The Goliath Bird-eating Spider – The Biggest Spider On Earth

On September 4, 2013 by Tim Newman
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The Goliath bird-eating spider is one of the biggest spiders on earth; I know in the title I put “biggest” for “shock” value, but let me explain. The Goliath birdeater, or Theraphosa blondi for those...

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Spider Webs: What Are They Made Of? And Is Spider Silk Really As Strong As Steel?

On September 4, 2013 by Tim Newman
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Spiders, our old foe, the arachnid. A fearsome yet tiny beast. Our evolutionary adversary. Most people can’t stand the site of them, normally I can’t stomach them either, but I found one on my...

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Snails: Faster & Deadlier Than Once Thought

On August 27, 2013 by Tim Newman

  Snails. Not the most fascinating topic on the menu you might think. Well, think again. These virtually blind and deaf hermaphrodites have been on the planet for a million years and are...

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Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis: What, Why, How?

On August 20, 2013 by Tim Newman

One thing I want to do before I die is witness the aurora borealis.. Apparently, the northern lights occur almost every other day up at the northernmost tip of Scandinavia; even as far south...

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Ball Lightning: A Mystery Unsolved (Videos)

On August 19, 2013 by Tim Newman

Ball lightning is a phenomena that has been reported hundreds of times throughout recorded history, but we really aren’t any nearer to finding out what it is, what causes it or why it...

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The Oldest Board Games In The World

On August 19, 2013 by Tim Newman

Recently, in Izmir, Turkey a group excavating a 5,000 year old burial at the site of Başur Höyük made some exciting discoveries. They unearthed 49 sculpted pieces that are presumed to be part of a game (pictured...

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US Military’s Aurora Project – Fact or Fiction?

On August 18, 2013 by Tim Newman

Recent news reports have blamed strange sonic disturbance from London to New York on the secretive Aurora project, so it seems timely to recap on what the Aurora project actually is, and whether it’s a...

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Olinguito: The Newest Mammal Species

On August 15, 2013 by Tim Newman

The olinguito is the first new species of carnivore to be found in the western hemisphere in 35 years. New species of bacteria, bugs and fish are fairly often tracked down, but new mammals...

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Partial Breakthrough In Understanding Near Death Experiences

On August 13, 2013 by Tim Newman

Near Death Experiences (NDEs) have been reported across the world, by different cultures, and throughout history. Intense lights, life flashing past, and vivid emotions are commonly reported by those that have been on the...

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Dancing Forest Of Kaliningrad: Weird Spiral Trees In Russia

On August 12, 2013 by Tim Newman

This incredibly strange pine forest is on the Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad, Russia. It’s known as the dancing forest to some, or the drunken forest to locals and it’s formation is a bit of a mystery....

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