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Georgia vandals knock over monument to Michelle Obama’s freed slave ancestor

Police in Rex, Georgia are investigating after a monument to one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ancestors was vandalized. WSB-TV reported on Monday that a heavy stone monument to Melvinia Shields was recently pushed off its foundation block. According to Georgia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial website, Shields was born into slavery…

‘Ed Show’ helps find home for Rex, the ‘Republican-hating’ dog

On Thursday, MSNBC’s The Ed Show featured Rex, a stray beagle who bays and howls whenever he hears Republicans speaking. Blogs and media outlets from Mediaite to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze featured stories about the “Republican-Hating” pup, although host Ed Schultz assures us that Rex doesn’t “hate” Republicans, but is…

New dinosaur exhibit probes their mysteries

Dinosaurs have captivated the public for decades, but a new US exhibit aims to show that there is still much about the giant reptiles that baffles experts and amateurs alike. The 1,300 square meter (14,000 square foot) gallery at the Los Angeles natural history museum is set to open on…

Leaping roach, ‘T-rex’ leech among new species discovered

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A jumping cockroach, a glow-in-the-dark fungus, a rust-eating bacterium and a leech named “T-rex” were among the top 10 new species discovered in the world last year, US scientists said Monday. The creatures were uncovered in Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Peru, the Philippines, West Africa, the US…

Argentine dinosaur paved way for T. rex: scientists

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – A small predator that hunted in South America 230 million years ago represents one of the earliest-known dinosaurs and foreshadowed later meat-eating beasts like Tyrannosaurus rex, according to scientists from Argentina and the United States. In findings published on Friday in the journal Science, they described…

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