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  • nieuwDrug-Carrying Pigeons
    Same method, 95 years apart.The Pittsburgh Press - Mar 8, 1922Pigeon caught with backpack of drugsBBC News - May 25, 2017
    - 8 hours ago 26 May 17, 1:20pm -
  • nieuwGregg Peters:  Elvis Impersonator
    Let me know when you bail...
    - 11 hours ago 26 May 17, 9:41am -
  • “Follow Me” Cooler
    Engineers have created a cooler that will follow you wherever you go. Science marches on! More info at hackster.io.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 2:15pm -
  • Sathya Sai Baba
    "Sai Baba's materialisations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces, and watches, along with reports of miraculous healings, resurrections, clairvoyance, bilocation, and alleged omnipotence and omniscience, were a sou…
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 8:16am -
  • Sologamy
    Sologamy = marrying yourself. Apparently it's a growing trend. A way to say yes to yourself. And there are various companies (such as here and here) that will help you do it.I don't buy into all the talk about marrying yourself as a form of self-aff…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 2:50pm -
  • Mystery Gadget 48
    What's going on here?Answer at the link (scroll down).And after the jump.
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 9:37am -
  • Lloyd Thomas Koritz — Human Guinea Pig
    As a young doctor-in-training at the University of Illinois Medical School in the early 1950s, Lloyd Thomas Koritz volunteered to be a guinea pig in a variety of experiments. In one, he ate a pound of raw liver daily (washed down by a quart of milk)…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 2:45pm -
  • Horn OK Please
    Atlas Obscura does a great job explaining the wacky phrase from India, "Horn OK Please." But they do not place the video of the song that uses the same title upfront enough for my tastes!
    - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 9:41am -
  • Looking For Girls
    One for the strange excuses file.Freeport Journal Standard - Apr 26, 1954
    - 4 days ago 22 May 17, 2:28pm -
  • Jack the Stripper
    Original article here.
    - 4 days ago 22 May 17, 9:42am -

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  • nieuwBioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection
    Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had hi…
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 17, 2:45pm -
  • nieuwLook at Eva, 4 months old and standing
    Both the literature and practice indicate that children can stand without support starting at around 9 months old. Yet, with practice, children can stand without support even before they are 4 months old. This is much earlier than has been reported i…
    - 23 hours ago 25 May 17, 10:13pm -
  • Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science results
    NASA's Juno mission is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, pass…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 8:15pm -
  • The big star that couldn't become a supernova
    For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 8:15pm -
  • New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia
    A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says an international team of scientists.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 6:56pm -
  • Unveiling the quantum necklace
    The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken -- particles can exist in two places at once, they can react to each other over vast distances, and they t…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 4:03pm -
  • Scientists borrow from electronics to build circuits in living cells
    Synthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. The circuits are the largest ever published to date in eurkaryotic cells and a ke…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 2:51pm -
  • From blue and black dresses to turbine blades, here's the science of 'fake fake' photographs
    A new study reveals the science behind a 'trick of the light' that made high-profile photographs of a major piece of public art appear 'faked' despite the pictures being entirely genuine. Vision science researchers found images of the 75-meter long w…
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 1:16am -
  • How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones.
    Blind cavefish typically have skulls that bend slightly to the left. A study suggests this orientation might help them find food as they navigate in a perpetual counter-clockwise direction around a cave.
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 1:15am -
  • Increased protection of world's national animal symbols needed, suggests study
    The snowy-feathered head and distinctive brown body of the bald eagle is a proud national symbol of the United States, adorning the country's currency and passports. The lion, known as 'King of the Beasts,' represents national strength and identity i…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 9:26pm -

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