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Here Are the Winners of the Royal Society Publishing Photo Contest

Andrew LaSane

The photographers captured biological principles at work through their camera lenses.

Watch Chocolates Take Shape In This Delicious Short Documentary

Anna Green

Simon Pénochet goes inside Alain Ducasse's Le Chocolat to show how artisanal chocolates are made.

Fast-Growing Salmon Are First FDA-Approved Genetically Modified Animal

Janet Burns

But don't expect to see filet o' GE fish in your supermarket's freezer anytime soon.

10 Misconceptions About Pirates

Alvin Ward

Contrary to what Disney would have you believe, they probably didn't say "Arrgh."

Who Wrote the Year's Worst Sex Scene?

Kirstin Fawcett

Erica Jong, Morrissey, and Lauren Groff are all contenders for the annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction award.

This 14-Year-Old Girl Is One of the Best Rock Climbers in the World

Anna Green

Ashima Shiraishi the only woman in the world, and the youngest person of any gender, to climb a rock wall with a difficulty grade of 9a+ (5.15a).

According to Doctors, Being Overweight Offers Health Benefits

Michele Debczak

Most scientists agree that the "obesity paradox" is very real—but that doesn't mean they aren't perplexed by it.

Last 50 Chimps in NIH–Funded Research to Be Freed

Jen Pinkowski

The last 50 chimps used in NIH-funded biomedical research will soon find their way to a sanctuary.

Vampire Bats Regurgitate Meals for Their Friends

Shaunacy Ferro

Female vampire bats are generous to friends who have helped them in the past.

Listen to a Medieval Folk Music Ensemble Play a Metallica Song

Kirstin Fawcett

If you like your metal music with a mandolin, this one's for you.

In Photos: Every Single Object a Person Touches in a Day

Shaunacy Ferro

A new photography book explores daily life by capturing all the objects we come in contact with in 24 hours.

The Time Ben Franklin Casually Invented a Form of Kitesurfing

Nick Greene

The Founding Father's other kite invention was extreme in its own right.

14 Fascinating Facts about El Niño

Mark Mancini

We're currently in the midst of the biggest El Niño on record.

The Missing Links: Happy TED Talks

Colin Patrick

How San Francisco Is Using Lasers as an Urban Planning Tool

Michele Debczak

Market Street is about to get showered with millions of lasers.