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Back from dead after 42 mins

Back from dead after 42 mins | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Doctors save the life of a woman who was clinically dead after suffering from a major heart attack.
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10 Real Technologies That Look Insanely Futuristic

10 Real Technologies That Look Insanely Futuristic | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Why wait for the future when many of today’s technologies look as though they got here in a time machine? Here are 10 real-life technologies that come from the future.
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He's 4,000 years old -- but 'bog body' looks pretty good for his age

He's 4,000 years old -- but 'bog body' looks pretty good for his age | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 4,000-year-old man preserved in an Irish peat bog, marking the oldest European body ever found with skin still intact.
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12 More Real Animals We Can’t Believe Aren't Pokémon

12 More Real Animals We Can’t Believe Aren't Pokémon | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Earlier this year we told you about a dozen true-to-life animals that seem better suited to the pages of a certain anime than the jungle. Thankfully, nature is generous when it comes to producing completely whacked-out organisms.
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Archaeologists Unearth Pieces from a 5,000 Year-Old Board Game

Archaeologists Unearth Pieces from a 5,000 Year-Old Board Game | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While excavating an ancient burial mound at Başur Höyük near Siirt in southeast Turkey, archaeologists discovered a set of sculpted stones that may represent the earliest recorded gaming tokens.
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Timur Bekmambetov is making a movie about flesh-eating squirrels

Timur Bekmambetov is making a movie about flesh-eating squirrels | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov is turning his sights on the fluffy menace that is squirrel-kind. And although there's no word on production starting, the movie apparently already has a promo trailer.
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The four types of people most likely to murder their families

The four types of people most likely to murder their families | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Since the 1980s, there's been an appreciable rise in people killing their families, and researchers have started to see a pattern.
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Early Humans May Have Ripped Off Neanderthal Technology

Early Humans May Have Ripped Off Neanderthal Technology | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
By the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already made the continent their home.
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A new scientific explanation for near-death experiences

A new scientific explanation for near-death experiences | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Many people on their deathbeds report seeing a long corridor with a brilliant light at the end of it. Could it be heaven? Probably not.
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8 Amazing Things To Know About Breasts

8 Amazing Things To Know About Breasts | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ah, breasts. Has ever a body part been so celebrated in art, in literature and in daily life? (8 awesome facts about boobs http://t.co/pAKnVsM7qc)
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An elaborate 12-course meal squeezed into one can

An elaborate 12-course meal squeezed into one can | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It doesn't look very appetizing, but designer Chris Godfrey has managed to pack a lavish medieval-style 12-course banquet into a single can.
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Grave mystery solved

Grave mystery solved | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Just who is the Nick Beef on the headstone next to Lee Harvey Oswald? (Mystery of grave next to Lee Harvey Oswald's solved http://t.co/6oFcKLLXB0)
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Extraordinary Carving Discovered Inside Ancient Maya Pyramid

Extraordinary Carving Discovered Inside Ancient Maya Pyramid | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are calling it a "once-in-a-lifetime find" — a 1,400 year-old frieze vividly decorated with images of gods and rulers. Considered a work of art, the carving is shedding new light into this ancient culture.
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Elena Victorero's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:19 PM

This carving are indeed very well done and preserved, made you wonder how many others wonders in archeological sites like this one are still hidden and waiting to be discovered.

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Archaeologists discover an Assyrian sea wall from a legendary battle

Archaeologists discover an Assyrian sea wall from a legendary battle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
About 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age, the Assyrians were a major power in the Middle East and North Africa. Their military might was terrifying.
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Can science really make us immortal?

Can science really make us immortal? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Salon has published an excerpt from Adam Leith Gollner's upcoming book about 'the science, belief, and magic behind living forever.' Gollner surveys the work of researchers from around the world who are trying to reverse the effects of aging and...
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A Map of the Lands Actually Discovered by European Explorers

A Map of the Lands Actually Discovered by European Explorers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When studying Western history, we tend to say that this European explorer discovered this continent or that island, when those lands were already long inhabited.
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How a "cloaking device" led to an amazingly powerful new microscope

How a "cloaking device" led to an amazingly powerful new microscope | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
As we move into a future where we want to build materials from the atoms up, we need better microscopes to see what we're doing. Right now, we can't even watch DNA building proteins in real time. We only get muddy snapshots.
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Robot comedian does a standup routine and reacts to the audience

Robot comedian does a standup routine and reacts to the audience | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
One of the comedians that performed standup at the Barbican Centre earlier this month had a somewhat robotic delivery—for obvious reasons. And RoboThespian doesn't just tell jokes; it also reads the crowd.
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Badger Unearths Medieval Graves in Germany

Badger Unearths Medieval Graves in Germany | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A badger living near a farm in Germany picked an interesting spot to build its den: directly on top of a 12th century burial site that included two lords and a warrior.
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This is why the ocean is full of dead zones

This is why the ocean is full of dead zones | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every year, a massive "dead zone" develops in the Gulf of Mexico — a region where algae destroys almost all the oxygen in the ocean. No fish or other life forms can survive there. This year's dead zone is roughly 5,840 square miles (see above map).
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Predict the weather the way Darwin did on The Beagle

Predict the weather the way Darwin did on The Beagle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin’s expedition on The Beagle allowed the naturalist to gather evidence for his theory of evolution. The Beagle's commander, Admiral Robert Fitzroy, also had a theory. He used a special jar to help him predict weather.
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Jellyfish used to create glow-in-the-dark bunnies

Jellyfish used to create glow-in-the-dark bunnies | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: University of Hawaii researchers create glow-in-the-dark rabbits. The research may be able to improve human lives. KHNL's Chris Tanaka reports.
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How to walk on water

How to walk on water | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
John W.M. Bush is an applied mathematician at MIT, where he studies how insects stand, paddle, jump and jitter along the surface of water, via what he calls "interfacial biolocomotion." As this video compilation illustrates, the movements and...
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How a Librarian Figured Out What Was Written in This Microscopic Book

How a Librarian Figured Out What Was Written in This Microscopic Book | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The University of Iowa library has more than 4,000 miniature books in its collection. The smallest one of all, though, manages to stand out from the rest by measuring in at an itty-bitty 0.138 inches square and 0.04 inches thick.
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