Can a Severed Snake Head Still Kill? It's Possible
A king cobra snake raises its head.
August 30th, 2014
Think a dead snake never hurt anybody? Think again.
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Is the Universe a 2D Hologram? Experiment Aims to Find Out
2D Hologram Experiment
August 28th, 2014
The Holometer project, which is based at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, is now operating at full power, probing the very nature of space-time itself.
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I Am Groot: Is a Walking, Talking Plant-Person Possible?
Guardians of the Galaxy - Groot
August 26th, 2014
In the film "Guardians of the Galaxy," the character "Groot" is a walking, talking tree that seems to defy nature. How outlandish is the idea of a plant-animal hybrid?
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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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High-Tech Sleuthing Cracks Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks
sailing stones
August 27th, 2014
Scientists obsessed with Death Valley's sailing stones have solved the Racetrack Playa mystery.
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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 24th, 2014
Physicists have discovered tiny quantum tornadoes spinning inside droplets of superfluid liquid helium.
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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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Schrödinger's Cat Comes into View with Strange Physics
The cat images represent the famous Schrödinger cat paradox
August 27th, 2014
Shrödinger's cat is a thought experiment that has fascinated physicists for decades. An experiment explores its ramifications with surprising results.
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Decades-Old Fetus Caused Woman's Side Pain
A hospital hallway
August 22nd, 2014
Doctors have removed the skeletal remains of an unborn child from its mother 36 years after the baby's conception, according to news reports.
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