Strange News

Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop
Greek statue with a "laptop"
February 5th, 2016
There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue.
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Daddy Longlegs Fossil Keeps Erection for 99 Million Years
A harvestman, or daddy longlegs, was preserved for 99 million years, with an erect penis.
February 3rd, 2016
An unfortunate death for an aroused male arachnid gives researchers a rare look at ancient harvestman genitalia.
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Human Brain's Bizarre Folding Pattern Recreated in a Vat
Scientists created a physical model of a human brain and stuck it into a vat of solvent, watching it develop and morph a wrinkly organ.
February 1st, 2016
A new mock-up of the fetal brain reveals how it transforms from smooth hemispheres to its wrinkly, crinkly shape.
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Hawking Wants to Power Earth With Mini Black Holes: Crazy or Legit?
This artist's concept shows a black hole's surroundings, including its accretion disk, jet and magnetic field.
February 5th, 2016
In a recent lecture, famed physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed using radiation emitted from mini black holes to power the Earth.
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Why Sand Tiger Shark Devours Aquarium Mate (Video)
February 2nd, 2016
Any sharks that want to enhance their reputation as fearsome predators should follow the lead of a sand tiger shark at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, that surprised aquarium goers by devouring a fellow shark, and taking nearly a day to finish the job.
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F-35 Fighter Jet Likely Caused Sonic Booms That Rocked New Jersey
New Jersey Sonic Booms Map
January 29th, 2016
The sonic booms that rattled residents of New Jersey up to Long Island, New York, yesterday may have been the result of flight testing of fighter jets at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland.
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The Real 'X-Files'? CIA Reveals Weirdest UFO Stories
A UFO, or flying saucer, above a dark city and under a full moon.
January 27th, 2016
The CIA recently released some of its older documents on unidentified flying objects.
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Antiperspirant May Boost Variety of 'Bugs' Living on Your Armpits
Woman putting on deodorant.
February 5th, 2016
Antiperspirant wipes out much of the bacteria under your arms. But the survivors are a diverse bunch.
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Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaskan Scientists
Common Murres
February 1st, 2016
Thousands of dead seabirds have washed up on Alaskan shores over the past nine months. And while a dead bird washing ashore is a fairly common occurrence, these large numbers are leaving scientists concerned and confused.
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Mysterious Sonic Boom Reported Over New Jersey
New Jersey Sonic Booms Map
January 28th, 2016
The boom was followed by nine others along the Eastern Seaboard from New Jersey to Long Island, New York. The cause of the booms remains elusive, with NASA, a Naval airbase and the Federal Aviation Authority saying they aren't responsible.
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