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Bigfoot
Real Bigfoot Sightings 2012 FAIL: How a Montana Man Was Violently Killed Trying to Hoax a Highway Sasquatch Sighting [VIDEO]
Aug 28, 2012 14:05 PM E
As far as Epic Fails go, this one's for the ages: a Montana man, trying to join the "people are still talking about this?" pantheon of 'real' Bigfoot sightings in 2012 by hoaxing a highway Sasquatch sighting, was violently killed.
De Loys Ape
New Animal Species 2012: The Top 5 Scariest Cryptids and Their Most Recent Sightings [VIDEO!]
Aug 28, 2012 06:39 AM E
These are the Top 5 Scariest Cryptids, their most recent sightings, and our chances of formally discovering these as new animal species in 2012.
Moon
Moon Landing Hoax Debunked: Did Neil Armstrong Death Spur New Era of Lunar Truthers and Apollo Birthers?
Aug 27, 2012 19:58 PM E
Even though the so-called conspiracy theory (more fiction than theory, really) surrounding whether or not the moon landing was a complete hoax perpetrated by the U.S. Government to come in first in the Space Race has been debunked time and time again, it's looking like the death of Neil Armstrong, the John Wayne of space, has spurred a new mov...
Hurricane Isaac  (2000)
Hurricane Isaac 2012 Tracker: Before it Hits Louisiana, Grab Some Popcorn and Watch the Devastation Here, Brought to You by Citizen Journalists!
Aug 27, 2012 19:21 PM E
We're giving you a Hurricane Isaac Tracker in keeping with the spirit of 2012: all analysis of footage from on-the-ground citizen journalists, all the time. Pull up a chair (if it hasn't blown away), get comfortable, and enjoy the schadenfreude that's probably making you care about Hurricane Isaac in the first place.
High Fructose Corn Syrup vs Sugar
High Fructose Corn Syrup vs Sugar Debate: Which Is Better for You? The Pros and Cons of Both [VIDEO]
Aug 27, 2012 18:09 PM E
The High Fructose Corn Syrup vs Sugar debate came to a head when the Corn Refiners Association reached consumers with one seriously funny set of commercials. But is the CRA right to do so? What are their motives, after all, except to uphold the status quo of a country known for its unhealthy eating habits? Is it, as many believe, more deadly and mo...
Lynx
Not an Astronaut but Want to Go to Mars? Hop a Flight on a Private Space Plane via the XCOR Aerospace Lynx at Kennedy Center!
Aug 24, 2012 16:17 PM E
Special attention to space tourism began with the visionary mind of Richard Bronson, who created the Virgin Galactic brand in the hopes of one day sending non-NASA-astronaut tourists into space; today, XCOR Aersopace is closer than ever to manufacturing and flying their privately owned brand of Lynx suborbital vehicles (read: Space Planes) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Gibbons
VIDEO: If You Give Gibbons Some Helium, They'll Probably Trill Like Professional Opera Singers
Aug 23, 2012 14:22 PM E
Much appreciation should given to the team of Gibbons researchers (from Japan) who gave the mammals helium to see what would happen, proving pretty definitively that some science can seem pretty weird and trivial, but it can also yield some very amusing, and maybe even relevant results.
Baby
Why Older Fathers Are More Likely to Pass on Genetic Mutations, And What That Means for the American Family
Aug 22, 2012 16:24 PM E
Genetic researchers have shocked the world with a groundbreaking new study that proves that older fathers are at a higher risk for passing down more new genetic mutations to their children than do younger fathers, thereby increasing the chances that their offspring will be born with autism, schizophrenia, or a milieu of other diseases.
Clouds
Geoengineering: Could 'Cloud Brightening' Prevent Global Warming and Avert an Apocalypse?
Aug 21, 2012 13:47 PM E
Though the concept of Cloud Brightening sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, scientists contend that this specific brand of geoengineering may be a key factor in preventing global warming and averting a potential apocalypse.
Pea Aphid
New Species Discovery Alert: Pea Aphid Uses Photosynthesis to Harvest Energy from the Sun
Aug 21, 2012 06:43 AM E
Looks like you're not the only one catching some rays this summer; meet this strange insect whose life depends on it. As you probably remember from your high school biology class (or, if you're a scientist, your undergraduate biology class), photosynthesis is the process through which plants convert sunlight into the raw energy they need to survive.
Sperm
Shock Study: Looking to Trigger Ovulation? Scientists Now Say You Should Apply Some Semen to Your Vagina
Aug 21, 2012 06:15 AM E
In what may be the most shocking and disgusting tip ever given, a recent study suggests that a newly discovered protein found in mammal semen can cause female mammals to enter ovulation.
owls
VIDEO: Move Over, Temple Owls! Two New Owl Species Discovered in Philippines
Aug 20, 2012 14:32 PM E
If you're an Owls fan, you may be disappointed that even though the Temple Owls will re-enter the Big East in 2012, many sports experts aren't terribly optimistic about their chances; but if you're a fan of owls in general, you'll be excited to know that two new, breathtaking species of owls were just discovered in the Philippines.
Whale
New Shipping Traffic Consequence: Extreme Noise Is Hurting Our Endangered Whales
Aug 17, 2012 14:42 PM E
According to a new report from researchers at Cornell University, exponentially increasing amounts of underwater noise caused in large part by human shipping traffic, is surrounding some of the rarest species of right whales in what scientists have called "acoustic smog"-- noise pollution that makes it so much more difficult for whales to communicate with one another.
Sea ice
Doomsday Clock: Scientists Say Ten Years Till all the Sea Ice in the Arctic Disappears Forever
Aug 16, 2012 15:22 PM E
Scientists are now saying that we have approximately ten years till all the sea ice in the arctic disappears forever. This is, of course, a really big deal-- even if you're not a polar bear or a penguin.
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