Research conducted with Mbenzele Pygmies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who listened to the theme from Psycho without shivering and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde without crying, seems to contradict the notion that music is a "universal language."

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One man’s build-up of lint is another man’s fascinating art project.

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Yearly check-ups at the doctor may be going out of style.

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If the entire global population were reduced to 100 people, it would look like this. (For anyone already familiar with the 100 People statistics, these latest figures have been updated for the Earth's now 7 billion-strong population.)

Not every successful author was a young prodigy. Literary lights like Frank McCourt and Laura Ingalls Wilder hit their artistic primes past age 50, inspiring hope that there's always still time for anyone to turn out that Great Novel.

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The Hubble Space Telescope's technology has improved vastly over the past two decades, and its latest images of the "Pillars of Creation" are the stunning proof.