Twin Studies in Space

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries. He came back showing chromosomal differences from his twin, astronaut Mark Kelly.  
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7 Real Life Organisms That Seem to be Born From Nightmares. That's a whole lot of nope.
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The folks at Bad Lip Reading roast the 2016 NFL season. They're full of trash talk -and none of it makes any sense.   
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Check out an Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter. We may someday see mass transit based on this idea.
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Death rates for many US 30-year-olds are rising in an 'extremely unusual' way. The culprits, as you may have guessed, are drugs, alcohol, and suicide.  
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Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who, & His Behind the Scenes Humanity. This will be his last season as The Doctor, but he'll be remembered.
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Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze. Historians once considered alcohol as just another consumable, but it's becoming more clear that alcohol was one of the driving forces behind a lot of developments and upheavals of human civilization.
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11 Punxsutawney Phil Facts for Groundhog Day. Winter is half over, whether he sees his shadow or not.

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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real
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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real. Thank goodness the parks themselves are fictional.

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Green Ball Adventure, a Sprice Machines Chain Reaction. Watch a charming combination of colorful levers, pulleys, dominos, and spring action, all powered by gravity.

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Lede-Buried Voicemails From Your Mom. Everyone has examples of parental communication gone wrong.

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How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It). Seek the enjoyment first, and the skill will come in time.

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The Oldest Color Produced by Living Things Is 1.1 Billion Years Old. The ancient cyanobacteria chlorophyll is strangely pink.

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Before Björk, There Was the Last Incan Princess. Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac had a six-octave range, but it was her exoticism that made her famous.

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Everyone’s Favorite Houseplant Only Wants to Die. Your pothos has lost the genes necessary for sexual reproduction, but is doomed to live as clones in millions of apartments.

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Dime After Dime: A Gripping History of Claw Machines. They've been irresistible for almost 200 years.

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