A rare Jurassic carcharodontosaur
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Dinosaur of the day Sinosauropteryx, One of the first known feathered dinosaurs, known for its long banded tail.

In dinosaur news this week:

  • A new carcharodontosaur, Lusovenator, was named in Portugal
  • A new analysis dates the Carnian Pluvial Episode to 234 million years ago
  • Universiti Malaysia Kelantan recently found dinosaur footprints in Bukit Panau
  • There is a way to hack the hidden Google Chrome dinosaur game to make your T. rex invincible


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The Tolkien Road
The Tolkien Road
John Carswell
0213 - LOTR on Prime - The Sexxxy Age???
Hey there fellow travelers! We interrupt our scheduled programming for a very special episode of The Tolkien Road. On the last episode, we told you about some very concerning news regarding Amazon’s LOTR on Prime production, specifically recent indications that Amazon might be planning to make their upcoming Second Age series much more Adult-themed than Tolkien or most devoted Tolkien fans would want. We also mentioned an article by Clifford Broadway (@Quickbeam2000) of TheOneRing.net. Well, I enjoyed the article so much and I’m so concerned about the implications of this news that I decided to invite Clifford onto the show to discuss the news. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this interview, in its entirety. Clifford has been a leader in Tolkien fandom for a long time, and he brings some extremely valuable perspective to the discussion. Folks, we all want to see Amazon succeed in creating something worthy of Middle-earth. It’s my hope that this interview will help all of us find constructive ways to make our voices heard, so that the Lord of the Rings on Prime becomes something Tolkien himself would be proud of, and we as Tolkien fans can fully appreciate and support. Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @TolkienRoad. This episode is executive produced by Kaitlyn of Tea With Tolkien! Special thanks to the following patrons: * Shannon S * Brian O * Emilio P * Zeke F * James A * James L * Chris L * Chuck F * Asya V * Ish of the Hammer * Teresa C * David of Pints with Jack * Jonathan D * Eric S * Joey S * Eric B * Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien * Matt L * Johanna T * Todd G * Ms. Anonymous * Sam N
1 hr 33 min
Futility Closet
Futility Closet
Greg Ross
316-A Malaysian Mystery
In 1967, Jim Thompson left his silk business in Thailand for a Malaysian holiday with three friends. On the last day, he disappeared from the cottage in which they were staying. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll review the many theories behind Thompson's disappearance, which has never been explained. We'll also borrow John Barrymore's corpse and puzzle over a teddy bear's significance. Intro: A 1969 contributor to NPL News suggested that orchestras were wasting effort. Robert Wood cleaned a 40-foot spectrograph by sending his cat through it. Sources for our feature on Jim Thompson: William Warren, Jim Thompson: The Unsolved Mystery, 2014. Joshua Kurlantzick, The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American Way of War, 2011. Matthew Phillips, Thailand in the Cold War, 2015. Taveepong Limapornvanich and William Warren, Thailand Sketchbook: Portrait of a Kingdom, 2003. Jeffery Sng, "The Ideal Man: The Tragedy of Jim Thompson and the American Way of War by Joshua Kurlantzick," Journal of the Siam Society 102 (2014), 296-299. Tim McKeough, "Jim Thompson," Architectural Digest 71:4 (April 2014). Alessandro Pezzati, "Jim Thompson, the Thai Silk King," Expedition Magazine 53:1 (Spring 2011), 4-6. Daisy Alioto, "The Architect Who Changed the Thai Silk Industry and Then Disappeared," Time, May 9, 2016. Anis Ramli, "Jim Thompson Found, 40 Years On," Malaysian Business, May 1, 2009, 58. "Thailand: Jim Thompson's Legacy Lives On," Asia News Monitor, Feb. 8, 2010. Peter A. Jackson, "An American Death in Bangkok: The Murder of Darrell Berrigan and the Hybrid Origins of Gay Identity in 1960s Thailand," GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 5:3 (1999), 361-411. Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa, "Documentary Claims CPM Responsible for Jim Thompson's Disappearance in Cameron Highland," Malaysian National News Agency, Dec. 10, 2017. Barry Broman, "Jim Thompson Was Killed by Malay Communists, Sources Say," The Nation [Bangkok], Dec. 4, 2017. Grant Peck, "New Film Sheds Light on Jim Thompson Mystery," Associated Press, Oct. 21, 2017. "A 50-Year Mystery: The Curious Case of Silk Tycoon Jim Thompson," dpa International, March 22, 2017. George Fetherling, "The Man Who Vanished," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 29, 2013, B.7. "Trends: The Mystery of Jim Thompson," [Hamilton, New Zealand] Waikato Times, May 8, 2013, T.13. "Bangkok: Remembering Jim Thompson," The Nation [Bangkok], Oct. 3, 2012. Bernd Kubisch, "The Riddle of Jim Thompson Continues to Fascinate Bangkok Visitors," McClatchy-Tribune Business News, Feb. 21, 2012. Joshua Kurlantzick, "Into the Jungle," [Don Mills, Ont.] National Post, Dec. 7, 2011, A.16. Joshua Kurlantzick, "Our Man in Bangkok," [Don Mills, Ont.] National Post, Dec. 6, 2011, A.14. Yap Yok Foo, "Mystery of Jim Thompson's Disappearance," [Kuala Lumpur] New Straits Times, Feb. 1, 2004, 30. Robert Frank, "Recipe for a Fashion Brand?", Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2001, B.1. Jonathan Napack, "Will Jim Thompson's House Disappear, Too?", International Herald Tribune, Aug. 30, 2000. Michael Richardson, "The Disappearance of Jim Thompson," International Herald Tribune, March 26, 1997, 2. Hisham Harun, "Jim Thompson's Legacy," [Kuala Lumpur] New Straits Times, Aug. 12, 1996, 09. Philp Shenon, "What's Doing In: Bangkok," New York Times, Jan. 31, 1993. William Warren, "Is Jim Thompson Alive and Well in Asia?", New York Times, April 21, 1968. "Jim Thompson," Encyclopaedia Britannica (accessed Oct. 4, 2020). Listener mail: Wikipedia, "John Barrymore" (accessed Oct. 8, 2020). "Drew Barrymore Has a Hard Time Processing While Eating Hot Wings," Hot Ones, Aug. 20, 2020. Marina Watts, "Drew Barrymore Reveals the Unique Experience Grandfather John Barrymore Had After Death," Newsweek, Aug. 21, 2020. Adam White, "Drew Barrymore Says Her Grandfather's Corpse Was Stolen From the Morgue for 'One Last Party,'" Independent, Aug. 20, 2020. Wikipedia, "Hot Ones" (accessed Oct. 8, 2020). "Earth Does Not Move for Science," BBC News, Sept. 7, 2001. Tim Radford, "Children's Giant Jump Makes Waves for Science," Guardian, Sept. 7, 2001. Reuters, "Jump Kids, Jump! Shake That Earth," Wired, Sept 7, 2001. "Schoolkids Jump-Start a Quake in Britain," Los Angeles Times, Sept. 8, 2001. "Newspaper Clipping of the Day," Strange Company, Aug. 26, 2020. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Hanno Zulla, who sent these corroborating links (warning -- these spoil the puzzle). You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at podcast@futilitycloset.com. Thanks for listening!
33 min
Life's Little Mysteries
Life's Little Mysteries
Live Science & Audioboom
49: Mysterious Bacteria
Is bacteria helpful our harmful? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy explore the mysteries of bacteria.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.   Mystery: (https://www.livescience.com/24678-is-every-single-elephant-a-village-wrecking-booze-hound.html) Could humans live without bacteria?  (https://www.livescience.com/32761-good-bacteria-boost-immune-system.html) There are trillions of bacteria are swarming over your skin and through your body The number of bacterial cells in the body is commonly estimated at 10 times the number of human cells   INTERVIEW:  Live Science reporter Yasemin Saplakoglu chats to Ehab Abouheif, a Professor of Biology at McGill University in Montreal about the symbiotic relationship between Carpenter ants and Blochmannia bacteria that goes back 51 million years.    Don’t forget to subscribe! You can find more answers to life’s little mysteries at the Live Science website (https://www.livescience.com/) and you can follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LiveScience) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/) too. Tell us what your life’s little mysteries are at forums.livescience.com (https://forums.livescience.com/) .   Theme music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) Track Science and Medicine by AfterInfity is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
48 min
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