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What to get your friend who can burn almost anything

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The best digital presents to e-give this holiday season

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Gifts that are smelly, but in a good way

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Listen to the very first sounds recorded on Mars

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How to find or make the perfect emoji in any app

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He’s let thousands of insects bite and sting him—here’s what he’s learned

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Gifts for people you love, like, and tolerate

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The threat of climate change hasn’t curbed our carbon emissions—they’re at a record high

Environment We’re on track for a worst-case scenario. Global carbon emissions are on the rise again, despite rising productivity for renewable energy, and co...

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12 weird science facts to share with your family this holiday

Science A taxidermied man, a real-life Wolverine, and a professional farter. Sorry, flatulist. English philosopher Jeremy Bentham was taxidermied. The U.S. Air...

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Dust to dust: How Earth’s most advanced observatory is unraveling our origins

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It's possible to get too much sleep, but don't let that keep you up at night

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Gifts for people who look like they spend a lot of time outside (but are actually just from Brooklyn)

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The Titanic is now a photorealistic gaming experience

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How to get rid of lice

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MEGAPIXELS: This is a Martian selfie from the InSight lander

Space It can’t move, so it’d might as well take something for a spin. After a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, NASA’s InSight lander is stretching...

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