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 Higgs Boson "God Particle" Discovered?

Higgs Boson "God Particle" Discovered?

A supposed leaked document suggesting that the Higgs boson, a subatomic "God Particle," has been discovered by a team of physicists working from the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. The supposed discovery is considered to be possibly one of the "most interesting" scientific finds...

10 Best Monkeys and Anthropoids Flipping the Bird

10 Best Monkeys and Anthropoids Flipping the Bird

Monkeys, apes, chimps, orangutans, gorillas, gibbons, and other anthropoids are all kinds of wonderful. As our furry ancestral cousins, they are smart, adorable in their own right, and often funny as hell. Though they communicate with each other and with humans in a number of ways, there is one...

Russia: Meteorite, Fireballs, Sonic Boom Injures 750+ Before Crashing Into Chelyabinsk Lake

Russia: Meteorite, Fireballs, Sonic Boom Injures 750+ Before Crashing Into Chelyabinsk Lake

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:20 a.m., a massive explosion of fireballs and a sonic boom shockwave tore through the sky just east of Moscow near Chelyabinsk. The meteorite injured 500 people, shattered windows, and caused significant property damage. Some NASA officials and Russian space...

World's Heaviest Insect : Giant Weta

World's Heaviest Insect : Giant Weta

Their physical appearance is that of a cross between a cockroach and a cricket with the addition of large legs. Wetas can be found in mountainous conditions and urban gardens by their ability to cope with wide variations in temperature. They are nocturnal as well as flightless, and have a diet...

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What Is a Pomelo?

A pomelo is a citrus fruit that is grown all throughout Asia, Malaysia, Tahiti, New Guinea and Fiji. It is considered the largest member of the citrus family. Other names for the pomelo include pummelo, pommelo, and jabong. Another name for the pomelo – shaddock – is not an Asian word, but is based...

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What Is an Allotrope?

An allotrope is a kind of matter that is made of only one kind of atom. Some examples are carbon, sulfur, and phosphorous. This unique molecular configuration tends to display very particular physical properties. Some substances have different kinds of allotropes, which will reflect different...

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What Is Formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a type of chemical compound that is of essential use to many manufacturing sectors and other industries. When talking of formaldehyde, most people will be more familiar with one of its forms – formalin. Formalin is a solution of formaldehyde that is famous for being used as an...

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International Team at Newcastle University Discovers Why Living Cells Age

An international team of scientist made a major breakthrough regarding how and why living cells age. England's Newcastle University along with Germany's University of Ulm found the biochemical pathway that enables aging through a "systems biology" technique using computer modeling and cell cultured...

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Egypt's Former King Tutankhamun's Death Mystery Solved

The Journal of American Medicine published the results of a study led by top Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. Archaeologists and researchers entered the tomb of the "Valley of the Kings" to study Tutankhamon (better known as "King Tut") who died at the age of 19 more than more than 3,000 years ago....

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What Is Oleic Acid?

Oleic acid is a kind of fatty acid. It is naturally extracted from plants and in some animals. It can also be found in some egg and butter substitutes. Oleic Acid is mono unsaturated, and is ranked as a “healthy fat.” It can help control a person’s cholesterol levels and increase the “good”...