Date archives "January 2019"

Meet The 80-Year-Old Bodybuilder Who Started Working Out At 56

Every single morning Ernestine Shepherd wakes up at 2.30am, embarks upon a 10-mile walk and then heads to the gym at 7.30am where she continues to work out and lead exercise classes until 11.30am.

Ernestine is 80 years old.

Link: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/ernestine-shepherd-80-year-old-bodybuilder-working-out-56-elderly-baltimore-gym-fitness-a7630806.html

Googly-Eyed Trash Eaters May Clean a Harbor Near You

BALTIMORE’S HARBOR IS cleaner than it has been in decades thanks to two anthropomorphic trash wheels pulling debris from its waters.

Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel, the latter of which was installed in December, are solar- and hydro-powered trash interceptors based in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, clearing debris before it enters the Chesapeake Bay. Over a million pounds of trash has been pulled out of the water by Mr. Trash Wheel since it was installed in May 2014.

Link:https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/mr-trash-wheels-professor-trash-wheels-baltimore-harbor-ocean-trash-pickup/

Abandoned in space in 1967, a US satellite has started transmitting again

After learning that a satellite that’s been silent for decades has suddenly started sending out new signals you may, of course, suspect that the device has been hijacked by aliens now trying to communicate with Earth. Perhaps they’re warning us that they are planning an invasion!

Link:https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/10/31/abandoned-in-space-in-1967-a-us-satellite-has-started-transmitting-again/

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A University of Bristol-led study has revealed new details about dinosaur feathers and enabled scientists to further refine what is potentially the most accurate depiction of any dinosaur species to date.

Birds are the direct descendants of a group of feathered, carnivorous dinosaurs that, along with true birds, are referred to as paravians – examples of which include the infamous Velociraptor.

Link:https://phys.org/news/2017-11-feathered-dinosaurs-fluffier-thought.html