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alien
‘Alien’ Head Found In Croatian Graveyard? Bizarre Remains Are ‘Soft’ And ‘Smell Like Aftershave’
Aug 20, 2013 21:12 PM E
An “alien” head was uncovered from a cemetery in Croatia. Is the strange alien head real?
avocado ale
Avocado Ale: Is Angel City Brewing Company’s Guacamole Beer Any Good?
Aug 20, 2013 19:52 PM E
Avocado Ale is a beer brewed in Los Angeles from avocadoes. It’s the brainchild of brewmaster Dieter Foerstner, whose family was in the avocado business. But is it any good?
carbyn
Carbyne Beats Graphene As World’s Strongest Material: What Can The ‘Super’ Substance Do For Engineering?
Aug 20, 2013 12:44 PM E
Carbyne has beat out graphene as the world’s strongest material. What can the “super” substance do for engineering?
frog
Female Gray Tree Frogs Like Males Who Can Multitask, New Study Says
Aug 18, 2013 13:18 PM E
A new study on frog behavior says female frogs prefer males who can multitask. Might humans share the frog’s preference for men who can do handle a range of tasks in chorus?
gray seal
Cape Cod May Cull Gray Seals Due To Overpopulation, But Is It Necessary?
Aug 18, 2013 12:57 PM E
Cape Cod fishermen want to cull seals due to overpopulation. The call to kill seals comes after years of successful seal breeding that have caused the Cape Cod seal population to explode.
40 pythons hotel
40 Pythons Found In Motel Room In Canada: Are The Snakes Dangerous?
Aug 18, 2013 11:29 AM E
Police found 40 pythons in a motel room in Canada on Thursday. Investigators say the snakes, all between 1 and 4.5 feet in length, were kept in plastic bins and looked “troubled.”
roadkill
Roadkill For Dinner? Montana Law Will Allow Residents To Take Home And Eat Animal Carcasses
Aug 17, 2013 23:14 PM E
Roadkill for dinner? Montanans are pushing legislation that would allow residents of the state to pick up and eat animals accidentally killed by vehicles.
third gender
‘Third Gender’ Option On German Birth Certificates Will Allow Parents Of Intersex Children To Leave Sex Blank
Aug 17, 2013 15:32 PM E
A “third gender” option will appear on German birth certificates starting November 1. The new law will allow parents to leave their child’s sex blank if the newborn’s gender is not clear at birth.
parasite
Iowa Woman Swallows Tapeworm To Lose Weight: How Dangerous Is Parasite ‘Diet?’
Aug 17, 2013 14:32 PM E
An Iowa woman swallowed a tapeworm in an effort to lose weight, prompting health officials in the state to issue a warning against the dangerous “diet.”
racism/asthma
Can Racism Cause Asthma? Stress Of Discrimination Can Increase Chance Of Lung Condition In Black Women
Aug 16, 2013 19:37 PM E
Can racism cause asthma? A new study from Boston says yes. Women who reported experiencing more discrimination in their lifetime were more likely to develop asthma later on.
breast plant
Explosive Breast Implants: Airports ‘Petrified’ That Terrorists Could Use Non-Detectable Liquid Bombs In Airline Attacks
Aug 16, 2013 17:17 PM E
Explosive breast implants are the latest threat airports must deal with. Sources say women terrorists could be hiding liquid explosives, which body scanners can’t detect, inside their breast implants.
beer toast
Australia’s ‘Hydrating’ Beer: Electrolyte-Packed Drink Tastes ‘Real,’ But Can It Really Prevent Hangovers?
Aug 16, 2013 14:43 PM E
A “hydrating” beer could be the greatest advancement in brewing technology since the Industrial Revolution. But can the electrolyte-packed beverage really prevent hangovers?
area 51
Area 51 Conspiracy Revealed: Declassified CIA Documents Expose Existence Of Secret Base And U-2 Spy Program
Aug 16, 2013 12:22 PM E
Area 51 conspiracies about aliens and time travel seem to fall at the wayside after recently declassified CIA documents expose what really went on at the mysterious and remote Nevada military base. The report reveals that the government’s U-2 spy program, not aliens, was responsible for the majority of UFO sightings in the 20th-century.
snail
Sea Snail Hatches From OC Boy’s Knee: How Did 4-Year-Old Paul Franklin End Up With A Small Mollusk In His Leg?
Aug 15, 2013 17:29 PM E
A sea snail hatched from an Orange County boy’s knee, three weeks after a trip to the beach. How did 4-year-old Paul Franklin end up with a small mollusk in his leg?
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