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    7 Weird Things You Never Knew About Freckles

    From the droves of natural specks we collected during the summer as kids to the faux ones we draw on because the runways inspire us to, freckles are always a fascinating subject to broach. Here, find a slew of things you probably didn’t know about the sun-induced specks. 1. There are two different kinds of […] More

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    Some Parts of Body Stay ‘Alive’ After Death, Evidence Suggests

    Even after someone is declared dead, life continues in the body, suggests a surprising new study with important implications. Gene expression — when information stored in DNA is converted into instructions for making proteins or other molecules — actually increases in some cases after death, according to the new paper, which tracked postmortem activity and […] More

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    How Do You Move an Entire City?

    Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, is sinking. In fact, by 2050, most of its structures will have collapsed into the iron mines below it. So engineers have embarked upon an ambitious project to move Kiruna—along with its 20,000 residents—two miles to the east. A new documentary explains exactly how they plan to do it. […] More

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    Fingernails on a Chalkboard: Why This Sound Gives You the Shivers

    If you’re like most people, you probably can’t stand the sound of fingernails scraping across a blackboard. You’re probably cringing just thinking about it. This ear-piercing noise is so universally disliked, perhaps it’s no surprise that dozens of scientists have researched why it evokes such a visceral reaction. Overall, research shows that this ear-splitting noise […] More

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    Happy Elephant Day! Did you know these fun facts?

    Elephants are the largest land animals in the world. The largest elephant on record was an adult male African elephant. It weighed about 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall at the shoulder! Elephants can live to be over 70 years old. Only one mammal can’t jump — the elephant. The average weight for an [...]