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The Life and Gruesome Death of a Bog Man Revealed after 5,000 Years

Before he was bludgeoned to death and left in a Danish bog, an ancient individual now known as Vittrup Man was an emblem of past

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Even ‘Twilight Zone’ Coral Reefs Aren’t Safe from Bleaching

February 26, 2024 2 min read Even ‘Twilight Zone’ Coral Reefs Aren’t Safe from Bleaching Coral reefs hundreds of feet below the ocean surface aren’t

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Stunning Comet Could Photobomb This April’s Total Solar Eclipse

February 23, 2024 3 min read Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks will make its closest approach to the sun this April—right after North America is treated to a

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Europe’s Oldest Human-Made ‘Megastructure’ Discovered under Baltic Sea

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Archaeologists have identified what may be Europe’s oldest human-made

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The Strangely Serious Implications of Math’s ‘Ham Sandwich Theorem’

Consider lunch. Perhaps a nice ham sandwich. A slice of a knife neatly halves the ham and its two bread slices. But what if you

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This Genetically Engineered Petunia Glows in the Dark and Could Be Yours for $29

Consumers in the United States can now pre-order a genetically engineered plant for their home or garden that glows continuously. At a base cost of

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Why Do Birds Have Such Skinny Legs?

February 10, 2024 4 min read The songbirds in your backyard hop around on such itty-bitty legs. Here’s why bird legs are so skinny and

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Tougher AI Policies Could Protect Taylor Swift–And Everyone Else–From Deepfakes

For Taylor Swift, the last few months of 2023 were triumphant. Her Eras Tour was named the highest-grossing concert tour of all time. She debuted

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As Israel Floods Gaza’s Tunnels with Seawater, Scientists Worry about Aquifer Contamination

Israel’s military has begun injecting “high-flow” seawater into Hamas-built tunnels beneath the Gaza Strip as part of its attempt to “neutralize terrorist infrastructures.” On 30

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A Dog Breed’s Size and Face Shape Might Predict How Long It Lives

Every dog has its day, but some dogs get more days than others. Toy poodles can live 18 years or more, while the average Great