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'Headless' Ladybug Identified as New Species

'Headless' Ladybug Identified as New Species | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Scientists say they've found a new ladybug species that can tuck its head into its body like a turtle.
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19 Species of Fern Named in Honor of Lady Gaga

19 Species of Fern Named in Honor of Lady Gaga | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Reseachers at Duke University have named a newly discovered genus of fern  in honor of pop star Lady Gaga, because, okay, we don't really know why.
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Grandmas May Get Credit for Humans' Long Lives

Grandmas May Get Credit for Humans' Long Lives | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The rise of grandmothering may explain why we live longer than chimps.
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Can Andrea Rossi's Infinite-Energy Black Box Power The World--Or Just Scam It?

Can Andrea Rossi's Infinite-Energy Black Box Power The World--Or Just Scam It? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
On January 14, 2011, a 61-year-old Italian inventor named Andrea Rossi staged...
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He's a KNOWN con artist, why bother with this story at all?
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Baby-Name Regret Is on the Rise, Expert Says

Baby-Name Regret Is on the Rise, Expert Says | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Swollen baby-name books may not be making the name choice process easier.
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Ghost Photographed in Champions League game

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During a football game of the Champions League's agenda, contest between the teams Porto (Portugal) and Paris Saint Germain (France), that finished with result of 1-0 for Porto, the cameras that recorded the celebration of the goal scored by the colombian James Rodríguez , captured the presence of a ghost among the fans who celebrated in the stands.

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Couple annoyed by aliens

A couple reportedly called police four times within a seven-hour period last week insisting that alien-like creatures had invaded their Elliot Drive home, noting the situation was creating havoc in their lives.
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Dog Poisoned And Buried Alive - Back From Dead

Dog Poisoned And Buried Alive - Back From Dead | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Jack Russell terrier left "completely cold" and "barely breathing" survives after a passer-by spots the ground moving.
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The Shape Of A Man's Urine Stream Can Diagnose Prostate Problems

The Shape Of A Man's Urine Stream Can Diagnose Prostate Problems | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Researchers in the UK have found that the shape of a man’s urine stream...
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'Robin Hood' couple using cannabis farm profits for Kenyan children

'Robin Hood' couple using cannabis farm profits for Kenyan children | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A middle class "Robin Hood" couple have been jailed for three years for running a cannabis factory in their farmhouse, using profits to help sick and poor children in Kenya.
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Hill to be turned into large breast

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A Wiltshire hill is to be transformed into a giant illuminated breast to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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First planet found in star system next door

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Astronomers have spotted an Earth-sized planet in the neighbouring Alpha Centauri system – but it's no haven for life...
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Indian government launches 'no lavatory, no bride' campaign

Indian government launches 'no lavatory, no bride' campaign | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Indian government has launched a 'no lavatory, no bride' campaign, telling women to reject potential suitors if they cannot provide an inside lavatory.
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72% of Facebook users would rather have fake friends than no friends.

72% of Facebook users would rather have fake friends than no friends. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
feelings shmeelings | Fictional privacy among Facebook users.The current study involved the creation of a fictional Facebook account with limited information and was designed to asse...
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Formula unlocks secrets of cauliflower's geometry

Formula unlocks secrets of cauliflower's geometry | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The laws that govern how intricate surface patterns, such as those found in the cauliflower, develop over time have been described, for the first time.
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Hysteria-watch: “Wind Turbine Syndrome” Is Catching | The Crux | Discover Magazine

Hysteria-watch: “Wind Turbine Syndrome” Is Catching | The Crux | Discover Magazine | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

 

Residents “said they’ve lost sleep and suffered headaches, dizziness and nausea as a result of the turbine’s noise and shadow flicker [flashing caused by shadows from moving turbine blades].”

 

 

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Pope names Native American saint

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A Native American and six others are named as saints by Pope Benedict XVI at the start of a new drive to deepen the faith of believers.
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4 Billion Year Old, Extremely Valuable Meteorite Used By Family As Doorstop

4 Billion Year Old, Extremely Valuable Meteorite Used By Family As Doorstop | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The rock is nothing much to look at: 33 pounds and oval shaped. If you didn't know its history, you probably wouldn't be surprised that Donna Lewis's family used it as a doorstop, later parking it in the front garden.
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Yorkshire housewife 'raised by monkeys in jungle'

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The story of a Yorkshire housewife who spent five years in her childhood living with a colony of capuchin monkeys in Colombia is to be told for the first time in a book and planned television documentary.
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Baby tapir given 'mouth-to-snout'

Baby tapir given 'mouth-to-snout' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Zoo staff stepped in to save a baby tapir by giving it mouth-to-snout resuscitation.
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2,000-year-old beef found in NW China

2,000-year-old beef found in NW China | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Chinese archaeologists have said that a black substance found in an ancient tomb in northwest China`s Shaanxi Province is a 2,000-year-old portion of beef.
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Oldest dad becomes father again at 96

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KHARKHODA (SONIPAT): Miracles happen and Ramajit Raghav is there to prove it. The farm hand claimed on Monday that he was the oldest person to father a child at the age of 96. What's more, he has...
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Illegal Iron Dumping Spawns Huge Algal Bloom Seen from Space

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A businessman is responsible for what is being called the largest geoengineering experiment.
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Zebra finches sing sloppily when drunk

Zebra finches sing sloppily when drunk | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
After being dosed on alcohol, adult finches change their tune and juveniles may develop simpler songs than usual...
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