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Back in 1884, a Swiss astronomer by the name of Arndt made headlines when he claimed to have discovered a very curious planet in an orbit beyond Neptune — a surprisingly cubical planet. You know, like Bizarro World from the Super Man comics. Of course even in 1884, everyone knew this was bunk. What if Earth Were a Cube?
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7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics Odds are pretty good that some of you are reading this on an LCD screen while the rest of us are trying to make it out on the 13-inch monochrome monitor that came with our garage sale Commodore 64. But even with the LCD, some laptops still weigh over 10-pounds.
When people think of ancient temples, they often think of Stonehenge , which most archaeologists agree was built about 5,000 years ago. But Stonehenge is actually trumped handily by a little-known site in modern-day Turkey called Göbekli Tepe , which is 11,500 years old. Göbekli Tepe: Older Than Stonehenge, Pyramids, Anything | TalkingSkull.com
The 6 Craziest Animal Experiments | Countdown: Mad Scientists' Animal Creations | Life's Little Mysteries Researchers in South Korea recently inserted a gene into the DNA of a beagle that made the dog glow green under ultraviolet light. Rather than being useful in itself, the experiment was simply an exercise in gene manipulation quite literally, a flashy stunt that could lead the way to more practical gene therapies. This is but the latest example in a long history of wacky, and sometimes ethically controversial, animal experiments, some of which have led to invaluable medical applications for humans.
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