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Possible Pyramids Discovered From Space

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Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Syphilis'

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Are Math Skills Built In To The Human Brain?

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Shoppers crowd a narrow street outside Tsukiji market in Tokyo on Dec. 31, 2010. Japan has relatively tight social rules. And that makes sense, according to researchers. When people are squeezed together, they have an incentive to cooperate. Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Of War And Kisses: How Adversity Shapes Culture

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Nature's Secret: Why Honey Bees Are Better Politicians Than Humans

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Learning juicy details about someone can change the way you see them — literally, according to a new study. August Darwell/Getty Images hide caption

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Psst! The Human Brain Is Wired For Gossip

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The Optics Of Setting Leaves Aflame

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Struggling To Contain A Rising Mississippi

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A patient participates in a brain-computer interface study. By placing an array of sensors directly on the brain and connecting them to a computer, researchers are able to decode brain signals into meaningful information, including some words. American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletins hide caption

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Mind Reading: Technology Turns Thought Into Action

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