Technologies SiBone Theraclion Source Type: news
Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia's nomadic horse culture
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes -- can trace its roots back more than 3,000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
World's largest dinosaur footprints discovered in Western Australia
Newly-discovered prints left by gigantic herbivores are part of a rich collection of tracks belonging to an estimated 21 different types of dinosaurThe largest known dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Western Australia, including 1.7 metre prints left by gigantic herbivores.Until now, the biggest known dinosaur footprint was a 106cm track discovered in the Mongolian desert andreported last year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin and agencies Tags: Dinosaurs Science Evolution Australia news Fossils Biology Source Type: news
Women ’s needs take back seat under threat of dzud in Mongolia
Language EnglishDORNOD/KHENTII, Mongolia –Mongolia was struck by harsh conditions this winter, raising risks for pastoral and nomadic communities. An estimated 165,000 people were affected,accordingto the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Mongolia. The situation has caused particular concern for women and girls, who are experiencing limited access to sexual and reproductive health supplies and care and increased vulnerability to gender-based violence. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news
Toxic Smog in Mongolia's Capital Worsens Amid Harsh Winter Toxic Smog in Mongolia's Capital Worsens Amid Harsh Winter
On most winter mornings, Setevdorj Myagmartsogt wakes up to a cloud of toxic smog blanketing his neighborhood in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where the air quality is among the worst in the world.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news
Mongolia: Lethal livestock plague now hitting endangered antelope, warns UN agency
The international pledge to eradicate a devastating livestock disease affecting mostly sheep and goats has taken on new urgency in the wake of a mass die-off of a rare Mongolian antelope, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Archaeology sheds light on Mongolia ’s uncertain nomadic future
As a herding lifestyle practiced for millennia is threatened by contemporary climate change, archaeology offers a long-term perspectiveAround the world, traditional subsistence practices provide a resilient source of ecological knowledge thatimproves humanity ’s ability to respond to environmental crises. In Central Asia, a herding lifestyle practiced for millennia is increasingly threatened by the speed and magnitude of climate change.Although the global mean temperature is predicted torise by 2C over the coming century, this trend will likely be more severe in high altitude and high latitude environments. In the su...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: William Taylor Tags: Archaeology Climate change Science Mongolia Environment World news Source Type: news
The epidemiology and outcome of critical illness in Mongolia: a multicenter, prospective, observational cohort study - Mendsaikhan N, Begzjav T, Lundeg G, D ünser MW.
CONTEXT: The epidemiology and outcome of critical illness in Mongolia remain undefined. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology and outcome of critical illness in Mongolia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a multicenter, prospective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
One of the largest dinosaur footprints ever found unearthed in Gobi desert
The print, discovered in a geological layer formed 70m to 90m years ago, is thought to have belonged to a titanosaur and measures nearly 4ft longOne of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found by a joint expedition of Japanese and Mongolian researchers in the Gobi desert.The giant print measures 106cm (42in) long and 77cm (30in) wide, according toAFP. It is thought to have belonged to a titanosaur, a group of giant, long-necked herbivores. Researchers said the creature may have been more than 30 meters (98ft) long and 20 meters (66ft) tall.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicole Puglise in New York Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Science Mongolia World news Source Type: news
To Russia, with love
Hi! My name’s Nathan and I spent 28 days driving a 15-year old Nissan Micra from London to Ulan-Ude in eastern Russia with my friend Richard this summer as part of The Mongol Rally. The first thing people ask us (after they’ve said we’re bonkers) is why on earth we decided to do this. Richard has wanted to compete in the Mongol rally since around 2005, and being a caring friend I managed to convince my manager to let me have the time off in order to escort him one-third of the way across the globe. As a condition of entry, each team must raise a minimum of £1,000 for charity – £5...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 7, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Blogs charity Members Source Type: news
Massive Frozen Dinner Recall Affects All 50 States
Beef, broccoli and... metal? ConAgra Foods is recalling a wide array of P.F. Chang’s frozen dinners because there may be metal shards in the entrees’ sauce. The recall was first announced earlier this month, but it expanded last week to include more than 195,000 pounds of frozen meals sold in grocery stores across the country. Recalled meals include Signature Spicy Chicken, Mongolian Style Beef and Beef with Broccoli from P.F. Chang’s Home Menu. No injuries have been reported, though ConAgra is concerned the sauce may contain metal fragments that are “curled, malleable and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Breeding populations of white-naped cranes on decline in Eastern Mongolian stronghold
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that breeding populations of white-naped cranes have decreased by 60 percent in Ulz River basin -- an important stronghold for the species in Eastern Mongolia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Mongolia bestows highest honor on CSU's Fernández-Giménez
(Colorado State University) Colorado State University's Maria Fernández-Giménez has received the Order of the Polar Star from the government of Mongolia, the highest civilian honor the country presents to foreign nationals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Maternal and child health in Mongolia at 3 years after childbirth: a population-based cross-sectional descriptive study - Takehara K, Dagvadorj A, Hikita N, Sumya N, Ganhuyag S, Bavuusuren B, Ota E, Haruna M, Yoshida M, Kita S, Noma H, Mori R.
OBJECTIVEs In recent years Mongolia has made great advances towards Millennium Development Goals to reduce maternal and child mortality, however few studies have investigated maternal and child health status several years after childbirth. Our study aims t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Nicolas Cage Agrees To Turn Over Stolen Dinosaur Skull He Bought
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia
Mongolian law states that fossils such as the skull, which was brought to the US and put up for auction in 2007, must be surrendered to the governmentA Tyrannosaurus bataar skull, which was unlawfully brought into the US and put up for auction in New York in 2007, will be returned to the Mongolian government, the US Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.Preet Bharara, US attorney for the southern district of New York, along with homeland security and immigration officials, had filed a civil forfeiture complaint. The current owner of the fossil consented to returning the skull to Mongolia when informed that it had en...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ellen Brait in New York Tags: New York Dinosaurs Mongolia Fossils Science World news US news Source Type: news
Mongolians target open data to monitor choking air
Local people could use OpenAQ’s online system to assess conditions in their heavily polluted capital. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Grant enables pioneering research of vast river systems in Great Plains and Asia
(University of Kansas) A five-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will empower researchers from multiple institutions in the US and Mongolia to develop wide-ranging scientific knowledge of river systems spanning two continents. Half the funds will support work at the University of Kansas, the lead institution on the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Dogs May Have Come From Central Asia
Dogs haven’t always been man’s best friend, and the question of when they were first domesticated is surprisingly complex. A new study sheds some light on the issue, with an international team of scientists pointing to Central Asia as the the best candidate for the origin of today’s pups. The study, published Tuesday in the journal PNAS, is the most expansive one to date, using three types of DNA gathered from 161 breeds of 4,500 dogs, along with 549 “village dogs”—street and feral dogs that make up an estimated 75% of the world’s total dog population—from 38 countries. While...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: tanyabasutime Tags: Uncategorized animals Central Asia Dogs feral dogs mongolia Nepal Origin purebred village dogs Source Type: news
Dogs may have come from Nepal or Mongolia, argues new genetic study
Work contradicts views that dogs were first domesticated in Europe and Southeast Asia (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
The Sustainable Development Goals: Making Transformation Happen
We are here at last -- at the end of one journey, and the beginning of another. Today, after more than three years of negotiations, world leaders will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tomorrow, the real work of real implementation begins. Seventeen goals for people, planet, prosperity and peace. Seventeen goals that will apply to every country -- Ivory Coast and Italy; Mongolia and Monaco; Canada and Costa Rica. Seventeen goals that have the potential to transform our world, after being agreed to through the most inclusive and deliberative negotiating process the UN has ever seen. In a world of conflict a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Road to Human Rights Paved with Information
The SDGs, as approved this month, are recognizing the centrality of good governance to sustainable development. This recognition of access to justice and information, with transparent and accountable institutions, is a huge leap toward creating a framework that enables individuals to pursue fair and sustainable development, as well as their human rights. This month, the UN General Assembly approved the incorporation of targets into the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which would promote good governance. SDG 16 is to "promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
A Different Spin on Defining Success
"Success is being at peace with yourself." I stared at the letters stringed along into a sentence small enough to sit cozy in the fortune cookie that I already ate. There is a reason I love Chinese takeout -- I get to nurture my belly with Mongolian Beef and nurture my soul with unsolicited life wisdom. It doesn't even matter if I will regret opting for the Mongolian beef instead of the steamed chicken later on, because at least the fortune I received was worth the rainy night drive to pick up, rather than have it delivered. As a 22-year-old in the midst of making some major life choices about my career, my p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Seattle Flunks Vaccine Science
Nothing says First World city like Seattle does. Come for the cachet, stay for the Seahawks, and give a nod to the Starbucks and the Amazon and the mothership that is Microsoft just to the east. There’s nothing this so-hip-it-hurts town lacks, it seems—except perhaps for common sense. If you’re looking for that, the developing world is a far better bet. That’s the inescapable conclusion on what should be a very good week for public health—and childhood health in particular—with the World Health Organization and other groups announcing on July 24 that Nigeria has gone a full year without ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Nigeria polio Seattle vaccines Source Type: news
Acting President & CEOHelena Berger has been a disability-rights advocate for over 25 years. She is currently the Acting President & CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Ms. Berger has been associated with AAPD for 18 years; serving in the following leadership positions over the past 15 years: Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President. She is a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive team, and developing a performance culture among a diverse group of ...
Source: PHRMA - July 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ali Source Type: news
Coupled human and natural systems explain change on the Mongolian Plateau
(American Institute of Biological Sciences) Using well-established metrics of social, economic, and ecosystem functions, researchers have achieved a holistic view of coupled human and natural systems on the Mongolian Plateau. This view reveals a dynamic system of interacting factors, with widely varied results in the plateau's two geopolitical regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Russian Rocket Carrying Mexican Satellite Fails After Launch
(KIEV, Ukraine)—A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch—the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a Proton-M, was launched from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan. Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, said a problem involving steering engines occurred in the rocket’s third stage about eight minutes into its flight, 161 kilometers (97 miles) above the Earth. The agency said the rocket and Boeing-constructed satellite did ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: julieshapiro2015 Tags: Uncategorized space Source Type: news
Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia
A new supercomputer model combined earthquake data to create 3-D tomographic images to depths of 900 km, or 560 miles below East Asia. Notable features found include a high velocity structure beneath Tibetan Plateau; and a deep mantle upwelling under Hangai dome in Mongolia.This research could help find hidden hydrocarbon resources and explore deep structures elsewhere. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
India, Mongolia to sign pact on cooperation in traditional medicines
The two countries will sign an MoU for promotion of Indian Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy in Mongolia. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
'Romeo & Juliet' Dinosaur Fossils Put Dino Mating In A Whole New Light
Paleontologists have long suspected that some dinosaurs shook their tail feathers to woo mates. And a new analysis of "Romeo and Juliet" -- bird-like oviraptor dinos found locked in a 75-million-year-old embrace -- is yielding new clues about the feathery mating theory. “We discovered that, although both oviraptors were roughly the same size, the same age and otherwise identical in all anatomical regards, ‘Romeo’ had larger and specially shaped tail bones,” Scott Persons, a graduate student in paleontology at the University of Alberta in Canada, said in a written statement. “This in...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
‘Romeo and Juliet’ Dinosaurs Found Buried Together
Researchers uncovered a dinosaur couple that had been buried together for more than 75 million years and gave them the nicknames “Romeo and Juliet.” The dinosaurs, a pair of oviraptors, were found to have physical differences suggesting they were male and female, similar to the gender differences seen in modern birds, the researchers wrote in the journal Scientific Reports. They were discovered within about 20 centimeters of each other in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. It’s likely that the love birds were killed in a sand dune collapse brought on by heavy rains, and therefore buried alive—suggesting a m...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 3, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology Dinosaur Source Type: news
China's Mysterious Stone Circles May Have Been Used For Sacrifice
Mysterious stone formations found in China's Gobi Desert may have been built thousands of years ago by sun-worshipping nomads who used them for sacrifice, a local expert has announced. About 200 of the circular formations have been found near Turpan City in the northwestern part of the country, China Daily reported. Although they had been known to locals, especially those from the nearby village of Lianmuqin, the formations were first discovered by archaeologists in 2003. Some began to dig under the stones to search for graves. China's CCTV reported that no graves have been found, and local government has stepped in to ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Are you a descendant of Genghis Khan? Millions of modern men descendants of 11 Asian dynastic leaders
Millions of modern Asian men are descended from 11 powerful dynastic leaders who lived up to 4,000 years ago -- including Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan, according to a new study. Researchers examined the male-specific Y chromosome, which is passed from father to son, in more than 5,000 Asian men belonging to 127 populations. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Long-Lost Fortress Of Genghis Khan Discovered In Mongolia
A team of Mongolian and Japanese archaeologists confirmed last week that a fortress found in southwestern Mongolia more than a decade ago was built by none other than the legendary Genghis Khan. The military outpost -- described as a “fortress surrounded by an earthen wall” -- was first unearthed in 2001, according to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Among the artifacts found at the site were Chinese ceramics, wood chips, and animal bones. (Story continues below). 13th-century military outpost established for Genghis Khan (1162-1227) found in SW Mongolia http://t.co/3rlXawoMGJ pic.twitter.com/nSFfIT5JWi&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
U.S. to Monitor Air Quality in India and Other Countries
The American Embassy in Beijing has reported local pollution data for years, and diplomatic missions in Vietnam, Mongolia and elsewhere will follow suit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By AUSTIN RAMZY Tags: Americans Abroad New Delhi (India) Beijing (China) Vietnam Air Pollution Kerry, John Environmental Protection Agency United States International Relations Mongolia Source Type: news
Centuries-Old 'Meditating' Mummy Found In Mongolia
A “meditating” mummy has been found in Mongolia. That's right. The mummified man--seated in the lotus position with his legs crossed and arms folded--was found last week in the Songino Khairkhan district of Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital, according to Mongolia’s Morning News. "This is an immensely important discovery that is in line with Buddhist practices in the region,” Dr. John W. Olsen, a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona and executive director of the Je Tsongkhapa Endowment for Central and Inner Asian Archaeology, told The Huffington Post. The Siberian Tim...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news