Sunday, February 21, 2010

Murder Hunt After 'Five Body Skeleton' Found

Italian police are working on the theory that the victims were murdered by a ''collector'' who pieced them together to make the body.
— Sky News

Year of the Tiger: All About the Chinese Zodiac

Sunday, Feb. 14, marked a new year according to the Chinese calendar.
— LiveScience

Mexican Meteorite: Was it Russian Space Junk?

It would appear the initial reports of a "30 meter wide" crater may have been incorrect.
— Discovery News

Caring for Pets Left Behind by the Rapture

For a fee, this service will place your dog or cat in the home of a caring atheist on Judgment Day.
— BusinessWeek

Space rock contains organic molecular feast

A meteorite that crashed into earth 40 years ago contains millions of different organic compounds.
— BBC News

Real-life Spiderman?

Device inspired by a tiny purple beetle could one day allow humans to walk up walls.
— The Telegraph

Turin Shroud expected to attract two million visitors

World's most famous holy relic on display for only sixth time in a century.
— The Independent

Final frontier beckons for researchers

Cheap spaceflight set to transform science, industry claims.
— Nature

Can We Dispose of Radioactive Waste in Volcanoes?

Dumping nuclear waste into a volcano does seem like a neat solution, but would it work?
— Popular Science

Visionary who designed world's biggest radio telescope, dies

William Gordon, best known for his role in getting the Arecibo Observatory up and running in the late 1950s, has died aged 92.
— Mail Online

LHC Ready for Duty Again

The Large Hadron Collider will be switched on again next week, according to the laboratory that operates it.

Fear of Spiders Can Develop Before Birth

Scientists now think that a fear of spiders and snakes may develop before a person is born due to the mother's experiences.
— LiveScience

Giant fish swam prehistoric seas

Prehistoric seas were filled with giant plankton-eating fish which died out at the same time as the dinosaurs, new fossil evidence suggests.
— BBC News

First images from NASA's wise infrared sky probe

New NASA project reveales never-before-seen celestial wonders.
— BBC News

Madagascar's Elusive Mega-Lemurs and Mini-Men

Karl Shuker looks at the possibility of massive creature still roaming the island of Madagascar.
— ShukerNature

Italian TV chef axed after recommending cat stew

Giuseppe "Beppe" Bigazzi taken off the air after calling feline feast a "delicacy."
— The Guardian

Two languages in womb makes bilingual babies

Study shows that babies with prenatal exposure to two langauges can differentiate between them.
— Cosmos

The Tree that Tweets

Wired orange tree posts responses to interaction from humans.
— Canberra Times

Typos may earn Google $500m a year

Ingenious 'typosquatters' securing slightly askew web domain names for profit.
— New Scientist

Chickens See Color Better than Humans

Research indicates remarkably complex nature of birds' eyes.
— LiveScience

UFO 'sightings' revealed in archive files from 1990s

Latest batch of UK UFO files includes a number of intriguing drawings from witnesses.
— BBC News

New Clip Shows JFK Arriving in Dallas in 1963

Rare color footage surfaces of Kennedy only a few hours before his death.
— Associated Press

Dead Woman Comes Back to Life at Burial

Case of 'Lazarus Syndrome' stuns Columbian funeral home workers.
— FOX News

Out There: A Strange Zoo of Other Worlds

More than 400 worlds have been found beyond the reach of our sun, and the tally is rising rapidly.

Screamy Window

A pale young woman appears at the window of a ruined castle in a photo said to show a ghost.
— The Sun

On Crete, New Evidence of Very Ancient Mariners

Early humans appear to have been going to sea much longer than anyone had ever suspected.
— NY Times

Darpa Looks to Build Real-Life C3P0

The Pentagon is trying to fast-track a translation machine with 98 percent accuracy in 20 different languages.
— Danger Room

Scientists discover the secret of aging

One of the biggest puzzles in biology has been solved by an international team.
— Financial Times

Dwarf dinos lived on 'Neverland'-like island

Dinosaurs on island in Transylvania stayed small and never really grew up.
— Discovery News

Lost city of Atlantis 'could be buried in southern Spain'

A team of researchers are examining a marshy area to find evidence of a 3,000-year-old settlement.
— The Telegraph

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