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The Radioactive Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals.
Mar19

The Radioactive Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals.

Since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, there have been many stories coming from the area. Mostly stories of the horrid handling of the disaster and truthful conspiracies. Many stories of the hardships have surfaced from the residents of the area, now left homeless. But now we have a happier story in the Fukushima area. During the governments evacuation of the 12 mile zone, thousands and thousands of animals were left stranded and forgotten. With many owners not being allowed back,  the animals were left with no food or water, and many being chained up or locked in houses. 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, dubbed the Guardian of Fukushima’s animals, wasnt worried by the government exclusion zone. He returned after the evacuation to feed his animals, and realized that many more in the area needed help. He has been returning for 4 years now to feed and tend to the animals left behind. Taking care of a litter of kittens. Some animals can’t tend for themselves. He loves helping the Animals. Food supplies have been running low. Matsumura is the only human brave enough to live in Fukushima’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone Matsumura knows that the radiation is harmful, but he “refuses to worry about it” “They also told me that I wouldn’t get sick for 30 or 40 years. I’ll most likely be dead by then anyway, so I couldn’t care less” All the animals get quite happy when Matsumura comes to visit He also freed many animals that had been left chained up by their owners The government has forbidden him from staying, but that doesn’t stop him either The commute has been rather slow lately. 😀 He started in 2011 and is still going strong 4 years later He relies solely on donations from supporters to work with and feed the animals Matsumura discovered that thousands of cows had died locked in barns His supporters are calling him the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’ Its a big job, But someone has to do it. For Donations. Please go here… (http://ganbarufukushima.blog.fc2.com/)...

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Whale survives harpoon attack 130 years ago to become ‘world’s oldest mammal’
Dec12

Whale survives harpoon attack 130 years ago to become ‘world’s oldest mammal’

A giant bowhead whale caught off the coast of Alaska had a harpoon point embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt ? more than a century ago. Biologists claim the find helps prove the bowhead is the oldest living mammal on earth. They say the 13-centimetre arrow-shaped fragment dates back to around 1880, meaning the 50-ton whale had been coasting around the freezing arctic waters since Victorian times. 130-year-old weapon: The shiny scars on the weapon are a result of the chain saw cut Because traditional whale hunters never took calves, experts estimate the bowhead was several years old when it was first shot and about 130 when it died last month. “No other finding has been so precise,” said John Bockstoce, a curator at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts. Calculating a bowhead whale’s age can be difficult, and is usually gauged by amino acids in the eye lenses. It is rare to find one that has lived more than a century, but experts now believe the oldest were close to 200 years old. The weapon fragment lodged in a bone between the whale’s neck and shoulder blade comes from a 19th century bomb lance. Bowhead whale: Thought to live up to 200 years but the recent discovery is the best proof yet Fired from a heavy shoulder gun, the harpoon was attached to a small metal cylinder filled with explosives and fitted with a time fuse so it would explode seconds after it was shot into the whale. Experts have pinned down the weapons manufacture to a New England factory in about 1880 and say it was rendered obsolete by a less bulky darting gun a few years later. Even though the device probably exploded, the bowhead was protected by a one foot thick layer of blubber and thick bones it uses to break through ice one foot thick to breathe at the surface. The fragment alongside a similar but unfired bomb lance patented in 1885. “It probably hurt the whale, or annoyed him, but it hit him in a non-lethal place,” said Mr Bockstoce. “He couldn’t have been that bothered if he lived for another 100 years.” The find adds growing weight to evidence that bowheads outlive all other mammals. Six similar harpoon points have been found in the whales since 2001, all suggesting they live much longer than previously thought. The oldest known ages for mammals are 110 years for a blue whale and 114 years for a fin whale. The oldest documented human was a 122-year-old French woman, who died ten years ago. Famous novel: Captain Ahab, leading his...

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Hubble spots water on 5 Jupiter-sized distant worlds
Dec04

Hubble spots water on 5 Jupiter-sized distant worlds

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found water on five giant alien worlds, according to new studies. The discovery marks the first time scientists have been able to compare water signatures across several planets at once. The celestial bodies are some 1,000 light years away and all ultra-hot, Jupiter-sized worlds orbiting closely their several host stars, with the planet having the most ‘puffed-up’ atmosphere also showing the strongest signs of water, the space agency reported. NASA’s Avi Mandell, who authored the paper outlining the findings, told reporters that the team are “very confident” about seeing traces of water on multiple planets at once. “This work really opens the door for comparing how much water is present in atmospheres on different kinds of exoplanets, for example hotter versus cooler ones,” Mandell added. The new studies were part of an exoplanet census by L. Drake Deming of the University of Maryland in College Park, the process involving the use of Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 to measure light absorption by the water candidates’ atmospheres. To do this the scientists needed to use different wavelengths, which allowed them to see the change in light and allowing then to establish each planet’s absorption profile based on the light’s shapes and intensities. Deming, whose team was responsible for finding water on two of the planets, explained that “to actually detect the atmosphere of an exoplanet is extraordinarily difficult. But we were able to pull out a very clear signal, and it is water.” His team used longer exposure times while shooting the planets, which allowed for much finer measurements. There is a suspected layer of dust in the atmospheres of all the planets – something NASA believes has caused the water signatures to appear less prominent. The intensity of the light has been reduced by that haze, thus somewhat clouding the intensity of all the elements in the atmosphere. There was surprise at first that all the water candidates shared a hazy atmosphere, but based on other recent studies, this could be a common occurrence. Based on this, Heather Knudson of the California Institute of Technology, who co-authored Deming’s study, says that “these studies, combined with other Hubble observations, are showing us that there are a surprisingly large number of systems for which the signal of water is either attenuated or completely absent… this suggests that cloudy or hazy atmospheres may in fact be rather common for hot Jupiters.” Hubble has continued to wow its own scientist user-base with how it still manages to offer groundbreaking results in the midst of all the new equipment available to us for studying the universe. The telescope’s Wide...

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THIS is what the damn fox says.
Nov29

THIS is what the damn fox says.

THIS is what the damn fox says. Kevie was rescued from a fur farm. She is known as a Cinnamon (not a native red fox) and was born with brittle bones among other birth defects and therefore cannot be let out into the wild. She has found a loving sanctuary and she has a beautiful singing voice.

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