New Frog Discovered

Here is another news on discovery that has amazed the lovers of animals world wide! The story is of the researchers exploring deep into the the jungles of Colombia. A British-led team of well versed scientists who walked into the deep Columbian forest in search for frogs that are believed to be extinct since World War I, has ended up with discovery of a frog species that was never known to science so far. Three species hitherto including the one very strange "tiny beaked frog" that have always been unknown to mankind have been discovered in Colombia. Amongst the others were another type of toad and the a poison-secreting rocket frog, which is very attractive.

The "tiny beaked frog" which is even tinier than a human thumbnail at the maturity has deep purple skin with small blue blotches on it. The most fascinating fact about this frog is that it has a beak like extension in front of its nose, which led the scientists give it such a name.

The next discovered treasure is a red-legged tree frog. This is another beautiful amphibian with distinctive black streaks from the nose region to the body. Interestingly this is a poisonous frog and carries toxic chemical cargo, though this new species is less toxic than most other toxic frogs known to science.

The third discovery is the brown toad with exceptionally beautiful red eyes is another important addition to the zoological record. "I have never seen a toad with such vibrant red eyes," said Robin Moore, Conservation International, the scientist who led the team. He also said, "this trait is highly unusual for amphibians, and its discovery offers us a terrific opportunity to learn more about how and why it adapted this way." George Meyer, a long-time Simpsons writer and amphibian enthusiast, said, "the toad's imperious profile and squinty eyes indeed look like Monty Burns."

As the leader of the expedition, the Scottish amphibian conservation officer and photographer, Robin Moore, 35, from Edinburgh, played the mos vital role in the discoveries. Robin said, "the amazing part is that nobody, in the history of its existence, has ever recorded its presence."

According to the experts from Conservation International, the reason that tiny beaked toad has not been identified previously is probably because the species skips the tadpole stage, instead producing toadlets that resemble the fallen leaves of the forest floor in which they live. The amphibian search, co-ordinated by Conservation International along with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, began in August and is the first co-ordinated attempt to look for species assumed to be extinct since the First World War.

Photographs by Robin Moore

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Who or what is out there, reprogramming and sending us unknown signals? Interesting the researchers and great minds Opine that there is every possibility that some alien species who exit in outer solar system has trapped the probe - Voyager 2 and reprogrammed it - probably the motive is to get in touch with us! Who knows, what the truth actually is ????

Well, let us talk a few words about the Voyager 2. The Voyager 2 is an unmanned unmanned interplanetary space probe that had been launched on August 20, 1977 by NASA. It is still functional as on this year 2010. Alike the Voyager 1, the Voyager 2space probe had been designed, developed and built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Pasadena, California. Most interestingly, the Voyager 2 is expected to keep transmitting weak radio signals until at least 2025, which is over 48 years since it was launched in the year 1977. The Voyager 2 was directed to grab information on Jupiter and Saturn and their systems of moons and rings. The space probe Voyager 2 is backed with highly technical and well assorted scientific instruments including two highly sensitive vidicon cameras to make measurements in the ultraviolet, infrared, and radio wavelengths, as well as ones to measure the cosmic rays and subatomic particles in outer space.

Along with the voyager 2, Nasa had sent a gold record (CD) welcoming potential aliens to Earth. The CD contained a welcome message in 55 languages, noises of nature (waves, birds) and some clasical music (mozart), and most interestingly sounds of dolphins and whales. This probe travelled to the edge of our solar system and has been sending back signals that take around 13 hours to reach the Earth. Unfortunately on the 22nd April 2010, Voyager 2 started sending distorted signals and finally stopped transmitting signals all together.

What the experts at NASA thinks about the probe's stopping transmitting signals?

It might be the fact that aliens were responsible for distorted signals or they might be trying to contact us! This really sounds quite weird and strange, but there's no reason to deny believing what great minds are thinking!

Reports from NASA experts has clearly depicted that signals are distorted as if someone has reprogrammed it. Now when the Voyager 2 again started sending back signals, it sounded like an answer, although signals was not recognized as it was in an unknown data format. The Alien expert Hartwig Hausdorf, a German academic, said "it seems almost as if someone had reprogrammed or hijacked the probe – thus perhaps we do not yet know the whole truth. I don’t refute the possibility that some alien species which are wandering in outer solar system has reprogrammed it and quite possibly they want to establish contact with us. Most clever minds (damn , I'm not among them right now but believe one day I'll) are trying to decode that unknown signals. Voyager probe also carried the recorded sounds of whales and dolphins. May be possible some unkown creture from Jovian World has deciphered it and sending signals back to the Earth."

Nasa claimed that software problem with the flight data system caused the probe to send unknown signals. Mr Hausdorf, on the other hand, believes it could be the work of aliens. Hartwig Hausdorf believes that the reason Voyager 2, an unmanned probe that has been in space since 1977, is sending strange messages that are confusing scientists, is because it has been taken over by extraterrestrial life. He told the German newspaper Bild: "It seems almost as if someone has reprogrammed or hijacked the probe – thus perhaps we do not yet know the whole truth." Dr Edward Stone, a scientist on the project, said the desk, called the Golden Record, is "a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials."

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Why do you Burp or Belch?

After you have drunk water or ate your foods, you normally burp out air? So tell me children, where does this burp come from?

A burp, also called belch is a volume of gas that comes out of your stomach. When you eat or drink, you usually engulf some air along with it. The air that we swallow with our food and drink, contains different gases, which need to get out, and they get out in the form of burp or belch. The extra gas that goes in along with your food and drink is forced out your stomach, passing out throuch esophagus and finally through your mouth in the form of belch or burp.

Now why do you feel to burp more when you drink corbonated drinks or soda?

Guess why!

Well, the reason behind the fact that you feel to burp more frequently and in big volume when you drink corbonated drinks or soda is quite simple. It's because these drinks contains extra carbon dioxide gas. When you drinnk these beverages you swallow the extra gas in them in more volume. Consequently the extra carbon dioxide needs to get out more frequently, as the volume of gas intaken is more.

Burping is not a thing to worry about until it happens once in a while. Burping is quite normal and good in kids and adults as it means that the move out the the extra gas from your stomach. So there's nothing wrong in burping; even the president of your country burp after drinking and eating. It is not wise to force your burp stay in; it will cause considerable agitation and discomfort, which may be harmful. Always burp out the extra gas that needs to come out. But when you are around people and you feel a burp coming on, try to do it quietly, covering your mouth. This is nothing but maintaining your decency when you are around people.

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