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{FD} Thomas Edison discovery: Electrical wire from historic home lighting demo on sale for $120,000

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A long-lost piece of electrical wire from Thomas Edison’s first underground cable for electric lighting is up for sale. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild conspiracy theory claims that Apollo moon landing was ‘faked,’ touts new ‘photo’ evidence

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Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new “picture” posted to YouTube that alleges the la… Continue reading

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{FD} Long-forgotten time capsule discovered in Space Needle

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A 35-year-old time capsule discovered during renovation work at Seattle’s famous Space Needle has revealed its secrets. Continue reading

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{FD} Huge uptick in earthquakes predicted in 2018, as geologists note Earth’s rotation is slowing

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Two geologists may have spotted a surprisingly simple correlation that can help predict earthquakes—and if they’re correct, the Earth is on track for an uptick in major quakes next year. Continue reading

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{FD} Apollo moon landing was ‘faked,’ conspiracy theorists claim with new photo

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Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new “picture” posted to YouTube that alleges the la… Continue reading

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{FD} Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later

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A NASA astronaut’s wristwatch worn aboard the first Apollo mission in 1968 has been returned to the Smithsonian, nearly three decades after it was stolen from a museum in Ecuador. Continue reading

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{FD} Rogue planet could bring end of days this weekend, numerologists say

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Here’s to hoping that you made plans for an epic weekend, because it may be our last. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists debunk prediction of incoming Earth-destroying planet

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Here’s to hoping that you made plans for an epic weekend, because it may be our last. Continue reading

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{FD} Rogue planet could bring end of days this weekend

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Here’s to hoping that you made plans for an epic weekend, because it may be our last. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists have a new theory on how the Chernobyl disaster unfolded

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A new theory on the Chernobyl disaster could shed fresh light on the world’s worst nuclear accident. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor makes shocking claim, first steps toward world’s first ‘head transplant’

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The first step in what USA Today says would be an “audacious” therapy reportedly took place in China Friday: the world’s first human head transplant, achieved with two corpses. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthbound antimatter mystery deepens after scientists rule out pulsar source

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More antimatter particles stream toward Earth than scientists can explain — and new research from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico deepens the mystery by crossing off one possible source. Continue reading

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{FD} Early medieval farming village unearthed near famed Viking site

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Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian zookeeper describes ‘torture’ while tiger mauled her, report says

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A Russian zookeeper recounted the horrifying moment when a Siberian tiger sneaked up on her and “sank his teeth” into her as her life flashed before her eyes in the 10 minutes that felt like “an eternity.” Continue reading

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{FD} Lobzilla? Fear as fisherman finds giant claw from ‘monster’ lobster

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A fisherman in North Wales got a big surprise in his catch recently – a giant lobster claw larger than a human hand. Continue reading

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{FD} Wine making has been going on longer than anyone ever knew

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A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, my Neolithic darling.Archaeologists working in the Republic of Georgia have uncovered evidence that human beings have been savoring the fruit of the vine for almost 1,000 years longer than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 2K pieces of the ‘Buddha’ found in box in China

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When Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, died 2,600 years ago, legend has it that he was cremated and his remains split up among eight royal families, then eventually dispersed to several different countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists send secret message to aliens in new search for intelligent life

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If the “truth is out there,” scientists are determined to find it – so much so that they’ve spent a message into space trying to contact aliens.But a response could take 25 years – if it comes at all. Continue reading

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{FD} They were searching for an old infirmary and found treasure instead

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They were searching for an old infirmary. Continue reading

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{FD} Denver has bizarre law that prohibits you from declawing your cat

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Declawing cats is now prohibited in Denver. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists just sent message to aliens, but a response could take 25 years

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If the “truth is out there,” scientists are determined to find it – so much so that they’ve spent a message into space trying to contact aliens.But a response could take 25 years – if it comes at all. Continue reading

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{FD} SpaceX is launching its secret payload today: Here’s what we know

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SpaceX plans to launch a secret payload known as Zuma on Thursday evening (Nov. 16), from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida’s Space Coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious interstellar visitor gets named

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We now know what to call the mysterious object from interstellar space that zoomed past Earth last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Earliest known evidence of wine-making unearthed

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A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, my Neolithic darling.Archaeologists working in the Republic of Georgia have uncovered evidence that human beings have been savoring the fruit of the vine for almost 1,000 years longer than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} Effort to save rare ‘panda of the sea’ instead kills one

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The goal was to make a move that could save a species; instead, it killed one of the last vaquitas left on the planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Trap door revealed secret Michelangelo room that public may soon be able to see

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For two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid in a secret underground room beneath the Medici Chapels, “fill[ing] the walls with drawings” to forget his fears, as he later recalled. Continue reading

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{FD} Stray cat becomes suspect in ‘attempted murder’ of Japanese woman

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From the files of the unbelievable – a stray cat is being investigated for an attempted murder of an 82-year-old woman in Japan. Continue reading

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{FD} How this $100M da Vinci masterpiece flew under the radar for centuries

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It watched as its then-owner, King Charles I, was beheaded in 1649. Continue reading

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{FD} Newly discovered planet could be home to alien life

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The question “are we alone in the universe?” has bewildered mankind for eons as the search for alien life thus far has yielded no results.But science’s latest discovery may give new hope on that front – and it could be closer than you think. Continue reading

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{FD} George Washington’s famous Revolutionary War tent found in newly-discovered painting

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A recently discovered 235-year-old panoramic painting has revealed the only known wartime depiction of George Washington’s Revolutionary War field tent. Continue reading

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{FD} Puritans’ ‘luxury items’ unearthed in Boston

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Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} These rodent-like creatures are the earliest known ancestor of humans, whales and shrews

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The earliest known ancestors of the mammal lineage that includes everything from humans, to blue whales, to pygmy shrews may have been nocturnal, rodent-like creatures that evolved much earlier than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} Zombie ants are scarier than you ever imagined

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When you think of zombies, perhaps George A. Romero’s film “Night of the Living Dead” or the hit TV show “The Walking Dead” come to mind. But now there’s a new category for mindless eating machines – ants. Continue reading

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{FD} Prehistoric mammals wouldn’t have messed with this huge otter

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Six million years ago, the shallow swamps of what’s now southern China may have been dominated by massive, 110-lb. Continue reading

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{FD} Tasmanian treasure: Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces

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A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Tiny grasshopper found hidden in Van Gogh painting, 128 years later

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There’s a secret hidden in a Vincent van Gogh painting. Continue reading

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{FD} Will cannonball discovery lead to lost galleon’s sunken ‘treasure’?

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Underwater archaeologists in Japan have found a cannonball that could lead to the sunken remains of a once-treasure-laden Spanish galleon. Continue reading

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{FD} Zombie fungus is scarier than you ever imagined

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When you think of zombies, perhaps George A. Romero’s film “Night of the Living Dead” or the hit TV show “The Walking Dead” come to mind. But now there’s a new category for mindless eating machines – ants. Continue reading

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{FD} 15,000 scientists just sent a dire ‘warning to humanity’

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Twenty-five years ago, 1,500 scientists signed a letter warning humanity that it needed to change its ways in order to save the planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Gay lions? Not quite, despite photograph

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A photograph of two male lions seemingly in an amorous embrace has some humans clutching their pearls. Continue reading

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{FD} Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid, had it hit almost anywhere else

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The age of dinosaurs met an unlikely end — because had the cosmic impact that doomed it hit just about anywhere else on the planet, the “terrible lizards” might still roam the Earth, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on ‘Murder Island’

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Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed. Continue reading

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{FD} Mystery deepens over whether Amelia Earhart was eaten by three-foot crabs with claws like lion jaws

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The mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart’s disappearance has bewildered many for years. Some have proposed that her plane simply crashed and sank, while others have pondered a number of other explanations, including capture by the Japanese, or that she l… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Chilean Titanic’ mystery solved after 95 years as experts locate wreck

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Researchers have finally located the wreck of the ship known as the ‘Chilean Titanic’ that sank 95 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Pendant linked to Anne Frank has reunited a family

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Chaim Motzen was intrigued when he read about a pendant excavated at a Nazi death camp with a possible link to Anne Frank. Continue reading

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{FD} Dwarf planet Ceres may have had a global ocean in ancient past

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Nestled in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres contains water-rich materials that suggest it once boasted a global ocean in its distant past. Continue reading

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{FD} Dinosaur-killing space rock created dramatic temperature drop

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Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops became extinct about 66 million years ago, after an asteroid strike resulted in plunging temperatures. Continue reading

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

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

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{FD} Weather observer seen braving frigid 100-mph wind

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Weather observers stationed atop the highest peak in the Northeast are having a blast braving wind gusts of more than 100 mph. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Monster’ alligator captured in Florida garage

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A “monster” alligator was captured Saturday night after wildlife officials lured the 8-foot reptile out of a Florida home’s garage. Continue reading

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