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Science Frontiers is the bimonthly newsletter providing digests of reports that describe scientific anomalies; that is, those observations and facts that challenge prevailing scientific paradigms. Over 2000 Science Frontiers digests have been published since 1976.

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Over 14,000 volumes of science journals, including all issues of Nature and Science have been examined for reports on anomalies. In this context, the newsletter Science Frontiers is the appetizer and the Catalog of Anomalies is the main course.


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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 83: Sep-Oct 1992 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Tangled-tails tales "Rat kings" have always been a favorite Fortean pheomenon. They are clusters of rats whose tails have somehow become knotted or glued together. Naturalists also find "squirrel kings" in the wild. However improbable these "kings" may seem, new cases keep coming to the fore. Here follows the first of two, as recounted in the Fortean Times; "The first incident occurred in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1989. As 16-yearold Crystal Cresseveur set off for church around midday on Sunday 24 September, she noticed a commotion in the hedge outside her house, it was a writhing furry bundle of ... young squirrels all squeaking at once. At first she thought they were playing but she soon realized they were in a panic, and as they pulled in all directions at once they had become firmly stuck among the trunk of the bushes. She called her father, Paul, and their neighbour, Charles Kootares, and with help from the growing crowd of onlookers, managed to extract the frantic cluster from the hedge." In this case, the squirrels' tails could not be disentangled, and the poor animals were put to sleep. The second incident occurred in Baltimore on September 18, 1991. Here, the squirrels' tails were tangled and stuck together by tree sap, hair, and nesting debris. (Anonymous; "Tangled Tales," Fortean Times, no. 63, ...
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... eels can knot themselves, but the gulper eel is just a floating stomach with negligible musculature in its whiplike tail. So, just how did the knots get there? (de Sylva, Donald P.; "The Gulper Eel and Its Knotty Problem," Sea Frontiers, 32:104, March-April 1986.) Comment. We cannot resist mentioning the occasional discovery of groups of rats all tied together by their tails. Called "rat kings," these hapless snarls of rodents are usually dismissed as pranks or outright prevarication. How-ever, in recent years, respected naturalists have found "squirrel kings" in the wild. Gulper eels are not the only animals with knotty problems. From Science Frontiers #45, MAY-JUN 1986 . 1986-2000 William R ... Corliss ...
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... Here, we attend to the "other" mammals, and two volumes will be required This, the first, parallels Humans I in focusing on external attributes (1 ) physical appearance; (2 ) behavior; and (3 ) talents and faculties. Typical subjects covered: Mammal-marsupial parallelisms * Zebra stripe reversal * Marching teeth * Lunar effect on activity * Mammalian art and music * Rat and squirrel "kings" * Cetacean mass strandings * Mummified Antarctic seals * Navigation and homing * Soaring and parachuting * Mammalian engineering works * Deep-diving capabilities * Unusual vocalisations * Intelligence overshoot. [Picture caption: A yapok. A South American aquatic marsupial. The female possesses a watertight pouch. Strangely, the male also has a pouch !] View Cart Buy online via PayPal with ... /Visa/Amex 292 pages, hardcover, $21.95, 84 illus., 3 indexes, 1995. 546 references, LC 91-68541. ISBN 0-915554-30-5 , 7x10. Biological Anomalies: Mammals II: A Catalog of Biological Anomalies Sorry, Out of print Our fifth biology catalog completes out study of mammilian anomalies. This volume parallels Humans II and III with major sections on the fossil record and cryptozoology. In addition, there are shorter sections on genetics, organs, bodily functions, and interactions between mammals and other life forms. Typical subjects covered: Biochemical curiosities * Recent survivals of the mammoth, ground sloth, thylacine * Out-of-place mammals * Dearth of transistional fossils * Male lactation * Sleeplessness in mammals * Inheritance of rotational ...
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... Eusocial Mammals BMB32 Unusual Aerial Displays BMB33 Mass Strandings of Live Cetaceans BMB34 Live and Mummified Seals Found Far Inland in Antarctica BMB35 Self-Anoiting in Mammals BMB36 Miscellaneous Curiosities of Mammal Behavior Leaf-Wrapping Bats Giraffe Necks Did Not Evolve for Grazing Some Cetaceans Suck in Their Food Chimps Hunt and Eat Other Mammals (Usually Monkeys) Convergence of Sperm-Whale and Elephant Behaviors How Mammals Express Emotions Mole-Rat Dispersive Morph Mouse Intelligence Improved by Gene Insertion BMC CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PHENOMENA BMC1 Biochemicals That Challenge Evolution BMC2 Possible Lunar Effects on Mammalian Biochemistry BMC3 Some Biochemical Curiosities in Mammals BMC4 The Inability of Some Mammals to Synthesize Ascorbic Acid BMC5 Anomalies Observed in the Cytochromes-Percent-Sequence Difference Matrix BMC6 Miscellaneous Blood and Biochemical Differences among Mammals Urine of Female Dogs Kill Grass But Not Male's Convergence of ... Used by Mammals BMB16 Novel Escape Tactics BMB17 Feigning Death BMB18 Anomalous Selection of Prey BMB19 The Puzzle of Flavor Aversion BMB20 The Scarcity of Vampirism in Mammals BMB21 The Use of Medicinal Plants by Mammals BMB22 Unrationalized Murder in Mammals BMB23 Aquatic Mammals and Face-to Face Copulation BMB24 Mammals Sexual Cycles Correlated with Lunar Cycle BMB25 Linear Formations of Mammals BMB26 Circular and Ring Formations of Mammals BMB27 Radial Formations or "Kings" BMB28 Nonmigratory Mass Movements of Mammals BMB29 Collective Hunting Techniques BMB30 Unusual Assemblies of Mammals BMB31 The Existence of Eusocial Mammals BMB32 Unusual Aerial Displays BMB33 Mass Strandings of Live Cetaceans BMB34 Live and Mummified Seals Found Far Inland in Antarctica BMB35 Self-Anoiting in Mammals BMB36 Miscellaneous Curiosities of Mammal Behavior Leaf-Wrapping Bats Giraffe Necks Did Not Evolve for Grazing Some Cetaceans Suck in Their Food Chimps Hunt and ...
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