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Science and research continue to be what pushes us forward as a society, the basic evolution of which is complex but educational and incredibly fascinating at the same time. These articles delve into everything from environmental inventions to sustainable discoveries and much more.

Cold Saurus: 5 Amazing Dinosaurs of Antarctica

Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth... ALL of it, even the once-lush continent of Antarctica. These terrible lizards once marched where today only penguins dare.

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Hot Rock Stars: 9 Retail Items Made From Meteorites

There's a heavenly assortment of meteorite products available for sale, so stop wishing on a falling star and whip out your wallets instead!

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Most Intriguing Mummies: X Perfectly Preserved Human Bodies

Found all over the world, the perfectly preserved bodies that are were either deliberately or naturally mummified give us a rare glimpse of ancient people.

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Hot Spots: Earth's 5 Most Naturally Radioactive Places

The Earth boasts five natural radioactive “hot spots” occupied by thriving populations oblivious (until now) to the high levels of radiation surrounding them.

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Headless Robotic Mules Carry Cargo for U.S. Military

The LS3 is a headless robotic mule that can reduce the load on soldiers in the field, carrying 400 pounds of gear and following voice commands.

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Political Animals: Species Named For President Obama

Recently discovered species of lichen, fish, spiders and even an extinct lizard have all been named for America's 44th president, Barack Obama.

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Frost Flowers Bloom on the Surface of the Arctic Sea

Beautiful photographs taken in the Arctic Ocean show ice formations called frost flowers 'blooming' on the surface of the sea.

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Armed & Fabulous: The World’s 8 Most Amazing Squids

If you're a sucker for strangeness, read on! These 8 amazing squids span the globe's oceans while expanding the envelope of any cabinet of curiosities.

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The Golden Spiral: Complex Geometries in Nature

The golden spiral can be found in nature in unexpected places - like hurricanes, galaxies, succulent plants, sunflowers and the human ear.

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Kelp Constructs: Could Seaweed Replace Paper and Plastic?

Designer Julia Lohmann creates lamps, hats and other objects using kelp, a sustainable seaweed that could potentially replace plastic in some applications.

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Twisted Sisters: Amazing Tortoiseshell Cats & Kittens

Beautiful black & orange Tortoiseshell Cats are fast emerging as one of the most popular cats around. Have you got the fortitude to own a cat with “tortitude”?

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Half Nots: 8 Amazing Gynandromorph Animals

Split personalities... and more! Gynandromorphism is a curious half-male, half-female condition noted in animals from butterflies to birds.

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Algae Innovations: 13 Alternative Bio-Energy Concepts

How many different ways can pond scum improve the world? These 13 concepts use algae as a sustainable biofuel and a natural way to clean the air and water.

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Shooting Star Show! 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower

Don't miss the 2012 Perseid meteor shower, which will be visible Saturday, August 11th through Monday, August 13th.

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Celebrity Creatures: 12 Over-The-Top Taxonomic Tributes

Welcome to “Name That Creature”, an adventure in pop culture where creative taxonomy knows virtually no limits and is bound by even fewer rules!

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