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A Parasite Spread by Cat Poop Is Infecting (and Probably Killing) Whales in Canada
It's a lot for a cetacean to worry about, and now, according to recent research, whales can add "cat poop" to their list of concerns. In the new study, pu... >
Pompeii Graffiti May Rewrite Time Line of Vesuvius Eruption
Graffiti scribbled on the wall of a Pompeii house that was being renovated in A.D. 79 may help solve a long-standing mystery about when Mount Vesuvius erup... >
What it's like to travel to space, from a tourist who spent $30 million to live there for 12 days
Elon Musk 's SpaceX has had a lot of attention recently for announcing that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first customer for a privat... >
A New Type of Treatment Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer
This study offers encouraging evidence... >
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Physicists discovered a new form of flight thanks to dandelion seeds
As so many of us have done, whether in childhood or as adults, physicists recently blew on a bunch of fine, white dandelion seeds, and made a wish. It came true. They discovered a new, unique element of flight never before documented by scientists. The da... >
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Maisie Williams Says Her Game of Thrones Journey Ended on the 'Perfect Scene'
Arya Stark went out on a high note... >
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Can Burger King's 'Nightmare King' Really Give You Bad Dreams?
A new, limited-time-only burger at Burger King has a peculiar selling point: It's supposed to give you nightmares. Yes, Burger King's Halloween-themed "Ni... >
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Inside the Day That Turned Jacqueline Kennedy Into 'Jackie O.'
"Reaction in the U.S. and abroad ranged from dismay to a kind of shocked ribaldry," TIME reported the following week... >
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The Eternal Quest for Aether, the Cosmic Stuff That Never Was
Aristotle called it the fifth element. Alchemists thought it was the key to the philosopher’s stone. Scientists believed it was the stuff light moved thr... >
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What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6
Jordan Brown was released from detention at 18, and his conviction was overturned just this past July.... >
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African leadership should speak out at the UN, US commercial embargo of Cuba should end, Fan Bingbing’s tax practices are not unusual, India’s tie
“It is ... disheartening to observe that not even one of the African leaders in attendance [at the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations] plucked u... >