Among the more unusual news stories recently…a humpback whale swims up a river in Australia, away from the ocean, orcas off the coast of Spain are ramming boats, and 10,000 ducks race to clean rice paddies in Thailand.
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A 62-year-old snake at the Saint Louis Zoo laid seven eggs in July. Though that's old for a snake to lay eggs, the strangest part of the story is that the snake hadn't been near a male snake for over 15 years.
The computer company Microsoft recently ended an unusual experiment by pulling up a data center that has been serving internet requests from under the sea for the last two years. The company says the experiment was a success.
Scientists have detected a chemical on Venus that wasn't expected to be there, based on our current understanding of Venus. That leads them to wonder what is producing the chemical. One possible explanation is an unusual form of life.
Yesterday, the United Kingdom's House of Commons passed a bill which would allow changes to the Brexit deal the country signed with the European Union just last year. The bill, which would break international law, has upset many people.
States in the western United States are having one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. The blazes have burned massive amounts of forest, forced tens of thousands from their homes, and killed dozens.
In today's news roundup, a fire destroys most of Europe's largest refugee camp, protests continue in Belarus despite a harsh government reaction, and Colin Kaepernick is back in the game - at least a video game.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the notes change in a piece of music that lasts 639 years, an orca mother who lost a calf two years ago has another baby, and scientist take a super high-quality picture - of broccoli.
Every year, about 3 billion flip-flops are produced. Now scientists have come up with a way to make sure new flip-flops don't add to the massive plastic waste problem in our oceans - by making flip-flops out of algae.
Last week, the hugely successful South Korean "boy band" BTS set another new record - their new song "Dynamite" became the most popular song in the US in the first week that it was released.
Criminals are targeting the computer systems of school districts, universities, banks, large businesses, and other groups around the world, locking up their computer files, and refusing to unlock them until they are paid.