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ICYMI: Five must-read stories of the week

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, June 13, 2014, 6:00 AM - Another week has buzzed by and now it's time to dive deep and bring your attention to the most popular (and bizarre) stories that made headlines this week.

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5. Life begins after your first century: Five incredibly long-lived animals

Most organisms on Earth just don't live as long as we do, even if they manage to avoid being a meal for something faster than them. But, like most things, there are exceptions. And in the natural world, exceptions REALLY have a habit of standing out.

Here are five organisms on our planet that lived longer than the oldest human being on record.

4. Amazing 'warp ship' could fly us to the stars

When the words "warp drive" show up in a story, it's natural for ones thoughts to immediately turn to Star Trek. However, this concept might not stay in the realm of science fiction for long, and the IXS Enterprise, shown here from Dutch 3D artist and 'Starship Designer' Mark Rademaker, might just be the ship that sees fantasy turned into reality.

Check out this incredible 'Warp Ship' design might someday take us to the stars.

Credit: Mark Rademaker - Holland Space Yards

Credit: Mark Rademaker - Holland Space Yards

3. Google Glass goes from geek to chic

Large, unflattering, virtual goggles aren’t what you would normally associate fashion's front-row elite with, but that soon may change.

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Come June 23, American fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) and online high-end retailer Net-a-Porter will make a new assortment of Google Glass available for luxury female consumers.

2. Sharks eating sharks (we're serious)

What's more frightening than a 3-metre-long Great White Shark roaming around your coastline? The 4.5-metre-long 'super-predator' shark that ate it!

Without giving too much away, check out one of the most popular stories of the week.

1. Which came first, the Earth or the Moon?

A Tuesday presentation at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Sacramento, California suggests that the Earth and the Moon are much older than previously thought.

The new research argues that the timing of the impact between Earth's ancestor and the planet-sized body that created our earth and moon occurred about 40 million years after the solar system began to form.

That means the Earth's formation is how old?

Check out the full story here.



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