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News: Offbeat

Five science tricks to scare up a better Halloween costume

Thursday  09:30,   18 october 2018
popsci

Add lights and smoke and just a bit of body... >>>

Harry Potter Fans Have Been Mispronouncing Voldemort's Name

Thursday  05:21,   18 october 2018
mentalfloss

He Who Must Not Be Named is actually He Who Cannot Properly Be... >>>

Scientists prove same-sex mammals can make babies

Thursday  04:30,   18 october 2018
msn

Scientists in China successfully produced same-sex offspring in mice using both male/male and female/female pairings for the first time with... >>>

Viking-Era Amulet Named 'Thor's Hammer' Is the First of Its Kind Discovered in Iceland

Thursday  04:25,   18 october 2018
insideedition

No other "Thor's Hammers" found before have been made of... >>>

Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

Wednesday  19:20,   17 october 2018
news.sky

An inscription discovered on a house in the ruins of Pompeii suggests the city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption two months later than currently believed. Historians have dated the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to 24 August 79 AD, based on... >>>

The Butterflies That Hear With Their Wings

Wednesday  19:20,   17 october 2018
theatlantic

When Jayne Yack speaks, she knows that her butterflies can hear her. T hey’re listening with their wings. Yack, a professor at Carleton University, studies a group of butterflies called nymphalids, which include well-known species like the monarch,... >>>

12 Fun Facts About Pugs

Wednesday  19:20,   17 october 2018
mentalfloss

These wrinkly-faced dogs have an adorably rich history. In honor of National Pug Day, read up on essential facts for any pug fanatic. 1. THEY'RE AN ANCIENT BREED. © Provided by The Week PublicationsBecause the pug lineage stretches so far back,... >>>

Sunken World War II aircraft carrier found by deep-sea expedition

Wednesday  14:43,   17 october 2018
nationalgeographic

Known for deep-sea exploration efforts uncovering military ships in the past, Paul Allen's personal search team has helped to discover a lost aircraft... >>>

Tap-Dancing Massachusetts Grandpa Is Still Turning Cartwheels at 72

Wednesday  14:43,   17 october 2018
insideedition

You're never too old to do old... >>>

This 'Time-Traveling Illusion' Is Designed to Trick Your Brain

Wednesday  12:09,   17 october 2018
mentalfloss

We see what we think we should... >>>

We Know They Can Adopt Dogs, but Can Royals Adopt Children?

Wednesday  12:01,   17 october 2018
popsugar

Royals adopting dogs? Totally acceptable (and totally adorable). But what about royals adopting children? Before the news of Meghan Markle's pregnancy made headlines, there were rumors that Meghan and Prince Harry might consider adopting, given... >>>

5 Dog Breeds That Get Along With Cats

Wednesday  11:46,   17 october 2018
mentalfloss

There's no reason man's best friend can't be kitty's best friend,... >>>

Cafe Owner Chases Off Burglar From 4,000 Miles Away: 'I Can See You in There'

Wednesday  08:21,   17 october 2018
insideedition

Jamie Foster, who owns Lillie's Cafe, was vacationing in the Dominican Republic when he got a notification from his Ring camera of an intruder in his... >>>

Ivanka Trump Misquoted Socrates on Twitter

Wednesday  08:21,   17 october 2018
newsweek

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter, clarified that the quote was not the Ancient Greek philosopher but another... >>>

This guy made the best Tinder bio after breaking his pelvic bone - and people absolutely love it

Wednesday  04:55,   17 october 2018
msn

One man’s light-hearted Tinder profile following an accident has gone... >>>