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Out in the wild, flowers and candy just aren’t gonna cut it ..read more

Smithsonian scientists discovered that tiny 'mucus grenades' are responsible for a mysterious phenomenon known as 'stinging water ..read more

More than twice the size of Manhattan, the park could restore the water systems of the region and serve as a model for cities around the ..read more

The famed naturalist and conservative stalwart John Murray III formed an unlikely alliance in popularizing a radical idea ..read more

A partial skull found in Alberta helps put a timer on when the 'tyrant lizards' got big ..read more

While the efficacy of the spitting policy in preventing disease transmission was questionable, it helped usher in an era of modern public ..read more

From Renaissance artists to aviation pioneers, suffragists and scientists, these women led lives destined for the silver screen ..read more

The latest DNA science can match tumor types to new treatments, and soon, a blood test might be able to detect early signs of cancer ..read more

These bloodthirsty buggers repurposed a gene normally used to sense and avoid high temperatures into a heat-seeking molecular machine ..read more

Thousands of years before Monopoly, people were playing games like Senet, Patolli and Chaturanga ..read more

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