Strange News

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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Elusive New Pentaquark Particle Discovered After 50-Year Hunt
Large Hadron Collider
July 14th, 2015
An entirely new particle known as the pentaquark has finally been spotted at the LHC, over 50 years after it was theorized to exist. Physicists still don't know how the constituents that make up this newfound particle are glued together.
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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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Big Daddy of Primates: Lemur Has Giant Testes
Young lemur in tree
July 15th, 2015
If the northern giant mouse lemur were the size of a human, its testes would be as big as grapefruits. To capture these testes measurements, scientists had to be quick on their feet in the forests of Madagascar.
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All Aboard! Slug Poop Carries Worms to Destinations
A slug of the genus Arion is common to northern Germany.
July 13th, 2015
Tiny nematode worms take the slug poop express when traveling from food source to food source, revealing a previously unknown nematode lifestyle within the guts of slugs.
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Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later (Here's Why)
python, porcupine
June 26th, 2015
Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine? Well, wonder no more. One of these giant snakes — which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole — recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it.
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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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Giant Redheaded Centipede Photo Goes Viral, Horrifies the Internet
A giant centipede on a broom.
July 10th, 2015
You don't have to be a Kardashian to stand out on the Internet — all you need is at least 20 pairs of bright-yellow legs, a gleaming red head and venomous fangs.
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