Before it was actually unearthed, the incredible 14,000 year old structure at Gobekli Tepi in Turkey would have been considered impossible by archaeologists. Similarly, to this day some Egyptologists dispute the true age of the Sphinx, which has been confirmed by geologists.

There are many mysteries about Gobekli Tepi, chief among them the fact that its creators expended even more effort to bury it than they did to build it.
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The mysterious Alaskan slime has been identified as eggs. A sample of the "goo" has been taken to a NOAA laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina for analysis. NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle says, "We’ll probably find some clues, but we’ll likely never have a definitive answer on (what they are)."
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Over 140 years ago, the US government overcame its miserly tendencies and purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in gold. It brought us Sarah Palin, which some would say was a good deal and others would say was not. But looked at from the perspective of dollars and cents, rather than politics and personalities, a new analysis by an economist suggests the investment hasn’t been worth it for taxpayers in the other 49 states.
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We’ve written before that Alaska is the canary in the coal mine, because the effects of global warming are showing up there first. Now we?ve learned that over ten thousand Alaskan lakes have shrunk or dried up in the last half century.

Most of this is due to evaporation caused by global warming. In LiveScience.com, Sara Goudarzi quotes researcher David Verbyla as saying, “Alaska is important in terms of waterfowl production, and if you have a lowering of the water table, that could have a potentially huge impact on waterfowl production.” Alaska’s economy depends on fishing as well.

Will lakes in the rest of the country be next? The government’s neglect about the subject of climate change is so extreme that it almost seems like some sort of conspiracy.
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