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Martian landscapes that will blow your mind. There’s water on the moon, and that has implications for future manned space travel. Unmanned non-lethalwhale hunting looks pretty cool. To protect yourself against the swine flu, catch a cold?. Apparently. Along those lines, Olivia Judson explores the idea that good health can also be contagious, just as […]

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In yet another example of how the real world is far weirder than most peoples’ imaginations, I give you brain-shrinking algae. NASA has an iPhone app. There are scientific questions with surprising answers, and then there’s this one. MSNBC has a terrific collection of insect photos. Really beautiful closeups. The Walt Disney company is offering […]

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We begin with death today, specifically the smell of it. Apparently, insects all emit the same blend of fatty acids when they die, and that smell sends them scurrying. High cholesterol may reduce sexual arousal in women. Geckos can self-amputate their tails, which is a neat trick, but apparently the tails can twitch and flip […]

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