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Live Science - Weird

Lightning killed 2 giraffes in South Africa: Were they doomed by their height? -- Mindy Weisberger -- After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning.

1 day ago

Helium-huffing alligators and reluctant hitmen win big at the Ig Nobel awards -- Mindy Weisberger -- Weird science took center stage at the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.

5 days ago

Watch LIVE: The 2020 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, tonight @ 6:00 p.m. ET -- Mindy Weisberger -- You can watch the premiere of the 2020 Ig Nobels here on Live Science.

6 days ago

Squirrel beer, ant gin and poop wine are served up in Disgusting Food Museum's new exhibit -- Mindy Weisberger -- Visitors to Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum can now discover odious alcohol from around the world.

8 days ago

Can CBD soothe mourning elephants? A Polish zoo is about to find out -- Rafi Letzter -- A zoo in Poland plans to test cannabidiol — also known as CBD, a chemical found in cannabis — on its elephants. The elephants are stressed after a death in the herd.

26 days ago

Sly fox steals 100 shoes in Berlin, and he's not the first -- Mindy Weisberger -- Authorities finally identified the culprit responsible for the mysterious disappearance of dozens of shoes from a German neighborhood.

1 month ago

Sleeping microbes wake up after 100 million years buried under the seafloor -- Rafi Letzter -- The microbes had been dormant below the ocean floor for eons, buried since the time of the dinosaurs. Then a team of scientists in Japan woke the little organisms up.

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Pentagon's secret, defunct UFO-hunting program may still exist -- Mindy Weisberger -- A federal program for investigating UFOs was purportedly discontinued in 2012, but the Pentagon's search for UFOs never stopped. Its findings may soon be released to the public.

1 month ago

US Space Force hires a horse to boldly go where rockets can't. (The beach) -- Brandon Specktor -- The United States Space Force has a new recruit in their mission to keep planet Earth safe. His name is Ghost, and he likes to go clip-clop on the beach.

1 month ago

Antique vampire-slaying kit up for auction. Bible, crucifix and pistol included. -- Mindy Weisberger -- An antique wooden box trimmed with brass holds all the tools that you might require in order to slay a vampire.

1 month ago

Are UFOs a threat? We need to investigate, says former head of secret US program -- Mindy Weisberger -- Ex-military investigators seek answers about where UFOs come from and what their intentions might be, in a History Channel documentary series.

2 months ago

The electric hum of life may have originated with primordial lightning -- Mara Johnson-Groh -- A low-frequency hum in our cells syncs may have synced with ancient sky bolts.

2 months ago

Mysterious radiation spike detected over Scandinavia -- Tia Ghose -- Experts have said that a slight spike in radioactivity above northern Europe likely originated in Russia, but Russian nuclear plants in the area deny any abnormalities.

2 months ago

'It's not ours': Government denies knowledge of strange 'UFO' over Japanese city -- Brandon Specktor -- A strange balloon-shaped 'UFO' appeared and disappeared over the city of Sendai, Japan on Wednesday (June 17).

3 months ago

'Exploding Whale Memorial Park' honors whale that went out with a bang -- Mindy Weisberger -- A new park in Oregon gets its name from an explosive event in 1970: the dynamiting of a dead, beached sperm whale.

3 months ago

New robot 'explorer' dog will only set you back 63 stimulus checks -- Brandon Specktor -- Boston Dynamics' robot dog 'Spot' is now for sale for a cool $74,500.

3 months ago

This underwater Italian 'ghost town' could reappear on land next year -- Brandon Specktor -- The Tuscan town of Fabbriche di Careggine was flooded in 1946 to make room for a hydroelectric dam. It could make a rare appearance above water next year.

3 months ago

Newton's recipe for 'toad vomit lozenges' up for auction -- Laura Geggel -- The trick, apparently, was to hang the toad upside down in a chimney for three days.

3 months ago

Monkey steals COVID-19 blood samples from a lab technician in India -- Mindy Weisberger -- A monkey attacked a lab technician on the campus of a medical school in India and ran away with blood samples from three patients that were infected with COVID-19.

3 months ago

Guys, live cannonballs are not recyclable. Ask me how I know. -- Mindy Weisberger -- A recycling center was recently evacuated after someone turned in a Civil War cannonball.

3 months ago

These could be the funniest animal pictures ever

6 days ago

Facial reconstruction reveals Egyptian 'mummy portrait' was accurate except for one detail

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Wizard battles and demon circles revealed in newly translated Christian texts

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What if Earth had rings?

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Climate fires and hurricanes collide in this shocking NASA satellite image

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What did people use before toilet paper was invented?

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Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity

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