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Snake fossil with four legs just wants a hug

The discovery of a fossil of a snake with four legs suggests that the modern-day reptiles evolved from digging, rather than swimming, ancestors.

By July 23, 2015

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14,000-year-old tooth shows oldest (and probably most painful) form of dentistry

A molar found in northern Italy shows that people practiced dental repair way back in the Paleolithic era. Unfortunately for them, novocaine and nitrous oxide wouldn't be available until much, much later.

By July 18, 2015

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Could 'Harry Potter'-like invisibility cloaks really exist?

Scientists and researchers are actively working on ways to make cloaking devices reality. A new video from the American Chemical Society shows us how.

By July 24, 2015

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CNET's top tips on getting stunning travel photos

Going somewhere nice? Make sure you read our guide for the best tips on how to come back with gorgeous pictures.

By July 21, 2015

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Jimmy Fallon raises awareness about horrifying injury called ring avulsion

The Tonight Show host talks about his bout with ring avulsion, a finger injury that looks and sounds like something from a horror movie. We Googled it so you don't have to and trust us, you don't want to either.

By July 16, 2015

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Buzz Pluto's tall peaks and frozen plains in NASA flyby video

NASA's New Horizons has sent back remarkable new images of the distant dwarf planet, but nothing captures the feel of Pluto quite like this new video.

By July 20, 2015

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'Sadness can be your friend,' says Pixar star Amy Poehler

Poehler, who voices the emotion Joy in "Inside Out," says the mental processes portrayed in the film have changed the way she thinks about her own consciousness.

By July 17, 2015

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Bacon-flavored seaweed is a thing now

Oregon State University researchers come up with a new breed of red marine algae that tastes like those sweet strips of delicious pig flesh.

By July 16, 2015

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Ancient bobcat buried with bear-tooth bling

A forgotten box on a museum shelf yields a surprising discovery from a 2,000-year-old tomb.

By July 6, 2015

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This flatworm stabs itself in the head to reproduce

When some flatworms can't find a mate, a new study says, they reproduce in a way that will make you thank the god of your choice you're not a flatworm.

By July 2, 2015