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Flying Faster Than the Speed of Light Could Create Deadly Explosions on Arrival | Popular Science

Flying Faster Than the Speed of Light Could Create Deadly Explosions on Arrival | Popular Science | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Imagine: you’ve traveled all the way across the galaxy to some faraway, potentially life-embracing planet orbiting a faraway star, only to obliterate your destination upon arrival. It’s a very real threat according to few physicists at the University of Sydney. It turns out that a spacecraft emerging from a so-called Alcubierre warp drive does so quite violently, releasing an accumulation of high energy particles that would annihilate anything in their path.
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Cyborg Snails Generate Electrical Power From Their Blood-like Fluid

Cyborg Snails Generate Electrical Power From Their Blood-like Fluid | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Living World | animal cyborgs | One of the snails in question.Just a few weeks ago we wrote about scientists who'd manage to draw power from the body fluids of cockroaches.
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Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists

Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts.
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Sam Nada's comment, March 18, 2012 6:18 AM
I can't believe this- it's disgusting, what a shame...
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Pacific nation plans to relocate to Fiji

Pacific nation plans to relocate to Fiji | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji.
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World seabird total falling

World seabird total falling | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Seabird numbers continue to decline, according to a new review. Compiled by BirdLife International, it says 28% of species around the world are threatened.
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Kazakhs Confuse Anthem with Ricky Martin Song

Kazakhs Confuse Anthem with Ricky Martin Song | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Kazakh officials were left red-faced when instead of the national anthem, Ricky Martin’s song "Livin 'la Vida Loca" was played at the solemn opening ceremony of a regional ski festival, local Tengri News reported on Monday.
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Plan To Save £159m Costs Whitehall £1.4bn

Plan To Save £159m Costs Whitehall £1.4bn | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Whitehall efficiency drive to cut £159m across government departments ended up costing £1.4bn, according to a public spending watchdog.
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Spanish town wants to grow cannabis to pay off debt

RASQUERA, Spain (Reuters) - A small town in northeastern Spain, believes it has found a novel way to pay of its debt: cultivating cannabis.Tucked in the hills of one of Spain's most picturesque regions,...
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Oman Tribune - the edge of knowledge

ISLAMABAD In a bid to aid the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to block online porn in Pakistan, 15-year-old Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah has compiled and sent forward a list of 780,000 adult websites which he thinks should be blocked in Pakistan.
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Ultimate autocorrect fail puts high school on lockdown

Ultimate autocorrect fail puts high school on lockdown | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A north Georgia high school and middle school went on lockdown after the autocorrect function on a student's phone changed the word "gunna" to "gunman," according to media reports.
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frosch's comment, March 3, 2012 3:07 AM
autocorrect is shut
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'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Spooks Namibia

Theres a new cryptid in town. Villagers in Namibia, Africa have been terrorized by an animal being compared to the legendary Chupacabra which haunts...
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Frenchman sues Google over Street View urination photo 

Frenchman sues Google over Street View urination photo  | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

A Frenchman took Google to court Thursday over a photo published online by its Street View application showing him urinating in his front yard which he believes has made him the laughing stock of his village in rural northwest France.

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Yoga to become an Olympic sport?

Yoga to become an Olympic sport? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — The judges will be watching — were the competitor’s knees locked? Were the wrists straight? Did the forehead and the knee connect? If not, points are going to be lost.
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Horse semen drunk at New Zealand festival

Horse semen drunk at New Zealand festival | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
This story comes with an explicit advisory: anyone with a sense of seemliness please, please don't read on.
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Deaths barred in Italian village

Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Naples in southern Italy...
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Most people wearing animal noses world record

Most people wearing animal noses world record | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, USA--607 revelers packed a downtown city block in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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900-year-old saint's heart vanishes from cathedral

The heart of a 900-year-old saint has vanished from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, police and the Cathedral said.
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Science gets harder: is there more than one type of dark matter?

Science gets harder: is there more than one type of dark matter? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An unusual patch of sky devoid of galaxies could hint at the existence of more than one type of dark matter, scientists say.
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Lying Egyptian MP Quits After Saying he was Beat Up to Hide a Nose Jobl

Lying Egyptian MP Quits After Saying he was Beat Up to Hide a Nose Jobl | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An Egyptian politician has resigned after he was caught lying about being beaten up in an attempted carjacking when in fact he was trying to cover up having a nose job.
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Robot cheetah 'sets speed record'

Robot cheetah 'sets speed record' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
US engineers have built a four-legged robot which is able to run as fast as 18mph (29km/h) on a treadmill.
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Seagull droppings "fool" street lights

Seagulls are fooling street lights into shining 24 hours a day – with their droppings.
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Robot fish becomes the leader of its shoal

Robot fish becomes the leader of its shoal | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Probing the largely unexplored question of what characteristics make a leader among schooling fish, researchers have discovered that by mimicking nature, a robotic fish can transform into a leader of live ones.
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Polish ghost hunter claims ghosts can't be bothered haunting any more

Polish ghost hunter claims ghosts can't be bothered haunting any more | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Poland's only officially registered ghost hunter has accused the spirit world of giving up on mankind - and he wants a census to check his theory that there are fewer spirits bothering to stay...
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Winder Man Calls 911 to Report Being Invisible

Winder Man Calls 911 to Report Being Invisible | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Being invisible is not an emergency situation, according to Barrow County Emergency Services personnel.
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Super-Sized Fleas Fed Off Dinosaurs

The earliest species had armored mouthparts to attack thick hides, a new fossil analysis shows...
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