13 Things That Don"t Make Sense

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In 2008, science can only really account for four percent of our universe, and the rest, well, just seems to be missing. The effects of homeopathy don"t go away under rigorous scientific conditions. Thirty years on, no one has an explanation for a seemingly intelligent signal received from outer space. The speed of light seems to have changed over the lifetime of the universe. The US Department of Energy is re-examining cold fusion (a nuclear reaction in which atoms release more energy than they consume) because the evidence is too solid to ignore. The placebo effect is put to work in medicine while doctors can"t agree on whether it even exists...

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