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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Two teens helping out on an archeological dig in Israel wound up striking gold - literally. The teenagers revealed a clay pot holding hundreds of gold coins over 1,100 years old.
An unusual experiment in Botswana suggests that painting eyes on the rear ends of cows may help protect them from large predators like lions. Protecting cows could also wind up protecting the lions - from angry farmers.
In recent years, Japan has had many advanced and unusual toilets, including some with automatic lids and self-warming seats. Now one area of Tokyo is trying something completely new - public toilets with see-through walls.