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2014-03-27 10:39:57

New international study by academics from the University of Leicester highlights unique nature of fossil footprint left behind by mankind A new study by an international team of scientists, including Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Professor Mark Williams of the University of Leicester's Department of Geology, suggests that the fossil impact humans have made on the planet is vast and unprecedented in nature – and that there's been nothing remotely like it since the Earth formed, over four and...

Scientists Find 800,000-Year-Old Human Footprints On Norfolk Beach
2014-02-07 13:51:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered the oldest human footprints ever found in Europe on a Norfolk beach. Archaeologists, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say they found the footprints while working at an excavation site in Happisburgh, UK along the Norfolk coast. The team said the prints consist of about five individuals who lived more than 800,000 years ago. According to the study, these prints provide direct evidence of the...

Backaches Evolved Once We Started To Walk Upright
2013-02-15 19:08:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling like your feet are a little sore or you have a backache after a day of shopping or walking around town? Well, scientists now say you can blame that on evolution. Bruce Latimer, an anthropologist from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, says adapting to upright walking has resulted in physical challenges that affect most humans. "If an engineer were given the task to design the human body, he...

Dinosaur Footprints Extracted From Goddard Site
2013-02-02 05:44:26

[ Watch the Video: Cretaceous Footprint Found on Goddard Campus ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of dinosaur footprints discovered last year on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center campus has been safely moved from their original setting. The 110 to 112 million year old fossilized artifacts from the Cretaceous Period have been wrapped in protective material and stored on the Goddard campus until further scientific study is possible. In August 2012,...

2012-10-26 12:42:58

CSI needs to tread carefully A new computer algorithm can analyze the footwear marks left at a crime scene according to clusters of footwear types, makes and tread patterns even if the imprint recorded by crime scene investigators is distorted or only a partial print. Footwear marks are found at crime scenes much more commonly than fingerprints, writes a team from the University at Buffalo, New York, in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets...

Dinosaur Footprint Found At NASA
2012-08-22 04:57:38

Video: Cretaceous Footprint Found on Goddard Campus Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This summer, a dinosaur tracker had discovered a large dino footprint from a prehistoric armored animal in Greenbelt, Maryland. Ray Stanford has been tracking these dino footprints for years, and says he believes this specific footprint belongs to the Nodosaur, a beast which could have left the track as many as 112 million years ago. This latest discovery is one of...

Ancient Footprints Give Evidence Of Prehistoric Elephant Social Structure
2012-02-22 13:59:30

An international team of researchers has found the oldest known evidence of how elephant ancestors interacted socially. Researchers from Germany, France, the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) analyzed seven-million-year-old footprints discovered at the Mleisa 1 site in UAE The site features long trackways of a single herd of at least 13 elephant individuals that walked through mud and left footprints that hardened. They analyzed the trackway stride lengths to reveal that the...

Image 1 - Researchers Discover Dinosaur Footprints In Arkansas
2011-10-06 13:54:59

Researchers have discovered a field of 120-million-year-old dinosaur footprints in southwestern Arkansas. The field is about the size of two football fields and contains fossilized tracks of several species of dinosaur. The University of Arkansas researchers said that a three-toed print from one of the species had never been documented in Arkansas before. The researchers said the print may have belonged to Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, which was one of the largest predators ever....

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2011-07-20 13:25:00

Scientists at the University of Liverpool discovered ancient footprints that show human-like features of the feet and gait existed two million years earlier than previously thought. Earlier studies suggested that the characteristics of the human foot, such as the ability to walk upright, emerged in early Homo, which was about 1.9 million years ago. However, the Liverpool researchers have shown that footprints of a human ancestor dating back 3.7 million years ago show features of the foot...

2010-11-10 07:59:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans Day is a time to remember and recognize those who have served our country and protected our freedoms. Today's technology allows us to extend this recognition from a cemetery or memorial to the Internet. "We wanted to find a way to recognize our honored loved ones beyond two dates on a memorial," said Trevor Hansen, president and founder of Timeless Footsteps. "Using the latest Internet technology, now we can honor our veterans and family...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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