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The seabed
Scientists have drilled 2.5 kilometres beneath the seabed and found vast underground forests of "deep life," including microbes that persist for thousands, maybe millions of years, researchers said Monday.Feeding on nothing but the energy from rocks, and existing in a slow-motion, even zombie-like state, previously unknown forms of life...
Sloths
Sloths are tropical mammals that live in Central and South America. They use their long claws to hang onto branches while they feast on the leaves that other animals can't reach. The sloth's long claws — 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) — make walking on the...
Knickers The Cow
Seven-year-old whose size saved him from the slaughterhouse goes viralFirst, the news, such as it is: there is a giant cow named Knickers in Western Australia and people have gone crazy.Technically he is not a cow, but a steer (a neutered male). But he is giant, standing at 1.94...
145 Pilot Whales
As many as 145 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday evening.A hiker at Mason Bay on the remote Stewart Island discovered the two pods of the whales, which were located approximately a mile from each other.Roughly half of the...
Pangolin
Despite the fact that the African pangolin has been around for over 40 million years, chances are you’ve probably never seen one and perhaps you don’t even know what a pangolin is.Pangolin.Africa is a non-profit organisation committed to educating people about these secretive and strange looking creatures - also known as scaly...
An alleged UFO sighting in the sky from an airplane.
The confused person on the radio was not someone typically associated with dodgy reports of extraterrestrial interaction. There were no claims that large-eyed green men crossed the cosmos to turn livestock inside out or too-detailed, breathless tales about cold metal tables and undignified alien probes.The flummoxed person on the...
Mysteries Of Fall
Fall Mysteries Solved'Tis the season of colorful leaves, mulled cider and — dare we say it? — pumpkin spice. Fall spans from the autumn equinox, when the sun is directly over the equator and the length of day and night are equal, to the winter solstice, when the sun is...
Down Syndrome Model Shumeez Scott
She's making a name for herself one win at a time. Shumeez Scott - remember the name.An aspiring supermodel from Cape Town, the 18 year old was recently presented an elusive lifetime contract with Ace Models, a brand that - according to TheSouthAfrican.com - previously represented Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. We spoke to Shumeez's mother, Bahia...
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Do you recall studying for your exams? You probably do. But do you remember how you studied, how you memorized French words or the year of the American civil war? Now, that’s probably harder. As a teenager, Ricardo Lieuw On was packing groceries when he knew what he wanted...
genes for long life span
Long life spans tend to run in families, a phenomenon that's often attributed to people's genes. But now, a large new study of data from the genealogy website Ancestry reveals that genetics may play less of a role in life span than previously thought.The reason? Previous studies failed to...
Design the Life You Love
Who are you as a leader when it comes to thinking out of the box?By Ayse Birsel Author, Design the Life You Love @AyseBirselSeckHere is a personality test for leaders: those who create products, services, and businesses; those who manage teams big and small; and those who have to be agile thinkers to face complex challenges. Read through...
brain mimicking machine
New Supercomputer with 1 Million Processors Scientists just activated the world's biggest "brain": a supercomputer with a million processing cores and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human brain.Ten years in the making, it is the world's largest neuromorphic computer — a type of computer that mimics...
swallowed spoon
A man in China had a steel spoon lodged in his esophagus for a year, but surprisingly, the half-swallowed utensil didn't cause too much discomfort.The man — identified only as "Mr. Zhang" — swallowed the spoon on a dare in 2017, and it promptly got stuck in the narrow...
first world war
Martin Plaut, School of Advanced StudyThe outbreak of the First World War, coming little more than a decade after the Anglo-Boer war ended, presented white South Africans with a conundrum. Should they join Britain and her allies, despite having recently fought so fiercely against the colonial power, or should...
cellphones linked to cancer
Concerns over whether cellphones can cause cancer have been around for years. Now, the issue is being raised yet again, as government researchers release the results of a major study that found evidence linking high levels of cellphone radiation exposure to certain types of cancer in rodents.But you probably don't need to be...

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