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Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the greatest mathematical geniuses that world has seen in recent years -- despite having no formal education.

The yoga practiced by most Americans today has little in common with the ancient tradition, but that doesn’t mean you should throw away your mat and leggings.

Politics, geography and tradition have long focused archaeological attention on the evolution of Homo sapiens in Europe and Africa. Now, new research is challenging old ideas by showing that early human migrations unfolded across Asia earlier.

Certain exercises are better than others at counteracting obesity genes.

Perhaps no other star system has elicited so much wonder, mystery and frustration as Barnard’s Star.

Over the centuries, humans have blamed the moon for tides, fertility, werewolves and madness — mostly incorrectly.

Ancient baby bottles offer a glimpse into early parenting:

When two stars collide, the resulting product can be extremely magnetic, and it may ultimately wind up as a magnetar.

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

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Is Planet Nine really a primordial black hole?

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:

Body atlas reveals *where* we feel happiness and shame

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