Frostbitten Flamingoes

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Flying the wrong way due to “unusual climactic conditions,” four different flamingoes flapped their way into Siberia last week.

Great Topic.

What are those floaty things in your eye?

Imagining a Mars 3.5 to 4 billion years ago

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As the search for life on Mars continues, the Curiosity rover is gathering up more evidence for proof of some type of Martian existence.

This Is Your Spine on Texting

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All that looking down is equivalent to hanging a 60-pound weight around your neck.

“Parts of the brain that have never connected, suddenly join together.”

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This is your brain on ‘Magic’ mushrooms

The Cutest Remote-Controlled Car. Ever.

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Instead of just walking into a flock of emperor penguins to identify those birds tagged with RFID chips, researchers in the Antarctic drive this adorable lil’ remote controlled dude into the huddles, so that the penguins won’t get stressed.

Turbulence

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

“Pay attention, this is an important experience that is worth remembering.”

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Having A.D.H.D. characteristics in the Paleolithic era made you a success. Now, in the instant gratification-heavy 21st century, those carrying traits of this novelty-seeking behavior need to—in a sense—become digital nomads to be effective and keep their surrounding world interesting.

Illustration by Matt Leines

Square-Dance Style

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The first act of sex on earth happened about 385 million years ago between two primitive bony fish in an ancient Scottish lake. The fish did it sideways—like two square dancers—rubbing their genitalia together like cheese graters

The Affected

A Brief History of Melancholy

“My mum told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there. I believed her.”

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After complaining to physicians about abdominal pain, doctors found a sprouting potato deep inside a 22-year-old Colombian girl, which she had been using as some type of backwoods contraception device. Apparently, Mother does not always know best.

100.4 inches

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The size of this year’s “giant’s penis” blossom at the University of Basel’s botanical garden. Officially known as the titan arum or “corpse flower,” the plant is native to the rainforests of Sumatra and is the largest flower in the plant kingdom. This is the third time that this specific flower has blossomed in its 20 years of cultivation in Basel, and is the biggest yet.

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