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    Strange Science: Corpses That Don’t Rot

    by  • October 27, 2017 • Strange Science • 1 Comment

    High in the Andes Mountains of Colombia, there’s a small town called San Bernardo (about 3 hours south of Bogata) where some corpses refuse to rot. And it’s not just the corpses, it’s their clothing, too! Were it only the bodies that haven’t rotted, there could be scientific explanations related to the diet that...

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    Strange Science: Ice in Space?

    by  • October 13, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Bubbles trapped in ice

    Could ice in space be the key to life (itself)? Scientists in Japan think so! A team of scientists recently simulated ice that could exist in space, and then exposed it to simulated starlight. At first, the increased temperature made it crack, but then bubbles formed and popped until the ice reached a warmer...

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    Strange Science: Maillardet’s Automaton

    by  • September 15, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Maillardet's Automaton

    In the early nineteenth century, a Swiss mechanician built an automaton that could write poetry and draw pictures. Granted, the poetry and pictures it could draw were pre-programmed, but the memory involved in the machine is the equivalent of slight more than one-third of a megabyte–not bad for a 200-plus year old machine! Henri...

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