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manoa-hurl-i400-sub
2015-04-29 11:11:16

Making a lucky guess, divers off the coast of Hawaii found the remains of a lost Japanese submarine in the form of an aircraft hanger.

pearls tennessee
2015-04-03 17:47:45

A guest at Puckett’s Boat House restaurant in Franklin, Tenn. got a little more than she bargained for this week when she shucked into an oyster only to find a pearl, then another, and another...until she found 50.

mice sing
2015-04-02 09:16:19

Researchers have known for years that mice sing songs in pitches so high people can't hear them, but a new statistical tool has allow Duke University scientists to determine that these songs can be simple or complex, based on the situation.

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2015-03-30 13:02:19

You can't blame the air quality for why you're not exercising anymore! (Who does that?)

mining gold
2015-03-24 11:53:20

According to new research just presented at the 249th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver, there are enough gold particles in solid human waste that it would be profitable to mine municipal sewage facilities.

smoking
2015-02-27 18:59:16

In a weird twist on the placebo effect, researchers at Virginia Tech recently found that telling someone the cigarette they’re smoking doesn’t have nicotine can actually change their brain activity

treasure trove gold
2015-02-06 13:54:05

A chain of gold strata in the Witwatersrand basin of South Africa comprises around 40 percent of all of the gold that has ever been excavated and how this gold got there has baffled geologists for decades.

winter solstice
2014-12-21 07:43:50

RedOrbit sits down with Pat McCarthy, director of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, to discuss stargazing on the shortest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere).

Ralph Baer
2014-12-08 09:38:54

From smartphones to massive HD screens, video games are everywhere these days and their ubiquity might not have been possible without Ralph Baer, the “father of video games” who passed away on Saturday at the age of 92.

Olympus Mons
2014-11-19 04:49:36

A new study indicates that flowing water on Mars may have only taken place during relatively short periodic episodes of global warming driven by volcanic activity.


Word of the Day
sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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