Category: Life Is Like Science Fiction


Man Accused of Assault With a Live Power Line | NBC Washington

While danger from Mother Nature’s fury was blowing away from the region Sunday, police said a man-made act of road rage took place in Silver Spring, Md.

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Cancer-fighting virus shown to target tumors alone | Reuters

Researchers have shown for the first time that a single intravenous infusion of a genetically engineered virus can home in on cancer, killing tumor cells in patients without harming healthy tissue.

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US man impaled through eye with pruning shears – Telegraph

Leroy Luetscher was working in his back garden when he dropped a pair of pruning shears, which landed point-side down in the ground.

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Eyeborg Man Rob Spence Fits Video Camera Into Prosthetic Eye

“It wasn’t easy but because it’s so like (science) fiction, engineers had a lot of fun making it.

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Giant rat killed by pitchfork in Marcy Houses is believed to be Gambian pouched rat

It sounds like an urban legend: giant mutant-looking rats roaming a city housing project.  Only there’s a picture.

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Fukushima caesium leaks equal 168 Hiroshimas – Telegraph

Japans government estimates the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster so far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs.

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Diamond World Discovered by Astronomers

A planet-like body 4,000 light years away may be the compacted remains of a white dwarf star that is now mostly diamond.

Read more at Scientific American Podcast.

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Filling without drilling – University of Leeds

Researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered a pain-free way of tackling dental decay that reverses the damage of acid attack and re-builds teeth as new. The pioneering treatment promises to transform the approach to filling teeth forever.

via University of Leeds.

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Anger Gives You a Creative Boost: Scientific American

Though anger may be unpleasant to feel, it is associated with a variety of attributes that may facilitate creativity. First, anger is an energizing feeling, important for the sustained attention needed to solve problems creatively.

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Earthquake Strikes East Coast

An earthquake sent tremors from the nation’s capitol to New York City Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake based in Virginia.

via NYTimes.com.

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