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Download Knowledge Directly to Your Brain, Matrix-Style

Download Knowledge Directly to Your Brain, Matrix-Style | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have been able to hack into the process of learning in the brain, using induced brain patterns to create a learned behavior. It’s not quite as advanced as an instant kung-fu download, and it’s not as sleek as cognitive inception, but it’s still an important finding that could lead to new teaching and rehabilitation techniques.
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Norway in severe butter shortage

Norway in severe butter shortage | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
High-fat diet craze leaves Norwegians starved of butter...
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Oldest Known Mattresses Found; Slept Whole Family

Oldest Known Mattresses Found; Slept Whole Family | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Last slept on 77,000 years ago, the world's oldest known mattress has been unearthed in South Africa, a new study says.
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Supercharged mobility scooter seized by Doncaster council

Supercharged mobility scooter seized by Doncaster council | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A supercharged mobility scooter has been seized by Doncaster council officers after being driven at speeds of up to 60mph, scaring wild deer and...
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Jerusalem stone carvings baffle archaeologists

Jerusalem stone carvings baffle archaeologists | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Mysterious stone carvings - which were engraved thousands of years ago - have baffled experts.
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Teenager 'dies jumping into piranha-infested river'

Teenager 'dies jumping into piranha-infested river' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A teenage boy was eaten alive by piranhas after leaping into a river infested with the flesh-eating fish in northeastern Bolivia, authorities have said.
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'Fake' Dungeon skeleton is real

'Fake' Dungeon skeleton is real | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A supposedly fake human skeleton on display at London Dungeon since 1975 is found to be real.
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Presidential hopeful Cain quoted 'Pokemon' in speech

Presidential hopeful Cain quoted 'Pokemon' in speech | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

Herman Cain lifted theme tune from 'Catch 'em all' kid's flick during campaign...

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Something foul in the air in Vietnamese toilet

Something foul in the air in Vietnamese toilet | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Many students in Phu Yen Province have fainted after claiming that a toilet inside their dorm is haunted and they have seen ghosts.
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Flesh-eating banana fears hit Mozambique

Flesh-eating banana fears hit Mozambique | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Rumours of flesh-eating bananas in Mozambique have sparked a plummet in the sale of the fruit, prompting the health minister Friday to reassure people of its safety.
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'Spicy Grandma' wins Lonely Planet 'Lost in Translation' competition

'Spicy Grandma' wins Lonely Planet 'Lost in Translation' competition | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Lonely Planet's competition which celebrates the very worst in translation has been won by a dish called 'Spicy Grandma' - PS, probably best not to google that phrase...
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muzza's comment, December 1, 2011 3:25 PM
So you did!!
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Scientists create a see-through crab

Scientists create a see-through crab | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Researchers in Japan have made a crab shell transparent. Then, using knowledge gained from this activity, they created a transparent nanocomposite sheet, incorporating powdered chitin from crab shells.
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It's an albino giant snail!

It's an albino giant snail! | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A rare white-bodied giant snail has been found by members of the Waimea Tramping Club in Kahurangi National Park.
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Couple pay mountaineer to save toy frog

A MOUNTAIN rescuer says he was hired by a German couple to look for their toy frog that had tumbled from a 2000-metre peak in the Austrian Alps.
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New dinosaur species found in museum

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Researchers have discovered what they say are the remains of a new horned dinosaur species which has been lying in the vaults of a British museum for nearly...
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The creature with 16,000 eyes

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Spectacular fossils show that a strange beast from the Cambrian had two large compound eyes, each with about 16,000 lenses.
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PhillipBrandon's comment, December 13, 2011 11:50 AM
If we're going to call each 'lens' an 'eye' in the the headline, surely that should read "The creature with 32,000 eyes"
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Dog poop lottery draws thousands in Taiwan

Dog poop lottery draws thousands in Taiwan | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
An innovative scheme to keep the streets of northern Taiwan clean has seen thousands of citizens dutifully collecting bags of dog poop in the hope of winning $2,000 in gold.
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WTF's comment, December 9, 2011 12:39 PM
Who is to say that they are handing in dog poop. I would quite happily poop in a bag for the chance of winning money!!!!!
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Man gets finger bitten off at school nativity

Man gets finger bitten off at school nativity | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A father had his finger bitten off by another parent as a brawl erupted at a school nativity in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.
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US Army develops sandwich that lasts 2 years

US Army develops sandwich that lasts 2 years | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Dr George McGavin travels to the USA to find out how the army are battling against food decay.
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Researches find poop-throwing by chimps is a sign of intelligence

Researches find poop-throwing by chimps is a sign of intelligence | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A lot of people who have gone to the zoo have become the targets of feces thrown by apes or monkeys, and left no doubt wondering about the so-called intellectual capacity of a beast that would resort to such foul play.
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Dimitar Berbatov loses footballer of the year award to Bulgarian Prime Minister

Dimitar Berbatov loses footballer of the year award to Bulgarian Prime Minister | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Bulgaria prime minister Boyko Borisov has topped the polls for a second time – but this time as the country’s footballer of the year.
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Wasps clock faces like humans

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Some people say they never forget a face, and they aren't alone — the golden paper wasp can also recognize the faces of other members of its species. In humans, this cognitive feat is thought to rely on specialized brain areas evolved specifically for the task, and work published today in Science1 suggests that the same may be true for these wasps.
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Facebook needs to show some Effin recognition

Facebook needs to show some Effin recognition | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

Facebook wipes small Irish village off the map because it deems name of Effin in Co Limerick obscene...

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Firm wants to turn Eiffel Tower into 'giant tree'

Firm wants to turn Eiffel Tower into 'giant tree' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A French company wants to turn the Eiffel Tower into a heaving, breathing, botanical giant by draping its mass of metal struts and rivets under a mantle made of 600,000 plants.
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Pope sued for not wearing seatbelt

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A GERMAN citizen has filed a complaint against Pope Benedict XVI for not using a seat belt in the Popemobile during his September visit to his homeland.
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