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News: Offbeat

This optical illusion uses sound to trick your eyes — here's how it works

Thursday  19:45,   18 october 2018
msn

Caltech created the "Rabbit Illusion," an optical illusion that uses sound to trick your eyes, and people across the internet are stumped. Here's how it... >>>

Boy Climbs Through Train Station X-ray Scanner

Thursday  19:45,   18 october 2018
newsweek

Incident similar to one that also occurred in Southern China in February involving woman desperately clutching... >>>

'Time traveller' armed with footage claims that artificial intelligence governs the world in 2045

Thursday  19:18,   18 october 2018
msn

Have you ever wondered what the world will be like in the year 2045? Well, unfortunately, you're going to have to wait another 27 years to find out. That is unless you want to believe a man who has been filmed claiming to have travelled back in time >>>

Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

Thursday  14:56,   18 october 2018
msn

A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar... >>>

The Surprising Reasons Your Dog Curls Up in a Ball Before Going to Sleep

Thursday  14:56,   18 october 2018
mentalfloss

"Because it's adorable" is just an unintended side... >>>

This Smart Mug Alerts You When You've Had Too Much Caffeine

Thursday  14:56,   18 october 2018
mentalfloss

The mug that controls your beverage temperature can also help you stay... >>>

No luck on Tinder? You’re probably living in the wrong pin code

Thursday  11:35,   18 october 2018
qz

Does changing the neighbourhood increase your odds of getting right swiped on Tinder? It does, if the US-based dating app’s latest analytics are to... >>>

Wedding tourism: couples selling tickets to their special day

Thursday  10:32,   18 october 2018
theweek.co.uk

New website Join My Wedding allows foreign visitors to pay to attend ‘opulent’ ceremonies in... >>>

Five science tricks to scare up a better Halloween costume

Thursday  09:26,   18 october 2018
popsci

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

Harry Potter Fans Have Been Mispronouncing Voldemort's Name

Thursday  05:20,   18 october 2018
mentalfloss

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

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

Thursday  04:30,   18 october 2018
insideedition

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

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... >>>

Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

Wednesday  19:41,   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  19:41,   17 october 2018
msn

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  19:41,   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,... >>>