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Congress is putting money toward gun violence research for the first time in decades
There’s a secret room in the basement of the female body
Why turkeys circle dead things—the creepy vigil, explained
The CDC knows why U.S. life expectancy keeps dropping—but no one knows how to stop it
These states want you to eat more roadkill
This deadly mushroom can literally shrink your brain—and it’s probably more widespread than we thought
The weirdest things we learned this week: moving corpses, birth control placebos, and the story behind the hymen
The weirdest things we learned this week: 10k steps a day is totally made up and Charmin knows exactly how you poop
After busting through a glass ceiling, Maya the agave plant is dying as dramatically as possible
Dark matter has never killed anyone, and scientists want to know why