Do You Have Astigmatism?

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS Raise your hand if you’ve been personally stigmatized by your astigmatism. A twitter post showing how people with the eye condition view the world around them, particularly at nighttime, has prompted more than 23,000 retweets with 55,000 likes at the time of publication. Learn more: Do You Have Astigmatism?

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Rhino Poacher Killed

A suspected poacher has reportedly been killed in Kruger National Park, in South Africa, last week in a grisly sounding sequence of events. It is believed that the individual was trampled to death by an elephant and subsequently eaten by a pride of lions. Accomplices reported the person’s death from the elephant to the family, […]

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Paraglider Landing Gone Wrong

A hilarious – yet totally terrifying – new video shows the moment a paraglider comes face to face with a human-sized, fist-throwing kangaroo. Find out what exactly happened: Paraglider Landing Gone Wrong

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The Suspicious Case of the Reykjavik Confessions

Two murders. Six confessions. But is any of it real?

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The Unusual Australian Shark Arm Murders

A shark, a speedboat, and a mysterious severed arm. Watch this video. Enjoy!

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The Contents Of A Woman’s Ovarian Cyst

Medical literature is full of stories about things ending up in the wrong places, and a new paper in the journal BMJ Case Reports continues the trend by describing the contents of one woman’s ovarian cyst. Aside from skin, hair, and tooth-like growths called calcifications, doctors also discovered “a foreign object resembling vegetable matter” within […]

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What Would Happen If We Detonated The World’s Entire Nuclear Arsenal In One Go?

First of all, it is safe to say that detonating the world’s arsenal of nukes would be a Very Bad Idea. A nuclear confrontation involving 100 or so warheads would plunge the world into a nasty nuclear winter. This would involve years of winter-like temperatures and extreme levels of crop failure, sending the global food […]

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Ancient Four-Legged Whale

For the very first time, scientists have uncovered the remains of an ancient Pacific Ocean whale with four legs. If that doesn’t sound strange enough, it also had hooves and an otter-like tail. The find gives us a fresh insight into the bizarre evolutionary history of the world’s largest mammals. Learn more: Ancient Four-Legged Whale

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Mysterious Ancient Teeth

The evolution of humanity is often depicted as a straightforward transition from ape to stooped hairy man, to a less hairy upright man with a spear in his hand. In reality, the story of Hominins is a much more complex image, like a fuzzy branched tree with plenty of intertwining branches and dead ends. And […]

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The Egyptian Sarcophagus

As last weekend came to a close, a team of media-savvy archeologists cracked open an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus for the first time in millennia on live television. In case you missed the Sunday-night spectacle, here’s a glimpse of the discoveries they revealed. Take a look at what’s inside: The Egyptian Sarcophagus

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