Strange News

'Spooky Action' Heats Up: Atoms Entangled at Room Temperature
abstract illustration of molecules and atoms
November 25th, 2015
Physicists have coupled together thousands of atoms at room temperature, wherein actions on one of the atoms can affect its partners across the cosmos. Previously, these atoms could be paired only at temperatures cold enough to liquefy helium.
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Spooky Action Is Real: Bizarre Quantum Entanglement Confirmed in New Tests
an abstract representation of an atom
November 17th, 2015
Spooky action at a distance, the bizarre implication of quantum mechanics that so-rattled Einstein, is real, a series of new tests confirm.
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Mysterious 'Blood Rain' Tints Water a Gruesome Hue
November 12th, 2015
In several small villages in the northwest of Spain, no one knew what made the water in their fountains turn a blood-like red.
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Franken Flatworms Grow Heads and Brains of Other Species
flatworm heads
November 24th, 2015
Without altering a single DNA molecule, researchers engineered a flatworm to grow the heads of different species.
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Friday the 13th: Why There Are 3 'Unlucky' Days This Year
friday the 13th skull and candles
November 13th, 2015
Enjoy this inauspicious Friday, because you won't see another one like it until 2026.
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What If All of Earth's Insects Keeled Over?
Dragonfly (<em>Platycnemis pennipes</em>) covered in dew drops.
November 11th, 2015
Sure mosquito bites and insect-carried diseases would be out of the picture, but without these pesky six-legged critters, the world as we know would not exist. In fact, we may not exist.
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'Mirror Universes' Might Look and Behave Like Ours, Study Finds
Antiproton Interactions
November 6th, 2015
What's the difference between matter and antimatter? Sometimes nothing, a new study finds.
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Not So Precious: Eyeless 'Smeagol' Arachnid Discovered in Underground Lair
The Smeagol arachnid.
November 18th, 2015
In a deep, dank cave in Brazil, a pale, blind creature lurks, never venturing out to feel the sun.
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Friday the 13th: The Science Behind the 'Unlucky' Day
Friday the 13th
November 13th, 2015
Can't get enough of Friday the 13th? Here's a collection of stories and countdowns about the superstitious day.
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This Adorable Kitty Looks Like a Werewolf: Here's Why
Two female Lykoi cats.
November 10th, 2015
This oddly adorable cat carries a genetic secret.
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