Strange News

Is This 158-Year-Old Redwood the UK's Oldest Living Christmas Tree?
Britain's oldest living Christmas tree.
December 18th, 2014
A cultural agency in the United Kingdom says it's discovered the oldest living Christmas tree in all of Britain.
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Two-Headed Baby Salamander Isn't Radioactive, But It Is Weird
A two-headed salamander tadpole.
December 10th, 2014
A salamander tadpole with two seemingly functional heads is born in Israel, and researchers are speculating that environmental pollutants or random mutation may have caused the defect.
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Why Men Love Lingerie: Rat Study Offers Hints
Rat lingerie
December 3rd, 2014
Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats, a new study finds.
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'Magic' Mushrooms in Royal Garden: What Is Fly Agaric?
The Amanita muscaria mushroom, which is deep red with white flecks.
December 12th, 2014
Hallucinogenic mushrooms are perhaps the last thing you'd expect to find growing in the Queen of England's garden.
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Quantum Teleportation Reaches Farthest Distance Yet
These crystals captured and stored quantum information at the end of the teleportation.
December 8th, 2014
Physicists have teleported a light particle 15 miles (25 kilometers), making it the farthest quantum teleportation yet.
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Invisible Dark Matter May Show Up in GPS Signals
Astronomers estimate that the visible matter in Pandora's Cluster only makes up five percent of its mass. They believe the rest is made of dark matter.
December 1st, 2014
Dark matter might be made of clouds of energy cracks instead of particles and may be detectable in GPS signals.
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Why Dried Whiskey Under Microscope Looks Like Art
Glenlivet 162 whiskey dried
November 25th, 2014
Dried whiskey looks like fine art when magnified thanks to its chemical composition and a cool aspect of fluid dynamics known as the Marangoni Effect.
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Men Take More 'Idiotic Risks,' Study Finds
a man thinking
December 11th, 2014
In a tongue-in-cheek research article, researchers examine the gender make-up of the receivers of a Darwin Award over 20 years.
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Why Time Can't Go Backward: Physicists Explain
time, physics
December 3rd, 2014
How does time stop everything from happening at once? What mechanism drives time forward, but not backward?
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Mystery of 'Vampire' Burials Solved
November 26th, 2014
Six people who were buried as "vampires" in a Polish village were actually locals who may have been killed by cholera, new research suggests.
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