Plymouth Herald
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A groom has been left lying in a hospital bed with fractured vertebrae just days before his wedding following a suspected DOUBLE hit-and-run. This weekend's wedding of Ben McEvoy, 32 and his fiance, 31-year-old Jodi Simmons, has been left in doubt after Ben was struck not by one but by two vehicles in the early hours of Sunday. Jodi said Ben had been out with his friends and family for a stag do in town and had returned home to Hirmandale Road, West Park - when he was badly hurt in a...
Plymouth Herald
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A groom has been left lying in a hospital bed with fractured vertebrae just days before his wedding following a suspected DOUBLE hit-and-run. This weekend's wedding of Ben McEvoy, 32 and his fiance, 31-year-old Jodi Simmons, has been left in doubt after Ben was struck not by one but by two vehicles in the early hours of Sunday. Jodi said Ben had been out with his friends and family for a stag do in town and had returned home to Hirmandale Road, West Park - when he was badly hurt in a...
Futurity
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The human spine reflects the distinctive mode of walking upright on two feet. Among the distinctive features is that humans have fewer rib-bearing vertebrae, bones of the back, than those of our closest relatives, and more vertebrae in the lower back allowing motions for walking effectively. When and how this pattern evolved has been unknown because complete sets of vertebrae are rarely preserved in the fossil record. For many years we have known of fragmentary remains of early fossil species that suggest that the shift from rib-bearing, or thoracic, vertebrae to lumbar, or lower back, vertebrae was positioned higher in the spinal column than in living humans, but we have not been able to determine how many vertebrae our early ancestors had, says Carol Ward, a professor of pathology and anatomical sciences at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, and lead author of the study.
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Connor Swift coming back from a really bad crash last year, broke six vertebrae and had seven rib fractures. Oh, a big pile up now! Decimated.
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An ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized creatures found there is a new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago. Researchers examined hundreds of dark mineral-stained snake fossils found in the Gray Fossil Site near East Tennessee State University and were surprised to discover vertebrae that don't match any known species of snake, living or extinct. They named the new genus and species Zilantophis schuberti . Snakes don't have arms or legs, but they have high numbers of vertebrae. Snakes don't have arms or legs, but they have high numbers of vertebrae, says lead author Steven Jasinski, a doctoral student at the University Pennsylvania's Earth and environmental science department. These are often the bones that paleontologists use to identify fossil snakes.
The Guardian - Environment
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Nothing fires up a media storm like a sighting of a dead sea monster no one can identify. However much scientists shout ‘It’s a whale!’ I dont want to spoil it for you, but I guess I’ll have to. It was a whale that washed up on the Indonesian island of Seram late last week. It was never a sea monster, no matter how hard we all tried to believe or hope it might be. Although the species of whale remains unknown (DNA analysis should solve that problem in time), the big giveaways were the presence of whale jaw-bone, the baleen plates, the vertebrae, the fins, the throat pleats, the whale shape and the fact that whales live close by and have skeletons that look exactly the same as this one did. Still, why let a bit of science get in the way of a good monster story, right? And so, within hours, a familiar narrative was playing out in the world’s media as the whale became a dead sea monster that no one could identify, a Scooby Doo mystery that could be maintained by journalists for days as long as nobody checked Twitter, where 10,000 scientists were screaming “That is clearly a whale” at each other.
Daily Mail - Science
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The snake fossil, discovered in eastern Tennessee, had wing-shaped projections on the sides of its vertebrae which were likely attachment sites for the the snake's back muscles.
Lancashire Evening Post - Sport
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John McGuinness also broke four vertebrae and three ribs in the crash that will rule him out of this year's Isle of Man TT.
Lincolnshire Echo
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A firefighter who was paralysed after a freak accident just hours into his stag do is determined he will to stand up to say 'I do ' to the love of his life. James Thorpe, 29, broke his neck and seven vertebrae after tripping in the sea in Majorca while on his stag do, just weeks ahead of his wedding to fiancee Michaela Watson. And the accident left James paralysed from the chest down, forcing the couple to postpone their wedding. But his hard work and determination after being left...
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time trial he rode at 30 mph into a stationary van by the side of the road. Fractured six vertebrae, seven fractures to his ribs. And to his skull
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Regarding the lack of artifacts, Holen has suggested that there may not have been much other evidence because the population was low. He said, “It’s possible that the early population came in and did not make it. Humans could become locally extinct if the environment wasn't favorable for human adaptation in that area.” Top Image: The unbroken mastodon ribs and vertebrae, including one vertebra with a large well preserved neural spine. Source: San Diego Natural History Museum This article ( History Rewritten! Early Humans were in North America 130,000 Years Ago ) was originally published on Ancient Origins and syndicated by The Event Chronicle .
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to relieve the pressure on the nerves in her spine, caused by a deformed vertebra and disc.' (HIGH-PITCHED DRILLING) We're just sawing the roof off the vertebrae now. Got to be very careful because one little tap through and you could pick up a nerve and that will be disaster. (HIGH-PITCHED DRILL) The difference between success and failure here.
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A sex attack victim suffered serious back injuries she was dragged down a flight of stairs by a man who was groping her in her own home. Paul Davey knocked over the woman as she tried to get away from him and lay on top of her as he grabbed her breasts. She succeeded in kicking him away but he held on to her so they both ended up falling down the stairs, Exeter Crown Court was told. Davey, aged 35, of Highweek Road, Newton Abbot, admitted sexual assault and jailed for eight months,...
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5kg. That makes it twenty times lighter than the real thing and four times as small. "Not every element is where you would find it in the animal, but the spine, shoulders and hips occupy the same position," said Folkertsma. Studying video footage of real cheetahs and using software to analyse their movements, Folkertsma was able to figure out what makes the creature so efficient. "The main difference between existing walking robots and my cheetah robot is the backbone, he says. "The trick was to imitate it without complicating matters unnecessarily: instead of vertebrae and intervertebral discs, we worked with a cleverly placed spring which delivers approximately the same effect. "Cheetahs are also able to store a lot of energy in their muscles for later use. This too is something we have imitated by fitting carefully selected springs in our robots legs.
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The Duke Lemur Center is committed to studying lemurs without harming them. Imaging cadavers makes it possible to perform virtual dissections that would never be allowed on living animals. With standard microCT researchers can visualize hard tissues such as bones and teeth, but by using special iodine-based stains, they can also see soft tissues such as muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the deceased animals. Yapuncich has scanned the remains of more than 100 animals so far. A fat-tailed dwarf lemur named Jonas is one of them. When he died in 2015 at age 29, suffering from cataracts and other signs of age, he was the oldest of his kind. The scan shows his tail curled around his body, the roughly two dozen tail bones neatly lined up one after the other. If you go to a museum collection, the tail vertebrae are just a bunch of bones in a box, Yapuncich says.
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(The Royal Thai Police investigation would later find that the barrier was rotten and criminally neglected.) My skull was fractured in several places, my brain was badly bruised and bleeding, Id bitten clean through my tongue, and both lungs had ruptured. My spine was shattered at the T6 and T7 vertebraemore or less in line with my chestand a fist-shaped knot of bone had exploded through my back. Of course this grim medical account came to me second hand; I was unconscious, lying in an ever-expanding puddle of blood. Thankfully, I have absolutely no recollection of this horror. Youd think this would be the lowest moment of my life, but it wasnt. Nor was it the day when I was told Id never walk again, though that was utterly devastating. My worst day happened seven months later, after I left the rehabilitation facility.
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He had three broken vertebrae, we were talking about his accident but it was a big accident. How good is it to see him back in the car and outperforming Marcus Ericsson. Obviously it has been a tough few weeks for him but an expenses few weeks.
France 24
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Two platypuses have been found decapitated in Australia, with wildlife officials Tuesday saying they were deliberately killed in "despicable" acts of cruelty. Three of the rare mammals were discovered dead at a botanical gardens in the rural town of Albury in New South Wales, two with their heads cut off. Local wildlife rescue provider Hazel Cook, who had the bodies inspected by a vet, told the Border Mail newspaper the deaths were "definitely" not caused by another animal. "You can actually see where they?ve tried to cut into the vertebrae," she said, adding that there was no way to tell if they were alive when they were decapitated. "We have no idea why anyone would do that, especially to something as gentle as a platypus." The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Services said the platypuses had been found over the past five weeks. "These animals appear to have been deliberately killed in a despicable act of cruelty to one of Australia?s most loved animals," a spokeswoman said.
Bleacher Report
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Rapoport reported CBS is also interested in Romo. Injuries marred the end of Romo's career. He was plagued by shoulder issues throughout 2015, and his 2016 season never got off the ground after he suffered a compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae in the Cowboys' third preseason contest against the Seattle Seahawks . Rookie Dak Prescott took over the offense, and Romo was never able to regain his job after the Cowboys went 13-3 and captured an NFC East title before the Green Bay Packers bounced them from the playoffs. And even though he was never able to personally lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl title during his 15 seasons in Dallas, Romo was one of the league's premier passers during his heyday. The Eastern Illinois product led the Cowboys to a 13-3 finish and NFC East title in 2007, and he helped them repeat that feat in 2009 and 2014. Romo finished his career with four Pro Bowl selections and a 2014 Second Team All-NFL nod, and he completed 65.
ITV
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What do you think happened? Did you hit the bottom? The foam may have been compressed, I am not sure. There are investigations. I think the surface may have been too hard and when I went to hospital I was told my vertebrae had burst. Come out of position?.
ITV
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Crushed one of my vertebrae. You have seen an increase in trampoline related injuries. What do you think this is down to? When you go to a trampoline.