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The Sky Is Falling, And It’s Spiders – 5 Animals That Fell From the Sky
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The Sky Is Falling, And It’s Spiders – 5 Animals That Fell From the Sky

On April 19, the people of Southern Norway got a

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14 Facts About America’s Sole Marsupial, the Opossum
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14 Facts About America’s Sole Marsupial, the Opossum

When you think of opossums, what do you think of?

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170-year-old Champagne Found in Baltic Sea
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170-year-old Champagne Found in Baltic Sea

Back in 2010, a team of divers looking in the

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The True Story of the Stanford Prison Experiment: It’s Not What You Thought
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The True Story of the Stanford Prison Experiment: It’s Not What You Thought

One of the most classic psychology experiments that college freshmen

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6 Reasons Being Left-Handed Will Probably Kill You
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6 Reasons Being Left-Handed Will Probably Kill You

If you’re a lefty like me, you understand the perils

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6 Unnerving Facts About The Zone Of Silence
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6 Unnerving Facts About The Zone Of Silence

Mexico’s mysterious, magical zona del silencio–the Zone of Silence, is

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Smelling Farts Could Be Good For Your Health: 10 Flatulence Facts
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Smelling Farts Could Be Good For Your Health: 10 Flatulence Facts

Everybody farts. Girl, you know it’s true. Famous people, military

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6 Horrifying Insects That Actually Serve a Purpose
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6 Horrifying Insects That Actually Serve a Purpose

Oh God! Kill it! Kill it!!! Or don’t. As creepy

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The Universe’s Biggest Nothing: Scientists Discover a Supervoid
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The Universe’s Biggest Nothing: Scientists Discover a Supervoid

Great news: Scientists have discovered the largest known structure in

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29 Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of
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29 Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of

A phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by the persistent

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5 Animals People Used to Think Were Something Else
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5 Animals People Used to Think Were Something Else

Over time, animals (and animal remains) have been known to

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The Goldfish Crisis Of Colorado: Illegal Dumping Can Wreck An Ecosystem
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The Goldfish Crisis Of Colorado: Illegal Dumping Can Wreck An Ecosystem

It happens all the time. People keep fish as pets

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The Last Rhino – End of the White Rhino
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The Last Rhino – End of the White Rhino

The story of the white rhino is one of nature’s

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The Bloody Facts About Mosquitoes
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The Bloody Facts About Mosquitoes

Summertime means mosquitoes, which means it’s time to prep yourself

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Happy 25th Birthday, Hubble Space Telescope
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Happy 25th Birthday, Hubble Space Telescope

Coming up this Friday is the 25th anniversary of the

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Do Alien Supercivilizations Exist? 100,000 Galaxies Come Up Empty
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Do Alien Supercivilizations Exist? 100,000 Galaxies Come Up Empty

Photo credit: NASA (the Andromeda galaxy) Earlier this month NASA

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Puppy Dog Eyes: How Canines Exploit A Hormone To Win Your Love
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Puppy Dog Eyes: How Canines Exploit A Hormone To Win Your Love

Nearly any dog owner will tell you that they love

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Africa’s Real-Life Unicorn Is Endangered: 10 Okapi Facts
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Africa’s Real-Life Unicorn Is Endangered: 10 Okapi Facts

The mere sight of a beautiful Okapi delights children and

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Our Planet’s Raging Tinnitus: Why Does The Earth Hum?
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Our Planet’s Raging Tinnitus: Why Does The Earth Hum?

Ever since the late 1990s, seismologists have been aware that

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8 Things They Left Out of Happy Feet
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8 Things They Left Out of Happy Feet

That tap-dancing bird doesn’t have a thing on real penguins. The

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Crohn’s: Not Actually To Do With Old People
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Crohn’s: Not Actually To Do With Old People

In 1932, Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn (along with two more

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6 Interesting Facts About Roswell, New Mexico
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6 Interesting Facts About Roswell, New Mexico

Picture this: Summer, 1947. A rancher discovers inexplicable debris in

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9 Health Myths That Are Totally Wrong
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9 Health Myths That Are Totally Wrong

There are some things that everybody knows about staying healthy:

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Acetaminophen, Agent Of Apathy: Tylenol Blunts Emotional Pain
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Acetaminophen, Agent Of Apathy: Tylenol Blunts Emotional Pain

Many of us absentmindedly reach for the Tylenol for the

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9 Ways Your Cat Is Just Like a Jaguar
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9 Ways Your Cat Is Just Like a Jaguar

As far as domestic cats have come since the end