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Life found on Mars!

NASA today announced the real reason the Mars rovers, which were only built to last 90 days, are still roaming the planet 4 years later: It turns out there is life on the planet, and the creatures discovered have actually repaired the rovers several times. Apparently the alien creatures are friendly,...



China to control weather?

Apparently China is going to try to keep the Summer Olympics free of rain this August, though I think the artificial disruptions would also mess up natural weather patterns. First, Beijing's Weather Modification Office will track the region's weather via satellites, planes, radar, and an IBM p575...



Identical twins in paternity dispute

What do you do when identical twins claim they're not the father of a baby even though they both slept with the mother on the same day? You go to court and whoever the woman claims is the father gets screwed, according to the article dave submitted. Twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller are the...



Plastic Blood

This is pretty cool and will have some big implications. Researchers have created plastic blood which can be used for short-term transfusions. It's primary use is going to be for the military, where they obviously can't keep a large amount of frozen blood with them for transfusions. The polymer blood...



Insta-snow!

This stuff is pretty awesome...instant snow!: If it's just miniscule sponges, that means it won't melt either. Though it'd probably dry out in a day or two.



Welcome to Earth, aliens!

We've finally made contact with aliens. At least that's what Godfrey Louis would like you to believe. In April, Louis, a solid-state physicist at Mahatma Gandhi University, published a paper in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Astrophysics and Space Science in which he hypothesizes that the samples...



Sun to burn out in 40 years

According to an AP article, in a recent NASA study it was discovered that the sun contains a newly discovered type of matter that will result in the sun burning out within the next 40 years. As this would end all life on the planet, NASA has begun working furiously on a solution: creating another sun....



Praying doesn't help

kirat submitted his first story! In a study sure to incite controversy, a study failed to show the power of prayer, according to a Reuters article. A study of more than 1,800 patients who underwent heart bypass surgery has failed to show that prayers specially organized for their recovery had any...



GE creates super-repellent plastic

You know how annoying it is to get those last few drops of ketchup out of the bottle? Well, GE has solved your problems. They have created a super-repellent plastic which is superhydrophobic, meaning it greatly repels anything water-based. That means even substances like honey will easily slide out of...



74-year-old woman's heart attack restores her vision

The Daily Telegraph reports that a woman who experienced a heart attack regained her sight as a result of it. A woman who had been blind for 25 years awoke in hospital after suffering a heart attack and found that she could see again. Doctors have been unable to explain what happened, but Mrs Urch,...



Whale learns to catch seagulls using fish

There's an article at Yahoo about how a professor of animal behavior that was studying orca acoustics accidentally discovered that a killer whale had learned to catch seagulls. It did so by rugurgitating fish near the surface of the water, and then waiting underneath for an unsuspecting bird to arrive....