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Humanoid robot flexes its 160 muscles for creepy realism

Humanoid robot flexes its 160 muscles for creepy realism | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Robots that look like people are nothing new, but not all of them truly aim to imitate the human body. The Kenshiro robot, an ongoing project at the University of Tokyo, aims to simulate a person right down the muscles and bones.
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This is one of my news digests. If you like my editorial choices, there are more to be found by clicking on the "dear reader" link, and on my name above.
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Zeezee's comment, May 29, 2013 3:12 AM
Success always with your project
Ted Browne's curator insight, February 5, 8:58 PM

Possible new curriculum...

Dawn Hewitson's curator insight, February 10, 4:43 AM

Looking forward to having a go at some of the projects on here

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Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos.

Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos. Dating back to the Cambrian Explosion, they emerged during a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared.
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Perhaps One Of The Best Anti-Smoking Ads Ever Created.

Perhaps One Of The Best Anti-Smoking Ads Ever Created. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These kids pretended to smoke and asked some adults for a "light". You will be surprised what most of these adults said.
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30 Misspelled Traffic Signs

30 Misspelled Traffic Signs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Traffic signals are some of the most important things we read each day.

So it's a real problem when they are misspelled in really stupid ways.

... (Whoever spelled these traffic signs gets an 'F'!
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What Is Science's Most Intriguing Unanswered Question?

What Is Science's Most Intriguing Unanswered Question? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Part of the appeal of science is finding the answers to some of our most long-standing questions, but just as motivating are the questions it hasn't yet answered. Today we want to know what is the most fascinating unanswered question in science.
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Colombia’s Flintstone House Is Made Entirely from Baked Clay

Colombia’s Flintstone House Is Made Entirely from Baked Clay | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
64-year-old architect Octavio Mendoza literally baked the house that he lives in. He calls the 5,400 square foot house ‘the biggest piece of pottery in the world’.
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Hogwarts Is Now Offering A Way To Get Your Magical Education Online

Hogwarts Is Now Offering A Way To Get Your Magical Education Online | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This isn't official, but it's so very impressive: Hogwarts Is Here is an online LARP in which players basically get an education, just like the students of Hogwarts.
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Missing Toddler Found Playing Inside Toy Vending Machine

Missing Toddler Found Playing Inside Toy Vending Machine | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While regular folks who want to get prizes out of a Bear Claw machine have to first insert money in the arcade game and then use a mechanical claw to pick a toy before dropping it down, an adventurous three-year-old kid managed to crawl his way up...
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The Land of Twins – Brazilian Town Has 1,000 Percent Higher Multiple Birth Rate Than Global Average

The Land of Twins – Brazilian Town Has 1,000 Percent Higher Multiple Birth Rate Than Global Average | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Cândido Godói, a small town in Southern Brazil, has fondly been nicknamed: ‘Twin Land’. As the name suggests, a phenomenal number of twins are born in the remote town each year – 10% of pregnancies result in multiple births.
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Black and Blond – The Origin of Blonde Afros in Melanesia

Black and Blond – The Origin of Blonde Afros in Melanesia | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
About a quarter of the Melanesian population in the Solomon Islands archipelago has an extremely unusual trait – dark skin with blond hair.
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Frozen Instruments Played at Swedish Music Festival

Frozen Instruments Played at Swedish Music Festival | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
[Tim Linhart] wanted to do something different for this Swedish music festival — so he decided to carve all the instruments by hand, out of ice.
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If These Proposed Skyscrapers Are Ever Built, Cities Will Be Insane

If These Proposed Skyscrapers Are Ever Built, Cities Will Be Insane | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The super-skyscraper has been a dream of city planners for over a century. And these plans for mega-structures, if they ever come to fruition, would be some of the most awe-inspiring buildings the world has ever seen.
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This is almost unreal…

This is almost unreal… | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What this guy does with a few simple props will blow you away. This routine is so fantastic you might try to convince yourself that it's fake. (Beautiful.
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7 Charming and Wacky Treehouses You Can Rent For a Night in the Forest

7 Charming and Wacky Treehouses You Can Rent For a Night in the Forest | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
At Treehotel in the north of Sweden, the rooms rise up like trees in an enchanted forest: a UFO, a mirrorcube, a giant bird's nest. It's some of your wildest childhood fantasies—brought to life by Swedish architects.
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Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City

Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Rome have unearthed a massive section of the ancient port city of Ostia, shedding new light on the city's historical significance.
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Stunning Paintings Of Mermaids Inspired By Real Underwater Life (NSFW)

Stunning Paintings Of Mermaids Inspired By Real Underwater Life (NSFW) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Renee Nault's lovely watercolor mermaid paintings often depict full underwater scenes, showing off not just her mythological creatures, but also the real life creatures swimming and growing beneath the surface.
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Philadelphia using 'robo-calls' as weapon in war on illegal signs

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is taking on businesses that blanket its neighborhoods with illegal paper and plastic signs by using automated phone calls to disrupt the operations of people who post them along with contact numbers.
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All The Scientific Reasons Caffeine Is The Best Drug Ever

All The Scientific Reasons Caffeine Is The Best Drug Ever | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you require more than a few cups of coffee, sodas or energy drinks every morning into to join both consciousness and civilization, then take a couple of minutes to learn how caffeine works in your brain.
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​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind?

​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Well... maybe. In this intriguing video piece, NPR's Alix Spiegel discusses the work of Columbia psychologist Alia Crum, whose research suggests that food labels have a placebo effect on the way our bodies respond to food and experience hunger.
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Couple Used Valuable Chinese Artifact as Doorstop for 40 Years

Couple Used Valuable Chinese Artifact as Doorstop for 40 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A couple have used a wooden ornament as a doorstop for 40 years without knowing that the piece was actually a valuable 18th century Chinese relic worth no less than £250,000 ($420,220 or €303,335).
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Chinese Businessman Tries to Hide Rooftop Villa with Trees and Bushes

Chinese Businessman Tries to Hide Rooftop Villa with Trees and Bushes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When this wealthy Chinese businessman purchased an 18th floor penthouse apartment in Guangzhou city several years ago, he appeared quite contented with it. But soon, he began to make changes that the neighbors thought were weird.
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The Whispering Wall of the Barossa Reservoir and Its Amazing Parabola Sound Effect

The Whispering Wall of the Barossa Reservoir and Its Amazing Parabola Sound Effect | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When the Whispering Wall was built over a 100 years ago, no one had a clue about its amazing acoustic properties. The concrete dam was constructed by about 400 workers over the South Parra River in Barossa Valley between 1899 and 1902.
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10 Awesome Time Capsule Houses

10 Awesome Time Capsule Houses | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Check out 10 incredible houses that all have a distinctly retro vibe. Here's hoping the new owners keep the vintage charm of these places intact.
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Thriving Bottle Garden Hasn’t Been Watered in Over 40 Years

Thriving Bottle Garden Hasn’t Been Watered in Over 40 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
David Latimer is one of the world’s few proud owners of an entirely self-sustaining bottled garden. Looking at pictures of the lush green bottle, you’d think that growing it involved a lot of hard work.
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The Most Haunted Place In The World Is For Sale

The Most Haunted Place In The World Is For Sale | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Like ghosts? Then you'll love Poveglia, a small, deserted island in the Venetian lagoon that's going on the auction block next month.

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« Mg uaaah gof’nn syha’h, f’k'yarnak ‘a ! » par Cthulhu, Grand Ancien

« Mg uaaah gof’nn syha’h, f’k'yarnak ‘a ! » par Cthulhu, Grand Ancien | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
par Cthulhu, Grand Ancien. 

H’athg lloig phlegeth cee llll naep, grah’n ep wgah’n shagg, ‘fhalma ya ‘fhalmanyth athg. Llll wgah’n lw’nafh phlegeth shagg ftaghuoth mg ‘bthnk syha’h nnnvulgtm vulgtlagln, Azathoth bug Chaugnar Faugn mg ooboshu throd sll’ha c’fhalma ‘fhalma wgah’n, Yoggothyar fm’latgh naAzathoth shtunggli Shub-Niggurath fhtagn phlegeth wgah’n kadishtu. R’luh h’ftaghu Tsathoggua s’uhn ilyaa nglui, ngsyha’h phlegeth sgn’wahl ‘fhalma ooboshu shogg, ph’n'ghft chtenff ehye phlegeth. Dagon ehye ep vulgtm nnnch’ Dagon k’yarnak nghafh’drn y’hah, Dagon shtunggli lloig syha’h phlegeth shugg chtenff h’kn’a, lw’nafh kn’a sgn’wahl uh’e ‘bthnk naya shtunggli. Phlegeth Shub-Niggurath ooboshu h’n'gha orr’e ee hafh’drn lw’nafh hupadgh, ch’ y-ehye chtenff ebunma uln fhtagnagl sll’ha, gof’nn ch’ wgah’noth gotha ‘fhalma cllll cfm’latgh.

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