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Scientists Reveal Origin of Poland's Mysterious 'Vampires'
Offbeat  (tags: poland, scientists, vampires, death, burial )

Joanna
- 41 days ago - sciencealert.com
Throughout the 17th and 18th century, some pretty unusual burial practices became common across Poland in response to a reported outbreak of "vampires".
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
- 51 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 -
VIDEO: Wild Elephant Caught âEUR~Blowing SmokeâEUR(TM) in Rare Footage
Offbeat  (tags: video, elephant, scientists, wildlife conservation socidety, india, animals, environment, wildlife )

Lone
- 65 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society caught a rare glimpse of an elephant appearing to blow smoke when they checked their camera traps in Nagaharole National Park in India. The elephant was blowing ashes off of wood charcoal
Listening To The Thoughts Of The Forest
Offbeat  (tags: Manhattan Lawyers, Environmental Activists, Advocay Groups, Scientists, americans, business, culture, environment, health, humans, interesting, news, off-beat, pictures, unusual, wildlife, world )

Fiona
- 131 days ago - undark.org
"Leaders of environmental advocacy groups, senior managers of a timber corporation, and a small group of scientists strode into a wide-windowed room overlooking the city." This is a wonderful article about Manhattan lawyers....
Snow Leopard Off Endangered List
Offbeat  (tags: Off the Endanager List, Ainmals, Big Cat, Scientists )


- 277 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists are emphasising that the big cats' new status does not mean they are safe from extinction, Has the chilling threat of extinction worn off at last for the long-endangered snow leopard?
Hawking's Daughter: 'You Could Ask My Dad Any Question'
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- 302 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Lucy Hawking describes her famous scientist father being asked - what happens if you fall into a black hole?
HereâEUR(TM)s The Reason Scientists Say You ShouldnâEUR(TM)t Make Your Bed
Offbeat  (tags: making your bed, scientists, dust mites, interesting, society )

Lone
- 424 days ago - simplemost.com
Making your bed first thing in the morning traps in this moisture, allowing your bed to be a home for up to 1.5 million dust mites. If you leave your bed messy, however, the mites are exposed to air and sunlight, which causes them to become dehydrated
Boaty McBoatface Sent On First Antarctic Mission.
Offbeat  (tags: Boaty McBoatface, Antarctic Mission, Submersible, Exploration, Scientists )

Derek
- 462 days ago - news.sky.com
A submersible christened Boaty McBoatface after a public vote to name a polar research ship backfired is being sent on its first Antarctic mission. The craft will travel through a cold abyssal current that forms a key part of the global ocean circulation.
Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, NOAA, marine, mystery, purple sea orb, pics )

Barb
- 688 days ago - foxnews.com
"Have a look at that dark purple blob on the left, there." With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coast of California.
Hobbit Find Shows Tiny Humans Shrank 'Rapidly'
Offbeat  (tags: Hobbit find, Humans, Scientists, Primitive Human )


- 740 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The story of humanity was rewritten 12 years ago by the discovery of the Hobbit. Now scientists unearth another twist to this epic tale.
Japanese Scientists Name Atomic Element 113 'Nihonium'
Offbeat  (tags: study, scientists, atoms, name, 113 )

Naoko
- 740 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Japanese scientists who discovered the atomic element 113 named it "nihonium" Wednesday evening.
Bedbugs Are Getting Harder to Kill, and Researchers May Have Figured Out Why
Offbeat  (tags: bedbugs, AUSTRALIA, scientists, RESEARCHERS, animals, environment, humans, pictures )

Lone
- 795 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
Australian bedbug scientists âEUR" yes, there is such a thing âEUR" have found a possible reason for why bedbugs are suddenly winning the war on humans: tougher shells.
The (Wobbly) March of the Penguins
Offbeat  (tags: Penguins, waddle, ice, treadmill, scientists )

Scooby
- 880 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Their comical waddle is a popular attraction at zoos around the world and has helped to cement penguins as stars of the screen in films such as March of the Penguins and Happy Feet.
Earth: These Are The Discoveries That Made Stephen Hawking Famous
Offbeat  (tags: space, discovery, scientists, genius, Stephen Hawking )


- 885 days ago - bbc.com
The legendary physicist has helped explain the behaviour of black holes and even examined the origin of the universe
Comet Wild 2 Dust 'Ballistics' Probed in 3D
Offbeat  (tags: comet residue, space, Scientists, USA )


- 890 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Ms White and her colleagues believe that mapping these tracks - made of empty space, squashed and melted aerogel, and minuscule amounts of comet residue - will yield valuable information about the original culprit grain.
 

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