Scientists have solved the mystery of why there’s a whale graveyard in the middle of a Chilean desert


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SANTIAGO, Chile — Scientists investigating a graveyard of marine mammal fossils near Chile’s northern coast say toxins generated by algae blooms most likely poisoned the animals millions of years ago.

The study by a team of Chilean and Smithsonian Institution scientists was published Wednesday in the British journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The experts travelled to Chile’s Atacama region in 2011 to unearth one of the world’s best-preserved graveyards of prehistoric whales. Their findings help solve a mystery about how dozens of whales and other marine mammals congregating off South America’s Pacific Coast died only to emerge again atop a desert hill over a half mile from the surf.

“There are hundreds of whale skeletons yet to be found,” said Nick Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. “This is a site on par with Dinosaur National Monument here in the…

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Rarity of Quiet


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It starts at 6 a.m. with the alarms that wake us up.

Then the television goes on for the news, because so much has probably changed in the four or five hours that, maybe, I’ve been asleep. The coffee maker gurgles and burps in the background. The toaster pops and the skillet sizzles. The child groans and complains in an effort to resist getting out of bed, once she is up, fed, and  dressed,  I exchange a brief goodbye with my wife I open the door with a creak. I walk to the car, my daughter in front of me, shuffling her feet across the pavement.

The car rumbles to a start, the heater roars as it blows the still cold air the vents. My daughter asks me to listen to the radio so I tap my phone to life and turn on the app to bring up her favorite…

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CartoonTagging Magazine (Calling all artists !)


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I am creating my brands first magazine all about art and I am looking for artists that are still trying to get their name out.
I am picking artists that I think are very talented and have potential.
I was hoping to release this by May but things went slower than expected so it’ll take longer.
I am looking for 13-15 artists in total. If I can get more, that would be better !
The magazine is simply an art and design magazine, people around showcasing their art, talking about themselves and telling you what art is all about to them.

I will go all out on this, I plan on promoting it when it’s ready to be sold. I’ll promote on facebook, YouTube, deviantart, ill even go to shops I know to help promote. I’m definitely gonna go all out with this. I really want this to be a…

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