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Brazilian Doctors Are Using Fish Skin to Treat Burn Victims
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fish

Brazilian Doctors Are Using Fish Skin to Treat Burn Victims

It might not be pretty, but it is effective.
May 26, 2017
A Moscow University Has Erected a Monument to Peer Review
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monuments

A Moscow University Has Erected a Monument to Peer Review

Rejection is just one possible outcome.
May 26, 2017
A Ghostly White Moose Was Captured on Video in Newfoundland
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color

A Ghostly White Moose Was Captured on Video in Newfoundland

It's not an albino either.
May 25, 2017
Most of the World's Bread Clips Are Made by a Single Company
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everyday objects

Most of the World's Bread Clips Are Made by a Single Company

A brief history of the Kwik Lok Closure.
May 25, 2017
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Professional Cat Cuddler?
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jobs

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Professional Cat Cuddler?

An Irish clinic is hiring for the internet's perfect job.
May 25, 2017
Dubai Has Unveiled the First Robot Cop
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police

Dubai Has Unveiled the First Robot Cop

I'd buy that for a dollar!
May 24, 2017
The Mother of All Flamingo Collections
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feats

The Mother of All Flamingo Collections

How many pink tchotchkes does it take to break a world record? Read on.
May 23, 2017
What It Took to Demolish the Most Infamous Room at the Hanford Nuclear Site
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radioactive

What It Took to Demolish the Most Infamous Room at the Hanford Nuclear Site

After 40 years, the spot where Harold R. McCluskey became the "Atomic Man" has finally been torn down.
May 23, 2017
Found: A Stash of Illegal Birds' Nests
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birds

Found: A Stash of Illegal Birds' Nests

They were seized by U.S. Customs agents in Dallas.
May 23, 2017
Listen to Artificially Created Sounds No One Has Ever Heard Before
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computers

Listen to Artificially Created Sounds No One Has Ever Heard Before

AI-made mash-ups offer all-new noises.
May 22, 2017
Yosemite's Waterfalls Are Back and Everyone Loves It
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national parks

Yosemite's Waterfalls Are Back and Everyone Loves It

Serious snowmelt is leading to serious sightseers.
May 19, 2017
What's Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years
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skepticism

What's Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years

"We are trying hard to undermine this undeserved trust of quacks."
May 19, 2017
Spilt Milk Closed Down a New Jersey Road
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milk

Spilt Milk Closed Down a New Jersey Road

No one brought cookies.
May 18, 2017
The Mysterious Death of the Namesake of the Douglas Fir
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mystery

The Mysterious Death of the Namesake of the Douglas Fir

Was David Douglas trampled by a wild bull, or lured into a trap?
May 18, 2017
Some Cyclists in Omaha Improved a Bike Lane With 120 Plungers
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bicycles

Some Cyclists in Omaha Improved a Bike Lane With 120 Plungers

It was an improvement that didn't suck.
May 17, 2017
The Jersey Shore Nearly Swallowed a Man's SUV
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cars

The Jersey Shore Nearly Swallowed a Man's SUV

A photo opportunity gone wrong.
May 17, 2017
Found: 330 Illicit Tortoises
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turtles

Found: 330 Illicit Tortoises

They were confiscated at an airport in Malaysia.
May 16, 2017
Drone Meets Cyclist and It Ends Badly
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drones

Drone Meets Cyclist and It Ends Badly

Please don't crash your drone over a bike race.
May 10, 2017
Stolen: A Duchess's $1.3 Million Diamond Tiara
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jewels

Stolen: A Duchess's $1.3 Million Diamond Tiara

It's inlaid with 367 diamonds.
May 09, 2017
When Science and the Occult Went Head-to-Head on a German Mountaintop
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goats

When Science and the Occult Went Head-to-Head on a German Mountaintop

Spoiler alert: science won.
May 09, 2017
Found: Pages From One of the First Books Ever Printed in England
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books

Found: Pages From One of the First Books Ever Printed in England

They were meant to tell priests how to plan feasts.
May 08, 2017
After Two Years in Orbit, a Secret Government Drone Has Landed
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drones

After Two Years in Orbit, a Secret Government Drone Has Landed

Just a totally normal government robot plane ending its shadow mission.
May 08, 2017
The Mysterious Case of the Radioactive Toothpaste
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manhattan project

The Mysterious Case of the Radioactive Toothpaste

Manhattan Project experts got sidetracked in their pursuit of Nazi nuclear technology.
May 05, 2017
The Attempted Statistics Exam Heist That Went Through an Air Duct
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crime

The Attempted Statistics Exam Heist That Went Through an Air Duct

Two Kentucky college students (allegedly) got creative.
May 04, 2017