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Castaway Elvis Francois is attended by Colombian Navy members after he was rescued near the department of La Guajira, in the extreme north of Colombia. According to the Navy, the 47-year-old from Dominica said he had been adrift for 24 days in the Caribbean Sea after he was repairing a boat last December near the island of Sint-Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. Colombian Navy press office via AP hide caption

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Time is so much weirder than it seems

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An airline worker died on Saturday after being "ingested" into the engine of American Airlines Embraer aircraft, like the kind pictured here at the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport in Dallas in June 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Gregor Johann Mendel (1822 - 1884) the priest and botanist whose work laid the foundation of the study of genetics. Hulton Archive/Getty Images/ Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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Far from the Earth, time gets extremely weird. Black holes can cause it to stretch and even break down entirely. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Researchers say time is an illusion. So why are we all obsessed with it?

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Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control posted photos to Instagram of the toy unicorn and custom tag they plan to give to a local first-grader who requested permission to keep one in her yard. Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control via AP hide caption

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A girl asked if she could keep a unicorn in her yard. LA County gave her a license

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Illustration of DART, from behind the NEXT–C ion engine NASA/Johns Hopkins APL hide caption

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A cosplayer dressed as the Green Goblin poses for a photograph on arrival to attend the MCM Comic Con at the ExCeL exhibition center in London on Oct. 28. Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How 'goblin mode' became Oxford's word of the year

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Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams and Raul Julia as Gomez Addams in Addams Family Values. Paramount Pictures/Cinematic Collection/Alamy Stock Photo hide caption

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