Weird news stories

FBI finds 2,000 Native American bones in raid on 91-year-old collector’s home
2nd March 2019 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Weird

Remains thought to belong to 500 people discovered among thousands of artefacts including pre-Columbian pottery and Ming Dynasty jade.

Meet The Amazing Fungus That Farms Bacteria
2nd March 2019 | forbes.com | Animal Life, Earth, Weird

Much like humans, fungi can use cultivation, harvesting, storage, dispersal, and division of labor to farm bacteria.

What The Hell Is Down There? Centuries-Old ‘Witch Marks’ Found In Ancient Cave
2nd March 2019 | huffingtonpost.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Weird

Hundreds of wall etchings were created to trap “evil forces” at Creswell Crags in England.

Brains of 3 People Have Been Successfully Connected, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts
2nd January 2019 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

The researchers behind the system have dubbed it BrainNet, and say it could eventually be used to connect many different minds together, even across the web.

Derby man’s car boot toothbrush holder is ancient pot
30th November 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Weird

A pot bought for £4 at a car boot sale and used as a toothbrush holder has turned out to be 4,000 years old.

Termites have been building hundreds of millions of huge mounds for 4,000 years – and now scientists know why
21st November 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Weird

‘Biological wonder’ of 200 million mounds saw soil equivalent to 4,000 great pyramids of Giza excavated by insects.

OUMUAMUA: ASTEROID THAT FLEW PAST EARTH COULD HAVE BEEN A SPACECRAFT SAILING PAST US, HARVARD SCIENTISTS SUGGEST
7th November 2018 | independent.co.uk | Space, Tech, Weird

The mysterious rock that flew past Earth could actually have been an alien spacecraft sailing past us using light, according to a new paper.

A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Form of Super-Ice Could Be Killing Off Alien Life-Forms
5th November 2018 | livescience.com | Earth, Space, Weird

It forms at speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h), it lies deep beneath our feet, it could destroy hopes for alien life, and — finally — scientists understand how it works.

Chinese city ‘plans to launch artificial moon to replace streetlights’
18th October 2018 | theguardian.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech, Weird

In Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city’s streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of a more powerful fake one.

Bees Go Silent during Total Solar Eclipses, New Research Shows
11th October 2018 | sci-news.com | Animal Life, Earth, Weird

The results were clear and consistent at locations across North America: bees stopped flying during the period of total solar eclipse.

Addiction genes inserted into humans’ ‘dark DNA’ by ancient viruses, study finds
26th September 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Weird

Human genome ‘littered’ with viral DNA but problem drug users three times more likely to carry genetic fragments in regions which control reward centres and addictive behaviour.

This AI Can Predict Your Personality Type Simply by Watching Your Eyes
30th July 2018 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Tech, Weird

A study suggests the way our eyes move reveals a scary amount about what we feel inside – to the point where AI can predict somebody’s personality type simply by watching their eyes.

Earth’s Oldest Color Dates Back More Than 1 Billion Years
10th July 2018 | livescience.com | Earth, Weird

Is bright pink the new black? Well, not exactly, but it is the world’s oldest-known color, according to new research.

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