Strange News

Reptile Dysfunction: Snake Loses Wild Battle Against Spider (Photo)
A daddy longlegs (also called a cellar spider) seems to be surveying its kill.
February 12th, 2016
When an Australian farmer walked out onto his land he got a creepy treat: a dead brown snake strung up in the web of a daddy longlegs spider. The spindly spider seemed to have ensnared the snake and kept it dangling like a titanic trophy.
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Meteorite Did NOT Kill Man in India: Experts
indian meteorite death
February 10th, 2016
NASA scientists and others cast doubt on an assertion from Indian authorities that a meteorite killed a bus driver earlier this week.
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Hawking Wants to Power Earth With Mini Black Holes: Crazy or Legit?
This artist's concept shows a black hole's surroundings, including its accretion disk, jet and magnetic field.
February 5th, 2016
In a recent lecture, famed physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed using radiation emitted from mini black holes to power the Earth.
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Trilobites Were Stone-Cold Killers
An illustrator's impression of a trilobite attacking a Cambrian worm on a shallow seafloor.
February 11th, 2016
Trilobites were savvy killers who hunted down their prey and used their many legs to wrestle them into submission, newly discovered fossils suggest.
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Mystical Experiences Open a 'Door of Perception' in the Brain
February 9th, 2016
Mystical experiences may occur when the brain's inhibitory processes are suppressed, opening a "door of perception," new research finds.
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Antiperspirant May Boost Variety of 'Bugs' Living on Your Armpits
Woman putting on deodorant.
February 5th, 2016
Antiperspirant wipes out much of the bacteria under your arms. But the survivors are a diverse bunch.
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Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaskan Scientists
Common Murres
February 1st, 2016
Thousands of dead seabirds have washed up on Alaskan shores over the past nine months. And while a dead bird washing ashore is a fairly common occurrence, these large numbers are leaving scientists concerned and confused.
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Bacterial Slime Acts As Teensy Eyeball
how bacterial slime can see
February 10th, 2016
Cyanobacteria may use their whole body as a light-gathering apparatus, similar to a camera that helps the primitive organisms "see" and move toward light.
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Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop
Greek statue with a "laptop"
February 5th, 2016
There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue.
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Daddy Longlegs Fossil Keeps Erection for 99 Million Years
A harvestman, or daddy longlegs, was preserved for 99 million years, with an erect penis.
February 3rd, 2016
An unfortunate death for an aroused male arachnid gives researchers a rare look at ancient harvestman genitalia.
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