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Man Grows 250 Different Kinds Of Apples On One Tree: How Did Paul Barnett Get So Many Varieties On The Same Bush?
Sep 30, 2013 13:59 PM E
A man in the UK has grown 250 different kinds of apples on the same tree. How did horticulturist Paul Barnett manage to get so many varieties on the same bush?
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Microwave Charging Device Harvests Power From Kitchen Appliance To Power Cell Phones, Other Electronics
Sep 30, 2013 11:58 AM E
Looking for a way to wirelessly charge your cell phone? Engineers in Tokyo are working on a way to harvest the energy that leaks during microwaving to power electronic devices.
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Did That Cat Just Talk? A Feline’s Frightened ‘Meow’ Sounds Like ‘Go Away’ [VIDEO]
Sep 27, 2013 17:35 PM E
Did that cat just talk? A video uploaded to YouTube features a cat that has seemingly mastered human language, telling its human pursuers to “Go away.”
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Stress Makes The World (Literally) Stink, And 5 Other Negative Effects Of Anxiety
Sep 27, 2013 16:12 PM E
According to new research, stress rewires our brains and makes normally neutral odors offensive. Here are five other negative effects anxiety has on the body.
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Leo Frigo Bridge Closed: 400-Foot Sag In Green Bay, Wisc. Bridge Halts Traffic ‘Indefinitely,’ Highlights America’s Aging Infrastructure
Sep 27, 2013 13:31 PM E
The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge closed Wednesday after one of its supporting piers began to sink, causing the bridge to sag along a 400-foot stretch of the road. Authorities say the Green Bay, Wisconsin bridge could be closed for up to a year.
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A Fish With A Human Face? Entelognathus Primordialis, A Prehistoric Fish, Had A Jaw And Cheek Bones Just Like Modern Vertebrates
Sep 27, 2013 11:07 AM E
A recently discovered species of prehistoric fish had a face much like humans. Entelognathus primordialis, or "primordial complete-jaw," had a complex jaw like those found in modern vertebrates, and could be the earliest example of a face.
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Forest Fragmentation Causing Mammal Species To Die Off Faster Than Expected
Sep 26, 2013 17:20 PM E
According to new research, forest fragmentation is causing species to die off faster than scientists previously expected.
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Tattoo Removal: New Laser Erases Unwanted Ink In Half The Time Of Other Treatments
Sep 26, 2013 15:13 PM E
Tattoo removal technology is improving. A new laser makes removing unwanted ink a little more feasible by drastically cutting back on the number of sessions required to erase the past.
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Twitter Study Reveals Global News Readership Patterns: Which Countries Tweet Most About Sports, Politics, World News?
Sep 26, 2013 12:41 PM E
Twitter has proved a prime breeding ground for demographic data – albeit skewed towards people with access to social media. One study looked into global news readership patterns, revealing what countries tweet the most about sports, politics and more.
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Earth’s Atmosphere Had Oxygen 700M Years Earlier Than Previously Thought, Analysis Of 3-Billion-Year-Old Rock Samples Suggests
Sep 25, 2013 16:01 PM E
Oxygen appeared in Earth’s atmosphere 700 million years earlier than scientist previously thought, according to new research. The findings could point to an earlier arrival time for life on our Planet.
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Pakistan Earthquake: Mysterious Island Emerges After Magnitude 7.7 Quake Leaves Hundreds Dead
Sep 25, 2013 13:12 PM E
Hours after an earthquake in Pakistan rattled villages in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a mysterious island appeared in the waters off the nearby port town of Gwadar.
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Puppy Doe: Police Offer $5K Reward For Info Leading To Tortured Pit Bull’s ‘Sadistic’ Killer
Sep 25, 2013 11:13 AM E
In August, a dog named Puppy Doe was found brutally tortured and starved near a park in Quincy, Mass. Authorities offer a $5,000 reward for anyone with information that could lead to the dog killer’s capture.
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Musical Score Contains ‘Secret Code’ That Could Lead To Buried Nazi Treasure
Sep 24, 2013 16:26 PM E
Could a 20th century music score hold clues to the location of buried Nazi treasure? That’s the hope of a Dutch filmmaker who says he’s cracked the “coded treasure map.”
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What To Do With Your Old CDs: Turn Sewage Into Clean Water
Sep 24, 2013 14:26 PM E
Got a bunch of old CDs lying around? Scientists in Taiwan will turn them into a water treatment device.
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