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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Map Reveals Ghostly Antineutrinos Lurking Within Earth
The first-ever global map of antineutrinos produced by natural and human-made sources, with the latter making up less than 1 percent of the total.
September 23rd, 2015
A look inside of Earth has revealed the hiding places of weird antimatter particles that are nearly massless, resulting in a global map of the planet's so-called antineutrinos.
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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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The 10 Ig Nobel Winners of 2015: Penis Stings, Smooch Science and More
Researchers accept the Management Prize at the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony on Sept. 17, 2015, at Harvard University's historic Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
September 17th, 2015
The 25th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony honored silly, yet thought-provoking, science. From painful bee stings on the penis and the health benefits of kissing, to the math of a sultan's promiscuous ways, this year's winners did anything but bore.
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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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Shades of 'Star Trek'? Quantum Teleportation Sets Distance Record
Sci-Fi Background
September 22nd, 2015
A record-breaking distance has been achieved in the bizarre world of quantum teleportation, scientists say.
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