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Octopus taste their prey just by touching them, study finds

A Harvard University study reveals the molecular mechanism that makes octopus taste its prey just by touching them with its tentacles. The first layer of cells in suction cups on an octopus’ tentacles has sensors which can detect those molecules that don’t dissolve well in water. There are chemo tactile receptors in the sensors identify […]

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Emu lured to enclosure with a pear from a tree

An Emu spotted on the streets of Boston was penned by authorities in Massachusetts two hours after it escaped. Emu named Kermit, escaped from the property of a local resident who cares for unwanted animals. The resident had been preparing to transport Kermit to a farm in Maine when it fled. Authorities say the bird […]

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Former eBay employees send live cockroaches, bloody pig mask to harass couple for writing bad reviews

Six former senior eBay employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches, federal authorities said on Monday. Executives were upset about the newsletter’s coverage, so their employees set out […]

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103-year-old woman celebrates beating coronavirus with a chilled beer

A 103-year-old woman from Massachusetts, Jennie Stejna, celebrated beating coronavirus in the best possible way – with a can of chilled beer. News reports said that the woman who lived in a nursing home had developed a fever three weeks ago and then subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. Her condition had rapidly deteriorated owing to […]

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Six-year-old boy bakes clay koalas to raise money hurt animals of Australian bushfires

A six-year-old boy has raised more than $47,000 for the animals affected by the Australian wildfires by making clay koalas. Two weeks ago, Owen Colley, from Hingham, Massachusetts, learned that animals were being hurt by the fires in Australia, which experts estimate have killed up to one billion animals. Shortly after, Owen expressed a desire […]

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Evacuation slide falls off a plane and lands on man’s yard

A large, inflatable slide fell from the sky and into a Massachusetts man’s yard Sunday. It came crashing down from a flight traveling from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport to Boston’s Logan International Airport. “Who could know there’s something coming from the air and drops into my yard, right? It’s pretty heavy. You can’t even […]