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{FD} Alien-hunting agents seek the truth about UFOs in ‘Project Blue Book’

NEW YORK — During the 1950s and 1960s, were extraterrestrials visiting the United States? Continue reading

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{FD} Galileo toned down his heretical words, long-lost letter proves (but the Church persecuted him anyway)

Did Galileo Galilei really say all those terrible things that the Vatican said he did in his famous 1613 letter about a sun-centered solar system — and in saying so, violate church doctrine? Continue reading

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{FD} What in the whirled? Tiny, floating dumbbell rotates 60 billion times per minute

Spinning objects are hypnotic and fascinating, as last year’s fidget-spinner craze overwhelmingly demonstrated. Continue reading

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{FD} What if the ocean’s climate-controlling ‘conveyor belt’ came to a halt?

Freak floods drown buildings, bone-chilling air flash-freezes pedestrians and ice encases the Statue of Liberty. Continue reading

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{FD} Deep-sea volcanic vents incubate eggs for these underwater moms

Skates — flat, diamond-shaped fish that are related to sharks and rays — incubate their eggs for as much as four years or more, longer than most animals on Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Chameleons’ secret glow comes from their bones

Blending seamlessly into one’s surroundings is known as being “chameleon-like” for a good reason — chameleons shift the colors and patterns of their skin to hide from predators in plain sight, or to communicate during social interactions with other cha… Continue reading

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{FD} Rudeness wins: Bonobos are attracted to creeps

“You like me because I’m a scoundrel,” interstellar smuggler Han Solo confidently told Princess Leia Organa in the 1981 film “The Empire Strikes Back.” Continue reading

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{FD} Underground castles? How desert spiders craft vertical tunnels

Beachgoing sandcastle builders know the exquisite frustration of tunneling into sand that’s too dry. Continue reading

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{FD} That’s Baa-rack! Sheep can ID Obama, other celebs

Sheep are social animals, and as such, it behooves them to recognize one another’s faces. Continue reading

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{FD} Snake head pops out of frog’s maw in mesmerizing photo

One Last Scream Into The Abysssss from *** As a hapless snake vanished down the throat of a frog, the last thing it saw was likely a camera’s flash, as a photographer captured the image of its head peeping from the amphibian’s gullet. Continue reading

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{FD} Bronze arm found at Antikythera shipwreck

A graceful bronze arm that was once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from a famed shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera. Continue reading

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{FD} 66-million years ago, bird-like dinosaurs laid blue-green eggs

A type of bird-like dinosaur that lived in what is now China during the Cretaceous period — about 145.5 million to 65.5 million years ago — laid eggs that had a bluish-green tint, the first evidence of pigment in dinosaur eggs, according to a new study. Continue reading

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