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The most distant quasar ever found is hiding a seriously supermassive black hole

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45,000-Year-Old Pig Painting in Indonesia May Be Oldest Known Animal Art

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Yellow mealworm safe for humans to eat, says EU food safety agency

The Story of Real-Life Dire Wolves Is Finally Emerging

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What Antarctic Meteorites Tell Us About Earth’s Origins

Fenn treasure hunter pleads guilty for damage caused in Yellowstone Park

The 2,000-year-old Wonder Women who inspired the comic

In this remote corner of China, locals use zip lines to get around

For The First Time, Astronomers May Have Heard The Background ‘Hum’ of The Universe

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Astronomers get a glimpse at a galaxy on the verge of death

French woman spends three years trying to prove she is not dead

New quantum particle may have been accidentally discovered

The Curious Strength of a Sea Sponge’s Glass Skeleton

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Megalodons gave birth to large newborns that likely grew by eating unhatched eggs in womb

A Brief History of Consumer Culture

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How We Discovered the Number Zero

Split in two: magicians to celebrate 100 years of sawing people in half

CRISPR and the Splice to Survive

The Nuclear-Powered Aircraft That We’ll Use to Explore Jupiter

Fifty years ago, Japan’s most famous writer committed suicide after a failed coup attempt

Can You Be a Good Scientist and a Horrible Person at the Same Time?

NASA extends Juno, turning spacecraft into an Io, Europa, and Ganymede explorer

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Invasive snakes move their bodies like lassos, a totally new mode of locomotion

Nature’s weirdest clam surprises scientists once again

The Plan to Build a Global Network of Floating Power Stations

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A Brief History of Peanut Butter

The Mystery of the World’s Loneliest Penguins

Why was Stonehenge built?

Science’s Demons, from Descartes to Darwin and Beyond

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Nasa’s Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars

The lawyer who defended dictators, tyrants and terrorists for crimes against humanity

How the placenta evolved from an ancient virus

These pharaohs’ private letters expose how politics worked 3,300 years ago

Knife-wielding squirrel captured on camera in Toronto

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Arecibo is Dead. Should We Build Its Replacement on the Moon?

Your Partner’s Genome May Affect Your Health

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How the Soviet Union’s end sparked a grand rewilding

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