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  • nieuwDiscerning pig screams
    Perhaps it's hard to tell whether it's the pigs or the humans screaming...Source
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 18, 11:51am -
  • nieuwUnauthorized Dwellings 7
    The famous author Robert Louis Stevenson spent a large part of his honeymoon squatting in an abandoned cabin.After their marriage in San Francisco on 19 May 1880, Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson set off on an adventurous honeymoon to the Napa Valley…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Dec 18, 7:46am -
  • Miller Vortex Bottle
    Many of you might remember the Miller vortex bottle. Its selling point was that the neck was ribbed on the inside, which supposedly allowed the beer to pour out faster. Apparently there just wasn't a large enough community of speed drinkers who cared…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 18, 11:39am -
  • Follies of the Madmen #401
    Not quite sure why a kangaroo would be deemed an apt symbol for a conservation-minded USA citizen. Weren't there any miserly Scotsmen available?Original ad here.
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 18, 7:44am -
  • Name That List, #53
    What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.Arbor Bran Cayenne Cookie Copper Coyote Fable Hardy Hawthorne Kahlo Oak Napoleon Peaches Red Rocket Rosetta Sequoia Tamari Toto Trigger Venice Yanni Zenith Zeppelin
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 18, 12:30pm -
  • Live Burros From Spencer Gifts
    Why oh why did Spencer Gifts ever discontinue this item? My entire Xmas shopping for many people would have been accomplished with one order!Source.
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 18, 8:35am -
  • Reezig
    The idea of my feet enjoying an energy drink sounds too much like something out of a Clive Barker horror story.Source
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 18, 12:04pm -
  • Commercials from 1979
    The concerns of forty years ago seem idyllic by comparison to the present.
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 18, 6:37am -
  • Trapped in grease vent
    Weird news aficionados will be familiar with the phenomenon of would-be burglars trying to gain access to buildings by climbing down chimneys or vents, only to get stuck.The latest example of this comes from Alameda County, California, where a man g…
    - 4 days ago 14 Dec 18, 12:32pm -
  • I’ve Never Wronged an Onion

    - 4 days ago 14 Dec 18, 7:58am -

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  • nieuwNew discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years
    An international team of palaeontologists has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs -- pushing back the origin of feathers by some 70 million years.
    - 21 hours ago 17 Dec 18, 5:59pm -
  • nieuwMost-distant solar system object ever observed
    A team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant body ever observed in our solar system. It is the first known solar system object that has been detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun.
    - 22 hours ago 17 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • nieuwBirds can mistake some caterpillars for snakes; can robots help?
    Researchers witnessed a hummingbird defending its nest from what it interpreted to be a snake, but was actually a caterpillar of the moth Oxytenis modestia. 
    - 22 hours ago 17 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • nieuwSaturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate
    New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 and 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence…
    - 22 hours ago 17 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins
    Researchers have found a bacteria-killing virus that can listen in on bacterial conversations -- and then they made it attack diseases including salmonella, E. coli and cholera.
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 18, 7:22pm -
  • Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly
    Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. Their capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or a combination of those functions, can reside in th…
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 18, 1:36pm -
  • An energy-efficient way to stay warm: Sew high-tech heating patches to your clothes
    What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes -- while significantly reducing your electric bill and carbon footprint? Engineers have found a cost-effective way to make thin,…
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 18, 1:36pm -
  • First sensor package that can ride aboard bees
    Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they can't get very far without needing a charge. Now, engineers have created a sensing system…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 18, 6:44pm -
  • Deep-learning technique reveals 'invisible' objects in the dark
    Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make out, even in good light. In almost total darkness, images of such transparent features or objects are nearly impossible to decipher. But now, engineers have d…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 18, 3:46pm -
  • Fighting obesity: Could it be as plain as dirt?
    It costs the global economy an estimated US $2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research has unearthed a possible cure for obesity -- and it is as plain as dirt!
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 18, 3:46pm -

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