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Cat Parasite Found In Arctic Beluga Whales

February 19, 2014 - 07:13 -- Admin

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii can cause heart, brain, nervous system or eye damage in people with weakened immune systems, and harm or kill developing fetuses in pregnant women. Over 60 million people in the United States carry the the parasite, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but typically show no symptoms of being infected, a condition called toxoplasmosis. 

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

February 19, 2014 - 04:30 -- Admin

Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs the faces of found bones for forensic purposes, we can now see the face of every bottle. [But can we unsee it? -ed.]

Chatty WikiBear is the Teddy Ruxpin of Your Dreams, Or Nightmares [Video]

February 19, 2014 - 03:45 -- Admin

This is what happens when you put Siri's brains inside an adorable teddy bear. WikiBear can carry out a real converation with you thanks to a Bluetooth connection to an AI engine running on a smartphone. "Wiki," as it's known, pays attention to you, learns your likes and dislikes, and can even tell you jokes.