Sizzling Longevity: World's Oldest Person Eats Bacon Daily
Bacon and eggs.
October 6th, 2015
A few slices of bacon a day seem to keep the doctor away (at least for one woman).
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30-Foot Fingernails: The Curious Science of World's Longest Nails
Shridar Chillal displays his nails.
October 1st, 2015
Why do we have fingernails, anyway?
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No Boys Allowed: Snake Mom Has 'Virgin Birth'
The yellow-bellied water snake.
September 24th, 2015
A female water snake in Missouri can do something that no human woman can (no matter how badly she might want to).
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Doomsday Revised: New Prediction Claims World Will End on Oct. 7
View of the planet Earth from space during meteorite impact
October 6th, 2015
Falling into a long tradition of revamping old doomsday predictions, an online religious group claims that the now-deceased preacher, Harold Camping, was right, and his prophecies forecast the end of the world. Tomorrow.
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Rare Fluorescent Sea Turtle Glows Red and Green
Glowing sea turtle
September 29th, 2015
Below the tropical waves near the Solomon Islands, nighttime divers spotted a psychedelic vision: an endangered sea turtle glowing bright red and green.
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Grisly Discovery: 9,000-Year-Old Decapitated Skull Covered in Amputated Hands
Amputated hands had been laid over the face of the decapitated skull and arranged opposite each other.
September 23rd, 2015
Under limestone slabs in a cave in Brazil, scientists made a ghoulish new discovery: a decapitated skull covered by amputated hands. The finding may be the oldest known case of ritual beheading in the new world.
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Cheers! Wild Yeast Could Yield New Kinds of Beer
Beer Flight
September 23rd, 2015
Beer enthusiasts, rejoice! Wild strains of yeast could one day help brewers develop new kinds of suds, including new sour ones and others that taste of honey, researchers say.
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Plants Use Clever (but Smelly) Ruse to Spread Seeds
Dung Beetle
October 5th, 2015
Plants that produce seeds that look and smell like antelope poop are able to trick unsuspecting dung beetles ─ which feed on the droppings ─ into dispersing and burying the seeds, a new study finds.
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They're Out There! Most People Believe in E.T.
pink alien planet
September 25th, 2015
The majority of people believe that intelligent aliens are out there, and many want to reach out. The survey found that men are more likely to believe in intelligent aliens than are women, and also more likely to say humanity should reach out.
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Eavesdropping on Aliens: Why Edward Snowden Got E.T. Wrong
SETI's Allen Telescope Array
September 23rd, 2015
Encryption isn't the reason we're missing alien signals, as Edward Snowden has suggested. Scientists searching for alien life are looking for other hallmarks of communication.
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