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Amazing ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo

Space may be closer than we think — perhaps even sitting on a charcuterie board. A French scientist has had to apologize for his spicy space prank after he tweeted a picture of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was a distant star captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Étienne Klein — a physicist …

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An Ancient Creature Who Could See in The Dark Lies Hidden in The Eyes of Whales

The first mammals to return to the sea, more than 35 million years ago, had eyes for the deep. According to new research, the visual systems of modern whales, dolphins, and porpoises – collectively known as cetaceans – all derive from a common ancestor with powerful underwater vision. Both whales and hippos are thought to …

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Which animal you see first could reveal the dominant side of your brain

Just as there are two sides to every story, there are also two sides to the mind. However, most find that one side seems more dominant than the other. And this optical illusion, from the YouTube channel Bright Side, can help determine which side of the brain — left or right — is stronger. Though …

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Purina’s Fancy Feast expands into human cuisine, to open NYC restaurant

Meow-ma mia! You’ll be licking your lips, paws and fur after this dinner. Fancy Feast is expanding into human cuisine, with plans to open a pop-up Italian restaurant in New York City with upscale dishes inspired by its canned dinners of fish, chicken and beef. The Purina cat food brand’s eatery will launch this month …

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Chinese rocket debris crashes into Earth’s atmosphere

A Chinese rocket booster that helped launch part of a space station into orbit plummeted to Earth Saturday over Southeast Asia, US Space Command confirmed. Officials believe the 25-ton debris re-entered over the Indian Ocean at around 10:45 am MDT. Witnesses in Malaysia reported seeing bright objects in the sky that resembled meteors but said …

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Tourist books Bali Airbnb, finds it’s abandoned and ‘overgrown’

There wasn’t anyone to leave a bad review of. To celebrate a month of living in the Indonesian province of Bali, New Zealand-born traveler Bree Robertson recently decided to book herself a “romantic getaway” in an eastern village. Only, when she arrived at the retreat, she discovered that the villa was totally abandoned. “When you …

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Home Depot’s $1.5K giant crab statue dazzles shoppers: ‘Angels sang on high’

What in crustacean is Home Depot selling on its website? Online shoppers have plenty of jokes for the Giant King Crab Statuewhich currently retails on the home improvement site for $1,539. The 6-foot-wide red sea creature — complete with pinchers, claws and nested legs — is cast in resin, then reinforced with fiberglass and hand-painted …

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Cats classified as ‘invasive alien species’ by scientific institute

It’s been confirmed: Your cat is a troublemaker. Respected scientific institute Polish Academy of Sciences (PASIFIC) has officially classified cats as an “invasive alien species,” according to the Associated Press. The study, headed by PASIFIC biologist Wojciech Solarz, found that the damage that cats cause in terms of hunting and killing birds and other wildlife …

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