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Supernova left its mark in ancient bacteria

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Radioactive iron may be first fossil imprint of a nearby cosmic explosion.
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Escalator sucks in commuter’s pants

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A 35-year-old Somerville man lost his pants — but kept his cool — at the Davis MBTA station during the morning commute yesterday, in the T’s latest escalator mishap.T rider Greg Murphy, who witnessed the aftermath, told the Herald he was on his way to work when he and dozens of other commuters happened across the bare-legged man and a disabled escalator at about 8:30 a.m.
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Russians try to rename their town 'Putin'

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A petition to draw on the president’s authority to improve local living conditions has got off to a slow start in Krasnokamsk
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Swede's 21st balloons dubbed 'IS' propaganda

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After Sarah Ericsson hung up balloons in the shape of the number '21' for her birthday, her home was paid a visit by Swedish police who thought they stood for 'IS' and had been put up by supporters of the Islamic State extremist group.
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Britain's best word play from the UK PUN championships

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The contest will take the format of a “rap battle”, with the acts taking it in turns to showcase their word-play wizardry on randomly chosen topics over four rounds
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Now This Is A Crisis: $317 For A Pack Of Condoms In Venezuela

Now This Is A Crisis: $317 For A Pack Of Condoms In Venezuela | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
CARACAS, Venezuela — Condoms are the latest item to become scarce — and costly — in Venezuela.

Once easy to find, condoms disappeared from pharmacy shelves as the year started, along with many food and cleaning products.

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Royal Marine's Liverpool FC tattoo reads 'You'll Never Walk' after amputation

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Andy Grant defies odds to become runner after waking up from operation to remove leg below knee and finding key word missing from You'll Never Walk Alone tattoo
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Fake ice 'too slippy' for penguins

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A group of penguins has been temporarily removed from an aquarium exhibit because the fake ice flooring was too slippery.
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Ryan Choong Jia Jing's curator insight, February 8, 7:39 AM

This is soo adorable but yet shocking people could fail at making fake ice. 

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Super Bowl Team Cities See More Flu Deaths

Regions that send a team to the Super Bowl saw on average an 18 percent increase in flu deaths among those over 65, probably because of increased transmission due to gatherings of people at parties during the height of the flu season. Karen Hopkin reports.
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Two secret planets seem to be hiding at the edge of our solar system

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At least two planets that could be bigger than Earth might have been hiding at the edge of our solar system, scientists have claimed.
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Scientists Figure Out How to Unboil an Egg

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The method could save the biotech industry a lot of headache, and a lot of money.
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First ever self-destruct novel launched by James Patterson

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One reader will be given just 24 hours to read Private Vegas before it self-destructs
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Singapore parents take maths classes

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Studying primary school lessons helps parents understand their children's struggles.
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A government employee fired as he skipped work for 24 years

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Verma, an executive engineer at the Central Public Works Department, was fired after last appearing for work in December 1990.
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'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg

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A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.
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'Racist' bird names banned by Sweden

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Sweden's Ornithological Society has banned several names for birds following concerns that they sound racist, after completing the first official guide to bird names in Swedish.
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Court rules against ex-teacher with a phobia of young kids

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A retired teacher who sued a school district, saying administrators discriminated against her because of a phobia that makes her fear young children, lost her appeal in the federal case on Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a lower-court decision that had dismissed Maria Waltherr-Willard's breach-of-contract claim against Mariemont City Schools.
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Teenager undergoes world's first penis reduction operation

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A 17-year-old has undergone what is believed to be the world's first surgical penis-reduction procedure after it grew so big he was unable to play sport
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Rare warty pigs are lost when male eats his entire family at Bristol zoo

Rare warty pigs are lost when male eats his entire family at Bristol zoo | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Incident involving the ciritically endangered animals happened shortly before a rare monkey was eaten by otters and three lorikeets escaped
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Emoticons can rack up huge bills

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Emoticons in text messages are being charged as picture messages on some handsets, leaving users with unexpected bills.
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Club grows grass with cannabis lamps

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Cannabis factory lamps seized by police are put to use by Leeds Rhinos to grow some grass of their own - on the pitch.
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Sperm whale's emergency evacuation... of its bowels

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What does such a gigantic animal have to be scared of? Spooked by the photographers, this sperm whale protected itself by enveloping them in a poonado
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Polar bear penis bone may be weakened by pollution

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The baculum, a bone in the penis of polar bears, is losing density in areas where pollutant contamination is high – and that may spoil the bears' sex
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Riding the tube with a watermelon on your head could land you in trouble

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A tube passenger dubbed the ‘watermelon brother’ is scaring commuters in China
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Sean lim's curator insight, February 8, 7:35 AM

Agreed, this guy is so spook omg !

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New Hampshire Lottery launches bacon-scented scratch ticket

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The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket, the organization announced Monday.
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Lizard Penises Evolve at Super-Speed

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The penises of lizards evolve six times faster than their other traits, according to the first-ever direct measurement of penis evolution in an animal.
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