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Superman's Home Planet Krypton "Found"

Superman's Home Planet Krypton "Found" | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson helped DC Comics choose the planet, which is 27.1 light-years from Earth...
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Cambridge scientists send mobile phone into orbit to see if 'anyone could hear you scream'

Cambridge scientists send mobile phone into orbit to see if 'anyone could hear you scream' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A team of scientists from Cambridge University are inviting members of the public to upload videos of themselves screaming to YouTube so they can play them back in space and see what happens.
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100-year-old volcanic ash causes haze over Alaska

100-year-old volcanic ash causes haze over Alaska | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A smoggy haze that hung over Kodiak Island in Alaska last week was caused by the wind-blown ash of a volcanic eruption that took place over 100 years...
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Rarest Whale Seen for First Time in History, but Not at Sea

Rarest Whale Seen for First Time in History, but Not at Sea | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
In another example of how little we know about the natural world, scientists recently got their first up-close glimpse at the rare and elusive spade-toothed beaked ...
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Humans learn to sense like a rat, with ”whiskers”

Humans learn to sense like a rat, with ”whiskers” | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Weizmann Institute researchers attached plastic “whiskers” to the fingers of blindfolded volunteers and asked them to carry out a location task...
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Coral sex frenzy forces beach closure

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FRISKY coral are being blamed for the closure of a Sunshine Coast beach today.
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Dogs That Chase Their Tails May Have OCD

Researchers believe canine compulsions may be similar to human ones...
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500 Chinese cats saved from the cooking pot

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Police in the eastern Chinese city of Xuzhou have intercepted a lorry carrying 500 cats destined for the cooking pot.
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More than 80,000 lbs. of walnuts stolen

Two companies who recently bought walnuts from Tehama County each reported around 40,000 pounds of the processed nuts stolen in the last two weeks, and deputies are searching for a suspicious delivery driver with a Russian accent who they say is...
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9 New Tarantula Species Discovered in Brazil

9 New Tarantula Species Discovered in Brazil | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Nine new species of colorful, arboreal tarantulas have been discovered in central and eastern Brazil, an area where only seven tarantula species had previously been known. ...
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When people worry about maths, the brain feels the pain

When people worry about maths, the brain feels the pain | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Mathematics anxiety can prompt a response in the brain similar to when a person experiences physical pain, according to new research at the University of Chicago.
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Rio drug bosses put a ransom on the head of police sniffer dog

Drug bosses in Rio de Janeiro have issued a 'death order' against a sniffer dog named Boss, according to reports.
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Prehistoric Transylvanian mammal had red teeth

Prehistoric Transylvanian mammal had red teeth | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Just in time for Halloween, we bring you Barbatodon transylvanicus, a mammal that scurried beneath the feet of dinosaurs and had blood-red tooth enamel...
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Theory of everything says universe is a transformer

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Oxford visionary David Deutsch has posted a glimpse of his long-awaited theory for why the universe is just so – possibly spawning a new branch of...
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1400-year-old vampire skeleton discovered in Britain

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A 1400-year-old vampire skeleton with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles, has been discovered in Britain, a new report has claimed.
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Idaho scientist seeks to launch aerial Bigfoot search with blimp

Idaho scientist seeks to launch aerial Bigfoot search with blimp | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An Idaho scientist shrugging off skeptical fellow scholars in his quest for evidence of Bigfoot has turned his sights skyward, with plans to float a blimp over the U.S. mountain West in search of the mythic, ape-like creature.
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Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol

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More intelligent people are more likely to binge drink and get drunk...
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Man sells wife to buy liquor

CHANDURTHI, KARIMNAGAR: A Gulf returnee allegedly sold his wife for Rs 6,000 to a broker in Korutla mandal of Karimnagar district. The incident came to light here on Monday after police booked a...
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Man secretly filmed female flatmates in shower... to monitor water consumption

A man admitted fixing a camera in the shower of his two female flatmates - telling a court that he did so to monitor their water consumption.
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Young Birds Get Dangerously Drunk On Fermented Berries

Young Birds Get Dangerously Drunk On Fermented Berries | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
It turns out that, just like human teenagers, young birds can also get tipsy off of alcohol, make some poor decisions, and end up clumsy, stumbling wrecks.
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Man Attempts to Auction Off Earth

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Much more valuable than your Crayola collector's tin, a Japanese man is attempting to auction off the Earth on Yahoo Auctions.
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Saturn's Moon Titan Glows in the Dark

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Further study of the glow could shed light on the complex chemical reactions going on in Titan's atmosphere...
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Particle and wave-like behavior of light measured simultaneously

Particle and wave-like behavior of light measured simultaneously | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
What is light made of: waves or particles? This basic question has fascinated physicists since the early days of science. Quantum mechanics predicts that photons, particles of light, are both particles and waves simultaneously.
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Lives of female Komodo dragons cut short by 'housework'

Lives of female Komodo dragons cut short by 'housework' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Female Komodo dragons have half the life expectancy as their male counterparts, and the evidence points to domestic labor as the reason behind the discrepancy.
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Quaazy, zowpig and splawder - endangered words considered for Scrabble dictionary

Quaazy, zowpig and splawder - endangered words considered for Scrabble dictionary | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Scrabble lovers could soon be racking up double-digit scores with words such as quaazy, zowpig and splawder after games officials ruled more words from Britain's regions should be featured.
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