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Here's the Physics Behind That Insane Chinese Traffic Jam

Here's the Physics Behind That Insane Chinese Traffic Jam | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A few days ago, a drone captured this eye-popping video of the world’s worst traffic jam on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway.
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Scientists Have Drafted a Complete Tree of Life 

Scientists Have Drafted a Complete Tree of Life  | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Humans, bacteria, daffodils: We’re a diverse bunch on the surface, but trace each and every Earthling back far enough, and you’ll arrive at a common ancestor.
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The Bologna Stone Was a Glowing Mystery for 400 Years

The Bologna Stone Was a Glowing Mystery for 400 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Bologna Stone was discovered in 1603, at the base of a dead volcano near Bologna. When treated with heat, and exposed to sunlight, it would glow for hours—sometimes days. It took 400 years to figure out why.
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Pterodactyls Are Not Dinosaurs.  So What The Hell Are They?

Pterodactyls Are Not Dinosaurs.  So What The Hell Are They? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Pterodactyls lived at the same time as the dinosaurs—but somehow, they’re not actually dinosaurs. They were flying creatures, and paleontologists keep telling us that dinosaurs are birds.
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Look at This Extinct Snake's Little Arms and Legs

Look at This Extinct Snake's Little Arms and Legs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Yes, at least one snake—albeit a very, very old snake—used to have tiny little arms and legs on its lengthy torso. iI want, more than anything else in the world, to see this snake running. Unfortunately, it appears it didn’t use its legs for that.
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Scientists Tested The Revigorator, A Vintage Uranium Health Product

Scientists Tested The Revigorator, A Vintage Uranium Health Product | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
During the 1920s and 1930s, people put radium on their skin and in their cocktails. They put uranium in health tonics. And they drank water from The Revigorator, which was a pot lined with uranium.
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Bill Nye Explains The Science Behind Exploding Spaghetti

Bill Nye Explains The Science Behind Exploding Spaghetti | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You probably remember Bill Nye from when he taught you real things about actual science. But as it turns out, he also knows about — and I’m quoting here — “blowing shit up”.
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Meanwhile in the Future: We Have Changed the Climate with Wind Turbines

Meanwhile in the Future: We Have Changed the Climate with Wind Turbines | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, about 2.3 percent of America’s power is generated by wind. But wind power is becoming wildly popular all over the world.
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Five Bizarre Fossil Discoveries That Got Scientists Excited

Five Bizarre Fossil Discoveries That Got Scientists Excited | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From trilobites to tyrannosaurs, most fossils are of creatures with hard shells or bones.
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How a Physicist Solved the Mystery of an Iconic Photo

How a Physicist Solved the Mystery of an Iconic Photo | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A physicist, an astrophysicist and an astronomer take a scientific approach to appreciating photography.
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The Experiment That Overturned A Basic Law of Physics

The Experiment That Overturned A Basic Law of Physics | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In the 1950s, physicist Chien-Shiung Wu was doing research at Columbia University when two other physicists approached her with a bold idea, but no way to prove it—until Wu found one.
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Why Scientists Have Been Scared of Space Germs for Almost 50 Years

Why Scientists Have Been Scared of Space Germs for Almost 50 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The 1967 Outer Space Treaty was one of the few things the U.S. and the Soviet Union managed to agree on at the height of the Cold War.
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11 of the Oldest Animals on Earth

11 of the Oldest Animals on Earth | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We're used to people living an average of 60-75 years while our pets live somewhere around 10-15 years. But there are always exceptions and these senior animals show that like age, lifespan is nothing but a number.
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9 Famous Weird Cats of Yesteryear

9 Famous Weird Cats of Yesteryear | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Meet the weird cats who made headlines in the pre-Internet era. Including Dagwood the Ping Pong Cat, and Pat the Cat Who Ate a Christmas Tree.
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Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place

Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The paradox of Schroedinger’s Cat famously demonstrates that a quantum cat sealed in a box is both alive and dead at the same time until we look inside, at which point it becomes one or the other. Such is the weirdness of quantum mechanics.
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Asimov's Yeast Vats May Be the Real Future of Food

Asimov's Yeast Vats May Be the Real Future of Food | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Isaac Asimov and other classic sci-fi writers envisioned a future in which great vats of yeast or bacteria could feed humanity. We’re not there yet, but today’s startups are using yeast cultures to produce milk, egg whites, and even coffee.
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This "New" Species of Bat Has Been Sitting in Museums for a Century

This "New" Species of Bat Has Been Sitting in Museums for a Century | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Preserved specimens of a type of nectar-eating bat sit in museum drawers all over the world. But now it looks as though the museums have half as many of one type of bat as they thought they did.
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Artist Creates Tree Able to Grow 40 Different Kinds of Fruit at Once

Artist Creates Tree Able to Grow 40 Different Kinds of Fruit at Once | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In a bid to reintroduce Americans to long-forgotten native fruit, a New York sculptor has created an incredible tree that can produce 40 varieties of stone fruit at once.
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Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature’s Genetic Alphabet

Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature’s Genetic Alphabet | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Scientists hope that new genetic letters, created in the lab, will endow DNA with new powers.
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Doctors Save Man’s Severed Hand by Attaching it to His Leg

Doctors Save Man’s Severed Hand by Attaching it to His Leg | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Chinese surgeons recently performed a bizarre surgery in order to save a man’s severed hand. They grafted it on to his ankle for a month, before reattaching it to his arm!
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Scientists Have Solved a Decades-Old Mystery About Polar Bears

Scientists Have Solved a Decades-Old Mystery About Polar Bears | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Scientists have long wondered whether polar bears are able to enter a physiological state resembling hibernation in response to food shortages, an adaptation some researchers have speculated could protect the species even as their hunting grounds...
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Dividing 1 by This Big Number Gives You the Fibonacci Sequence. Why?

Dividing 1 by This Big Number Gives You the Fibonacci Sequence. Why? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
After dividing 1 by 999-quattuordecillion (a number that’s 48 integers long), you get the Fibonacci sequence presented in neat, 24-digit strings. Here’s why that happens.
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Researchers Discover Super Healthy Seaweed That Taste Like Bacon

Researchers Discover Super Healthy Seaweed That Taste Like Bacon | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Researchers at Oregon State University have made the mother of all discoveries – they’ve recently patented a strain of seaweed that’s not only rich in protein, but tastes remarkably like delicious bacon when cooked.
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5 Foods That Could Actually Make You Feel Happier

5 Foods That Could Actually Make You Feel Happier | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When a bad mood strikes, it's tempting to lean into the emotions and just ride it out. But there are ways to take a more proactive approach -- even with what you eat.
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