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  Presidentiality: ‘Revenge!’

Why do we cheer for the death penalty? After an incident at a recent Republican debate, Presidentiality looks back at thousands of years of evolution, to understand why human beings get off on retribution.

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Photo: Room for more

Millions of reasons to watch where you step.

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Girls win big at Google science fair

Google announced the winners of its first science fair this week — with girls taking

Girls took home the top prizes at the Google’s first science fair, serving as a much-needed reminder of the importance of encouraging talented girls and women to stay in a field where they have been historically underrepresented.

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If we erase our memories, do we erase ourselves?

Scientists announced this week that they have found a way to erase memories. But would such a procedure change who we are?

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Climate scientists prepare for new attacks after GOP wins

Climate scientists are preparing for new attacks from Republicans. But they don’t all agree on the right approach.

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Photo: Lapping it up

Those raspy cat tongues perform some tricky maneuvers.

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Photo: Happy Belated Birthday, Carl!

Yesterday was Carl Sagan’s birthday, but instead of trying to sum up the late astronomer’s many accomplishments, we’ve decided to share a bit of trivia instead.

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Photo: One giant leap for robots

Robonaut 2 will be tweeting about his adventures aboard the International Space Station.

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Photo: Sneezin’ in the rain

Rainy days, more than Mondays, get this newly discovered monkey species down. It gets raindrops in its upturned nostrils.

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