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Rest easy knowing that the door handle you just touched (probably) won't make you sick.
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Long before the existence of Photoshop, so-called “spirit photographers” were manipulating images to convincing—and haunting—effect.
A cosmologist speculates about the size and weight of your average (hypothetical) alien.
Duncan Meerding retains just 5 percent of his vision in his peripheries.
You love ice cream, but how much do you really know about the creatures who make your favorite dessert possible?
Romanian artist Dan Cretu turns produce into fine art with his intricate carvings.
How sugar, gum base, and flavoring become delicious treats.
It sounds like something out of a Grimms fairy tale. But the so-called "suicide tree" of India isn't fiction.
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We've all had a hamburger, but have you ever heard of a hamburg steak?
The team's triumph suggests we have the potential to harness evaporation for renewable energy.
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