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10 Near Indestructible Creatures

Without a doubt, there are some animals that seem like they should be in a sci-fi movie. They can survive fire, ice and even the vacuum of space.

SEE ALSO: 10 creatures that lived longer than the oldest known human

Discover the weird and wonderful world of animals that can live forever.

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8 Foods Even The Experts Won’t Eat

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won’t eat these eight foods.

Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they’re organic, and rarely (if ever) should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today’s food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both.

SEE ALSO: What if all natural food had labels

So we decided to take a fresh look at food through the eyes of the people who spend their lives uncovering what’s safe–or not–to eat. ” Their answers don’t necessarily make up a “banned foods” list. But reaching for the suggested alternatives might bring you better health–and peace of mind.

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What Heavy Backpacks Are Doing To Kids’ Bodies

Backpacks come in all sizes, colors, fabrics, and shapes. When worn correctly, the weight in a backpack is evenly distributed across the body, and shoulder and neck injuries are less common than if someone carried a briefcase or purse.

SEE ALSO: The effects of flip flops on your body

As practical as backpacks are, though, they can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they’re too heavy or are used incorrectly.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 14,000 children are treated for backpack-related injuries every year.

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Brave Animal Astronauts Who Made Giant Leaps For Humankind

We’ve all heard stories of animal heroes, but what about animals that were true pioneers? Did you know that the first astronauts were actually cuddly little animals? It’s true! Scientists were afraid of the effects of space travel would be hazardous to humans, so they sent animals up instead.

This weird obsession with lobbing animals at the sky started in 1783 when the Montgolfier Brothers invented the hot air balloon.

Instead of putting a convicted criminal in the balloon during its first public test flight like the king wanted, the brothers instead gathered a ragtag team of a sheep, a duck and a rooster. The animals never left the Earth’s atmosphere, but man was it adorable.

SEE ALSO: The russian sleep experiment. Are you brave enough?

Here are some of the brave animals who made giant leaps for humankind. Unfortunately, the majority of the animals sent into space didn’t have a safe journey back home.

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Brain-To-Brain Communication Finally Achieved!

We have finally achieved brain-to-brain communication in humans! In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers has demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Researchers at Harvard University have created the first noninvasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) between a human… and a rat.

What does this news mean?

Trace is here to explain.

SEE ALSO: Hack your brains default mode with meditation

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The World Will Be So Much Prettier With Such Amazing Power Lines Design

Power lines are an ugly, but necessary part of modern society. Most of the ones in the United States are made from wood, or ugly, boring steel. Some architects though, are dreaming up a solution to the power line eyesore problem: make them prettier.

These designs for new, more elegant, and artistic power lines are pretty amazing.

A similar problem we are dealing with the cell towers. To combat this, some companies have attempted to ‘disguise’ them to better blend in with their surroundings. This initiative has resulted in varying levels of success.

SEE ALSO: Examples of cell phone tower disguises

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5 Myths About Dinosaurs, Debunked

Everyone loves dinosaurs! Those toothy, prehistoric creatures have charmed and mystified humans for… … well, probably since the first person stumbled across a massive bone and wondered what it might have been. Documented discoveries of dinosaur remains date back to the Middle Ages, when people thought they must have belonged to Biblical monsters and giants.

SEE ALSO: Own a piece of prehistory from NYC dinosaur fossil auction

But now? We’re just now realizing those strange things we thought about dinosaurs were probably false.

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1. Dinosaurs were dumb

A method of measurung dino intelligence was developed in the 1970s. It determined the general level of intellect in dinosaurs based on the brain weight of one dino relative to that of another species of its time. Turns out velociraptors are pretty smart, but anyone who’s seen Jurassic Park can tell you that.

2. The brontosaurus in general

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First of all, the “brontosaurus” never actually existed. It was invented by mistake when an apatosaurus skeleton was mistaken for a new species in the 19th century. The apatosaurus is just the proper name for the brontosaurus–they’re still the hulking plant-eaters with their long necks and pea heads that we all know and love.

SEE ALSO: The dinosaurs you love are fake

3. Dinosaurs were covered in scales

Dinosaurs with feathers are not a new idea, but recent fossil evidence suggests that feathers were much more common than previously thought, with most or even all dinosaurs sporting some kind of plumage as well as scales. It’s possible that feathers developed as early as 160 million years ago.

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4. Dinosaurs were cold-blooded

Since today’s reptiles are cold-blooded, it was reasonable to think that dinosaurs were as well, as opposed to being warm-blooded like birds. However, based on the size and growth rate of dinosaurs, many researchers now believe that dinosaurs were mezotherms, creatures that fall somewhere in the middle of warm- and cold-blooded. This means that while they wouldn’t have been able to control their body temperature like mammals, they’re less dependent on their environment than reptiles.

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5. Dinosaurs were slow

We’re all familiar with the image of the giant dino taking a big, slow-mo stomp, but that’s probably inaccurate. Computer simulations of movement, based on bone structures and on movements of modern animals, suggest that they were pretty speedy. The tiny compsognathus is believed to have been the fastest with a running speed of about 40mph. The much larger T-rex could reach about 18mph, which would still be too fast for you.

So, there you have it. In a way, this suggests that dinosaurs might have been a little more like us and like modern animals than previously thought. Evolution is amazing!

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Power of Optics. Amazing Rube Goldberg Machine Powered By Light And Magnifying Glasses.

To advertise their new fiber optics Internet connection called hikari (which means light in Japanese), Japanese Internet provider au made this really cool ad featuring a Rube Goldberg machine that is powered by nothing but light and magnifying glasses…well and gravity too, of course.

A Rube Goldberg machine is an over-engineered contraption that is designed to perform a very simple task in a complicated way (usually using some kind of chain reaction). You could say that this epic creation works at the speed of light! Very impressive.

SEE ALSO: A machine that seems to work forever

The sound design alone in that video was simply amazing. Put on some good headphones and listen to how wide the soundscape is. As an audiophile I was more impressed by that than the video, and that’s saying something because the video was insanely awesome.

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The 30 Filthiest Tourist Attractions On The Planet!

Tourist attractions attract people from all over the world, but they also attract loads of germs! So, if you’ve always fancied having coffee and biscuits with a rat, wanted to visit a museum coveredentirely in hair or just always dreamt of seeing cockroaches dressed up as Elvis, then this infographic is for you!

SEE ALSO: Filthy India (not for sensitive viewers)

Come and journey with us on a tour of the ‘Top 30 Filthiest Tourist Attractions on the Planet’!

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Cute Photogenic Animals

Some of people are gifted with being photogenic, others are sadly not. These ridiculously photogenic animals however don’t have to worry about that -they always look good, no matter what. Somehow, they’re naturally photogenic (and way more than I’ll ever be).

SEE ALSO: Beluga whale plays peek-a-boo with kids at aquarium

If the animal kingdom had its own version of Facebook, these adorable animals would never have to worry about un-tagging any unflattering photos. The natural beauties were clearly born to be in front of a camera!