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Ten amazing projects built by teens.
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It's time to talk about informed consent.
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
It takes real proof to back up even the simplest theories--these 10 studies show that the obvious can have not-so-obvious implications
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
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