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Finding Antipodes: If You Dug Straight Through the Earth, Where Would You End Up?

  A new interactive map will show you where your location's antipode is on Earth. Antipodes are two points on a sphere that are furthest apart...

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Published: 2017-07-25 04:17 0

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A Son of Cecil the Lion Has Also been Killed by a Trophy Hunter

  You may remember that two years ago, Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer shot and killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. This sparked global o...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-25 07:17 0

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The Beatles Didn't Start a Music Revolution—Hip-Hop Did

  When people think of the Beatles, they think of the music revolution that the band brought about. However, researchers now say that it was h...

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Published: 2017-07-25 10:17 0

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Wanna Sleep Better? Have a Sense of Purpose

  Scientists now say that having a sense of purpose is what will give you a good night's rest. Thus, if you want to sleep better, have a reaso...

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Doctors Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned Toddler

  A parent's worst nightmare miraculously did not come true. Two-year-old Eden Carlson had drowned in her family's pool, but doctors were able...

LEARNLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-21 06:04 0

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Don and Hilary are Wreaking Havoc Across the Oceans

  Don and Hilary are stirring up some trouble in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.   By that we mean the tropical storms Don and Hilary....

LAUGHWTF

Published: 2017-07-21 11:04 0

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Doctors Extract 27 Contact Lenses from a Woman's Eye

  A 67-year-old British woman went in for a routine cataract removal surgery and came out with a chunk of 27 contact lenses from her right eye...

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Published: 2017-07-21 14:04 0

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Coaching Artificial Intelligence to Pass the Turing Test

  A Ph.D. student at McGill University is coaching artificial intelligence programs to pass the Turing test.   The Turing test is a te...

WTFLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-22 01:04 0

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Combating Pseudoscience and Peddlers of Snake Oil

  If there's anything that actress Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company Goop contributed to 2017, it's a master course on how to sell pseudosci...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-07-22 04:04 0

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A New Evolution Story for Man's Best Friend

  There's a new narrative in the works that explains how man's best friend came to be what they are today.   The scientific community h...

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Published: 2017-07-21 03:04 0

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Is This Goat Guilty of Breaking and Entering?

  Security footage shows a goat breaking and entering a manufacturing company's office in Louisville, Colorado.   Well, maybe not neces...

WTFLAUGH

Published: 2017-07-19 18:04 0

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A Miracle in the Wild: Lioness Adopts Orphaned Leopard Cub

  Lions, known to make a habit of killing leopards, are the last things you'd expect to adopt a leopard cub. Then again, stranger things have...

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Published: 2017-07-20 06:04 0

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We're Hardwired to Lean to the Right When We Kiss

  Here's an interesting thing about humans: most of us lean to our right when we kiss someone. If you lean to your left when you kiss—we...

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Published: 2017-07-20 09:04 0

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Strange Radio Signals are Coming from a Neighboring Star

  Scientists report that they have detected radio signals coming from a nearby star.   At just 11 light-years away, Ross 128 is quite...

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Published: 2017-07-18 19:45 0

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The Reason Behind Long Ladies Room Lines

  Why are ladies room lines longer than those at men's rooms?   Any woman who has ever been to a public bathroom knows to expect a long...

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Published: 2017-07-18 16:45 0

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Scientists Have Discovered the Smallest Star Yet

A size comparison between Saturn and EBLM J0555-57Ab.[Image by the University-of-Cambridge] Astronomers have found the smallest star ever discovered....

Published: 2017-07-13 06:30 0

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Making Art is a Relaxation Technique That Works, Scientists Say

Make art, even if it's not any good. Scientists say so. Stressed? Gone through every relaxation technique in the book? Can't find anything that works...

Published: 2017-07-13 02:23 0

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How Our Musical Tastes Change as We Age

What kind of music do you listen to? Scientists have discovered the way our musical tastes evolve over time. Surprisingly, it's almost exactly what w...

Published: 2017-07-13 00:50 0

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Our Sun may Have Once Had an Evil Twin

Do other stars have evil twins too? Findings offer new evidence that newborn stars come into existence in pairs. Scientists think that our own sun ma...

Published: 2017-07-12 08:37 0

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An App That Reads Animal Facial Expressions and Emotions?

There's a new way for us to be able to care for our animals better. Scientists have found a way to read animal facial expressions and ascertain their...

Published: 2017-07-12 04:22 0

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Ancient Shape-Shifters: What the First Animals were Like

An artist's rendering of the shape-shifting rangeomorphs[Photo by Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill] If life on Earth began as microorganisms, then how did larg...

Published: 2017-07-11 08:19 0

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Reducing Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea with Cannabis Pills

Nausea in chemotherapy patients is quite common. Chemotherapy-induced nausea can be quite disruptive for cancer patients who are currently undergoing...

Published: 2017-07-10 06:12 0

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Domesticated Wolves can Never be Actual Pets

Wolves may become comfortable around humans, but we probably won't be able to completely tame them. When the Stark children from Game of Thrones boug...

Published: 2017-07-09 06:24 0

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Eating Placenta isn't a Good Idea, the CDC Warns

A baby has fallen ill, possibly due to the mother's consumption of placenta capsules. Eating placenta has become somewhat more acceptable, especially...

Published: 2017-07-09 02:57 0

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A New World Record? India Plants 66 Million Trees in 12 Hours

Volunteers number 1.5 million came together to reforest a large area of land.[Photo by Shivraj Singh Chouhan via Twitter] India may have set a new wo...

Published: 2017-07-08 22:54 0

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Vlogger Poisons Herself While Trying to Prove Aloe Vera Benefits

Chinese vlogger Ms Zhang takes a bite of what she thought was aloe vera.[Screenshot via AsiaWire] A Chinese wellness vlogger called Ms Zhang poisoned...

Published: 2017-07-08 19:21 0

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The Brains of Psychopaths are Simply Wired Differently, Study Finds

Psychopathy is in the brain. Many of us consider psychopaths to be cold-blooded, evil, amoral, and devoid of any true human emotion. However, this ki...

Published: 2017-07-08 09:14 0

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Artificial Intelligence can Now Write Poetry—but It won't be Winning Awards

AI can now produce poetry, one letter at a time. An artificial intelligence program can now write lines of poetry that can seem like a human poet wro...

Published: 2017-07-08 04:46 0

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Galaxy Note 7 Parts Salvaged for New Phone

Phone or tinderbox?[Photo via Android Authority] When the Galaxy Note 7 quite literally blew up in Samsung's face, the tech giant decided to make the...

Published: 2017-07-08 01:52 0

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Extremely Rare “Pale Tiger” Photographed in India

"We saw a white-looking tiger sitting on the hillside, half concealed by the undergrowth, and looking at us."[Photo by Nilanjan Ray] Wildlife photogr...

Published: 2017-07-07 23:05 0

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