How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?

Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France

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Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France. It worked, as the alternative to aging is early death.

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The Finalists have Been Selected for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winners will be announced November 15 at the awards ceremony.

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Carl Sagan's Problems With Plato. Sagan thought observable facts should shape philosophy; Plato, not so much.

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The Hidden Limits of the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Every buffet restaurant has a story about people who eat more than should be humanly possible, but dealing with them is a delicate balance of economics and reputation.

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You Have Teamwork and Courage and Magic in Your Blood. Blair Braverman's puppies helped to clean up fallen branches in the yard, so she told them a bedtime story about their heroic grandfather.

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11 Horrible Jokes Restaurant Servers Have Heard a Million Times. And more importantly, what they really think when they hear them.

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Science Fair is Full of Cocky Girl Geniuses—and It's Glorious. The new documentary is about smart, ambitious science students, and the girls steal the show.

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What’s the Difference Between a Pirate and a Buccaneer? The terms were not originally interchangeable.

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