Strange News

Quantum Experiment Helps Prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Abstract Cosmos
January 29th, 2015
Building a quantum computer can sometimes yield unexpected benefits — like providing the right environment to demonstrate that Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity is, in fact, correct.
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Freaky Shark 'Out of a Horror Movie' Caught by Fisherman
Frilled shark
January 22nd, 2015
A bizarre, freaky-looking shark with rows of needle-sharp teeth and a body like an eel's was caught by a fisherman in Australia. The odd creature is a rare type of shark known as a frilled shark, and is sometimes called a fish "fossil" because it dates ba
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2015's 'Leap Second' Could Scramble Computers
Clock Gears
January 9th, 2015
A leap second will be added to 2015 to keep atomic clock time in sync with Earth's actual rotational time.
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Zigzag Physics: Loophole Makes Light Particles Act Drunk
Abstract Lights
January 24th, 2015
The laws of physics say a photon should travel at the speed of light through empty space — but new research shows this isn't always the case. The experimenters managed to slow down light without a medium.
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Nobel Prize Winners Show Playful Side in Crayon Drawings
Robert B. Laughlin was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1998,
January 9th, 2015
A new photography exhibit suggests that, while Nobel laureates may be geniuses in their field, most aren't very good at coloring.
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Rare Butterfly Is Half Male, Half Female
gynandromorph butterfly
January 8th, 2015
An unusual butterfly that is half male and half female recently caught the eyes of a volunteer at a butterfly exhibit at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Chris Johnson, a retired chemical engineer from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, was volunteering at the
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Atom Smasher Will Renew Hunt for Strange Particles in 2015
The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
December 27th, 2014
The world's most powerful atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, will restart in 2015. Here's what researchers will be looking for.
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Football Physics: Why Deflated Balls Are Easier to Catch
January 23rd, 2015
After an inspection revealed that some of the footballs used during Sunday's NFL playoff game were slightly deflated, many people are asking whether the balls gave the New England Patriots an unfair advantage over the Indianapolis Colts.
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Photos: Nobel Prize Winners Draw Their Discoveries in Crayon
Robert B. Laughlin was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1998,
January 9th, 2015
These Nobel laureates are the best in their fields — even if they're not very good at coloring.
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6 Incredible Spy Technologies That Are Real
retro spy photographing documents
January 2nd, 2015
From visual microphones to hackable medical implants, the futuristic technologies found in James Bond movies are becoming much less far-fetched.
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