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#JunkOff: Why Animal Genitals Are Important to Science
weird animal penises, animal facts
September 2nd, 2015
A Twitter hashtag, #JunkOff, illustrates the steamier side of biology — and its importance to understanding evolution.
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Ghostly Particles from Outer Space Detected in Antarctica
The IceCube Lab at the South Pole, lit up by star trails in this photo taken in July 2015.
August 20th, 2015
A frozen observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside our galaxy and points beyond the Milky Way. Finding these cosmic neutrinos also sheds light on the origins of cosmic rays, the researchers said.
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Water, Water Not Everywhere: Why Puddles Stop Spreading
A drop of fluid striking the surface of a fluid bath
July 22nd, 2015
Puddles make water easier to spot and wipe up, but the traditional laws of physics say water should spread indefinitely. So why doesn't it?
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No Organs, No Problem: Weird Animal Hunts Without Nerves or Muscles
Trichoplax, a simple animal with no organs, feeds on microalgae (red specks).
September 2nd, 2015
A tiny multicellular animal has nothing recognizable as muscle or nerve cells. In fact it has no organs at all. And yet it can hunt down, dissolve and consume algae with surprising sophistication, new research shows.
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Mystery Deepens: Matter and Antimatter Are Mirror Images
A newly reported experiment involving matter and antimatter was carried out in CERN's Antiproton Decelerator.
August 12th, 2015
Matter and antimatter appear to be perfect mirror images of each other, scientists have discovered with unprecedented levels of precision, foiling hope of solving the mystery as to why there is far matter than antimatter in the universe.
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Missing 'Vampire' Director's Skull: Why People Snatch Bodies
Still of Max Schreck in F.W. Murnau's silent vampire film “Nosferatu."
July 17th, 2015
The disappearance of the skull of German film director F.W. Murnau is disturbing; and while body snatching is taboo it's far from rare. Motives range from the mercenary to the macabre.
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Bill Cosby Deposition: What Is Somnophilia?
Bill Cosby
July 15th, 2015
The term "somnophilia" came up in response to Bill Cosby's 2006 deposition on allegations of sexual assault. But what does the diagnosis mean?
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New Math Could Reveal Hidden Sources of Chaos
fractal pattern of chaos
August 27th, 2015
A new definition of the inherent unpredictability of chaos could reveal seemingly smooth situations that have a hidden propensity for chaos
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Backwards Time Travel Would Create Spooky, Self-Annihilating Twins
time travel artistic version
July 23rd, 2015
Backwards time travel at faster-than-light speeds would involve the creation of spooky doubles of the time-traveling object, a new hypothesis proposes.
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Finally, Bacon-Flavored Health Food Has Arrived
Food prepared using  dulse.
July 16th, 2015
Bacon-flavored seaweed is the new kale.
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