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Marsh Tit

Researchers have found that certain small birds massively increase their temperature when feeding their young. So much so, in fact, that they almost overheat and die. Weird! Learn more: Marsh Tit ADVERTISEMENTS

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Google Employees Are Resigning

Google is working on a military drone project with the Department of Defense and its employees aren’t happy about it. So unhappy, in fact, that many are resigning in protest. Learn more: Google Employees Are Resigning

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Student’s Engineering Skills And Quick Thinking

If you suddenly fall ill on a long-haul flight, you’re probably hoping there is a doctor onboard. However, perhaps you should keep your eyes peeled for engineers instead. Full story: Student’s Engineering Skills And Quick Thinking

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Kilauea’s Alert Level Was Just Raised To Red

The phrase “red alert” is quite evocative and prime miscommunication fodder, so let’s break it down without any hyperbole. In general, this combined alert – which can be applied to a broad range of explosive and effusive eruption styles and volcanoes – means that a “major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous […]

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Is the Bermuda Triangle Really Dangerous?

A vaguely defined expanse of the Atlantic Ocean triangulated between Puerto Rico, Florida and Bermuda has enjoyed a rather sinister — though perhaps largely unearned — reputation for decades. Dubbed the Bermuda Triangle, this area has been linked to a number of mysterious disappearances dating back to 1945, when a squadron of five U.S. Navy […]

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How Did It All Begin?

On 2 May 1933, a local newspaper in Inverness reported that an enormous dinosaur-like creature had been spotted in one of Scotland’s largest freshwater lakes, sparking one of modern history’s most enduring urban legends. Discover more: How Did It All Begin?

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Top 10 Bigfoot Sightings of the Last 5 Years

We assume Bigfoot crossed the road to get to the other side, as the old joke goes, but with the enigmatic hominid, nobody knows for sure. Here’s what we do know: On June 22, 2009, at around 6:30 p.m., a 19-year-old college student was driving on a curvy back road near Rhinebeck, N.Y., on the […]

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The Mystery of the Lost Ancient Culture of the Maya

One can only speculate their downfall from the numerous explanations presented by researchers. The differences of their accounts imply the Maya and their way of life is virtually a complete mystery to our modern way of thinking. How did this advanced society disappear without leaving any solid evidence of their downfall? Is this a sign […]

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Mystery of the People in the Floor

When Belmez resident Maria Gomez Pereira noticed a stain forming on her kitchen floor one day in August 1971, little did she know that she would become the centre of one of the most fascinating and best documented cases of paranormal phenomenon in the whole of the 20th century – “the Belmez faces.” Learn more: […]

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