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Dormice whiskers 'aid climbing'

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Dormice use their whiskers to sense where they are going as they scale trees, researchers say.
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The City of Hamelin is Currently Suffering from a Rat Problem

The German city of Hamelin may be in need of another Pied Piper - it seems the rats are back.
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Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off the 1908 Tunguska explosion

Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off the 1908 Tunguska explosion | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
At 7.17am on June 30, 1908, an explosion like a nuclear blast erupted in the forests of Siberia - and until now, scientists have offered no conclusive explanation for the event.
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Brain Scans Reveal Dogs' Thoughts

Brain Scans Reveal Dogs' Thoughts | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
New fMRI images of unsedated dogs represent a first peak into what dogs are thinking and open a door into canine cognition and social cognition in other species...
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Fossil Ink Sacs Yield Jurassic Pigment—A First

Fossil Ink Sacs Yield Jurassic Pigment—A First | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Still soft ink sacs from 160-million-year-old squidlike animals have yielded pigment matching that of modern cuttlefish.
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13-Year-Old invents hiccup-stopping lollipop

13-Year-Old invents hiccup-stopping lollipop | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Mallory Kievman is building a company to market her cure for hiccups.
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Rock analysis suggests France cave art is 'oldest'

Rock analysis suggests France cave art is 'oldest' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Experts have long debated whether the sophisticated animal drawings in a famous French cave are indeed the oldest of their kind in the world, and a study out Monday suggests that yes, they are.
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Paintballing company offers frustrated fox hunters wacky human alternative

Paintballing company offers frustrated fox hunters wacky human alternative | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

UK paintballing company offers punters the chance to chase after a human dressed up as a fox...

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Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event

Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
On June 5 and 6, millions of people worldwide will be able to spot Venus crossing the Sun's face in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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New Bee Feeds On The Sweat Of New Yorkers

New Bee Feeds On The Sweat Of New Yorkers | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered a new type of bee in New York City that feeds on sweat and uses humans as a salt-lick.
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Probe into Japanese bathtub fatalities after 14,000 die in one year

Probe into Japanese bathtub fatalities after 14,000 die in one year | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Japan's health ministry is to launch an investigation into bath-time fatalities after it was estimated that 14,000 people die every year in the tub - three times as many as those who died in car accidents.
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Camel Sacrificed in Kazakhstan to End Suicides

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Locals in a town in southern Kazakhstan sacrificed a white camel in a bid to end a suicide epidemic blamed on an evil spirit, regional Otyrar television reported.
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Thousands turn out for watercress festival

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THOUSANDS of people enjoyed a day of watercress themed activities.
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Socrates acquitted in ancient trial re-run

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Judges narrowly acquitted Socrates, the philosopher whose teachings earned him a death sentence in ancient Athens, in a retrial Friday billed as a lesson for modern times of revolution and crisis.
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Drunk birds had one-too-many berries to blame

Drunk birds had one-too-many berries to blame | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Flocks of cedar waxwings died en masse outside Los Angeles after overdoing it on berries from the Brazilian pepper tree...
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'Psychic' pig to make Euro tips

KIEV (Reuters) - A psychic pig is set to take over where Paul the Octopus left off at the 2010 World Cup by predicting the results of matches at the European championships in Ukraine and Poland.Kiev's...
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Biggest Crocodile Found—Fossil Species Ate Humans Whole?

Biggest Crocodile Found—Fossil Species Ate Humans Whole? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The 27-foot-long predator may have ambushed early humans in what's now Kenya, a new study says.
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Zimbabwe: Sand poaching out of control

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The most compelling interactive Africa community, sharing news, photos, weblogs, videos, mobile reports and the untold stories by African people.
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This Evil Clown Gets Paid To Stalk Your Child

This Evil Clown Gets Paid To Stalk Your Child | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Attention parents: Just in case your children don't have anything to talk about in therapy, here's something you might want to consider: Dominic Deville rents himself out as an "evil birthday clown" who leaves scary notes for your children,...
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New Mexico city on ‘world stage’ after being chosen as site for scientific ghost town

New Mexico city on ‘world stage’ after being chosen as site for scientific ghost town | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

A scientific ghost town is to be built in New Mexico featuring next-generation technology — but no people.

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Zoo keeper saves monkey by licking bottom

Zoo keeper saves monkey by licking bottom | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A Chinese man saved a rare monkey by making it defecate a poisonous peanut.
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Jurassic pain: Giant 'flea-like' insects plagued dinosaurs 165 million years ago

Jurassic pain: Giant 'flea-like' insects plagued dinosaurs 165 million years ago | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It takes a gutsy insect to sneak up on a huge dinosaur while it sleeps, crawl onto its soft underbelly and give it a bite that might have felt like a needle going in -- but giant "flea-like" animals, possibly the oldest of their type ever...
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New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life

New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A tiny microorganism found in Norwegian lake sludge may be related to the very oldest life forms on this planet, a possible modern cousin of our earliest common ancestor. It is not a fungus, alga, parasite, plant or animal, yet it has features associated with other kingdoms of life. It could be a founding member of the newest kingdom on the tree of life, scientists said.
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Artist banned from strangling puppies

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A German artist who planned to strangle two puppies to death on stage in a Berlin theatre has been told that highlighting the plight of sled dogs in Alaska is not a good enough reason to kill the dogs.
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