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Praying Mantis Tries 3-D Glasses

Most humans ditched their 3-D goggles post-Avatar, but Newcastle University just released video of its scientists hurling virtual objects at a praying mantis equipped with a miniature set of three-...

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Green Chili Sriracha Released

Green serrano chilies, brown sugar, salt, garlic, and rice vinegar: The fresh stuff in the newer, hotter Midori Green Sriracha makes Huy Fong's staple red Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce seem boring.

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Rescue Chopper Spots SOS

Five snorkelers marooned off the coast of Queensland, Australia, were rescued yesterday after they spelled out the Global Maritime Distress signal—SOS—on a tidal sandbar.

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New York City Workday Starts Latest

Hop off the subway, grab a coffee, and enjoy it on the High Line for a few minutes. Check your watch. For most New Yorkers, the workday begins at 8:24 a.m.

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High Altitude Lowers Risk of Obesity

A new study published in PLOS ONE says overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition into obesity when stationed at high altitude.

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"Outredgeous" Veggies Headed into Space

An unmanned capsule dubbed Dragon is scheduled to launch atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station this Friday, and it's carrying some weird stuff.

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"Artist" Behind Boston Bomber Anniversary Hoax

Around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Boston police evacuated the Boylston Street marathon finish line after Kayvon Edson—self-proclaimed eye-patchist, college dropout, jailbird, and lover of the suffix...

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Cow Fartpacks Are Here

Cow fartpacks extract 300 liters of methane a day from a tube inserted into the cow’s rumen (its largest digestive tract) and convert it into energy.


Valparaiso Still Ablaze

Firefighters and water trucks were stuck downhill as Chileans abandoned their vehicles and ran from a wildfire that engulfed 2,000 homes in the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso late Saturday.

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Ikea Buys Massive Wind Farm

Ikea announced the purchase of a 98-megawatt wind farm—its first—in the United States yesterday. That’s 380 gigawatt hours of renewable energy a year, enough to produce 165 percent...

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Thriving and Dying in a Hotter Southwest

U.S. Geological Survey scientists found that the climate change predicted for the American Southwest over the next 60 to 90 years may drastically alter the breeding range (a descriptor for the...

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Bee Shortage Threatens Crops

UK farmers have a fourth of the honeybees they need, according to a recent study published in PLOS ONE, but the gap represents more than a shortage in Britain. Bees are dying around the world, and...