Ig Nobels to Honor the Hilarious Side of Science on Thursday
The Ig Nobel Prize mascot.
September 17th, 2014
Don't think science is funny? Think again. The 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, an event that honors the hilarious side of scientific research and discovery, is being held this week.
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Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe
Simulated data from the Large Hadron Collider particle detector shows the Higgs boson produced after two protons collide.
September 8th, 2014
Stephen Hawking warns that the Higgs boson, or "god particle," could end the universe one day.
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Icky Solution to Diaper Waste: Grow Mushrooms on Them
mushrooms growing on diaper waste
September 4th, 2014
Disposable diapers are made of some of the most indestructible materials on Earth, but a group of researchers has found a way to degrade the soiled garments: by growing mushrooms on them.
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No Sympathy for the Devil: Why People Fear Satanism
black mass items
September 12th, 2014
A Satanic mass planned in Oklahoma City this month has prompted protests, a lawsuit from the Catholic Church, and talk of laws against bloodletting. Such public images of fear are not uncommon regarding Satanist groups, though they may not be justified.
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Oversized Alien-Like 'Shrimp' Caught Off Florida Is ID'ed
An oversized alien-like creature, which is likely a mantis shrimp, was caught off Fort Pierce, Florida, recently.
September 5th, 2014
Florida fisherman catches more than he bargained for with giant "alien" shrimp.
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Russia's 'Sex Geckos' Perish in Space
Geckos Hand Roscosmos
September 2nd, 2014
The geckos Russia sent to space to have sex have sadly perished, the Russian space agency said yesterday (Sept. 1). The mission's goal was to study the animals' mating, fertilization and embryonic development in a zero-gravity environment.
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Photos of 'Yeti Footprints' Hit the Auction Block
Yeti footprint photos for sale.
August 28th, 2014
Ardent believers in the existence of a mythical creature known as the Yeti may be excited to learn that rare photographic "evidence" of this mysterious beast is now up for auction.
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Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas?
A Brazilian wandering spider.
September 10th, 2014
Claims that a woman in England found deadly spider eggs on her bananas might be bogus.
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