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The First Sci-Fi Movie Actually Filmed In Space

The First Sci-Fi Movie Actually Filmed In Space | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
British game developer Richard Garriott went to space on October 2008. He took a camera with him and filmed a little short called Apogee of Fear starr...
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Agoraphobe travels the world to meet all of her 325 Facebook friends

Agoraphobe travels the world to meet all of her 325 Facebook friends | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
After three decades of near-constant isolation inside her Winnetka, Illinois, home, ArLynn Presser made an unusual New Year's resolution: to meet all 325 of her Facebook friends in 365 days.
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Sheep shearing an Olympic sport?

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The Federated Farmers of New Zealand call for sheep shearing to become an Olympic sport, pointing to the ''shear hard work'' required.
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Busy lizzy shortage due to disease - Telegraph

Busy lizzy shortage due to disease - Telegraph | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Britain’s gardens and hanging baskets may look rather less colourful this year
due to a shortage of busy lizzies that mean garden centres, including B&Q
and Homebase, will no longer be selling the perennial favourite.
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Archaeologists discover tomb of female singer in Valley of the Kings

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Switzerland have unearthed the 1,100-year-old tomb of a female singer in the Valley of the Kings.
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Aye aye 'heats up' middle finger

Aye aye 'heats up' middle finger | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Madagascar's mysterious aye aye warms up its extra-long middle finger when searching for dinner, scientists reveal.
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Horse fly with golden rear-end named after Beyonce

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Beyoncé may be one of the biggest pop divas out there, but she isn't the only diva with that name.
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Mystery of the moving Antarctic lakes

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This group of 11 lakes moves nearly half a kilometre a year, seemingly independently of the ice shelf they sit on...
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Thieves tunnel under cash machine

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Thieves in Manchester have dug a 30m tunnel and used machinery to cut through almost 40cm of concrete to steal money from a cash machine.
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Snake stores sperm for five years before using it

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A captive rattlesnake has given birth after five years alone and her offspring carry a male snake's genes, suggesting she stored sperm before she was...
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Researchers discover particle which could 'cool the planet'

Scientists have shown that a new molecule in the Earth's atmosphere has the potential to play a significant role in offsetting global warming by cooling the planet.
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Russian cows to wear bras

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Some like it hot. Now, how about having it furry? Cows in Russia's republic of Yakutia – officially the coldest place in the northern hemisphere – have been provided with hand-made fur bras to help survive the biting cold.
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'Nano-ear' to listen to the songs of bacteria

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Trapped nanoparticle could listen to micro-organisms...
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Pecan rustling on the rise

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In New Mexico, thieves are after pecans. It's gotten so bad, one farmer now has armed guards patrolling his crops 24-7.
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Who needs Sat-Nav? Dung Beetles Dance on Poo for Navigation

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Researchers have found dung beetles dance a jig on their dung balls to let them see celestial cues in the sky and to orient themselves so they can navigate.
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Researcher claims that birds find yawns contagious

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Not just humans but birds also find yawns irresistible, say a researcher.
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Student mocks Oxford rejections

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A student sends a rejection letter to the University of Oxford following her interview for a place there.
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File-Sharing Recognized as Official Religion in Sweden

Since 2010 a group of self-confessed pirates have tried to get their beliefs recognized as an official religion in Sweden.
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Iran cracks down on moral peril of Barbie peddlers

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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's morality police are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public from what they see as pernicious western culture eroding Islamic values, shopkeepers said on Monday.
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The Car Seat With Bum-Recognition

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A group of researchers at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo has developed a car seat that can identify drivers when sitting down.
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Thrown cat injures elderly woman

An elderly woman in Argentina was left fighting for her life after a cat thrown out of a fourth-floor apartment during a heated argument landed on her head, local media reported.
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Costa Concordia provided setting for a 2010 Jean-Luc Godard film

Costa Concordia provided setting for a 2010 Jean-Luc Godard film | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Cruise liner served as a self-conscious metaphor for western capital ploughing through choppy waters in Film Socialisme...
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'Rubbish fines' for India evaders

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Civic authorities in India's Bihar state dump heaps of stinking rubbish outside a shopping complex to penalise its owner for evading taxes.
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Saudi man tries to sell son on Facebook

Saudi man tries to sell son on Facebook | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry claims trafficking his son (pictured) is his only option to continue providing for his wife and daughter. He says the only condition of the sale is to know which city the buyer lives in.
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Students break record by folding toilet paper 13 times

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It may look like a prank but these mathematics students from St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts aren't toilet papering the famed infinite corridor at MIT. Using intricate choreography and brute force, they're breaking a paper-folding record by completing 13 folds
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