Tag: DNA

15 Credibility Street #31: Put some feathers on those dinosaurs

First, we have an update on two previous stories then we have a bit of a theme going regarding new fossil finds and the distinction between dinosaurs and birds and report on thylacine DNA and the Pope’s personification of Satan ideas. Brett Talley nomination is withdrawn ABC on the white matter brain change in Cuban…

Sykes’ Yeti-polar bear data conclusions challenged

There is an update to the story about ancient polar bear DNA found in the samples gathered while searching for the Yeti in Asia. It throws doubt on the results that there is a new type of hybrid bear. BBC News – Scientists challenge ‘Abominable Snowman DNA’ results. Last year, Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes…

Sykes “Yeti” investigation published

The awaited paper is available here [PDF]. Dr. Bryan Sykes’ work was covered in a nice documentary that aired on British TV and in a condensed version in the U.S. Dr. Sykes has followed through and reported his findings of suspected Yeti hair in a very reputable journal. A book will follow. Was It a Yeti?…

Mystery goo origin revealed via DNA: When the magpie met the frog

This material found in a park in the U.K. had previously been tested and revealed to be frog spawn but they went another step. I really love that they tested this material. Test Results Back For ‘Alien Goo’ Found After UFO Sighting in Somerset. The mystery of alien goo which appeared in Somerset following an…

Journal board tells Ketchum to knock it off

The former directors of the Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Exploration in Zoology – JAMEZ – have warned Melba Ketchum to stop saying she bought their journal and obtained peer review for her Bigfoot DNA study. The dominos continue to fall as her study continues to degrade. Hard to imagine it can GET much lower but…

The Bigfoot Files and Melba’s big idea

Just a quick post: two items regarding Bigfoot, DNA and perhaps rivalry. Yesterday, the first of a three-part documentary series aired on British TV featuring Dr. Bryan Sykes and his results from the Oxford-Lausanne DNA project. DN staff was able to obtain a copy and I wrote a review. Bottom line – it’s WELL worth seeing.…

Not Yeti, says Sykes. Bear with us. (UPDATE)

We have news from the Sykes study. New research finds ‘Bigfoot’ DNA matches rare bear – The Independent. New DNA research may have finally solved the mystery of the yeti. Tests on hair samples were found to have a genetic match with an ancient polar bear, with scientists believing there could be a sub species…

Breaking bio on the Ketchum Sasquatch sequences

Interested in what scientists trained in evolutionary biology think of the Melba Ketchum DNA paper? You’ll want to watch 25 minutes of this Google Hangout of biologists called Breaking Bio. The guest is David Winter, a PhD in evolutionary biology currently in New Zealand, who looked a bit closer at the sequences provided in the…

Ketchum Bigfoot DNA paper released: Problems with questionable publication (Updated)

Melba Ketchum’s long LONG awaited paper on Bigfoot DNA is published today. But you’re not going to see it. Back in November, Ketchum announced her results: A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living…

DNA expert’s view of the Ketchum Bigfoot DNA claim

Dr. Todd Disotell appeared on the Parsec-award winning podcast, Monster Talk, earlier this week to discuss the press release from Dr. Melba Ketchum regarding the Bigfoot DNA study she spearheaded. Monster Talk: SASQUATCH: KETCHUM IF YOU CAN Dr. Disotell is a Professor of Anthropology at New York University. His research specialties include primate evolution, genetics and…

The continuing saga of Sasquatch DNA

It’s been a busy week in Sasquatchery. As we reported on Saturday, a press release was issued officially by Dr. Melba Ketchum’s DNA Diagnostics announcing the study she completed which is awaiting publication regarding the collection and analysis of supposedly Bigfoot DNA. Since then, many outlets have picked up the story, several have used our…

Melba Ketchum announces Bigfoot DNA results. Without the data.

No, a paper has NOT yet been released with the results but because Igor Burtsev spilled the beans earlier (he was VERY excited) in the press, Dr. Melba Ketchum has issued a press release regarding the results of the DNA study that she led that has been in process for 5 years. Bigfoot News | Bigfoot Lunch…

DNA study of Bigfoot launched by Oxford University

Prof. Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics University of Oxford and Dr. Michel Sartori, Directeur Musee de Zoologie, Switzerland are collecting cryptid DNA samples. Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project. As part of a larger enquiry into the genetic relationship between our own species Homo sapiens and other hominids, we invite submissions of organic material from formally…

The stage is set for Big Bigfoot news. Now produce it.

Bigfoot proponents have said in the past that if only organized efforts to find evidence were undertaken, proof of the creatures’ existence could be secured. Apparently, several of these projects became a reality and sources have claimed big Bigfoot news is on the way. Yet, one project has mysteriously disappeared recently. Other video evidence has…