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The village where little girls turn into boys at age 12

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them.

Nasa’s ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano

Yellowstone explodes roughly every 600,000 years, and it is about 600,000 years since it last exploded, which should cause us to sit up and take notice.

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Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering

We found that cycling to work was associated with a 41% lower risk of dying overall compared to commuting by car or public transport. Cycle commuters had a 52% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 40% lower risk of dying from cancer. They also had 46% lower risk of developing heart disease and a 45% lower risk of developing cancer at all.

How to safely enjoy the 2017 solar eclipse, a buyer’s guide for normal people

image of jupiter's south pole

How Ants Figured Out Farming Millions of Years Before Humans

So when we’re all toiling for our ant overlords in their underground fungus farms, let’s remember they beat us fair and square

U of T professor Geoffrey Hinton hailed as guru of new computing era

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Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

> Inspector Horn has managed to piece together a remarkably detailed picture of what befell the Iceman on that fateful day around 3300 B.C., near the crest of the Ötztal Alps.

Could Probiotics Replace Prozac?

Study shows mouse depression can be eased with yogurt

NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery

Ultra-cool dwarf alert!

The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it.

Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Hidden Continent Under New Zealand

Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia — and they are calling it Zealandia.