Dirt and Corn? Test Reveals Hidden Coffee Ingredients
August 19th, 2014
Chemists can now use a test to identify counterfeit coffee made with filler ingredients like soybean, corn and twigs.
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Still 'Drinkable': 200-Year-Old Booze Found in Shipwreck
The 200-year-old Selters bottle contained alcohol that is likely a gin or vodka.
August 15th, 2014
The stoneware bottle, officially bottle for Selters water, contained what may be gin or vodka and was found within a shipwreck at the bottom of a Gulf in the Baltic Sea. Apparently, the booze is drinkable, though doesn't smell good.
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Weirdest Worm Ever? Clawed Creature Finds Its Family Tree
fossil of The fossil of the bizarre-looking worm <em>Hallucigenia sparsa</em>.
August 18th, 2014
A bizarre ancient worm finally finds its place in the tree of life. Hallucigenia sparsa is such a strange specimen that its head was originally thought to be its tail, but researchers now know that it was the ancestor of modern velvet worms.
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Vampire Plant Sucks Victim's Genes While Feeding
strangleweed attacking plant
August 14th, 2014
Like an herbivorous Count Dracula, a snakelike vine coils around its leafy victim, punctures its stem and proceeds to suck out its life juices.
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Two-Headed Dolphin Washes Up on Turkish Beach
August 12th, 2014
From tennis shoes to banana bunches, some strange things have been known to wash up on beaches. But one of the strangest has to be the two-headed dolphin whose carcass was recently found on a beach in Turkey, according to Turkish media reports.
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Why Millions of 'Sailing' Creatures Are Invading West Coast Beaches
By-the-wind sailors
August 1st, 2014
An invasion is afoot along beaches from Oregon to California: Millions of glassy purple, jellyfish-like sea creatures that look like sailboats have been washing ashore.
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This Man Survived a Knife Through His Brain
X-ray image of knife in brain.
August 15th, 2014
It may sound unlikely, but a knife in your skull might not kill you.
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Shark Attack … In a Lake?!
shark bite
August 14th, 2014
The idea of a shark attacking someone in the ocean is scary enough, but this week, a 7-year-old boy was bitten by one of these fearsome fish in a lake.
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Aliens Could Live Like This! Life Found in Oily Goo
A site at Pitch Lake, the world's largest asphalt lake located in Trinidad and Tobago, where liquid oil bubbles up to the surface.
August 7th, 2014
Active microbes were found hidden inside microscopic droplets in a giant lake of asphalt. The finding boosts the potential for discovering alien life in the universe, particularly on Saturn's largest moon Titan, which boasts expansive hydrocarbon lakes.
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