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The Curious World of Medieval Copulation

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Upgrade Your Memory with a Surgically Implanted Chip

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Breakthrough in Process to Create Cancer-Killing Drugs

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Eye Transplant? Researchers 3D-Print First Human Cornea

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The Self-Made $4,000 Suit and the Benefits of Exchange

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The British Used to Import Ice to Manage India's Heat

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New Algorithm Predicts Patient Survival in Intensive Care

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Permaculture Brings Prosperity to Areas in Rural Ethiopia

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Deaths from Cancer Continue to Decline Worldwide

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Private Philanthropy Promotes Human Wellbeing

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Microsoft's Latest Text-to-Speech AI Generates Realistic Speech

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Luckily There Is No Mental Illness Epidemic

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Self-Driving Trucks Begin Mail Delivery Test for U.S. Postal Service

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Ridley: The Future of Food Production

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Hans Rosling Predicts End of Poverty by 2030

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New Seafood Substitute Tastes as Fishy as It Sounds

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The Dangerous History of Train Yards

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'Pumping Heart Patch' Ready for Human Use

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New Treatment Could Offer Hope to Men with Incurable Cancer

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$1,500 Sandwich Illustrates How Exchange Raises Living Standards

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Pinker: Why Humans Are Far Better Than You Think

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Advanced Nuclear Reactors May Be Here Sooner Than Many Imagined

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First Genetically Modified Animal Cleared for Human Consumption

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The Truth about the “Golden Age” of Flying

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Human Ingenuity and the Future of Food

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Genetically Modified Fungus Kills 99 Percent of Malaria Mosquitoes

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World Record for Smallest Surviving Infant Thanks to Medical Tech

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New Compound Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

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Scientists Were Able to Keep Cells Alive in the Brains of Dead Pigs

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Technology: the Great Job-Creating Machine

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The Surprising and Forgotten History of London's Coffeehouses

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Would You Survive in a Different Historical Era?

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SpaceX Launches 60 High-Speed Internet Satellites

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Months of Motionless Milk-Drinking Were Once Used to “Cure” the Sick

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Extreme Poverty's End May Be in Sight

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Artificial Photosynthesis Uses Gold to Turn CO2 into Liquid Fuel

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Driverless Cars Could Speed up Journeys by One Third

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In Georgian England Cudgelling Matches Were a Popular Pastime

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Dried Gut Bacteria Could Tackle Dementia, Parkinson's and Cancer

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The Modern Miracle of Air-Conditioning

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What Life Was Really like in Medieval Castles

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Using a Smartphone to Detect Kids' Ear Infections

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33 Unusual Old Remedies From Throughout History

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Scientists on a Race to Find a Universal Antivenom

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Some Perspective on What We Have to Be Thankful For

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The House That Was Built by Robots

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Scientists Developing Drugs to Stop Tumors Resisting Treatment

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The Peculiar Medieval Recipes for Toothpaste

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“The economist Julian Simon ran the numbers and made the case for human beings as assets. His “Simon Abundance Index” measures the availability of resources relative to population and finds that with more people there are more resources,&am

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Pioneering Therapy Could Repair Deadly Heart Attack Damage

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Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Fad in 16th-Century France

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Human Lifespan Could Pass 100 Years Thanks to New Medical Tech

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The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running

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When Infants in Incubators Were a Sideshow Attraction

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How Genetically Engineered Viruses Prolonged a Teenager's Life

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Social Media Effect “Tiny” in Teenagers, Large Study Finds

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Researchers Making Progress in Finding Cure for Lyme Disease

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Air Conditioning Could Help Stop Climate Change

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Britain Trials World's First Aircraft without Wing Flaps