Bright Idea or Shady Scheme? Cosmetic Company Wants to Lighten Moon
The dazzling full moon sets behind the Very Large Telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert in this photo released June 7, 2010 by the European Southern Observatory. The moon appears larger than normal due to an optical illusion of perspective.
April 18th, 2014
A think-tank associated with a cosmetics company has a plan to brighten the surface of the moon in an effort to lighten up the night sky and reducing the need for electricity to run street lights. Scientists are skeptical.
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Viagra Ice Cream Arouses Controversy
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April 15th, 2014
The list of food and non-food items that have been combined in an unnatural marriage just got longer: Viagra and Champagne ice cream.
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Bad Moon Rising? Preacher Ties Blood Moons to Biblical Prophecies
Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon
April 14th, 2014
A popular televangelist from San Antonio named John Hagee has stated that the four lunar eclipses scheduled to begin this month — also known as "blood moons" — are a sign that biblical prophecies are about to come true.
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The Science Behind 'Impossible' Videos: New Show Demystifies Online Acts
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April 16th, 2014
From levitating a car with water from fire hoses to sprinkling salt on a dead frog's legs to make them twitch, the Science Channel show "Outrageous Acts of Science" explains the science behind YouTube videos that would make your jaw drop.
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'Clever Editing' Warps Scientists' Words in New Geocentrism Film
arthrise from moon, as seen by JAXA probe.
April 15th, 2014
Four prominent physicists say they were misquoted in a documentary trailer promoting a claim debunked more than 450 years ago: that the Earth is in a privileged spot in the universe.
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FBI Raids Real 'Indiana Jones' Home
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April 4th, 2014
A team of law-enforcement officials including FBI agents has swooped down on a rural home in Indiana that houses a bizarre collection of artifacts from around the world.
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Alleged Grave-Robbing Cannibal Brothers Arrested — Again
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April 15th, 2014
Apparently, once you've eaten human flesh, you develop a real taste for it. Two brothers in Pakistan were arrested in 2011 for digging up about 150 graves and stealing away with the bodies, which they later consumed.
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Elusive 'Exotic Hadron' Particles Confirmed
The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
April 14th, 2014
The existence of exotic hadrons — a type of matter that doesn't fit within the traditional model of particle physics — has now been confirmed, scientists say.
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A Real Corker: Message in a Bottle May Be World's Oldest
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April 9th, 2014
In 1913, a young German man tossed a bottle with a message inside into the Baltic Sea. He had no idea that his message would survive two world wars — not to mention more than a century of brutal winters and ocean storms before its discovery last month.
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