Loch Ness Monster on Apple Maps? Why Satellite Images Fool Us
loch ness monster on apple maps
April 22nd, 2014
The image, showing a ghostly oval shape with trailing white tendrils, is not, of course, Scotland's famous lake monster, but the sighting does highlight why satellite images can easily fool the untrained eye.
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Airplane Stowaway May Have Survived in 'Suspended Animation'
teen stowaway
April 21st, 2014
The 15-year-old boy who survived a flight across the Pacific Ocean stowed away in an airplane's wheel well has everyone wondering just how he achieved this remarkable feat.
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Bright Idea or Shady Scheme? Cosmetic Company Wants to Lighten Moon
The dazzling full moon sets behind the Very Large Telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert in this photo released June 7, 2010 by the European Southern Observatory. The moon appears larger than normal due to an optical illusion of perspective.
April 18th, 2014
A think-tank associated with a cosmetics company has a plan to brighten the surface of the moon in an effort to lighten up the night sky and reducing the need for electricity to run street lights. Scientists are skeptical.
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Your Next Nightmare: Venomous Snake Bites People in Their Sleep
A photo of a mulga snake
April 22nd, 2014
A huge Australian snake bites people who are asleep.
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Bottom's Up: Feds Rethink Powdered Alcohol Approval
margarita
April 21st, 2014
In a move that was likely to sow panic among parents of teenagers, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the sale of Palcohol, a powdered alcohol. Now, it appears that approval has been rescinded.
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The Science Behind 'Impossible' Videos: New Show Demystifies Online Acts
levitating car
April 16th, 2014
From levitating a car with water from fire hoses to sprinkling salt on a dead frog's legs to make them twitch, the Science Channel show "Outrageous Acts of Science" explains the science behind YouTube videos that would make your jaw drop.
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'Clever Editing' Warps Scientists' Words in New Geocentrism Film
arthrise from moon, as seen by JAXA probe.
April 15th, 2014
Four prominent physicists say they were misquoted in a documentary trailer promoting a claim debunked more than 450 years ago: that the Earth is in a privileged spot in the universe.
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How to Steal a Submarine: Call the CIA and Howard Hughes
CIA flag
April 22nd, 2014
After a Soviet submarine carrying nuclear warheads sank in the Pacific in 1968, the Soviet Navy failed to locate the vessel. That's when the U.S. government, keen on getting classified information from the sub, asked the CIA and Howard Hughes to help.
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Improbable Resurrections: 5 Real Cases of Coming Back to Life
April 19th, 2014
On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection, in which, according to the New Testament, Christ rose from the dead after his crucifixion.
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Alleged Grave-Robbing Cannibal Brothers Arrested — Again
cannibal
April 15th, 2014
Apparently, once you've eaten human flesh, you develop a real taste for it. Two brothers in Pakistan were arrested in 2011 for digging up about 150 graves and stealing away with the bodies, which they later consumed.
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