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Venus wasn't always the hellish planet it is today.

Iodine has played a substantial role in cognitive improvements in the 20th century.

Is a shared false memory a "glitch in the matrix," or is there some other explanation for what’s happening?

A post-workout bath could do just as much for your body as time spent at the gym.

This mystery still stumps astronomers: Do black holes come in all sizes?

Meet the "sleepless elite": The 1% of people who need less sleep than the rest of us.

Buried deep in a cave for nearly half a million years, it's still not clear how these Neanderthal ancestors met their end.

When an emergency happens in space, there’s no one to come to the rescue. So how do astronauts handle it?

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A volcano in the Galapagos has woken back up for the first time since 2009: @eruptionsblog 

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A dinosaur feather trapped in amber has an extra surprise — an ancient tick: @GemmaTarlach 

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Is Planet Nine really a primordial black hole?

DNA from indigenous mummies proves that European settlers wiped natives out.

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This fungus has 20,000 genders and can mate with almost every individual in its species just by bumping into them:

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#Ceres captured by Dawn spacecraft. Check out those bright spots! Video:

This insect was found with a 99 million year-long erection.

Body atlas reveals *where* we feel happiness and shame

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