Great White Sharks Have Vanished From Off The Coast Of South Africa

The waters of Cape Town, once a regular hang out for great white sharks, have fallen suspiciously quiet recently. The City of Cape Town, working with the local Shark Spotter program, is reporting the “complete disappearance” of great white sharks from False Bay over the past 18 months, according to a statement given to numerous media outlets this week.  Between 2010 and 2016, researchers recorded an average of 205 great white shark sightings per year around False Bay, the 28-kilometer-wide (18-mile) basin on the southwest corner of South Africa near the city of Cape Town. By 2018, that figure had slipped to 50. This year, there hasn’t been a single confirmed sighting yet. “Shark Spotters have recorded a significant decline in white …

This Urgent And Cryptic Tweet From DARPA Is Freaking Out The Internet

DARPA, everyone’s favorite top-secret military organization, has put out a series of tweets that’s got everybody a bit nervous. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been responsible for some rather strange projects in the past. Really odd stuff. Seriously. Over the years they have put their massive resources into everything from remote-controlled spy bugs to “mechanical elephants” they planned to create and deploy during the Vietnam War. In one of their most famous projects, they even created a “psychic spy” program in the 1970s, spending millions of dollars investigating whether “psychics” and “telekinetics” could spy on the enemy telepathically, or else move objects with their mind (spoiler alert: No, no they could not). So when they put out an enigmatic (and incredibly …

New Footage Reveals Incredibly Preserved Wreck Of Doomed 19th-Century Ship HMS Terror

In 1845, the Royal Navy’s HMS Erebus and HMS Terror sailed to the Canadian Arctic with the goal of traversing the icy Northwest Passage. The mission’s captain, Sir John Franklin, and his 128-strong crew were never heard from again. Now, a team of Canadian archaeologists has explored the inside of the wreck of HMS Terror, uncovering artifacts frozen in time for 170 years. A number of search parties in the 19th century uncovered artifacts, graves, and bones with cutmarks that implied the sailors had resorted to cannibalism, but it wasn’t until 2014 that the wreck of Erebus was uncovered, with Terror being discovered just two years later off the coast of King William Island. Earlier this month, Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology …

Artifacts Add To Growing Body Of Evidence That First Migrants To The Americas Arrived Earlier Than Thought

Stone tools, animal bones, and fire-cracked rock are among the hundreds of artifacts found at Cooper’s Ferry in western Idaho, some of which date back to a time 16,000 years ago – making them among the oldest artifacts found in the Americas, say researchers writing in Science.  The booty adds to a growing body of evidence that the first migrants to the Americas reached the New World via a Pacific coastal route and not, as had long been assumed, through the Bering Strait. The location of the site is important – Cooper’s Ferry sits on the junction between Rock Creek and the Lower Salmon River, which is a tributary of the larger Columbia River basin. The Columbia River could have served as …

The Trump Admin Doesn’t Stan Taylor Swift’s VMA Speech About The Equality Act

Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images & Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images The White House’s Response To Taylor Swift & The Equality Act Petition Dismisses The Criticism By Shelby Black 7 min ago On Monday, Aug. 26, pop musician Taylor Swift attended the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and took home the coveted Video of the Year moon man award. During her speech, the music icon called out the Trump administration for alleged discrimination against the LGBTQ community, but the White House’s response to Taylor Swift and the Equality Act dismissed her criticism. Welcome to 2019, everyone. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, White House spokesperson Judd Deere shared an emailed statement to Elite Daily in response to Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech …

MSNBC Spins Fake Album Full Of Trump’s G-7 Gaffes

Morning Joe” show on Tuesday poked fun at the blunders made by President G-7 summit in Biarritz, France. “For just $26.99 you can hear all of the president’s harebrained schemes and false claims, even his walkback on the trade war,” promised the voiceover. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Surgeons save hand severed by electric saw

Mr Adlard said: “There are many surgeons who, once they’d seen that level of injury, would think it was unsalvageable. [Mr Lelliott] had taken out a swathe of tissue. The saw he used had curved teeth on it. It doesn’t just cut a nice straight line.” Mr Lelliott’s hand was still attached, but only by skin and small bit of bone. He had lost a lot of blood at the scene and doesn’t remember much about his accident. Image copyright St George’s Hospital In the first operation the surgical team worked through the night to establish a good blood and nerve supply to as many of the fingers as possible. After fixing the broken bones, they took veins from Mr …

The joy of the backyard festival

Image copyright Izumi Featherstone Image caption The Bunny festival is about ‘finding friendship on your doorstep’ The event used to be held at the village rugby club but in recent years, its popularity has seen Bunny’s residents decamp to larger sites in nearby Keyworth and Cotgrave. Image copyright Freddy Taylor Image caption The “relaxed, open feel” of home-grown festivals appeals to Freddy Freddy began Lake Day six years ago at Frensham Ponds, a site with a man-made beach in Surrey, but it has since moved to a farmer’s field he found “through luck”. The event remains restricted to close friends and this year he is expecting about 200 people. Image copyright Lake Day Image caption Freddy says it feels “special” …

Concerns over beauty spot parking charges

But between March and October 2020, visitors will have to pay £2 for the first hour and then £5 for the rest of the day. Dafydd Rhys Thomas, councillor for Ynys Cybi, said: “This land has been free for centuries and to bring charges in, I’m not happy. Anglesey’s RSPB planning ban overturned Thousands reject RSPB charges plan Lighthouse ‘set to reopen to visitors’ “The effect can already be seen, people just won’t bother coming. “I don’t have any issues with the people who work there, only the large organisation which has lost touch with the local people.” Related Topics Holyhead RSPB Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Call for city centre ban on fossil fuel vehicles

Should my next car be an electric one? How to tackle Scotland’s ‘climate emergency’ Is Orkney ‘in the fast lane’ on electric vehicles? Its report also says public guidance should be produced on sustainable, climate friendly and healthy diets. And it calls for a public-interest company to be created by the Scottish government to invest in and support carbon capture and storage infrastructure. Using a similar model to Network Rail, it would allow the government to take a longer term view than a privately financed model. The report’s authors insist all 12 suggestions could be implemented within the next year. Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables said: “We are already witnessing the effects of climate change, and now is …

The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors

(CNN)About this time every year, there are news reports about student athletes who collapse during practice while getting ready for a big game. Heat illness can lead to death and injury among athletes, and a new report examines why the risk could be rising. The past four years have been the warmest in the United States since record keeping began in 1895. Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. Since 1995, 64 football players alone have died from heat stroke and 90% of them died during practice, an earlier study showed. The rate of football heat stroke deaths fell in recent years, a decline researchers said supported …

The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors

(CNN)About this time every year, there are news reports about student athletes who collapse during practice while getting ready for a big game. Heat illness can lead to death and injury among athletes, and a new report examines why the risk could be rising. The past four years have been the warmest in the United States since record keeping began in 1895. Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. Since 1995, 64 football players alone have died from heat stroke and 90% of them died during practice, an earlier study showed. The rate of football heat stroke deaths fell in recent years, a decline researchers said supported …