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We finally know why wombats poop cubes

Animals An engineer finally got the scoop on square poop. Everyone knows wombat poop is square, but until now, no one knew why...

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Here are the best Black Friday deals currently on the internet

Gadgets This list will be updated through Cyber Monday. Despite retailers overeager advertising—which now seems to stretch Black Friday all the way to Nov. 1...

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14 host and hostess gifts that will save you this holiday season

Gift Guides What to give someone before overstaying your welcome. You're a grown-up, so you know you should bring holiday hosts a nice gift. B...

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California's wildfire air pollution can be measured in cigarettes

Health Particulates in the air from wildfires make going outside a health risk for many Californians. After tearing through entire towns, burning over 10,000 h...

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The air quality in San Francisco is so bad, being there for a day is like smoking 10 cigarettes

Health Particulates in the air from wildfires make going outside a health risk for many Californians. After tearing through entire towns, burning over 10,000 h...

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Science stories to save you from awkward Thanksgiving conversations

Science Avoid politics with newts, mice, dogs, and more This Thanksgiving, try these wacky, wonderful, and weird science stories from the past year to steer th...

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Last week in tech: Underground tunnels, sad Facebook execs, and Black Friday prep

Technology Black Friday is almost here. Read this in your tent while you wait for the doorbusters. Catch up on your tech news while you're waiting for c...

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Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

America's next robot rover will be sent to a 50km-wide depression that once had water running through it...

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How to make perfect pie crust with the power of science

DIY You might need some booze before you're done—trust us. All the scientific tips and tricks you need to make perfect, delicious, flakey pie crust on...

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Science decor that will actually look good in your house

Science Nerdy art doesn't have to look dorky. These prints don't just say "I'm a nerd," they also sa...

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Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings

Scientists discover how the marsupials are the only known species producing cube-shaped faeces...

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How to stay healthy on your next germ-filled flight

DIY Don't get sick on the plane. Packing a bunch of people into a confined airplane cabin during cold and flu season is a recipe for the sniffles. Here&...

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Your guide to a Thanksgiving dinner without food waste

Environment Enjoy the day without killing the planet. Even if you’ve spent the entire year cutting down on plastic, eating less red meat, and conserving wate...

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Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues...

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Attenborough agreed with decision to save penguins' lives

The Dynasties crew took a rare decision to intervene when a group of stranded emperor penguins faced death...

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UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

British industry will build new spacecraft for telecoms operator Eutelsat's flagship TV distribution network...

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Smartphones aren’t designed for seniors, but these tweaks make them more accessible

DIY Bigger text, hands-free controls, and read-aloud options. For people with shaky hands or visual impairments, smartphones are fraught with blurry text and h...

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Palm oil: One woman's fight to save 'the last place on Earth'

Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist...

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How to eat healthy when the munchies strike

DIY Keep snacking under control. A desire to eat well can’t stand up against the munchies, a marijuana-induced craving for unhealthy foods. Here’s how to c...

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