Alligator Blocks Runway at Florida Air Force Base — TIME

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(TAMPA, Fla.) — Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the large reptile was spotted Tuesday morning on a MacDill Air Force Base flight line. The base shared a photo…

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California May Get 2 Months’ Worth of Rain From Series of ‘Atmospheric Rivers’ — KTLA

California is on track to get more rain in a week than it sees in two months, all from unseasonal storm systems rolling through. The National Weather Service’s San Francisco office said that through May 22 the state is expected to get 150-200% of its normal monthly rainfall. It’s all thanks to a series of…

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It’s Electrifying! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/1000, ISO 200. Monk Parakeets What do you get when you cross a parrot and a centipede? A walkie-talkie. Interesting Fact: Monk Parakeets in North America live in urban and suburban environments, especially around city parks. They are one of the few parrot species able to survive temperate-zone winters. In their native range in […]

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‘Reconstruction’ begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea – The Guardian

Scientists to create 3D map of submerged Mesolithic landscape of Doggerland

Part of the North Sea, covering the Doggerland land bridge, showing present-day Norway, top, and Denmark, below.
Part of the North Sea, covering the Doggerland land bridge, showing present-day Norway, top, and Denmark, below. Photograph: Nasa/AFP/Getty

Lost at the bottom of the North Sea almost eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered.

Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past 15 years meticulously mapping thousands of kilometres under water in the hope of unearthing lost prehistoric tribes.

On Wednesday a crew of British and Belgian scientists set off on their voyage across the North Sea to reconstruct the ancient Mesolithic landscape hidden beneath the waves for 7,500 years. The area was submerged when thousands of cubic miles of sub-Arctic ice started to melt and sea levels began to rise.

Read The Guardian’s full article here.

World’s Most Expensive Coffee Sells for $75 a Cup in San Francisco; Bags of It Briefly Available in San Dimas — KTLA

The world’s most expensive cup of coffee was briefly available in the U.S. over the weekend, but only at one coffee retailer in San Francisco. The coffee, which was imported from Panama, costs $803 per pound. However, after roasting it costs closer to $1,200 per pound, according to San Francisco television station KGO. Roasting company Klatch…

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