Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human?

January 29, 2015 by  
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Researchers recently discovered a fossilized jawbone that could have belonged to a new type of prehistoric human. The jawbone, originally found by fishermen in the Penghu Channel near Taiwan, has features which suggest it predates previously discovered hominids. Taiwanese fishermen found the fossilized jawbone and sold it to a local antique shop. Researchers later discovered the mandible, and were amazed when they realized what the bone could indicate. Read the rest of Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient hominids , ancient humans , ancient man , asia , bones , discovery , early man , evolution , fossilized human jawbone , fossils , history , human bones , News , prehistoric , research , science , Taiwan

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

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After the State of the Union  Address and the touting of the abundance of our natural resources , you’d probably think that our natural gas game in the U.S. is strong. Meanwhile, the big environmental organizations are going off about the Keystone XL Pipeline , and smaller grassroots non profits are fighting eminent domain (not to mention exploding ) pipelines like the Penn East and the Atlantic Sunrise, along with the air-polluting compressor station infrastructure that accompanies them. While all that’s going on, hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the country are leaking extraordinary amounts of methane and being ignored by political leaders who continue to support “clean-burning” natural gas. Read the rest of Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned , air , Air quality , ban fracking , carbon dioxide , Climate Change , dangerous , DEP , department of Environmental Protection , Environment , environmental protection agency , epa , fossil fuels , fracking , gas , gas wells , government , greenhouse gases , health effects , leaking , McKean county , methane , natural gas , no frack , oil and gas , oil wells , PA , pennsylvania , Policy , princeton , regulations , renewable energy , research , shale gas , stanford , studies , united states , university , water issues

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

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