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Worlds Oldest Known Spider Dies In Australia At The Age Of 43
Offbeat  (tags: ancient, discovery, history, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, spiders, study, unusual, wildlife, world )

Caree
- 55 days ago - cnet.com
The female trapdoor spider known as Number 16 passed away in Australia, leaving scientists who'd been studying her feeling "miserable" about her death. "To our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us -
Four Baboons Escape Texas Research Lab
Offbeat  (tags: baboons, escape, research, lab, research institute, animals, humans, society )

Lone
- 59 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Four baboons, bred and held in captivity for research, experienced 30 minutes of freedom after they worked together to escape from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute this week.
QUIZ - This Floral Pattern Test Will Reveal What Kind Of Introvert You Are
Offbeat  (tags: quiz, floral patterns, test, introvert, research, basic types, introversion, personality, interesting, society, humans )

Lone
- 132 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Recent research suggests that there are four basic types of introversion. Let's see what type matches your personality.
Researcher Tells of Surprises Discovered About Cougars
Offbeat  (tags: mountain lions, research, surprises, discoveries, wildlife )

Jeri
- 138 days ago - peninsuladailynews.com
A 17-year study in northwest Wyoming found that social tolerance among mountain lions was largely driven by direct reciprocity, Mark Elbroch said in a Studium Generale presentation Thursday.
Paws for Thought: Study to Expose the Secret Lives of Perth Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, research, pets )

Jeri
- 155 days ago - watoday.com.au
Ever let your cat out, watched it vanish and wondered where it goes and what it does all day? New research involving Perth cats might help satisfy your curiosity.
THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD. THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE. PT 2.
Offbeat  (tags: research, investigation, science, bizarre, unusual, Pseudoscience )

David
- 445 days ago - searchingforreason.net
...a story based on the "LEGEND."
Cats May Understand Cause And Effect, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: cats, study, research )

Jeri
- 721 days ago - popsci.com
Science is getting closer to proving that yes, your cats are probably smarter than you. According to a study from researchers in Japan, cats seem to understand physics and cause and effect.
One Armed Chimp Waits In Line For A Cup Of Water
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, research )

Angie
- 780 days ago - thedodo.com
A 39 year old chimp named Bullet has been poked and prodded for most of his life. He was put under anesthesia over 400 times, underwent 55 liver biopsies, and he lost an arm just after his capture in the wild at age 3. And then he was abandoned on a strin
Fairy Tale Origins Thousands of Years Old, Researchers Say
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- 885 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast can be traced back thousands of years, according to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon. Using techniques normally employed by biologists, academics studied links between stories from around the world
France Drug Test: Man Left Brain-Dead After Clinical Trial Dies
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Wendy
- 887 days ago - msn.com
A shocking case of misinformation, to frighten people off using cannabis as a pain killer,in my opinion -&- why no public retraction? . The drug that was being trialled is not known, despite reports it was a new cannabinoid-based painkiller.- read on ..
Pesticide Exposure in Bumblebees 'Harms Pollination'
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- 946 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Bees exposed to nicotine-like pesticides are not as good at pollinating crops, research suggests.
No, A Study Did NOT Find That Your Cat Wants To Kill You
Offbeat  (tags: cats, study, research )

Jeri
- 961 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Read the research before you believe the headlines.
Ancient Britons Mummified Their Dead Like Egyptians
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- 976 days ago - rt.com
Ancient British people were mummifying their dead even as the ancient Egyptians were carrying out the macabre practice, according to new research.
Why Are Placebos Getting More Effective?
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, medication, clinical trials, placebo, Research, USA )


- 978 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When new drugs are put on the market, clinical trials determine whether they perform better than inactive pills known as "placebos".
Outrage as Researchers Capture Beautiful Rare Bird âEUR" Then KILL It for Study Purposes
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, birds, research, moustached kingfisher, rare birds )

Tracy
- 989 days ago - express.co.uk
RESEARCHERS captured a beautiful rare bird which had not been seen in the wild for decades âEUR" then killed it so they could study it.
 

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