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Live Science - Weird

Zombie diet: 10 real-life examples of humans eating humans -- Kimberly Hickok -- The dead don't eat the living, but sometimes the living eat their dead.

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Naked mole rats kidnap each other's babies, and turn them into slaves -- Tessa Koumoundouros -- Naked mole rats kidnap each other's babies and turn them into slaves.

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Famous fish that ate all his friends gets cheered up by 16th birthday party -- Mindy Weisberger -- Happy 16th birthday to Mikko the grouper, a popular aquarium fish in Finland who missed his human visitors during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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The very first forms of life may have been more animal-like than we ever realized -- Tessa Koumoundouros -- Early life may have been far more like animals than we thought, suggests new research that shows bacteria can 'develop' like an embryo.

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Do we live in a simulation? Chances are about 50–50. -- Anil Ananthaswamy -- Gauging whether or not we dwell inside someone else's computer may come down to advanced AI research—or measurements at the frontiers of cosmology

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Lightning killed 2 giraffes in South Africa: Were they doomed by their height? -- Mindy Weisberger -- After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning.

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Helium-huffing alligators and reluctant hitmen win big at the Ig Nobel awards -- Mindy Weisberger -- Weird science took center stage at the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.

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Watch LIVE: The 2020 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, tonight @ 6:00 p.m. ET -- Mindy Weisberger -- You can watch the premiere of the 2020 Ig Nobels here on Live Science.

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Squirrel beer, ant gin and poop wine are served up in Disgusting Food Museum's new exhibit -- Mindy Weisberger -- Visitors to Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum can now discover odious alcohol from around the world.

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Can CBD soothe mourning elephants? A Polish zoo is about to find out -- Rafi Letzter -- A zoo in Poland plans to test cannabidiol — also known as CBD, a chemical found in cannabis — on its elephants. The elephants are stressed after a death in the herd.

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Sly fox steals 100 shoes in Berlin, and he's not the first -- Mindy Weisberger -- Authorities finally identified the culprit responsible for the mysterious disappearance of dozens of shoes from a German neighborhood.

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Sleeping microbes wake up after 100 million years buried under the seafloor -- Rafi Letzter -- The microbes had been dormant below the ocean floor for eons, buried since the time of the dinosaurs. Then a team of scientists in Japan woke the little organisms up.

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Pentagon's secret, defunct UFO-hunting program may still exist -- Mindy Weisberger -- A federal program for investigating UFOs was purportedly discontinued in 2012, but the Pentagon's search for UFOs never stopped. Its findings may soon be released to the public.

3 months ago

US Space Force hires a horse to boldly go where rockets can't. (The beach) -- Brandon Specktor -- The United States Space Force has a new recruit in their mission to keep planet Earth safe. His name is Ghost, and he likes to go clip-clop on the beach.

3 months ago

Antique vampire-slaying kit up for auction. Bible, crucifix and pistol included. -- Mindy Weisberger -- An antique wooden box trimmed with brass holds all the tools that you might require in order to slay a vampire.

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Are UFOs a threat? We need to investigate, says former head of secret US program -- Mindy Weisberger -- Ex-military investigators seek answers about where UFOs come from and what their intentions might be, in a History Channel documentary series.

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The electric hum of life may have originated with primordial lightning -- Mara Johnson-Groh -- A low-frequency hum in our cells syncs may have synced with ancient sky bolts.

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Mysterious radiation spike detected over Scandinavia -- Tia Ghose -- Experts have said that a slight spike in radioactivity above northern Europe likely originated in Russia, but Russian nuclear plants in the area deny any abnormalities.

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'It's not ours': Government denies knowledge of strange 'UFO' over Japanese city -- Brandon Specktor -- A strange balloon-shaped 'UFO' appeared and disappeared over the city of Sendai, Japan on Wednesday (June 17).

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'Exploding Whale Memorial Park' honors whale that went out with a bang -- Mindy Weisberger -- A new park in Oregon gets its name from an explosive event in 1970: the dynamiting of a dead, beached sperm whale.

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These could be the funniest animal pictures ever

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Photos: Murder hornets will haunt your nightmares

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'Starman' just zipped past Mars in his rapidly-decaying Tesla Roadster

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Worm Grows 2 Heads in Space, Surprising Scientists

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1st 'murder hornet' nest in US found and destroyed

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Scientists discover new organ in the throat

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Rare, 2-headed snake discovered by Florida house cat

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