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"Self-Aware" Japanese Snake Eats Poisonous Prey for Defense

Hmm, tassssssty toxinssssss. When thinking about snakes, one might first imagine its life-threatening and pain-inducing bites. Known to be extremely...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-10 06:21 0

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Rats and the City: The Urbanization of Mice's Genes and Appetite

Ratatouille gone wrong. A world full of this “Pizza Rat” in the video below? No. Way. Not my pizza! But unfortunately, this is a pos...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-10 07:21 0

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Oh Dear! Your Honey May Have Been Contaminated by Pesticides!

Thanks to some good traveller friends, researchers were able to accumulate and sample 198 different honeys from every continent except Antarctica fo...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-10 10:21 0

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Nineteen New Species of Gecko Found in Just One Small Area

What do you call a gecko with great patterns? A rad-tile. Asked to explore an area in Myanmar by the charity Fauna & Flora International, Lee G...

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Published: 2017-10-10 13:21 0

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The Weird But Lovely Friendship of a Rescued Tortoise and Pet Dog!

So there's Cricket and Larry; one's shielded, the other's furry! Can you guess who's who? This all started when Christine Hill went to an education...

LAUGHWTF

Published: 2017-10-10 22:21 0

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One of the Great Lakes is Now Covered with Green Algae and It's Not Looking Good

Literally and figuratively... Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America. It is surrounded by...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-11 01:21 0

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"Personal Space Robot": Social Anxious People's Dream Come True?

ONE! PERSONAL SPACE! TWO! PERSONAL SPACE! THREE! YOU GET THAT RIGHT, PERSONAL SPACE! Has it ever occurred to you during a party how perfect the eve...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-11 02:21 0

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Can We Truly Live Very Long And Prosper?

The longest human lifespan ever recorded was of Jeanne Calment from Arles, France. She has lived for 122 years and 164 days before bidding her last go...

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Published: 2017-10-11 05:21 0

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Goodbye Parties? Sad Truth on Hangovers and Getting Older

Yes, that pain intensifies with age. And your liver's just one of the culprits. Ohhh, bad headache? Did you have too much fun last night? Too much...

LAUGHLEARN

Published: 2017-10-11 06:21 0

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Scientists Went to Next-Level Fish Gazing to Know about Guppies' Personalities

Why is that fish afraid of tomorrow? Because it's Fry-day! It was previously suggested that Trinidadian guppies have a “simple spectrum&rdquo...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-11 09:21 0

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Whistle While You Work: Fishermen's Dolphin Helpers Have Their Own Accent!

I don't what's more incredible--the fact that they truly help people catch another sea creature or that they've managed to have a unique accent to set...

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Published: 2017-10-11 10:21 0

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Cool Fishnados are at it Again in Mexico's Coastal City

It's raining cats and dogs? Implausible! More like it's raining fishes! (And no, sharknados aren't real--it's a slightly different thing.) Touchdown,...

LAUGHLEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-11 11:21 0

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Our Plastics are Hunting Us Again--They're Now Invading Our Dear Fishes' Brains!

I just can't stress enough how fvcked we are. Well, let me go straight to the point: the tiny plastic particles called “nanoplastics” may...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-11 12:21 0

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Hitching Rides, The Japanese Marine Animals' Way: Straight to US!

An epic 7000-kilometre trip across the Pacific Ocean. Travel goals! If you can remember the massive Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011, well, yo...

LAUGHLEARN

Published: 2017-10-11 13:21 0

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Turns Out Long-Term Smoking of Cannabis Messes Up The "Good Vibes"

Sorry, cannaisseurs. Cannabis users know that smoking it can make one feel good but regularly using it for a long time can actually reduce your abili...

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Published: 2017-10-02 04:57 0

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Surgeons' Future Mini Assistants? A Super Small Shape-Shifting Origami!

If you’ve watched Rick and Morty (spoiler alert), there’s a scene from the episode “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate”...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-02 07:57 0

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Reducing Belly Fats with Antidepressant Drugs--A Mice Study

Having a dad bod is some kind of a trend nowadays, but that beer belly ain’t healthy you know. Belly fat isn’t just adding your weight...

LAUGHLEARN

Published: 2017-10-02 10:57 0

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A Clearer View on How Stroke Affects Blood Vessels with See-through Brains!

When stroke occurs, the blood supply to your brain is reduced or hindered. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients which can cause your bra...

WTFLEARN

Published: 2017-10-02 13:57 0

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Man "Awaken" from a 15-Year Vegetative State!

Las Vagus, Nerve-ada: a "roadtrip" to consciousness. When a person reaches a year of being in a vegetative state– now referred to as "unrespo...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-10-03 01:57 0

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Looking Inside the Growing System of Organ Swapping

Would you exchange your kidney with a transplant voucher for your loved one? More than 93,000 people in the US today are waiting for a kidney. Of t...

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Published: 2017-10-03 04:57 0

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We Can Soon Make an Aluminum Lighter Than Water: A Material Design Breakthrough

Aluminum is a cheap, non-magnetic, resistant to corrosion, extremely common, and easy-to-produce metal. It has a density of 2.7 grams per cubic cent...

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Published: 2017-09-27 16:57 0

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Big Boys' Gameboy--The Largest of Them All!

Growing up in the 90s, owning a Game Boy was one of the best things in the world. It even gives a lot of shy kids a foundation for conversation and ho...

LAUGHWTF

Published: 2017-09-27 17:57 0

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Even Brainless Jellyfish Needs Enough Sleep to Function Properly

Cassiopea, pretty name for a jellyfish isn't it?

LAUGHLEARNWTF

Published: 2017-09-27 22:57 0

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No Need for A Mirror, Dogs Say "I Can Recognize Myself from Just The Smell"

Now, you might've had this in mind already but here's a scientific evidence for you. Scientists have long used mirrors to know if animals recognize...

LAUGHLEARN

Published: -0001-11-30 00:00 0

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No Need for A Mirror, Dogs Say "I Can Recognize Myself from Just The Smell"

Now, you might've had this in mind already but here's a scientific evidence for you. Scientists have long used mirrors to know if animals recognize...

LAUGHLEARN

Published: 2017-09-27 23:57 0

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A Baffling Case of Mourning Mother Monkey Eating Her Own Baby

Take note: they belong to a vegetarian species. Tonkean macaques are a species endemic to Southeast Asia. But facing a threat today on habitat loss,...

LEARNWTF

Published: 2017-09-28 00:57 0

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A Closer Look at the Interesting Sensitivity of Touchscreens

Fingerprint-sensitive. How much do you really know about the touching mechanism of your phone screens? Did you know how long would it really take t...

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Published: 2017-09-28 01:57 0

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Size Matters: Ducks' Dick-Growing Mating Competition

Ducks are among the small minority of birds that has penises. Adding up to that odd physiology is their ability to develop new penises every year....

LAUGHLEARNWTF

Published: 2017-09-28 03:57 0

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Saving Climate Change’s Latest Victim: The "Champagne of Teas"

What was once a British outpost now lies a well-known tea industry. At base of the Himalayas, nearly 7,000 feet deep, lingers a musky, floral smell on...

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Published: 2017-09-28 04:57 0

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Why Chemotherapy Drugs Sometimes Fail

Ravid Straussman at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and his team were studying why healthy cells somehow helps cancer cells to resist dr...

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Published: 2017-10-02 01:57 0

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