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Scientists Say They've Found Atlantis

Mythical, tsunami-swamped city is off the coast of Spain

(Newser) - The mythical, ancient city of Atlantis was probably located just north of what is now Cadiz, on the southern coast of Spain, before it was swamped by a massive tsunami, according to a team of American researchers. Using a satellite photo of the marshlands of Dona Ana Park, along with...

Meet World's 'Most Typical' Person

He's 28, Chinese, and right-handed: researchers

(Newser) - The “most typical” person on Earth has been revealed: he’s a 28-year-old, right-handed, Han Chinese man, notes the Huffington Post . In a National Geographic report, researchers compiled some 190,000 photos to piece together the average person’s face. But this guy has only a few more years...

Orcas Storm Beach to Grab Seals

Killer whales surf ashore for dinner

(Newser) - Innovative killer whales are breaching a beach in Argentina to grab seals and sea lions in the first such behavior ever witnessed. A pair of orcas particularly adept at the brazen strategy, nicknamed Mel and Maga by observing National Geographic scientists, have been spotted repeatedly riding the waves to shore,...

100M Years Ago, Africa Was Crocodile Central
 100M Years Ago, Africa 
 Was Crocodile Central 
PALEONTOLOGISTS SAY

100M Years Ago, Africa Was Crocodile Central

3 new species unearthed from Sahara include DogCroc

(Newser) - The universe of diverse prehistoric crocodile species keeps expanding, suggesting crocs were one of the dominant forms of life 100 million years ago. Paleontologists have just unearthed three new species in the Sahara desert: the 20-foot BoarCroc, which likely fed on dinosaurs; the 20-foot PancakeCroc, a flat-bodied fish-gobbler; and the...

Diver Dies of Bends Filming for Natl. Geographic

(Newser) - An underwater photographer has died of the bends while filming for National Geographic, reports the Telegraph. Carl Spencer, 37, was part of team exploring the the British World War I hospital ship HMHS Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic, off the coast of Greece. He collapsed and was airlifted...

Don't Be Hating on North Dakota, Fool!

National Geographic in for a world of hurt after dismissive article

(Newser) - National Geographic is under fire for an article perceived as (gasp!) anti-North Dakota. Headlined "The Emptied Prairie," the piece refers to the state's "irreversible decline" and  "sense of things ebbing." No less a personage than North Dakota's governor, John Hoeven, has lambasted it as...

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