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Jose Canseco worried Bigfoot or aliens can 'get coronavirus'

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. More than a year after former big leaguer Jose Canseco said he was looking for Bigfoot and UFOs, the eccentric slugger is worried they might have contracted coronavirus. “Can Bigfoot or aliens get Coronavirus I need to know because I have had contact with ...

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Human skulls made into pots, drinking cups 4,000 years ago linked to 'human cannibalism,' study says

Human skulls were used as recently as the Bronze Age to make pots and drinking cups, startling new research shows. The study notes that the skulls were cleaned and then fashioned into drinkware, complete with decorations and war trophies. It’s unknown whether they were actually used, but researchers believe there may have been a need to extract the brain for nutritional ...

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100-million-year-old slime mold found perfectly preserved in amber

Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year-old slime mold and a lizard leg perfectly preserved in amber from a tree in Myanmar, a find described as “unique.” Also known as myxomycetes, these tiny slime molds are single-celled organisms that largely live in soil or rotting wood, feasting on bacteria. Occasionally, they can join together “to form complex, beautiful and delicate fruiting bodies, ...

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Segway shows off 'Jurassic World'-inspired 'stroller'

It’s transportation 65 million years in the making. Segway-Ninebot, a company best known for its namesake two-wheeled personal transporter, is taking inspiration from the movies with its latest creation, the S-Pod transporting pod, based off the gyrosphere from “Jurassic World.” The transporter resembles a giant stroller. The company describes the S-Pod as a “first-class smart transporting pod” that can be ...

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3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example of fake news,' scholar says

A scholar at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has suggested that the “earliest ever example of fake news” exists in a 3,000-year-old Babylonian tablet that describes the story of Noah and the Ark, widely believed to be the inspiration for the Biblical story. Researcher Martin Worthington notes that nine lines in the clay tablets that tell the story ...

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'Warm Jupiter' exoplanet found

Researchers have discovered exoplanets that have been referred to as “hot Jupiters” before, but now they’ve found a “warm Jupiter” deep in space. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has spotted a new planet known as TOI-677 b, according to a study that can be read on the arXiv repository. Believed to be 23 times larger than Jupiter, TOI-677 b orbits its ...

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