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What scientists learned when they tried to raise a chimp with a human baby
10 easy ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is not flat
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How the most distant object ever made by humans is spending its dying days
If that asteroid had been 30 seconds late, dinosaurs might rule the world and humans probably wouldn’t exist
Here’s how hagfish slime gets 10,000 times bigger in 0.4 seconds
Why the quadruple axel jump is nearly impossible to land
Why everything eventually becomes a crab
Why the Soviet space shuttle was left to rot
This space-based weapon remains in the dark—for now
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