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Cane toads treat cow pats "a bit like McDonalds"

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Researchers in the far north of Western Australia have found cane toads are following the cattle mustering lines in order to travel vast distances without water.
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'Penis Worm' Shakes Evolutionary Tree

'Penis Worm' Shakes Evolutionary Tree | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The largest animal group might need revising after priapulid worm discovery...
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Ancient 'sauna' find in Highlands

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Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what they believe could be an Bronze Age bathing site, or a sauna.
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Einstein look-alike monkey found in Malaysia

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Genius finds his match!A Malaysian monkey has been found to have a striking resemblance to Albert Einstein, the man who gave us the theory of...
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New Species of Sea Snake Discovered Sitting on Museum Shelf for Over 100 Years

New Species of Sea Snake Discovered Sitting on Museum Shelf for Over 100 Years | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, snake researchers Johan Elmberg and Arne Rasmussen were looking through a collection of sea snakes perserved in jars of formaldehyde in the bowels of Copenhagen's Natural History Museum -- you know, like ya do -- when they came...
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Modern Mayans Protest Planned Guatemalan Doomsday Festival

Modern Mayans Protest Planned Guatemalan Doomsday Festival | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Are people stilling buying into the whole 2012 Mayan Doomsday thing, you may ask yourself? The answer, we can report from a well of near-infinite sadness, is yes, because many people are stupid.
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Navy Will Get Lasers in 2 Years, Admiral Says

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The Navy's chief of its future weapons office predicts ships could carry laser weapons in a few years.
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Up a cow, in a cake and off the Titanic: the most bizarre mobile phone insurance claims

Up a cow, in a cake and off the Titanic: the most bizarre mobile phone insurance claims | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Careless members of the British public have broken their mobile phones by baking them in a cake, inserting them into a cow and dropping them over the edge of a ship while recreating scenes from Titanic, it has emerged.
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Indian government launches 'no lavatory, no bride' campaign

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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. | No Such Thing As The 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 | No Such Thing As The 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 | No Such Thing As The 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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Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb

Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Rome resident Mirko Curti stumbles upon tomb piled with bones while chasing wayward feline near his apartment...
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Could bricks made with cattle blood be the building material of the future?

Could bricks made with cattle blood be the building material of the future? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A recent graduate from the University of Westminster in London, architect Jack Munro has developed a process that uses cattle blood as a binding ingredient in making bricks for use in building construction.
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New species of coelacanth fish discovered

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Scientists have discovered a new species of coelacanth fish whose tiny pieces of fossil skull are 100 million years old.
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Almost all of a zoo's meerkats die after their tunnel collapses

Report on Austrian Times english news online newspaper: A German zoo has had almost their entire population of meerkats killed after they riddled their enclosure with tunnels which then collapsed killing 6 of the 8 animals in the group.
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Court returns stolen cash to bank robber

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An Austrian court has ordered a bank robber be given back £51,000 that he stole 19 years ago.

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Prehistoric man ate pandas

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China’s beloved national symbol — the panda — may have been seen quite differently by ancient humans: as food.
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Newly Discovered Seafloor Bacteria Are Living Electrical Cables

Newly Discovered Seafloor Bacteria Are Living Electrical Cables | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Anyone who has made it through an 8th grade science class can tell you that electricity and water don't mix very well, which is why Spider-Man always whoops Electro's butt with a water gun.
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'Headless' Ladybug Identified as New Species

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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 | No Such Thing As The 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

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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? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
On January 14, 2011, a 61-year-old Italian inventor named Andrea Rossi staged...
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 10:22 AM
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 | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Swollen baby-name books may not be making the name choice process easier.
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