Better start developing those coconut-piercing rounds …

Scientists in Australia have discovered an octopus in Indonesia that collects discarded coconut shells from the ocean floor and carries them along to use as shelter — a use of tools that is believed to be unprecedented among invertebrates. So not only are octopuses even more clever than previously believed. Now they know how to […]

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Killer tomatoes? Scientists catch up

Researchers conducting a botanical study to mark the 200th birthday of naturalist and carnivorous plant aficionado Charles Darwin have learned that tomatoes share the eating habits of such predatory species as Venus Flytraps and pitcher plants. The discovery, reported in the U.K.’s Independent, shows just how little we really know about the natural world. Far […]

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Japanese TV mascot invades 7-Eleven stores

Ever heard of Domo? Those not in the know are probably scratching their heads after visits to 7-Eleven convenience stores. That’s because Domo, the mascot of Japan’s NHK television station, has expanded his empire to include Slurpees, bad coffee and truly terrible hot dogs. The gassy, meat-loving, apple-hating, egg-born cave-dweller can be seen on 99 […]

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Jurassic snark

Apparently, snarky pseudoscience doesn’t pay the bills. That’s what the owners of a young-Earth creationist theme park in Pensacola, Fla., have found out. Put another way: It doesn’t pay to preach deception. Dinosaur Adventures Land — pictured at left and depicting humans and dinosaurs in pardoxical and scientifically impossible coexistence — is in the process […]

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