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Cadbury's Create Chocolate That Doesn't Melt Even At 104 Degrees

Cadbury's Create Chocolate That Doesn't Melt Even At 104 Degrees | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
We’ve known since the advent of the cream-filled Cadbury Egg that scientists at the confectionary company like to play fast and loose with the rules of...
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Hagfish slime as a model for tomorrow's natural fabrics

Hagfish slime as a model for tomorrow's natural fabrics | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Nylon, Kevlar and other synthetic fabrics: Step aside.
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Baby girl named 'Hashtag' after Twitter

Baby girl named 'Hashtag' after Twitter | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A newborn baby girl has been named 'Hashtag' after the Twitter function.
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LHC's Latest Particle Collisions Find What May Be A New Form Of Matter

LHC's Latest Particle Collisions Find What May Be A New Form Of Matter | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Some unusual new physics may be emerging at the Large Hadron Collider, where particles are behaving in a surprising way.
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Blue Whales Pirouette Before Engulfing Prey

Blue Whales Pirouette Before Engulfing Prey | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The marine monsters do a graceful full turn while lunging to engulf large patches of krill, a strategy that may allow them to ambush their prey from below.
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British adventurer becomes first man to travel to all 201 'countries' without flying

British adventurer becomes first man to travel to all 201 'countries' without flying | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
After 1,426 days, four full passports, one failed relationship and countless buses, trains and boats, a British man has become the first person to travel to all 201 'countries' in the world without flying.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:13 AM
The sad thing is, as a woman I would LOVE to attempt this, but there are dangers particular to females travelling in the world alone...
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Robot uprising risk to be studied

Robot uprising risk to be studied | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Scientists and philosophers at Cambridge University are to study the likelihood of robots destroying the human race.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:19 AM
I for one WELCOME our new robotic overloads
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Former OED editor covertly deleted thousand of words, book claims

Former OED editor covertly deleted thousand of words, book claims | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Efforts to rewrite the dictionary in the 70s and 80s to omit entries with foreign origins described as 'really shocking' by author...
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Popemobile available for hire for stag and hen dos

Popemobile available for hire for stag and hen dos | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
It was first used to enable Pope John Paul II to safely navigate the throngs who turned out for his historic visit to Ireland in 1979 – but from tomorrow the iconic Popemobile will be available for hire for stag and hen parties and corporate gigs.
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Pluto Atmosphere Larger Than Thought, Study Shows

Pluto Atmosphere Larger Than Thought, Study Shows | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The haze around Pluto can extend halfway to its moon Charon.
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6.5 foot tall prehistoric penguin fossil uncovered in Antarctica

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Earlier today, AFP reported that paleontologists working at Argentina’s Natural Sciences Museum of La Plata province found the fossil remains of an ancient peng...
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Doctor offers botox shots to poker fans so other players can't read their expressions

Doctor offers botox shots to poker fans so other players can't read their expressions | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Dr Jack Berdy, a doctor of aesthetic medicine in New York's East Side, just launched the idea of using Botox to 'allow people to gain a poker face' in a service he calls Pokertox.
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Garlic sales up in Serbia after rumours of a vampire on the loose

Garlic sales up in Serbia after rumours of a vampire on the loose | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A VAMPIRE on the loose in Serbia, the country’s residents are being warned.
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Bosses more likely to hire someone they fancy, study finds

Bosses more likely to hire someone they fancy, study finds | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Employers are more likely to hire people they fancy, researchers claim, as they find "leisure pursuits, background and self-presentation" are more important than skills.
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Business sells space on bald heads for advertisements

Business sells space on bald heads for advertisements | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Texas entrepreneur is turning his bald head into a business opportunity by selling scalp space for advertisements.
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Bouncy Castle Injuries on the Rise

Bouncy Castle Injuries on the Rise | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Injuries related to inflatable bouncers, a type of outdoor play area for children, have risen rapidly in recent years, a new study finds.
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Mobile Phone Use Is Contagious, (not particularly surprising) Study Finds

Mobile Phone Use Is Contagious, (not particularly surprising) Study Finds | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
People are more likely to pull out their phones if they're with someone who has just done the same.
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Linguist makes sensational claim: English is a Scandinavian language

"Have you considered how easy it is for us Norwegians to learn English?" asks Jan Terje Faarlund, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo. "Obviously there are many English words that resemble ours.
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QI title sold for 20p | The Bookseller

QI title sold for 20p | The Bookseller | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

One of the biggest-selling hardback books in the UK has topped the Kindle chart, selling for just 20p. It is also selling for 20p on the Sony Reader store.

 

 

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Damnit it cost me £8.99.... But books are so much more satisfying than reading from an e-reader...
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Milking: an udderly bizarre student trend

Milking: an udderly bizarre student trend | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
First came planking, swiftly followed by Batmanning and owling. Now students are 'milking' – pouring milk over themselves in public places.
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Ancient Microbial Life Found Thriving in Permanent Darkness 60 Feet Beneath Antarctica Ice

Ancient Microbial Life Found Thriving in Permanent Darkness 60 Feet Beneath Antarctica Ice | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A harbinger of life on Jupiter's Europa?
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New type of bacteria found in man's nasty cut

New type of bacteria found in man's nasty cut | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An Indiana man's nasty injury led scientists to discover a new type of bacteria that sheds light on symbiotic microbes in insects.
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Astronauts bring back new life (from a training session in a cave)

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(Phys.org)—It is not every day that astronauts can claim to return to Earth with a new species of life. But when the astronauts on ESA's CAVES underground training course returned to the surface they were carrying a special type of woodlouse.
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Study of the Decade: Looking at Photos of Cute Animals Linked to Increased Work Performance

Study of the Decade: Looking at Photos of Cute Animals Linked to Increased Work Performance | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Stuck at work? Having trouble finishing out your Friday? Take a good, long look at this bunny. It's freaking adorable. And, according to newly published research, it could actually improve your performance at work*.
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Animals are dissolving in Southern Ocean acid

Animals are dissolving in Southern Ocean acid | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
In a small patch of the Southern Ocean, the shells of sea snails are dissolving as a result of ocean acidification...
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