In lieu of a written language, the Inca communicated through construction.
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If only they had developed monkey boats. Tiny little monkey boats! Oh man I wish they had monkey boats.
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The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists, the battle to resuscitate the world's favorite fruit has begun--a race against time that just may be too late to win
They were just way better at it than we are
Nearly half of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" recipients are advancing science and technology
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Happy Colobus Day, an infinitely superior replacement for Columbus Day!
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
They just want a nice home! And to destroy you.
Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.