Indian Woman Beaten to Death for 'Witchcraft'
a sorcerer's table
July 31st, 2014
A woman near Nepal was beaten to death after being accused of being a witch, showing the real and present harms of witch hunts in India and elsewhere. Often it's the marginalized and poor who are victims of the gruesome witch hunts, experts say.
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Fab 4 Math: Computer Maps Beatles' Musical Evolution
July 29th, 2014
Researchers developed an algorithm that can map the musical progression of bands like the Beatles.
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Oldest Medical Report of Near-Death Experience Discovered
Cover of the book "Anecdotes de Médecine."
July 24th, 2014
A forensic archaeologist unexpectedly found the oldest medical description of a near-death experience in a book from 18th century.
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Toot Sweet! Brit Fires 16-Foot Fart Machine at France
Flatulence Machine
July 31st, 2014
An English plumber welded an enormous fart machine, drove it to the White Cliffs of Dover and blasted it at France. Colin Furze has a reputation for constructing eccentric creations, including the world's fastest baby stroller last year.
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Quantum Wonderland: Neutron 'Cheshire Cats' Created
The Cheshire Cat in "Alice in Wonderland"
July 29th, 2014
The Cheshire Cat of the classic children's book "Alice in Wonderland" had a smile that could disconnect from its body. In the spirit of Lewis Carroll, scientists have created quantum Cheshire Cats in the form of neutrons separated from their magnetism.
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Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?
July 21st, 2014
Cork quality has been declining for years, and scientists think it may be from cork oak trees adapting to climate change.
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Dead Giraffe?! Weirdest Things Found in NYC Waters
Robot hand on beach
July 16th, 2014
From shipwrecks to an upright dining table to a dead giraffe, a cornucopia of strange objects have been discovered in the shadowy depths of New York City's waterways.
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Odd Cause of Gaping Siberian Holes Possibly Found
A Siberian hole that opened up mysteriously and was reported in July 2014.
July 30th, 2014
A trio of mysterious gaping holes in northern Siberia has spawned many theories about their origin, but scientists have suggested some concrete explanations.
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First Glimpse of Higgs Bosons at Work Revealed
an abstract version of the higgs boson
July 28th, 2014
The Higgs Boson was spotted in an ultra-rare interaction between force-carrying particles called W-Bosons, which could explain how the Higgs boson imparts mass to other particles.
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'Longest' Fossilized Poop Drops at Auction House
A photo of the fossilized dung
July 18th, 2014
A lumpy fossil — billed as the longest piece of ancient poop — will hit the auction block next week.
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