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1.2B Yrs of Missing Rock and Origins of Life

Around the globe our earth is missing miles of rock from a certain time in geological history and until recently this fact was a complete mystery. Now we have a possible explanation. The earth, for some reason, several times around 720 million years ago and again 580 million years ago became a huge snowball and … Continue reading

New Record: Ant Jaws Move at 200 mph + Spring Powered Cars

A new world record for the fastest moving animal parts has been claimed by an ant. The Dracula ant’s snapping mandibles are used to stun other insects. Is the stored spring energy they use to accomplish this something we could learn from and utilize? The ants use this scary, high-impact motion, which is 5,000 times … Continue reading

Real-time Footage: Single DNA Molecule Replicating

Reality is full of surprises. Even at the most basic level of our biology, our DNA, there seems to be an engine of random activity as the seed of creation. A real-time video of DNA being coppied below (2017 research) shows a component of this chaos in creativity. We, as all self-organizing systems do due … Continue reading

There are Now Plants and Animals on the Moon

Strange but true, there are, as of January 3, 2019, plants and animals on the moon. A biosphere experiment in China’s unmanned Chang’e-4 lander contains rockcress seeds, potato seeds and silkworm eggs (in a container on the probe) on the far side of the moon. A small “tin” in the lander contains seeds of potatoes … Continue reading

Contact Found 28 Yrs Later in Eyelid + Man With (Almost) No Brain

Here is one of the strangest medical cases from 2018. A woman lost a contact lens and it was found 28 years later … inside of a cyst in her eyelid. It was successfully removed with surgery and her problems went away. When a woman in the United Kingdom lost her contact lens while playing … Continue reading

Brain Study: Creativity is Supressing the Obvious

Very creative people can be oddly oblivious to the obvious. New brain research suggests that suppression of our most common pathways (thoughts) is the underlying mechanism for creativity. Remember as you read that brain waves are only patterns resulting from groups of brain cells sending signals. Brain waves are the electrical sums of brain cell … Continue reading

Diving Accident Bulks A Man Up

Here is the most unusual situation I’ve seen in the strange news recently: A shellfish diver in Peru was left with massively swollen arms and chest in an accident when he came up too fast from a dive, causing nitrogen to be deposited in his tissues. “I let go of my lead belt, I went … Continue reading

Sound Alternatives to Dog Anxiety Meds for Fireworks

New Years celebrations approach and fireworks terrify some dogs. I was there when a good dog, a years long pet of friends, died from firework fright of a heart attack one sad night. In recent news, the US has approved Pexion ( which contains imepitoin an anti-convulsant once used to treat epilepsy in humans), a … Continue reading

Pot Gives a High Due to Viruses

A true strange fact for marijuana lovers: they owe the high times with the world’s most popular illegal drug to viruses. Specifically, what has been discovered is that ancient viruses brought the genes for making THC into plants. The enzymes … making THC and CBD are encoded by THCA and CBDA synthase genes, respectively. Both … Continue reading