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The long-running mystery of the Feynman Sprinkler

The long-running mystery of the Feynman Sprinkler | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Richard Feynman left the world many legacies, including multiple books on physics, the atomic bomb, and some stellar bongo solos.
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Mmmm, Beer: Watch 12,400 Gallons of Barleywine Wort Ferment, Get Wild

What you are about to watch is beer getting weird.
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Do foxes use a "magnetic sense" to hunt in the winter snow?

Finding food can be especially tough in winter, when the snow is deep and the prey is hidden. So foxes have developed a special technique: they dive headfirst through three feet of snow to find their unseen prey.
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Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop

Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business?
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Unknown Mathematician Proves Elusive Property of Prime Numbers

Unknown Mathematician Proves Elusive Property of Prime Numbers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
An unknown mathematician proves elusive property of prime numbers http://t.co/GTz3iawl0M #WIREDTop13
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The Bizarre, Human-Animal Hybrids Imagined in the 1930s

The Bizarre, Human-Animal Hybrids Imagined in the 1930s | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Have you ever imagined yourself with a giraffe-like neck? Tentacles instead of arms? Maybe the lower torso of a preying mantis?
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Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time

Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
X-rays and advanced photography have uncovered the true complexity of the mysterious Antikythera mechanism, a device so astonishing that its discovery is like finding a functional Buick in medieval Europe.
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9 Amazing DIY Prosthetic Limbs

9 Amazing DIY Prosthetic Limbs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Prosthetics are known for being extremely expensive, and sometimes they provide limited mobility. Meet some amazing people who decided to break the system and create the prosthesis themselves.
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New Clues and Some Wild Guesses About Those Strange Spider Towers in the Amazon

New Clues and Some Wild Guesses About Those Strange Spider Towers in the Amazon | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This adorable baby spider hatched from one of those weird Amazon web towers http://t.co/T46ZrCCmDG http://t.co/ET8cqPcvAq
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Things You Didn't Know About Reindeer

Things You Didn't Know About Reindeer | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
HELSINKI (AP) — Reindeer are featured on Christmas cards and in movies worldwide this time of year, galloping across the sky with Santa's sleigh in tow.
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What word originated in the year of your birth?

What word originated in the year of your birth? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Oxford English Dictionary has a fun little web toy that lets you see a word that was first used during the year of your birth. What's your birthday word?
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The growing evidence that plants can think and communicate

The growing evidence that plants can think and communicate | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Though plants have no brains, scientists have uncovered evidence that they do release chemicals that allow them to "communicate" with each other and animals. There is even evidence that plants can spread their messages over a vast region.
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The cursed coffee experiment!

The cursed coffee experiment! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
After hearing about so many historical experiments that disregard patients' rights, it does me good to finally find that one - regarding the effects of coffee - proved fatal for everyone but the patients.
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A Pill That Lets Adults Learn Perfect Pitch as Easily as Kids

A Pill That Lets Adults Learn Perfect Pitch as Easily as Kids | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Perfect pitch is the ability to accurately name any musical note you hear. It's a talent possessed by just one in 10,000 people, and it can only be learned during a critical period before age 7.
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Meet the Scientist Who Is Solving the Mystery of Zombie Ants

Meet the Scientist Who Is Solving the Mystery of Zombie Ants | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Throughout the tropical forests of the world, there's a parasitic fungus that turns unwitting ants into "zombies." Just how the fungus is able to control the brains of its insect slaves is unknown, but Charissa de Bekker, a post-doctoral researcher...
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Why earthquakes are sometimes preceded by mysterious lights

Why earthquakes are sometimes preceded by mysterious lights | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For years, people have reported odd glowing and mysterious flickers of light before an earthquake. Now the phenomenon may finally be explained, in a new study that explores the unusual geology of the earthquakes associated with these sightings.
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Strange Historic Photos From Antarctica and Other Kingdoms of Ice

Strange Historic Photos From Antarctica and Other Kingdoms of Ice | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Right now, a science expedition to Antarctica is trapped in ice, waiting to be freed so they can continue exploring. They're just the latest group of humans to venture into the unpredictable, frozen world of the South Pole and beyond.
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Surprising uses for aspirin beyond curing your hangover

Surprising uses for aspirin beyond curing your hangover | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Aspirin can have some unusual uses – such as keeping flowers fresh for longer – making it much more than just a humble painkiller (Surprising uses for aspirin beyond curing your hangover http://t.co/pPt4OosBkL)...
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The Weirdest Science Stories of 2013

The Weirdest Science Stories of 2013 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From human head transplants to magnets that prove gay marriage is wrong to potty-mouthed supercomputers, 2013 was truly a bizarre year for science and those purporting to be scientists. Here are 25 of the weirdest stories of the past year.
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10 Surprising Links Between Hollywood and Neuroscience - Wired Science

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10 surprising links between Hollywood and brain research http://t.co/yTmN3zr82s
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Grapple – The Unique Apple That Tastes Like Concord Grapes

Grapple – The Unique Apple That Tastes Like Concord Grapes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you love the texture of apples but hate their taste, then Grapples are just the thing for you. These unique fruits look like nice fresh apples but have a completely different flavor.
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Student Creates Hydrophobic Shirt That’s Impossible to Stain

Student Creates Hydrophobic Shirt That’s Impossible to Stain | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Silic shirt is an amazing garment that just doesn’t catch a stain. No matter what you spill on it – water, soda, or even ketchup – it just rolls right off the T-shirt.
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The Mind-Boggling Bird Suicide Phenomenon of Jatinga

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Jatinga is a small village located in Assam, a state in northeastern India. The village is lush green and scenic, surrounded by serene mountains. But that’s not what it’s famous for.
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Crows could be the key to understanding alien intelligence

Crows could be the key to understanding alien intelligence | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Crows are among the planet's most intelligent animals, teaching their young to use tools for foraging and banding together to fight off intruders.
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A chart that sums up who had sex with whom during the Pleistocene

A chart that sums up who had sex with whom during the Pleistocene | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Call it the Pleistocene hanky panky chart. Now that scientists have sequenced a complete Neanderthal genome, we have more evidence than ever that early Homo sapiens had children with Neanderthals and Denisovans tens of thousands of years ago.
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