Tiny Twisters Whirl Around Inside Drops of Helium
An illustration of the grid of tiny tornadoes discovered inside a single helium droplet. The density of tornadoes is 100,000 times greater than any previous experiment with superfluids.
August 22nd, 2014
Physicists have discovered tiny quantum tornadoes spinning inside droplets of superfluid liquid helium.
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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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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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Quantum Particles Take the Road Most Traveled
The path that quantum particles are most likely to take is beginning to emerge in this image mapping thousands of quantum paths.
August 6th, 2014
For the first time, physicists have used an equation to map the path quantum particles are most likely to take when changing from one quantum state to another.
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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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