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What Are the Weirdest Languages in the World?

According to Idibon, a company that makes language processing applications, these are the weirdest languages on different continents:<p>In North …

Spider webs use electricity to attract prey, study finds

Silk strands change shape as electrically-charged insects pass in front of it, according to research from UC Berkeley<p>It's not hard to see how an insect could get trapped in a spider's web; its strands are sticky, ultra-strong, and well-concealed. But according to a new study published in the …

UK astronomers plan to join search for alien intelligence: http://bit.ly/11nrof7 British astronomers have drawn up plans to scour the heavens for signs of alien life using a network of telescopes that can detect broadcasts from other planets. Seven major telescopes across the country would gather data for the project and send information over hundreds of kilometres of fibre-optic cables to analysts at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire. Photograph: Getty

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AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

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5 Fascinating Questions on Quora | Inc.com

Since its 2010 launch, Q&A site Quora has used its $61 million in VC funding to probe doozies like "What should everyone know about prison?" (It's "overcrowded...yet it feels like the loneliest place," writes an inmate at San Quentin.) Here are some of the site's most popular questions.<p><b>Q: Which are</b> …

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