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New fracking wells are using hundreds of times more water than their predecessors

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The weirdest things we learned this week: bone flutes, zebra carriages, and laughing gas parties

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Humans are genetically linked to bananas

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Deadly collapse in Italy turns spotlight onto aging bridges around the world

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The weirdest things we learned this week: skin-peeling soup, secret drug toilets, and a chlorinated ocean

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The secret origins of blue diamonds are finally coming to the surface

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Mud at the bottom of a Mexican lake holds secrets about the Maya empire’s demise

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What we know about the new head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

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The weirdest things we learned this week: art made from human skin, solving a 17th-century thought experiment, and detachable sex organs

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Did scientists discover a new shape? Well, first we have to define ‘shape.’ Also, ‘new.’

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8 books to read on your beach vacation

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How jumping genes hijack their way into the next generation of babies

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PopSci Kids team up with the Teen Titans to learn all about lasers

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The first underwater film was lost for decades—until now

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Hurricanes may have made these lizards better huggers

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The weirdest things we learned this week: Curing syphilis with malaria, ejecting bears from planes, and discovering new beer yeasts

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To understand fossils, scientists are baking their own

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Strange ways to die | Popular Science

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I squeezed through a 7-inch passage to find ancient humans

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Dr. Seuss might have written the Lorax after seeing these creatures in Kenya

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