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Weird news stories

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.

Could Humans and Dinosaurs Coexist? Here’s the Science.
24th June 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Weird

“The dinosaurs would be aliens in our world.”

Neanderthal ‘minibrains’ grown in dish
22nd June 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans, Weird

At least two research teams are engineering stem cells to include Neanderthal genes and growing them into “minibrains” that reflect the influence of that ancient DNA.

This Magical Tree Produces 40 Different Types of Fruit
22nd June 2018 | sciencealert.com | Earth, Humans, Weird

It looks like a normal tree, but in spring the plant reveals a patchwork of blossoms, which turn into an array of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months.

Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here’s why
20th June 2018 phys.org | Humans, Tech, Weird

New microchips function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards. Once the chip is underneath your skin, you no longer need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a wallet.

Deadly behavior-modifying weapon identified in insect-world chemical arms race
7th June 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech, Weird

New research joins the dots between zombie ants, an insect-world arms race and the search for new antibiotics.

An Alternative History of Greek Pottery Makes Women the Equals of Men
20th April 2018 hyperallergic.com | Ancient, Humans, Weird

Mary Frances Dondelinger creates bowls, vases, and statues that masquerade as the relics of a previously undiscovered civilization.

How Would We Know If Intelligent Life Existed on Earth Before Humans?
20th April 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech, Weird

Industrial civilizations might have been around long before human ones ever existed — not just around other stars, but even on Earth itself.

The F.B.I. and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head
2nd April 2018 | nytimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Weird
Naked Mole Rats Defy Mortality Mathematics
30th January 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Animal Life, Weird

When the world is an ashen wasteland, there’s a good chance naked mole rats will still be around to keep the cockroaches company.

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image
17th January 2018 | sciencealert.com | Space, Tech, Weird

Created by musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi, the image is based on logarithmic maps of the Universe put together by Princeton University researchers and images produced by NASA.

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