Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?
July 21st, 2014
Cork quality has been declining for years, and scientists think it may be from cork oak trees adapting to climate change.
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Dead Giraffe?! Weirdest Things Found in NYC Waters
Robot hand on beach
July 16th, 2014
From shipwrecks to an upright dining table to a dead giraffe, a cornucopia of strange objects have been discovered in the shadowy depths of New York City's waterways.
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Sliced Bread: The 'Greatest Thing' Turns 86
Otto Rohwedder invented the first machine that sliced bread and packaged it.
July 7th, 2014
Today is the 86th anniversary of the invention of sliced bread and the 134th birthday of its inventor, Otto Rohwedder.
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'Longest' Fossilized Poop Drops at Auction House
A photo of the fossilized dung
July 18th, 2014
A lumpy fossil — billed as the longest piece of ancient poop — will hit the auction block next week.
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World's Tallest Waterslide: Why You Don't Fall Off
Verrückt is now officially the world's tallest water slide. The ride opened at Schlitterbahn Waterparks on July 10.
July 11th, 2014
How physics keeps people from falling off water slides, like world's tallest water slide in Kansas City named Verruckt.
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'Revolutionary' Physics: Do Sterile Neutrinos Lurk in the Universe?
the microboone detector gets lowered into place
July 1st, 2014
A new experiment could reveal traces of a ghostly particle called a sterile neutrino, which only interacts with ordinary matter through gravity.
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Universe Shouldn't Be Here, According to Higgs Physics
bicep2 telescope at night
June 23rd, 2014
The universe should have collapsed just microseconds after it formed in the Big Bang, according to one new theory.
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Doc X-Rays His Broken Headphones to Fix Them
July 16th, 2014
In an attempt to fix his broken headphones, a radiologist turned to an unusual resource at his disposal.
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Whoa! Seahorses Don't Neigh — They Growl
A longsnout seahorse in the water.
July 9th, 2014
Seahorses don't neigh, but they do click when feeding or courting and growl when under threat, new research finds.
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How Disco Clams Put on Undersea Light Shows
Disco clams create a strobe-light effect when light reflects off tiny silica spheres on their bodies.
June 25th, 2014
High-speed video revealed that disco clams are not bioluminescent, but their lips are covered with tiny silica spheres that reflect natural light.
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