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Chew On This: Slicing Meat Helped Shape Modern Humans

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Laury Sacks and her husband, Eric. The actress and writer developed frontotemporal dementia in her late 40s and died in 2008 at age 52. Courtesy of Eric Sacks hide caption

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Courtesy of Eric Sacks

Headlamps make cold nights cozier, but leave the fuel-burning lanterns and stoves outside. Gopal Vijayaraghavan/Flickr hide caption

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Whether or not you'll someday get cancer or any disease can feel like a roll of hundreds of dice. Calculating the odds --€” and knowing what they mean --€” is tricky. Katie Harbath/Flickr hide caption

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Buzz, Georgia Tech's mascot, wasn't the only bug in the students' midst last fall. An outbreak of bacterial pneumonia sickened at least 83 in what the CDC called the largest known outbreak at a university in 35 years. Collegiate Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The bite of a cobra can paralyze its victims and, if enough venom is released, fatally stop their breathing. It's estimated that more than 75 percent of patients in India who die from a snake's bite never make it to the hospital. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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