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Rise Of The Robotic Bees

Rise Of The Robotic Bees | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Harvard have come up with a novel manufacturing process for building robotic bees, finding inspiration from the worlds of pop-up books and origami.
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New Family of Limbless Amphibians Discovered in India

New Family of Limbless Amphibians Discovered in India | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The new family of caecilians includes seven new species of the soil-dwelling creatures and adds a new branch to the amphibian tree of life...
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After Animal Activists Track Pigeon Hunt With Drone, Pigeon Hunters Shoot Down Drone | Popular Science

After Animal Activists Track Pigeon Hunt With Drone, Pigeon Hunters Shoot Down Drone | Popular Science | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An animal rights group stopped a planned pigeon shoot over the weekend, leaving the would-be marksmen to shoot down another target: The animal group’s aerial drone.
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300-Million-Year Old Forest, Preserved Like Pompeii

300-Million-Year Old Forest, Preserved Like Pompeii | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China. A new study by University of Pennsylvania paleobotanist Hermann Pfefferkorn and colleagues presents a reconstruction of this fossilized forest, lending insight into the ecology and climate of its time.
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Finally, science invents a toilet seat that takes your blood pressure

Finally, science invents a toilet seat that takes your blood pressure | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
ha ha poop | Fully automatic system for monitoring blood pressure from a toilet-seat using the volume-oscillometric method.Daily monitoring of health condition at home is ve...
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Ants remember their enemy's scent

Ants remember their enemy's scent | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Ants retain the scent of insects they have fought with, enabling the whole colony to collectively "know its enemies", say scientists.
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Man finds $26,000 in safe bought on eBay for $122.93

Man finds $26,000 in safe bought on eBay for $122.93 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Bartlett man found thousands of dollars inside an item he bought on eBay.
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Cops In 2-Hour Standoff With Empty Car

Cops In 2-Hour Standoff With Empty Car | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A tense, two-hour standoff between armed San Diego Police and an empty car on the freeway ended with no injuries -- just questions.
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Having a curry could help ward off dementia (in fruit flies)

Having a curry could help ward off dementia (in fruit flies) | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Eating curry once or twice a week could stave off dementia, research suggests.
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Indian junkies getting high on snakebites

Indian junkies getting high on snakebites | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Delhi Police busted a gang of snake smugglers and recovered four cobras and about half-a-litre of venom after a tip-off from an NGO People For Animals (PFA).
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'S**tstorm' Chosen By German Linguists As Top New Addition To Language

'S**tstorm' Chosen By German Linguists As Top New Addition To Language | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Germany has given the English language words like "kaput," "verboten," and "über," and now the English language has returned the favor by giving "Deutschland" a great word of its own: "shitstorm." Yes, you read correctly, even with the asterisks.
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History museum might want your old underwear for upcoming exhibit

History museum might want your old underwear for upcoming exhibit | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
From the old-fashioned to modern, many styles will be covered this summer.
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'Woolly mammoth' spotted in Siberia

'Woolly mammoth' spotted in Siberia | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
VIDEO: MAGNIFICENT animal was thought to have become extinct 4,000 years ago...
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Mike's comment, February 12, 2012 8:26 PM
im sorry but this article should not be up on this website. It's already been proven fake. A waste of a read.
Martin Daumiller's comment, February 14, 2012 5:59 AM
Quite interesting too is the copyright claim of the video:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/13/woolly-mammoth-hoax-confirmed_n_1273952.html?ref=weird-news
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Science explains how dogs can walk barefoot in the snow

TOKYO (Reuters) - Ever wonder how dogs can walk barefoot in the snow?
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'UFO Phil' Says He Can Assume Presidency Without A Single Vote

'UFO Phil' Says He Can Assume Presidency Without A Single Vote | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
UFO Phil, a self-appointed intergalactic frontrunner for president, announced today he has been granted authority to assume the job without waiting for the November election. "I'm going to become your new president.
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Transistor Shrunk Down to Scale of Single Phosphorus Atom | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Transistor Shrunk Down to Scale of Single Phosphorus Atom | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The shift from fragile, bulky vacuum tubes to solid-state transistors paved the way for the information age. And the steady downsizing of transistors has made the ...
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Goblins terrorise school girls

Zimbabwe News as it happens, voice of the voiceless, highlighting social and political injustice in our societies without fear of reprisal or prosecution...
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Toilet queueing leads to murder

Made to wait outside toilet, man kills another - An argument that broke out between a man waiting for his turn outside a public toilet and another who was using it, turned violent...
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Ultimate Tazer Ball allows players to zap opponents with stun guns

Ultimate Tazer Ball allows players to zap opponents with stun guns | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Sport at its best is electrifying – but one new game takes the concept a little too literally by allowing players to tackle opponents by zapping them...
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Man bitten on testicles by snake: friend refuses to suck out venom

Man bitten on testicles by snake: friend refuses to suck out venom | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A SQUATTING Brit was bitten in the testicles by a killer snake while answering a call of nature in the Aussie bush...
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Sausage factory fire smells delicious

Sausage factory fire smells delicious | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Firefighters in Pennsylvania have managed to save 200 pounds of Polish sausage from what they're calling the best-smelling fire they've doused in years. The New Castle News reports that firefighters responded about 11:30 a.m.
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Putin drinks ancient sub-glacial water

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin received a drink fit for dinosaurs on Friday when he was presented with a sample of ancient water from a sub-glacial Antarctic lake pierced by Russian...
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Scientists discover tiny chameleon (or giant thumb)

Scientists discover tiny chameleon (or giant thumb) | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Balanced on the tip of a scientist's fingernail in Madagascar, the-three centimetre reptile is no bigger than the flies that form his average-sized cousin's lunch.
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Artist compensated for two lost French fries

Artist compensated for two lost French fries | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Munich court on Thursday awarded an artist €2,000 in damages because a gallery lost two 22-year-old chips that were the basis of an artwork in which the fries lay across each other in a cross.
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400-year-old witchcraft trial resumes in Germany

400-year-old witchcraft trial resumes in Germany | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The trial of a woman burnt at the stake 400 years ago for witchcraft resumed in Germany on Monday in an effort to clear the woman's name.
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