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Fetuses yawn in the womb.

Fetuses yawn in the womb. | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
We know that unborn babies hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, but new observational research concludes that they also yawn.
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Man arrested in Athens over ID theft of two thirds of Greek population

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing the personal data of roughly two thirds of the country's population, police officials in Athens said on Tuesday.The 35-year...
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Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals

Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A Danish-Canadian research team has demonstrated the Norse society did not die out due to an inability to adapt to the Greenlandic diet. In fact, they ate plenty of seals.
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Russian Woman Mummified Husband for ‘Resurrection’

A headless mummified body found in a ditch in central Russia was there because of a failed Biblical miracle, not murder, Yaroslavl Region investigators said on Monday.
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Virtual Autopsy Reveals Ancient Mummy Murder

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World's Oldest Digital Computer Gets a Reboot

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The oldest working digital computer has been restored for the first time since 1951.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:46 AM
Ye gads, I would HATE to do the system defrag on that!
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Galapagos Tortoise 'Lonesome George' May Have Company

Galapagos Tortoise 'Lonesome George' May Have Company | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The deceased giant tortoise may not have been the last of his kind after all.
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Samantha Sanchez's curator insight, August 22, 2013 6:14 AM

Lonesome George...
Maybe the last of its kind... 

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Sailing boat smashes world speed record

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Ah, sailing. Idyllic, lazy days out on deck amid the flapping of sails, the cry of the circling seagulls and a long cool drink.

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Apes Have Midlife Crises, Too

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Middle age ruts may motivate apes and people to better their lives, a new study says.
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A Peek Inside Rappers' Brains Shows Roots Of Improvisation

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Scientists have found rappers and jazz musicians use their brains in similar ways when it comes to improvisation.
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Paralyzed Dogs Walk Again After Nose Cell Transplants

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For the past few years, scientists at Cambridge University have been...
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Albert Einstein's brain had an extraordinary prefrontal cortex

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Einstein's prefrontal cortex may have contributed to his remarkable genius,...

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Cash found marked 'PC World' - police search for 'Police Constable World'.

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The unnamed civilian worker searched for Police Constable World after finding cash labelled with the computer store PC World's name in evidence bundles from a raid on the firm's Stockport store.
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Dogs learn to associate words with objects differently than humans do

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Dogs learning to associate words with objects form these associations in different ways than humans do, according to new research.
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Drunks More Likely to Survive Injuries, Study Suggests

Drunks More Likely to Survive Injuries, Study Suggests | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Is it healthier to be drunk when you're injured?
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Witty pupils escape punishment

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Witty pupils at a Cambridge school are being let off for minor offences if they can conjure up quick and clever excuses.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:45 AM
I wish this had been in use in my old school
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Last 22 Gobi Bears Endangered by Climate Change in Mongolia

Last 22 Gobi Bears Endangered by Climate Change in Mongolia | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Even as the ice-dwelling polar bear is threatened by climate change, so, too, is another bear that lives in a completely different habitat. In this case ...
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Sweating Promotes Wound Healing

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Sweating -- it's not just a thing to do profusely while talking to the really cute barista anymore!
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Why Is Belarus the Only Country Where Opera Is the Most Popular Browser?

Why Is Belarus the Only Country Where Opera Is the Most Popular Browser? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Authoritarianism....
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Lost Pet Parakeet Returned After Telling Cops its Address

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A lost pet parakeet in Japan was returned to his owner after telling its address to the police.
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Now that is really Quite Interesting

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Do you know Richard Gere's middle name or what the ozone layer smells like? Either way - we have the answers.

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Mars radiation fine for humans, Curiosity finds

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Initial readings of cosmic ray radiation on Mars suggest it's about the same as on the International Space Station. Now we just need a spaceship. Read this article by Tim Hornyak on CNET.
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The Stars Are Beginning To Go Out…

The Stars Are Beginning To Go Out… | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
They really are.

The universe is apparently well past its prime in terms of making stars, and what new ones are being made now across the cosmos ...
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:53 AM
Damnit Dr who is correct again
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Britain's Christmas tree plantations hit by mysterious killer fungus

Britain’s Christmas trees have been hit with a virulent fungal disease amid fears it could threaten entire plantations, experts warned today.
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