• The ‘zombie fungus’ and the climbing dead

    The ‘zombie fungus’ and the climbing dead0

    Image copyright Frank Deschandol/WPY2019 It’s just bizarre… and utterly beautiful at the same time. Those aren’t some strange arrangement of antennae on a beetle but the fruiting bodies of a “zombie fungus” that has taken control of the insect. Its conquest complete, the fungus is about to spread its spores to the wind to find

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  • Scientists Confirm The Discovery of a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature

    Scientists Confirm The Discovery of a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature0

    It was found along the side of a road in a remote Australian gold rush town. In the old days, Wedderburn was a hotspot for prospectors – it occasionally still is – but nobody there had ever seen a nugget quite like this one. The Wedderburn meteorite, found just north-east of the town in 1951,

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  • Wisconsin fugitive survives 3 years in makeshift bunker

    Wisconsin fugitive survives 3 years in makeshift bunker0

    RINGLE, Wis. — A Wisconsin fugitive wanted on child sexual assault and child pornography charges hid out for more than three years in a makeshift bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator before a hunter stumbled onto him last week, police said. WSAW-TV reports that several months ago Thomas Nelson of Wausau found

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  • Controversial deepfake app DeepNude shuts down hours after being exposed

    Controversial deepfake app DeepNude shuts down hours after being exposed0

    Less than a day after receiving widespread attention, the deepfake app that used AI to create fake nude photos of women is shutting down. In a tweet, the team behind DeepNude said they “greatly underestimated” interest in the project and that “the probability that people will misuse it is too high.” DeepNude will no longer

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  • China forcefully harvests organs from detainees, tribunal concludes

    China forcefully harvests organs from detainees, tribunal concludes0

    LONDON — The organs of members of marginalized groups detained in Chinese prison camps are being forcefully harvested — sometimes when patients are still alive, an international tribunal sitting in London has concluded. Some of the more than 1.5 million detainees in Chinese prison camps are being killed for their organs to serve a booming

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  • Egypt’s ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

    Egypt’s ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial0

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is

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