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2018’s Ten Weirdest Science Stories – Live Science

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What were the top 10 strangest science stories of the past year? It wasn’t easy to choose just 10 — 2018 was pretty darn strange. However, writers at Live Science and at our sister site managed to put together a list of our favorites; from a space-bound Tesla to an unusual (and uncomfortable) confrontation between a seal and an eel. Ne-crow-philia? Crows can do some pretty amazing things. They use tools. They can solve puzzles. They also, sometimes, have sex with their dead. Scientists placed a dead crow on the ground and watched how other crows reacted. Some mounted … Read more

How to Win Game of Thrones – Live Science

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If you want to survive the “Game of Thrones,” it pays to be noble, female and flexible about the concept of loyalty. In a new published study (yes, really), epidemiologists at Macquarie University in Australia analyzed the deaths of the key characters in the “Game of Thrones” HBO series and found that nobles died at a lower rate than commoners, and women died at a lower rate than men. Switching allegiances, like the character of Tyrion Lannister does by throwing in his lot with Daenerys Targaryen, is another winning survival strategy. The researchers published their findings in the open-access journal … Read more