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Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena learned about a strange condition found in watermelons known as “Hollow Heart” that causes the red pulp to crack, often forming a shape that looks a lot like the biohazard symbol. Although it looks alarmingly unusual, this occurrence is completely natural and has no negative impact on the quality of flavor of the melon. Previously hollow heart was thought to be caused by excess nitrogen and over-watering, causing rapid growth of the fruit, with the rind expanding vaster than the flesh, resulting in separation of the three internal fruit compartments. However according to Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit & Vegetable Specialist from the University of Delaware, hollow heart can occur due to poor pollination and weather conditions during the pollination process: “There is growing evidence that hollow heart is not directly tied to nitrogen and water management but is related to pollination and weather conditions during pollination. Plant hormones are thought to be important in this effect. Several researchers have found no increase in hollow heart with increases in nitrogen; even in varieties know to have hollow heart problems. It is thought that with inadequate pollination, there is reduced release of the plant hormone that controls the development of storage tissue leading to hollow heart.” Even though the fruit may look like there’s something very wrong with it, hollow heart watermelons are completely safe to eat and just as tasty as melons that aren’t promoting heavy metal bands. Head over to Amusing Planet for additional photos and information. [via TYWKIWDBI and Amusing Planet]

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena learned about a strange condition found in watermelons known as “Hollow Heart” that causes the red …

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Mystery Of Loch Ness UFO Sighting Deepens As Explanation Offered

A recent UFO sighting over Loch Ness resulted in an internet sensation when photos of the alleged extraterrestrial object were posted online, but now …

An American Flag in Cuba

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba reopened with a flag-raising ceremony earlier today, fifty-four years after the Embassy closed in one of the angriest standoffs of the Cold War. It was a sentimental and somewhat surreal affair, which took place under the sweltering late-morning sun, on Havana’s iconic …

13 Surprising Things Made With Recycled And Reused Plastics

Wouldn't it be great if you had the power to transform into something else? Well...bad news. You can't. But plastics can, and they do! Check out all the wonderful things that happen when you give plastic a second chance.<p>Facts from Recycle Everywhere and WasteCare.

Bees naturally vaccinate their babies: scientists

<b>Washington:</b> When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don’t have a choice - they naturally immunise their offspring against specific diseases …

How a Quick Glimpse of Nature Can Make You More Productive

Green roofs are great for the environment. Turns out they're great for tired workers, too.<p>A nice walk through a city park can do wonders for a work-weary brain, reducing mental fatigue and improving attention. But if you're trapped on the high floors of an office tower all day, you can't exactly …

Muzik nightclub shooting puzzles Toronto police

It was long past last call when shots rang out at Toronto's Muzik nightclub on Tuesday morning. Just after 3 a.m., the bar was still packed with partygoers – in the eyes of police called to the scene, potential witnesses – not exactly the ideal setting for getting away with a murder. But police say …

'American Horror Story: Hotel' Might Be Inspired By This Real-Life Mystery

Remember Elisa Lam?<p>On Friday, "American Horror Story: Hotel" co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk revealed new details about the upcoming season during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. We learned who all the main characters are, the name of the titular hotel and that the …

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Why the cheating cuckoo may finally be getting its comeuppance

The ornithologist Mark Cocker is full of admiration for Nick Davies’s Cuckoo — as gripping as any detective story<p>In recent years there has been a fashion for so-called ‘new nature writing’, where the works are invariably heavy with emotion, while the descriptions of place and wildlife often serve …

Scientists discover sacred sinkhole cave under Chichen Itza pyramid

A group of scientists from the Autonomous University of Mexico announced on 13 August, that a sacred sinkhole cave, known as a cenote, has been …

Most Polluted Bird: A Hawk Discovered Near A Waste Processing Plant Is So Contaminated, It’s Flame Retardant

A hawk discovered near a waste transfer station in Canada is so polluted, it is considered to be flame retardant.<p>A Cooper’s hawk, one of the more …

'Fake' fossil is actually 189 million-year-old remains of undiscovered species

For 30 years, an overlooked dinosaur fossil at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery in Doncaster, U.K. was believed to be a plastic replica of an ichthyosaur, a prehistoric aquatic reptile. Thanks to the work of one young paleontologist, not only was the fossil found to be real, but it is the 189 …

Cancer cure? Scientists discover ‘unknown’ immunity boosting protein molecule

A “game changer” protein that promotes the body’s immunity to cancer has been discovered by scientists, offering fresh hope the often deadly disease will be conquered in years to come.<p>Researchers at Imperial College London discovered a <i>“completely unknown”</i> molecule, proven to improve the body’s …

Mystery of Flight 370 evolves with first tangible clue

For 17 months, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was, in a sense, nowhere. The lack of any tangible clue to its fate was eerie, unsettling, bizarre — a real-world echo of the TV show "Lost" and the wayward-jetliner mystery at the heart of its story.<p>With the Malaysian prime minister's announcement …

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Apple unveils new security feature for iPhone<p>Hacking danger facing the airline industry<p>Uber developing technology to detect drunken passengers<p>'Net …

Unravelling the mysteries of sleep: how the brain 'sees' dreams

We’ve known for some time that our eyes move around during the dreaming phase of sleep, much like when we’re awake and looking at a visual scene. The …

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Scientists solve mystery of millennia-old gravity-defying rocks in California

Giant rocks have been balancing precariously in California for thousands of years, puzzling geologists and seemingly defying gravity. However, the …

Mysterious sunken ship may have belonged to French baron

A mysterious sunken ship uncovered in the waters off Israel nearly 40 years ago may have belonged to a famous French baron, new research suggests.<p>By poring over records and documents from the 1800s, researchers were able to tie the wreck to the Baron de Rothschild (1845-1934), or Edmond James …

Mysterious Phenomenon Blamed As Thousands Of Tuna Crabs Wash Up On San Diego Beaches

In a mysterious phenomenon, thousands of orange- and red-colored tuna crabs are washing ashore on the beaches of San Diego, California. According to</i> …

Archaeologists uncover clues in Roanoke Island mystery

The mystery of Roanoke Island may be one for the books. Two archaeological teams have dug up new evidence pointing to the fate of English colonists who mysteriously vanished from the North Carolina island 425 years ago, <i>National Geographic</i> reports.<p>One collection of items appears to support the …