How Babies Are X-Rayed

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS Unless you need to get your child X-rayed, it’s probably not something you think about that often. But if you do, you probably have such questions as “how do they protect them from excessive radiation?” and “how the hell do you keep a child still for long enough to take the damn thing […]

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Chemicals From Sunscreen

A new study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests that chemicals in sunscreen leach into our blood at potentially unsafe levels. However, both the FDA and scientists are quick to warn that you shouldn’t throw out your sunscreen and face the Sun unprotected just yet. Discover more: Chemicals From Sunscreen ADVERTISEMENTS

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Basking Sharks Are Returning To California Waters

Spotting a basking shark off the coast of California is a rare thing after their notable absence for the last 30 years, but a spate of sightings by local fishers and sightseers has experts hoping this may be a sign of a comeback. Learn more: Basking Sharks Are Returning To California Waters

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The Mystery Of STEVE The Aurora

When a group of amateur aurora hunters discovered what they believed to be a new form of aurora early last year, the science community was stumped. What could possibly cause this narrow band of dancing pinkish-red light arching into the sky accompanied by a green “picket fence” of vertical light – was it a sort […]

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Mysterious Whale

Fishermen in Finnmark, eastern Norway, got a surprise last week when a strangely tame beluga whale came incredibly close to their boat. The animal was equipped with a harness that, according to experts, could be used to mount a weapon or camera. It is believed the whale may have been trained for military purposes in […]

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Strangely Circular Injury Solves A 2,000-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Some 2,000 years ago, a burly guy had an untimely death on the idyllic Greek island of Thasos. Through years of scientific sleuthing and painstaking detective work, archaeologists have now pieced together how this brutal murder unfolded in a stunning amount of detail. Learn more: Strangely Circular Injury Solves A 2,000-Year-Old Murder Mystery

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Largest Fossilized Whale Skeleton

An international team of researchers has uncovered the world’s largest fossilized skeleton of a whale, a find that suggests this group of animals became huge much earlier than previously thought. The team estimates that the whale was up to 26 meters (85 feet) in length and weighed between 130 and 150 tonnes. That makes it […]

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Ancient Stone Tablet

How much of the Bible can be treated as historical documents and how much is just fan fiction? Take, for example, King Balak. Previously, there’s been no mention of this person outside the Book of Numbers, the fourth book in the Hebrew Bible, so was he actually a real monarch or just a character in […]

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Stunning Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagi

A 4,500-year-old cemetery – the final rest place of some of Egypt’s rich and powerful – has been discovered at an excavation site on the outskirts of Cairo, a short hop from the Giza pyramid complex. Discover more: Stunning Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagi

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GIF Of A Starfish “Walking”

The video was captured in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in early October 2012, but has recently re-emerged (like a starfish from the ocean) on Reddit. Other videos show the same behavior, above and below water. Watch it here: GIF Of A Starfish “Walking”

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