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Keep Your Beer From Skunking -- Using Science!

Keep Your Beer From Skunking -- Using Science! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A cold beer seems made for drinking in the sun, but sometimes those summertime beers inexplicably develop a rotten flavor when served in the heat of the day. Why does that happen?
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Photographic archive of wacky inventions spanning the last 100 years, in pictures - Telegraph

Photographic archive of wacky inventions spanning the last 100 years, in pictures - Telegraph | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
An archive of weird and wacky innovations has been unearthed by an amateur historian as he trawled through a collection of images spanning the last 100 years.
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While pumpkin brews may be a modern phenomenon, brewing beer with pumpkins is as old as the US

While pumpkin brews may be a modern phenomenon, brewing beer with pumpkins is as old as the US | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While the rising tide of pumpkin brews may be a modern phenomenon, brewing beer with pumpkins is as old as the U.S. itself. For colonials, the pumpkin was not used for flavor, but as a source of fermentable sugar.
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Giant, Worm-Slurping Leech Filmed For The First Time

Giant, Worm-Slurping Leech Filmed For The First Time | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For the first time, filmmakers in the forests of Borneo's Mount Kinabalu have documented the so-repulsive-it's-captivating behavior of a large, red, worm-guzzling predator.
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The Chemistry Of Why Baking Powder Can't Be Used As Baking Soda

The Chemistry Of Why Baking Powder Can't Be Used As Baking Soda | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
They're both white powders. They're both used in baking. Both substances are leavening agents, substances that release gas bubbles and puff up dough so it's fluffy instead of flat. Both have the same look and texture, but they are used differently.
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10 Strange Natural Defense Mechanisms

10 Strange Natural Defense Mechanisms | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
All living things would do pretty much anything to survive and to insure the lives of their offspring. Check out these 10 unique ways animals (and humans) defend themselves from potential dangers.
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Before Wasps Enslaved Caterpillars, They Enslaved a Virus

Before Wasps Enslaved Caterpillars, They Enslaved a Virus | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every day we get more proof that wasps are the most terrifying creatures on the planet. Not only do they mind-control caterpillars and inject them with their wasp babies, they also managed to enslave a virus to do their dirty work for them.
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Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking? - Huffington Post UK

Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking? - Huffington Post UK | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking?
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The oddly named, Aye aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) native to the biodiversity hub of Madagascar is equally as strange in its appearance, but there is method in its madness.
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Science Explains Why Beer Is The Liquid That Fuels Civilzation

Science Explains Why Beer Is The Liquid That Fuels Civilzation | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ever wondered exactly how your favorite alcoholic beverage that isn't scotch is made? PBS's wonderful "It's Okay to Be Smart" series reveals the science of beer, from hops to bacteria to why we like it so damn much.
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Bizarre Sea Creatures Force Scientists To Create New Category Of Life

Bizarre Sea Creatures Force Scientists To Create New Category Of Life | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Marine biologists have identified two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped creatures that don't belong to any known taxonomic classification. Say hello to a completely new genus: Dendrogramma.
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16-Year-Old Creates Revolutionary Flashlight Powered Solely by Body Heat

16-Year-Old Creates Revolutionary Flashlight Powered Solely by Body Heat | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
16-year-old Ann Makosinski, from Victoria, Canada, has come up with a marvelous invention – a flashlight powered solely by body-heat.
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Why Radio Should Never Have Worked (Even Though It Does)

Why Radio Should Never Have Worked (Even Though It Does) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When Marconi first popularized the radio, no one expected it to go far – literally. Radio waves ought to be stopped in their tracks by the curve of the Earth. Marconi proved they weren't, but no one knew why.
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How The Zebra Got Its Stripes, With Alan Turing

How The Zebra Got Its Stripes, With Alan Turing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Where do a zebra's stripes, a leopard's spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code.
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Your Decision-Making Processes Are a Lot More Random Than You Realize

Your Decision-Making Processes Are a Lot More Random Than You Realize | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For the most part, we make decisions based on our prior experiences. But what about those situations that are completely new or unpredictable?
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Inventor Creates a Math-Infused Bicycle with Seriously Cool Wheels

Inventor Creates a Math-Infused Bicycle with Seriously Cool Wheels | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Several years ago, retired military officer Guan Baihua invented what may be the ultimate geometry geek bicycle. The front wheel is a pentagonal curve, and the back wheel is a reuleaux triangle (a triangular curve).
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Wireless Robot Octopus Swims With the Fishes [Video]

Wireless Robot Octopus Swims With the Fishes [Video] | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Robot octopuses can already walk, jet along and even grasp tools. But new advances have these machines swimming faster than ever. And thanks to the addition of soft, fleshy webs, they’re...
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Meet Miracle Mike, the Chicken Who Lived for 18 Months Without His Head

Meet Miracle Mike, the Chicken Who Lived for 18 Months Without His Head | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Mike meet everyone, everyone meet Mike. No, no, don't wave. He can't see, you're just making this awkward. Also known as Miracle Mike, Mike the Headless Chicken was a plump, five-year-old cockerel...
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A Bite From This Tiny Tick Can Turn You into a Vegetarian

A Bite From This Tiny Tick Can Turn You into a Vegetarian | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The tiny Lone Star tick can succeed where countless health experts and diet planners have failed – this bug has the power to put people off red meat! The tick isn’t vegetarian itself, but it sure can turn you into one for life.
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The Anthropocebo Effect Explains How Our Minds Can Destroy the World

The Anthropocebo Effect Explains How Our Minds Can Destroy the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The placebo effect and the nocebo effect demonstrate that our minds have a special kind of control over our bodies. They also might have control over the world. And that's something to be worried about.
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The Mothman Who Created An Evolutionary Controversy

The Mothman Who Created An Evolutionary Controversy | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every student of biology has seen photos of the peppered moths. In a forest polluted by smoke, dark peppered moths resting against darkened bark have a natural advantage and proliferate. In a pristine forest, light moths have the advantage.
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Spinosaurus: This dinosaur's weird body was built to swim - Los Angeles Times

Spinosaurus: This dinosaur's weird body was built to swim Los Angeles Times A strange dinosaur fossil dug up in the deserts of Morocco and whose parts were flung across two continents has finally been reunited – and its bizarre body parts show it...
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Archaeologists Have Made An Incredible Discovery At Stonehenge

Archaeologists Have Made An Incredible Discovery At Stonehenge | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, investigators working around Stonehenge have detected a trove of previously unknown burial mounds, chapels, shrines, pits — and most remarkable of all — a massive megalithic monument made up of more than 50...
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A Single-Celled Organism Commits The World's First Murder

A Single-Celled Organism Commits The World's First Murder | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
At the dawn of life on Earth, a group of early lifeforms is eager to get on with this whole living and adapting business. But one of them is getting a bit annoyed with its compatriots—and it's ready to commit the first act of violence.
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This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams

This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ever heard of the Perky Effect? It sounds cutesy-poo, but it's an effect that has led to a decades-long investigation that reveals a startling truth. Even if you don't consciously control your dreams, you probably think you control your daydreams.
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10 Amazing Inventions by Teens

10 Amazing Inventions by Teens | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you think youth is all about selfies and games, you'll be surprised by these ten young inventors and their amazing creations.
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