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How the ankylosaurus dino got its mighty, Thor-like hammer-tail

The ankylosaur boasted a clubbed tail strong enough to break bones. Here's how a dinosaur developed into one bad herbivore you don't want to mess with.

By September 1, 2015

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Marijuana might not be shrinking your brain after all, study says

Decreased brain volume in pot users may have more to do with genetic predisposition than casual use, a study says. Is that why stoners remember what time "SpongeBob SquarePants" airs?

By August 28, 2015

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Shell-less ancestor of turtles revealed through holes in its head

A 260 million-year-old fossil has been determined to be the oldest ancestor of turtles found to date, revealing something about the reptile's mysterious past.

By September 2, 2015

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Ten minutes of eye contact leads to hallucinations, monster sightings

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. A recent study says staring through those windows a little too long can lead to some strange sightings.

By August 19, 2015

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Hangry Redditor rage-quits cat cafe: All enter Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford Dictionary welcomes a swarm of new entries, including matcha, mecha, subreddit and manic pixie dream girl.

By August 26, 2015

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Blue whale shows great comedic timing in this video

A clip from an upcoming live BBC and PBS show called "Big Blue Live" captures footage of a blue whale at the most hilarious time possible. Can a whale get a rimshot up in here?

By August 19, 2015

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Is this the first flower that ever bloomed?

A freshwater plant from the Cretaceous era has been identified as one of the first ever flowering plants.

By August 18, 2015

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Want to win a woman's heart? Fill her belly with food

Women are more likely to pick up on romantic cues when they feel sated, a new study says. It probably doesn't hurt if you also pick up the check.

By August 17, 2015

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Critically endangered ferrets reproduced using 20-year-old sperm

A near-extinct species has been reinvigorated with fresh genetic material donated by a male that has been dead for 20 years.

By August 16, 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