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3D Printing Human Hearts with Stem Cells

With thousands waiting for replacement hearts around the world, the quest is on for created replacements made of patient stem cells or rejuvenated heart tissue to avoid problems with tissue rejection as often occurs with donor hearts. Israeli scientists have moved science one step closer in the quest. Scientists at Tel Aviv University have printed … Continue reading

Breaking: Historic Cathedral in Paris Burning

Strange News Alert: Norte Dam Cathedral in Paris, France is burning. Crews are working to save some of the art inside but the frame will likely be lost. Video: the spire falls, today, April 15, 2019 Comments/Rumors: “No fire until now in 800 years.” “Some restoration construction may have started it.” “Is the hunchback okay?” … Continue reading

What was the Caspian Sea Monster?

Long ago and far away lived a unique large fast mechanical monster of which you may have never heard. The Caspian Sea Monster was a huge 311 mph hover jet built by the Soviet Union. In 1967 the USA, using a satellite, discovered what looked like an aircraft, but oddly, the wings were too short. … Continue reading

Why Did Israel’s Lander Crash on the Moon Yesterday?

We don’t know the exact details yet, but they told us which part failed first, leading to the crash. Crashing a spacecraft on the Moon was not part of the plan for Israel, but the historic Beresheet lander did reach and orbit that familiar heavenly body. It did so taking the longest route of any … Continue reading

Israel 7th Nation to Orbit the Moon

Okay, that title from NBC News is a bit misleading. Rest assured, true strange readers, that the nation of Israel itself is not orbiting the moon. In fact, at this point in human history, no nation has orbited the moon, ever. Nations have, however, sent spacecraft to do so and Israel’s successful Beresheet craft has … Continue reading

Videos: Playing a record with a paper cone

You might not have thought it possible, but this video shows it is possible to play a record with only a paper cone. The tip has to be pretty sharp, but the paper won’t damage the record, so the video maker claims. If you had the record on a pottery wheel, a pencil, or something … Continue reading

Doppelganger Series + Face Search Engines

I’ve long been interested in doppelgangers. Using modern face search engines, you may be able to find one or more of yours. It makes sense that some people would look alike, with so many of us on the planet. There is also the interesting fact that everyone alive today is a genetic cousin of everyone … Continue reading

Soft Robots with Brains of Rubber

The award for the strangest news today goes to … robots with no solid parts. Soft robots are cheaper, lighter, simpler to make, and safer for humans to bump into. We are not talking about padding around a solid frame, but robots made entirely of soft flexible squishy parts. This is possible very soon because … Continue reading

The World Record In Human-Powered Flight Still Stands from 1988

Few things seem less likely than extended human-powered flight, but it has been done. The Icarus Cup is an ongoing competition for human powered flight. Below is a video of Zak Moore’s 1km flight in the 2018 Icarus Cup. If you think that’s cool, consider this: The world distance record for human powered flight has … Continue reading

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