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Amazing! Incredible Circus Tree Formed From Six Sycamores

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Boston or Bust Part 1: Luggage Envy, Velociraptors, Chupacabras, and Disco Shakespeare

I recently traveled to Boston to cover the joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS meeting for my job. My originally scheduled flight was cancelled due to the anticipation of bad weather, but that was fine with me since it meant I didn’t have to get up at OMG-early-thirty to get to the airport on time. 943 more words

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Video: First iPhone 6 buyer fumbles his prize

After waiting in line outside a Perth Apple Store, the first person to snag Apple’s newly-dropped iPhone 6 dropped his newly-bought iPhone 6.

A jittery Jack Cooksey fumbled the fresh device while speaking with Australia’s Channel 9 Today show. 75 more words


What a Beautiful Language #5: The Importance of Emphasis in Pronunciation

By now, I think it’s become clear that I am in love with the intricacies of the English language. However, I must admit that I struggle to explain some of the oddities our beautiful language presents us with. 468 more words


'Jesus in toast' study prized for humourous science

CAMBRIDGE, – A Canadian-led study about the ability to see famous faces in everyday objects was one of the winners of the Ig Nobel Prize awarded at Harvard University on Thursday. 298 more words


Man captures 17-foot anaconda after it ate a friend's dog

Sebastien Bascoules, a math teacher in French Guiana, successfully wrangled an anaconda so large it was becoming a threat to neighbourhood pets, the New York Post reports… 101 more words