Lion Attack Man, Bear Defends Him

Stop me if you heard this before:

A man was walking through the woods and saw a bear with its cubs.  Knowing it would probably be a good idea not to get too close he kept his distance while observing them.  Without warning he was suddenly attack by a mountain lion that wanted nothing more than a hiker for dinner.  Without missing a beat the bear jumped in and fought the lion away to save the man.  My guess is that it probably helped him up, wiped the dirt off of him, and then gave him the thumbs up as he walked away.

Naturally the local wild life management officials think that the man is lying, probably because his story is just too awesome for them to put in a government report.  They claim that there are not only no reported mountain lion attacks in that area, but there are no mountain lions even known in almost the entire state.  My real concern out of all of this is that the local officials are holding back on finding the bear that defended the man and give it a medal.  If I was to stop some thugs or death animals from killing a child I would expect a reward of some kind, this bear is getting nothing but ignored.

Source:  USA Today

Relationship between Man and Worm Exposed

Evidence is being brought forth of the humble beginnings of man, turns out that we probably evolved from some form of worm well over half a billion years ago.  While the evidence isn’t anything that would shock most scientific types, a worm with a very simple and very small –only able to be seen under an electron microscope—beginnings of a spinal cord.  Don’t get too excited, because this new links relationship to man is only inclusive as literally every other vertebrate in the world.  Although not off hand that impressive, it pretty much is a definite link between vertebrates and invertebrates that hadn’t been proven until now even after about a hundred years of looking.

Probably the only super interesting thing about this find is that fossils has been in possession of science, and known about since around 1911, but it wasn’t until the birth of disco in the 70’s that people started thinking that this might be an evolutionary step they had been looking for.  Now 40 years later we have proof of that.  Say what you want to about science, they manage to get the best results super and amazingly quickly. Go Science!