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Cherry stone went to space, now the tree that grew from it is acting very weird

Cherry trees typically take about a decade to bloom after sprouting from seeds.<p>But “space cherries” apparently take about half that time.<p>Astronaut …

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming tectonic plates.<p>While scientists have linked the movements of these rigid, puzzle-piece slabs to our planet's most violent events -- quakes, tsunamis, volcanic …

25 Things You Might Not Know About The Shining

<b>1. Director Stanley Kubrick had an interest in horror well before he made The Shining.</b><p>Kubrick is known for his forays into different genres—and …

This Carnivorous Plant Uses A Catapult

Carnivorous plants are pretty awesome, taking revenge on the animal kingdom for our plant-eating ways, but they lack a certain sense of the dramatic. …

8 Parasites that Create Zombie Animals

Five years ago, I wrote The Invasion of the Zombie Animals and 7 More Zombie Animals. Those two lists covered the best-known cases of parasitic …

Physicists are building an NSA-proof Internet

<b>(AP)</b><p>The next generation web — far more secure than today’s — is on the way. Here’s how it works<p>Jeff Inglis<p>April 3, 2014 12:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>BOSTON — It’s long been the Holy Grail of communications: technology that not only maximizes privacy, but also reveals …

Why Microsoft Named Its Siri Rival 'Cortana' After a 'Halo' Character

Microsoft unveiled a long list of new products at its Build conference on Wednesday, but the company spent the most time on Cortana: a Siri-like digital assistant.<p>Windows Phone chief Greg Sullivan spoke with NBC News about why the company named Cortana after a video game character -- and how "she" …

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The Origins of 7 Popular Game Names

The Origins of 7 Popular Game Names<p>/ April 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM / Gaming, Gaming Opinions<p>Have you ever thought about what a game’s name meant or where …

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The Real Final Words From Flight 370 Cockpit Revealed

Authorities today clarified the final recorded words spoken by the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, as the search for the missing plane …