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Only two scenarios remain: either there is something going on in Venus’ clouds that we don’t understand, or whatever is producing all that phosphine is alive. To be sure where it is coming from. we will probably have to send a spacecraft to Venus to take a closer look. (4/5)

Cloned testicles let goats father the offspring of another male

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The coronavirus is hardly mutating – and that's good news for vaccine prospects

Slimy ships could slip through water more efficiently to save energy

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The horn-like knobs on a giraffe's head can be a deadly lightning rod

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*drumroll please* ...and this year's Ig Nobel prizes go to the researchers who investigated: • What happens when you vibrate earthworms at very high frequencies • How to identify narcissicsts through their eyebrows • Why alligators bellow underwater

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Apple’s new watch has a blood oxygen monitor – what is it good for?

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Australian stinging tree injects animals with spider-venom-like toxin

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The north pole is moving and if it flips, life on Earth is in trouble

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Finland’s two-year test of universal basic income concluded that it doesn't seem to disincentivise working, and benefits recipients’ mental and financial wellbeing

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Finland’s two-year test of universal basic income has concluded that it doesn't seem to disincentivise working, and benefits recipients’ mental and financial wellbeing

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Moons can have moons and they are called moonmoons

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BREAKING: Data from two ground-based telescopes have discovered small quantities of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus. There are no known non-biological mechanisms of making the gas on Venus, so it *may* be being produced by alien microbes. (1/5)

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Scientists have trained rats to drive tiny cars to collect food

A new shape called the scutoid has been discovered in our cells

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Here's the first ever picture of a black hole, just released from the Event Horizon Telescope. #EHTBlackhole  (Credit: EHT Collaboration).

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Watch Snowball the dancing cockatoo – not only can he move in time to music, he's also invented a range of 14 dance moves * ?sound on* (?Irena Schulz)

Cosmic rays have revealed a new chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

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Bees learn to play golf and show off how clever they really are

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