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Work in tv/film production - Unionista UPM for the DGA - Mother - Music Lover - Graduate of The New School economics/film - Born & raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn 1981 - living in Manhattan.

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32,000-Year-Old Plant Brought Back to Life—Oldest Yet

Feat may help scientists preserve seeds for the future.





The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown from 32,000-year-old seeds—beating the previous recordholder by some 30,000 years. (Related: "'Methuselah' Tree Grew From 2,000-Year-Old Seed."

A Russian team discovered a seed cache of Silene stenophylla, a flowering plant native to Siberia, that had been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near the banks of the Kolyma River (map). Radiocarbon dating confirmed that the seeds were 32,000 years old.

The mature and immature seeds, which had been entirely encased in ice, were unearthed from 124 feet (38 meters) below the permafrost, surrounded by layers that included mammoth, bison, and woolly rhinoceros bones.

The mature seeds had been damaged—perhaps by the squirrel itself, to prevent them from germinating in the burrow. But some of the immature seeds retained viable plant material.


The rest: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/02/120221-oldest-seeds-regenerated-plants-science/

Seahorse-Shaped UFO Shines Over Belfast

A UFO described as a hovering, revolving, reflecting question mark or seahorse has been videotaped over Belfast in northern Ireland.

While the exact sighting date isn't mentioned, the UFO is described as an entity in a Sept. 15 YouTube posting by someone who identifies himself as "Bap."

"I filmed this strange entity slowly moving west, behind the Cavehill [a hill that overlooks the city of Belfast]," Bap reported. "The thing looked like it had legs at one point, then just at the end, you will see it seems to double up the image."




The rest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/seahorse-shaped-belfast-ufo_n_3950290.html

Priceless: Man running for office ‘comes out’ to his Tea Party Dad as a Liberal Democrat

Carl Sciortino is a Democrat running in the special election for Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District. The primary election is October 15th so he uploaded a video to YouTube, showing his ‘coming out’ as a Liberal Democrat to his Tea Party father.

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