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A Spider Builds Fake Spiders To Psych Out Predators

A Spider Builds Fake Spiders To Psych Out Predators | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Don't be fooled: this isn't a real spider. It's a fabrication! A lie! It's a decoy spider built from twigs, leaves, debris, dead insects, and whatever
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Speed bumps could be a new way to help diagnose appendicitis

The presence of pain when travelling over speed bumps is associated with an increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain, finds a new study.
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Montreal bylaw requires dogs to be biligual

Montreal bylaw requires dogs to be biligual | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Councilor LaDouce is amending his bilingual dog bylaw, and believes Montreal dog parks should be language-free. Pat Kelly spoke with him to learn more.
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Loogie's comment, December 15, 2012 4:47 PM
sorry guys, This is That is a satirical comedy show on CBC... Far to many people have been falling for this one..
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Have Scientists Found Two Different Higgs Bosons?

Have Scientists Found Two Different Higgs Bosons? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A month ago scientists at the Large Hadron Collider released the latest Higgs boson results. And although the data held few obvious surprises, most intriguing were ...
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 8:42 AM
perhaps one is a God particle and one is a devil particle [wink wink]
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Vodka 'saved elephants from cold'

Vodka 'saved elephants from cold' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Two elephants are saved from the deadly Siberian cold by drinking vodka, Russian officials say.
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Olympians live longer than general population ... But cyclists no survival advantage over golfers

Olympic medallists live longer than the general population, regardless of country of origin, medal won, or type of sport played, according to a new study.
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Your Christmas tree and its genome have remained very much the same over the last 100 million years

Your Christmas tree and its genome have remained very much the same over the last 100 million years | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Biologist have shown that the genome of conifers such as spruce, pine, and fir has remained very much the same for over 100 million years.
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Asteroid discovered on 9th December in near-miss with Earth on 11th December.

Asteroid discovered on 9th December in near-miss with Earth on 11th December. | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Asteroid 2012 XE54 came within 140,000 miles of our planet this morning.
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'Vulture spying for Israel' caught in Sudan

'Vulture spying for Israel' caught in Sudan | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Officials in Sudan say they have captured an electronically-tagged vulture suspected of being dispatched by Israel on a spying mission.
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King Charles I chess board sells for record £600,000

King Charles I chess board sells for record £600,000 | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The chess board that King Charles I took with him to his execution has sold for a record £601,250.
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Drama in village as suspect rapist 'turns into baboon'

Drama in village as suspect rapist 'turns into baboon' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A FILABUSI man who was wanted for allegedly raping a juvenile from Skuta area and escaping twice from police custody reportedly turned into a baboon when he was arrested by members of the Neighbourhood Watch Committee.
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Mass fight between MPs breaks out in Ukraine's parliament

Mass fight between MPs breaks out in Ukraine's parliament | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Deputies from opposition and pro-government parties blocked the first session of Ukraine's parliament on Wednesday after numerous fights erupted in the parliament chamber.
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Electrocute Slime Mold Long Enough and It’ll Apparently Make Music

Electrocute Slime Mold Long Enough and It’ll Apparently Make Music | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
With enough time and patience, research has proven that you can get slime mold -- specifically Physarum polycephalum -- to do pretty much anything you want it to, such as finding its way out of simple mazes and other talents that make you forget...
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The secret to why the French live longer - Roquefort cheese

The secret to why the French live longer - Roquefort cheese | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Eating Roquefort cheese could help guard against cardiovascular disease despite its high fat and salt content, according to new research that suggests why the French enjoy good health.
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Pie-eating world record beaten by man from Wigan: nobody surprised.

Pie-eating world record beaten by man from Wigan: nobody surprised. | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Doom-laden prospect of an Adlington win is averted by a local lad - furniture-maker Martin Clare who knows how to tip a pie down
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Jeremy Cherfas's curator insight, December 19, 2012 6:01 AM

I have no insights. This is entirely beyond my comprehension.

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Mystery of Mass Squid 'Suicides' Possibly Solved

Mystery of Mass Squid 'Suicides' Possibly Solved | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A potent toxin in algal blooms may be causing drunken squid to fling themselves ashore to die.
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Constipated tortoise cured by vibrator.

Constipated tortoise cured by vibrator. | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A sick tortoise, which had been kept in a glass tank and had become severely constipated having eaten the gravel and stones on its cage floor, has recovered after an ‘adult sexual aid toy’ was used as a vibrating massager strapped to the underside...
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Boys and Girls May Get Different Breast Milk

Boys and Girls May Get Different Breast Milk | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Milk composition differs based on a baby's sex and a mother's wealth
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Permian mass extinction triggered by humble microbe

Permian mass extinction triggered by humble microbe | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Was it a volcano? Was it a meterorite? No, a humble microbe wiped out 90 per cent of Earth's species 251 million years ago
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Overeating now bigger global problem than lack of food

Overeating now bigger global problem than lack of food | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The most comprehensive disease report ever produced confirms that, for the first time, there is a larger health problem from people eating too much than
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Jet fuel mistakenly pumped into cars at New Jersey gas stations

HAMILTON, N.J. — Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 8:50 AM
Article no longer available... is there another version of this story available?
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Does Psy's 'Gangnam Style' fulfill a Nostradamus Doomsday 2012 prophecy?

Does Psy's 'Gangnam Style' fulfill a Nostradamus Doomsday 2012 prophecy? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
"From the calm morning, the end will come, when of the dancing horse, the number of circles will be nine."
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Russian premier jokes about secret files on aliens

"Men in Black" agents K and J may be about to recruit a new Russian assistant: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Medvedev has spoken about top secret files on aliens that may have landed in Russia.
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Scientists discover mini Nile on Saturn’s moon Titan

Scientists discover mini Nile on Saturn’s moon Titan | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
NASA scientists have spotted the longest extraterrestrial river system ever - on Saturn's moon Titan - and it appears to be a miniature version of Earth's Nile
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Researchers find evidence of early man and Neanderthals living together

Researchers find evidence of early man and Neanderthals living together | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Researchers find evidence of early man in caves near Naples, Remains of both Neanderthals and Homo sapiens in same caves, , English News, Ansa
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