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by jason bittel, special to the washington postlizards are famous for their ability to detach their tails when a predator grabs it, but a newfound species of gecko from madagascar takes this ability to the extreme. when a predator goes to take a bite, geckolepis megalepis gives it a mouthful of scales and flesh instead.if you think this sounds gruesome, you don’t know the half of it. g. megalepis is thought to have the largest body scales of any gecko, which means that even a relatively minor scuffle can result in major armor losses. the paper describing the new species, published tuesday in the journal peerj, includes an image of one of these lizards with nearly every scale removed from its torso. the skin beneath is glistening and pink – like a fresh, uncooked sausage that is, for some r






crazy gecko gets naked when under threat


plenty of us have feared baring all in front of people, but few have weaponized nudity quite like the madagascar’s fish-scale gec .scales are a fairly common way for animals to protect themselves, so it seems counterintuitive that one would shed them in a threatening situation. for this unique animal’s predators, it’s like taking a bite of fried chicken and getting all the crisp without any meat (but not as tasty). for scientists trying to study them, it’s a constant frustration to not have any reliable exterior markings by which to cl ify them.“not many people are interested in studying them because they are such a nightmare to study,” says lead study author mark scherz.if it manages to elude its captors even once, the slippery gecko loses its distinctive scales in the process, making car






fish-scale gecko in madagascar evades predators by getting naked


talk about escaping by the skin of your teeth! scientists have discovered a new type of gecko — an evasive little lizard who can escape predators’ grip not just by dropping its tail, but by shedding the scales on its skin.the new species geckolepis megalepis, described in the journal peerj, has big, fish-like scales, larger than any of the other gecko species in its genus. it’s also the first new geckolepis species to be described in 75 years, and the first currently recognized species in 123 years.g. megalepis lives in northern madagascar, where it appears to be found only around the limestone karst of the ankarana m if. while other gec do have scales that can slip off p ively, geckolepis seems to have a certain amount of control over the process.this has created problems for scientists t






this freaky gecko detaches its giant scales to escape predators


the newly described fish-scale gecko, geckolepis megalepis. (image: f. glaw)many lizards are capable of detaching their tails when a predator strikes, but one group of gec has evolved a particularly gruesome escape strategy: unusually large scales that tear off when a predator tries to take hold, allowing the tiny animals to break free.advertisementas described in the latest edition of peer j, this new species (geckolepis megalepis) has the largest scales of any known gecko, both in relative and absolute terms. the abnormally big scales tear off exceptionally easy, providing the animals with an effective anti-predator defense mechanism. other gec have been observed to shed some skin in order to escape, but only if they’re grasped very firmly. these guys do it actively, and at the slightest






fish-scale gecko in madagascar evades predators by getting naked


talk about escaping by the skin of your teeth! scientists have discovered a new type of gecko — an evasive little lizard who can escape predators’ grip not just by dropping its tail, but by shedding the scales on its skin.the new species geckolepis megalepis, described in the journal peerj, has big, fish-like scales, larger than any of the other gecko species in its genus. it’s also the first new geckolepis species to be described in 75 years, and the first currently recognized species in 123 years. g. megalepis lives in northern madagascar, where it appears to be found only around the limestone karst of the ankarana m if. while other gec do have scales that can slip off p ively, geckolepis seems to have a certain amount of control over the process.“it seems to be a very extreme behavior i






mrazek, green lead red wings past predators 1-0


nashville, tenn. — petr mrazek made 42 saves, mike green scored in the first period and the detroit red wings beat the nashville predators 1-0 on urday night.pekka rinne made 18 saves for nashville, which has lost two of three.mrazek is 5-0-0 in his career against nashville. he made nine saves in the first, 16 in the second and 17 in the third to record his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career. he has been the goaltender of record in both of detroit's wins over the predators this season. the first e in detroit on oct. 21, in which several predators could not finish the game due to a bout of food poisoning.green scored with 1:30 left in the opening period.






un legal body orders turkey to release judge


the hague, netherlands — a united nations legal panel has ordered turkey to release a judge who is among thousands of people detained in the aftermath of last year's failed coup.the mechanism for international criminal tribunals (mict) on tuesday ordered ankara to free judge aydin sefa akay, who also serves as a u.n. jurist, by feb. 14 and halt legal proceedings against him.akay is a member of a panel of judges that is reviewing the case of a former rwandan government minister who was convicted of involvement in his country's 1994 genocide.in a statement, the mict says that the order to release akay is legally binding under a u.n. security council resolution requiring states to comply with the mechanism's orders.turkey has detained thousands of people since the failed coup.






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jon murray is the denver post's city hall reporter. his coverage focuses on denver mayor michael hancock, the workings of the city council and city's government interactions with denver's people, from neighborhood issues to regulation of the marijuana industry. a colorado native, he joined the denver post in 2014 after reporting on city government and the legal system for the indianapolis star.






investigators say they found six suspected pipe bombs in adam hayat’s downtown d


authorities say they found six suspected pipe bombs last week in the downtown denver hotel room where adam nauveed hayat was staying.the explosives were discovered after police officers found the word “explosives” written on the room’s closet door mirror.according to a federal criminal complaint for hayat, the suspected bombs — in two metal pipes and four gray-colored polyvinyl chloride (pvc) pipes — were in an ammunition can in the room’s safe.the complaint says each of the suspected bombs had white, black and gray “granular material” which burned and sporadically sparked during a flame test at the denver police bomb range.hayat, 35, is accused of one count of possession of firearms not registered with the national firearms and registration transfer record in connection with the explosive






u.n. court orders release of turkish judge arrested in crackdown


istanbul—a united nations court ordered turkey to release an international war crimes judge arrested in the nation’s post-coup crackdown so he can resume his role in an appeals case against a rwandan convicted of genocide.the u.n. mechanism for the international criminal tribunals said in a ruling published tuesday that aydin akay’s detention in turkey violated his u.n. diplomatic immunity and the principle of judicial independence,...






jonathan quick makes return for kings in game against ducks


kings goalie jonathan quick was activated from long-term injured reserve and made his first appearance since the season opener saturday afternoon against the ducks at staples center.quick injured his groin oct.12 during a game against the san jose sharks and has missed 59 games. it’s the third major injury of his career. he was initially not expected to be ready until march but has been practicing regularly. his activation comes as the kings desperately try to secure a playoff spot. they went into saturday five points behind the nashville predators for the final playoff berth in the western conference.goalie peter budaj acquitted himself well in quick’s absence with 27 wins and seven shutouts but struggled lately. forward jordan nolan was also activated from injured [email protected]






kayleigh mcenany slapped down in heated cnn transgender panel


cnn on thursday had a heated panel discussion on transgender rights in which democrat christine quinn made a passionate defense of allowing transgender teens to use the bathrooms of their choice.after republican kayleigh mcenany said that she was concerned about “sexual predators” taking advantage of rules allowing transgender students to use any public restroom that they want, quinn lit into her for making a cheap excuse for repealing a policy that has helped some of the country’s most vulnerable teenagers feel more accepted.“people who are rapists and sexual predators take care of any loophole at any moment they can,” she said. “they will tragically track children on the street, come up behind women on the street. this is not about sexual predators — it is about equality for transgender






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manfrotto's new xume system is like a quick release plate for lens filters


why it matters to you awkwardly fumbling with filters and missing s s for a filter swap could be a thing of the past with manfrotto's new xume system.manfrotto is hoping to make filter swaps as easy as using a tripod with a quick release plate. xume is a magnetic filter holder system that skips the screw-ins and allows filters to just slide on and off the front of the lens.on display this week during the wedding and portrait p og hers international trade show in las vegas, the xume system has two parts. an adapter ring screws onto the front of the lens just like a screw-in filter would. a second filter holster screws into the filter itself. once those two pieces are connected, magnets hold the filter in place over the lens. the 77mm version also has a magnetic lens cap as an optional thir






former denver firefighter arrested, accused of looking at child porn while at wo


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mark k. matthews is the washington correspondent for the denver post. he’s covered congress and the white house for a decade, first for the orlando sentinel and then for the post. his past work includes two jailhouse murder confessions, investigations of the va and nasa and a long, strange trip into the mudbogging world of lake county, fla.






boy found suffering from gunshot wounds in adams county; sheriff’s deputies inve


sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a boy was found suffering from gunshot wounds on wednesday night in an adams county neighborhood.investigators have released few details on the case, saying only that the boy was discovered on the 2600 block of rosemary lane. he was taken to a hospital.further information on the boy’s condition was not released. the adam’s county sheriff’s office described him only as a “juvenile male,” and a department spokesman said he didn’t know his exact age.track this year’s homicides in denver, and compare the city’s homicide rate to denver’s homicide rate in past years.the sheriff’s office has not announced any arrests or said how or why the boy was shot, only that “detectives are investigating.”






flames blow 4-1 lead, rally to beat predators 6-5 in ot


nashville, tenn. — the calgary flames are showing they have some offensive firepower along with resiliency. they needed every bit in their visit to music city.mark giordano scored 43 seconds into overtime, and the flames edged the nashville predators 6-5 on tuesday night in a crucial game between teams holding the western conference's wild cards."this is what it's like to battle another team that's trying to claw and scrape to be in the playoffs," flames coach glen gulutzan said. "i thought there was a lot of character shown by both clubs, with them coming back and their push in the second, but our push back in the third showed a lot for our group."the flames not only have won two of their last three, they now have points in seven of their last nine. they also pulled within a point of nash






rtd r-line begins service friday to aurora, denver and lone tree — and you can r


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honduran man accused in death of denver lawyer pleads guilty to illegally reente


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manfrotto's new xume system is like a quick release plate for lens filters


why it matters to you awkwardly fumbling with filters and missing s s for a filter swap could be a thing of the past with manfrotto's new xume system.manfrotto is hoping to make filter swaps as easy as using a tripod with a quick release plate. xume is a magnetic filter holder system that skips the screw-ins and allows filters to just slide on and off the front of the lens.on display this week during the wedding and portrait p og hers international trade show in las vegas, the xume system has two parts. an adapter ring screws onto the front of the lens just like a screw-in filter would. a second filter holster screws into the filter itself. once those two pieces are connected, magnets hold the filter in place over the lens. the 77mm version also has a magnetic lens cap as an optional thir






arvidsson, jarnkrok lead predators past canucks, 4-2


nashville, tenn. — don't look now, but the swedes are taking over nashville.viktor arvidsson scored two goals and had an ist to lead the predators to a 4-2 victory over the vancouver canucks on tuesday night.calle jarnkrok also had a goal and an ist, mike fisher also scored and pekka rinne made 31 saves for nashville. roman josi added two ists.markus granlund and alexander edler had the goals for vancouver, which has lost four straight."we battled hard. we never gave up," canucks captain henrik sedin said. "that's been this team all year long. we keep coming at teams and tonight we should have had that tying goal, but it didn't happen."granlund scored the first goal at 6:01 of the opening period.brandon sutter won a faceoff against newly acquired predators center vernon fiddler. granlund p






arvidsson, jarnkrok lead predators past canucks, 4-2


nashville, tenn. — don't look now, but the swedes are taking over nashville.viktor arvidsson and calle jarnkrok each had a goal and an ist to lead the predators to a 4-2 victory over the vancouver canucks on tuesday night.filip forsberg and mike fisher also scored and pekka rinne made 31 saves for nashville. roman josi added two ists.markus granlund and alexander edler had the goals for vancouver, which has lost four straight."we battled hard. we never gave up," canucks captain henrik sedin said. "that's been this team all year long. we keep coming at teams and tonight we should have had that tying goal, but it didn't happen."granlund scored the first goal at 6:01 of the opening period.brandon sutter won a faceoff against newly acquired predators center vernon fiddler. granlund picked up t






two dogs, cat die in southwest denver apartment fire – the denver post


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rinne stops 31 s s, predators beat oilers 2-0


nashville, tenn. — pekka rinne stopped 31 s s for his 42nd career shutout, leading the nashville predators to a 2-0 victory over the edmonton oilers on thursday night.viktor arvidsson and ryan johansen each had a goal and an ist to help nashville win for the second time in three games. talbot made 25 saves for edmonton, which has lost two straight.rinne, who had his second shutout of the season, beat the oilers for the eighth straight time — including three shutouts.






newly discovered android for work exploits let attackers steal data


why it matters to you flaws in android for work's core security protocol could make devices vulnerable to attack.one of the pillars of google’s enterprise-focused “work features in android platform,” previously called android for work, is security. but a newly discovered exploit demonstrated at the rsa conference in san francisco on february 16 showed how an attacker could view, steal, and even manipulate content on a corporate android smartphone without tipping off it administrators.the flaw, discovered by yair amit, chief technology officer of cybersecurity firm skycure, has to do with the way android for work handles “sandboxes,” or protects user profiles. the service operates on the idea of a “work” profile with business-level controls, enterprise applications, corporate email, and se






denver police release p os of man who stole mercedes, hit police car – the denve


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nashville predators score 3 in 2nd period, beat capitals 5-2


nashville, tenn. — filip forsberg scored the winning goal and had two assists as the nashville predators scored three in the second period in beating the washington capitals 5-2 on saturday.forsberg missed becoming the first in nhl history with a hat trick in three consecutive games. he still notched his seventh goal in three games as nashville won its second straight and third in four games.roman josi scored twice, and mike fisher and viktor arvidsson each had a goal. ryan johansen had three assists.the predators denied their former coach barry trotz his 700th career win in the building where he started his career as an nhl coach back in 1998.tom wilson and evgeny kuznetsov scored for the capitals. they beat edmonton 2-1 in washington on friday night and were without t.j. oshie and defens






man arrested in los angeles in connection with pipe bombs found in denver hotel


a denver man of pakistani descent was arrested in west los angeles thursday by law enforcement, abc news reports.the man was found with knives and apparently flew to l.a. and was in town, potentially following an ex-girlfriend, according to abc news.law enforcement found unexploded devices at the sheraton hotel in downtown denver, where he was staying in denver, officials said.read the full story on thedenverchannel.com.






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new homeless outreach court meets people where they are — at denver rescue missi


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body camera footage first ever to lead to charges against denver police officer


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denver cop pleads guilty to stealing cash from suspect while his body camera was


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7-year-old struck by car near northglenn elementary school – the denver post


a 7-year-old was struck by a car while walking to stukey elementary school in northglenn monday morning.the child was taken to a local hospital where she was treated and released, according to a news release by the northglenn police department.the driver was cited for careless driving, the news release says.the auto-pedestrian accident happened at about 7:25 a.m. on the 11000 block of grant drive.the female driver was northbound on grant drive when she crashed into the child in a crosswalk, according to the news release.






newly discovered bus-size asteroid zips harmlessly by earth (video)


an asteroid that buzzed between the earth and the moon at 3:25 p.m. est (2025 gmt) on feb. 2 was spotted by one of the slooh community observatory telescopes in the canary islands.






swirling underwater fish tornado makes sharknado look tame


gif as currents shift in the southeastern pacific ocean, they bring an abundance of nutrients and plankton to the region, luring predators of all sizes. swarms of anchoveta arrive first for an easy meal, but soon find themselves having to come up with unique ways to fend off larger predators like sharks and tuna. the result should be familiar to fans of the popular b-movie sharknado.advertisementinstead of simply fleeing the area, which seems like it would make the most sense, the anchoveta, which number in the tens of thousands, become a giant swirling m of scales and fins in the hopes that predators will be too intimated to attack.as incredible new footage from ’s blue planet documentary reveals, at first the m ive bait ball works. but eventually, the circled wagon approach breaks down a






swirling underwater fish tornado makes sharknado look tame


gif as currents shift in the southeastern pacific ocean, they bring an abundance of nutrients and plankton to the region, luring predators of all sizes. swarms of anchoveta arrive first for an easy meal, but soon find themselves having to come up with unique ways to fend off larger predators like sharks and tuna. the result should be familiar to fans of the popular b-movie sharknado.advertisementinstead of simply fleeing the area, which seems like it would make the most sense, the anchoveta, which number in the tens of thousands, become a giant swirling m of scales and fins in the hopes that predators will be too intimated to attack.as incredible new footage from ’s blue planet documentary reveals, at first the m ive bait ball works. but eventually, the circled wagon approach breaks down a






husband of denver’s district attorney accused of violating grand county burn ord


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predators rally from 3-goal deficit to beat stars 5-3


nashville, tenn. — filip forsberg scored a short-handed goal 6:02 into the third period and the nashville predators rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the dallas stars 5-3 on sunday night.roman josi scored twice, calle jarnkrok got the tying goal 4:40 into the third and mike fisher added an empty-netter with 1:38 left. james neal and p.k. subban each had two assists, and nashville snapped a two-game skid.the predators can breathe a little easier during their upcoming five-day break after avoiding a second loss in two days on home ice. embarrassed in a 7-4 defeat to florida on saturday, they came out feisty from the opening faceoff, only to give up the first three goals.jamie benn had a goal and an assist, patrick sharp and devin shore had a goal apiece and tyler seguin had three ass






denver must make it easier to protest at dia, federal judge rules in muslim trav


kirk mitchell is a general assignment reporter at the denver post who focuses on criminal justice stories. he began working at the newspaper in 1998, after writing for newspapers in mesa, ariz., and twin falls, idaho, and the associated press in salt lake city. mitchell first started writing the cold case blog in fall 2007, in part because colorado has more than 1,400 unsolved homicides.






facebook atwitter over friendly fox sightings in southern minnesota


a friendly pet fox named notchi has gone missing from his lakeville home and is gallivanting across southern minnesota, despite multiple run-ins with humans, a social media paign and a $1,000 reward for his return.notchi, a tame, 8-month-old red fox, was rescued from a fur farm as a kit by mikayla raines, 21, who has a usda license to keep foxes. notchi has distinctive silver and white markings because foxes used for fur often are bred over generations for unique colors.foxes generally make poor pets, raines said, because they mark their territory and chew things up.“there’s just a special bond that i have with foxes that i can’t explain,” raines said. “you have to work hard to bond with a fox, but i like the challenge.”more than 50 people have spotted notchi traipsing from lonsdale to was