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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Doc X-Rays His Broken Headphones to Fix Them
July 16th, 2014
In an attempt to fix his broken headphones, a radiologist turned to an unusual resource at his disposal.
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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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Sliced Bread: The 'Greatest Thing' Turns 86
Otto Rohwedder invented the first machine that sliced bread and packaged it.
July 7th, 2014
Today is the 86th anniversary of the invention of sliced bread and the 134th birthday of its inventor, Otto Rohwedder.
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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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World's Tallest Waterslide: Why You Don't Fall Off
Verrückt is now officially the world's tallest water slide. The ride opened at Schlitterbahn Waterparks on July 10.
July 11th, 2014
How physics keeps people from falling off water slides, like world's tallest water slide in Kansas City named Verruckt.
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