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First evidence of snake-like venom glands found in amphibians

IMAGE: This image shows a general view of the ringed caecilian, Siphonops annulatus. view more  Credit: Carlos Jared Caecilians are limbless amphibians that, to the untrained eye, can be easily mistaken for snakes. Though caecilians are only distantly related to their reptilian cousins, researchers in a study appearing July 3 in the journal iScience describe specialized…

First evidence of snake-like venom glands found in amphibians

Caecilians are limbless amphibians that, to the untrained eye, can be easily mistaken for snakes. Though caecilians are only distantly related to their reptilian cousins, researchers in a study appearing July 3 in the journal iScience describe specialized glands found along the teeth of the ringed caecilian (Siphonops annulatus), which have the same biological origin…

Evidence found of Natufian people eating snakes and lizards 15,000 years ago

Bone modification types in the experimental material (left column) and their equivalents in the archaeological assemblage (right column). (a) Regular-edge perforations from the Mount Nitai pellet; (b) irregular-edge perforations from the trampling experiment; (c) smoothing of the regular-edge perforation from the trampling experiment; (d) cracking of the bone surface from the weathering experiment; (e) breakage…

New proof recommends ladies get kinder, less sincere feedback at work

White lies—telling a friend you like their so-so haircut, or telling your mother that you’re eating well—are an often-harmless part of life. But when they creep into the workplace, they can systematically skew employees’ ability to know how they’re performing, and become a big problem.According to new research from Cornell University, this could well be…

First evidence that ancient humans ate snakes and lizards is unearthed in Israel

Home News Reptile vertebrae found at el-Wad Terrace cave in Israel. (Image: © Roee Shafir ) People who lived 15,000 years ago in what is now Israel feasted on snakes and lizards, archaeologists have discovered.Prior excavations in the Levant, a geographic region that historically included Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and parts of Syria and Jordan, unearthed thousands…

Evidence of huge carnivorous dinosaurs discovered in Australia

(CNN)Scientists have found evidence that large carnivorous dinosaurs lived in Australia.A team of researchers analyzed dinosaur footprint fossils and concluded they belonged to large-bodied carnivorous dinosaurs that were up to three meters high at the hips and about 10 meters long, according to a press release from the University of Queensland."To put that into perspective,…

Little evidence of antifa links in U.S. prosecutions of those charged in demonstration violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department moved swiftly to bring federal charges against 53 individuals accused of violence during nationwide protests that swept across the United States calling for an end to police brutality. FILE PHOTO: Police officers look on as a car burns in the back as protesters continue to rally against…

MORE evidence cigarette smokers are at less risk of Covid-19: 23%less likely to capture the infection

Smokers are less likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19 compared to those who have never touched a cigarette, another study has claimed. An array of research carried out since the pandemic began has shown smokers are at lower risk of getting the coronavirus.  Now researchers in Mexico have added more weight to the evidence, which experts have…

New Evidence Suggests COVID-19 May Actually Be a Blood Vessel Disease

Red blood cells or corpuscles flowing through a vein.What’s new: While early on COVID-19 was branded as a respiratory illness, its wide array of symptoms — from the toes to the brain — baffled experts. According to experts interviewed in an Elemental article, it’s unprecedented that a respiratory illness could migrate outside the lungs. But new…

Earliest evidence of Italians’ extraordinary genetic diversity go back to 19,000 years ago

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In Europe, Italians have the highest genetic diversity. The gradient of their genetic variability, scattered all over the peninsula, encloses on a small scale the whole genetic variance between southern and continental Europeans. This amazing diversity started to accumulate soon after the Late Glacial Maximum, which ended approximately 19,000 years ago.…

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Diamondbacks’ Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Tested Favorable for COVID-19

Dustin Bradford/Getty ImagesArizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that relief pitchers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho tested positive for COVID-19.  "The two guys I mentioned are asymptomatic and feel great," Lovullo said, per the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro. "They're in the protocol, they're doing what they can, taking care of what they can at home and healing…

Patriots’ Cam Newton Says He’s ‘Getting Tired of All This Humble S–t’ in Video

Mike McCarn/Associated PressAs he approaches his first season with the New England Patriots, Cam Newton has a message to send.In an Instagram video, Newton said he's "really a killer" and "getting tired of all this humble s--t." He added that "they start taking advantage of you" when you're humble.Tackler Media @tacklermediaCam Newton says he’s “getting…

NASCAR at Indianapolis 2020: Kevin Harvick Wins Race for 2nd Consecutive Year

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesKevin Harvick rolled to victory in overtime in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Harvick was sitting in first place at the restart ahead of Matt Kenseth. Rather than bridging the gap on the leader, Kenseth fell far behind the No. 4 car to eliminate…

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Florida requires to proceed with enforcement of COVID-19 rules

Opinion It is clear that many people and many businesses are sympathetic to protecting public health, and also understand the risks they face trying to conduct business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are too many people not practicing social distancing, and not wearing face coverings in the community. The lack of compliance…

Authorities concern warnings about toxins in shellfish

Authorities in Ireland and New Zealand have issued warnings about consumption of collected shellfish in the past week. The Marine Institute in Ireland detected amounts of naturally occurring compounds in shellfish that can cause illness in consumers. Increased levels have been found in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring program along the South…

Law modification helped reduce break outs connected to catering services

Implementation of food safety management systems helped reduce outbreaks in food catering in Singapore, according to a study. However, reported food hygiene violations did not change after they were applied. HACCP-based food safety management systems (FSMS) were mandated in Singapore in June 2014 for all licensed catering services. Researchers investigated the effects of FSMS implementation…