Airman with top-secret clearance, who disappeared in 1983, is discovered living in California

  1. Airman with top-secret clearance, who disappeared in 1983, is discovered living in California  Washington Post
  2. US Air Force officer missing for 35 years found living in California  CNN
  3. Air Force officer who went missing 35 years ago arrested after fraud investigation  New York Daily News
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Tiny paragliding beetle that lived with dinosaurs discovered in amber, named 'Jason'

Featherwing beetles are smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. They get their name from the feathery fringe on their wings that enables them to catch the air and float like dandelion seeds. And, it turns out, they go way back — scientists discovered a 99-million-year-old featherwing beetle preserved in amber, and they named it “Jason.”
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A psychiatrist in the JonBenét Ramsey case was gunned down. Then police discovered more bodies.

  1. A psychiatrist in the JonBenét Ramsey case was gunned down. Then police discovered more bodies.  Washington Post
  2. Arizona slaying may be 4th in string including JonBenet Ramsey case doc, police say  Fox News
  3. Police identify 4th shooting victim in Phoenix suburb connected to deaths of psychiatrist, paralegals  USA TODAY
  4. ¤ Steven E. Pitt, D.O. | Steven Pitt & Associates | Board-Certified Psychiatrist  Steven Pitt & Associates
  5. Scottsdale Police Ask Public to Stay ‘Vigilant’ After Connecting Three of Four Shootings  Phoenix New Times
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'Uniquely human' muscles have been discovered in apes

Muscles believed to be unique to humans have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held anthropocentric theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. This questions the view that certain muscles evolved to provide special adaptations for human traits, such as walking on two legs, tool use, and sophisticated vocal communication and facial expressions. The findings highlight that thorough knowledge of ape anatomy is necessary for a better understanding of human evolution.
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'Alien' asteroid discovered orbiting the wrong way near Jupiter 

'Alien' asteroid discovered orbiting the wrong way near Jupiter An “alien” asteroid from another star system has been discovered sharing Jupiter’s orbit.  Through a telescope the asteroid look like every other in the solar system save for one crucial difference – it is travelling in the wrong direction. It is the first time an interstellar space rock has been found to be permanently residing in the solar system.  Earlier this year, a tumbling cigar-shaped object named ‘Oumuamua’, hit the headlines after flying into earth’s galactic backyard, but it merely passed through and out again. But the new 1.8 mile wide rock – code-named 2015 BZ509 – appears to be a long-term resident, according to a study in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The first clue that it was not a native of the solar system came from its “retrograde” orbit of the sun, the opposite the direction of travel taken by all the planets and almost every other object in our system. Scientists have concluded it survived by orbiting the sun exactly in step with Jupiter, but in the opposite direction Credit: NASA / ESA Dr Fathi Namouni, from the Cote d’Azur Observatory in France, lead author of the study, said: “How the asteroid came to move in this way while sharing Jupiter’s orbit has until now been a mystery. “If 2015 BZ509 were a native of our system, it should have had the same original direction as all of the other planets and asteroids, inherited from the cloud of gas and dust that formed them.” Scientists have concluded it survived by orbiting the sun exactly in step with Jupiter, but in the opposite direction. Co-author Dr Helena Morais, from the Estadual Paulista University in Brazil, said: “The close proximity of the stars, aided by the gravitational forces of the planets, help these systems attract, remove, and capture asteroids from one another.” Computer simulations suggest that the asteroid made the jump to our solar system 4.5 billion years ago when the sun was part of a tightly packed star cluster. “That was completely unexpected…it means it is an alien to the solar system,” said Dr Namouni. Since asteroids and comets carry organic chemicals and water, the discovery could shed light on the origins of life on Earth, the scientists believe.


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