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Weekly News Roundup: Hairless Bears, Narcoleptic Meerkats

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelNov 7, 2009 12:00 AM


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• Where's my fur coat? Hairless bear in Germany is the saddest thing you'll see today. • "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" opens at the California Museum of Science. On display is a giant Darth Vader mask made of old electronics. All lesser nerds tremble in its presence. • I did what last night? Woman has a terrible case of the morning afters—transient global amnesia to be exact—that can be triggered by sex. • Will learning foreign languages be irrelevant one day? Space-age glasses that translate foreign languages are under development. • If the hairless bear weirded you out, then put a smile on your face with these cute little narcoleptic meerkats that fall asleep while standing up.

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