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Russian fossils close case on ‘world's oldest creature’ mystery

The decades-long mystery surrounding a creature that lived on Earth over half a billion years ago has finally been settled, thanks to fossils found in Russia which are so well preserved they still contain fat molecules. The true identity of the ‘Dickinsonia’ fossils has been the center of a heated debate since it was first described in 1947. The 558 ...

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‘Deep creep’ discovery near California’s deadliest faults could explain mystery earthquakes

The discovery of unusual behavior deep beneath the surface near California’s deadliest faults has shed new light on seismic activity in the area and could explain nearby enigmatic earthquakes. New research published in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that the strange deformation of some very small earthquakes in California’s San Bernardino basin near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults may ...

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Vegas mystery: Slot machines suffer bizarre meltdown just yards from hacker conference

Dozens of Las Vegas slot machines crashed simultaneously over the weekend, just yards from where the annual DEF CON hacking convention was taking place. No explanation for the intriguing development has been offered. The bizarre shutdown took place between 1am and 2am on Saturday at the Linq Casino – right across the road from Caesars Palace where the convention was ...

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‘Nobody has a clue where the goats came from’: Idaho city overrun with mystery farm animals (VIDEO)

Is it a sign of the impending rapture? No it isn’t, but some runaway goats-for-rent (this is a thing) did flood a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho. Residents in a western suburb of the state capital opened their curtains on Friday morning to find scores of goats roaming free through the streets, eating the lawn grass and enthusiastically attacking house trees ...

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Missing: One semi-demonic black cat from Bulgakov House museum plagued with mystery

Bulgakov House, a museum in Moscow, launched a search for a kidnapped employee on Wednesday – a black cat with ‘stern character’, who was named Behemoth after the eponymous demonic character in the writer’s best-known novel. While Mikhail Bulgakov was an accomplished author with many great books, his masterpiece “The Master and Margarita” enjoys cult status in Russia. Focused on ...

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Tiny ‘ghost particle’ helps scientists solve century-old space radiation mystery

A tiny ‘ghost’ subatomic particle, detected by scientists as it was racing through the Antarctic ice, may hold the key to the biggest mysteries of the universe and open up a new kind of astronomy based on the study of neutrinos. Since cosmic rays were discovered in the early 1900s, scientists have been working to find the source of the ...

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Beach woman mystery: 53yo found alive on coast 18 months after being dragged into ocean

A missing woman, who was presumed drowned for the last 18 months, has turned up alive on an Indonesian beach wearing exactly the same clothes from the day she disappeared. READ MORE: Bomb threat joke causes panicked passengers to leap from plane wing (VIDEO) Mystery surrounds the reappearance of 53-year-old Nining Sunarsih, who was pulled into the sea by a ...

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‘Cataclysmic collision’: Uranus hit mystery star twice the size of Earth 4bn yrs ago

The freezing atmosphere and warped axis of Uranus was likely formed when the ice giant was involved in a “cataclysmic collision” with a massive object twice the size of Earth. The seventh planet from the sun, which spins bizarrely on its side, is the only celestial world in the Solar System with such a pronounced tilt. Largely made up of ...

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Apple orders a 10-episode mystery series inspired by kid reporter Hilde Lysiak

Apple is continuing to flesh out its lineup of TV series for its upcoming streaming service and Netflix competitor, assumed to be offered sometime next year as part of a subscription bundle with Apple Music. The company’s latest addition is a dramatic mystery series, currently known as the untitled Hilde Lysiak project. The show is inspired by the real-life story ...

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Cause of death of hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning remains a mystery – autopsy report

The cause of death of Adrian Lamo, the hacker best known for giving up army whistleblower Chelsea Manning to the FBI, remains a mystery after an autopsy report ruled it as “undetermined.” The coroner’s office in Sedgwick County, Kansas published its findings Wednesday, three months after Lamo was found unresponsive in his apartment and pronounced dead at the age of ...

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