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If NASA can put a man on the moon, rest confidently they can plan an elaborate sting to nab a moon rock thief. NASA recently managed to outwit the 74 year-old grandmother who was attempting to sell a piece of Apollo-era moon rock about the size of a grain of rice for approximately $1.7 million dollars.
 
Anyone who's ever visited or lived in New York is bound to ask — why would anyone want to make a book capturing its smells? Call her a dreamer or call her a realist but first time author Amber Jones believes the world's children deserve to take this olfactory journey be it good, bad or downright ugly in New York, Phew York.
 
Viewing one of David Hanaeur's carpets you might get a feeling of déjà vu. If the designs seem eerily familiar, it's because they are a connection of bird's eye views from Google Maps. The collection is appropriately dubbed "Worldwide Carpets."
 
Okay, so in Russia he's called the Siberian Snowman. He's also known as Yeti, Sasquatch or the Abominable Snowman. It's a creature of legend — allegedly spotted countless times — but never actually confirmed as real for hundreds of years. With sightings of this tall, hairy and human-like beast on the rise in recent years, this might be about to change.
 
This is a story that would have made Charlton Heston proud. You wouldn't need to pry the gun from his cold dead hand had he known that one day upon his death his ashes could be turned into ammunition. That's right, for $850 (plus shipping), Alabama's Holy Smoke will turn put your loved one's ashes into shotgun shells or pistol or rifle cartridges.
 
Those crazy ad men who are always looking for new ways to reach consumers have kicked it up a notch. Make that several notches. The latest European ad for Nestle's Beneful dog food contains a high-pitched sound that only dogs can hear.
 
First it was solving a complex protein puzzle related to the HIV virus, and this time it is the 40,000 registered users of the game Planet Hunters who have identified 69 potential new planets and two very strong candidate planets outside the Earth's solar system. We think we see a new trend in the making.
 
The process of cell research is a delicate, hands-on technique critical to the study of human disease and drug research. Until now, the hands have been those of scientists, but now a series of robots have successfully created its first culture in the lab. This huge step forward now frees up scientists to perform new experiments and other tasks, so why hasn't it happened before now?
 
In a stunning mix of functionality and art, designers out of the Philippines have created a car made out of bamboo, rattan, nylon and steel. Created in just 10 days, Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner created this unique concept car — dubbed "The Phoenix" — to deal with the energy crisis and future waste.

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